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CHEERS to the Dakota Wesleyan University men's and women's basketball teams, which enter postseason play this week. The DWU men won four of their last five games and the women's team was riding a nine-game win streak prior to Saturday's road loss against No. 2-ranked Concordia. If last week's regular-season finale at the Corn Palace is any indication, we expect a massive crowd during this week's conference tournament doubleheader at the Corn Palace. We want to see waves of blue and white cheering on the Tigers.
SIOUX FALLS — Pheasant Country, the Mitchell chapter of Pheasants Forever, was recognized for having the largest banquet of the year during the 2018 National Pheasant Fest & Quail Classic over the weekend. Pheasant Country President Dave Allen, along with other chapter members, were honored Friday night.
Here comes the snow. A winter storm sliding over South Dakota will bring a total of about 5 to 7 inches of snow between Monday night into Tuesday afternoon, according to the National Weather Service. Officials with the National Weather Service said there will be two snow events, the first overnight Sunday into Monday morning that will drop 1 to 2 inches. The second will begin at about 5 to 6 p.m. Monday and last into midday Tuesday. The latest forecast shows the second round of snow will bring 4 to 6 inches of snow to the Mitchell area.
A look at news from around the region, as reported by weekly newspapers: Avon LONGTIME AVON TEACHER RESIGNS: Avon sixth-grade teacher Shelly Poppe submitted her resignation during the Avon School District's February meeting. Poppe has taught with the school district for 28 years. The school board will begin searching for her successor, who will take over at the beginning of the 2018-19 school year. — Avon Clarion Chamberlain
The following cases were disposed in Davison County Magistrate Court between Jan. 15 and Jan. 29.
Here are bankruptcy filings in U.S. Bankruptcy Court, District of South Dakota, for Feb. 8 through Feb. 14. 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. • Clearfield: James Neil McCullough, Chapter 7; Karen Elaine McCullough, Chapter 7.
Two Indiana residents appeared in Davison County court this week on felony drug and grand theft charges. Mikaela Forker and Logan Lewis, of Kendallville, Indiana, are accused of possessing meth and marijuana on Feb. 12 in Davison County. On that date, officers stopped to assist a vehicle parked on the shoulder of an exit on Interstate 90. While assisting the couple, the officer noticed the front tire was "severely worn" and he decided to issue a citation. While running the vehicle's information, the officer found the vehicle was registered as stolen.
BRULE COUNTY — Three people were charged with felonies after being found with marijuana and hydrocodone during a traffic stop in Brule County. A South Dakota Highway Patrol trooper conducted a traffic stop on Feb. 6 and could smell burnt marijuana, according to court documents. The officer searched the vehicle and found two baggies of raw marijuana, two pairs of scissors with marijuana residue on the blades, a hydrocodone pill for which none of the vehicle's three occupants had a prescription and three unopened Bud Light cans.
WINNER — A Winner man pleaded guilty on Thursday to punching a police officer and giving him a concussion. According to court documents, Loren Running Horse pleaded guilty to simple assault against a law enforcement officer, a Class 6 felony with a maximum sentence of two years in prison, stemming from a late December incident in which Running Horse struck Winner Police Officer Dan Furness in the shoulder and neck area with his fist. Officer Furness was later transported to the Winner hospital and diagnosed with a concussion.
Davison County has recorded its first flu death of the year, according to statistics released Friday by the South Dakota Department of Health. During the week ending Feb. 10, a Davison County resident between the ages of 50 and 64 died as a result of the flu, bringing the season total of flu-related deaths statewide to 19. All of the other deaths have been among people older than 64, according to the DOH.