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A jury trial has been demanded in a civil complaint against the city of Mitchell and former Mayor Ken Tracy. Steven Koch, who was offered the position as Corn Palace director in 2014, filed a civil complaint against the city and its mayor for five counts of alleged unlawful behavior. According to court documents, legal counsel for both parties had a phone conversation on July 2 to discuss the details of the case. The attorneys discussed deadlines for the court proceedings, including deadlines for disclosure of expert witnesses and any additional motions that may be made before a jury trial.
The Mitchell Fire Division is notifying residents and the surrounding area that the haze and smoke smell in the air is from wildfires in Canada. Reports from Canada say it is one of the worst seasons for wildfires ever, with nearly 300 wildfires combined in three provinces of British Columbia, Alberta and Saskatchewan. Mitchell Fire Marshal Marius Laursen said the haze is heavy enough to cause some irritation for people who have a sensitivity to smoke, asthma or outdoor allergies. "Those people might want to have a mask on or stay indoors," Laursen said. Laursen said a change in wind direc
The Mitchell Fire Division is notifying residents and the surrounding area that the haze and smoke smell in the air is from wildfires in Canada. Reports from Canada say it...
The Davison County Commission will hold its first reading for the proposed wheel tax resolution. The commission meets in regular session 9 a.m. Tuesday at the Davison County North Offices in Mitchell. The commissioners have supported a wheel tax resolution that would charge $5 per wheel of motor vehicles, up to 12 wheels.
Harold E. Parker, Mill Creek, Wash., formerly of Mitchell, will celebrate his 95th birthday on Sunday, July 5. His family requests a card shower. Greetings may be sent to 14905 Bothell-Everett Hwy 122, Mill Creek, Wash., 98012.
Hannah Studenberg and Zachary Buchmann were married on Saturday, June 20, at Zion Lutheran Church with the Rev. Jerry Troester officiating. Parents of the couple are Mike and Carrie Hendrickson and David and Teresa Buchmann, all of Mitchell. Maid of honor was Sam Beinlick. Bridesmaid was Abigail Buchmann. Flower girl was Sophie Hendrickson. Best man was John Lefferts. Groomsman was Jayden Nickerson.
List of regional Fourth of July events Alexandria: The annual Lake Hanson/Jim Schmidt Fun Run will be held, which starts and ends at the Lake Hanson spillway. Registration begins at 8 a.m. Carthage: The Carthage Fireman's Dinner will be held Saturday. The meal runs from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Fire Hall and fireworks take place at dark at Lake Carthage. Canova: Baseball and softball will be played all day Saturday in Canova, starting at 9 a.m., with youth games leading up to the amateur baseball game between Canova and Salem at 7 p.m.
WAGNER — A Wagner ambulance that had its emergency lights activated and transporting a patient was struck by a semi truck that failed to stop at an intersection Thursday morning eight miles east of Wagner. Six people were involved in the crash — two men in the semi truck and four women in the ambulance, and all were wearing seat belts, according to South Dakota Department of Public Safety Spokesman Tony Mangan. One of the ambulance passengers, Phyllis Wurtz, 48, a family member of the patient being transported from Wagner Community Memorial Hospital to Sioux Falls, was sitting in
A look at news from around the region, as reported by weekly newspapers: Colome LIBRARY CLOSES ON MAIN STREET: The Tripp County commissioners have voted to close the Colome branch of the Tripp County Library. That decision was made during their June 23 meeting.
No one was injured in a three-vehicle accident Wednesday afternoon in Mitchell. Mitchell Police Officer Kelly Loudenburg said Lynn Foster-Naser, a 54-year-old from Mount Vernon, was southbound in the west entry driving toward the Walmart parking lot around 4:50 p.m. when her vehicle was struck. Doris Case, an 89-year-old from Mitchell, was eastbound in a 1994 Volkswagon Jetta at the intersection, when she failed to yield at the stop sign and struck the front end of the 2006 Chevy Cobalt Foster-Naser was driving.