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PRESHO -- The 31st annual St. Patrick's Day celebration will be on March 16 in Presho. City eateries will begin serving traditional recipes at sunrise. At 8 a.m. the annual rummage sale kicks off at the American Lutheran Church. Registration for the Shamrock Shuffle 3K fun run will begin at 10 a.m. at Jet Lanes bowling alley. The run begins at noon. There will be an opportunity to kiss the Chip of the Blarney Stone as well as purchase St. Pat's T-shirts. The annual parade will begin at 2 p.m. with lineup at 1:30 p.m. Prizes will be awarded. Mass on the eve of St.
PIERRE -- There could be a proposed constitutional amendment that would make it harder for voters to raise state taxes. Senators could be voting as early as this afternoon on the proposal, SJR 2, from Republican Corey Brown, of Gettysburg. It would require a two-thirds majority of voters for a new tax or a tax increase to be passed at the ballot box. This came out of the Senate Tax Committee on a 6-1 vote with only Democrat Chuck Welke, of Warner, opposed.
PIERRE -- There is a major hearing Wednesday on various school-aid proposals, including SB 191 from Sen. Larry Rhoden, R- Union Center. It seeks to increase the total state aid and local taxes for general education support per student to $4,626.65 for the 2013-2014 school year from the present $4,490.92. Gov. Dennis Daugaard proposed the 3 percent maximum allowed under state law, for a total of $4,625.65. That would be an increase of $134.73 per student over the current base.
The Mitchell Planning and Zoning Commission will review three plats and one plan during its meeting today. A plat of G.W. Schlaffman tract 1 in the southeast quarter of Section 26, T 103 N, R 60 W of the fifth prime meridian in Davison County will come before them. A plat of Lot 2-A of the Circle K Ranch Third Addition, is on the agenda. A plat of Lots 16 and 16A of Enemy Creek Estates, will also be reviewed. A plan for the Mueller Lumber Morningview Subdivision in the Morningview Addition is also on the agenda.
The Davison County commissioners will learn Sheriff Steve Brink's choice for a chief deputy when that board meets in regular session at 9 a.m. Tuesday in the Commissioner's Room at the Courthouse, 200 E. Fourth Ave., Mitchell. Brink stated last week that he is considering three in-house applicants for the position, which was formerly held by himself when he was chief deputy under former Davison County Sheriff Dave Miles. The agenda also includes: 9 a.m. Pledge of Allegiance, approval of past meeting minutes, citizen input. 9:30 a.m.
As part of the 2012-13 Mitchell Area Concert Association concert series, the fan-favored Church Basement Ladies will perform their sequel Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. at the Corn Palace. It's "A Second Helping" of the Church Basement Ladies, which promotion materials describe as a show about "life, death and new adventures in the world and in their lives." Set in 1969, the show focuses on the escapades of the women of the Lutheran church basement kitchen during everything from Missionary Night to Super Bowl Sunday.
A 20-year-old Mitchell man faces multiple charges after allegedly entering a local woman's home and stealing a television and video game system. Trevor Jacob Kohlrus was arrested Thursday and charged with second-degree burglary and first-degree petty theft as a result of the allegations. The value of the stolen items is less than $1,000. If convicted, Kohlrus faces a maximum of 15 years in prison and a $30,000 fine for burglary, a felony, and one year in jail and a $2,000 fine for theft, a misdemeanor.
Mitchell Main Street & Beyond presented awards during its annual meeting Thursday night at the County Fair Banquet Hall in Mitchell. In addition to setting goals and electing officers, the organization presented awards to six people during the meeting, starting with the Heritage Award. MMS&B Program Director Molly Goldsmith said the award is meant to recognize building rehabilitation, and it went to Jeff Logan for the Branson Bank project at 112 E. Second St.
A Mitchell man was arrested in the early morning hours Saturday for third-offense drunken driving. John Tassler, 32, was pulled over by police after he stopped in the westbound lane of First Avenue after running through the southbound stop sign on North Kimball Street, court documents say. The officer noticed Tassler's breath smelled of alcohol and he was having trouble keeping his balance, court documents say. Tassler's blood alcohol content was allegedly found to be 0.236 around the time of his arrest.
A Mitchell man faces multiple charges for allegedly entering four vehicles without permission Saturday in the 1500 block of North Kimball Street. Charles Medicine Horn, 21, was arrested after an officer followed "distinctive" footprints in the recently fallen snow from the vehicles through a wooded area and to an apartment at 1515 N. Davison St., court documents say. The officer spoke with Medicine Horn's sister and found Medicine Horn "passed out on the couch," court documents say. Medicine Horn is charged with four counts of criminal entry of a motor vehicle, a misdemeanor.