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A look at news from around the region, as reported by weekly newspapers: Wessington Springs BENEFIT FOR WENZEL: The Wessington Springs American Legion will host a benefit Feb. 17 for Scott Wenzel to help offset medical expenses incurred from a vehicle crash in 2017. The event will begin at 10 a.m., featuring a pool tournament. There will be a live and silent auction, free-will donation and beer bucket specials. — The True Dakotan Platte
Mitchell received 4.2 inches of snow Thursday, setting a daily record that's held since 1991. The light, fluffy snow that blanketed on Mitchell was the most the city has ever received on Feb. 8. The storm also delayed the start of Mitchell School District schools by one hour. The National Weather Service put Mitchell in a winter weather advisory Thursday and early Friday morning, but that was switched to a wind chill advisory Friday evening. Temperatures are expected to dip to 21-degrees below zero Friday night into Saturday morning.
WINNER — A Rosebud man was arrested for driving under the influence after testing positive for methamphetamine use. A Winner police officer conducted a traffic stop in the Winner McDonald's parking lot on Jan. 12, during which the vehicle's driver, 22-year-old Esdon Haukaas appeared to be impaired, but a preliminary breath test showed a 0.0 percent blood alcohol content, according to court documents.
Good morning and welcome to The Daily Republic's need-to-know page. Here are the stories we think you should know headed into Friday, Feb.9: 1. Quite a crime roundup: Cases from Winner , Oacoma and Ethan .
Mitchell School District and John Paul II Elementary will be opening one hour late Friday. Superintendent Joe Graves decided early Friday morning to delay the start of school after a slow, steady winter storm dropped 4.2 inches of snow in Mitchell. According to the National Weather Service, Mitchell set a daily record Thursday for most snow on the date Feb. 8. That broke a record set in 1994.
ETHAN — A Sioux Falls man has been charged in relation to a November break-in at the Ethan post office. Rodney Holzer is accused of breaking into the post office on Nov. 27, damaging a door valued between $1,000 and $2,500, according to court documents. Holzer allegedly admitted to the break-in and admitted to causing the damage.
CHAMBERLAIN — An Oacoma man was arrested after police found methamphetamine in his home while executing a search warrant. Kelly Borszich was arrested for unauthorized ingestion of a controlled substance and possession of a controlled substance, both Class 5 felonies, punishable by up to five years in prison and a $10,000 fine for each count.
A Sioux Falls woman was arrested in Mitchell for possessing meth and attempting to lead police on a foot pursuit. On Jan. 30, Mitchell police responded to North Wisconsin Street for a report of a female attempting to break a window, according to court documents. Upon officers' arrival, the woman, 51-year-old Candace Fredericks, began walking toward a house and she allegedly began running when police told her to stop. Police caught Fredericks after "a few yards," according to court documents, and found a glass cylinder in her pocket containing meth.
WINNER — Two Winner women were charged with child abuse after allegedly forcing a 10-year-old to smoke marijuana. On Feb. 4, a woman told police her 10-year-old son came home from someone else's home and said they "made him smoke marijuana." The mother bought a home-test kit and the child twice tested positive for marijuana. The child told police he was hyper while visiting Elizabeth Mansheim, so she and another occupant of the house, Natalie Dykstra, gave him weed to calm down. The juvenile explained where the weed is kept in the house and said he smoked twice.
A blast of winter weather is coming as a band of snow will cruise across eastern South Dakota today and Friday. According to the National Weather Service, snow will begin to fall late Thursday morning and throughout the day. Accumulations are forecasted between 3 and 5 inches, with snow tapering off early Friday morning around midnight. A swath from Pierre to Mitchell is expected to be heaviest in southeastern South Dakota.