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A Mitchell man made arrangements Tuesday to pay off a 12-year-old judgment against him in Davison County. William Briley, 31, was sentenced to prison on a burglary conviction in 2001 and was released in February. He owes a $253 fine and $1,752.77 in restitution. Briley said he had paid about $180 through funds he earned while in prison. He made an arrangement to pay $50 per month starting in July until the fine and restitution are paid off.
A Mitchell man has been sentenced to three years in prison for possession of methamphetamine. Kenneth Fischer, 51, was arrested for meth possession in March when law enforcement searched his home and found a small amount of the drug along with drug paraphernalia. Fischer also had a probation violation on another drug possession conviction in 2011. Judge Tim Bjorkman reinstated a previously imposed eight-year sentence and suspended five years.
In one of several area school board elections Tuesday, Don Huber and Todd Waldera defeated Don Patzlaff for two seats open on Hanson School District's board. Huber received 316 votes and Waldera received 296 votes, and each will serve a three-year term. Patzlaff received 164 votes. In other elections: In Burke, only one incumbent was re-elected to the two open seats on the Burke School Board. Incumbent Valerie Drey and challenger Joe Kellen were elected to the board, each receiving 189 votes. They will serve three-year terms.
The Second Annual South Dakota Scavenger's Journey will take place Friday through Sunday along a 90-mile stretch of old U.S.
At least four area school districts will hold elections today. Following are summaries of those races. LYMAN SCHOOL: Three people will challenge three Lyman school board incumbents. Incumbents Jodi Smith, Jamie Griffith and Kenny Hamer, and challengers Teresa Hanson, Susan Thomas and Dixie Erikson will vie for three, three-year school board seats. WAGNER SCHOOL: Five people have filed for three Wagner Community School Board seats: incumbents Greg Krcil and Chad Kreeger, along with George Langdeaux, Mike Brunsing and Jill Lindstrom-Danker.
WAGNER -- A 62-year-old Platte woman suffered serious injuries when her SUV collided with a sprayer vehicle shortly before 1:43 p.m.
Discussion of the unstable, shared wall at the Longhorn/ VFW site downtown is on tonight's Mitchell City Council agenda, as is an initial vote on a proposed dollar-a-night tax on occupied hotel rooms. The agenda includes a Public Works Committee meeting at 6:25 p.m., a Traffic Commission Meeting at 7:10 p.m., a Finance Committee meeting at 7:15 p.m. and the City Council meeting at 7:30 p.m., all in the Council Chambers at City Hall, 612 N. Main St. The Longhorn/VFW agenda item is likely to include an update and discussion on the demolition of the two structures' shared wall.
The Davison County commissioners will meet in regular session at 9 a.m. Tuesday in the Commissioners' Room at the courthouse, 200 E. Fourth Ave., Mitchell. The agenda includes: -- 9 a.m. Call to order, approval of meeting minutes, citizen input. -- 9:30 a.m. Board of Adjustment. -- 9:45 a.m. Geographic Information System statewide request. -- 10 a.m. Deputy Chief Court Services Officer Ron Freeman, with a third inquiry on the status of needed space for Drug Court personnel. -- 10:15 a.m.
Following is a partial list of yards that the city of Mitchell has ordered to be mowed by a contractor so far this spring. The Daily Republic attempted to compile complete information on all yards ordered to be mowed this spring, but some information was not provided because officials said it's in the billing process. The amount charged to the property owner includes a $50 fee tacked on by the city. --908 N. Rowley St. Owner: Christopher Wilcox Date mowed: May 24 Amount charged: $125 --519 S. Isadore St. Owner: Penny Overweg Date mowed: May 24 Amount charged: $125 --510 E.
PRESHO -- A Presho man accused of kidnapping will be incarcerated for being a felon and drug user in possession of a firearm. Clint Brown, 36, was sentenced Thursday to 51 months in custody, two years of supervised release and a $100 payment to the Federal Crime Victims Fund. Brown was indicted by a federal grand jury on Aug. 22 and pleaded guilty to the charge on April 1. In 2004, Brown had previously been convicted of three felony offenses arising out of conduct occurring in Lyman County and Pennington County. On Aug.