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The Davison County Commission will likely approve a provisional budget for 2016 during its meeting Tuesday. The commission will meet in regular session at 9 a.m.
A look at news from around the region, as reported by weekly newspapers and staff reports: Howard CULLEN DOING WELL AFTER TRANSPLANT, FAMILY SAYS: Online updates from the family of former Howard School District Superintendent Mike Cullen indicate he's doing well following a kidney transplant he received from a former student. The transplant took place Aug. 24 at Sanford Health Campus Transplant Center in Sioux Falls. In a post on a Facebook page supporting Cullen, his wife Betty said Mike has had difficult periods since the surgery, but his lab numbers are well.
KIMBALL—Two people were injured after a one-vehicle rollover accident on Friday morning on Interstate 90 near Kimball. William Holmes, 74, of Wilson, Wyo., drove a 2015 Toyota Highlander off of the roadway after falling asleep at the wheel at 11:12 a.m. in rural Brule County, according to Tony Mangan, public information officer for the South Dakota Department of Public Safety. Holmes' vehicle veered off of the right side of the westbound lane and struck a cable guardrail.
FREEMAN — A two-vehicle crash occurred Thursday night south of Freeman on U.S. Highway 81, involving a truck and a van carrying nine people, resulting in one serious injury. According...
"Walt Before Mickey" makes its Midwest premiere this week, with a stop tonight in Mitchell. The producers of the film, Armando Gutierrez and Arthur L. Bernstein, will be in Mitchell for the festivities, according to a press release from Logan Luxury Theatres. The Kelly Center for Entrepreneurship will host the producers at an open forum for students and community members at 1 p.m. today at Dakota Wesleyan University in Mitchell, at Java City in the McGovern Library.
A man who was allegedly involved in a shootout with police has been released from prison. Michael London, 67, of Kimball, has been determined by a judge that he is not a flight risk and does not pose a danger to the community. On Wednesday, a judge in Brule County approved London's release on a personal recognizance bond. London is accused of aiding the shooting of a law enforcement officer, stemming from a January incident in which he and his son, Donald, had a standoff with law enforcement and exchanged gunshots. The modified bond conditions were from a motion submitted July 22.
PLATTE — A Lake Andes man has been charged with aggravated assault following a bar fight in Platte. Grant Petrik, 23, is accused of assaulting Ryan Hongslo on July 26 at Kuip's Lounge in Platte. At about 1:30 a.m., Hongslo was engaged in an argument with two friends, Aaron Groeneweg and Lee Niewenhuis, according to court documents. When Niewenhuis confronted Hongslo, Hongslo shoved Niewenhuis, and Petrik allegedly stepped in and "back-handed" Hongslo, who then tumbled into a table, according to court documents. Platte Police Chief Brandon Semmler responded to the incident and found a
A Mitchell man was arrested following a car chase in McCook County that left his vehicle in the ditch. Zachery Tassler, 18, was arrested on his birthday, August 11, following a police chase outside Bridgewater. No one was injured. At about 12:52 a.m., McCook County Deputy Kipp Stearns witnessed a vehicle traveling at about 75 mph through the town of Bridgewater, according to readings from his radar. Court documents state Stearns activated his lights to perform a stop.
A Mitchell man was arrested earlier this month for possession of marijuana and a controlled substance. Tyler Melmer, 20, was arrested on August 4 after leaving the Mitchell Police Department.
Two Mitchell residents are in critical condition after being struck by a vehicle while crossing the street Wednesday in downtown Mitchell. At 4:02 p.m. on Wednesday, a 2011 Chrysler 300 driven by Betty Lou Stevenson, 76, of Mitchell, turned south from East Third Avenue onto North Lawler Street and struck a 10-year-old male and a 63-year-old female in the crosswalk. Officer Brian Larson with the Mitchell Police Division declined to release the names of the pedestrians, but said they were both from Mitchell. Both were flown to Sioux Falls, he said.