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The Davison County Commission will soon receive an update on its five-year road plan. The five-person board has 30 minutes carved out of a three-hour commission meeting Tuesday for an update on the five-year road plan. The board will meet with Davison County Highway Superintendent Rusty Weinberg to hear the updates. The meeting will begin at 9 a.m. and will be held at the Davison County North Offices in Mitchell. Agenda items
SIOUX FALLS—The Mitchell High School Marching Band placed fourth in its class ]Saturday at the Festival of Bands competition in Sioux Falls. The competition featured more than 30 bands in four classes, with Mitchell competing in the 3A class. The band also received a superior rating in preliminary field competition and competed in the top 10 finals for the eighth consecutive year. The band placed ninth in finals competition.
The following businesses and offices will be closed on Monday, Oct. 9, in honor of Native Americans' Day: • James Valley Community Center. There will also be no Senior Meals. • The Mitchell Public Library will be closed on Monday, Oct. 9, to observe the Native Americans' Day holiday. Regular hours will resume on Tuesday, Oct. 10, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.
KIMBALL — The city of Kimball received a grant to address a housing shortage in the community. The South Dakota Community Foundation announced this week that Kimball received a $10,000 grant to conduct a housing study focusing on the lack of available housing and rental properties in the city and creating an action plan. The volunteer group Kimball Projects will assist with demolition of dilapidated homes and the Kimball High School industrial tech class will build the first home in 2019. Lots in town will be cleared for the new buildings.
A look at news from around the region, as reported by weekly newspapers: Burke HOSPITAL GALA DEC. 9: The annual Community Memorial Hospital gala will be held Dec. 9. There will be a French-inspired theme. Tickets are $30 and can be purchased at the hospital or First Fidelity Bank. A priority for this year's fundraising is eight hospital beds that need replaced, which will cost $32,000. — The Burke Gazette Woonsocket
CHAMBERLAIN — A Chamberlain man faces charges for allegedly driving a stolen vehicle and possessing semi-synthetic opioids. Stephen Ours, 47, was placed under arrest after a Sept. 15 incident in which law enforcement officers allegedly found him driving a stolen Chevrolet Malibu.
As the 2018 Corn Palace murals go up, Mitchell residents will soon learn the theme for 2019. On Oct. 25, the commanding officer, chief of board and crew for the USS South Dakota will help announce the 2019 mural theme. The announcement will be made at 10 a.m. at the Corn Palace.
LAKE ANDES — A Dante man was sentenced last month to eight years in prison after pleading guilty to second-degree rape involving a young girl. Aaron Beeson, 22, pleaded guilty to second-degree rape in May. Beeson was originally charged with first-degree rape with a person younger than the age of 13. A new indictment was filed in April, alleging second-degree rape in which Beeson was accused of using coercion, force or threats to have sex with someone less than the age of 13.
An advertisement on Page B5 of Friday's edition incorrectly stated the dates of the Corn Palace Challenge bull and saddle bronc riding event. The event is Oct. 13-14 at the Corn Palace in Mitchell. The correct advertisement will run in upcoming editions of The Daily Republic.
A Mitchell man who allegedly admitted to police he stole a vehicle faces charges for grand theft. Steven Koster, 28, was charged with grand theft of property valued between $5,000 and $100,000. He is scheduled to appear in court on Oct. 12 in Davison County. On Sept. 27, at approximately 6:00 a.m., Mitchell police received a call that a 2009 Chevrolet Impala was stolen from a residence in Mitchell. Two days later, the authorities received a call that reported stolen vehicle had pulled into the parking lot of The Depot restaurant in Mitchell.