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A Mitchell man who was scheduled for sentencing Tuesday showed up late and will now spend the next week in jail for failure to contact the court to finish a pre-sentence investigation. Colin Stands, 18, was five minutes late for his sentence hearing Tuesday. He was to be sentenced for aggravated assault. He was arrested in March for hitting a person with a baseball bat. After a brief meeting with his attorney, Phil Carlson, Stands appeared before Judge Rodney Steele. "Court services was unable to complete the pre-sentence investigation in this case because Mr.
ETHAN -- Ethan's Darbi Gustafson had 15 kills and two blocks and Anna Mueller had 11 kills and six blocks in a five-set win over Mount Vernon/Plankinton Tuesday night in a high school volleyball match. Set scores were 26-28, 25-14, 21-25, 29-27, 15-6. Morgan Tuttle added eight kills and two blocks for the Rustlers, who picked up their fourth win of the year. Whitney Endres recorded 11 digs and two aces and Tori Pollreisz finished with six digs and Holley Lindeman added 34 assists two blocks. MV/P was led by Dani Stolz, who had 11 kills and five blocks.
The Davison County commissioners will meet in regular session at 9 a.m. today in the Commissioners' Room at the courthouse, 200 E. Fourth Ave., Mitchell. 9 a.m. Call to Order, Pledge of Allegiance, approval of past meeting minutes, citizens input. 9:30 a.m. Opening of bids for county jail shower project. 9:45 a.m. Treasurer Brenda Veldheer, regarding advertising for a new Deputy III hire. 10 a.m. 2013 Provisional budget hearing. 10:15 a.m. Jail Administrator Don Radel, to explain an unapproved bill for $6000 and a travel request. 10:30 a.m.
PIERRE -- Seven weeks after Gov. Dennis Daugaard announced a comprehensive driver license improvement plan, most wait times have been reduced significantly at Sioux Falls exam stations, his office says. The governor ordered the plan implemented on July 11 after learning that some applicants for driver licensing services were waiting for 120 minutes or longer at the two Sioux Falls exam stations.
SPRINGFIELD -- The South Dakota State Supreme Court filed an opinion this week stripping a Springfield man of a $500,000 jury award after he was struck by a turning tractor in 2009. John Walter, who may have been under the influence of alcohol while riding his motorcycle at the time of the accident, will need a retrial in the case if he hopes to receive any money for the accident. The opinion stated that Walter's lawyers misled the jury in a trial against the driver of the tractor, John Fuks, last year by implying that Walter wasn't impaired at all because he wasn't prosecuted for a
GANN VALLEY -- Lightning struck some alfalfa bales south of Gann Valley around 12:30 p.m. Thursday and started them on fire, said Buffalo County Sheriff Wayne Willman. The fire burned about four acres of grass and hay, and about 100 bales, owned by David and Jeffrey Fuegen. Willman estimated each bale to be worth about $100, and the total loss to be about $10,000 or more. Kimball and Gann Valley fire departments responded to the fire and were still on scene at 5 p.m. Area farmers, ranchers and neighbors also came to aid in fighting the fire.
Police officials say damages were minimal after a trailer caught fire outside the Corn Palace Motel Wednesday morning. The Mitchell Police Department received a call at 1:35 a.m. Wednesday, when an 8-by-10 flat trailer full of old newspapers was reported to be on fire, according to police reports. Police said the fire was started by an "undetermined cause." They said there were minor damages to the trailer, which was parked on Burr Street by the motel, and officers were able to move the trailer before any buildings were damaged. No one was injured.
The Mitchell Historic Preservation Commission will discuss proposed façade improvement plans for the Midtown Plaza when it meets at noon today. The city and Mitchell Main Street & Beyond have created a fund to assist downtown business owners to improve their façades.
A Mitchell girl was cited following a two-vehicle accident Tuesday evening. Around 5:10 p.m., Alyssa Green, a 15-year-old from Mitchell, was driving a 1992 Chevrolet pickup south at the intersection of Sanborn Boulevard and Hanson Street, according to Mitchell Police Division reports. Green turned left and the front end of her pickup struck a 1980 Yamaha Moped driven by Nickolas Schrupp, 23, who was going north through the intersection. According to police, the pickup also struck Schrupp's left leg. No injuries were reported, and police reports estimate $800 in damage to Gr
SPRINGFIELD -- Details are unknown at this time but a woman and a young girl were airlifted to a Sioux Falls hospital following a single vehicle accident on Highway 37 near 308th Avenue Saturday around 2 p.m. about four miles north of Springfield. Units from the Bon Homme County Sheriff's office and the Tyndall Police Department responded, as did Springfield and Tyndall ambulances.