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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.
From left, Adamef Punt, Roger Feenstra, Jim Tegethoff, Randy Breukelman and Mel Veurink enjoy each other's conversation Saturday during the Tolsma family reunion held near Lake Mitchell. Seven families were represented this year for the event that is held by a different family member or relative of the original Tolsma family every three years, dating back to 1977. Family members flew or drove in from Indiana and Idaho on Friday to celebrate the reunion this weekend.
MITCHELL -- Herb Uttecht, 78 of Mitchell, has received recognition of retirement award from the South Dakota School Transportation Association for his 10 years of service with Dietrich Bus Service in Mitchell. Uttecht farmed in the Corsica and Armour area for over 50 years, and worked on the Corsica School Board for 16 years before moving to Mitchell to drive bus for Bill Fergen, manager of the Dietrich Bus Service. "Herb did a heck of a job for me," Fergen said. "I hope I find more guys like Herb." Uttecht grew up driving semi-trucks while farming, but never thought he would drive bus.
LAKE ANDES -- The totals in the Charles Mix County Sheriff's Democratic primary were changed, but the winner remained the same following a recount Monday. DesaRae Gravatt has won the nomination by the same two-vote margin she held two weeks ago when the primary election was held, winning by a 325-323 margin. The current Wagner police officer defeated Gene Niehus, the former Wagner police chief who called for the recount.
Mitchell Main Street & Beyond's Summer Soulstice Arts Festival is almost here. The Summer Soulstice Arts Festival is Saturday in downtown Mitchell. The festival will run from noon to 8:30 p.m., with live music ending at 9:30 p.m. The festival returns after a three-year hiatus. The traditional community arts in the park was held in Hitchcock Park for more than 30 years.