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Soak up driving on Sanborn Boulevard, for now. The eight-person Mitchell City Council on Wednesday night unanimously decided to fully close the major thoroughfare for a reconstruction project this year. The council awarded a $1,859,222.70 bid to Dell Rapids-based BX Civil & Construction for a project that will completely close Sanborn from April 1 to July 17. There will be a $1,500 per day penalty if the work is not completed by the July 17 date.
WAGNER — A Wagner man faces up to two years in prison and a $4,000 fine after being arrested for his third driving under the influence charge. At approximately 9:30 a.m. Jan. 28, police responded to a vehicle crash near 298th Street and 395th Avenue, near Wagner. The driver, 36-year-old Joseph White Eyes, drove off the road and went through two metal cattle-guard fences before stopping, according to court documents.
CHAMBERLAIN — A Chamberlain woman was arrested for drug possession and cruelty to a minor after police found fentanyl in her home. On Jan. 25, Chamberlain police executed a search warrant at a Leone Street residence belonging to Talyn Douville, and when police arrived Douville appeared agitated, according to court documents. While searching the home, 25-year-old Douville yelled, which upset her two young children who were present. Police allegedly found opioids, liquid fentanyl and hydrocodone. They also found syringes and fentanyl patches.
Two Mitchell administrators have been lauded for their educational achievements in the state. On Wednesday, the School Administrators of South Dakota (SASD) awarded Mitchell School District Superintendent Joe Graves the Swier Law Office Legislative Advocacy Award. The award is given to individuals who have worked to "advance the positions of education at the local and national level." It was presented during the SASD luncheon on Wednesday in Pierre.
WASHINGTON D.C. — One of South Dakota’s top lawmakers was involved in trail vs. truck collision Wednesday. U.S. Sen. Mike Rounds posted on Twitter early Wednesday that he was one of several Republican lawmakers and aides on board of an Amtrak train that collided with at least one vehicle. Reports said the train was carrying several to the annual Republican party conference in West Virginia when it struck a truck.
Good morning and welcome to The Daily Republic's need-to-know page. Here are the stories we think you should know headed into Wednesday, Jan. 31, 2018. 1. Plenty of action in high school basketball from Tuesday night -- In a nailbiter, the Platte-Geddes boys beat Chamberlain in overtime.
The following cases were disposed in Davison County Magistrate Court between Jan. 1 and Jan. 15. • Tamara Lynn Mohr, 19, Mitchell; failure to make proper stop at stop intersection; $54 fine; $66 costs. • Curtis James Holub, 68, Robbinsdale, Minnesota; speeding on interstate highway; $19 fine; $66 costs. • Dana Marie Deinert, 33, Mitchell; careless driving; $60 fine; $60 costs. • Ryan Gregory Griffith, 26, Lewisburg, West Virginia; speeding on interstate highway; $39 fine; $66 costs.
Good morning and welcome to need-to-know. Here are the stories we think you should know headed into Tuesday, Jan. 30, 2018: 1. Great news: The Mitchell Public Library had a record year in 2017. 2. A Gregory man was sentenced to eight years for '45 minutes of nonstop assault'
GREGORY — A Gregory man was sentenced to eight years in prison for causing "severe trauma" to a woman after she asked him to watch her child and he wanted to nap. Whitney Covey, 35, pleaded guilty in December to domestic abuse aggravated assault causing bodily injury with indifference to human life, and was sentenced last week to 15 years in prison with seven years suspended and credit for 196 days served. Covey was also ordered to pay more than $12,000 in fines.
CHAMBERLAIN — A Chamberlain man was arrested for third-degree rape after allegedly having intercourse with an unconscious woman. According to court documents the 18-year-old victim went to David Andrews' house after work and he gave her alcoholic drinks. The victim told police she couldn't remember anything after drinking the alcohol, but woke up and Andrews was allegedly engaging in intercourse with her. When talking to police, the victim could not sit up without the support of a friend and passed out repeatedly. She also vomited multiple times.