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HURON -- The South Dakota State Fair has announced their 2014 theme, "What Does the Fair Say?" The theme references a popular song, "What Does the Fox Say?" "Announcing our theme and logo is always an exciting part of the planning year," said State Fair marketing and events coordinator Candi Hettinger Briley. "This year we chose a theme that fits into recent pop culture, but will also be a fun idea people can get involved with."
DALLAS -- A fire Tuesday night in Dallas destroyed a house and displaced two residents from their home in the small Gregory County town. The Dallas Fire Department was called at 5 p.m. Tuesday to a house fire at 100 Keller Ave. The home was owned by Richard Zimmerman and his wife, Rebecca. They were not inside the house when emergency personnel arrived and were not injured. Dallas Fire Department Chief Brad Kahler said the home was already filled with smoke when firefighters arrived on scene.
The Dakota Wesleyan University Future Teachers' Organization will host its 16th Annual Dr. Seuss Carnival from 10 a.m. to noon on Saturday, March 22, in the L.B. Williams Commons Area. Children ages preschool through sixth grade are all invited to participate in the event, which is free. Children can participate in reading and games in order to earn tickets to redeem for various prizes. Each child who joins in the festivities will receive a free book just for attending. Adults must accompany children at the carnival.
Daktronics Inc. in Brookings has been chosen to provide $1.2 million worth of high resolution, full-color 6 mm pitch LED displays for the San Francisco Bay Area Rapid Transit system in California. The fifth-largest transit station in America, BART serves eight million travelers a year, providing transportation between the East and West Bay. BART's initial purchase of high resolution, full-color displays will be installed as part of the passenger information system along the new Warm Springs, San Jose Berryessa and East Contra Costa extensions.
The following cases were among those heard Tuesday during circuit court at the Davison County Public Safety Center. • Christopher Bonnette, 35, of Mitchell, received extra time to pay restitution on a 2013 forgery conviction; Judge Tim Bjorkman ordered he must have it paid in four weeks and appear in court in March. • Adam Heidinger, 28, of Mount Vernon, pleaded not guilty to sexual exploitation of a minor; Heidinger is accused of videotaping a juvenile female with his cell phone while she was taking a shower; Judge Bjorkman scheduled the matter for a May jury trial.
A Mitchell man will serve 90 days in jail for raping a teenage girl in November. Lane Henrichsen, 19, received his sentence during court Tuesday at the Davison County Public Safety Center. Henrichsen pleaded guilty in December to raping a girl at least three years younger than him. He claimed the sex was consensual. Henrichsen's attorney Phil Carlson requested a suspended imposition of sentence for Henrichsen, but it was denied.
Cabela's will celebrate the beginning of the thaw by hosting Cabela's Spring Great Outdoor Days 2014 on Saturday and Sunday, encouraging outdoor enthusiasts to shift their focus from winter to spring adventures. Among the activities will be seminars, demonstrations and interactive events for the family.
South Dakota Corn Growers Association board members have elected Keith Alverson, of Chester, to serve as the organization's president for 2014. Alverson moves up from vice president to succeed retiring president Mark Gross of Bridgewater, who will continue to serve as a director on the board. Meeting Feb. 20 in Pierre, the board of directors also elected Troy Knecht, of Houghton, as vice president and Doug Noem, of Bryant, as secretary/treasurer.
MILLS, Neb. -- A Gregory man who died in a car crash Saturday in Nebraska was fleeing law enforcement during the time of the crash. Russell Moerike, 47, was being pursued by the South Dakota Highway Patrol before he crossed into Nebraska in Keya Paha County, according to a press release from County State's Attorney Eric Scott. Once over the border, Moerike lost control of his vehicle and it rolled. He died in the crash, just north of Mills, Neb. The investigation is ongoing.
Mitchell Police Department CAD Press Log 2/26/2014 From: 2/25/2014