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BERESFORD — A 25-year-old man was ejected from his vehicle when it went off the roadway and rolled Saturday night. The South Dakota Department of Public Safety said the man, whose name is not being released at this time, was transported to a hospital where he died from his injuries.
A look at news from around the region, as reported by weekly newspapers: Platte BENEFIT AUCTION PLANNED: A benefit is planned for Paysen Munneke, a 3-year-old who was diagnosed with a rare blood disease. The disease has caused a decrease in Paysen's kidney function. The benefit, featuring an auction, will be held Jan. 27 in Platte. The location and time of the benefit was not listed. For more information, contact Erynn Meyerink at (605) 680-0638. — The Platte Enterprise Presho
WAGNER — A 46-year-old Wagner man was arrested for allegedly not allowing a woman to leave a residence and threatening her with what was believed to be a gun. At approximately 12:44 a.m. on Jan. 4, Wagner officers received a call from a frantic female saying David Cournoyer would not allow her to leave a residence all day. She said Cournoyer had a handgun he threatened her with, and he broke her phone and iPad so she could not call for help, according to court documents. The woman was eventually able to get away and call officers.
LAKE ANDES — A man sustained several injuries after he was allegedly pushed down a flight of stairs in Lake Andes. On Dec. 22, a male was visiting a friend in a Lake Andes apartment when 27-year-old Cody Chasing Hawk arrived. When Chasing Hawk began yelling, the male decided he should leave. He exited the apartment and walked toward the back stairwell to leave the building when he heard the sound of running footsteps behind him. Chasing Hawk then allegedly shoved the male down the stairs.
Here are bankruptcy filings in U.S. Bankruptcy Court, District of South Dakota, for Jan. 4 through Jan. 10. Individuals can file Chapter 7 petitions (asking that debts be liquidated); Chapter 12 (a simplified reorganization method for farmers and ranchers whose gross debt does not exceed $1.5 million); and Chapter 13 (a plan to repay some debts in three to five years). Businesses can file Chapter 11 petitions to reorganize their debts under a court-approved plan for repayment. • Akaska: Lonnie Dale VanderVorst, Chapter 7; Lucille Mae VanderVorst, Chapter 7.
Here are five things to know headed into Friday, Jan. 12, 2018: 1. The number of English as a second language students is climbing in Mitchell and in South Dakota. 2. The Mitchell girls basketball team rallied in the second half to beat Yankton and pick up its third win of the season.
LAKE ANDES — A Lake Andes woman was arrested on Jan. 6 for allegedly threatening people with knives and entering a home without permission. Forty-year-old Leaona Doren, armed with two knives, allegedly approached a man working on a vehicle in his yard, looking for someone named Heather. The man began to walk into the house and told Doren she could not enter the house, but she entered anyway and threatened to kill the man, according to court documents. The man said he does not know Heather. Doren proceeded to walk around the house before eventually leaving.
The Good Samaritan Society Tripp facility, announced Wednesday that it will close on March 9, 2018. Challenges that made daily operations difficult have recently impacted the facility which has been in Tripp since 1968. The Good Samaritan Society plans to make transitions go as smoothly as possible for residents, employees and families.
BRULE COUNTY — Two Illinois men were arrested on Sunday in Brule County after being found with marijuana. At approximately 4:45 p.m., South Dakota Highway Patrol troopers responded to a traffic complaint on Interstate 90, near mile marker 271. After stopping the vehicle, officers found THC wax pipes, 2.5 grams of THC wax, one package of THC edibles, six handguns and an AR-15 rifle, according to court documents.
A Mitchell man was sentenced to four years of probation Tuesday during regular circuit court at the Davison County Public Safety Center. West Mackey, 51, was sentenced for convictions of unauthorized ingestion of a controlled substance and violating his probation. Judge Chris Giles imposed concurrent five-year suspended prison terms for each conviction, meaning if Mackey does not comply with probation he will serve 10 years in prison. Mackey received 39 days credit for time served in the county jail.