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Wanema Wieczorek said she was destined to use her musical talents for the glory of God. " 'My heavenly father knew me when I was in my mother's womb, and He named me.' That's straight from the Word," Wieczorek said. Wanema is a Cherokee Indian name that means "singing grass." Wieczorek's mother had a Cherokee Indian girl helping her in Oklahoma just before Wieczorek was born.
An 8-year-old boy was clipped by a car Wednesday morning while he was in a crosswalk headed to Gertie Belle Rogers Elementary School. According to police, Kaelie Fuoss, 17, of...
A sad love story for one person will help spread some Christmas cheer for others after an anonymous note and engagement ring was dropped in a Salvation Army Red Kettle last week in Mitchell. Unbeknownst to bellringers at Cabela's in Mitchell, one person walked by and slipped a $10 bill into a kettle.
An American Indian driving south of Winner is about to crash. The vehicle rolls into the north ditch, just on the other side of Winner tribal housing, about a quarter-mile south of town. Tripp County law enforcement arrives on scene to discover the victim had been drinking and driving. Before they can arrest the man for DUI, he scampered to the south side of 279th Street, to Rosebud tribal land -- beyond the authority of Tripp County officials. "That has happened several times," said Tripp County Sheriff Chip Schroeder.
HOWARD — A Howard man is now facing three felonies after DNA evidence linked him to a 2012 burglary. Shane Muth, 37, was arrested Tuesday and is charged with second-degree burglary, grand theft and intentional damage to property for his ties to a 2012 break-in at Maroney's Bar in Howard. He is being held at Lake County Jail. Court documents state that lottery machines and safes were damaged during a break-in, and money was taken from the machines and one safe.
A Mitchell man was seriously injured in a crash early Saturday morning in Hanson County. Justin Iburg, 24, was driving north on 416th Avenue, a paved road that crosses the James River, west of Alexandria in Hanson County. Around 2:30 a.m., Iburg's vehicle drifted off the west side of the road and struck a metal guard rail, said Hanson County Sheriff Randy Bartlett. "In the process of the collision, the driver's-side door was torn off the vehicle," Bartlett said.
With a quick look at Maggie, a 5-year-old yellow labrador retriever, one would think she's a calm, friendly house dog who loves to get her belly scratched. But there's one clue that shows she's different than your normal, cuddly canine. Her collar reads "accelerant detection K-9." In short, she's an arson dog. Maggie is partnered with Chris Konrad, a South Dakota Division of Criminal Investigation (DCI) agent in Mitchell.
Three men have been sentenced for federal counterfeiting convictions and two of the three have pleaded guilty to drug charges. Chaz Stewart, 21, of Yorba Linda, Calif., pleaded guilty Monday in federal court to possessing a counterfeit $50 bill, which he knew was falsely made, forged and counterfeited, with intent to defraud. Zane Goodbeau, 60, of Kimball, and John Laubach, 43, of Kimball, each pleaded guilty to and were sentenced for counterfeiting $100, $50 and $20 bills, with intent to defraud. The three men were arrested in August in Brule County after business owners in Chamberlain and
The Davison County Commission passed a resolution Tuesday for eight new speed limit signs and a "children at play" sign to be posted in a residential area west of the Highway 37 bypass in Mitchell. Planning & Zoning Administrator Jeff Bathke brought the issue to the commissioners at their regular meeting at the Davison County Courthouse in Mitchell. Bathke said a resident who lives on Fourth Avenue was concerned about people driving too fast near his home. "He has small children and would like to have a sign there," Bathke said.
GREGORY -- A Gregory woman was sentenced Monday to three years in prison for stealing from the Gregory Farmers Elevator. Judge Kathleen Trandahl sentenced Melissa Vosika, 30, to five years in the South Dakota Women's Prison, but suspended two years, for the conviction of altering corporate records, said Sandy Steffen, prosecuting attorney. Vosika, who was sentenced at Gregory County Courthouse, also received two, two-year prison sentences for a forgery conviction and an attempted embezzlement conviction.