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Good morning and welcome to The Daily Republic's need-to-know page. Here are the stories we think you should know headed into Feb. 27, 2018: 1. January was a single-month record for ambulance calls in Mitchell. Paul Morris: "We've never seen a month like that before."
KENNEBEC — A Kennebec man was charged with felony assault against a law enforcement officer after allegedly throwing his cellphone at a Lyman County Sheriff's Office deputy. On Feb. 17, two deputies responded to a report of an intoxicated man who had left a local bar and was making suicidal statements. The deputies located the man, Scott Thomas, who was agitated about their presence, according to court documents. Thirty-two-year-old Thomas then allegedly threw his cellphone, hitting one of the deputies in the genitals.
A jury trial is scheduled for April for a Mitchell man accused of raping a 15-year-old girl. Forty-seven-year-old Steven Nichols is charged with first- and fourth-degree rape of a 15-year-old Mitchell girl in January, according to court documents. Nichols was initially charged with fourth-degree rape but was later indicted by a Davison County Grand Jury that also charged him with first-degree rape.
BROOKINGS — Two Mitchell students in June will travel to Florida for the national speech and debate tournament after qualifying this past weekend at a tournament in Brookings. Thea Patrick qualified in informative speaking and Madison Hetland qualified in domestic extemporaneous speaking. They will travel to the national tournament June 17-22 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Hannah Hetland will serve as an alternate in foreign extemporaneous speaking.
BERESFORD — A Mitchell man with a lengthy criminal record was arrested Thursday for allegedly assaulting a Beresford police officer. At approximately 9 p.m., Kenneth Edward jumped out of the trunk of a vehicle that had been involved in a crash and began a foot pursuit with police, according to court documents. Police attempted to apprehend Edward, but he allegedly punched a police officer in the face, then proceeded to a nearby restaurant where he assaulted three employees.
Good morning and welcome to The Daily Republic's need-to-know page. Here are the stories we think you should know headed into Monday, Feb. 26, 2018: 1. We've got plenty of action from the state high school wrestling tournaments , including the Hutmacher-Casperson match.
Use of the Davison County Fairgrounds will be a discussion item at Tuesday's Davison County Commission meeting. The five-person board meets at 9 a.m. Tuesday at the Davison County North Offices, where they will consider a request from the Mitchell Area Development Corporation. Specific details of the request were not included on the commission's agenda. Agenda items The commission's agenda includes the following items:
A look at news from around the region, as reported by weekly newspapers: Plankinton FUNDRAISER PLANNED FOR POOL IMPROVEMENTS: Representatives of the Plankinton Pool Improvement Committee asked the school board on Feb. 12 if they can use the school's gym for the "first big fundraising event" for pool improvements. With permission from the board, the pool committee will sponsor a "donkey ball" basketball contest on April 13. There will also be an auction and meal. — The South Dakota Mail Wessington Springs
The city of Mitchell has declared a snow emergency. Due to Saturday's snow in Mitchell, the city will be plowing snow emergency routes from curb to curb. No parking will be allowed on snow emergency routes until after the storm is over and the streets have been cleared. All vehicles on snow emergency routes will be subject to ticketing and towing.
Chesney Garnos is Miss Mitchell. On Feb. 17, former Miss South Dakota Tessa Dee, a Mitchell native, organized the first Miss Mitchell Pageant in more than 35 years. The event was held at the Mitchell School District Performing Arts Center. Garnos is a recent graduate of University of South Dakota in Vermillion and resides in Pierre, working for U.S. Sen. Mike Rounds. She won a $400 scholarship.