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PICKSTOWN — A Lower Brule man was sentenced to 2 1/2 years by a federal judge for intending to distribute methamphetamine. Dru Peterson, 29, was sentenced Monday to 30 months in custody by a federal judge for possession of a controlled substance with intent to distribute, according to the United States Attorney's Office.
The following cases were disposed in Davison County Magistrate Court between Jan. 2 and Jan. 16, 2017. • Wade Joseph Brozik, 33, Mitchell; speeding on other roadways; $39 fine; $66 costs. • Ty John Hamar, 24, Mitchell; overdriving road conditions, $54 fine; $66 costs. • Brent J. Bollinger, 42, Mitchell; speeding on other roadways, $39 fine; $66 costs. • Jake Michael Jarman, 16, Mitchell; speeding on other roadways, $99 fine; $66 costs. • Zachary Michael Mohr, 16, Mitchell; speeding on other roadways, $99 fine; $66 costs.
Mitchell residents can enjoy a night full of music, dance and a good meal with the annual show choir dinner theater. With a theme of "A Night in Paris," dinner theater ticket holders will be entertained with performances by Friend de Coup, Mitchell Middle School show choirs Maximum Velocity and Exclamation, John Paul II Elementary's Joyful Noise and the Mitchell Area Children's Choir.
LAKE ANDES — An accidental shooting killed a 11-year-old Wagner boy Sunday, officials say. Officials with the Charles Mix County Sheriff's office confirmed they responded to an incident of a shooting involving a juvenile between Lake Andes and Marty. Officials ruled it accidental. According to an obituary from Crosby Jaeger Funeral Home, 11-year-old Landon Martin died of an accident on March 19. No other information was available.
Mitchell residents can see first-hand the vibrant colors of various stained glass windows of some of the city's oldest churches in an upcoming tour. The Sanctuary Stained Glass Tour, hosted by the First Lutheran Church Women, will be held from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. on March 26. The tour will take window fans on a journey of Mitchell's churches, and is intended to ignite discussion about art, history and gospel behind each stained glass window.
A Bridgewater-Emery student took home an armful of awards — including the top title — at the recent state visual arts competition. Jessica Jaeger, of Bridgewater-Emery High School, was awarded Best in Show for Class B at the third annual State Visual Arts Competition and Gallery in Rapid City on Saturday. The Best in Show award is awarded to one entry in each class, regardless of category, with the highest ranking from the state gallery judges.
A man who stole a vehicle and firearms in Mitchell was sentenced Tuesday to five years in prison. Andrew Kiner, 18, of Mitchell, was sentenced to 10 years in prison, five suspended, for second-degree burglary, three years in prison for third-degree burglary and two years in prison for each of two counts of grand theft. The sentences were ordered to run concurrent, or at the same time, and Kiner was given credit for 128 days served.
Mitchell Technical Institute can now offer another certificate option for its students. On Monday morning, the South Dakota Board of Education approved a new welding certificate option at Mitchell Tech, which will be an alternate second-year option in the existing welding program. While the current program emphasizes machining and manufacturing in its second year, the new certificate will offer a focused emphasis on specialized welding processes like gas metal arc, gas tungsten arc, shielded metal arc and flux core arc.
Grass near the Dakotafest grounds caught fire Monday when a garbage burn grew out of control. At about 11:45 a.m., six Mitchell firefighters responded to a call just west of the Dakotafest grounds, southeast of Mitchell, where a patch of grass caught flame. According to firefighter Rob Parker, who was the officer in charge of the incident, the land's owner, Gary Schlaffman, was burning a rubbish pile when the wind shifted and carried embers from the fire and burned less than one acre of grass.
A look at news from around the region, as reported by weekly newspapers: Freeman FREEMAN PUBLIC FACING FINANCIAL SHORTFALL: The Freeman School District is facing a financial challenge that could lead to a decision by the school board to opt out of the state-imposed tax freeze for the first time in 15 years. The district's general fund is currently in the red with a $35,444 deficit. At this time last year, the general fund balance was $465,270.