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WHITE LAKE — A White Lake man faces seven felony charges for allegedly selling cattle that were placed under a lien from an area bank. Edward Mohnen, 70, was charged with illegally selling more than $80,000 worth of cattle over the past year without the consent of a bank that had a security interest in them, court documents state. A lien was allegedly placed on the cattle by Farmers and Merchants State Bank of White Lake, court documents state. Mohnen allegedly sold the livestock without the bank's consent and failed to pay interest to the bank after the sales.
One Mitchell student showed off his technical skills earning a gold medal, a trip to a national conference and a full-ride scholarship. Jared Felix won first place in the automotive service technology category at the South Dakota SkillsUSA State Leadership and Skills Conference earlier this month. He was one of 16 Mitchell students sent to compete. For winning, Felix was awarded a full-ride scholarship through Build Dakota along with the opportunity to compete at the National Leadership and Skills Conference on June 18-24 in Louisville, Kentucky.
The Mitchell middle and high school jazz bands ended the competition season on a high note. Both the Mitchell Middle School and the High School competed in the Optimist Jazz Festival in Brookings earlier this month placing in the top two.
HOLLYWOOD, Minn. — A Mitchell man convicted of possessing cocaine was arrested again in Minnesota for allegedly stealing someone's mail. Jeffrey Jarman, 49, was charged with mail theft in March in Carver County, Minnesota, after following his ex-wife there with a phone tracking app, court documents state. On March 17, a Carver County deputy made contact with Jarman, who was sitting in a stopped minivan on a county road about 20 miles west of Minneapolis. According to court documents, Jarman said he was lost and was looking for a friend's residence nearby.
The Davison County Commission will return to the inmate medical cost discussion it kicked off two weeks ago. The five-person board will meet at 9 a.m. on Tuesday at the Davison County North Offices in Mitchell to continue talks regarding an approximate $5,000 increase in costs for regular inmate check-ups, raising the Davison County Jail's rate with the Mitchell Clinic from more than $22,000 to $27,500 if approved. The contract adjustment is believed to be the first in at least three years, but follows a year in which the jail's medical costs went $36,965.43 over budget.
No failures were recorded Thursday when the South Central Alcohol Task Force conducted 15 alcohol compliance checks in Mitchell. The businesses that were checked and passed were: The Depot, Casey's General Store, American Legion Post 18, Big Dummy's, VFW Post 2750, Moonlight Bar, Scoreboard Pub & Grille, Overtime Steakhouse & Lounge, EZ$ Pub, Village Bowl/Sneaker's Peanut Bar, Moose Lodge, Platinum Player's Club, Shay's, Blarney's Sports Bar and Grill and Westside Sinclair.
Another Mitchell business has announced its impending closure. Less than a month after the Mitchell JCPenney store was listed as one of 138 stores to be shuttered this summer, rue21 announced its Mitchell location will soon close. According to the rue21 website and a banner on the Mitchell business, the Mitchell store is among four South Dakota locations to close. A closure date for clothing store is not listed. Watertown, Pierre and Aberdeen locations are slated to close along with Mitchell's. Stores in Rapid City and Sioux Falls will remain open.
More than 200 children attended Bella's Third Annual Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday at Bella's Butterfly Garden in Mitchell. The event, put on by Jeanie Morgan, is in honor of the late Iszabella Morgan, a 9-year-old girl who was killed in March 2012 by a drunk driver. All of the materials for the egg hunt were donated by local businesses and organizations.
The following cases were disposed in Davison County Magistrate Court between Jan. 30 and Feb. 13: • Connie Marie Graves, 60, Ethan, overdriving road conditions: $54 fine; $66 costs. • Micah Jerry Moen, 16, Mitchell; overdriving road conditions, $54 fine; $66 costs. • Jesse Michael Poncelet, 18, Mount Vernon, speeding on interstate highway; $59 fine; $66 costs.
The candidates for the highest honor given to students at Dakota Wesleyan University have been announced. Eleven Dakota Wesleyan students have been chosen for the Scotchman and Miss Wesleyan awards. The titles are given to honor senior male and female students based on campus and community leadership and service, academics and character. The honor of Miss Wesleyan began in 1929, while the honor of Scotchman began in 1938. The winners will be announced at the annual Honors Convocation on April 28 at the Sherman Center at Dakota Wesleyan.