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Mitchell received four hundredths of an inch of rain Thursday morning, which didn't quite bring the area's precipitation up to normal, according to experts. With the shower Thursday, Mitchell's total precipitation for the year is at 8.57 inches, about 1.81 inches below normal, said Brad Temeyer, a meteorologist at the National Weather Service in Sioux Falls. For the month of June, Mitchell has received 3.84 inches, which includes the four hundredths from Thursday morning.
A Mitchell man is accused of choking his girlfriend. Victor Winters, 41, is charged with aggravated assault, which carries a maximum penalty upon conviction of 15 years in prison and a $30,000 fine. According to court documents, Stephanie Bear Robe told law enforcement Winters had choked her during an argument earlier this month. The police report states Bear Robe had red marks on both sides of her neck. She said Winters placed his arm around her neck from behind.
The sixth annual Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Mitchell Area raffle is drawing near. Buying a ticket provides the chance to win up to $10,000. Tickets for the raffle go on sale Thursday. Each raffle ticket is $100. Tickets can be purchased at the BBBS office, at County Fair Food Store or from a BBBS board member. Prizes will be awarded in the amounts of $2,000, $3,000 and $10,000. The drawing will be held Aug. 20 during the Miller Lite Bull Bash. Tickets purchased before July 16 will be entered into an early bird drawing where the winner will receive an iPad.
WHITE LAKE -- Marlene Bosworth, White Lake, will celebrate her 81st birthday on Thursday, May 1. A card shower is requested. Greetings may be sent to 37644 252nd St., White Lake, S.D., 57383.
Mount Vernon School District has released the high school honor roll for the fourth quarter of the 2013-2014 academic year. MERIT HONOR ROLL (3.67 TO 4.0) Seniors: Haley DeLancey, Deric Denning, Rebecca Glanzer, Phillip MIllar, Savannah Roberts. Juniors: Bobby Beach Pattison, Ashley Graves, Kelsey Hanson, Haley Hinker, Haleigh Hoff, Cody Kluth, Charlie Mahaffey, Danielle Stoltz. Sophomores: Tate Deinert, Ashley Glanzer, Joseph Johnson, Kyle Koch, Cole Sonne, Mikayla Weiss, Emily Wieczorek. Ninth Grade: Hannah Clark, Erin Denning. HONOR ROLL (3.0 TO 3.66) Seniors: Olympia Amiday, Caitlyn
A Mitchell woman is accused of making fraudulent returns and taking the money at Tractor Supply Company in Mitchell. Cassie Jo Billings, 27, was an employee at Tractor Supply Company. She is charged with grand theft in March for taking more than $1,000 but less than $2,500. The charge carries a maximum penalty upon conviction of two years in prison and a $4,000 fine. Billings told law enforcement that over four months, she wrote down and manually entered stock keeping unit numbers from various items as returns.
Both the Mitchell Board of Education and the Davison County Commission have moved their next meeting dates. The school board will meet at 4:30 p.m. July 21 at the Mitchell Career and Technical Education Academy for its annual organizational meeting. The meeting is a change from the board's usual 5 p.m. meeting time on the second and fourth Tuesdays of the month. The county commission will not meet at its regularly scheduled time on July 1. The commissioners will attend a legislative study session in Yankton regarding road funding. It will next meet at 9 a.m. on July 8.
When you next eat at McDonald's, here's an exercise in consumer choice: Would you choose a Bacon Club House burger with 750 calories, a Big Mac with 550 calories or the premium McWrap with bacon and grilled chicken giving you 460? You might think twice if you knew that one option gave you 300 calories more than another and, all by itself, provided you with over one-third of the calories you need for the day (based on a 2,000-calorie diet). Beginning in the summer 2015, you'll be able to figure it out.
The Davison County Commission will discuss purchases for the Planning and Zoning Department at its regular meeting this week. The discussion will be on purchasing a copy machine, children at play signs and speed limit signs. The meeting starts at 9 a.m.
Two Mitchell hospital leaders took home awards during the South Dakota Association of Healthcare Organization's 88th Annual Convention in Rapid City last week. Will Flett and Bonnie Culhane, both employees of Avera Queen of Peace in Mitchell, were recognized at the SDAHO Annual Joint Awards Luncheon. The South Dakota Healthcare Financial Management Association awarded Flett with the Founder's Merit Award for earning 25 member points for volunteer activity in SDHFMA. Flett is the vice president of finance and chief financial officer for Avera Queen of Peace.