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Mitchell’s YWCA is expanding its programming and has reopened after remodeling in 2013. “2014 is going to be pretty big for us,” said Christine Perkins, office manager. Throughout 2013, the...
The 1980s brought the demise of the traditional downtown atmosphere for Mitchell’s Main Street. Early in the decade, it bustled with businesses like Woolworth’s, JCPenney, cafes, clothing stores and drug...
Students in Hallie Tate’s fourth-grade class at L.B. Williams Elementary School in Mitchell enjoyed pizza after a presentation explaining how wheat, hogs and milk all contribute to making pizza to...
Schools across the area closed early Tuesday as a band of winter weather passed through southeastern South Dakota. Wet, heavy snow fell in Mitchell from 8 a.m. to about 3 p.m. dumping 3.4 inches, according to the National Weather Service.
GREGORY -- A Gregory woman who was accused of embezzling from a local grain elevator pleaded guilty Monday to embezzlement, altering corporate records and forgery. Melissa Vosika, 30, was the business manager of the Gregory Farmers Elevator and was accused in December 2012 of stealing more than $17,000 from the business between May and September of 2012.
Dr. Richard Honke, a physician at Avera St. Benedict in Parkston, spoke to a small group at Ideal Body Weight Loss Center in Mitchell Monday about his experience shedding pounds...
A Mitchell man received a suspended imposition of sentence Tuesday for a rape conviction. Dustin Chernotik, 19, appeared in court at the Davison County Public Safety Center. He pleaded guilty to fourth-degree rape in January, which means the victim was between 13 and 16 years old and the perpetrator is more than three years older than the victim.
A Mitchell man was sentenced Tuesday to 10 years in prison for having sexual contact with a child younger than 16. Peter McKeen, 42, pleaded guilty to the conviction in January. He admitted earlier in court to touching a young girl for his own sexual gratification between Oct. 1 and Nov. 1.
Terry Koch had one of his good days Thursday after kidney dialysis. He was at Cornerstone Coffee House & Deli with a smile on his face and a happy heart. Around noon Thursday, Terry and Gwenda Koch received good news -- their teams of doctors gave the go-ahead to reschedule surgery for Gwenda to give Terry one of her kidneys. "It's probably the most important thing I'll ever do," Gwenda said, choking up as she smiled at Terry.
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.