Daily Republic News
- Member for
- 3 years 11 months
Results of the 2017 Special Olympics South Dakota State Basketball Tournament March 25-26 are as follows. The top four teams of each bracket are listed, unless the teams only participated in pool play, in which case all teams are listed: White - Junior (pool play): 1. NESC Rockets; 2. Pierre Area; 3. Sioux Falls United. Gray - Junior (pool play): 1. Webster. 2. Aberdeen Eagles White; 3. Sioux Falls United. Black — Schooler Championship: 1. Little Wound Mustangs; 2. Aberdeen Eagles Blue; 3. Vermillion Tanagers; 4. Watertown 4.
Construction everywhere. In the coming weeks, a significant number of projects will be underway in our city, which means this summer is not exactly setting up to be tourist-friendly. The Burr Street renovation will be a huge undertaking. Veterans Park work will continue moving forward. The Sixth Avenue plaza is set to begin this summer. Our new indoor aquatic center has already had a groundbreaking and is well under construction adjacent to the Mitchell Recreation Center.
Officials with the Mitchell Department of Public Safety are having a busy day. Officers and EMTs responded to three injury crashes late Tuesday morning and early afternoon in city limits. The first was at the intersection of Minnesota and the South Dakota Highway 37 bypass, the second was 15th Avenue and Kimball Street and the third was at 23rd Avenue and Main Street. Check back later with The Daily Republic for more information on these crashes.
OLIVET — A Scotland man pleaded not guilty to vehicular battery and driving intoxicated during a December crash that injured three people. Toby DeVries pleaded not guilty to charges stemming from a Dec. 26 crash in which he drove intoxicated and injured another person, court documents said. Shortly after the crash, the South Dakota Department of Public Safety said DeVries was airlifted to a Sioux Falls hospital after his 2013 Chevrolet Cruze crashed head-on into a 2000 Dodge Caravan on U.S. Highway 18 near Menno.
MARTY — A Marty man was sentenced to more than three years in prison for attacking someone who was asleep. Eric Cournoyer, 33, was sentenced on March 20 by a U.S. district judge to 39 months in custody for assault resulting in serious bodily injury. On April 2, Yankton Sioux Tribal Police were dispatched to a residence in Marty, where a male victim was found with his face "beaten and bloody" with his eyes swollen shut, according to the United States Attorney's Office.
The recently approved Keystone XL pipeline has found another backer. On the same day President Donald Trump announced his administration approved the crude oil pipeline that will direct crude oil from Canada through the U.S., the South Dakota Association of County Commissioners (SDACC) passed a resolution supporting the project. SDACC cited potential alleviation of the "congestion" on the state's rail lines as a factor in supporting the project.
The Daily Republic has chosen to discontinue its daily primetime channel lineup guide. The newspaper made this decision to be more efficient with its news pages and to continue providing readers with local stories. “Unfortunately, this service will not be returning,” Publisher Rory Palm said. “Our newspaper has decided to replace the TV listings with local news content. We hope our readers understand this decision.”
HISSES to the uncertainty surrounding the future of three grocery stores in regional towns. Tripp, Scotland and Tyndall's only grocery stores closed their doors earlier this month, and city officials are working to ensure residents have a local place to shop. Corner Grocery owners Mark and Pam Mora have not discussed the reasoning for the abrupt closings, and that leaves each town's local grocer in limbo. We hope for each community's sake, a local grocery store is reopened so residents don't have to travel dozens of miles to buy a gallon of milk or a carton of eggs.
An 11-year-old boy suffered minor injuries after a two-vehicle collision in north Mitchell. The boy was injured Sunday after a 2004 Oldsmobile Alero, in which he was a passenger, traveling eastbound on North Harmon Drive, was side struck by a 1999 Ford pickup traveling north on Highway 37, according to the Mitchell Police Division. At about 5 p.m., the 30-year-old female driver of the Alero failed to yield to the pickup, police said. The driver of the pickup tried to stop but crashed into the side of the car at 30 to 35 mph.
A 19-year-old man was hospitalized Saturday morning after a one-vehicle crash east of Mitchell. The man was seriously injured after losing control of a 2008 Dodge Ram 1500 pickup on Interstate 90 and leaving the roadway, according to the South Dakota Department of Public Safety. At about midnight, the man — whose name is not being released due to Marsy's Law — was traveling eastbound on I-90 when he lost control and the vehicle left the road near the bridge that crosses Riverside Road, about 3 miles east of Mitchell.