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WASHINGTON, D.C. — A Miner County couple missed their shot to have a case heard by the U.S. Supreme Court. The Supreme Court denied a petition to head a case brought by Arlen and Cindy Foster on Monday, a case questioning a wetland designation of a 0.8 acre plot of land on their property. The Fosters contended the U.S. Natural Resource Conservation Service's (NRCS) wetland designation — which was made using a proxy site 33 miles away — that forced the couple to choose between farming the land or acquiring access to U.S. Department of Agriculture programs.
KIMBALL — Charges are pending against a teenager who was injured in a one-vehicle rollover crash Saturday southeast of Kimball. A 16-year-old Kimball male was injured while driving a 1990 Chevrolet C1500 pickup eastbound on 252nd Street — approximately three miles southeast of Kimball — when he lost control of the vehicle, entered the ditch and rolled, according to the South Dakota Department of Public Safety.
BRIDGEWATER — A man sustained minor injuries and faces criminal charges after a one-vehicle rollover crash on Sunday near Bridgewater. Jordan Hanssen, 26, of Bridgewater, was driving a 2006 Mercury Mountaineer northbound on 435th Avenue when he lost control of the vehicle, entered the east ditch and rolled, according to the South Dakota Department of Public Safety.
As one part-time deputy state's attorney leaves, the Davison County Commission will consider replacing him with a full-time deputy. The five-person board will meet at 9 a.m. Tuesday at the Davison County North Offices at 1420 N. Main St. in Mitchell to consider several items, including the potential hiring of a full-time deputy state's attorney to replace part-time Deputy State's Attorney Braden Hoefert.
Ron Morgan, Mitchell, celebrated his 80th birthday on Jan. 5. A card shower is requested. Greetings may be sent to 1600 Bridle Drive, Mitchell, S.D. 57301.
SPRINGFIELD — Elaine Van Peursem Sybesma Wiebenga, Springfield, will celebrate her 80th birthday on Friday, Jan. 13. Greetings may be sent to P.O. Box 106, Springfield, S.D. 57106.
Harvey Knecht, Mitchell, will celebrate his 80th birthday at an open house from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 14, in the meeting room at Bishop Hoch Villa, Avera Brady Health and Rehab, Mitchell. Greeting may be sent to 500 S. Ohlman, Mitchell, S.D. 57301.
For many years, The Daily Republic has published wedding, engagement, birthday and anniversary announcements in the “Etc” and “Album” sections every Wednesday and Saturday in the paper. As of Jan. 21, The Daily Republic will begin sharing this community news on an expanded page, which will appropriately be called “Milestones.” This new page will still include the weddings, engagements, birthdays and anniversaries as it always has, and it will be published each Saturday in our “Album” section, just as before.
ST. FRANCIS — A March 7 trial has been set for a St. Francis man and a Rosebud woman indicted for allegedly kidnapping a woman near St. Francis. Benjamin Young, 35, and Stefanie Long, 27, were indicted in December and have pled not guilty to the kidnapping charges. Young and Long are suspected to have kidnapped a woman on or about Sept. 10, 2016 for the purpose of assaulting the alleged victim.
A look at news from around the region, as reported by weekly newspapers: White Lake JAKE'S CORNER OPEN IN WHITE LAKE: A new rest area is open in White Lake. Located at the corner of Highway 16 and Main Street, Jake's Corner is equipped with gas pumps and the lottery is in full swing. The name "Jake's" comes from a combination of its owners names, John and Kim Ehlers. Jake's is a gas station and convenience store that offers standard convenience store items and items including flavored coffee and quick menu items. — The Standard