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ALPENA — A Woonsocket man was arrested for allegedly taking more than $1,400 from a video lottery machine. Joshua Smith, 41, was arrested and charged with grand theft on Nov. 30 after breaking into a video lottery machine at the Red Hog in Alpena and taking $1,424, court documents state. Smith also allegedly made aggressive movements and statements toward law enforcement officers during his arrest. A preliminary breath test revealed Smith's blood-alcohol content to be 0.209. For comparison, the legal limit to drive in South Dakota is 0.08.
Felony charges were recently filed against four individuals for thefts in Mitchell spanning as far back as August. Eugene Fischer, 31, and Kristina Fischer, 35, both of Mitchell, were found in possession of a stolen rifle on Dec. 9 in Mitchell, according to court documents. They were arrested but released on personal recognizance bonds the next day. Elmer Yellowhair, of Mitchell, was charged with grand theft after allegedly taking 2013 Chevrolet Equinox during a test drive from Iverson Chrysler Center in Mitchell. The vehicle was valued at $17,595.
RELIANCE — Two people sustained minor injuries following a one-vehicle rollover crash Sunday near Reliance. Sandra Davis, 74, of St. Paul, Minn., was driving southbound on Highway 47, 10 miles south of Reliance, in a 2004 Honda CRV when she lost control of the vehicle, which entered the west ditched and rolled, according to Tony Mangan, public information officer for the South Dakota Department of Public Safety.
The Davison County Commission will discuss its budget and approve employee wages at its last meeting of 2015. The commission's agenda includes a supplemental budget hearing, contingency transfers and approval of Davison County employee wages for 2016. The commission will also set wages for elected officials. The Tuesday meeting will be held at the Davison County North Offices at 1420 N. Main St. in Mitchell. Other business • 9 a.m.: Call meeting to order, conduct the Pledge of Allegiance, approve minutes and hear citizen input and board reports.
Keep your snowblowers and shovels handy. The National Weather Service in Sioux Falls is forecasting another winter storm to hit Mitchell, with up to 5 to 7 inches possible from Monday into Tuesday morning. "There is a lot of variability for the track of the system and that's what's causing the uncertainty," said Brad Temeyer, meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Sioux Falls. "Some models say the storm could move further east, which would mean Mitchell would receive less."
Editorial cartoon by Laura Karlen/For The Daily Republic
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A "quip," according to various dictionaries, is a witty remark. The Daily Republic scans its content each week to ﬁnd a Quip of the Week that publishes every Saturday on the Opinion page. Jan. 10 "We might never have a professional football team in South Dakota or have a lot of fancy department stores. But we have food here." — South Dakota State University Extension Community Development Field Specialist Kari O'Neill, on the potential for regional food hubs in the state. Jan. 31
Rosemary Lepiane and Scott Engel were married on Sunday, Nov. 8, 2015, at Genesee Grand Ballroom, Syracuse, N.Y., with Ralph Cognetti officiating. Parents of the couple are Joseph and Marie Lepiane, Syracuse, N.Y.; and Marge Engel, Mitchell, and the late Gary Engel. Man of honor was Brendon McMahon. Best maid was Heather Jeffrey. Rosemary holds a juris doctorate from Syracuse University College of Law. She is an attorney at law.
Hazel Hamilton, Mitchell, will celebrate her 90th birthday at an open house from 1 to 4 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 27, at the Pepsi-Cola Theatre, Mitchell.