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A Mitchell man will retain his seat on a national education board. Neil Putnam, a member of the Mitchell Board of Education, was re-elected as a representative from the Western Region for the National School Boards Association. NSBA's 150 school board member Delegate Assembly held elections during NSBA's Annual Conference held April 8-11 in Boston, Massachusetts.
A registered sex offender allegedly stayed overnight at a residence next to a day care in Mitchell. Gerald Ironshooter, of Mitchell, resided on the night of March 20 in a residence located across the street from a day care that teaches preschool, court documents state. According to court documents, Ironshooter is a registered sex offender, having been convicted of sexual abuse of a minor in 2015. Ironshooter was charged with violating community safety zone restrictions, a class 6 felony, punishable upon conviction by up to two years in prison and a $4,000 fine.
Prosecutors dismissed a charge of grand theft against a woman involved in a five-person arrest in December in Mitchell. Hailee Flores, 23, of Parkston, appeared in court on April 14 in Davison County, and a charge of grand theft valued between $5,000 and $100,000, a class 4 felony, was dismissed. The charge stemmed from a Dec. 23 incident when Flores and Joe Thomas, 26, of Chicago, allegedly took a pickup in Mitchell, fled from law enforcement and crashed on the Interstate 90 exit to Riverside Road.
Without a fully formed parking committee, Mayor Jerry Toomey expects his proposal to remove trailers and campers from the city's streets to be tabled again. Toomey said he is still looking for one more opponent of his plan to join an 11-person parking committee he pitched in an effort to hash out concerns.
ETHAN — A shed near Ethan was deemed a total loss after it mistakenly caught fire during a controlled burn. Approximately a dozen Ethan firefighters responded to an out-of-control burn at about 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, about one mile east of the town. A fire was started at the property, owned by Joe Weiland, to remove old wood and clean up the yard, said Ethan Assistant Fire Chief Ron Miiller.
WAGNER — Names have been released in the one-vehicle fatal crash that occurred Tuesday evening. James Fischer, 22, of Lake Andes, has been identified as the person who died the...
A Mitchell teacher is still in the running for the 2017 South Dakota Teacher of the Year Award. Cindy Gerlach, who teaches family and consumer sciences for the Mitchell School District, has won the regional teacher of the year award, which makes her eligible for the state award.
PRESHO — The vehicle of a murder suspect was found in Lyman County Wednesday morning. Lyman County Sheriff Steve Manger said Jared Stone's 1998 blue Chevrolet Lumina was found Wednesday morning at mile marker 226 on Interstate 90 near Presho. An arrest warrant for Stone, 21, has been issued in the shooting of 28-year-old Wagner resident Baptiste White Eyes, who was shot in the head outside a casino in Sioux Falls Friday evening. White Eyes later died at Sanford USD Medical Center.
The following cases were among those heard during a circuit court session Friday at the Davison County Public Safety Center in Mitchell: • Timothy Bingham, 54, of Mitchell, was sentenced to five years in prison, suspended to 180 days in jail with credit for 26 days served, for possession of methamphetamine and was placed on probation for four years. Charges of ingestion of methamphetamine and possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia were dismissed.
LAKE ANDES — Three people facing felony charges stemming from an investigation surrounding South Dakota's GEAR UP grant program pleaded not guilty Wednesday, and more charges could soon be filed...