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A Mitchell woman is accused of making fraudulent returns and taking the money at Tractor Supply Company in Mitchell. Cassie Jo Billings, 27, was an employee at Tractor Supply Company. She is charged with grand theft in March for taking more than $1,000 but less than $2,500. The charge carries a maximum penalty upon conviction of two years in prison and a $4,000 fine. Billings told law enforcement that over four months, she wrote down and manually entered stock keeping unit numbers from various items as returns.
A meeting of the Korean War Veterans Association will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the American Legion Hall in Mitchell. David Longworth will be the featured speaker, starting at 11:15 a.m. Longworth, a Watertown resident, has written a book about his experience titled “Survivor,” which is described as the story of a U.S. Navy pilot who left the farm and went off to be a dive bomber in Korea. Longworth will speak about his time in Korea and his life and will have books on hand, as well. Following a business meeting, a meal will be served at 12:15 p.m.
Palace Transit will be open until 10 p.m. on May 12 so passengers can attend the Mitchell Concert Series. All ages are welcome to ride the transit vehicles, which are all wheelchair accessible. To get a ride, passengers must call the office at 995-8440 by 4 p.m. on May 9. The cost for this service is $3 each way. A token or correct change is required. -Source: Palace Transit
Luke Hagen is The Daily Republic's new managing editor. His promotion from assistant editor was announced Friday. The newsroom's top position opened March 17 when then-editor Seth Tupper was promoted to publisher. Tupper selected Hagen from a nationwide field of applicants. "Since he arrived at The Daily Republic in 2008, I've seen Luke dedicate himself to constant improvement," Tupper said. "He possesses a real commitment to journalistic quality, along with a knowledge of Mitchell and the area, and great leadership skills.
About two weeks after the house burned, a man gave police a picture message he received from one of the suspects showing a house on fire with the message, “what we do lol."
The Mitchell Police Division took a report Thursday afternoon of a middle school student who suffered strangulation by another student. “All I can tell you is we’re dealing with two minors, it looks like, from the (Mitchell) middle school,” said Sgt. Ryan Erickson, of the Mitchell Police Division. He said the student came in to the police division with his father and wanted to report the incident to fi le charges. Erickson said there was likely a fight between the two students, but he wouldn’t release any more details as the people involved are juveniles.
Now playing at Mitchell's Luxury 5 Cinema: The Other Woman, Brick Mansions, Heaven Is For Real, Rio 2, Transcendence.
ALEXANDRIA — An accident involving a road grader and a dump truck pulling a trailer resulted in a vicious crash, but no injuries. The crash happened at about 3 p.m. Tuesday on state Highway 38 at the intersection of 423rd Avenue in Jasper Township, about four miles northeast of Alexandria. The road grader, driven by John Bauerle, 69, of Alexandria, was working on 423rd Avenue when it stopped at the intersection’s stop sign.
The following cases were among those heard Tuesday during circuit court at the Davison County Public Safety Center. • Zachary Wharton, 25, of Mitchell, pleaded not guilty to two counts of unauthorized ingestion of a controlled drug or substance, felonies, and use or possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of 2 ounces of marijuana or less, and ingesting intoxicant other than alcohol -- misdemeanors; the matter was set for trial in August. • Anthony Nuss, 24, of Mitchell, pleaded not guilty to two counts of fourth-degree rape; trial was scheduled for August. • Logan Jacobs, 24, of Pierre
A Mitchell man pleaded not guilty Tuesday to grand theft and possession of a controlled substance by theft. Jim Buechler, 59, entered his written plea during court at the Davison County Public Safety Center. Buechler, a former Mitchell Walgreens pharmacist, is accused of taking about $3,500 worth of pills from the pharmacy over a long period of time, according to court documents. He was arrested Jan. 23 and was released that same day on a personal recognizance bond.