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A look at news from around the region, as reported by weekly newspapers: Geddes FARMERS UNION CAMP SLATED FOR MONDAY: The South Dakota Farmers Union on Monday will be in Geddes teaching youth about the history and importance of cooperatives. The event will be held at the multi-purpose building beginning at 1 p.m. It is free, and children ages 5 to 12 are encouraged to attend. — Charles Mix County News Chamberlain
Here are the five stories you need to know headed into Friday: 1. Another local lake in Alexandria is seeing plenty of success thanks in part to Lake Mitchell's blue-green glow. 2. There's a new business in the courtyard across the Corn Palace that sells cotton candy.
WINNER — A Witten man admitted to loading $9,000 worth of milo onto another person's vehicle without his supervisor's consent while working at an area grain elevator. William Whitaker, 54, pleaded guilty Thursday to grand theft by embezzlement, in which he transferred more than $9,000 worth of milo to another person while working at Witten Elevator in Witten, about 11 miles northwest of Winner, court documents state.
Here are five stories you need to know on Thursday, June 22: 1. Robin Miller, of MSH Architects, said Mitchell's aquatic center construction is on schedule and about 15 percent complete. 2. Officials in Platte are working to promote the rural town and keep business booming. A new store recently opened.
Here's what you need to know headed into Wednesday: 1. The South Dakota Highway Patrol is conducting a summer enforcement project on state Highway 37. There were 64 DUI arrests in three years on the roadway.
PIERRE (AP) — From Narcan kits to K9 equipment, law enforcement agencies throughout South Dakota have new money to purchase equipment using the profits of drug dealers. Attorney General Marty Jackley Tuesday announced monetary awards for 13 law enforcement agencies using $195,500 in drug forfeiture money. That puts a dent in the total requests from all agencies statewide of about $777,000.
FORT THOMPSON — A Fort Thompson man was charged with voluntary manslaughter after allegedly killing someone in May. Zachery Ziegler, 31, pleaded not guilty recently to the federal charge in which he allegedly killed another person. According to the United States Attorney's Office, the felony was filed against Ziegler for a May 23 incident, in which Ziegler killed someone "upon a sudden quarrel and heat of passion." No information about the alleged victim was released.
Here are five stories you should know heading into Tuesday: 1. Will Mitchell allow pet pigs in city limits? The city council is considering it. 2. Last week, a group of Mitchell streets downtown switched from one-way to two-way. An official says there's been no crashes thus far.
ACADEMY — A Pukwana woman was hospitalized Thursday following a one-vehicle rollover in Academy. Lisa Pazour, 51, was driving a 2013 Dodge Journey westbound on Highway 50 when her vehicle left the roadway at the intersection with 271st Street, struck an approach and rolled, authorities said Monday. According to the Charles Mix County Sheriff's Office, Pazour said she was traveling at 65 mph while looking at the scenery and missed a curve in the roadway. The vehicle rolled once and landed on its tires.
The Davison County Commission will hold its first hearing on a detailed zoning ordinance overhaul on Tuesday. The five-person board will hold its first hearing after several county Planning Commission meetings on the matter, but the controversial wind energy system proposed for inclusion in the update will not be on the table at the 9 a.m. Tuesday meeting at the Davison County North Offices.