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An advertisement on Page B5 of Friday's edition incorrectly stated the dates of the Corn Palace Challenge bull and saddle bronc riding event. The event is Oct. 13-14 at the Corn Palace in Mitchell. The correct advertisement will run in upcoming editions of The Daily Republic.
A Mitchell man who allegedly admitted to police he stole a vehicle faces charges for grand theft. Steven Koster, 28, was charged with grand theft of property valued between $5,000 and $100,000. He is scheduled to appear in court on Oct. 12 in Davison County. On Sept. 27, at approximately 6:00 a.m., Mitchell police received a call that a 2009 Chevrolet Impala was stolen from a residence in Mitchell. Two days later, the authorities received a call that reported stolen vehicle had pulled into the parking lot of The Depot restaurant in Mitchell.
Here are bankruptcy filings in U.S. Bankruptcy Court, District of South Dakota, for Sept. 28 through Oct. 4. Individuals can file Chapter 7 petitions (asking that debts be liquidated); Chapter 12 (a simplified reorganization method for farmers and ranchers whose gross debt does not exceed $1.5 million); and Chapter 13 (a plan to repay some debts in three to five years). Businesses can file Chapter 11 petitions to reorganize their debts under a court-approved plan for repayment. • Belle Fourche: Tonia Jean Malcolm, Chapter 7; Lyle Alan Malcolm, Chapter 7.
The following cases were among those heard Tuesday by Judge Chris Giles during a circuit court hearing at the Davison County Public Safety Center in Mitchell. Guilty Pleas and admissions • Jared Elcock, 34, of Sioux Falls, pleaded guilty to possession of unauthorized items in jail. He was sentenced to 90 days in jail with 60 days suspended.
A Mitchell man was arrested for allegedly strangling his girlfriend until she was unconscious. Troy Jumping Eagle, 41, was charged with aggravated assault and interfering with emergency communication recently. Jumping Eagle is scheduled to appear in court on Oct. 12. On Sept. 30, Jumping Eagle returned home and allegedly accused his girlfriend of cheating on him. According to court documents, Jumping Eagle allegedly struck his girlfriend several times and strangled her. The girlfriend reported to law enforcement that she "was in fear for her life."
PIERRE — Lt. Gov. Matt Michels presented the 2017 Governor’s Awards on Oct. 3 to South Dakota businesses and workers who have made significant contributions to the employment of people with disabilities.
Here are five stories you need to know headed into Thursday, Oct. 5. 1. Video and story about a Hanson County couple who found two deer tangled together earlier this week -- and how one deer was saved.
A Mitchell woman who pleaded not guilty to allegedly damaging an ex-boyfriend's property could face up to 27 years in prison. Holly Fechner, 42, pleaded not guilty Tuesday at the Davison County Public Safety Center to the charges of first-degree burglary and intentionally damaging property valued between $1,000 and $2,500. A trial is scheduled for Feb. 13.
A Mitchell man with a lengthy criminal history was sentenced to no prison time after pleading guilty to simple assault. Victor Winters, 34, was sentenced to two years of probation and ordered to complete the inpatient drug program at Stepping Stones after pleading guilty to simple assault. A two-year prison sentence was suspended. Winters pleaded guilty on Sept. 5 to simple assault, and two charges of aggravated assault were dismissed.
A "loose coupling" is to blame for the evacuation of the Mitchell Career and Technical Education Academy on Monday. Just before 3 p.m. on Monday, Superintendent Joe Graves said the school received a report of a natural gas leak in MCTEA. Students and faculty immediately evacuated and by 3:10 p.m., authorities cleared the building. A loose coupling was deemed the culprit of the false alarm rather than an actual natural gas leak, Graves said, and by 4:30 p.m. Monday it was repaired.