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With Christmas just around the corner, holiday events are in full swing in the Mitchell area. On Sunday, Dakota Wesleyan University will present "A Service of Lessons and Carols" at 7 p.m. in the Sherman Center on campus, according to a press release from the university. This event is free and open to the public. "This will be a beautiful evening of word and song that will spiritually prepare audiences for the seasons of Advent and Christmas," Dr. Clinton Desmond, DWU choral director, said in the release.
Students from Andes Central High School took part in job shadowing at the following businesses and organizations Friday in Mitchell: • Avera Queen of Peace Hospital • C&B Implement • Davison County Sheriff's Office • Dakota Wesleyan Day Care • Dakota Wesleyan Music Department • GT Body • Hollywood Style • KMIT/KOOL98 • Lakeview Veterinary Clinic • L.B. Williams Elementary • Mitchell Department of Public Safety • Mitchell Technical Institute • Morgan Theeler Law Firm • Trail King
A Mitchell woman has been indicted for possession and using drugs. Michelle Coston, 30, is charged with possession of a controlled substance, methamphetamine, and unauthorized ingestion of a controlled substance, amphetamine, according to court documents. Each charge carries a maximum penalty, upon conviction, of five years in prison and a $10,000 fine. Coston is also charged with possession of 2 ounces or less of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia, both misdemeanors.
JOHN PAUL II ELEMENTARY SCHOOL Monday — Meatballs, mashed potatoes with brown gravy, oatmeal muffin bar, pineapple, milk. Tuesday — Pizza burger, romaine lettuce, pears, chocolate pudding, milk. Wednesday — Grilled cheese, tomato soup, green beans, pears, milk. Thursday — Hamburger, curly fries, baked beans, fruit cocktail, milk. Friday — Chicken casserole, carrots, homemade bread, fruit, chocolate milk. MITCHELL ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS Monday — Pizza, broccoli, pears. Tuesday — Taco bar, taco meat, refried beans, cheese, soft shell, fajita blend ve
A look at news from around the region, as reported by weekly newspapers: Douglas County HIGHWAY BOSS SAYS COUNTY NEEDS PERKS TO COMPETE: When the Douglas County Commissioners questioned why a case of bottled water was among the county's bills, Highway Superintendent Joel Meyer said it was a perk for his employees and something he feels the county needs to hire employees. During a Nov. 18 meeting, Meyer was called to explain why the water was on the list of bills to be paid.
Here are bankruptcy filings in U.S. Bankruptcy Court, District of South Dakota, for Nov. 27 through Dec. 3. 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).
LETCHER -- Authorities have identified the woman who died Wednesday in a two-vehicle accident on Highway 37 north of Mitchell. Shirley Jean Ruml, 83, of Letcher, died in the crash, according to a press release from the South Dakota Department of Public Safety. Authorities said Ruml was driving a 2006 Dodge Caravan, exiting a private driveway from the east onto Highway 37, about 7 miles northeast of Letcher in Sanborn County. Ruml was attempting to cross the northbound lane and turn south.
VIVIAN — Authorities are looking into a case of vandalism from November that resulted in a piece of state-owned rail-line being blown off by an explosive in Lyman County. The damage is located about 1 mile east of Vivian, where the Dakota Southern Railway is the operator of the rail line. Lyman County Sheriff Steve Manger said a two-foot piece of the rail line on the north side of the track is missing.
A Mitchell man scheduled to stand trial next week for raping a 14-year-old girl earlier this year will not be allowed to cross-examine the victim about previous sexual acts, according to court documents. Kristopher Aslesen, 31, is charged with fourth-degree rape, which means the alleged victim was between 13 and 16 years old and the perpetrator is more than three years older than the victim. The charge carries a maximum penalty upon conviction of 15 years in prison and a $30,000 fine.