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• Laura Ann Hawes, 40, Mitchell, fail to maintain financial responsibility; $200 fine; $66 costs; 20 days in jail; 20 days suspended on these conditions: have no like offenses; obey all laws; pay fines, costs and fees. • Kristin Marie Maeschen, 20, Mitchell; possession of alcohol by minor; $54 fine; $66 costs; conditions: pay fines, costs and fees. • James Edward Brinker, 36, Mitchell; operator assure passengers 5 to 18 wear seat belts, $25 fine. • Taylor James Hildebrant, 20, Gann Valley, exhibition driving, $54 fine; $66 costs. • David Kevin Werning, 54, Emery; speeding on a state highwa
Jo Weiss, Mitchell, celebrated her 80th birthday on Tuesday, June 23. Her family requests a card shower. Greetings may be sent to 1110 S. Rowley St., Mitchell, S.D., 57301.
ALEXANDRIA — A bridal brunch for Paige Nelson, bride-to-be of Tyson Gau will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, June 27, in the community room at the Hanson School, next to the library, Alexandria. Please use the south entrance to the school.
A girl, Lilli May Rose Jackson, was born on June 15, 2015, to Danielle DeBuhr and Alexander Jackson, Mitchell, at Avera Queen of Peace Hospital, Mitchell. Grandparents are Dan and Donna DeBuhr, Elk Point; and Rose and Bob Jackson, Mount Vernon.
LETCHER — The annual Mathis reunion will be begin with the noon potluck on Sunday, June 28, at the Community Center, Letcher.
Mitchell's Impact Lives food pack has reached its goal. Deb Weitala, who coordinated this year's Impact Lives food pack April 18 at the Corn Palace, said the event has reached its fundraising goal of $72,000. Weitala said the final donation recently announced comes from Cargill, and is for nearly $11,000. "I was hoping for $8,000 and it's $10,850, so we have about $1,500 seed money for 2017," she said. More than 1,000 people helped pack 286,000 meals at this year's event at the Corn Palace.
No one was injured in a pickup fire Monday night in Mitchell, authorities say. Mitchell Police Sgt. Joel Reinesch said a pickup registered to Angela Wegner, of Mitchell, was parked in front of 319 E. 10th Ave. when it started on fire a little before 7:30 p.m. Monday.
The city of Mitchell and Mayor Ken Tracy say that a civil complaint and allegations filed against them are insufficient to establish a case. Koch, who was in line to become the next Corn Palace director, claims the city and Tracy committed five counts of alleged unlawful conduct when he was being considered for the position.
School lunch costs could go up in the Mitchell School District. In the Mitchell Board of Education meeting agenda, Superintendent Joe Graves recommends a 15-cent increase in student meal prices to combat a drop in school lunch participation rates and the continued rise of food prices. The increase would bring the cost of breakfast up to $1.85 for elementary students, $2 for middle school and high school students and $2.30 for adults.
A light show filled the sky Friday night and into Saturday morning for Mitchell residents. While wind gusts reached approximately 50 mph Saturday night, most damage from the storm occurred further north and east of towards Dell Rapids, with reports of hail and wind damage up to 70 mph in that area. "Mitchell missed a lot of the action," said Tim Masters with the National Weather Service.