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The annual All-State Band concert is today, and will feature Mitchell students. Mitchell High School Band Director Ryan Stahle said five MHS students were selected to participate in All-State Band, which culminates in a concert at 7 p.m. today at the Lorang Theatre at Sioux Falls O'Gorman High School. Among those students, seniors Kendra Zirpel and Sam Weller will be recognized as four-year members of the audition-only band. Tickets are $15 for adults and $10 for students, and are available at the Lorang Theatre box office, starting at 3 p.m. today.
Q. What is the city's policy on pigeons? I live five blocks from the Corn Palace and have a problem with pigeons leaving a mess on my roof. I had the mess cleaned up and purchased three owl decoys that only worked for about a week. My next step, I guess, is to put spikes up, which will be costly. Who should be responsible for paying for this? Mitchell Mayor Ken Tracy said he doesn't have a solution for the the pigeon issue. "I can understand the frustration," Tracy said.
A look at news from around the region, as reported by weekly newspapers: Scotland SCHOOL DISCUSSES BUILDING A SECOND GYM: The Scotland School District recently held a public meeting on building a second auxiliary gymnasium for the high school. Superintendent and Elementary Principal Damon Alvey said a new gym would make scheduling easier to allow students to practice after school and make it easier for students of all ages to get gym time. Andy Diede said adding a new gym would be a good selling point for new hires and show progress in the community.
The Mitchell Police Division is looking for a white male, 53 years of age, wearing a red T-shirt with gray logo, dirty white ballcap and eyeglasses hanging on his shirt. According to an alert issued by police around 12:45 p.m. Friday, this person was last seen in the 2200 block of North Kimball, and is reported to have a mental illness. He may be on foot or driving a white van, with an unknown license plate. The alert says if you see this man, don't approach him; call 911 or the police at 995-8400.
ARMOUR — A two-vehicle crash near the Charles Mix-Douglas county line Wednesday resulted in minor injuries for one driver. South Dakota Highway Patrol Trooper Grant Lubbers said the incident occurred shortly after 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at the intersection of U.S. Highway 281 and 284th Street, which is the oil road that runs east to Delmont. Cornelia Anderson, 53, of Delmont, was driving a 2005 Pontiac Grand Prix and traveling south on U.S. Highway 281, when she attempted to make a left turn on 284th Street toward the east.
Need a new way to "wine" down? Try heading to the Pepsi-Cola Theatre at 5 p.m. on April 18 for the Mitchell Area Community Theatre's wine tasting. Tickets are $25 until April 10. After April 10, tickets are $30. All tickets are available online at www.mitchellact.org , by phone at 996-9137 or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org . ACT Managing Director Megan Reimnitz said the event is a fundraiser for the theater's mural contest. The event boasts an Old World vs.
A local woman has joined the race for the Mitchell Board of Education. Twyla Mah, of Mitchell, turned in her school board petition Tuesday for the one-year term, according to Mitchell Superintendent Joe Graves. She will be running against Kevin Kenkel, who has already turned in his petition for the one-year term. There are also two board openings for three-year seats for the election, which will be held with the city on June 2. Current board members Lacey Musick and Neil Putnam are already on the ballot for those races.
The following cases were among those heard Tuesday during a circuit court session at the Davison County Public Safety Center in Mitchell: • Jonathan Easterlin, 35, of Bloomington, N.C., pleaded not guilty to possession with an intent to distribute 1 pound or more of marijuana; possession of more than 10 pounds of marijuana; and possession or use of drug paraphernalia by a driver; the case was set for jury trial in July. • Ada Morales, 45, of Mitchell, pleaded not guilty to aggravated assault; jury trial was scheduled for July. • Timothy Killam, 24, of Mitchell, pleaded not guilty to aggrava
Two Utah men pleaded guilty Tuesday and were sentenced for possessing marijuana with an intent to sell. Dean Linthalath, 38, of Orem, Utah, and Vongmany Mathinpannha, 36, of West Jordan, Utah, entered their pleas during court at the Davison County Public Safety Center. Each was sentenced to four years in prison. Linthalath and Mathinpannha were pulled over in separate vehicles in December on Interstate 90. A search of Mathinpannha's vehicle produced 38 pounds of marijuana, according to court documents.
Deputy Josh Zambrano's pursuit of a vehicle that led to a fatal crash was justified, Davison County Sheriff Steve Brink said Tuesday. Zambrano was the deputy who pursued a vehicle driven by 33-year-old Ryan McManus, of Mitchell, in the early morning of March 14. Authorities said the pursuit lasted about 65 seconds. Brink said Tuesday that Zambrano attempted to pull McManus over for speeding. He would not comment on how fast the vehicles were driving during the chase. "It happened so fast," Brink said.