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WAGNER — Two people are scheduled to appear in court this month after allegedly cracking a man's skull with a wooden club and a metal bat. Wagner residents Regina Primeaux, 49, and Roger Selwyn, 51, were arrested Feb. 19 and charged with aggravated assault after allegedly striking a man multiple times with an aluminum bat and wooden club, according to court documents.
A look at news from around the region, as reported by weekly newspapers: Scotland CRACKER BARREL SCHEDULED FOR SATURDAY: A District 19 Legislative cracker barrel and town hall meeting will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Corner Grocery in Scotland. There will be brief opening remarks by each legislator, with a maximum of five minutes, allowing as much time as possible for public questions and answers. The public is encouraged to attend. — Avon Clarion Chamberlain
EMERY — Nobody was injured in a barn fire that totaled a farmer's equipment Thursday evening. Around 6 p.m. Thursday, the Emery Fire Department responded to a fire approximately six miles northwest of Emery, where a tractor was on fire. The tractor was burning inside of a barn. Crews with the fire department hosed down the equipment and pulled the tractor out of the barn, according to Emery Fire Chief Brian Leitheiser. No damage was caused to the hog barn, Leitheiser said, but the tractor was totaled. The cause for the fire is unknown, Leitheiser said.
A Mitchell man will soon join 200 bikes on a 2,400-mile trek. Brian Klock, owner of Mitchell's Klock Werks, was selected as the "Angel Rider" for the 23rd Anniversary Kyle Petty Charity Ride Across America. He was nominated by former NASCAR driver and NBC racing analyst Kyle Petty. Every year, an Angel Rider is selected to participate in the ride free of charge based on nominations received for an individual who is instrumental in their local community.
Even though former NFL linebacker Chad Greenway is retired, he's still busy making a difference. The Mount Vernon native started a national campaign earlier this week to fund childhood cancer research. The now-retired Minnesota Viking set a goal to raise $52,000 for the research in a partnership between Chad Greenway's Lead the Way Foundation and St. Baldrick's Foundation.
Countless hours of service earned a Mitchell educator the title of "hometown hero" this week. Cindy Bierman, a special education teacher at Mitchell High School, was honored through the Modern Woodmen's Hometown Hero Program Tuesday. As a part of the program, members of the Mitchell Modern Woodmen youth service club presented Bierman with a certificate and a $50 award to be donated to a charitable organization of Bierman's choice. She chose Love Feast.
LOWER BRULE — A Colorado man was sentenced to two years in custody by a federal judge for intending to distribute methamphetamine in South Dakota. James Boswell, 29, of Colorado Springs, Colorado, was sentenced on Feb. 13 to two years in custody, with three years of supervised release, for conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine, according to the office of United States Attorney Randolph Seiler.
The following cases were among those heard Tuesday during a circuit court session at the Davison County Public Safety Center in Mitchell. Guilty pleas and sentencings
A quick and easy meeting of the Davison County Commission led to the approval of several bids for highway department purchases. The commission approved bids for various supplies and projects throughout the year at its regular meeting on Tuesday at the Davison County North Offices. Bids for chemical purchases for the Weed Department, however, were tabled until the Weed Board could meet, according to Auditor Susan Kiepke.
One Mitchell Christian School student is putting her mark for all-state band. Eighth-grader Staci Wolbrink was presented a three-year member award last weekend at the South Dakota Middle School All-State Band competition in Huron. Wolbrink has been a member of the honor band for all three years of competition. The 18th Annual Middle School All-State Band competition holds two bands each year: the festival band and honor band.