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Here are the stories we think you should know heading into the beginning of the week: 1. The Rev. Gerald Thury celebrated 50 years of priesthood Sunday. We were there for the special Mass and open house.
Over the weekend, these photos of Lake Mitchell were captured by Jeff Shaffer, of rural Mitchell. The photos of algae near the beach and other areas of the lake during what was a calm, hot weekend drew significant interest and discussion. Do you have interesting photos from around the city or region? They could be of anything, and we'd like to see them. How about a video?
PARKSTON — More than 150 people showed support Sunday for the Rev. Gerald Thury, who celebrated 50 years of priesthood. Thury, 77, of Dimock, led a special Mass service at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Parkston and was then honored during an open house in the parish hall. He was born and raised in Parkston, attending Sacred Heart School in Parkston until 1954 and then graduating from Parkston High School in 1958.
The Mitchell Police Division closed off a one-block area Sunday at the intersection of First Avenue and Main Street to neutralize a modified firework, officials said.
The following cases were disposed in Davison County Magistrate Court between the dates of May 8 and May 22. • Debbie Lou Webb, 52, Mount Vernon; give person alcohol ages 18-21 or without parent; $54 fine; $66 costs.
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WAGNER -- The suspect who allegedly assaulted a Wagner police officer has been apprehended. Jubal Grant Jr. was apprehended between 9:30 and 10:30 p.m. on Friday night, according to Wagner Police Chief Tim Simonsen, hours after allegedly assaulting Wagner Police Officer James Flynn . Grant was found Friday night near Marty by the Yankton Sioux Tribal Police.
A Mitchell teen sustained minor injuries in a two-vehicle crash Friday. Haley Stevens, 15, was traveling southbound on Minnesota Street through the intersection with the South Dakota Highway 37 bypass in a 1999 Chevrolet Cavalier when her vehicle was struck by a 1999 Cadillac Escalade, driven eastbound by 18-year-old Masey Lambert, of Mitchell, according to the Mitchell Police Division.
LOWER BRULE — A Lower Brule man was acquitted Thursday of federal charges including assault and resisting and impeding a federal officer. The charges against 36-year-old Anthony Battese stemmed from an incident in which he allegedly resisted a law enforcement officer with a pistol, according to the United States Department of Justice. He was indicted Jan. 19 and charged with assaulting, resisting and impeding a federal officer, assault with a dangerous weapon and brandishing a firearm during a crime of violence.
Four more streets will be closed for water main improvement. The city of Mitchell announced that beginning Tuesday, June 6, Hanson Street and Kimball Street will be closed, starting 8:30 a.m. On Wednesday, Hackberry Avenue and Kimball Street will also be closed, beginning at 8:30 a.m. The city requests the community use alternate routes during these days.