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A look at news from around the region, as reported by weekly newspapers: Freeman CITY OKS NEW FABRICATION BUSINESS: A new welding and metal fabrication business will open on Sixth Street in Freeman, after the Freeman City Council approved construction plans July 6. Becky and Tim Wiese, who operate Tri-State Welding and Metal Fabrication LLC in Valley Springs, have purchased the former Lemme Trucking property and plan to bring their business to Freeman. The business specializes in metal indoor and outdoor art and decor as well as offering custom and general welding servic
Anyone who may qualify to be a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution and is interested in helping organize a new DAR chapter in Mitchell is invited to a meeting at 2 p.m. Saturday, July 25, at the Carnegie Resource Center, located at 119 W.
A Mitchell man and a Plankinton man accused of sexual contact and fourth-degree rape have entered pleas to the accusations. Larry Unruh Jr., 42, of Mitchell, pleaded guilty to two counts of sexual contact with a child under 16 and two counts of fourth-degree rape.
A Mitchell man is accused of third-offense drunken driving after causing a crash on Interstate 90 and then fleeing from the scene. Floyd Carroll, 47, was arrested on July 3 after he fled the scene of the crash. According to court documents, a vehicle had crashed near milepost 330 and was blocking the passing lane.
A Mitchell man is accused of fourth-offense drunken driving after swerving his vehicle on S.D. Highway 37 earlier this month. Jackson Red Bird, 29, was arrested July 1 after being pulled over by a South Dakota Highway Patrol trooper. According to court documents, the trooper smelled the strong odor of alcohol coming from Red Bird, who failed sobriety tests. A blood test showed Red Bird's blood alcohol content was 0.167. The legal driving limit in South Dakota is 0.08. Fourth-offense drunken driving carries a maximum penalty upon conviction of five years in prison and a $10,000 fine.
A call to a stolen phone led to the arrest of a man who allegedly burglarized and set fire to a home in Mitchell. Sean DeVries, 24, was arrested on July 1 for first-degree burglary and reckless burning. According to court records, around 2 a.m. June 27, DeVries entered a home on West Fourth Avenue in Mitchell, stole several items, placed burnable items on the stove and set the electric burners on high before running from the residence. One of the residents told police he heard an intruder in the home and likely scared off the intruder by getting out of bed.
A Mitchell man was picked up by Highway Patrol early Thursday morning after several motorists reported a body lying in a ditch on Interstate 90. The man, who Trooper Mark Wilson said was in his early 40s, was walking to Sioux Falls after getting in an argument with his girlfriend. Wilson said the man, whose name was not provided by Highway Patrol, decided to lie down and take a break about three miles west of Alexandria, which prompted reports of a possible dead body in a ditch on I-90. Wilson picked up the man shortly after 9 a.m., made sure there were no active warrants for his arrest and
Officials are seeking more information on a broken business window in Mitchell. According to authorities, between the hours of 11:30 p.m. on July 3 and 5:30 p.m. on July 4, a large front window of a business at 600 S.
PLATTE — Tony and Rozella Baan Hoffman celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary on July 6. Their children request a card shower. Greetings may be sent to 1000 Delaware Ave., Platte, SD. 57369.
The following cases were disposed in Davison County Magistrate Court between May 11 and May 25. • Aja Mae McDaniel, 17, Mitchell, careless driving, $54 fine; $66 costs. • Lisa Fay Havlik, 47, Mitchell; speeding on other roadways, $39 fine; $66 costs. • Mason Frank Rudarmel, 24, S.