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Law enforcement is still requesting the public's help for information regarding vehicle thefts earlier this month. Sometime between the hours of 7 p.m. on Jan. 14 and 5:30 a.m. on Jan.15, a garage in the 900 block of East Sixth Avenue was entered. A Smith and Wesson .22 caliber rifle and a Bushmaster .223 caliber rifle was taken from an unlocked vehicle inside the garage. Around this same timeframe, several other unlocked vehicles were entered on the east side of Mitchell.
A photo on Page A3 of Wednesday's edition misidentified Scott Houwman's title. He is a physical therapist with Avera University Physical Therapy.
The following cases were heard Tuesday during circuit court at the Davison County Public Safety Center in Mitchell: • William Massie, 34, of Mitchell, was granted an extension to pay restitution on a 2002 robbery conviction; he still owes $1,088.73. • Beau Maddox, 37, of Mitchell, pleaded not guilty to unauthorized ingestion of a controlled substance, meth, a felony, and possession of 2 ounces or less of marijuana, and possession of drug paraphernalia, both misdemeanors; scheduled for jury trial later this year. • Kenneth Voss, 29, of Mitchell, denied allegations he violated his probation;
Jim and Jeanie Grosz, Mitchell, will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on Friday, Jan. 23. A card shower is requested. Greetings may be sent to 25751 SD Hwy 37, Mitchell, S.D., 57301.
A boy, Brendan Jace Hofer, was born on Jan. 9, 2015, to Jonas and Elizabeth Hofer, Mayfield Colony. He joins a brother, Silas John. Grandparents are Ben and Kathy Wipf, Shannon Colony; and John and Mary Ann Hofer, Mayfield Colony.
ALEXANDRIA — A two-vehicle crash on Monday morning killed one person on Interstate 90 two miles east of Alexandria. According to the South Dakota Highway Patrol, the names of both the deceased and other driver involved in the crash are behind withheld until family can be notified. No other details on the crash are immediately available.
PLATTE -- A Geddes man died Saturday morning following a one-car rollover on a rural Charles Mix County road. Richard Steven Permann, 52, of Geddes, died after being thrown from the 2007 Toyota Tacoma truck he was driving. According to the South Dakota Highway Patrol, the incident occurred at about 2 a.m. Saturday near the corner of 371st Avenue and 279th Street, which is about 5 miles southeast of Platte. Permann was traveling north on 371st Avenue when his truck veered into the east shoulder.
Twenty-five shots were given at the measles vaccination clinic Friday in Mitchell. The South Dakota Department of Health offered 1,000 free vaccinations in response to the recent Measles outbreak in which 13 cases have been reported since late December. The clinic was held at the Davison County North Offices. Deb Haak, public health regional manager, said if more measles cases are identified, the state Department of Health will offer another free shot clinic. Those who received the shot Friday were told to call and make an appointment to get the second booster shot after 28 days.
Q. Where do batteries go if you can't throw them in the garbage? Is there a place for them to be picked up or recycled? A. Lead-acid batteries from vehicles are the only battery in South Dakota that have a regulation for consumers. To properly dispose of lead-acid batteries, they must be returned to a retailer that sells them. Street and Sanitation Superintendent Ron Olson said the Mitchell Landfill will recycle lead-acid batteries as well. Residents who are interested in recycling via the landfill are directed to the office on site.
No one was injured when a pickup caught on fire Wednesday night west of Mitchell, authorities said. A 2008 Ford F250, owned by Lynn Odland, was parked in his driveway at 25325 405th Ave., a few miles west of Mitchell, when the vehicle caught fire around 7:30 p.m., according to Davison County Deputy Josh Zambrano. Zambrano said the fire started in the engine block, but that the cause is still under investigation. He said the truck had a full tank of fuel, or about 32 gallons, and was fully engulfed. No other structures were affected by the fire and no one was injured.