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OLIVET -- A Friday fire at a farmstead about one mile north of Olivet destroyed several large pieces of farm equipment, but left a machine shed largely intact. According to Menno Fire Chief Scott Simonsen, firefighters were notified of the fire shortly before 4 a.m.
Tuesday is Election Day for many area school districts and cities, but in some cases elections were canceled because of uncontested races and other factors. Following are summaries of those canceled elections. City elections • Artesian: City finance officer Sue Richard was unopposed for a three-year term. • Avon: Councilors Dennis Dodge (Ward I), Don Kocmich (Ward II) and Mike Petrik (Ward II) are all uncontested and will serve three-year terms. • Burke: Garry Wetzler (Ward I), Vickie Dobesh (Ward II) and Mark Benter (Ward III) all submitted petitions and are unopposed fo
The city of Mitchell has started collecting curbside compost containers on the same day as residents' garbage collection, for those people who have signed up for compost collection. The containers must be curbside and filled only with compostable yard waste -- no tree branches, garbage or garbage bags. To add this service for $4 per month plus the cost of a container, call 995-8465. The compost drop-off site at 1405 W. Eighth Ave. will open Monday. Its hours are from 5 to 8 p.m. on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays and from 1 to 4 p.m.
ETHAN -- A high-speed pursuit early Saturday morning ended when a Davison County sheriff's deputy ended the chase for safety reasons. The chase began shortly after midnight, when Davison County Sheriff's Deputy Darin Moke attempted to stop a vehicle for speeding and erratic driving near the intersection of state Highway 37 and state Highway 42, about one mile west of Ethan, according to Davison County Chief Deputy Steve Harr. In less than 10 minutes, the chase covered 10 miles and speeds exceeded 90 mph, Harr said.
From approximately 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Tuesday, the 600 to 700 blocks of East Fifth Avenue and the 400 block of North Capitol Street in Mitchell will be closed.
Mount Vernon High School has released the honor roll for the third quarter of the academic year. MERIT HONOR ROLL (3.67 to 4.0) Seniors: Deric Denning, Rebecca Glanzer, Cote Hinker, Phillip Millar, Savannah Roberts. Juniors: Christopher Gortmaker, Ashley Graves, Haley Hinker, Haleigh Hoff, Cody Kluth, Charlie Mahaffey. Sophomores: Tate Deinert, Ashley Glanzer, Joseph Johnson, Kyle Koch, Cole Sonne, Emily Wieczorek. Freshmen: Erin Denning. HONOR ROLL (3.0 TO 3.66) Seniors: Olympia Amiday, Haley DeLancey, Caitlyn Dikoff, Kyle Kluth, Alisha Northrup, Johnathan Sweet. Juniors: Robert Beach
The Davison County Commission will open bids for the construction of a new parking lot at the Davison County Courthouse during its regular meeting Tuesday. The meeting will begin at 9 a.m. at the courthouse. Following is the full agenda: • 9 a.m.: Call to order, Pledge of Allegiance, approval of minutes, citizens' input. • 9:30 a.m.: Board of Adjustment. • 9:45 a.m.: Meet with Welfare Director Dawn Grissom to discuss the quarterly welfare report. • 10 a.m.: Meet with Maintenance Supervisor Mark Ruml to open bids for a new parking lot. • 10:15 a.m.
The store and bakery were opened in 1912.
ABERDEEN -- Bridger Gordon, an eighth-grader from Sturgis Williams Middle School, took top honors at the 2014 South Dakota state-level Geographic Bee held Friday at Northern State University. The state winner will receive $100 and an all-expenses-paid trip to Washington, D.C., to represent South Dakota in the national finals of the bee at National Geographic Society headquarters May 19-21.
Chet Brokaw, who for more than three decades covered state government and most every major news event in South Dakota as a reporter and correspondent for The Associated Press, will receive South Dakota Newspaper Association's Distinguished Service Award during the group's upcoming convention. Brokaw will be honored Friday during SDNA's 132nd annual convention in Pierre. Brokaw retired last month at the end of main portion of the 2014 legislative session. He was recognized in both legislative chambers during his last day. Gov. Dennis Daugaard declared March 14 Chet Brokaw Day.