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MISSION — A Mission man was indicted by a federal grand jury for allegedly assaulting a law enforcement officer from the Rosebud Sioux Tribe. Quentin Provancial II, was indicted Dec. 13 following an Oct. 15 incident in which Provancial is accused of "assaulting, resisting, opposing, impeding and interfering" with the officer while he was engaged in his official duties, according to the U.S. Department of Justice. On the same day, Provancial allegedly assaulted a domestic partner and, at the time of the assault, already had two convictions of domestic abuse.
LOWER BRULE — A Lower Brule man was sentenced to 10 months in jail after a March altercation with a law enforcement officer. On March 19, 2016, an officer with the Bureau of Indian Affairs received a call reporting an assault took place at a Lower Brule residence. While in route to the call, the officer was informed the suspect, 32-year-old Johnny Walking Bull, had left the residence wearing a light blue jacket and blue jeans in a blue Dodge Durango, according to the U.S. Department of Justice.
PLATTE — Gary and Lisa Konechne, Platte, and Clayton and Julie Morgan, Lemmon, announce the engagement of their children Rebekah Ann Konechne and Timothy Clay Morgan. Rebekah is attending Lake Area Technical Institute, Watertown, for cosmetology and will graduate in spring 2017. Tim is also attending Lake Area Technical Institute to become a Butler Machinery Technician. He will graduate in May 2017.
Maynard Friederich, Mitchell, will celebrate his 85th birthday on Monday, Jan. 16. A card shower is requested. Greetings may be sent to 192 S. Harmon Drive, Mitchell, S.D. 57301.
Thelma Tastad, Mitchell, will celebrate her 90th birthday at an open house from 2 to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 21, at Wesley Acres, Mitchell. Her birthday in Jan. 20. Greetings may be sent to Wesley Acres, 1115 W. Havens Ave., Mitchell, S.D. 57301.
STICKNEY — Bill and Debbie Ernst, Stickney, will celebrate their 45th wedding anniversary on Sunday, Jan. 15. Their family requests a card shower. Greetings may be sent to 408 S. First Ave., Stickney, S.D. 57375.
A look at news from around the region, as reported by weekly newspapers: Wagner GUARD GALA NETS 9K: The second annual 155th Guard Gala, held on Saturday, raised $9,000 for the unit’s morale fund, more than doubling the total funds raised from the first event. The soldiers and their dates started the evening with a dinner, then attended the gala.
A Mitchell man was charged in late December with aggravated eluding for a vehicle chase that occurred in August. James Spino, 24, was charged with aggravated eluding stemming from an incident in which he allegedly drove through several stop signs and ran from police in Mitchell. On Aug. 14, a vehicle was allegedly spotted driving eastbound on Third Avenue, a one-way westbound street in Mitchell, in a Ford Explorer near the intersection with Rowley Street with its lights off.
LAKE ANDES — Two area men were charged in late December with taking 16 guns worth nearly $18,000 from a rural Lake Andes residence. Daniel Cranmer, 23, and Trevor Zephier, 24, both of Lake Andes, were charged with first-degree burglary and grand theft after taking the guns from a Lake Andes residence, court documents state.
BURKE — A Dallas man pleaded guilty to distributing methamphetamine to and having sexual contact with a minor. Donald Story, 51, pleaded guilty to the two charges Thursday at the Gregory County Courthouse in Burke, according to the South Dakota Attorney General’s Office. The charges stem from incidents that occurred between Feb. 1 and May 6 at Story’s residence in Dallas, in which he gave methamphetamine and performed sexual acts with a 14-year-old girl.