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E.D. "Hit" Mayer, Mitchell, will celebrate his 90th birthday on Tuesday, Feb. 10. His family requests a card shower. Greetings may be sent to 1108 W. Williams St., Mitchell, S.D., 57301.
LAKE ANDES — Circuit Court Judge Anderson issued his decision to convict Ronald Fischer, 30, of Lake Andes, on two counts of vehicular homicide, a Class 3 felony, each carrying a maximum sentence of 15 years imprisonment and/or $30,000 fine. Anderson also convicted Fischer of one count of driving or control of vehicle with alcohol blood or while under the influence of alcohol or drug, a Class 1 misdemeanor, and one count of ingesting non-alcoholic substance to become intoxicated, a Class 1 misdemeanor. "Ronald Fischer's decision to drive while under the influence of alcohol was a sense
Sojourner's Bridge Club met on Jan. 26 at the James Valley Community Center, Mitchell. We were pleased to have five tables playing with 19 regular members and one guest, Doris Schaffer, playing. High prize went to Carol Fergen, Ron Morgan was second and third was Harold Brisbin. the next meeting will be Feb. 9.
A girl, Ella Marie Leighton, was born on Oct. 23, 2014, to Jordon and Danielle Leighton, Mitchell, at Avera Queen of Peace Hospital in Mitchell. Grandparents are Tony and Sandra Schwader, Howard; Joe and Julie Walter, Howard; and Brian and Kelli Leighton, Madison.
A boy, Jarrin Michael Muntefering, was born on Jan. 30, 2015, to Kaitlin Minder and Jordan Muntefering, Mitchell, at Avera Queen of Peace Hospital in Mitchell.
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A Mitchell woman wants to raise chickens in city limits. Peggy Miiller asked the Mitchell City Council on Monday night to consider allowing residents to be allowed to keep chickens in their backyard. "There are several communities that already allow this opportunity, such as Sioux Falls and Spearfish," she told the council during the citizens input portion of the regular meeting at Council Chambers in City Hall.
A mobile home in Mitchell is a total loss after a fire started Monday evening. The Mitchell Fire Division responded to a trailer fire at about 6 p.m. at 713...
DIMOCK -- A woman was injured in a two-vehicle crash due to icy road conditions Saturday near Dimock. According to Highway Patrol Trooper Matthew Petersen, a juvenile female, who he declined to name, lost control of the Ford F-150 she was driving at 4:28 p.m. after attempting to pull south onto Highway 37 from the intersection of 268th Street. Petersen said the driver didn't know the roads were icy and her pickup began to spin. A Ford Escort, driven by Jodi Thue, 54, was traveling northbound on Highway 37 and was not able to avoid the pickup.
The wind was the worst of it. Mitchell received 3.2 inches of snow from the winter weather system that moved through the area Saturday night and finished Sunday, according to Meteorologist Mike Fuhs at the National Weather Service in Sioux Falls. Because of the high winds, drifts piled up in areas and made the accumulation seem higher, he said. The 20 to 30 mph winds were expected to continue until around sunset Sunday. The high temperature in Mitchell on Sunday was 16 degrees. Sioux Falls received double the amount of snow at 6.4 inches, according to Fuhs.