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Opening weekend bird counts were better than average in southeast and south central South Dakota. From Davison to Lyman counties, the average bird count was one per hunter on opening weekend, while northeastern and western South Dakota saw fewer than one bird per hunter. While the northeast region — which includes Day, McPherson and Edmunds counties — saw a count of 0.5 birds per hunter, South Dakota Game, Fish & Parks (GF&P) Secretary Kelly Hepler was optimistic about the weekend that drew loads of people to the state.
Repairs, reports and policy manual changes fill the Davison County Commission's Tuesday agenda. At its regular 9 a.m. Tuesday meeting at the Davison County North Offices, the five-person board will hear a quarterly report from the community health nurse, consider repairs at the Public Safety Center and consider changes to the employee policy manual. The meeting will be held at 1420 N. Main St. in Mitchell. Other business The commission will consider the following agenda items:
A 39-year-old man died, a 10-year-old female sustained life-threatening injuries and others were hurt in a Saturday night crash on Interstate 90 near Mitchell.
The following cases were disposed in Davison County between Sept. 25 and Oct. 9. • Bernard Jesse Drapeau III, 35, impersonation to deceive law enforcement officer; $116 fine; $84 costs; 30 days in jail; 30 days suspended; conditions: shall receive credit for one day spent in jail towards fines and costs; shall have no like offenses; obey all laws.
Mitchell authorities are urging drivers to use caution due to loose cattle. According to an alert sent out by the Mitchell Department of Public Safety Saturday night, "There are still cattle being reported out and we have had several accidents."
At least one person was seriously injured in a multiple vehicle crash Saturday night near Mitchell. The crash occurred at mile marker 333 on Interstate 90 and closed the westbound lanes, according to the South Dakota Department of Public Safety. Livestock were also involved in the crash. Check back with mitchellrepublic.com for more information on the crash.
A look at news from around the region, as reported by weekly newspapers: Plankinton HISTORIC PLANKINTON HOUSE DEMOLISHED: One of Plankinton's earliest houses is history. On Saturday, a house on First Street was demolished and the corner lot on which it stood for more than 100 years is now bare. The house had not been lived in for many years and had become a nuisance. The lot is currently owned by Joe and Amity Fox. — South Dakota Mail Winner
A Mitchell man sustained minor injuries on Friday after driving his vehicle into an electrical pole. At approximately 2:45 p.m., near the 200 block of McCabe Street in Mitchell, 20-year-old Zachary Spanos drove a 2005 Buick Century into an electric pole, according to the Mitchell Police Division. "It was careless driving. Spanos was attempting to put his phone back into his pocket," said Mitchell Police Officer John Badker.
Four men were arrested on assault charges for allegedly getting into a fight on Tuesday at the Siesta Motel in Mitchell. Gibson Yazzie, 35, of Whippoorwill, Arizona, was charged with aggravated assault and Melvin Cepi, 22, of Keams Canyon, Arizona, JR Cepi, 28, of Keams Canyon, Arizona, and Trevor Tsosie, 28, of Mitchell, were charged with simple assault.
A band with area ties will be part of the South Dakota Rock and Roll Hall of Fame’s 2018 induction class. Mogen’s Heroes is one of eight bands that will be inducted April 14 at the Ramkota Exhibit Hall in Sioux Falls, the South Dakota Rock and Roll Association announced Friday.