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Police have released the names of two pedestrians who were struck by a vehicle on Wednesday. Linda Earl, 63, and Drake Earl, 10, were hit while crossing the intersection of East Third Avenue and North Lawler Street. The Earls were struck at about 4 p.m. by a 2011 Chrysler 300 driven by Betty Stevenson, 76, of Mitchell, according to Mitchell Police.
On Page A8 of Wednesday's edition, a story about the Davison County Commission meeting incorrectly reported how a secondary indigent defender payback agreement would be repaid. The bills are being submitted to the state's United Judicial System.
Pizza lovers in the Mitchell area will likely be able to sink their teeth into a slice of Little Caesars pizza by Thanksgiving. A plan was approved by the Planning Commission on Tuesday that would allow Tom, Chris and Kaitlin Goike to turn the former Medicine Shoppe building on North Main Street in Mitchell into a Little Caesars restaurant. Construction is expected to begin in September and the Goikes hope the Little Caesars will be open before Thanksgiving. In an email interview, the Goikes said Mitchell was the "perfect site" for their second South Dakota location.
The following cases were among those heard Tuesday during a circuit court session at the Davison County Public Safety Center in Mitchell: • Harold Songer, 47, of Mitchell, pleaded not guilty to fourth-offense DUI, resisting arrest and possession of marijuana. A trial has been scheduled for December. • Floyd Carroll, 47, of Mitchell, pleaded not guilty to third-offense DUI and driving with a revoked license. A trial has been scheduled for December. • Rockford Scholl, 32, of Mitchell, did not appear in court.
Darrell and Dianne Carr, Braidwood, Ill., formerly of Mitchell, celebrated their 40th anniversary on Aug. 16. A card shower is requested. Greetings may be sent to 525 North Stacey St., Braidwood, Ill., 60808.
Mitchell's Coca-Cola Bottling Co. is looking for a temporary home after an early-morning fire decimated its building last week. City Planner Neil Putnam told the Planning Commission that the Coca-Cola Bottling Co. is in search of a temporary home, which could require zoning or other permits to be issued. Putnam said Mitchell's Coca-Cola plant is looking at a few properties to potentially renovate or remodel after their own building received heavy fire damage from an overnight fire on Aug. 18. The fire at the Coca-Cola Bottling Co. caused approximately 40 area firefighters to respond.
CORSICA—Two vehicles collided Monday on State Highway 44, leaving one driver injured. At about 1:50 p.m., a Chevrolet pickup headed east and a Ford van traveling west sideswiped each other near Corsica. According to Douglas County Sheriff's Deputy Brandon Wingert, there was likely only minor damage to the vehicles, but the female driver of one of the vehicles was transported to the hospital via an ambulance out of Corsica. Wingert said he doesn't believe she was badly injured. Highway Patrol Trooper Matt Peterson responded to the crash along with the Douglas County Sheriff's Office a
Mitchell residents may have a new spot to grab a slice. A plan could be approved today at the biweekly planning commission meeting to build a Little Caesars pizza franchise in Mitchell. The restaurant would be located at 1007 N. Main St. and would offer in-store and drive-thru pickup. The building plan will seek approval by the commission at the meeting starting at noon in Council Chambers at City Hall.
The lone survivor of a fiery head-on collision last week on the interstate is recovering, according to various reports. Emily Hrubes, a 26-year-old from Omaha, Neb., survived the Thursday crash on Interstate 90 near Alexandria that killed four people, including her husband, Ryan Hrubes. Two other passengers in the vehicle died from the two-vehicle crash, Ty and Terri Schenzel, a prominent Omaha couple who founded the Hope Center for Kids in Omaha.
The Davison County Commission will consider a change to its jail medicine contract during their meeting Tuesday. The commission will consider approving Lewis Drug as the jail's pharmaceutical supplier during the meeting, which starts at 9 a.m. at the Davison County North Offices in Mitchell. Earlier this month, Commissioner Kim Weitala said she compared prices between Lewis Drug and the county's current provider, Walgreens. They showed that during a recent month the county spent $7,345.65 with Walgreens on inmate prescriptions.