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A woman died in a two-vehicle car accident Wednesday evening north of Mitchell. South Dakota Highway Patrol Trooper Andrew Miller said a two-vehicle accident around 5 p.m. on Highway 37 north of Mitchell killed one woman, whose name he declined to release pending notification of family members. Miller said the accident was about 2 miles north of the Letcher turn on Highway 37. A woman was driving a 2006 Dodge Caravan, exiting a private driveway on the east side of the four-lane highway. She was attempting to cross northbound traffic to turn south toward Mitchell.
A Mitchell woman is accused of taking methamphetamine and possessing pot and drug paraphernalia. According to court documents, Lindsey Hatwan, 34, has been indicted for unauthorized ingestion of a controlled substance, methamphetamine, which carries a maximum penalty upon conviction of five years in prison and a $10,000 fine. She is also charged with possession of 2 ounces or less of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia, both misdemeanors.
A Mitchell man was arrested in late October in Nebraska after absconding from his probation in Davison County. Court documents say Lucas Johnson, 30, is charged with second-degree escape after he walked away from his job and Stepping Stones treatment facility in September. Law enforcement tracked him down in Nebraska after he and his girlfriend didn't pay for gas at a gas station.
A Mitchell woman was arrested in mid-November for possession of a controlled substance. Amanda Reed, 28, was taken on Nov. 7 for a detox hold after being reported as intoxicated on the second floor of 304 N. Main St., according to court documents. She blew a 0.116 on a breathalyzer, according to court documents.
The latest Crime Stoppers "Crime of the Week," was a theft from a local business. Authorities say that between 5:30 p.m. on Nov. 25 and 8:30 a.m. on Nov. 26, Davison Feed Supply at 1100 W. Havens in Mitchell was forcibly entered.
PLANKINTON -- A semi truck blocked traffic for about an hour Tuesday when its trailer got caught on a guardrail on U.S. Highway 281 near Plankinton. S.D. Highway Patrol Trooper Grant Lubbers said a semi hauling a wind turbine pillar west on Interstate 90 and took the 310 exit onto Highway 281. The semi turned south onto 281, making an extra-wide turn, Lubbers said. The trailer hauling the pillar also had a rear dolly, or trailer, with auto-steer, which automatically straightens out the trailer on wide turns.
HARRISON -- Delmer and Loretta Van Genderen, Harrison, will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary on Wednesday, Dec. 10. Their family requests a card shower. Greetings may be sent to 27239 383rd Ave., Harrison, S.D., 57344.
Pearl Neugebauer, Mitchell, will celebrate her 90th birthday at an open house from 2 to 4 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 7 at Countryside Living, Mitchell. A card shower is requested. Greetings may be sent to 2100 N. Wisconsin, Apt. 131, Mitchell, S.D., 57301.
LETCHER — Eileen Linke, Letcher, celebrated her 90th birthday during the Linke Family Reunion and Smith Family Thanksgiving on Nov. 23 in Letcher. There were more than 80 family members present.
A Mitchell woman has been indicted on drug charges for using methamphetamine. Tiffany Loyd, 26, is charged with unauthorized ingestion of a controlled substance, meth, for taking the drug between Oct. 20 and 23 in Davison County. The charge carries a maximum penalty of five years in prison and a $10,000 fine.