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WAGNER — Three Charles Mix County residents were charged with distributing drugs during controlled buys executed by law enforcement over the last two years in Wagner. Melvin Hopkins, 54, of Lake Andes, Robert Foolbull, 32, of Wagner, and George Cournoyer, 38, of Wagner, were each charged with distributing and possessing methamphetamine for selling varying amounts to a confidential informant in 2015 and 2016.
Jerry Opbroek, of Mitchell, was recently inducted into the South Dakota 4-H Shooting Sports Hall of Fame's Class of 2017. Opbroek has been involved with the state's 4-H shooting sports program for 33 years. The induction was held in conjunction with the State Spring Shoot April 28-30 in Fort Pierre.
A Mitchell man charged with escaping from law enforcement after receiving a medical procedure admitted Tuesday to violating probation. David Larvie, 26, admitted to failing to complete a moral reconation therapy program during a circuit court hearing at the Davison County Public Safety Center, and his attorney said he is expected to plead guilty to first-degree escape in two weeks.
Showtimes and ticket prices were announced Tuesday for the 2017 Corn Palace Festival. According to a press release sent out Tuesday morning, ticket prices and times will be as follows: • On Aug. 25, Eddie Money will perform at 8 p.m. and doors open at 7 p.m. Tickets will be $40 for general admission and reserved seating. • On Aug. 26, Blackhawk and Diamond Rio will take the stage at 7:30 p.m. and 9 p.m., respectively, and doors open at 6:30 p.m. Tickets will be $42 for general admission and $52 for VIP tickets.
A Mitchell man accused of possessing more than 1,000 fentanyl pills pleaded not guilty Tuesday to all charges. Jacob Hubbs, 20, pleaded not guilty to three felonies related to possession and intent to distribute fentanyl, after law enforcement executed a search warrant on April 24 at Hubbs' residence and allegedly found more than 1,000 fentanyl pills and approximately $11,000 in cash.
The following cases were disposed in Davison County Magistrate Court between April 24 and May 8. • Tanner Jeffrey Pereboom, 19, Mitchell; driving with revoked (not suspended) license; $200 fine; $84 costs; 10 days in jail; 10 days suspended; conditions: pay fines, costs and fees; have no like offenses; obey all laws.
The Mitchell Regional Habitat for Humanity received funds that will allow the organization to break ground on another home. First National Bank announced Monday the Mitchell group was awarded a $15,000 Community Development Grant. This is the second time the group has received the grant. Last year, the group was awarded $20,000. The money will help finish a house the group is working on, as well has break ground on the next house, according to Shane Michelson, president of the Mitchell Regional Habitat for Humanity.
KIMBALL — A White Lake teen suffered minor injuries in a rollover crash Saturday near Kimball. According to the Kimball Police Department, three teenagers, all from White Lake, were traveling westbound on 244th Street, about six miles north of Kimball, in a four-door sedan when the driver lost control of the vehicle near the intersection with Highway 45 and entered the north ditch. When the vehicle, traveling at about 55 mph, hit a wet spot in the road, the driver overcorrected and left the roadway, causing the vehicle to roll.
OACOMA — A single-vehicle rollover crash Saturday morning hospitalized one man, who is believed to have been intoxicated at the time, authorities said. Jordan Thompson, 33, of Chamberlain, was driving a 2006 Pontiac Torrent northbound on Cooper School Road, approximately four miles southwest of Oacoma, when he lost control of the vehicle and struck a power pole, according to the Lyman County Sheriff's Office. At about 3:30 a.m., Thompson's vehicle entered the ditch, struck the power pole and rolled onto its roof, officials said.
TRIPP — Three people suffered serious injuries Sunday night after a vehicle crashed into a horse-drawn carriage near Tripp, authorities said. Three passengers from the carriage were transported to a Parkston hospital by Tripp Ambulance, according to the South Dakota Department of Public Safety. Authorities said a 2001 Ford Taurus, believed to be traveling approximately 65 mph, struck the carriage at the intersection of Highway 37 and Highway 18, about one mile northwest of Tripp. The crash occurred at approximately 10:30 p.m.