MENNO — The Parkston Mudcats edged the Menno Mad Frogs 5-4 in 10 innings in an amatuer baseball contest on Sunday in Menno. Jeff Harris had a home run and a triple to lead the Mudcats, while Spencer Lucas had a double. Dillon Stadlman earned the win in relief, pitching six innings, allowing two earned runs off eight hits with nine strikeouts and six walks. For Menno, Cody Ulmer went 3-fot-5 with an RBI, while Dylan Lehr had two hits and an RBI. Ryan Liebl had a double and two RBIs.
Authorities have issued an arrest warrant for an 18-year-old man wanted for second-degree robbery at a Mitchell convenience store April 12.
The Jaguar Invitational track meet scheduled for Tuesday in Corsica has been canceled. The Mitchell High School track and field team's scheduled meet on Tuesday in Harrisburg has been canceled. Mitchell, which has yet to compete in an outdoor meet, is scheduled to compete at the Pierre Legion Relays on Friday in Pierre. The Mitchell Trap Club will not be open on Thursday and the Free Bird Night event has been postponed until April 26.
A look at news from around the region, as reported by weekly newspapers: Woonsocket STEICHEN HONORED FOR WWII SERVICE: Wayne Steichen, of Woonsocket, was recently presented a commemorative World War II medal by the South Dakota Department of Veterans Affairs. Steichen served in the Navy in the mid-1940s. His convoy of ships landed on the island of Okinawa and traversed the coastline of Japan. — Sanborn Weekly Journal Scotland
WINNER — A 19-year-old man was arrested for ingesting THC after police found him lying in the middle of a Winner road. Shortly before midnight on Jan. 23, Winner police officers were on patrol and witnessed a male fall down in the middle of the road and not get up, according to court documents. Officers approached the man, 19-year-old Dixon resident Talon Eagle Hawk, and as he stood up he allegedly smelled of alcohol and was swaying.
A Mitchell woman was arrested after allegedly breaking into her ex-boyfriend's apartment and breaking his television. Holly Fechner, 42, was charged with first-degree burglary and intentional property damage recently after entering a Mitchell residence without permission in the middle of the night, court documents state. At about midnight on May 27, Fechner entered her ex-boyfriend's Fourth Avenue apartment in Mitchell, where she knew he wasn't home, according to court documents.
A Mitchell man was indicted by a federal grand jury in October for assaulting, resisting and impeding a federal officer. According to the U.S. Department of Justice, 30-year-old Corey Johnson pled not guilty on Nov. 4 to forcibly assaulting, resisting, impeding, intimidating and interfering with a Bureau of Indian Affairs Officer Shane Spargur on Sept. 13 in Lower Brule by the use of physical contact. Johnson faces a maximum penalty of eight years in custody, a $250,000 fine, three years of supervised release and $100 to the Federal Crime Victims Fund if convicted.
KENNEBEC — A 28-year-old Lennox man was arrested for aggravated assault on Tuesday after brandishing a firearm at another driver on Interstate 90. According to Lyman County Sheriff Steve Manger, the sheriff's office received a report of a road rage incident in which the Lennox man "brandished a firearm" at another driver while both were driving eastbound on I-90 near Vivian. The report came in at approximately 1:30 p.m. and the Lennox driver was stopped by Lyman County Sheriff's officials and South Dakota Highway Patrol at 2:12 p.m. near Kennebec.
CHAMBERLAIN—Charges are pending against two drivers involved in a two-vehicle crash west of Chamberlain.
SIOUX FALLS — A Mitchell area softball team stepped up to the plate to win a state youth championship over the weekend in Sioux Falls. The 14-and-under Venom Sting, a Mitchell-area youth softball team went 6-0 and claimed the C Division state championship at the South Dakota ASA/USA Youth Fastpitch State Tournament at Sherman Park in Sioux Falls.