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MARTY — A Marty man pleaded not guilty to a federal count of sexual abuse after allegedly engaging in an illicit act with a minor. Burton Rainbow, 34, pleaded not guilty to the charge Friday in a United States magistrate court hearing, according to the United States Attorney's Office. Rainbow was indicted on Feb. 7, stemming from an incident in August 2015 in which he allegedly engaged in a sexual act with a juvenile female and placed her "in fear," the U.S. Attorney's Office said.
The Daily Republic's Matt Gade was recognized Monday night as the Pictures of the Year International's Sports Photographer of the Year. Gade's portfolio of 22 sports images was honored with the first-place prize. Included in the portfolio were images comprised from athletic events at Dakota Wesleyan University, Mitchell High School, South Dakota State University and University of Nebraska-Lincoln, along with rodeo events and other prep sports in the region.
HARTFORD — Three Hartford teenagers were charged with illegally hunting deer last month in McCook County. The three 17-year-old boys "willfully and unlawfully possessed" a deer on Jan. 14 in McCook County, according to court documents. The Daily Republic is not printing their names because they are minors. According to the South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks website, East River deer season ran from Nov. 18 to Dec. 3, and antlerless deer tags were valid from Dec. 30 to Jan. 7, which means the boys allegedly harvested the deer one week after the season closed.
URBANDALE, Iowa— Friend de Coup is at it again. The Mitchell High School show choir took third place this weekend at the 34th annual Urbandale Show Choir Invitational on Saturday over 19 other groups, with a "stellar daytime" performance, said Friend de Coup Director Jen Randall. That evening, the group secured its third-place ranking, defeating some groups that traditionally won the event, Randall said.
Highways, emergency management and planning and zoning are expected to take up the bulk of the Davison County Commission's meeting on Tuesday. The five-person board will kick off the meeting with the Pledge of Allegiance at 9 a.m. at the Davison County North Offices on 1420 N. Main St. before entering into lengthy discussions with Planning and Zoning and Emergency Management Administrator Jeff Bathke and Highway Superintendent Rusty Weinberg.
ALEXANDRIA — Two lawsuits have been filed recently in Hanson County stemming from two vehicle crashes in the same month and on the same road more than two years ago. Zahava Bost, of Mitchell, and Jerico Shape, of Bridgewater, are seeking compensation from the drivers of vehicles that allegedly caused them long-term pain and suffering after two separate vehicle crashes in October 2014.
A Washington man was arrested near Mitchell after law enforcement allegedly found him driving with 35 pounds of marijuana. Charles Gross, 30, of Port Angeles, Washington, was arrested on Jan. 21 after law enforcement allegedly found a large amount of marijuana inside a vehicle he was driving. According to court documents, a South Dakota Highway Patrol trooper pulled over Gross for speeding at about 3:45 p.m. on Interstate 90, approximately three miles west of Mitchell.
LOWER BRULE — An area man recently pleaded not guilty to aggravated sexual abuse and sexual abuse with two minors. James St. Cloud, 36, of Lower Brule, entered his pleas on Feb. 2 in a United States magistrate court hearing. He is accused of sexual misconduct with two juveniles in spring and fall 2016, according to the United States Attorney's Office.
Q: Is it possible to recall a mayor? According to South Dakota Codified Law 9-13-29, a mayor, commissioner, council member or any member of the board of trustees may be removed from office "at any time by the voters qualified to vote for a successor."
A look at news from around the region, as reported by weekly newspapers: Gregory CRACKER BARRELS SET FOR SATURDAY: With the South Dakota Legislature in full swing, state legislators Sen. Billie Sutton and Reps. Julie Bartling and Lee Qualm have scheduled several cracker barrel meetings in the area. Today, there will be a meeting at 8 a.m. at the Statewide Ag Insurance building in Winner. At 10 a.m., they will meet at Gregory Lanes in Gregory, and at 1 p.m. at Pizza Ranch in Platte.