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A look at news from around the region, as reported by weekly newspapers: Chamberlain LOCAL PHARMACIST RECIPIENT OF TOP HONOR: On Sept. 17, Dr. Jim Bregel, head pharmacist at Lewis Drug in Chamberlain, was awarded the South Dakota Hustead Award, the highest honor for any South Dakota pharmacist. Bregel was publicly recognized at a banquet at his alma mater, South Dakota State University, for the award, commonly referred to as the South Dakota Pharmacist of the Year.
CUSTER STATE PARK — Thousands took to Custer State Park on Friday to witness the wonder that is the annual buffalo roundup. Each year, approximately 12,000 to 14,000 people visit the park to watch as 1,300 buffalo are round up and counted, vaccinated, branded and sorted. It takes 15 park staffers, 60 horseback riders and about 100 staff members and other volunteers to attend to visitors making their way to see the event. And rounding up the buffalo is no small feat.
The Letcher man found guilty of killing a bald eagle was sentenced eight months in custody, according to the U.S. Department of Justice. Ted Nelson, 69, was convicted for unlawful taking of a bald eagle and unlawful use of the pesticide Carbofuran, a poison he injected in cow cascasses to kill predators. The cow carcasses were then eaten by coyotes, and a coyote with poison in its system was eaten by a bald eagle, killing the eagle.
SIOUX FALLS — An area band and ballroom have been chosen to be inducted into the South Dakota Rock and Roll Music Association Hall of Fame next year. The Fabulous Unknowns, of Winner, will be one of eight bands inducted, according to a press release Thursday. Vic's Place, of Dimock, is one of three ballrooms that have also been chosen to become a part of the South Dakota Rock and Roll Music Association (SDRRMA) Hall of Fame.
A man suspected of creating a homemade explosive device in Pukwana was arrested Monday in Mitchell after an alleged domestic assault and a foot chase with police. Donald Pickner, 42, of Pukwana, was charged with possession of methamphetamine, obstructing law enforcement and resisting arrest after he allegedly ran from and struggled with police at the intersection of Second Avenue and Duff Street in Mitchell. At about 10:45 p.m. Monday, officers located Pickner while investigating a domestic assault in Mitchell involving Pickner and his girlfriend, authorities said.
The following cases were disposed in Davison County Magistrate Court between July 4 and July 18. • Cara Lynn Thompson, 18, Mitchell; possession of alcohol by minor; $54 fine; $66 costs. • Trey Michael Hohn, 19, Mitchell; possession alcohol by minor; $100 fine; $66 costs.
WOONSOCKET — The Woonsocket woman who was allegedly murdered in August died from a stab wound to the neck, according to the South Dakota Attorney General's Office. On Aug. 31, 33-year-old Matthew Novak was arrested for the murder of 26-year-old Jennifer Gibson in their Woonsocket home. According to the autopsy report, Gibson died of the stab wound to the neck and the manner of death was ruled a homicide.
A girl, Kinsley Kay Cundy-Burkel, was born on Sept. 10, 2016, to Tiffany Cundy and Alex Burkel, at Avera Queen of Peace Hospital in Mitchell. Grandparents are Renee Cundy, Mitchell; Keith Cundy, Huron; and Tracy and Erica Burkel, Woonsocket.
An 18-year-old Bridgewater woman sustained serious non-life threatening injuries after she was ejected from a vehicle in a Hanson County crash on Tuesday. Hailey Thompson was driving eastbound on Interstate 90, six miles east of Mitchell, when she came over a crest and approached another vehicle. At approximately 6:49 p.m., Thompson attempted to slow down and lost control of the 2008 Chevrolet Cobalt she was driving.
LAKE ANDES — A Platte man sustained minor injuries in a two-vehicle crash near Lake Andes on Tuesday. Kevin Severson, 38, was driving westbound on South Dakota Highway 50 at approximately 3:27 p.m. when his 2013 Ford F-250 was struck by a vehicle pulling out from a private driveway. Severson, who was wearing a seat belt, was taken to the Wagner Community Hospital with minor injuries.