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Parkston's former head football coach pleaded not guilty Monday to embezzling about $9,000 from the team. Tony Axtell, 29, of Sioux Falls, pleaded not guilty to grand theft by taking about $9,000 from the Parkston High School football team last season between Aug. 17 and Oct. 28. Axtell was indicted by a grand jury on June 3 after Parkston administrators approached Hutchinson County State's Attorney Glenn Roth following an internal investigation.
CANISTOTA — A 78-year-old man is facing serious, non-life threatening injuries after rolling his vehicle Monday morning near Canistota. At 6:20 a.m., the man, whose name has not been released, was driving a 2015 GMC Canyon westbound on Interstate 90, near mile marker 368, about 4.5 miles north of Canistota. According to the South Dakota Highway Patrol, the man lost control while driving, causing the vehicle to go into the median, where it eventually rolled. The name is not being released pending notification of families.
PRESHO — Two Pennsylvania residents suffered minor injuries in a rollover crash Sunday near Presho. Around 11:05 a.m., two males were traveling west on Interstate 90, near mile marker 220, five miles west of Presho, when the driver lost control and the vehicle rolled, according to Tony Mangan, public information officer with the South Dakota Department of Public Safety. Both the driver, 67, and the passenger, 74, were wearing seat belts and were transported to a hospital in Chamberlain with minor injuries.
The Davison County Commission will return to its regular meeting time Tuesday to consider a series of items. The board will hear from at least four county employees regarding different requests and updates, including a discussion to update the lighting at county buildings and to hear a request from Veterans Service Officer Jessica Davidson regarding a "vets center request." The meeting will begin at 9 a.m. at the Davison County North Offices at 1420 N. Main St. in Mitchell.
PRESHO — A 58-year-old man died Sunday in a two-motorcycle crash west of Presho. Names were released on Tuesday. Another person suffered serious, non-life threatening injuries in the crash, which...
WHITE LAKE — Authorities identified a Sturgis woman and Minneapolis man as the victims of a fatal one-vehicle rollover near White Lake on Thursday. The male driver, 22-year-old Taylor Tolle, died Friday at a Sioux Falls hospital, according to the South Dakota Department of Public Safety. The female passenger, 20-year-old Anjuli Kerlin, was pronounced dead at the scene of the Interstate 90 crash. Tolle was driving a 1990 Volkswagen Cabriolet westbound on I-90 at approximately 3 p.m. when he lost control of the vehicle and entered the ditch, where the convertible rolled.
Two people were arrested Wednesday when drugs were found at a Mitchell residence. Kaitlin Minder, 23, and Jordan Muntefering, 26, were arrested when police found 1.76 ounces of a substance believed to be methylenedioxymethamphetamine—also known as MDMA, ecstasy or molly—five grams of a substance believed to be cocaine, a quarter pound of marijuana and other drug paraphernalia at their residence on 212 W. Elm St.
A look at news from around the region, as reported by weekly newspapers: Wessington Springs NEW CT SCANNER AT AVERA WESKOTA: The Avera Weskota Memorial Hospital in Wessington Springs received a $400,000 grant from the Rural Healthcare Program of the Helmsley Charitable Trust to purchase a new, 32-slice CT scanner. CT scanners provide essential diagnostic images of structures inside the body.
WHITE LAKE — A 20-year-old woman died and a man suffered life-threatening injuries in a one-vehicle rollover Thursday near White Lake. According to the South Dakota Department of Public Safety, the 22-year-old male driver of a 1990 Volkswagen Cabriolet was going westbound on Interstate 90 when he lost control and entered a ditch at approximately 3 p.m. The female passenger was not wearing a seat belt and was pronounced dead at the scene. The male driver, who was wearing a seat belt, was transported to a Sioux Falls hospital.
WHITE LAKE - One person died and another was injured when a vehicle crashed Thursday near White Lake. The South Dakota Department of Public Safety confirmed there was a fatality in the crash, which occurred at Thursday afternoon on Interstate 90. The Aurora County Sheriff's Office and South Dakota Highway Patrol, among other agencies, responded to the scene. No other information is immediately available.