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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.
CARTHAGE—A corn field east of Carthage caught fire Friday afternoon, according to the Miner County Sheriff's Office. Miner County Sheriff's Office received the call around 3:30 p.m. for a fire at the intersection of Highway 25 and 222nd Street in rural Miner County. Both Howard and Carthage Fire Departments responded. Approximately 19 firefighters from eight units were on scene. Both Miner County Emergency Manager Bob Calmus and Nathan Rumo, chief of the Howard Fire Department, said the cause of the fire is undetermined.
A car crashed into McDonald's at 1521 S. Burr St. in Mitchell on Friday. Mitchell Police Officer Kevin Yeo said Leola Figland, an 83-year-old Mitchell resident, was driving her daughter’s...
A Mitchell man struck four vehicles Friday morning after suffering a medical issue, authorities said. Delbert Kirkus, 87, was driving his 1999 Buick Regal westbound on 15th Avenue around 8:50 a.m. Friday, when his car crossed Main Street without stopping and struck four vehicles before stopping at the Eden Prairie parking lot at 200 W. 15th Ave. According to Mitchell Police Officer Kevin Yeo, all of the vehicles Kirkus struck were not moving.
Here are bankruptcy filings in U.S. Bankruptcy Court, District of South Dakota, for Oct. 20 through Oct. 26. Individuals can file Chapter 7 petitions (asking that debts be liquidated); Chapter 12 (a simplified reorganization method for farmers and ranchers whose gross debt does not exceed $1.5 million); and Chapter 13 (a plan to repay some debts in three to five years). Businesses can file Chapter 11 petitions to reorganize their debts under a court-approved plan for repayment. • Aberdeen: Brian Wayne Falcon, Chapter 13. • Aurora: Joyce Ann Perkins, Chapter 7. • Box Elder: Todd B.
Q. Recently, law enforcement arrested a man who was reported intoxicated at County Fair in Mitchell. He admitted to driving to the store and possessed car keys. Doesn't the law state that an individual must demonstrate being in control of a motor vehicle before a DUI can be charged? If this man was not actually in his vehicle, what reasons are there for the arrest? South Dakota Law 32-23-1 states that no person may drive or be in physical control of a motor vehicle while they are intoxicated.
A look at news from around the region, as reported by weekly newspapers and staff reports: Wagner SHOPKO HOMETOWN STORE COMING TO TOWN: A Shopko Hometown Store will move into the former Alco building in Wagner this summer. The business will occupy the former Alco store at 905 W. South Dakota Highway 46. Alco closed all of its stores earlier this year as the company declared bankruptcy. Shopko's opening date is scheduled for June.
Brad and Alice Gruis, Baltic, announce the engagement of their son Eric, to Sarah Kruse, daughter of Bob and Rhonda Kruse, George, Iowa. Eric graduated from Tri-Valley High School, Colton, and will graduate in May from Dakota Wesleyan University, Mitchell, with a degree in sports exercise and wellness and a degree in business administration. Sarah is a graduate of George-Little Rock High School and will also graduate in May from DWU with a degree in business administration. A July wedding is planned.
Deloris Miller, Mitchell, will celebrate her 70th birthday on Sunday, May 3. Her children request a card shower. Greetings may be sent to 1307 Palmer Place, Mitchell, S.D., 57301.
DIMOCK — Monica Horstman, Dimock, will celebrate her 80th birthday on Sunday, May 3. Her family requests a card shower. Greetings may be sent to 127 W. First St., Dimock, S.D., 57331.