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A man suspected of making an explosive device in Pukwana pleaded not guilty Tuesday to possession of methamphetamine, obstructing law enforcement and resisting arrest. Donald Pickner, 42, of Pukwana, appeared Tuesday at the Davison County Public Safety Center in Mitchell. He was cited with the three charges after allegedly running from and struggling with police on Sept. 26 at the intersection of Second Avenue and Duff Street in Mitchell.
The following cases were among those heard Tuesday during a circuit court session at the Davison County Public Safety Center in Mitchell. Not guilty pleas • Aloysius Cross, 23, of Mitchell, pleaded not guilty to two counts of simple assault against a law enforcement officer, resisting arrest, obstructing police, jailer or firefighter and intentionally causing contact with bodily fluids or waste. A trial was scheduled for December.
Two suspects in the September kidnapping of a 66-year-old man pleaded not guilty to all charges Tuesday. Alex Rock, 28, of Mitchell, and Marco Sherman, 21, of Mitchell, pleaded not guilty to first-degree kidnapping and first-degree robbery during a circuit court session at the Davison County Public Safety Center in Mitchell.
KIMBALL — One man was treated for minor injuries after a hunting accident Saturday between Kimball and White Lake. The man, whose name is not being released until an accident report has been filed, was hit by a BB above his left eye around 1:30 p.m. on private property, according to Andy Petersen, a South Dakota Department of Game, Fish & Parks conservation officer in Mitchell.
OLIVET— One man was treated for minor injuries after a hunting accident on Saturday. The man, who's name is not being released until an accident report has been filed, was hit by BBs around 4 p.m. on private property between Parkston and Olivet, according to Brian Humphrey, a Game, Fish & Parks conservation officer in Olivet. The incident occurred when a pheasant flew up and the some of the hunters shot at the bird. The man, who was one of the blockers, was hit, Humphrey said. A blocker is a person posting at the end of the field watching for birds.
The Davison County Commission will review a malt beverage and wine license request from RR Enterprises, Inc. on Tuesday, approximately one month after the company sought the licenses with the hope to have them annexed into Mitchell city limits. The five-person board will consider the request at its regular meeting at 9 a.m. Tuesday in the Davison County North Offices at 1420 N. Main St.
VERMILLION — The Mitchell High School Marching Band ended its competitive season Saturday with an armful of awards. The marching band scored the third highest score out of 22 bands during the Quad State Marching Competition hosted by USBands in Vermillion. MHS placed second in their class, less than one point shy of beating out Sibley-Ocheydan High School, which took first. The band also took home best color guard and best music.
Donna Wieczorek, Mitchell, will celebrate her 80th birthday on Saturday, Oct. 22. Her family requests a card shower. Greetings may be sent to 419 S. Minnesota, Mitchell, S.D. 57301.
BRIDGEWATER — Larry and Brigitta Hofer, Bridgewater, will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on Saturday, Oct. 22. Their children and grandchildren request a card shower. Greetings may be sent to 43805 268th St., Bridgewater, S.D. 57319.
TRIPP — Henry and Rose Prien, Tripp, will celebrate their 70th wedding anniversary at an open house today from 2 to 4 p.m. at First American Lutheran Church in Tripp and Sunday, Oct. 16, from 3 to 4 p.m. at Good Samaritan Society in Tripp. Greetings may be sent to 300 N. Dobson St., Tripp, S.D. 57376.