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Area closings for the Christmas holiday include: • Mitchell Technical Institute will be closed Thursday and Friday, Dec. 24-25, in observance of the Christmas holiday. Offices will be open Dec. 21-23 and Dec. 28-31. Offices will be closed Friday, Jan. 1, in observance of the New Year's holiday. Regular office hours resume Monday, Jan. 4. Classes begin Wednesday, Jan. 6.
The Abbott House and its Helping with Horsepower program announced the new winners of the motorcycles called "Second Chances" on Wednesday. Marvin and Debra Moor, of Kadoka, are now the owners of the two Harley Davidson Sportsters rebuilt by the girls at the Abbott House. The original winners, John and Tona Rozum, of Mitchell, donated the bikes they won on Nov. 23 back to the Abbott House. Tickets were resold to previous buyers, raising additional money for the program.
WAGNER—Two people were stabbed on Monday night in rural Wagner in an altercation involving multiple individuals. Yankton Sioux Tribal Police Chief Chris Saunsoci said one man and one woman, both from Wagner, received minor injuries from one attacker at about 10 p.m. on Monday night. Saunsoci said two suspects are in custody, but he did not release their names. The suspects are also from Wagner. The stabbing is still under investigation by the Yankton Sioux Tribal Police and the Federal Bureau of Investigation.
WAGNER — A Yankton man was arrested on several charges after allegedly assaulting an officer on Tuesday night. According to the Charles Mix Sheriff’s Office, Tyler Rauscher, 19, became belligerent...
Two men were cited for burglary in late November in Wagner for separate incidents. Cyrus Sully, 18, of Wagner, was arrested on Nov. 21 in Wagner after allegedly breaking into 27 vehicles with two other unknown males. Information regarding stolen items was not disclosed. Felipe Bernie, 27, of Wagner, was arrested on Nov. 24 in Wagner after breaking into a home on West Avenue, assaulting two people inside and damaging property, court documents state.
SALEM — A Salem man shot seven times by police in an altercation earlier this year awaits a jury trial in May. Cornelius Milk, 38, pleaded not guilty to aggravated assault against a law enforcement officer and aggravated eluding on Nov. 30. Both charges are felonies. At approximately 10:50 p.m. on July 19, McCook County Deputy Randy Schwader responded to a call involving a man with a gun at the Brewery Bar in Salem where the man, later identified as Milk, allegedly threatened to "put some holes" in the bar according to the bar's owner.
CHAMBERLAIN — Law enforcement arrested a woman in Chamberlain for alleged possession of meth and pills without a prescription. Jennifer Wayrynen, 44, of Chamberlain, was arrested on Nov. 14 when a South Dakota Highway Patrol trooper found 41 pills of adderall, amphetamine/dextroamphetamine and acetaminophen/hydrocodone in Wayrynen's purse without a prescription, according to court documents. The trooper also allegedly found a packet of meth shards and an open can of beer under a blanket on the passenger seat.
WINNER — A man has been charged with vehicular battery after three people were injured in a single-vehicle crash. Kaleb Curtis, 23, of Winner, was cited for careless driving, DUI and allowing underage persons to drink alcohol on Oct. 10, one day after he and two others sustained injuries in a rollover crash while traveling east on 286th Street in Tripp County.
The Davison County Commission will move closer toward completing the Davison County Jail shower renovation project at its upcoming meeting. The commission will award a project bid to one of the three contractors that returned bid documents. Mueller Lumber, of Mitchell, offered the lowest bid at $190,034. The Davison County Jail showers have been discussed by the commission for at least three years. In 2012, the commission attempted to bid the project out, but no bids were returned by contractors.
A Mitchell man whose girlfriend stabbed him was arrested for simple assault and possession of marijuana Friday night. Brent Silk Jr., 25, was arrested after an altercation with his girlfriend, according to Joel Reinesch, patrol sergeant with the Mitchell Police Division. Silk and his girlfriend, whose name is not being released, were arguing at an apartment on the 500 block of South Main Street at about 11:10 p.m. The argument allegedly escalated to the point that the woman felt she needed to defend herself, and stabbed Silk in the left shoulder with a flat-edged kitchen knife, Reinesch sai