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CHAMBERLAIN -- A Kimball man was sentenced Tuesday to four years in prison on a manufacturing, distributing or possessing drugs conviction, according to court documents. John Laubach, 43, was charged with manufacturing, distribution or possession of drugs, methamphetamine, in August 2013 and pleaded guilty to the charge in April. Laubach was arrested in August and pleaded guilty to the charge in April. He was arrested after business owners in Chamberlain and Kimball reported someone had passed counterfeit money.
The South Dakota Department of Transportation is advising motorists that work will begin on five bridges in the Mitchell area on June 23. Work is set to begin on the two structures on Highway 1804 near the Platte Creek Recreational Area with a bridge deck overlay, concrete bridge rail and guardrail work. The contractor will then move to complete a deck overlay and upgrade concrete bridge rail on a Highway 281 bridge, one mile south of the Beadle County line.
Mitchell Regional Habitat for Humanity received a $15,000 donation from Wells Fargo, according to a news release. Through its Housing Foundation and Team Member Volunteer Program, Wells Fargo donated the funds and committed 60 hours of volunteer support to the local branch of the nonprofit. The funds will be used to complete construction of a new home at 1004 E. 1st Ave. in Mitchell, for Habitat partner homeowner, Amy Jorgensen, and her family, according a Wells Fargo news release. On Wednesday, Wells Fargo family and friends will host a work day from 5:30 to 8 p.m.
On Page A3 of Monday's edition, Adames Punt's name was misspelled in a photo cutline for the Tolsma family reunion that took place in Mitchell last Saturday.
The following cases were among those heard Tuesday during circuit court at the Davison County Public Safety Center. • Wesley Jarabek, 24, of Mitchell, entered a written denial of probation violation on a possession of controlled substance conviction; Judge Tim Bjorkman authorized work release from jail, medical release to get medications from a physician and a furlough of two hours to get work clothing; Bjorkman scheduled a court trial for July. • Alicia Mosser, 18, of Mitchell, pleaded not guilty to two charges of fourth-degree rape; she was accused in March of having consensual sex with tw
The South Dakota Department of Transportation says crack sealing operations will take place on several highways in the Mitchell area. The contractor will move from one project to the next in the following order: • Interstate 90: 22 miles, from Exit 296 (White Lake) to Exit 319 (Mount Vernon). Exits 296 and 308 and the White Lake Rest Areas will be crack sealed. Work began June 10 and will take about two weeks to complete. • Highway 45: 10 miles, from Kimball north. Approximate time to complete this route is four days. • Highway 47: 13 miles, from the Nebraska border north to Burke.
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Northwestern Division announced Tuesday it will reduce releases from Gavins Point Dam following heavy rain across parts of the Missouri River Basin, in an effort to lessen flood risk downstream. "Gavins Point Dam releases will be reduced from 30,000 cubic feet per second (cfs) to 12,000 cfs in response to increased tributary flows," said Jody Farhat, chief of the Missouri River Water Management Division.
A Mitchell man accused of fourth-degree rape pleaded guilty Tuesday to the charge. Zachary Dilley, 19, entered his plea during court at the Davison County Public Safety Center. Dilley is convicted of fourth-degree rape for having a consensual sexual experience with a teenager at least three years younger than him. Fourth-degree rape means the alleged victim was between 13 and 16 years old and the perpetrator is more than three years older than the victim. According to court documents, Dilley committed a sexual act with the victim between Aug. 1 and Sept.
CHAMBERLAIN -- Avery O. Thompson, Chamberlain, will celebrate his 93rd birthday on Friday, June 20. His family requests a card shower. Greetings may be sent to P.O. Box 267, Chamberlain, S.D., 57325.
The Mitchell Public Library will be closed June 23-24 for construction. The library will reopen at 10 a.m. on June 25.