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A former dentist pleaded not guilty to ingestion of cocaine. Hilary Jarman, 46, of Mitchell, appeared in court on April 26 in Davison County and pleaded not guilty to ingestion of cocaine. Jarman, a former dentist at Dental Health Partners in Mitchell, was indicted by a grand jury on Dec. 4 and is charged with ingestion of cocaine between April 17 and April 19, 2015. Ingestion of a controlled substance in schedules I or II, e.g. cocaine, is a class 5 felony, punishable upon conviction by up to five years in prison and a $10,000 fine.
LAKE ANDES—The Native American Community Board in Lake Andes was one of 15 South Dakota nonprofits to receive a Community Innovation Grant, the South Dakota Community Foundation announced Wednesday.
The Daily Republic won four first-place awards and 15 overall in the Associated Press' Great Plains News and Photo Contest, it was announced Thursday. The Daily Republic competed in the medium size-newspaper category. The contest was open to 40 Associated Press-member newspapers in three size categories in North Dakota, South Dakota and Nebraska. The announcement comes following The Daily Republic's 33 awards from the South Dakota Newspaper Association during last weekend's convention. The following is a list of The Daily Republic's AP contest awards. First place
TRIPP — No one was injured in a car fire Friday night in Tripp. According to Tripp Fire Chief Dana Horn, a Dodge Ram overheated while driving down a dirt road on 414th Avenue near Highway 18 at approximately 11 p.m. No specific cause of the fire was determined. The only occupant was a driver from Wisconsin, who was able to escape the flames without injury, but the vehicle was a total loss.
One person suffered life-threatening injuries in a Monday evening crash in Mitchell involving a motorcycle and an SUV. According to Tony Mangan, public information officer for the South Dakota Highway Patrol, the male driver of a 2007 Yamaha sport bike was in critical condition after being struck by a 2006 Ford Escape at approximately 7:20 p.m. on Monday in Mitchell.
WAGNER—One juvenile has been arrested and another is being questioned in connection with a rash of vandalism across Wagner. According to Wagner Police Chief Tim Simonsen, one juvenile male was arrested early on the morning of April 23 for being involved in a burglary, which led to the juvenile allegedly admitting involvement in the vandalism. The suspect, who was not identified because he is a juvenile, has been charged with burglary and intentional damage to property. Simonsen said the suspect is already on probation for intentional damage to property charges.
HAWARDEN, Iowa — A Wagner woman was taken to a hospital after a two-vehicle crash in Iowa Thursday. KIWA Radio reports Wagner resident Judy Carpenter, 52, was involved in a crash on Highway 10 near Hawarden, Iowa, when her 2014 Toyota SUV collided with another vehicle. The other vehicle was being driven by Logan Vlotho, a 21-year-old from Ireton, Iowa. Both individuals were taken to Hawarden Regional Healthcare hospital. According to KIWA, Carpenter's vehicle sustained $10,000 in damage and Vlotho's 2006 Volkswagen sustained $5,000 in damage.
The Daily Republic took home 33 awards, including the Sweepstakes award, in the South Dakota Newspaper Association's 2015 Better Newspapers Contest. The awards were announced during the SDNA annual convention Friday and Saturday at the Highland Conference Center in Mitchell.
FEDORA — A Portland, Oregon, man suffered no injuries in a semi rollover near Fedora on Sunday. Dmitry Tveretinov, 62, was traveling west on Highway 34 when he slowed down as he approached a vehicle driving in front him. When Tveretinov slowed down, his 2007 Kenworth semi truck veered right, caught the edge of the road and rolled into the ditch. The crash occurred at approximately 5:37 a.m. about 3 miles east of Fedora. No other vehicles were involved. According to the Miner County Sheriff's Office, Tveretinov was wearing a seat belt and was not injured.
Ashley Tilberg and Blake Van Gorp announce their engagement. Parents of the couple are Merle and Ruth Tilberg, Mitchell; Steve and Julie Van Gorp, Stickney; and Shannon Van Gorp and Kevin Kruse, Neosho, Missouri. Ashley is employed at Lewis Family Drug. Blake owns and operates VG's Pipe Fencing. An Aug. 20 wedding is planned in rural Stickney