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The following cases were among those heard Tuesday by Judge Chris Giles during a circuit court hearing at the Davison County Public Safety Center in Mitchell. Guilty pleas and admissions • Joshua Dejong, 36, of Mitchell, admitted to possession of a controlled schedule I or II substance and a probation violation. He was sentenced to four years of probation and 15 days in jail. He was also ordered to pay $1,181 in fines and costs.
Here are five things to know heading into Wednesday: 1. The Mitchell High School marching band had its annual community show Tuesday night. Here's a photo gallery. 2. Mitchell School District gains another advantage with 1-to-1 technology improvements.
A Mount Vernon man charged with exchanging sexual acts with an 8 and 5-year-old child pleaded not guilty Tuesday at Davison County Public Safety Center in Mitchell. Tyler Dobras, 28, pleaded not guilty to six felony charges relating to indecent exposure and sexual contact with a minor. According to court documents, Dobras allegedly committed the sexual acts involving the two minors between Oct. 1, 2016 and Jan. 31, 2017.
Results from the 2017 South Dakota State Pedal Pull competition held at the Corn Palace on Monday in Mitchell. 4 year old girls 1st Place---Berklie Mellegaard, Sioux Falls 2nd Place--Kiersten Mittelstedt, Huron 3rd Place--Kinley Marco, Ocheyedan, Iowa 4 year old boys 1st Place---Noah Christiansen, Parker 2nd Place--Kristoff Fiala, Crooks 3rd Place--Cooper Olawsky, Harrisburg 5 year old girls 1st Place---Georgia Pechous, Tabor 2nd Place--Kelsey Villanueva, Yankton 3rd Place--Cordella Wieuwsma, Harrisburg
Here are bankruptcy filings in U.S. Bankruptcy Court, District of South Dakota, for Aug. 30 through Aug. 31. Individuals can file Chapter 7 petitions (asking that debts be liquidated); Chapter 12 (a simplified reorganization method for farmers and ranchers whose gross debt does not exceed $1.5 million); and Chapter 13 (a plan to repay some debts in three to five years). Businesses can file Chapter 11 petitions to reorganize their debts under a court-approved plan for repayment. • Belle Fourche: Orin Fred Schulze, Chapter 7; Amanda Lea Schulze, Chapter 7.
The Davison County Commission may approve its provisional budget on Tuesday. A short meeting is scheduled for 9 a.m. Tuesday at the Davison County North Offices in Mitchell to consider approving the 2018 provisional budget. Fifteen minutes has been set aside for discussions. The five-person board has spent much of the summer discussing the 2018 budget, with several representatives of local agencies and county departments appearing before the board. Agenda items The commission's agenda includes the following:
The South Dakota Supreme Court has upheld a circuit court decision ruling in favor of Brule County Board of Commissioners regarding a blockage of a drain system on a private property. The Supreme Court's findings in the case of Surat Farms, LLC v. Brule County Board of Commissioners were published publicly on Wednesday. A natural stream runs through Albert Delany's property and through Surat Farms, both located in the southern part of the county. Delany filed a complaint with Brule County alleging Surat Farms was blocking drainage from the stream.
A look at news from around the region, as reported by weekly newspapers: Chamberlain ENROLLMENT UP AT CHAMBERLAIN SCHOOLS: Chamberlain Superintendent Deb Johnson reported to the school board the district has 931 students this year, 78 more than the 2016-17 school year. There are 546 students in elementary, 120 in middle school and 265 high school students. Johnson said the school is not having any issues handling the increase in numbers. — The Chamberlain/Oacoma Sun Platte
A water leak that prompted city officials to ask residents to conserve water has been fixed. According to the city of Mitchell's Public Works Department on Thursday, Mitchell's water supplier, B-Y Rural Water System, had a leak in a main line valve that moves water from the Missouri River, and repair was expected to take up to two days. But the leak was fixed and the supply line was back in operation by Friday morning.
A water leak that prompted city officials to ask residents to conserve water has been fixed. According to the city of Mitchell’s Public Works Department on Thursday, Mitchell’s water supplier, B-Y Rural Water System, had a leak in a main line valve that moves water from the Missouri River, and repair was expected to take up to two days. But the leak was fixed and the supply line was back in operation by Friday morning.