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Mitchell police are seeking information regarding a theft on Friday. According to the Mitchell Department of Public Safety, two to three white men allegedly entered a 63-year-old woman's vehicle and stole her luggage, purse, cell phone and other items. The incident occurred at 8:47 p.m. Friday on West 23rd Avenue.
ETHAN — A Scotland woman is suffering minor injuries after a two-vehicle crash around 3 p.m. Friday near Ethan. Andrea Forkert, 51, was driving northbound on Highway 37 when she struck 82-year-old Harry Huffman Jr., of Ethan, who was driving southbound at the intersection of Highway 37 and 42, according to the Davison County Sheriff's Office. Huffman was making a left turn into a nearby convenience station when Forkert collided with the rear end of Huffman's van.
The future of some of Davison County's roads will be reviewed on Tuesday. As part of the regular meeting of the Davison County Commission, Highway Superintendent Rusty Weinberg will give an update of the county's five-year transportation plan. The update is scheduled to be held during the 9 a.m. meeting of the commission at the Davison County North Offices at 1420 N. Main St. The one-page agenda also includes several other vague descriptions of different scheduled topics of discussion, including "county building use," "credit card issue/video damage" and "highway grant."
SIOUX FALLS — With a fourth-place finish during the 29th Annual Festival of Bands Marching Competition Saturday, the Mitchell High School Marching Band made history. Prior to the event at Howard Wood Field in Sioux Falls, the band's best performance at the competition was a seventh-place finish. On Saturday, MHS placed fourth out of seven schools in the 3A division. After finals, MHS was ranked fourth overall, placing only behind Marshall, Waseca and Brandon Valley. The competition featured 23 bands from South Dakota, Minnesota, Iowa and Nebraska.
PLATTE — The Platte Police Department is investigating an incident in which a playground swing was rigged with fishing hooks. At approximately 12:30 p.m. on Saturday, a man was about to place his young granddaughter into a baby swing when he looked inside and noticed there were fishing hooks along the inside of the seat, fastened with fishing line. Four hooks were tied to the swing seat, two on the left side and two on the right.
Mary Mumford, Billings, Mont., formerly of Mitchell, will celebrate her 89th birthday on Sunday, Oct. 9. Her friends and relatives request a card shower. Greetings may be sent to Aspen View, 3075 Ave. C. Apt. 226, Billings, M.T., 59102
Lloyd Kucker, Brandon, formerly of Mitchell, will celebrate his 94th birthday on Tuesday, Oct. 11. His friends request a card shower. Greetings may be sent to Helping Hand Assisted Living, 1000 Teakwood, Brandon, S.D. 57005.
FREEMAN — Arlene Preszler, Freeman, will celebrate her 85th birthday on Tuesday, Oct. 4. Her family requests a card shower. Greetings may be sent to 106 W. Seventh St., Room 130, Freeman, S.D. 57029.
Bill and Judy Geraets, Mitchell, will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on Saturday, Oct. 8. Their family requests a card shower. Greetings may be sent to 1316 Bridle Drive, Mitchell, S.D. 57301.
The Miner County Sheriff's Office is looking for the person or people responsible for tampering with pipeline equipment. Either Thursday night or Friday morning, it is believed that somebody removed the oil tanks and hydraulic fluid tank caps from 12 pieces of heavy equipment located in two locations approximately 8 miles northeast of Howard in Miner County, according to Deputy Sheriff Robert Eggert. The caps were left at the scene. The sheriff's office received the report around 9:30 a.m. Friday.