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The Davison County Commission will discuss purchases for the Planning and Zoning Department at its regular meeting this week. The discussion will be on purchasing a copy machine, children at play signs and speed limit signs. The meeting starts at 9 a.m.
Two Mitchell hospital leaders took home awards during the South Dakota Association of Healthcare Organization's 88th Annual Convention in Rapid City last week. Will Flett and Bonnie Culhane, both employees of Avera Queen of Peace in Mitchell, were recognized at the SDAHO Annual Joint Awards Luncheon. The South Dakota Healthcare Financial Management Association awarded Flett with the Founder's Merit Award for earning 25 member points for volunteer activity in SDHFMA. Flett is the vice president of finance and chief financial officer for Avera Queen of Peace.
Mitchell Regional Habitat has announced the recent addition of Carrie English as executive director. English brings experience to Mitchell Regional Habitat for Humanity with her years of experience working and serving on nonprofit boards both in Sioux Falls and Mitchell.
A dead raccoon in the middle of Spruce Street caused a pair of motorcycles to run into each other early Saturday morning in Mitchell, with one driver being transported to the hospital. The accident occurred in the 100 block of Spruce Street as a pair of motorcycles were traveling east. The lead driver, Timothy Boggs, 17, of Mitchell, operating a 2005 Kawasaki EX250, swerved when he saw a dead animal.
A Mitchell man was arrested Sunday after he allegedly stabbed another man in the neck with a steak knife, leaving a cut about 6 inches long. The incident happened about 2 p.m. when officers were called to the 100 block of East Third Street. Andrew Spotted Elk, 25, reportedly was the guest of Matthew Dupris, 26, in his Mitchell apartment.
Alicia Bultsma, Platte, has been named to the dean's list for the spring semester at Trinity Christian College, Palos Heights, Ill. Students must be enrolled full time and earn a minimum 3.5 GPA to be named to the dean's list.
Benjamen DeVries, Mitchell, is helping lead praise and worship services this summer as part of Dordt College's traveling worship team, The New City. DeVries is a senior majoring in engineering and has minors in the Kuyper Scholars Program and physics. He is the sound technician for the team based at Dordt College, Sioux Center, Iowa.
The Daily Republic and its employees will donate $1,500 to the Wessington Springs Tornado Relief Fund. The newspaper's employees raised money Friday as part of their weekly Jeans for Charity program. Each Friday, employees can wear jeans in exchange for $1, and the money is given periodically to charitable causes. Last week, extra donations were encouraged for the tornado relief fund. Employee contributions, a match from The Daily Republic, and a portion of the money raised by the Jeans for Charity program in previous weeks will be pooled to make a total donation of $1,500.
A Mitchell man has pleaded guilty to a rape charge after admitting to having sex with a 14-year-old girl. Jerold Andersen, 30, pleaded guilty Tuesday in Davison County court to one count of fourth-degree rape of a victim between the ages of 13 and 16 years old. He admitted to having sex with the minor in October 2013 near Lake Mitchell and said he knew the girl was underage when the incident occurred. The crime is a class 3 felony and carries a maximum of 15 years in prison and a $30,000 fine.
Maxine Peart, Mitchell, will celebrate her 80th birthday at a surprise open house from 2 to 4 p.m. on Saturday, May 10, at OverTime Steakhouse, Mitchell. Greetings may be sent to 311 Reid St., Mitchell, S.D., 57301.