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Law enforcement has identified the driver of a vehicle that crashed on a rural road in Davison County as 22-year-old Jacob John Fischer. Three people were injured in the crash, in which Fischer allegedly left the scene after the car was wrecked. Law enforcement is still searching for him, officials said Monday. Fischer, of Mitchell, is accused of crashing his vehicle around 4:30 a.m. on Feb. 28, according to S.D. Highway Patrol Trooper Mike Peterson. Fischer had three passengers in his vehicle that morning.
Mitchell Technical Institute's facility fees could go up, based on a resolution recommended by the state Board of Education. The Mitchell Board of Education will consider today during a special meeting the resolution, which says facility fees for MTI would be $30 per credit hour for the 2015-'16 academic year for all full- and part-time students, effective July 1; and $35 per credit hour for the 2016-'17 academic year for all full- and part-time students, effective July 1, 2016. The school board canceled its regular meeting Monday and will hold a special meeting at noon today at the Mitchell
The following cases were disposed in Davison County Magistrate Court between Dec. 22 and Jan.
MOUNT VERNON -- Residents in Mount Vernon were asked to restrict their water usage Sunday afternoon and through the night after a pump failed on the town's sewage lift station. Mayor Tom Koch said the restriction included sinks, toilets and showers. The town has a two-pond lagoon system with one lift station, which has two pumps.
WHITE LAKE -- Firefighters from White Lake helped extinguish a payloader on fire Sunday afternoon about 6 miles south of town. Fire Chief Wyatt Krumvieda said a man was using a payloader to clean up his cattle yard when an electrical malfunction caused the machine to start on fire. The owner put out the fire quickly with a fire extinguisher and his coat, Krumvieda said. The fire department sprayed the payloader with water to cool it down. Krumvieda said the fire department was on scene for about 30 minutes.
Around 3 p.m. Sunday, Jerauld County Deputy Sheriff Shane Mentzer responded to a small grass fire at Highway 281 and 235th Street southwest of Lane. A blazing garbage pit started the grass on fire, and Mentzer said an acre or two at the most burned, including a few hay bales. He said there was a light breeze, and the grass was dry. The Wessington Springs Fire Department responded, and according to Mentzer, the fire was under control. He declined to release the name of the person responsible.
Ashley Klinkhammer and David Brua were married on Saturday, Sept. 6, 2014, at Fusion Church, DWU Sherman Center, with the Rev. Brandon Vetter officiating. Parents of the couple are Bill and Carolyn Klinkhammer, Mitchell; and Mike and Sharon Brua, Brandon. Matron of honor was Nicole Popp. Bridesmaids were Laura Wong, Samantha Menning and Sarah Lontine. Flower girl was Keagan Brua. Best man was Matthew Brua. Groomsmen were Brian Brua, Stephen Brua and Adam Sandersfeld.
Michelle Mitchell and Jesse Sigmund announce their engagement. Parents of the couple are Dannette and Ross Boring, Bristol, Texas; and Steven Mitchell, Redondo Beach, Calif.; and Edwin and Lyla Sigmund, Mitchell. Michelle is self-employed and Jesse is a network engineer at Verizon Satellite Solutions Group in Plano, Texas. A May 23 wedding is planned at Wisdom Hall, Quinlin, Texas.
Lisa Bender and Rickey Nelsen announce their engagement. Parents of the couple are Gene and Sandi Bender, Menno; and Nancy and Gary Christensen, Springfield; and Rick and Rose Nelsen, Vermillion. Lisa is a graduate of South Dakota State University, Brookings. She is employed at the Mitchell Convention and Visitor Bureau, Mitchell. Rickey is a graduate of Mitchell Technical Institute. He is employed at Timber Roots, Mitchell. A May 30 wedding is planned in Mitchell.
Here are bankruptcy filings in U.S. Bankruptcy Court, District of South Dakota, for Feb. 26 through March 4. Individuals can file Chapter 7 petitions (asking that debts be liquidated); Chapter 12 (a simplified reorganization method for farmers and ranchers whose gross debt does not exceed $1.5 million); and Chapter 13 (a plan to repay some debts in three to five years).