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In an article that started on page A1 of Monday's edition, The Daily Republic incorrectly identified the man who helped start the annual blessing of the bikes at Mitchell's Holy Family Catholic Church. His name is Jim Vittitoe.
A Miller woman suffered minor injuries in a rollover crash Wednesday in Buffalo County. Lindsey Clarke, 33, was driving a 2005 Ford Ranger pickup west on 221st Street when the vehicle crested a hill and Clarke saw some pheasants. She hit her brakes to avoid the birds and lost control of the vehicle, said Highway Patrol Trooper Mark Chamberlain. The road is gravel, he added. The vehicle went into the ditch, rolled one and a half times, broke through a barbed wire fence and came to rest on its roof.
The Mitchell Animal Rescue's future is uncertain due to dwindling volunteer participation. "Due to no one expressing interest in taking over this daunting job, MAR may not exist much longer," said a post on the Mitchell Animal Rescue's Facebook page. The non-profit rescue was founded in 2008 by Megan Luther and Laurie Martin to find homes for animals left at the city pound.
This year's Impact Lives is short $17,000, but there's still time to donate. Deb Weitala, who coordinated this year's Impact Lives food pack April 18 at the Corn Palace, said the event has raised $55,000 of its $72,000 goal, meaning there is $17,000 left to raise. More than 1,000 people helped pack 286,000 meals at this year's event at the Corn Palace. Weitala said the money covers the cost of the raw ingredients and shipping them to developing nations.
GREGORY — After two failures to pass an opt-out proposal, voters in the Gregory School District made the third time the charm. A vote was held Tuesday to pass a property tax increase to support the school. More than 65 percent of the voters in the election voted "yes" for the opt-out, while 35 percent were against the plan.
HOWARD—Fire destroyed a home Monday morning in Howard, leaving two people injured. Howard Fire Department responded to a structure fire just before 9 a.m. at 211 E. Washington Ave., according to a press release from the fire department. A passerby reported that the two-story home was engulfed when the firefighters arrived and there were two people inside the home when the fire started, Howard Fire Chief Nathan Ruml said Monday. After ensuring everyone was out of the structure and accounted for, firefighters protected nearby houses and a garage.
According to the National Weather Service, Davison County had the largest reported hail after Friday's thunderstorm. Meteorologist Kerry Hanko said a report of golf-ball sized hail came from 4 miles southwest of Loomis. In Mitchell, hail covering the ground as large as 1-inch in diameter was reported during the time frame of 5:50 to 6 p.m.
A Mitchell man was arrested on drug charges on April 22, two months after being arrested on similar charges. Jeffrey Jarman, 47, is accused of possession of a controlled substance, cocaine, after law enforcement on April 20 executed a search warrant at his home. According to court documents, Hanson County Sheriff's Office and assisting agencies found a white powdery residue on several surfaces in Jarman's home.
The Davison County Commission will meet Tuesday in regular session in the commissioner's room in the North Offices Building, 1420 N. Main St. • 8:30 a.m.—Consolidated Board of Equalization. • 9—Call to Order; Pledge of Allegiance; approve minutes; citizens input and board reports; informational only. • 9:15 a.m.—Board of Equalization. • 9:45 a.m.—Executive Session-States Attorney Jim Miskimins.
The Mitchell Board of Education will revisit policy changes to its code of conduct as it seeks to make punishments more equitable for students who violate the school's rules. During their last meeting on April 6, board members discussed proposed changes to Board Policy 1071, which pertains to extra-curricular conduct and academic requirements. After a lengthy discussion, several board members expressed lingering concerns and asked Superintendent Joe Graves and Activities Director Geoff Gross to share those concerns with the committee that helped form the proposed policy revisions.