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The Davison County Commission will continue reviewing the budget for 2016 during its meeting on Tuesday. The commissioners will meet in regular session at 9 a.m.
The city of Mitchell will be chip sealing the following streets today: • 1100-1400 blocks of McGovern Avenue. • 600 block of Mitchell Boulevard. • 200 block of West Hurst Avenue. • 100-300 blocks of East Middle Border Avenue. • 200 block of Mitchell Boulevard. • 800 block of East Norway Avenue. • Van Dyk Drive. • 200-300 block of Quince Avenue. The city asks that all vehicles be removed from the street by 7 a.m. today, and to refrain from parking on the street until all work is completed.
A look at news from around the region, as reported by weekly newspapers: Lyman County BRIDGE WORK BEGINS ON RAIL PROJECT: Bridge construction work is underway on the Mitchell-Rapid City rail line west of Chamberlain and is progressing from Reliance east to Oacoma. Koppers Railroad Structures Inc., of Madison, Wis., was the lone bidder on the bridge work for the $36 million project and 23 workers are on site. A total of 41 miles of track is being rehabbed from Chamberlain to Presho, including the Missouri River railroad bridge. "They are making good progress," said Bruce
RAVINIA — A Lake Andes woman was injured Thursday in a two-vehicle accident near Ravinia, authorities reported. Highway Patrol Trooper Grant Lubbers said April Long, 34, was eastbound on U.S. Highway 18 near Ravinia, when, around 6:50 a.m., her vehicle crossed the center line and struck a westbound semi. Lubbers said the 2013 Mack semi was hauling a tanker trailer containing anhydrous ammonia when Long's vehicle, a 2002 GMC Yukon, struck the rear axles of the tanker trailer.
The man who drowned Thursday in Lake Francis Case near Pickstown has been identified as Dave Boska, of Tyndall. At approximately 3:15 p.m., the Charles Mix County Sheriff's Office responded to a call that Boska, 72, fell into the water. After approximately an hour of searching, Boska's body was recovered by a dive team. He was pronounced dead at the scene. Agencies that responded to the search were the Charles Mix Sheriff's Office, Charles Mix Emergency Management, South Dakota Park Rangers and Conservation Officers, U.S.
ALPENA—A storm that moved through Jerauld, Sanborn and Miner counties produced a tornado Thursday night, but it was unknown if there was any structural damage when this edition went to press. At 9:33 p.m., the National Weather Service in Sioux Falls said a tornado moved northeast past Forestburg.
PICKSTOWN — A 72-year-old man who fell out of his boat and into Lake Francis Case on Thursday died, according to the Charles Mix County Sheriff's Office. At approximately 3:15 p.m., the sheriff's office responded to a call that the man — whose name authorities are not releasing at this time — fell into the water. After approximately an hour of searching, the man's body was recovered by a dive team.
South Dakota Gov. Dennis Daugaard has requested a major disaster declaration for a dozen counties and three Native American tribes in response to damaging storms in June. The request was made in response to damage of public infrastructure that was estimated at nearly $3 million between June 17 and 24. That included an EF-2 tornado near Hayes, winds of 60 to 95 miles an hour in different storms, golf ball to baseball sized hail and heavy rains.
The man who authorities said was shot by a sheriff's deputy on Sunday night in Salem has a long record of criminal activity that dates to 1992. Cornelius Milk, 38, has been convicted of an array of felonies, misdemeanors and minor traffic offenses, according to court documents. Milk's latest run in with the law at the Brewery Bar on S. Main St. in Salem was pre-empted by a few stays in jail and a long list of counts of illegal activity. His most recent guilty plea came from a second offense for driving under the influence in June 2014.
In a story that began on Page A1 of Saturday's edition, The Daily Republic incorrectly reported Jeff Hoffman's cancer diagnosis. He was diagnosed with synovial sarcoma in 2014.