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LifeQuest hosted its 31st annual dinner meeting Thursday at the Highland Conference Center, with Jessica Lang featured in "This is Your Life" format, an honor given to a person affiliated with the organization. She is the Mitchell family support coordinator at LifeQuest. About 220 people attended the dinner.
Mitchell police are investigating a string of vehicle thefts from late Wednesday night. According to Mitchell Patrol Sgt. Joel Reinesch, six vehicles, primarily on the east side of town, were broken into and had items stolen, including electronics and change, from Wednesday night to early Thursday morning. Police had no leads as of 5 p.m. Thursday but are hopeful of finding one or more suspects in the course of an investigation.
WOONSOCKET — Two men were arrested in Woonsocket after allegedly breaking into two businesses and taking goods and money from one. Blake Dorris and Russell Bau, both 20, of Huron, were arrested at about 4 a.m. Wednesday in Woonsocket, shortly after kicking in a door at N 40 Convenience Store and breaking a window and stealing items at M-T Corner Diner in Woonsocket, according to Sanborn County Chief Deputy Jason Coenen.
WINNER — A Winner hospital is set for a multi-million-dollar renovation. Twenty-three million dollars to be exact. Winner Regional Healthcare Center is planning a 28,000 square-foot expansion to its facility, along with another 16,000 square feet of renovation to its current structure, after it was recently approved for a low-interest Community Facilities Loan from the United States Department of Agriculture, according to a press release from the hospital.
Mitchell is attempting to be more friendly to breastfeeding mothers. And we say, what took so long? In conjunction with August's national breastfeeding month, the South Dakota Department of Health and the Davison County Community Health Office have partnered to begin a community-wide breastfeeding friendly business initiative. The initiative's goal is to have businesses sign a breastfeeding friendly pledge, which indicates they will provide a welcoming environment for mothers.
CORSICA — A 16-year-old male has been arrested for aggravated assault and resisting arrest for allegedly firing several shots with a rifle following an argument with his father. According to the Douglas County Sheriff's Office, the teen got angry following the argument and took a rifle outside and shot a rifle several times toward some trees. The teen's name is not being released because he is a juvenile. No one was injured in the incident, which occurred at about 8:30 p.m. Aug. 9 about 2 miles north of Corsica.
The following cases were among those heard Tuesday and Friday during circuit court sessions at the Davison County Public Safety Center in Mitchell. Not guilty pleas and denials • Ryan Bruguier, 26, of Chamberlain, pleaded not guilty to grand theft valued between $5,000 and $100,000 and misprision of a felony. A trial was scheduled for December.
A man charged with having sex with a 15-year-old girl was ordered to spend more than two years in prison. James Normile, 24, of Mitchell, was sentenced on Friday to 10 years in prison, 7 1/2 suspended with credit for 75 days served, for fourth-degree rape of a victim between the ages of 13 and 16, court documents state. The charge stems from Normile's arrest on Jan. 1 after a woman witnessed Normile having sex with a 15-year-old girl inside a residence in Mitchell. In addition, Normile was ordered to pay $5,200.80 in fines, costs and restitution.
A piece of Minnesota Vikings history is coming to Mitchell. As part of the team's "Sound of the North Tour," Minnesota Vikings alumni, cheerleaders and the mascot will be stopping on Sept. 9 at the Corn Palace in Mitchell. The tour was launched on Aug. 6 at the Vikings' training camp. Tour members are taking the original Gjallarhorn, a large Viking instrument, to various cities to promote a new era of Vikings football. Fans are invited to attend the event from 1 to 4 p.m. outside the Corn Palace.
The following cases were disposed in Davison County Magistrate Court between May 9 and May 23. • Spirit Rain Chasinghawk, 23, Wagner, petty theft, second degree, $400 or less; $66 costs; $177.11 restitution; 20 days in jail; 17 days suspended; credit for three days; conditions: pay fines, costs and fees; have no like offenses; pay restitution through Clerk of Courts. • Jacob Anderson, 20, Gayville; possession of alcohol by minor; $65 fine; $66 costs.