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A Mitchell man was arrested for fleeing the scene of a crash Tuesday morning in Mitchell. Andrew Engels, 19, was arrested for hit-and-run after damaging another man's vehicle and then fleeing the scene. Engels was driving north on Lawler Street and stopped at a stop sign at the intersection of Seventh Avenue and Lawler Street. Darrell Carr, 62, of Mitchell, was driving south on Lawler when he stopped at the same intersection. Carr made a right turn onto Seventh while Engels made a left turn at the same time onto Seventh.
Mitchell's Longfellow Elementary School will begin the 2014-15 school year with a new principal. Longfellow's Principal Karen Whitney tendered her resignation Friday, Superintendent Joe Graves confirmed to The Daily Republic. Graves said Whitney will pursue other opportunities in education. The Daily Republic was unable to reach Whitney, who was in her first year as principal, for comment. Graves said it is disappointing she left after only one year, but it happens occasionally. "I've already appointed Lisa Heckenlaible as her replacement," Graves said Tuesday.
The Mitchell Career and Technical Education Academy will be among 11 teams competing in the ProStart Invitational on March 27 at the Ramkota River Centre in Pierre. Mitchell CTE Academy team members are Blake Thompson, Chaze Delgado and Anjaneth Contreras. They are competing under the direction of instructor Cindy Gerlach. Last year, Mitchell took second place in the culinary division. The Pierre event is open to the public at no charge. Following orientation sessions for teams and judges, teams go head to head starting at 9:30 a.m.
Classes in the Mitchell School District, at John Paul II Elementary School and at Mitchell Christian will dismiss students at 1:45 p.m. today, Tuesday, March 18, 2014, because of inclement weather. At Mitchell Christian, the Early Learning Center will retain regular hours.
LAKE ANDES -- One person was injured in a rollover accident Sunday north of Lake Andes. Joshua McGhee, 31, of Mitchell, was traveling west on 290th Street in a 2000 Ford Contour when he lost control of the vehicle around 12:30 a.m. Sunday, according to the South Dakota Highway Patrol. The vehicle entered the south ditch and rolled. McGhee was not wearing a seat belt and was thrown from the vehicle. McGhee walked to a nearby residence for help and was taken to a local hospital for treatment, according to the South Dakota Highway Patrol.
Dear Readers: Here is this week's Sound Off, about drivers not using their turn signals: "My Sound Off is to remind motorists that turn-indicator usage is not an option -- it saves lives and prevents crashes. Freeway travel is stressful at its best, and displaying five clicks of the turn indicator before changing lanes (not just one or two blinks) alerts fellow motorists to what's about to happen. -- Theresa S. in Alabama"
Mitchell Police Department CAD Press Log 3/17/2014 From: 3/14/2014
Danika Pollreisz, Ethan High School, was recently named a Touchstone Energy Cooperatives' Scholar of the Week. Loren Noess, general manager from Central Electric Cooperative Association, presented the cash award to Pollreisz at Ethan High School on March 10. She is the daughter of Roger and Deanna Pollreisz. Pollreisz was nominated for the award by Ethan High School Principal Tim Hawkins. Nominations are based on excellence in the classroom and service in the community.
The Davison County Commission will meet Tuesday and be introduced to a new sheriff's deputy hired to increase security at the Davison County Courthouse in Mitchell. The commission meeting will begin at 9 a.m. at the courthouse. In January, the commission approved the hiring of a new deputy in an effort to improve the security at the courthouse. Following is the full agenda: • 9 a.m.: Call to order, Pledge of Allegiance, approval of minutes, citizens' input. • 9:30 a.m.: Highway bids opened. • 10 a.m.: Weed chemical bids opened.
Dakota Improved Seed Company also known as Disco Seeds, Inc., was organized in 1903 under leadership of W. A. Wheeler. The warehouse was located at 800 N. Lawler next to the Omaha railroad tracks. The card shown was sent out in 1912 for customers to return with their orders written on the back for the company. The business was purchased by Tri-State Milling Company, of Rapid City, in 1947, sold to the Pawnee Corporation, Pipestone, Minn., in 1969, and was purchased by Al Williams Corporation, Sioux City, Iowa, in 1974. Disco Seeds went out of business late 1980s, and was torn down about 1990.