The Daily Republic
FREEMAN — One person was arrested for allegedly starting a fire on Monday that destroyed a house south of Freeman. Joslynn Rabb, 27, of Sioux Falls, was arrested for reckless burning and taken into custody at the Yankton County Jail, according to Hutchinson County Deputy Dan Schulte. “The house was total loss,” Schulte said.
LESTERVILLE — One person died in an early-morning crash Friday morning north of Lesterville. At 1:04 a.m., a 31-year-old male was driving a 2005 Chrysler Pacifica eastbound on 295th Street near the road’s intersection with 435th street when he lost control of the vehicle, according to the South Dakota Highway Patrol. The vehicle rolled and a 24-year-old passenger was pronounced dead at the scene. He was not wearing a seat belt.
Several area school districts held programs this week honoring veterans in anticipation of Veterans Day, which is Saturday. Submitted photos from area schools are included in this gallery.
YANKTON (AP) — A grievance hearing is set over the Yankton Police Department's firing of its animal control officer in July. The Yankton Daily Press & Dakotan reports that the hearing before the South Dakota Department of Labor and Regulation is scheduled for Friday.
A Fulton man has been identified as the victim of a fatal crash on Saturday in Hanson County. Robert Bender, 57, was traveling on 247th Street, near the intersection of 414th Avenue at approximately 1:05 a.m., seven miles northeast of Mitchell, when he lost control of the vehicle he was driving, according to officials.
Wagner sophomore Grant Namminga gets his head shaved during a pep rally at the school on Friday afternoon. Namminga challenged the community on Thursday, saying if residents raised $500 by the next day to be given to the Wagner Cancer Society, he would shave his head. The community raised more than $6,000, and Namminga followed through on his head shaving promise, as did nine others: Neil Goter, John Tyler, Curtis Jensen, Chancy Hanson, Evan Papousek, Riley Kirwan, Mike Koupal, Jarod DeBey and John Orsborn. (Submitted photo)
BRANDON — After placing first at the Pursuit of Excellence Marching Competition in Iowa last week, the Mitchell High School marching band continued its success on Saturday. The marching band placed first in its class and recorded the second-highest score at the Big Sioux Review Marching Competition in Brandon. Mitchell’s score placed behind Sioux Falls Lincoln, a marching band with more than twice the number of students as Mitchell, according to Mitchell High School Band Director Ryan Stahle.
PARKSTON — Area soldiers will be welcomed home from a 10-month deployment next week. A welcome home ceremony will be held at 11:30 a.m. Sept. 30 at the Huron Arena for the 165 soldiers of the Huron-based 153rd Engineer Battalion and its Parkston-based Forward Support Company, according to the South Dakota National Guard. A community recognition event will be held for the Forward Support Company at 4 p.m. at Parkston High School.
A Mitchell man accused of stabbing a man to death pleaded not guilty to murder charges Tuesday at the Davison County Public Safety Center. Anthony Lewis, 49, was charged with first-degree and second-degree murder after allegedly stabbing a 30-year old man four times on Aug. 22 at a residence on East Second Avenue in Mitchell, according to an affidavit filed by Mitchell police. Lewis was originally arrested on the charge of first-degree manslaughter.
Mitchell police are asking for the public’s help in locating a suspect accused of stealing $1,000 from Pizza Ranch on Saturday night. According to the Mitchell Police Division, at approximately 11 p.m., Pizza Ranch, located on East Norway Avenue, was forcibly entered by an unknown individual, and more than $1,000 was taken from a safe.