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Good morning! Here are five stories to know headed into Monday, Jan. 2, 2018! Happy New Year. 1. The Mitchell City Council is set to meet tonight -- here's a preview of the regular meeting. 2. It was cold this past weekend. So cold, a 90-year-old record fell on Saturday.
A broken pipe in the sprinkler system at the Mitchell High School Performing Arts Center caused minor flooding Monday. At 1:15 p.m., the Mitchell Fire Division arrived on the scene and found a broken pipe in a coat closet near the east side of the building. According to Ben Vanden Hoek, Mitchell Fire battalion chief, no fire or injuries were reported. The sprinkler system was shut off and everyone in the building at the time was evacuated by the time first responders arrived.
Those who attend Tuesday's Davison County Commission meeting can expect to sit outside of commission chambers for most of the meeting. Three consecutive closed-door executive sessions will be held by the five-person board, including discussions with Davison County Deputy State's Attorney James Taylor, Sheriff Steve Brink and Director of Equalization Kathy Goetsch. The meeting kicks off at 9 a.m. at the Davison County North Offices in Mitchell, and the executive sessions are planned from 10:15 a.m. through 11:10 a.m. Agenda items
Some residents near Lake Mitchell are without power on this frigid New Year’s Day as NorthWestern Energy crews are trying to solve an outage impacting 138 of its customers. A breaker at the Lake Mitchell substation opened at approximately 8:30 a.m. Monday, which initially impacted 948 customers, according to Tom Glanzer, NorthWestern Energy, company spokesman for Northwestern.
The following cases were disposed in Davison County Magistrate Court between Dec. 4 and Dec. 18. • Jessica Lee King, 26, Huron; second-degree petty theft, $400 or less; $174 fine; $66 costs; five days in jail; five days suspended; conditions: pay fines, costs and fees; have no like offenses; obey all laws. • Dayne Chad Clark, 19, Mitchell; possession of alcohol by minor; $54 fine; $66 costs; five days in jail; five days suspended; conditions: pay fines, costs and fees; have no like offenses; obey all laws.
A look at news from around the region, as reported by weekly newspapers: Lyman County GREATER LYMAN FOUNDATION NEARING GOAL: The Greater Lyman Foundation is nearing its fundraising goal of $500,000, with $474,819.95 in the bank. Once $500,000 is reached, the GLF will receive a $20,000 grant from the South Dakota Community Foundation. Donations are tax deductible and can be sent to the Greater Lyman Foundation, PO Box 187 in Kennebec. — The Lyman County Herald Avon
Nine nominees were submitted to The Daily Republic to help choose the 2017 Person of the Year. Below are descriptions of selected nominees in alphabetical order. Brock Burlack For the past year, Brock Burlack has worked as the store director of Coborn's Superstore in Mitchell. Burlack was nominated for his many fundraising initiatives in the community, including to the Kickoff to Summer in May, which raised money for the Veterans Park. Chad Greenway
ALEXANDRIA — Charges are pending against an Oacoma man after his vehicle collided with a snow plow. At 9:56 a.m. on Friday, 26-year-old Bryce Barbee was traveling east on Interstate 90, near mile marker 352, when he saw a vehicle attempting to exit the south ditch into the eastbound lanes, according to the South Dakota Department of Public Safety. Barbee moved the semi he was driving over to the passing lane and a short distance later rear-ended a South Dakota Department of Transportation-owned snow plow.
PIERRE — Gov. Dennis Daugaard is ordering flags to fly half-staff at the state Capitol on Tuesday, Jan. 2, to honor the life of former state Sen. Robert L. 'Bob' Miller. Miller, of Kimball, represented his district in the South Dakota Senate from 1971 to 1974. Miller was 80 years old and died on Thursday, Dec. 28. His funeral will be held on Tuesday at the St. Margaret Catholic Church in Kimball.
A Mitchell man was arrested for allegedly strangling his wife and threatening her with a handgun. Kreg Koeshall, 56, was charged with domestic abuse aggravated assault. A status hearing is scheduled for Jan. 11. At approximately 2:26 a.m. on Dec. 17, Mitchell Police received a call from a Koeshall's wife. She told law enforcement Koeshall assaulted and threatened her with a handgun, court documents state.