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TYNDALL — Two 18-year-old men were indicted earlier this month and charged with raping a young woman. Brendan Anderson, 18, of Avon, and Johnathan Kopp, 18, of Tyndall, are charged with third-degree rape and having sexual contact with a person incapable of consent, stemming from an incident on July 23, court documents state. According to court documents, Anderson and Kopp performed sexual acts with an 18-year-old woman when she was "incapable of giving consent because of any intoxicating, narcotic or anesthetic agent or hypnosis."
SIOUX FALLS — Four debates have been scheduled between the two opponents for South Dakota's at-large seat on the U.S. House of Representatives, but the Democratic challenger is seeking one more. During a press conference on Monday, Democratic State Rep. Paula Hawks, of Hartford, called for Republican U.S. Rep. Kristi Noem to participate in a debate centered solely around tribal issues.
Two construction workers were injured when scaffolding tipped 10 to 12 feet Monday while working on the Mitchell School District's Fine Arts Center building. According to Mitchell Fire Captain Mark Eliason, two subcontractors suffered injuries, mostly to their lower extremities, and were taken to Avera Queen of Peace Hospital in Mitchell. One worker suffered fractures from the fall, which was called in at about 1:44 p.m. Mitchell Fire/EMS responded with two ambulances and the fire division also assisted. The names of the workers were not available.
A third person accused of being involved in last week's alleged kidnapping and robbery was arrested on Monday, authorities say. Danica Bliss Loseke, 35, was arrested for first-degree robbery, a class 2 felony, and kidnapping in the first degree, a class C felony, in connection with the kidnapping and robbery that occurred last Thursday, Sept. 22. Loseke is one of four people accused of involvement the incident. Alex McKezo Rock, 28, and 21-year-old Marco Antonio Sherman, both of Mitchell, were arrested Friday by Mitchell police.
CHAMBERLAIN — Charges are pending against a Mitchell woman who allegedly failed to pull over during a traffic stop on Saturday. Rondelle Busack, 34, was arrested Saturday after failing to pull over for speeding while driving westbound on Interstate 90 approximately three miles east of Plankinton.
The National Pedal Pull was held Saturday morning at the Corn Palace, drawing in hundreds of kids ranging in age from 4 to 12 years old, all vying to be the nation's top pullers. Following is a list of the top three finishers in each age category, as well as other South Dakota finishers who finished in the top five. 4-year old girls: 1. Kyleigh Funk, Russell, Kansas; 2. Kelcy Jakobi, Granton, Wisconsin; 3. AbreAnna Shubert, Sacred Heart, Minnesota.
SIOUX CITY, IOWA—The Mitchell High School Marching Band placed second in its competition over the weekend, but was unable to compete in finals due to inclement weather. On Saturday, the MHS Marching Band competed at the Starfest Marching Competition held at Elwood Olsen Stadium at Morningside College in Sioux City, Iowa. The competition hosted 20 bands from Iowa, Nebraska and South Dakota. After the preliminary competition, MHS scored a 74.7, placing second in the 3A division, with MOC Floyd Valley taking first. There were eight marching bands in the 3A division.
Mallory Menning and Keaton Whitcomb were united in marriage on Saturday, June 18, 2016, at Wesley United Methodist Church, Sioux Falls, with Pastor Laura Borman officiating. Parents of the couple are Kevin and Suzanne Menning, Mitchell; and Della Whitcomb, Sioux Falls, and the late Mike Whitcomb. Matron of honor was Janel Menning. Bridesmaids were Rachel Mehrer, Erika Unger, Salisha Wieneke and Maria Wilson. Flower girls were Avery Morris and Morgan Menning.
Dorothy Strand, Mitchell, will celebrate her 80th birthday on Monday, Oct. 3. Her family requests a card shower. Greetings may be sent to 200 E. 15th Ave., Apt. 246, Mitchell, S.D. 57301.
Whitney Lyn Pahl and Justin Michael Fisher announce their engagement. Parents of the couple are Derald and Mari Pahl, Mitchell; and Richard and Tammy Fisher, Sioux City, Iowa. Whitney is a graduate of Mitchell High School and holds a bachelor of science degree in education from the University of South Dakota, Vermillion. She is a science teacher in the Bridgewater-Emery School District. Justin is a graduate of North High School, Sioux City. He holds a bachelor of science degree in health sciences from the USD. He works at Avera McKennan, Sioux Falls.