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ARMOUR — An Armour man was arrested and charged with grand theft after writing an invalid check for more than $27,000. Ryan Lau, 25, was arrested on Dec. 10 for writing a $27,733 check on Sept. 7 to NuTech Seed in Armour, because he did not have a checking account at the bank from which the check was associated with, court documents state. Lau was charged on Dec. 2 with grand theft by no account check, valued between $5,000 and $100,000, a Class 4 felony, punishable upon conviction by up to 10 years in prison and a $20,000 fine.
HAMPTON, VIRGINIA — Patricia Dusseau, formerly of Mitchell, will celebrate her 80th birthday on Dec. 23. Her family requests a card shower. Greetings may be sent to 191 Eagan Ave., Hampton, V.A. 23665.
Fred and Joan DeRouchey will celebrate their 45th wedding anniversary on Dec. 28. The family requests a card shower. Greetings may be sent to 1001 Hurst Ave., Mitchell, S.D. 57301.
Joani (Joan) Goldammer, Mitchell, will celebrate her 80th birthday on Jan. 1. Her family requests a card shower. Greetings may be sent to 1222 E. Third Avenue, Mitchell, S.D. 57301.
A former police chief convicted of murder in Gregory County is appealing the judgment to the state Supreme Court. Attorneys for Russell Bertram, 65, of Sioux Falls, formerly Colome, filed a formal appeal of the final judgment in the case on Dec. 6, seeking review of the case by the South Dakota Supreme Court, court documents state. Bertram was found guilty of first-degree murder on Sept. 26, following a two-week jury trial. He was sentenced to life in prison on Nov. 22.
LAKE ANDES — A Lake Andes man pleaded guilty to a federal offense of being a felon in possession of firearms. Michael Thompson, 45, appeared before a United States district court judge Thursday and pleaded guilty to the charge, according to the U.S. Attorney's Office.
GREGORY — Authorities arrested a man and charged him with intentional damage to public property after he allegedly kicked in the door to the Gregory Police Department. Alec Dostal, 24,...
PLANKINTON — A fire destroyed a storage shed Monday on the west side of Plankinton. At about 12:45 a.m., Plankinton firefighters responded to a fire call on West First Street...
HOWARD — Blistery temperatures and wind caused minor issues for firefighters who battled a Saturday morning blaze in Howard, but officials say the operation ran smoothly, considering the conditions. Around 8 a.m. Saturday, a passerby reported smoke coming from a cold storage building for the Dakota Body Shop in Howard, according to Howard Fire Chief Nathan Ruml. The fire started inside of an exterior wall between outside and inside sheeting, Ruml said, and was contained to the area, causing moderate damage.
LAKE ANDES — Local law enforcement located a stolen digital highway traffic board Friday in a field south of Lake Andes. According to the Charles Mix County Sheriff's Office, the Nebraska Highway Patrol requested assistance in locating a digital traffic board, valued at $2,000, that was stolen on Dec. 6 near Spencer, Nebraska. Two Charles Mix County deputies found the board Friday afternoon in a hay field among a grove of trees 1 1/2 miles south of Lake Andes, thanks to a location device in the sign.