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A Mitchell man is accused of first-degree burglary for breaking into a home where his ex-girlfriend was a resident. Jonathan Harder, 22, was arrested on June 20 after he assaulted two people at their residence. According to court records, Harder went to the residence around 2:40 a.m. and pushed his way into the apartment.
A Mitchell man is accused of obtaining and attempting to obtain prescription pills at a local pharmacy. Steven Petersen, 22, was arrested June 25 after the Walmart pharmacy reported several forged prescriptions. According to court documents, Petersen filled a forged prescription on April 20 for 90 pills of Lortab, a controlled substance.
A Mitchell man is accused of fourth-offense drunken driving. Harold Songer, 51, was arrested on June 16 after law enforcement responded to a fight in an alley near Second Avenue. Officers stopped the vehicle Songer was driving away from the scene and could smell alcohol on Songer's breath, according to court documents. Songer told law enforcement he drank a lot of alcohol that day and shouldn't have been driving. When officers attempted to place Songer in handcuffs, he resisted. Officers were able to cuff Songer and place him in a patrol vehicle.
A Mitchell woman was arrested on June 24 after law enforcement received a report she had spanked her 6-month-old child. Jessica Clelland, 22, is accused of abuse of or cruelty to a minor, which carries a maximum penalty upon conviction of 15 years in prison and a $30,000 fine. According to court records, two people observed Clelland spanking her 6-month-old child, which they believed to be excessive force.
A rural Howard man was killed early Saturday morning in a single-vehicle accident near Howard. Brad Neises, 51, rolled his Dodge pickup around 5:10 a.m. on Saturday a quarter mile south of the intersection of Highway 34 and 434th Avenue, according to Miner County Sheriff Lanny Klinkhammer. Klinkhammer said that although Neises was not ejected, he was not wearing his seatbelt and was pronounced dead at the scene. Klinkhammer said the accident is still under investigation.
Aryn Novotny and Daniel Koupal announce their engagement. Parents of the couple are Chris and Kami Novotny, Winner; and Bud and Bernie Koupal, Dante. Aryn graduated from Winner High School in 2009. She is attending Mitchell Technical Institute, Mitchell, majoring in accounting. She is a member of the S.D. National Guard, 155th Company. Daniel is a 2008 graduate of Wagner Community School, attended auctioneering school in Mankota, Minn., in 2008. He graduated from South Dakota State University, Brookings, in 2011, with a degree in agriculture. He is also a member of the S.D.
Lillian Greenway, Mitchell, will celebrate her 90th birthday on Sunday, July 5. Her family requests a card shower. Greetings may be sent to 1115 W. Havens Ave., No. 78, Mitchell, S.D., 57301.
ALEXANDRIA — Evelyn Campbell, Alexandria, will celebrate her 95th birthday on Thursday, July 9. Her family requests a card shower. Greetings may be sent to P.O. Box 181, Alexandria, S.D., 57311.
WHITE LAKE — Richard and Judy McQueen, White Lake, will celebrate their 45th wedding anniversary today, June 27. Their family requests a card shower. Greetings may be sent to 24182 373rd Ave., White Lake, S.D., 57383.
Kristi Homolka and Jason Vaughan announce their engagement. Parents of the couple are Jim and Elaine Homolka and Mark and Mary Vaughan, all of Mitchell. Kristi is a medical lab tech with Sanford Healthcare. Jason is employed with Graphic Packaging, Mitchell. A July 24 wedding is planned.