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The Mitchell City Band summer concert series at Hitchcock Park concludes Wednesday with free music and root beer floats. The City Band, directed by Joe Pekas, will hold its final concert of the season at 7:30 p.m.
SPRINGFIELD—A Nebraska woman drowned Saturday morning in the Missouri River, according to the Bon Homme County Sheriff's Office. Veronica Jo Keeble, 23, of Niobrara, Neb., fell into the Missouri River from a bluff area near the Standing Rock Memorial Bridge, which connects South Dakota State Highway 37 to Nebraska.
The annual Corn Palace Stampede Rodeo Parade was held Saturday morning, with hundreds of onlookers along Lawler and Main streets. Following the parade, the Corn Palace Stampede Rodeo Parade Committee selected winners in various parade and float categories. The following are the results: All-Around winner: CorTrust Bank. Best use of theme: First place: Cortrust Bank; second place: Hansen Wheel and Wagon, third place: Mitchell Christian School Class of 1995. Youth: First place: Davison County Dog Project; second place: Xtreme Cheer and Dance; third place: Venom Fastpitch Softball. Antique:
BRIDGEWATER—An Emery man has been identified in a fatal one-vehicle crash that occurred Friday near Bridgewater. Ronald Triebwasser, 74, was killed in an accident that occurred on 261st Street, located three miles northwest of Bridgewater, according to a news release from the South Dakota Department of Public Safety. The South Dakota Highway Patrol says Triebwasser was a passenger in a 2013 Dodge Grand Caravan that was traveling west on 261st Street when it left the roadway as it approached a nearby driveway. The vehicle briefly traveled in the ditch, vaulted off the driveway approach
PARKSTON—Authorities have identified the Parkston man who was killed in a three-vehicle crash on state Highway 37 on Friday afternoon. Paul Bader, 52, was pronounced dead at the scene of the crash, reported at 1:19 p.m. Friday, according to a release from the South Dakota Department of Public Safety. The crash was located two miles north of Parkston. Bader was driving a 1998 Honda GL100SE motorcycle northbound when a Peterbilt semi, driven by Jason Long, 34, of Mitchell, was heading south.
The South Dakota Department of Public Safety confirmed there were two separate crashes on Friday afternoon resulting in two fatalities. A three-vehicle crash that occurred at about 1:19 p.m. Friday two miles north of Parkston on Highway 37, near mile marker 55, resulted in one death. According to a press release from the Department of Public Safety, a 52-year-old Parkston male suffered fatal injuries after a vehicle attempting to pass a semi truck collided with his 1998 Honda GL100SE motorcycle.
The Corn Palace Stampede Rodeo royalty were crowned Thursday night at the Horseman's Sports Arena in Mitchell. Girls and women in four age groups competed for prizes and trophies.
A look at news from around the region, as reported by weekly newspapers: Plankinton TWO LOCAL RESTAURANTS CHANGING: The Plankinton dining scene is changing in a big way. Both Al's I-90 Cafe and the Commerce Street Grille are closing. Al's I-90 Proprietor Teresa Bathke said the cafe will close in August. Bathke and James Bublitz have purchased the Plank Inn and are running that restaurant and lounge.
OACOMA—One man suffered minor injuries in a two-vehicle accident Wednesday on Interstate 90 near Oacoma, according to authorities. South Dakota Highway Patrol posted on its Facebook page that troopers responded to the accident where the driver of a Ford Taurus lost control of his vehicle and struck a guard cable. After striking the cable, the vehicle went across the lane of travel and struck a Volvo semi tractor trailer. The driver of the Taurus was not wearing his seat, and was transported to a local hospital with minor injuries.
PARKSTON—A Hayti man fell asleep at the wheel and rolled the semi with two trailers of corn he was driving Monday, according to law enforcement. At about 5:15 p.m., Kurt Pedersen, 39, was driving east at approximately 65 mph on state Highway 44 in a construction zone when he fell asleep and started to go into the south ditch, said Trooper Aaron Hanson of the South Dakota Highway Patrol. The incident occurred about 11 miles east of Parkston. Pedersen overcorrected and his vehicle rolled, scattering corn throughout the ditch.