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ARMOUR -- A convicted murderer claims DNA testing has proven he was not at the scene of a Delmont man's death in 1985. Lewis Ashker, who was convicted in 1986 of murdering Jerry Plihal, attended a court proceeding Wednesday at the Douglas County Courthouse in Armour. Judge Bruce Anderson presided and Deputy Attorney General Bob Mayer participated telephonically.
Two men were arrested Feb. 20 for attempting to steal money from a Pepsi machine at Mitchell High School. Jason Toulouse, 36, of Mitchell, and William Leith, 31, of Whitewood, were both arrested for attempted third-degree burglary, which carries a maximum five-year prison term and a $10,000 fine.
Classes will be in session today at Mitchell Technical Institute after crews repaired a broken sprinkler system. Students were notified abruptly Monday that classes were canceled due to a broken pipe. Around 11:30 a.m., water began leaking from the third floor of the Campus Center above the library. "A bunch of us were standing in the atrium area and heard something," said Julie Brookbank, MTI director of marketing and communication. They soon realized it was running water. "It got bad really fast," she said.
A former Mitchell man convicted of voting twice in the June 2013 election will keep his insurance license -- for now at least. Craig Guymon, 55, now of Platte, owns an insurance agency and was scheduled for a hearing Feb. 28 with the state Office of Hearing Examiners. The hearing was canceled, said Larry Deiter, assistant director of the state Division of Insurance. "A final decision is pending from the Office of Hearing Examiners," Deiter said. "Until we get the notice or decision, I won't know for sure why the hearing was canceled."
Tiffany Fraser speaks out, wants to help others after returning from eight months of intensive treatment.
A 58-year-old man’s body was found Thursday morning in a parking lot near the Corn Palace in Mitchell, according to police. Chief of Public Safety Lyndon Overweg said a passerby...
A Mitchell woman is suing a local doctor for malpractice. The lawsuit says Kimberly Young, of 309 E. 11th Ave., Mitchell, visited Dr. Ronald Anderson May 13, 2011. Anderson found a small blood clot from endometriosis -- a condition in which cells from the uterus lining appear and grow outside the uterus. On May 14, 2011, Anderson surgically removed the endometriosis. Young claims she immediately suffered significant pain after surgery, but claims Anderson assured her everything was fine.
Mitchell's fire department is now on Twitter. Assistant Fire Chief Paul Morris said Monday the Mitchell Fire Division will now use the social media site to keep the public more informed about emergencies, happenings at the division and fire safety. Its handle is (at)MitchellFireEMS. "In today's society, people expect information now," he said. "And they expect it to be accurate. We think this will be a good tool to use to spread information."
Although Charlie Bailey said he’s working to scale back what he repairs, he is willing to fix nearly anything a customer brings in.
Walgreens noticed discrepancies in its drug count “several times over a long period of time.”