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As one winter storm wraps up, another is on its way. Mitchell received 3.5 inches of snow during Thursday’s seemingly all-day storm, and the National Weather Service in Sioux Falls says Mitchell should prepare for another 3 to 5 inches on Saturday. “It will be an early- to mid-morning start time,” said Andrew Kalin, a meteorologist at NWS. “It could be rather heavy at times and will last through late afternoon or early evening.”
Good morning and welcome to The Daily Republic's need-to-know page. Here are the stories we think you should know headed into Friday, Feb, 23, 2018: 1. In wake of the GEAR UP scandal, state and local governments would be more financially transparent under new legislation.
The city of Mitchell has declared a snow emergency, which means vehicles need to be moved from snow emergency routes or they are subject to ticketing and towing. A steady snow started falling Thursday afternoon in Mitchell, with the National Weather Service predicting 2 to 4 inches to accumulate by the end of the day. A large portion of eastern South Dakota is under a winter weather advisory. Dakota Wesleyan University is canceling its night classes this evening, school officials said.
A Freeman native is the newest member of Dakota Wesleyan University's Board of Trustees. Myles Tieszen, who now lives in Omaha, was announced as the newest member of the board on Thursday. Tieszen was born in Freeman and earned his Bachelor's degree from DWU in 1984. Tieszen went on to the University of South Dakota School of Medicine and is now a general surgeon with the CHI Alegent Creighton Clinic in Omaha and an assistant clinical professor for the department of surgery at Creighton University School of Medicine.
Mitchell's own Roger Musick is lending a helping hand to state Attorney General Marty Jackley's campaign for governor. Musick, the CEO of Innovative Systems, appears in a new video advertisement for Jackley, which the campaign released Thursday. Innovative Systems also hosted one of Jackley's campaign kickoff events in October. "Marty's first degree is in engineering, and that experience has helped him connect with companies like ours which are focused on advancing South Dakota in the technological space," Musick said in a press release.
A Mitchell man faces up to 15 years in prison for allegedly choking a woman during an argument. On Feb. 17, 63-year-old Timothy Crelly allegedly called police to report a domestic dispute, but asked police not to respond because "he did not want anyone to go to jail," according to court documents. When police arrived, they saw a woman, crying in a bedroom, with a swollen face and scratches on her neck. Crelly allegedly punched the victim in the head and later grabbed her by the throat, leaving visible finger indentations, according to court documents.
Good morning and welcome to The Daily Republic's need-to-know page. Here are the stories we think you should know headed into Thursday, Feb. 22, 2018: 1. Ethan's Tim Hawkins was recently named the recipient of the Ivan Dixon Administrator of the Year award for his commitment to enhancing extracurricular activities in the district.
MOUNT VERNON — A 19-year-old Mount Vernon woman was injured in a Tuesday afternoon crash after losing control on an icy road. Jami Hanson was traveling north at 3:54 p.m. on 397th Avenue, near 248th Street, north of Mount Vernon, when she reached for the radio and lost control of her vehicle on the ice-covered roadway, the Davison County Sheriff's Office said Wednesday.
A registered sex offender in Mitchell was arrested recently for allegedly raping a 15-year-old boy. On Feb. 15, 24-year-old Sterling Keizer was arrested after allegedly admitting to police he had sexual intercourse with a 15-year-old male on three separate occasions, according to court documents. The juvenile admitted to having consensual intercourse with Keizer on four occasions at Keizer's residence on South Burr Street in Mitchell.
There's a new judge in town. Gov. Dennis Daugaard named David Knoff, of Yankton, as the next circuit judge in South Dakota's First Judicial Circuit on Wednesday. The circuit includes Aurora, Bon Homme, Buffalo, Brule, Charles Mix, Clay, Davison, Douglas, Hanson, Hutchinson, McCook, Turner, Union and Yankton counties. "David Knoff is a respected attorney and a leader in his community," Daugaard said. "He has a commitment to service and to the legal profession, and he will make an excellent judge."