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.
SCOTLAND—Two people were elected to the Scotland School Board this week, as a result of Tuesday's election. Chad Odens received 253 votes, Shelly Konstanz received 230 votes and Patrick Bauder received 119 votes. Odens and Konstanz will each serve three-year terms. Bauder was defeated in his attempt for a seat on the board.
A number of Mitchell High School students were honored Tuesday during the annual awards assembly at MHS. Among the award winners were four MHS seniors who were presented with American Legion Citizenship Awards. For the boys, Ryan Solberg was the first-place winner and Austin Getty was the runner-up. For the girls, Shelby Riggs was the first-place winner and Johnna Jorgensen was the runner-up.
A new Pony Hills League champion will be crowned this season. With the folding of last year's league winner Wessington Springs (13-1 league record), several teams believe they have legitimate chances of capturing the regular-season title. After making a surprise run to the quarterfinals at last year's Class B state amateur baseball tournament, Plankinton hopes to sustain that momentum in 2016.
Mitchell High School girls golf, boys tennis, track and field and baseball coaches will be today's special guests at the Mitchell quarterback club meeting. The meeting starts at 7:30 p.m. today at The Depot Pub and Grill in Mitchell.