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These days, Earl Nebelsick has trouble hearing. Nebelsick, 81, was in the U.S. Army from 1953 to 1955, and worked as both an artilleryman and a paratrooper, though he was never deployed overseas. "When I got out they really did a poor job of checking the hearing," he said. Nebelsick, of Mitchell, recalled a hearing test he was given as he was leaving the Army.
Two 8-week-old puppies were stolen during a break-in shortly before 2 a.m. Tuesday at Ed's Pet World in Mitchell. Ed Anderson, the store's owner, said the thief -- who he calls the "puppy bandit" -- broke into the store through a back door not often used by employees and immediately headed for the cash register, which contained less than $50 in change, all of which was taken.
HURON -- Even with more than half the money raised in an effort to build a new 4-H exhibit hall at the South Dakota State Fairgrounds in Huron, those involved in the project know there's still a lot of work to be done. "It's work worth doing," said South Dakota Secretary of Agriculture Lucas Lentsch in an interview Tuesday with The Daily Republic. "The future of agriculture is embodied in this building." About $4 million will need to be raised to replace the rundown Clover Hall, which was torn down after last year's State Fair, with a new 46,910-square-foot exhibit hall.
Former Dollar Tree employees start their own business.
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PLANKINTON -- Jeremy Johnson has done a lot of explaining this week. Johnson, 35, is a farmer who lives between Mount Vernon and Plankinton, and about four miles north of...
HURON -- When sweeping reforms to South Dakota's criminal justice system were passed last year, Denny Kaemingk knew the task ahead was a daunting one. Kaemingk, secretary of the state Department of Corrections, has helped oversee the implementation of the vast reforms contained in Senate Bill 70, which became law last year. "We had a lot of staff members asking how we were going to be able to get this done," Kaemingk said. "Now, I just see the energy.
HURON -- After overdosing three times in a week, Brenda Grimm couldn't remember her own name. "The guilt and the shame was just too much," Grimm said. "I used enough to kill three people." After decades of using a variety of drugs -- alcohol, marijuana, cocaine, crack cocaine, methamphetamine and prescription drugs -- Grimm kicked her addictions in 2003.
WOONSOCKET -- The home of a Woonsocket woman who has been missing since November was vandalized Sunday evening, according to Sanborn County Sheriff Tom Fridley. Fridley, in an interview Tuesday with The Daily Republic, said an unknown person, or persons, spray-painted the front of a home where Rachel Cyriacks, 30, lived with her husband, Brad Cyriacks, on 11th Street in Woonsocket. One message written in spray paint reads "riverside forever." Fridley said another message "didn't describe the cops very nicely." Several items inside the home were broken, including a ceiling fan, light fixture
The Mitchell City Council is one step away from repealing the city's ban on texting while driving once a new statewide ban takes effect later this year. With a 4-2 vote, the council gave initial approval to repealing the city's ban on texting while driving, which has been in effect for nearly a year.