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A look at news from around the region, as reported by weekly newspapers: Woonsocket FIREFIGHTER STATUE ERECTED AT FIRE HALL: Through the generosity of the family of the late Kenny Bennett, there is a new statue of a firefighter in front of the Woonsocket Fire Hall. Bennett's wife and two daughters donated money to the Woonsocket Fire Department, and the department decided to purchase the statue. — Sanborn Weekly Journal Freeman
WAGNER—A Charles Mix County sheriff's deputy was arrested Friday. According to county officials, Deputy Jesse McLaughlin was arrested on grand theft charges for allegedly stealing a gun. No other details were immediately available.
Here are bankruptcy filings in U.S. Bankruptcy Court, District of South Dakota, for Dec. 28, through Jan. 3. 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. • Aberdeen: Jeffrey Andrew Anderson, Chapter 13. • Huron: Bruce Edward Dudley, Chapter 13.
Here are five stories to know heading into Friday: 1. Daily Republic Sports gives you the rundown on all the area basketball action from Thursday night. 2. The mother of a the man who shot a sheriff's deputy in a 2015 standoff has sued Brule and Buffalo counties.
ETHAN — A steel shed is likely a complete loss following a Wednesday evening fire, authorities said. At approximately 5:30 p.m., the Ethan Fire Department received a call about a structure fire approximately 2 miles north of 265th Street, on 405th Avenue, near Ethan, according to the Davison County Sheriff's Office. It was unclear what caused the blaze and at least one ATV-type vehicle was destroyed, according to the sheriff's office.
Good morning. Here are five stories to know headed into Thursday, Jan. 4, 2018. 1. What authorities called a 'mini Old Faithful' in Mitchell caused quite a scare Wednesday — when first-responders thought someone may have fallen through the ice.
A pipe system on Lake Mitchell is to blame for a 911 call Wednesday claiming a person fell through the ice. According to Mitchell Assistant Fire Chief Paul Morris, dispatch received a 911 call at 2:33 p.m. that a person driving a snowmobile or ATV had gone through the ice on the west end of Lake Mitchell.
The following cases were among those heard Wednesday during a circuit court session at the Davison County Public Safety Center in Mitchell. Guilty pleas and admissions • Robert Shields,18, of Mitchell, pleaded guilty to possession of a controlled schedule I or II substance. He was sentenced to four years of probation. Not guilty pleas • William Mathiason, 33, of Bridgewater, pleaded not guilty to grand theft of more than $2,500 and less than $5,000. A trial is set for April 10.
Crews with Northwestern Energy were at Mitchell's Iverson Chrysler for more than two hours repairing a gas meter that was struck by a vehicle. According to Northwestern spokesman Tom Glanzer, a person was moving snow with their vehicle at approximately 2:30 p.m. Wednesday and bumped into the meter, cracking it. To repair the crack, the gas and heat were shut off to the Iverson Chrysler building until repairs were complete, Glanzer said. There were no injuries.
The New Year's celebration got a bit out of hand for one truck driver who stopped in Mitchell. On Wednesday morning, Mitchell police received a call about a truck at the I-90 Travel Center that had been parked and running since New Year's Eve. The company that owns the truck uses GPS navigation to track its location and saw it had been parked in the same location for a few days, and contacted police to look into it.