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LaVera Plagmann, Mitchell, will celebrate her 85th birthday at an open house from 1 to 3 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 31, at the Moose Lodge, Mitchell. The event is hosted by her family. Greetings may be sent to 200 E. 15th Ave., Apt. 151, Mitchell, S.D., 57301.
The following cases were among those heard Tuesday during a circuit court session at the Davison County Public Safety Center in Mitchell: • David Muth, 41, of Mitchell, maintained his not guilty plea with his attorney Dick Casey present; Muth is accused of attempted possession of a controlled substance, methamphetamine, which carries a maximum penalty of five years in prison and a $10,000 fine upon conviction; he signed a waiver to a speedy trial and Judge Tim Bjorkman scheduled trial for December. • Israel Torres, 51, of Mitchell, pleaded not guilty to two counts of distribution of a control
A Mitchell man is accused of third-degree burglary for cutting a lock off a storage unit in Mitchell. John Ridgeway, 51, was arrested in mid-August for the crime, which carries a maximum penalty upon conviction of five years in prison and a $10,000 fine. On Aug. 17, a Mitchell police officer saw Ridgeway near the storage unit on East Juniper. Ridgeway said he has a storage unit there and went to get dog food for his dogs from his own unit.
A Mitchell man is accused of abuse or cruelty to a minor for spanking his child with a belt. Randall Kelly, 41, was arrested in mid-August for the crime, which carries a maximum penalty upon conviction of 10 years in prison and a $20,000 fine. According to court documents, Kelly spanked his child's buttocks four to six times with his belt after the child threw a tantrum while Kelly was trying to sleep. Law enforcement documented the child's injuries, which did not constitute aggravated assault. The child had several raised, red welts.
A Rapid City man is accused of fourth degree rape for having sex with a girl in Mitchell. Sean Mutziger, 19, has a warrant out for his arrest for fourth degree rape, which means the alleged victim was between 13 and 16 years old and the perpetrator is more than three years older than the victim. He is accused of having sex with the victim in October when he was 18. The charge carries a maximum penalty upon conviction of 15 years in prison and a $30,000 fine.
Three men have been arrested for breaking into a Mitchell tattoo parlor earlier this month. Andrew Alcala, 22, Justo Lopez III, 18, and Randall Bohn Jr., 19, are each accused of third-degree burglary, which carries a maximum penalty upon conviction of five years in prison and a $10,000 fine. Alcala served as lookout for Lopez and Bohn as they broke the glass on the front of Hardcore Inc., and entered the building in the early hours of Aug.
The first Corn Palace was built at the corner of Fourth Avenue and Main Street in 1892, (this photo was taken during construction) the building was 100x66 feet. The outside...
During its meeting Tuesday, the Davison County Commission will consider a request for a new sound system for the courtroom on the third floor of the Davison County Courthouse. Commissioners will hold their regular meeting at 9 a.m. at the Davison County North Offices at 1420 N. Main St. The commissioners previously tabled a request from Circuit Court Judge Pat Smith, who wanted to use funds from the law library account to upgrade the sound system.