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Memorial services are planned for the Dakota Wesleyan University student who died last week. Hali Strom, 18, of Crofton, Neb., died Friday at St. Bernard's Medical Center in Jonesboro, Ark. She died from natural causes while on a trip with staff members, and other students involved in DWU's Student Ministry Council to a Passion Conference in Atlanta, Ga. According to information from DWU, the group stopped in Jonesboro for the night on the way to the conference. Dakota Wesleyan held an on-campus memorial service for Strom on Monday evening in the Sherman Center.
After a steady climb last week, the number of people infected with measles in Mitchell and South Dakota has stabilized. The number of confirmed cases linked to a Mitchell family remains at nine, the South Dakota Department of Health confirmed Monday. Last week, South Dakota State Epidemiologist Dr. Lon Kightlinger said the state had no additional samples of measles that were being tested. The cases involved an extended family of eight Mitchell residents and one out-of-state resident.
The city of Mitchell is declaring a snow emergency. All vehicles shall be removed from Snow Emergency Routes by 2 p.m. or they will be subject to ticket and towing...
A crew from the Mitchell Water Treatment Department responded to a breakage of a 6-inch water main line Friday afternoon at 1528 E. Hansen Ave. Water Superintendent Rich Pollreisz said crews were still at the site working on fixing the line as of 6 p.m. Friday. He was not certain of any damage caused by the water, but said most of it seemed to be in the street. The 1500 block of East Hansen remained closed until further notice. There was no information available on the cause of the breakage when this edition went to press Friday night.
The harsh weather over the weekend will be followed by more of the same this week during what is "climatologically one of the coldest periods of the year," according to Brad Temeyer, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Sioux Falls. Winds gusted to as high as 43 mph on Saturday, and the Mitchell area experienced sustained gusts out of the north around 33 mph, Temeyer said, with wind chills remaining at 20 degrees below zero or colder over much of the weekend.
A Dakota Wesleyan University student died recently, school officials confirmed. Hali Strom, a freshman at DWU, from Crofton, Neb., died at a hospital in Arkansas while on a trip with DWU Student Ministries. Her death is at this time believed to be due to a sudden illness, according to DWU Vice President for University Relations Lori Essig. Further details were not immediately available. Strom recently performed with the DWU Theatre Department and Mitchell Area Community Theatre for their joint production of "Scrooge!
A look at news from around the region, as reported by weekly newspapers: Tripp County SHERIFF RETIRES AFTER 24 YEARS: As Tripp County's sheriff for more than two decades, Clifford "Chip" Schroeder is retiring from law enforcement and is taking on a new county role. Schroeder will move into a position as a Tripp County commissioner. His last official day as sheriff is Jan. 5 and an open house is planned from 1 to 5 p.m. at the Tripp County Courthouse community room. Schroeder has served as sheriff since 1991.
The Davison County Sheriff's Department is investigating a hit and run that occurred on New Year's Day, when a vehicle crashed through a fence on a farm and let a horse out. Davison County Sheriff's Deputy Greg Nelson said the incident occurred on Thursday between 4:30 p.m. and 8:30 p.m., but wasn't reported until midnight Friday. The incident occurred north of Mitchell on West 70th Street, Nelson said. Nelson said he believes a truck traveling north crashed through two fences and continued driving north. The horse got out of the yard, but was recovered early Friday morning.
JOHN PAUL II ELEMENTARY SCHOOL Monday — Chicken nuggets, mashed potatoes with chicken gravy, pears milk. Tuesday — Soft shell taco, lettuce, cheese, refried beans, applesauce, oatmeal muffin bar, milk. Wednesday — French toast, sausage patty, baby cakes, fruitable juice, orange, milk. Thursday — Cheese pizza, scooby snack, romaine lettuce, pineapple, milk. Friday — Dice chicken sandwich, cheese stick, carrots, fruit, chocolate milk. MITCHELL ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS Monday — Pizza, sweet potato fries, apple wedges, vanilla yogurt. Tuesday — Popcorn c
Here are bankruptcy filings in U.S. Bankruptcy Court, District of South Dakota, for Dec. 26 through Dec. 31. Individuals can file Chapter 7 petitions (asking that debts be liquidated); Chapter 12 (a simplified reorganization method for farmers and ranchers whose gross debt does not exceed $1.5 million); and Chapter 13 (a plan to repay some debts in three to five years).