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A Mitchell woman was injured in a two-vehicle crash Monday afternoon in the Walmart parking lot. At 2:41 p.m., a 25-year-old Mitchell woman driving a 2016 Ford Fusion was struck by a 22-year-old Huron woman driving a 2006 Chevy Equinox at the northwest entrance of the Walmart parking lot. The driver of the Equinox failed to stop at a stop sign and collided into the Fusion, according to Nick Jongeling, an officer with the Mitchell Police Division. Jongeling declined to provide names for the two women involved in the crash.
MCCOOK COUNTY — One person was arrested and a warrant was issued for another after law enforcement allegedly found drugs in a vehicle and the driver fled the scene. Rachelle Liesinger, 26, of Bridgewater, was arrested Feb. 10, and a warrant was issued for David Clark, 37, of Bridgewater, after Clark ran from a vehicle in which a McCook County deputy found amphetamine during a traffic stop, court documents state.
BRULE COUNTY — Three men were arrested earlier this month when they were found in possession of drugs in a vehicle and the driver attempted to avoid being arrested, court documents say. Winston Houseman, 22, of Wagner; Frank Fischer, 30, of Sioux Falls; and Edward Antelope, 38, of Sioux Falls, were arrested Feb. 5 on drug charges. The arrest came after law enforcement allegedly found marijuana and other drugs in their vehicle.
The following cases were disposed in Davison County Magistrate Court between Dec. 5 through Dec. 19. • Marlene Alcantar, 37, Parmelee; speeding on interstate highway; $39 fine; $66 costs; no driver's license; $54 fine; $66 costs. • Layton Merle Schimke, 26, Wessington Springs; speeding on a state highway; $19 fine; $66 costs. • Colt Arthur James Nelson, 19, Mitchell; driving with suspended (not revoked) license; $204 fine; $66 costs; seat belt violation, $25 fine. • Matthew G. Watkins, 26, New Haven, Conn., speeding on interstate highway; $59 fine; $66 costs.
Three Dakota Wesleyan University students have been chosen to participate in the 2017 South Dakota Intercollegiate Band. Mellissa Spitzer, senior from Mitchell; Rheanna Pheifer, junior from Platte; and Bryce Blank, sophomore from Rapid City, were selected for the honor of joining the band, which will perform with top college musicians from across South Dakota at 11 a.m., Friday, March 24, at O'Gorman High School in Sioux Falls. Tickets are available at the door. Spitzer and Pheifer play the flute and Blank plays the alto saxophone.
A Mitchell Middle School robotics team is headed to Kentucky to compete in the VEX Robotics World Championship after Saturday's state tournament. Mitchell Middle School team "Robot Pandas" placed fifth overall Saturday at the state robotics competition at the Nordby Trades Center on the Mitchell Technical Institute campus. The fifth-place finish wasn't enough to send the team to the World Championship, but the team was given the Excellence Award for the middle school division, which grants the team a golden ticket to the World Championship April 19-25 in Louisville, Kentucky.
A Mitchell Police Division officer helped disarm a suicidal subject Sunday in an incident that included the evacuation of a West Elm Street apartment complex. At 2:38 p.m., an individual called the Mitchell Department of Public Safety to report a suicidal person who had a gun at a residence on the 1200 block of West Elm Street in Mitchell, according to Mitchell Assistant Police Chief Mike Koster.
In what could be a quick meeting, the Davison County Commission is set to discuss the Mitchell Rural Fire District approved by voters in 2015. The five-person board will meet with Jim Davies regarding the district, which replaced the long-standing Mitchell Rural Fire Association. The discussion will be held during a 9 a.m. Tuesday meeting at the Davison County North Offices in Mitchell.
Mitchell High School's recently completed performing arts center fulfilled its purpose, filling with talent Friday night. In fact, there was so much talent, a clear winner of the Friday Night Live talent competition couldn't be named. The night concluded with singer/songwriter Jamison Gross and the vocal duet of Sara Roy and Ahlea Callie in a tie for first place. Kayla Armstrong, a dancer, placed second and DJ Xander Morrison placed third.
A look at news from around the region, as reported by weekly newspapers: Canova EICH CHOSEN FOR OVERSIGHT BOARD: Three South Dakota cattle producers, including Cory Eich, from Canova, have new leadership roles with the Cattleman's Beef Promotion and Research Board. The CBB oversees the collection of $1-per-head cattle sold in the U.S. and equivalent on imported cattle, beef and beef products.