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On May 18, the South Central Alcohol Task Force conducted 16 alcohol compliance checks in the city of Mitchell. The following establishments were checked and passed: Hideout Casino, Cubby's East, D'Luxe Casino, Twins Dragon, Super 8 Motel, Highland Conference Center, Walmart, El Columpio, Pizza Hut No. 2773, Marco's Pizza, Village Bowl/Lucky Lady Casino, Northside Sinclair, Lake House, Shopko, Masonic Temple. There were no failures.
The Davison County Commission will hear an update on a plan to improve security inside the Davison County Jail. During the five-person board's 9 a.m. meeting on Tuesday, commissioners will meet with Corrections Administrator Don Radel and Larry Thompson, of Vantage Point Solutions, to discuss bid specifications to fix the security system damaged last year.
A look at news from around the region, as reported by weekly newspapers: Wessington Springs WESSINGTON SPRINGS STUDENTS SHINE AT NATIONAL LAND AND RANGE COMPETITION: The Jerauld County 4-H Land Judging Team won Reserve National Champions in the National Land and Range Competition at the National Land and Range Competition in Oklahoma City. The team consists of Keah Munsen, Alicia Jackson, Landon Wolter and Chandler Flowers. Munsen received Reserve National Champion. — Wessington Springs True Dakotan Freeman
MADISON — A Montrose man accused of shooting a McCook County Deputy pleaded not guilty to all charges Friday during a court hearing in Madison. Matthew Rumbolz, 37, pleaded not guilty to four felony charges Friday, including attempted murder for allegedly shooting and injuring McCook County Deputy Dylan Hillestad, court documents state.
Police are seeking suspects in thefts from four vehicles in eastern Mitchell early Friday morning. Sometime after 3 a.m. Friday, one or more people entered four vehicles in the 1200 block of East First Avenue and the 1400 and 1500 blocks of East Second Avenue and stole various items, authorities said.
Main Street in Mitchell from Fifth Avenue to Seventh Avenue will be closed to through traffic beginning Monday, May 22, for two to four weeks. The portion of Main Street will be closed as the city kicks off its Sixth Avenue plaza project, which will add landscaping and new walkways on what's currently an asphalt surface south of the Corn Palace between Lawler and Main streets. The parking areas around the Corn Palace will be open as usual and may be accessed from Fifth and Seventh avenues.
The following cases were among those heard Tuesday by Judge Tim Bjorkman during a circuit court hearing at the Davison County Public Safety Center in Mitchell. Sentencings • Elgina Callahan, 43, of Mitchell, was given a suspended imposition of sentence but was ordered to serve 90 days in jail, with credit for 13 days served, for ingestion of methamphetamine, and she was placed on probation for two years. She was ordered to pay $187 in court and prosecution costs.
WAGNER — Charges are pending against 20-year-old Delmont man after a semi truck rollover caused a herbicide spill south of Wagner. At 11:10 p.m. Tuesday, a semi truck and trailer driven by Tyler Wurtz was traveling south on 395th Avenue near 305th Street when it left the roadway. The driver lost control and entered the ditch, according to authorities, tipping onto the passenger's side. The crash occurred approximately eight miles south of Wagner, according to the South Dakota Department of Public Safety.
VIVIAN — A man who was charged with murdering a 7-week-old infant has been indicted by a Lyman County grand jury. Gerald Raymond Brink, 36, was indicted Wednesday by a Lyman County grand jury on one count of second-degree murder, the South Dakota Attorney General’s Office said.
Jeff Broin, founder and CEO of POET, is one of 10 inductees to this year's South Dakota Hall of Fame class. Broin, of Dell Rapids, has seen his company grow from one plant in Scotland, S.D., to the current POET network of facilities, including five South Dakota plans, one of which is north of Mitchell. Broin has been involved in biofuel advocacy and promotion on both federal and state levels for 30 years.