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EMERY — A North Carolina man was arrested when law enforcement allegedly found him standing in the middle of a highway near Emery after crashing a stolen vehicle in a creek. Gregory Snyder, 29, of Raleigh, North Carolina, was located by the South Dakota Highway Patrol on Sunday morning standing in the middle of Highway 262, about 3 miles east of Emery, waving his hands and trying to stop traffic, according to Tony Mangan, public information officer for the South Dakota Department of Public Safety.
A look at news from around the region, as reported by weekly newspapers: Wessington Springs MAIN STREET TAKING SHAPE: Two major facets of the Wessington Springs Main Street renovation project have been completed and another was scheduled to be finished by the end of the week. The installation of new water and sewer mains and the storm sewer were finished this week, as part of the $1.65 million project, which is in its eighth week of construction.
Four Mitchell residents were arrested for drug possession on Wednesday. Jared Nespor, 27, and Mellissa Schuppan, 27, were arrested by Mitchell police officers following a search of a residence at 1109 S. Rowley St., according to a news release from the Mitchell Department of Public Safety.
SALEM — A man pleaded guilty Monday to two charges connected to the burglary of a Salem drug store in June. Kyle Hurden, 26, of Upper Strasburg, Pennsylvania, who now has a Salem address, pleaded guilty to third-degree burglary and misrepresentation to obtain a controlled substance Tuesday, court documents state, stemming from a June 21 break-in at Salem Community Drug Store in Salem. According to authorities, Hurden entered the store by breaking a glass door. While inside, Hurden damaged some wires and took prescription medication.
PLATTE — The Platte Police Department is looking for two individuals accused of vandalizing the Lake Platte Golf Course on Sunday morning. Between 2:30 a.m. and 4 a.m., two people drove a golf cart on multiple greens and "spun cookies," which damaged the turf, according to Platte Police Chief Brandon Semmler. There was also damage to yard markers along the course. The cost to repair the damage is not immediately available, Semmler said. The police department on Thursday posted two clips of surveillance video taken from the golf course to its Facebook page.
The South Dakota Agricultural Foundation and the Mitchell Area Safehouse recently received a total of more than $13,000 from the South Dakota Community Foundation. SDCF President Stephanie Judson awarded the grants to representatives of each organization last week in Mitchell. The South Dakota Agricultural Foundation received a $10,000 South Dakota Fund grant to help build its organization by obtaining its 501c3 nonprofit status and conducting strategic planning. The grant funds will help the organization's growth and endowment fund.
FREEMAN — Authorities in Hutchinson County retrieved a firearm Wednesday afternoon from a body of water, ending a month-long search. According to Hutchinson County Deputy Sheriff Maurice Waltner, the sheriff's office received a report of a stolen Ruger .22 caliber semi-automatic pistol on July 9 from Freeman and recently received a tip that the firearm was disposed of in a small body of water about 6 miles west and 1 mile south of Freeman.
JONES COUNTY — Six individuals from Iowa were recently cited for game violations in Jones County surrounding the improper tagging of multiple bucks. Corwin Harthoorn, 55, Colton Harthoorn, 25, and Kristi Harthoorn, 25, all of Doon, Iowa; Randall Kats, 53, and Jonathan LeLoux, 23, both of Rock Valley, Iowa; and Jeremy Hilt, 30, of George, Iowa, were cited with criminal charges in July after investigators discovered they were allegedly involved in a series of tag swaps surrounding the shooting of multiple bucks.
PLATTE — A 10-year-old boy killed in a Wednesday afternoon crash near Dakota Christian School east of Platte has been identified. Andrew Sybesma, of Geddes, died after the vehicle he...
NEW HOLLAND—A 10-year-old boy was killed and five people were injured in a two-vehicle crash Wednesday east of Platte, near Dakota Christian School. A 2000 Ford Ranger pickup truck, driven by a 14-year-old boy, was traveling south on 376th Avenue at 3:30 p.m. when it entered the intersection with South Dakota Highway 44 and collided with a 2006 Jeep Grand Cherokee traveling east on Highway 44, according to the South Dakota Department of Public Safety.