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TORONTO — Mitchell was not named the Intelligent Community of the Year on Thursday night. The city was named one of the Intelligent Community Forum's Top7 localities in the world earlier this year, but Mitchell did not get the distinction as the overall winner. Thirteen Mitchell representatives attended the ICF summit from this week in Toronto to share the city's story and network with other technologically progressive cities. Columbus, Ohio, was named the overall winner. Other cities up for the award, in no particular order, were Arlington County, Va.; Ipswich, Queensland, Australia
KENNEBEC — A Kennebec resident died Thursday morning in an ATV rollover crash in a rural pasture. The driver, who is not being identified until the family is notified, was the only person involved in the accident, which occurred northeast of Kennebec. Lyman County Sheriff Steve Manger said the sheriff's office received the call at 10:16 a.m. A report has not yet been filed and information on the driver has not be released.
Pat and Bernie Tegethoff, Mitchell, will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary at an open house at noon on Sunday, June 14, at the Moose Lodge, Mitchell. They were married on June 15.
Ron and LuEva Halweg, Mitchell, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on Sunday, June 7. The couple celebrated with their family.
A Chamberlain man died Tuesday in a two-vehicle crash on Interstate 90. Delbert Ritter, 67, of Chamberlain, was driving a 2000 Chevy Venture westbound at 4:25 p.m.
A Mitchell woman is accused of illegally filling and attempting to fill prescriptions not written to her. Lacey Warnke, 27, is accused of filling prescriptions for Lortab—a controlled substance—under the name Dustin Warnke on April 7 and May 5 at the Wal-mart store in Mitchell, according to court documents.
A Mitchell woman assaulted a sheriff's deputy and was eventually detained with help from a Taser after she requested change for a nickel at a local bar but was denied, according to court documents. Audra Philbrick, 43, was arrested May 28 for simple assault against a law enforcement officer for kicking a deputy outside the Kongo Klub, which is north of Mitchell. The deputy responded to a call for a disorderly patron at the bar who refused to leave. Philbrick told the deputy she wanted change for a nickel, but the bartender wouldn't give her that change, according to court documents.
A Mitchell man is accused of simple assault against a law enforcement officer. James Watkins, 27, attempted to bond out a woman on May 28 from the Davison County Jail, but the woman had not been brought in yet, according to court documents. Watkins threatened the officer behind the receiving desk at the jail as he demanded to bond out the woman. Watkins told the officer he would beat him up if the officer lied. Watkins attempted to get behind the receiving desk, but two jailers stepped between Watkins and the desk officer.
A Mitchell man is charged with fifth-offense drunken driving. Dennis Bollack, 49, was driving a Ford pickup on June 6 and crossed the center line in the 200 block of North Rowley Street. A Mitchell Police officer pulled Bollack over and smelled a strong odor of alcohol, according to court documents. Bollack said he had drank four beers at a bar that night. He could not balance well during sobriety tests and was arrested for fifth-offense drunken driving and driving with a suspended driver's license. Upon being booked into the Davison County Jail, Bollack's blood alcohol level was 0.167.
A Parkston man is accused of grand theft after attempting to cash a large check and pawn a TV at National Pawn in Mitchell. Christopher Van Ivey, 31, allegedly pawned a television at the business on July 20, 2012. He went back to the pawn shop on Sept. 22, 2012, to cash a check for $1,956, according to court documents. He received $1,165.53 after tax, check-cashing fee and the amount for the pawned television were taken out. Van Ivey told the pawn shop "the check was from an insurance company he was doing side work for," court documents state. The check was labeled from Appleton Group, Inc.