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Davison County Deputy Doug Kirkus, right, writes down a few final remarks after a fatal accident between a school bus and motorcycle. The 29-year-old motorcycle driver was killed Aug. 31, 1983, after colliding with the side of an Ethan school bus on Highway 37 south of Mitchell. (Daily Republic file photo)

1980s crime: From 8-tracks to stun guns

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EDITOR'S NOTE: This is the third story in a series about the 1980s in the Mitchell area and the decade's impact on modern life. Further stories will be published periodically in future editions. 


When Gary Kingsbury knocked on the door in the 1980s, it usually meant the party was over.

"The kids were always running, trying to get away," he said.

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