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SCOTLAND -- No major injuries resulted from a single vehicle rollover Thursday night near Scotland. According to Highway Patrol Trooper Brandon Hansen, at 8:48 p.m., a juvenile female, whose name he declined to release, lost control of a 2003 Ford Ranger pickup near the intersection of 293rd Street and 426th Avenue, causing the vehicle to roll. He said none of the four occupants were wearing a seat belt, but none were ejected from the vehicle. The driver and three passengers were, however, transported to the Scotland hospital to be checked for head and neck injuries.
A look at news from around the region, as reported by weekly newspapers: Chamberlain HONOR SONG COMPLAINT DISMISSED: The U.S. Department of Education's Office of Civil Rights has told the Chamberlain School District that a complaint filed against the school has been dismissed regarding a controversy surrounding the school's honor song. Superintendent Deb Johnson reported to the Chamberlain School Board on Jan. 26 that the school, in a letter that the Office of Civil Rights, said there was no evidence to support a claim of discrimination and the complaint was dismissed.
Wing fans are going to have to wait. The third annual Wingapalooza event, which was slated to take place Saturday, has been rescheduled for March 14. According to Mitchell Main Street and Beyond Director Kari Kirchmeyer, Wingapalooza was postponed in hopes of broadening the spectrum of the event. By moving it to March, MMS&B would be able to pair the popular event with festivities for both St. Patrick's Day and March Madness.
The following cases were disposed in Davison County Magistrate Court between Nov. 24 and Dec. 8. • Matthew James Peck, 56, Sioux Falls; speeding on interstate highway, $59 fine; $66 costs. • Angel Theodore Brown, 20, Mitchell; possession of 2 ounces of marijuana or less; $400 fine; $84 costs; 60 days in jail; 57 days suspended; if provides a clean UA can turn self in on Dec.
A Mitchell couple received the first ever Pork Promoter of the Year award from the South Dakota Pork Producers Council. Brad and Peggy Greenway, of Mitchell, were among those recognized by the council on Jan. 15 during its 46th Annual Pork Congress at the Sioux Falls Ramkota Hotel and Exhibit Hall, according to a press release. The council recognized "several outstanding individuals, organizations and businesses for their dedication to the pork industry" during the event, according to the press release from the council, including the Greenways.
A Mitchell man is accused of first-degree burglary for breaking down an apartment door and entering someone else's home. According to court documents, Keith Ott, 43, went to get his girlfriend from a friend's apartment when he kicked down the door and assaulted the person in the apartment. The victim's eye was allegedly injured and swollen with discoloration. Ott said he was in the apartment, but denied knocking down the door. First-degree burglary carries a maximum penalty upon conviction of 25 years in prison with a $50,000 fine.
A Mitchell man failed to register as a sex offender within the state-mandated time. Kevin Hubbeling, 33, was arrested Jan. 14 after he went to the Mitchell Police Division to register as a sex offender. According to court documents, Hubbeling told law enforcement he had been living at his West Ninth Avenue apartment since Jan. 1.
A Mitchell man is accused of possessing meth and accused of unauthorized ingestion of meth. According to court documents, Jesse Whitemouse, 33, was indicted for possessing methamphetamine and ingesting the drug on Oct. 29. A warrant was issued for his arrest. Possession of a controlled substance, meth, and unauthorized ingestion of a controlled substance, meth, each carries a maximum penalty upon conviction of five years in prison and a $10,000 fine.
A Mitchell woman has been indicted for ingesting methamphetamine in November. Lindsay Rouse, 20, is accused of unauthorized ingestion of a controlled substance, meth, according to court documents. The charge carries a maximum penalty upon conviction of five years in prison and a $10,000 fine. A warrant has been issued for her arrest.
A Mitchell man is accused of possessing methamphetamine in December. Donald Hall, 50, is indicted for possession of a controlled substance, meth. A warrant has been issued for his arrest. The charge carries a maximum penalty upon conviction of five years in prison and a $10,000 fine.