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DELMONT — Nearly 200 people volunteered their time in Delmont Friday on the first day the city opened to outsiders looking to help with tornado cleanup. According to the Department of Public Safety, 179 people had volunteered by Friday afternoon. More volunteers are being accepted this weekend in Delmont. They should register with the Volunteer Reception Center, which is located at the town ballfield on the southwest corner of Delmont. That center is open from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Q. Since the property owned by Clarence and Loretta Larsen, located south of the Mitchell Public Library, was condemned by the city last year, it does not appear anything more has been done. What is the timeline on cleaning this area up? A.
A look at news from around the region, as reported by weekly newspapers: Geddes EXPANDED SERVICES FOR CLINIC: Upgrades with telemedicine equipment will be installed in the Geddes Medical Clinic this summer, with a goal of easing care and connecting the town's clinic to the rest of Avera's electronic network. The clinic is managed by Avera's Platte Health Center and should allow patients to go to the clinic in Geddes and digitally see a physician in another Avera location.
A Mitchell man is accused of possession of a controlled substance after being suspected of illegally entering vehicles in city limits. On April 24, law enforcement spoke with Justin Brown, 31, regarding him possibly illegally entering vehicles and he was "very jittery," according to court documents. Brown also had fresh track marks on his arm, indicating he recently used drugs intravenously. Brown told law enforcement he thought someone had injected him with "B12" the night prior, according to court documents, and gave officers a baggie containing a white powdery substance.
Here are bankruptcy filings in U.S. Bankruptcy Court, District of South Dakota, for May 7 through May 13. 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).
A Mitchell woman is accused of attempted grand theft and forgery after allegedly taking a man's tax return check and trying to cash it. According to court documents, Kelsea McNeely, 27, is indicted on one count of attempted grand theft for allegedly trying to take more than $1,200 from the victim.
A Mitchell man and woman are accused of possessing methamphetamine after officials conducted a probation search of the woman's home. Alura Richey, 20, and her roommate, Nathaniel Scott, 22, are each accused of possession of meth, which carries a maximum penalty, upon conviction, of five years in prison and a $10,000 fine. On April 24, Mitchell police and Court Services Officer Tim Moon did a probation search of Richey's home because a man said he received drugs from Richey, according to court documents. Richey is on probation for a possession of a controlled substance conviction.
A Yankton woman is charged with four felony counts for having a sexual relationship with an inmate at Mike Durfee State Prison in Springfield. Tiffany Kyte, 33, is accused of having sex twice with an inmate, performing oral sex on him and receiving oral sex from him. According to court documents, Kyte was working for CBM, the food service for the prison. Court documents say Kyte admitted in an interview with law enforcement she had sex and oral sex with inmate Chad Huls.
The jury trial ended one week earlier than expected as two Letcher men involved in a long-term tax evasion scheme were found guilty on all counts. Ted and Steven Nelson were each indicted in 2013 on charges of conspiracy to defraud the United States, several counts of failure to file an income tax return and one count of impeding the Internal Revenue Service. Ted Nelson was found guilty by a jury of his peers on Tuesday on seven counts of failure to file an income tax return and his son, Steven, was found guilty on eight.
Devona Nolz, Mitchell, will celebrate her 80th birthday on Monday, May 18. Her children request a card shower. Greetings may be sent to 1318 W. Ash Ave., Mitchell, S.D., 57301.