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"Donny was calm to the chaos." The South Dakota Fire Marshal's Office released the obituary and funeral announcement for Donald "Donny" Manger on Tuesday morning on behalf of the Presho Volunteer Fire Department. Manger died from a medical condition Saturday while working at a structure fire in rural Lyman County.
ALPENA — An Alpena hog barn was destroyed in a fire on Sunday evening, according to officials. At approximately 5:15 p.m. Sunday, a 911 call was received by the Alpena Fire Department about a hog barn on fire one mile north and one mile west of Alpena. "It was fully engulfed by the time we got there," said Alpena Fire Department Chief Gary Orth.
Here are five things to know headed into Monday, Oct. 16, 2017: 1. A Presho firefighter was killed over the weekend. "Donny" Manger, 54, died Saturday. 2. The Mitchell City Council is considering renaming the Corn Palace court after longtime basketball coach Gary Munsen.
A Presho firefighter was killed while battling a blaze over the weekend, according to Lyman County officials. A Lyman County official declined to release the firefighter’s name, but Facebook posts from several state fire departments, including the Salem Fire Department, identified the firefighter who died on duty as Donny Manger, Presho’s fire chief.
The Mitchell High School marching band concluded its competition season on Saturday in Minneapolis, placing 16th out of 25 bands. The band placed fourth of four in the AA class at the Youth in Music Marching Band Competition at US Bank Stadium. "Our kids played very well this weekend and we finished our season with our best performance," said Director Ryan Stahle. "I am really proud of these kids and all they have accomplished this year. We were hands down one of the smallest schools/programs there and we still proved we could hang with these guys."
Davison County Commissioners will celebrate their county's successful bridge rehabilitation on Tuesday. At 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, the board will conduct a ribbon-cutting at the Foster Street bridge, which sits north of Avera Queen of Peace. The ribbon-cutting will conclude Tuesday's regularly scheduled 9 a.m. meeting. The bridge rehab was estimated to cost more than $600,000, but was mostly funded through a state Bridge Improvement Grant. The bridge was closed for approximately three months throughout the rehab process. Other business
An unknown number of cows were killed, injured or lost in a Saturday morning crash east of Mitchell. At approximately 2:34 a.m., a semi hauling 99 cows lost control on Interstate 90, near mile marker 337. The semi, driven by 27-year-old Trevor Hatch, of Box Elder, entered the median and rolled, throwing cattle from the trailer, according to the South Dakota Department of Public Safety.
The following cases were disposed in Davison County Magistrate Court between Sept. 11 and Sept. 25: • Ivelisse Rodriguez Rivera, 33, Mitchell; petty theft, second degree, $400 or less; $34 fine; $66 costs; 20 days in jail; 20 days suspended; conditions: no similar offenses; pay fine and costs. • Christopher Michael Woodruff, 43, Mitchell; fail to maintain financial responsibility; $34 fine; $66 costs; 30 days in jail; 30 days suspended; conditions: no similar offenses; pay fine and costs; no driving without insurance.
PUKWANA — A Platte teenager was airlifted to Sioux Falls with serious, non-life threatening injuries after the vehicle he was driving rolled. At 9:24 p.m. on Thursday, 15-year-old Brady Sprik was driving eastbound on Interstate 90 — approximately two miles west of Pukwana — when he swerved into the passing lane, according to the South Dakota Department of Public Safety. Prior to the crash, Sprik looked down, then back up, which is when he saw a pickup a short distance ahead in the same lane.
A look at news from around the region, as reported by weekly newspapers: Wessington Springs SPRINGS HOSTS LAND AND RANGE CONTEST: The Central Area FFA Land and Range Contest was held in Wessington Springs on Oct. 4, hosting 17 area schools. Teams were competing for the right to represent South Dakota at the national contest to be held in 2018 in Oklahoma City. The Wessington Springs FFA placed third in the range contest, while the land team placed sixth. — The Wessington Springs True Dakotan Armour