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Hutchinson County voters approved building a new courthouse in Olivet in a big way Tuesday. More than 65 percent of the 1,700 votes cast in Tuesday's special election voted yes on a single-question ballot to build a new $4.5 million courthouse in the small community in the center of Hutchinson County.
WINNER — A Winner man has announced his intention to run for the South Dakota Libertarian Party's nomination for governor. Steve Novotny announced Monday he will seek his party's nomination. Novotny, 61, said in a release that "it was time for the people to take back control from corrupt career politicians and make the state more prosperous and people-friendly."
CHAMBERLAIN — A Chamberlain man was injured in a rollover crash Sunday evening, three miles south of Chamberlain, according to the South Dakota Highway Patrol. Theodore Petrak, 58, was driving his 1998 Chevy pickup south on 344th Avenue around 6:46 p.m. when the vehicle left the roadway, entered the west ditch and eventually rolled. He was the only occupant. Petrak suffered serious, non-life-threatening injuries and was transported by ambulance to the Chamberlain hospital. He was not wearing a seatbelt and charges are pending as the S.D. Highway Patrol investigates.
A Winner man was seriously injured when he lost control of his pickup in Tripp County at 1:30 p.m. Friday and rolled into a ditch, according to the South Dakota Highway Patrol. Terry Mayes, 37, sustained non-life threatening injuries when the 1999 Ford F-150 pickup landed on its roof in shallow water along state Highway 53, a mile south of U.S. Highway 18 and about nine miles west of Winner.
For another year, 80's rock band Hairball brought a strong attendance to the Corn Palace in Mitchell. Hairball had a paid attendance of 1,796 on Saturday night, according to Corn Palace Director Scott Schmidt. The band, which plays tributes to Van Halen, KISS, Motley Crue, and others, has made it a common event to play in Mitchell annually.
The winners of the 2018 Youth Art Show were announced Saturday at the Dakota Discovery Museum in Mitchell. This year's show included works from 169 K-12 student artists representing 16 schools or districts, for a total of 234 pieces of art. The 2018 Best in Show was awarded to Kenzee Schafer, of Wessington Springs, for her work entitled "Native Spirit." First place awards Elementary: Charlotte Mette; middle school: Brianna Hintz; and high school: Madelaine Neely. Superior awards Elementary: Corbin Reindl, Kjerstin Krause and Coltyn Raymond.
The Davison County Commission will meet Tuesday to consider approving plats with regard to Todd Thompson, Lonnie Bollock, Terrance and Jennifer Raymond, and David Gukeisen. The commission will meet for its regular meeting at 9 a.m. in the North Offices Building, 1420 N. Main St. The meeting agenda follows: • 9 a.m: Call to order, Pledge of Allegiance, approve the minutes, citizens input and board reports. • 9:15 a.m: Meet as Board of Adjustment regarding Todd Thompson, Terrance and Jennifer Raymond, and David Gukeisen of CED Davison County Wind.
A look at news from around the region, as reported by weekly newspapers: Winner FORMER FAMOUS RESIDENT DIES AT 85: Delores Taylor, a former Winner resident who co-starred with her husband Tom Laughlin in the productions of the Billy Jack series of movies, died March 23 in Los Angeles.
No one was injured Thursday when 15 firefighters battled a house fire about 10 miles south of Fedora. The home, located near the intersection of 420th Avenue and 242nd Street, is a total loss, according to Fedora Volunteer Fire Chief Dan Page. The home was fully engulfed in flames when authorities arrived on scene at about 10 a.m. No one was in the residence, and Page was unsure of the fire's cause. Firefighters were on scene for about 60 to 90 minutes. Fedora Volunteer Fire Department had four trucks at the scene.
The city of Mitchell is holding its annual furniture and appliance cleanup week April 16-20. The large items will be collected on regular garbage collection day. The city will not collect anything other than furniture or appliances. During that week, city officials are asking people to place furniture or appliances on the curbside that day. Collection will not occur in alleys. A separate city crew will collect the large items.