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The following cases were among those heard Tuesday during a circuit court session at the Davison County Public Safety Center in Mitchell: • Johnnie Tassler, 34, of Mitchell, admitted to violating his probation on a third-offense drunken driving conviction by failing to keep appointments with his court services officer, failing to reschedule appointments, and failing to pay court costs and fines; updated presentence investigation ordered, sentencing scheduled for November, work search authorized while he's in jail. • Brady Bushby, 25, of Mitchell, admitted to violating his probation on a poss
A Mitchell man was sentenced Tuesday to serve 180 days in jail for two convictions of possession of child pornography. Chad Hamilton, 42, pleaded guilty to the charges in July after it was found he possessed five photos of children engaged in prohibited sexual acts. Judge Tim Bjorkman sentenced Hamilton to two suspended 10-year prison terms, which will run consecutive, or one after the other. He must serve the 180 days in county jail, with 60 days starting immediately.
PIERRE — BankWest employees from across South Dakota traded their dress shoes for sneakers and hit the streets this summer. As a result, more than two dozen charities recently received...
ARMOUR — Golden Living Center, of Armour, donated $1,000 on Monday to the Yankton Rural Area Health Education Center. AHEC will use the donation to recruit certified nursing assistants in rural health care facilities in South Dakota. The donation was part of Golden Living’s community support initiative grant program. Since the program’s inception in 2005, over 1,689 grants have been awarded, contributing $1,617,000 into communities the company serves. — Source: Golden Living Center
The Mitchell High School Friend de Coup Show Choir announced its 2014-2015 schedule on Monday. Chris Miller, MHS vocal director, said in a press release the show choir’s fi rst public performances would be Up With Show “Under the Tree with FDC, at 7:30 p.m. on Dec. 4, 5 and 6 at the MHS auditorium. The Friend de Coup Community Show will be at 7 p.m. on Jan. 27 at the auditorium. The annual dinner theater event is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. on March 24, 26 and 27 and at 5 p.m. March 28, all at the Corn Palace. Competition dates include: • Jan.
A Lake Andes man is accused of raping his niece. Neulan Dion III, 19, was invited to stay at the victim's home in June, the night of a pow wow at the Fort Randall Casino near Wagner. According to court documents, Dion and the victim were alone at the residence and they began wrestling in the livingroom. He pursued the victim to a bedroom where he "forcibly removed" pieces of the victim's clothes, court documents say.
Three juveniles were arrested Monday after South Dakota Highway Patrol troopers found marijuana in vehicles in a Mitchell High School parking lot. The highway patrol ran five drug dogs through the high school at the request of district personnel, Trooper John Lord said. Lord and his dog, Aros, were one of the teams that searched the school and its property. The other dogs and their handlers came from Vermillion, Sioux Falls and Clark. “The search began at 10 a.m.,” Lord said. “We did the parking lots and lockers.
LAKE ANDES — A Lake Andes woman has been named the recipient of a national award for American Indian leaders. Flo Clairmont, a Lake Andes resident and member of the Yankton Sioux Tribe, is among the 2014 winners of the Native American 40 under 40 award. According to a press release from the National Center for American Indian Enterprise Development, Clairmont will be honored Wednesday during a gala at the Potawatomi Hotel and Casino in Milwaukee, Wis. According to the press release, the Native American 40 under 40 is an award bestowed upon individuals under the age of 40, nominated by
The Mitchell High School Friend de Coup Show Choir announced its 2014-2015 schedule on Monday. Chris Miller, MHS vocal director, said in a press release the show choir's first public performances would be Up With Show "Under the Tree with FDC, at 7:30 p.m. on Dec. 4, 5 and 6 at the MHS auditorium. The Friend de Coup Community Show will be at 7 p.m. on Jan. 27 at the auditorium. The annual dinner theater event is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. on March 24, 26 and 27 and at 5 p.m. March 28, all at the Corn Palace. Competition dates include: • Jan.
A Mitchell man pleaded down to a misdemeanor last week after agreeing to a plea deal in a rape case. Anthony Paulsen, 21, was accused of fourth-degree rape in August 2013, which means the alleged victim was between 13 and 16 years old and the perpetrator is more than three years older than the victim. Paulsen pleaded guilty through his attorney on Thursday to causing a child to become a child in need of supervision, which is a misdemeanor.