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This year's Impact Lives is short $17,000, but there's still time to donate. Deb Weitala, who coordinated this year's Impact Lives food pack April 18 at the Corn Palace, said the event has raised $55,000 of its $72,000 goal, meaning there is $17,000 left to raise. More than 1,000 people helped pack 286,000 meals at this year's event at the Corn Palace. Weitala said the money covers the cost of the raw ingredients and shipping them to developing nations.
GREGORY — After two failures to pass an opt-out proposal, voters in the Gregory School District made the third time the charm. A vote was held Tuesday to pass a property tax increase to support the school. More than 65 percent of the voters in the election voted "yes" for the opt-out, while 35 percent were against the plan.
HOWARD—Fire destroyed a home Monday morning in Howard, leaving two people injured. Howard Fire Department responded to a structure fire just before 9 a.m. at 211 E. Washington Ave., according to a press release from the fire department. A passerby reported that the two-story home was engulfed when the firefighters arrived and there were two people inside the home when the fire started, Howard Fire Chief Nathan Ruml said Monday. After ensuring everyone was out of the structure and accounted for, firefighters protected nearby houses and a garage.
According to the National Weather Service, Davison County had the largest reported hail after Friday's thunderstorm. Meteorologist Kerry Hanko said a report of golf-ball sized hail came from 4 miles southwest of Loomis. In Mitchell, hail covering the ground as large as 1-inch in diameter was reported during the time frame of 5:50 to 6 p.m.
A Mitchell man was arrested on drug charges on April 22, two months after being arrested on similar charges. Jeffrey Jarman, 47, is accused of possession of a controlled substance, cocaine, after law enforcement on April 20 executed a search warrant at his home. According to court documents, Hanson County Sheriff's Office and assisting agencies found a white powdery residue on several surfaces in Jarman's home.
The Davison County Commission will meet Tuesday in regular session in the commissioner's room in the North Offices Building, 1420 N. Main St. • 8:30 a.m.—Consolidated Board of Equalization. • 9—Call to Order; Pledge of Allegiance; approve minutes; citizens input and board reports; informational only. • 9:15 a.m.—Board of Equalization. • 9:45 a.m.—Executive Session-States Attorney Jim Miskimins.
The Mitchell Board of Education will revisit policy changes to its code of conduct as it seeks to make punishments more equitable for students who violate the school's rules. During their last meeting on April 6, board members discussed proposed changes to Board Policy 1071, which pertains to extra-curricular conduct and academic requirements. After a lengthy discussion, several board members expressed lingering concerns and asked Superintendent Joe Graves and Activities Director Geoff Gross to share those concerns with the committee that helped form the proposed policy revisions.
CARTHAGE—A corn field east of Carthage caught fire Friday afternoon, according to the Miner County Sheriff's Office. Miner County Sheriff's Office received the call around 3:30 p.m. for a fire at the intersection of Highway 25 and 222nd Street in rural Miner County. Both Howard and Carthage Fire Departments responded. Approximately 19 firefighters from eight units were on scene. Both Miner County Emergency Manager Bob Calmus and Nathan Rumo, chief of the Howard Fire Department, said the cause of the fire is undetermined.
A car crashed into McDonald's at 1521 S. Burr St. in Mitchell on Friday. Mitchell Police Officer Kevin Yeo said Leola Figland, an 83-year-old Mitchell resident, was driving her daughter’s car, a 2006 Chrysler PT Cruiser around 11:50 a.m. Friday. As Figland pulled into a parking spot at McDonald’s, she lost control of the vehicle, and the PT Cruiser’s front end struck the north side of the building. Yeo estimated several thousand dollars worth of damage to the building and about $1,000 in damage to the vehicle. No one was injured, and Figland was wearing her seat belt.
A Mitchell man struck four vehicles Friday morning after suffering a medical issue, authorities said. Delbert Kirkus, 87, was driving his 1999 Buick Regal westbound on 15th Avenue around 8:50 a.m. Friday, when his car crossed Main Street without stopping and struck four vehicles before stopping at the Eden Prairie parking lot at 200 W. 15th Ave. According to Mitchell Police Officer Kevin Yeo, all of the vehicles Kirkus struck were not moving.