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A Minnesota man admitted Tuesday to violating multiple terms of his probation. Ian Chapman, 21, admitted he missed several appointments with his probation officer, failed to complete a chemical dependency evaluation, drank alcohol and tested positive for cocaine while on probation. Chapman received a suspended imposition in 2010 from Judge Tim Bjorkman and was put on probation after being convicted of possession of a controlled substance. A suspended imposition of sentence gives offenders the opportunity to keep a clear record if they follow all terms of probation.
An 18-year-old Mitchell man admitted Tuesday to selling marijuana. Cole Gustafson faces a maximum of two years in prison and a $4,000 fine after pleading guilty to possession with the intent to distribute less than 1 ounce of marijuana. Prosecutors agreed to recommend Gustafson receive a suspended twoyear prison sentence and spend no more than 60 days in jail. A presentence investigation was ordered. Sentencing was scheduled for March.
The Davison County Treasurer's Office reminds those aged 65 and over or disabled prior to Jan. 1 to apply for the property tax assessment freeze before April 1. Qualifications include income under $26,020.21 for single persons and $32,525.26 for multiple person households. Homes must also have a value under $178,607.61. Proof of disability (if applicable) is required each year upon application for the freeze.
PIERRE -- A proposal to give tax credits to people with children in private schools has flunked out. Rep. Don Kopp, R-Rapid City, pulled HB 1173. There wasn't support within the House Taxation Committee, whose members killed the bill Tuesday at Kopp's request. He wanted property owners to receive a credit on their property taxes for their K-12 education costs if their children are enrolled in a nonpublic school.
PRESHO -- The 31st annual St. Patrick's Day celebration will be on March 16 in Presho. City eateries will begin serving traditional recipes at sunrise. At 8 a.m. the annual rummage sale kicks off at the American Lutheran Church. Registration for the Shamrock Shuffle 3K fun run will begin at 10 a.m. at Jet Lanes bowling alley. The run begins at noon. There will be an opportunity to kiss the Chip of the Blarney Stone as well as purchase St. Pat's T-shirts. The annual parade will begin at 2 p.m. with lineup at 1:30 p.m. Prizes will be awarded. Mass on the eve of St.
PIERRE -- There could be a proposed constitutional amendment that would make it harder for voters to raise state taxes. Senators could be voting as early as this afternoon on the proposal, SJR 2, from Republican Corey Brown, of Gettysburg. It would require a two-thirds majority of voters for a new tax or a tax increase to be passed at the ballot box. This came out of the Senate Tax Committee on a 6-1 vote with only Democrat Chuck Welke, of Warner, opposed.
PIERRE -- There is a major hearing Wednesday on various school-aid proposals, including SB 191 from Sen. Larry Rhoden, R- Union Center. It seeks to increase the total state aid and local taxes for general education support per student to $4,626.65 for the 2013-2014 school year from the present $4,490.92. Gov. Dennis Daugaard proposed the 3 percent maximum allowed under state law, for a total of $4,625.65. That would be an increase of $134.73 per student over the current base.
The Mitchell Planning and Zoning Commission will review three plats and one plan during its meeting today. A plat of G.W. Schlaffman tract 1 in the southeast quarter of Section 26, T 103 N, R 60 W of the fifth prime meridian in Davison County will come before them. A plat of Lot 2-A of the Circle K Ranch Third Addition, is on the agenda. A plat of Lots 16 and 16A of Enemy Creek Estates, will also be reviewed. A plan for the Mueller Lumber Morningview Subdivision in the Morningview Addition is also on the agenda.
The Davison County commissioners will learn Sheriff Steve Brink's choice for a chief deputy when that board meets in regular session at 9 a.m. Tuesday in the Commissioner's Room at the Courthouse, 200 E. Fourth Ave., Mitchell. Brink stated last week that he is considering three in-house applicants for the position, which was formerly held by himself when he was chief deputy under former Davison County Sheriff Dave Miles. The agenda also includes: 9 a.m. Pledge of Allegiance, approval of past meeting minutes, citizen input. 9:30 a.m.
As part of the 2012-13 Mitchell Area Concert Association concert series, the fan-favored Church Basement Ladies will perform their sequel Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. at the Corn Palace. It's "A Second Helping" of the Church Basement Ladies, which promotion materials describe as a show about "life, death and new adventures in the world and in their lives." Set in 1969, the show focuses on the escapades of the women of the Lutheran church basement kitchen during everything from Missionary Night to Super Bowl Sunday.