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A look at news from around the region, as reported by weekly newspapers: Wessington Springs BIDS APPROVED FOR AMERICAN LEGION: The members of the Wessington Springs Willman-Fee Post 14 American Legion have voted to go-ahead with plans for a new building, after its previous location was destroyed in the June tornado. The post voted 21-5 on March 11 to approve bids from Puetz Corporation, of Mitchell, and Summit Contracting, of Platte, to serve as architect and contractor. The winning bid totaled $660,000 and included another $55,600 bid to add an extra 20 feet to the buil
There were minor injuries in a one-car rollover accident Thursday afternoon in rural Davison County. Heather Toliver, 17, of Mitchell, was traveling south at about 50 mph at 3:50 p.m. on 411th Avenue, north of 256th Street, or a couple miles southeast of Mitchell. That's when the 2005 Dodge Durango she was driving started to fishtail. Toliver lost control of the vehicle, went off the road and the vehicle overturned two or three times, Mitchell Deputy Sheriff Josh Zambrano said.
WAGNER — Two juveniles have life-threatening injuries after three people were ejected in a rollover crash Thursday south of Wagner. South Dakota Highway Patrol Trooper Grant Lubbers said the one-vehicle incident occurred near the intersection of 300th Street and 393rd Avenue, which is located 3 miles southwest of Wagner. Lubbers said Lawrence White Eyes, 29, of Marty, the driver of a Chrysler Concorde, was traveling east on 300th Street when he lost control of the car on the gravel road and went into the north ditch. The car rolled multiple times and the occupants were ejected.
A Mitchell woman is accused of possession of a controlled substance after law enforcement found a prescription drug in her purse for which she did not have a script. Megan Kress, 30, was the passenger in a vehicle pulled over March 3 in Mitchell. Kress was nervous, and through Mitchell Dispatch, the officer discovered Kress had a warrant out for her arrest in Minnehaha County, according to court documents. Kress wouldn't allow law enforcement to search her purse.
FREEMAN — It's Schmeckfest time. The 57th annual "festival of tasting" starts today at 1 p.m. at Freeman Academy, and continues Saturday and March 27 and 28. Each day's festivities build toward the meal, which is served in the Pioneer Hall dining room from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. The community musical, "Big River," is at 8 p.m. today, Saturday, and March 26, 27 and 28.
The Up and Get It 4-H Club met at 4 p.m. Feb. 15 in the Mount Vernon School. The meeting was called to order by President Maggie Mueller. The American Pledge was led by Lane Espedal and the 4-H Pledge by Zach Mikkonen. The roll call topic was, "What is your favorite subject in school?" The secretary's report was given by Kaitlyn Sandland and approved. The treasurer's report was given by Zach Mikkonen and approved. Old business: Thank you cards for the fruit and cookie bags from the Salvation Army for the gift to the Angel Tree were read.
Helping Hands 4-H Club met on Feb. 19 at the 4-H grounds. Pledges were lead by Cooper D. and Dallas D. Secretary's report was read by Samantha F. and approved by Cooper D, seconded by Stockton D. Treasurer's report was given by Mitchell S., approved by Cooper D. and seconded by Jaylie Z. Roll call topic of "What is your favorite movie?" was presented by Aubee T., with 11 members answering. Business: Fruit slips were due to Tonya by Feb. 26. 4-H Camp for ages 8-12 is on June 10-12. Discuss attendance at judging school. Last school was March 11. Horse safety clinic will be March 30.
A North Carolina woman was arrested in late February for possessing Adderall without a prescription. Brittany West, 28, of Cary, N.C., was pulled over for speeding on Interstate 90. According to court documents, West showed signs of nervousness when a highway patrol trooper ticketed her for speeding. When asked about illegal drug use, West said she used marijuana and had some in the vehicle.
Starting April 1, anyone driving on South Dakota interstates can legally drive 80 mph. The South Dakota Legislature passed Senate Bill 1 earlier this month and Gov. Dennis Daugaard signed it into law Tuesday. The interstate speed limit is currently 75 mph. The Daily Republic interviewed Capt. Alan Welsh, of the South Dakota Highway Patrol, regarding the new law and its effects on South Dakota drivers.
A Mitchell man is accused of violating a no contact bond after he assaulted the victim he was supposed to avoid. Alexander Bearrobe-Hofwolt, 21, allegedly assaulted a victim at an apartment building on March 12. When law enforcement arrived, Hofwolt was on top of the victim and punching the victim in the face, according to court documents. When Hofwolt saw officers approach, he evaded police after being told to stop and get on the ground several times. Hofwolt is out on bond for the first assault against his victim, which makes this alleged assault a felony charge.