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A Mitchell woman was named the state's social worker of the year. Shawna Huls was presented the award during the 2017 South Dakota Association of Healthcare Organizations convention in Rapid City and has been a social worker at Avera Queen of Peace for six years. The award recognizes a social worker in the hospital setting who is an advocate for patients and families, according to a press release from Avera.
Here's what you need to know heading into Thursday: 1. Visitors can pick pumpkins "right off the vine" at a nearby patch in Mount Vernon. The patch celebrates 10 years of operation this year.
ROSWELL — One person sustained minor injuries in a two-vehicle crash Wednesday near Roswell. At approximately 2:23 p.m., a 56-year-old Roswell man driving a 2004 Chevy pickup was traveling west on Highway 34 near Roswell. The Chevy pickup was pulling a trailer and turned south when the vehicle collided with a 2007 Peterbilt semi traveling west driven by a 61-year-old Iowa man. The driver in the Chevy Pickup was transported to a Madison hospital for minor injuries. The driver in the semi was uninjured.
Jerome Kills Small, right, leads the Flag Song as Jadyn Huapapi, left, along with other Wagner students and staff, show their respect to the flag on Wednesday. The Flag Song opened the school day as part of the school's celebration of Native American Week. (Photo by Michelle Soukup)
Two South Dakota technical institutes have been deemed the best in the nation. Mitchell Technical Institute and Southeast Technical Institute in Sioux Falls have been named to the nation's top 150 list of community colleges from the Aspen Institute College Excellence Program. The list was released Wednesday, and the two technical schools are now eligible to compete for the Aspen Prize for Community College Excellence and $1 million in prize funds. Mitchell Tech and Southeast Tech were chosen from a pool of approximately 1,000 public two-year colleges.
WAGNER — Three Wagner men were arrested and charged last month for stealing a sound system from the Wagner Community School's football stadium. Bradley French, 19, Francis Coltrin, 20, and Scott Starbuck, 22, were charged in September for third-degree burglary and intentional damage to property.
Here are five stories to know heading into Wednesday, Oct. 11, 2017: 1. Mitchell residents can now travel across the Foster Street bridge in eastern Davison County ... It's open! 2. Corsica/Stickney is the final unbeaten team remaining in 9A football.
CHAMBERLAIN — Three area residents pleaded not guilty this week to federal charges alleging they violated the Bald and Golden Eagle Protection and Lacey acts. Christopher Pomani, Michael Pomani and Arvella Pomani were indicted in August for their alleged roles in possessing, selling, bartering and offering to sell and barter a bald eagle, golden eagle and their parts on Oct. 27, 2014, according to the United States Department of Justice. They pleaded not guilty to the charges on Oct. 6.
A lottery ticket sold in Mitchell will make its owner $44,000 richer. The winning ticket was worth $44,554 and sold at Westside Sinclair in Mitchell, according to a press release from the South Dakota Lottery. The winning numbers were 11, 16, 17, 30 and 32 and were drawn on Saturday. The owner of the ticket should sign the back of the ticket and visit a South Dakota Lottery office to claim their prize. The odds of winning were one in 324,632.
MONTROSE — A Montrose man with a previous criminal history pleaded not guilty to stealing multiple firearms Christopher Morrison, 46, was arrested and charged with third-degree burglary of a firearm, possessing a firearm as a previously convicted felon and possession of marijuana. Morrison pleaded not guilty on Oct. 2 to one charge of third-degree burglary and one charge of possession of a controlled substance and entered no plea to the other charges. A sentence hearing is scheduled for Nov. 27.