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Authorities are seeking an individual who allegedly broke into several Main Street businesses and took about $50, according to a Thursday press release from Mitchell Area Crime Stoppers. Between 2 and 4:30 a.m. Tuesday, a person forcibly entered several businesses at the 400 block of North Main Street in Mitchell, the press release said. Approximately $50 was taken, but the affected businesses were not listed. Crime Stoppers is offering a minimum of $250 for a tip that leads to an arrest.
COLOME — Ray Petersek, Colome, will celebrate his 90th birthday on Sunday, Jan. 15. His family requests a card shower. Greeting may be sent to 32551 287th St., Colome, S.D. 57528.
Esther Weber, Mitchell, will celebrate her 85th birthday at an open house from 2 to 5 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 15, at Countryside Living, Building 2, Mitchell. Her birthday is Jan. 18. The event is hosted by her family. Greetings may be sent to 2100 N. Wisconsin, Mitchell, S.D. 57301.
RELIANCE — Bob Ellis, Reliance, will celebrate his 80th birthday at an open house from 1 to 3 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 15, at Charly's, Chamberlain. His birthday is Jan. 19. Greetings may be sent to 25851 SD Hwy. 47, Reliance, S.D. 57569.
Dale Hoffman, Mitchell, will celebrate his 85th birthday on Thursday, Jan. 19. His family requests a card shower. Greetings may be sent to Avera Brady Health and Rehab, 500 S. Ohlman, St., Mitchell, S.D. 57301.
The two groups tasked with helping guide Lake Mitchell to a higher water quality standard will meet next month. With committee assignments determined by Mitchell Mayor Jerry Toomey, the Watershed Advisory Committee made up of a group of volunteer stakeholders and the Technical Advisory Team, which will provide technical input and recommendations on water quality improvements, are expected to meet as early as February to start working to improve the algae and water clarity issues at Lake Mitchell.
The following cases were among those heard Tuesday during a circuit court session at the Davison County Public Safety Center in Mitchell.
WASHINGTON, D.C. — A Miner County couple missed their shot to have a case heard by the U.S. Supreme Court. The Supreme Court denied a petition to head a case brought by Arlen and Cindy Foster on Monday, a case questioning a wetland designation of a 0.8 acre plot of land on their property. The Fosters contended the U.S. Natural Resource Conservation Service's (NRCS) wetland designation — which was made using a proxy site 33 miles away — that forced the couple to choose between farming the land or acquiring access to U.S. Department of Agriculture programs.
KIMBALL — Charges are pending against a teenager who was injured in a one-vehicle rollover crash Saturday southeast of Kimball. A 16-year-old Kimball male was injured while driving a 1990 Chevrolet C1500 pickup eastbound on 252nd Street — approximately three miles southeast of Kimball — when he lost control of the vehicle, entered the ditch and rolled, according to the South Dakota Department of Public Safety.
BRIDGEWATER — A man sustained minor injuries and faces criminal charges after a one-vehicle rollover crash on Sunday near Bridgewater. Jordan Hanssen, 26, of Bridgewater, was driving a 2006 Mercury Mountaineer northbound on 435th Avenue when he lost control of the vehicle, entered the east ditch and rolled, according to the South Dakota Department of Public Safety.