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A driver with a suspended license was involved in a two-vehicle crash Wednesday morning in Mitchell, officials say. At approximately 7:55 a.m., 21-year-old Destiny Brim, driving a 2002 Pontiac Grand Am, hit the driver's side door of a 2008 Jeep Commander driven by a 23-year-old Keith Van Zee, according to the Mitchell Police Division. The Jeep Commander was turning onto the corner of Edgerton Street and Fourth Avenue when the Pontiac failed to yield and crashed into the other vehicle.
CORSICA — Alcohol was a factor in a vehicle rollover involving one person on Tuesday evening east of Corsica. At approximately 7:45 p.m. Tuesday, a male was driving a utility pickup truck too close to the edge of the road at the intersection of 274th Street and 395th Avenue near Corsica, officials said. The vehicle rolled into a steep ditch and landed on its roof. According to Douglas County Deputy Dustin Palmquist, alcohol was a factor.
CHAMBERLAIN — A Chamberlain woman was arrested for allegedly hitting a juvenile. Stella Veo, 23, was charged on Nov. 2 with abuse of a minor younger than 7 years old. A preliminary hearing is scheduled for Nov. 15. On Nov. 1, Tanner Veo contacted law enforcement and stated he witnessed his sister, Stella Veo, allegedly hit the juvenile on the head. Law enforcement questioned Stella and she stated she hit the juvenile even though she knew she was not supposed to, according to court documents. Stella was arrested and taken into custody.
PIERRE — The superintendent of the Meade County School District has been named South Dakota’s next secretary of education. Gov. Dennis Daugaard announced Monday evening Don Kirkegaard, of Sturgis, will serve in the position, succeeding Melody Schopp. Schopp announced in October her intentions to retire by the end of the year.
SALEM — A 17-year-old sustained serious, non-life threatening injuries and was airlifted to a hospital when his vehicle collided with a deer Friday near Salem. Hunter Matthaei, of Salem, had to be extricated from the 1991 Ford Ranger he was driving following the crash, according to the South Dakota Department of Public Safety. At approximately 6:50 p.m., Matthaei was traveling north on 438th Avenue when a deer entered the roadway from the east ditch. The collision occurred about three miles west and one mile north of Salem.
WINNER — A Winner man was arrested for allegedly having sexual contact with a female juvenile. Boe Eisenbraun Jr., 33, was charged with fourth-degree rape and aggravated assault on Oct. 31, and a preliminary hearing is scheduled for Nov. 14.
FORESTBURG — A 30-year-old man sustained life-threatening injuries following a two-vehicle crash on Oct. 29 near Forestburg. William Brewer, Jr., of Huron, was transported to a Mitchell hospital when the 2016 Toyota Scion he was driving was traveling west on South Dakota Highway 34 in Forestburg. A second vehicle, a 2007 Chevrolet Suburban driven by Steven Zoss, was northbound on 405th Avenue traveling across Highway 34. The two vehicles collided at approximately 8:42 p.m., according to the South Dakota Department of Public Safety.
Nearly an hour of Tuesday's Davison County Commission meeting is expected to be held behind closed doors. The five-person board has two consecutive executive sessions scheduled for the 9 a.m. Tuesday meeting at the Davison County North Offices. The first, scheduled at 9:20 a.m., was called by Commissioner Denny Kiner to discuss personnel, and the second was called by Sheriff Steve Brink for the same reason. No other information was available regarding the executive sessions. Agenda items The commission's agenda is as follows:
The following cases were disposed in Davison County Magistrate Court between Oct. 9 and Oct. 23: • Heather Jane Charging Hawk, 32, Mitchell; fail to maintain financial responsibility, $200 fine; $66 costs; 10 days in jail; 10 days suspended; conditions; pay fines, costs and fees; have no like offenses; obey all laws. • Brett Thomas Hellwig, 18, Mitchell; possession of alcohol by minor; $54 fine; $66 costs; five days in jail; five days suspended; conditions: pay fines and costs and fees; have no like offenses; and obey all laws.
A look at news from around the region, as reported by weekly newspapers: Kennebec THOMAS CROWNED YOUNG MISS SOUTH DAKOTA: Kennebec third-grader Hailey Thomas was named Young Miss South Dakota at the 2018 South Dakota International Pageant Oct. 22 at the Orpheum Theatre in Sioux Falls. Thomas is 8 years old and became an ambassador for South Dakota, receiving an official sash, crown and prize package. — Lyman County Herald Woonsocket