Daily Republic News
- Member for
- 3 years 11 months
The brightest high school students across South Dakota will be honored Monday at the 2017 Academic Excellence Recognition Luncheon. The luncheon honors the top one percent of graduating seniors from the class of 2017, and will take place April 24 at the Ramkota Rivercentre in Pierre. This year will be the 27th annual luncheon hosted by Associated School Boards of South Dakota in association with Gov. Dennis Daugaard, the School Administrators of South Dakota and the state Department of Education.
The final two suspects in a Mitchell kidnapping pleaded guilty Friday to holding a man against his will. Vanessa Hakl, 37, and Marco Sherman, 22, both of Mitchell, pleaded guilty to second-degree kidnapping, stemming from a Sept. 22 incident in which they were charged with forcibly removing a 66-year-old man from a Mitchell apartment and leaving him in a field.
MENNO — Charges are pending against an Olivet man who sustained serious, non-life threatening injuries in an early morning Menno crash on Wednesday. Hutchinson County Sheriff Jim Zeeb said 34-year-old Christopher Suess faces charges after driving off the road and rolling a 1995 Chevy 1500 on 431st Avenue just south of Menno. Zeeb, who was the only responder to the crash, estimated it occurred at 1:30 a.m., approximately one-quarter mile south of 289th Street.
Streets surrounding the Mitchell Police Division were closed Thursday morning as officials handled a grenade brought to the station. At approximately 11:50 a.m., a 68-year-old man brought an unexploded grenade to the building to be destroyed after allegedly finding it while helping a friend clean out a building in rural Davison County, northeast of Mitchell, according to police.
The following cases were among those heard Tuesday by Judge Tim Bjorkman during a circuit court session at the Davison County Public Safety Center in Mitchell. Sentencings
Cornerstone Too is on the move. The Mitchell ice cream shop will move from the courtyard across from the Corn Palace to the building formerly housing Uncle Zeke's at 613 N. Main St., according to Cornerstone Coffee House & Deli's Facebook page. According to the Wednesday post, Cornerstone Too will augment its ice cream business with coffee and sandwiches. The post also says the business has began "experimenting" with ice cream drinks and its baristas have been trying out new recipes.
WINNER — A 39-year-old Winner man was sentenced to 60 months in custody for sexual contact with a child. Joseph Edward Cordier received a sentence of 60 days in custody, followed by five years of supervised release, for sexually assaulting a child who was between 5 and 6 years old, according to a Tuesday news release from the U.S. Attorney's office.
The following cases were disposed in Davison County Magistrate Court between Feb. 13 and Feb. 27. • Noemi Pimentel-Penaloza, 45, Mitchell; animal disturbing peace, $60 fine; $60 costs. • Caleb Andrew Lee, 16, Mitchell; speeding on other roadways, $154 fine; $66 costs. • Kyle Gary Bussmus, 30, Mitchell; knowing trespass, resident; $204 fine; $66 costs. • Shay Michael Colestock, 20, Mitchell; speeding on a state highway; $39 fine; $66 costs. • Zebulon James Scheich, 38, Mitchell; speeding on other roadways; $59 fine: $66 costs.
A Mitchell man was sentenced to 180 days in jail for breaking into a Main Street restaurant last year. Michael Goodbeau, 40, was sentenced Tuesday to five years in prison, suspended to 180 days in jail, for aiding, abetting or advising third-degree burglary, in which he assisted in a break-in at Scoreboard Pub & Grille on Main Street in Mitchell.
RAPID CITY — South Dakota Highway Patrol seized 1.7 pounds of heroin, a bag of marijuana and nearly $27,000 in cash and checks near Rapid City last month, according to a press release issued Tuesday. According to the South Dakota Department of Public Safety, two Washington residents were arrested on drug-related charges following a March 31 morning traffic stop and foot pursuit on Interstate 90, just west of Rapid City.