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VCY America, Christian Information Radio, will hold a rally today at 7 p.m. in the Corn Palace, with Gary Kah as the guest speaker. Kah leads a ministry called "Hope for the World," headquartered in Indiana. Admission is free and a freewill offering will be taken. Doors will open at 6 p.m.
BRIDGEWATER -- Authorities said the dense fog Friday morning over most of McCook County was to blame for a traffic collision involving a school bus and another vehicle. McCook County Sheriff's Deputy Megan Jansma said the crash occurred at about 7:30 a.m.
The average farm saw a 12.3 percent decrease in net farm profit from 2010 to 2011, according to financial information provided by farmers enrolled in South Dakota's Farm/Ranch Business Management Program, said Farm Management Instructor Roger DeRouchey. The program, which has the purpose to assist farm and ranch operators in upgrading their management skills, is offered to South Dakota farmers and ranchers through Mitchell Technical Institute. Average net farm profit of the 100 farms enrolled in the program was $260,891 in 2010, and that profit decreased to $228,908 in 2011. The
A 16-year-old Sioux Falls girl was fined $520 and had her license revoked for driving 101 mph on Interstate 90 in Mitchell with a blood alcohol content more than twice the legal limit. Katie Lynn Azure pleaded guilty March 22 to drunken driving and speeding 101 mph on Interstate 90. She was arrested March 3 on the interstate near mile marker 330. Azure was fined $300 for her first-offense DUI and fined $220 for speeding.
Two men arrested for allegedly breaking into at least 10 vehicles parked in downtown Mitchell early Friday morning have been scheduled to appear in court early next month. Mitchell residents Brandon Michael Tingle, 21, and Jordan Ray Stahl, 22, are both set to make their first court appearance in early April.
A Fort Thompson man pleaded guilty Monday to sexual abuse of a minor. Kyle Ray Merritt, 25, could get a maximum penalty of 15 years in prison, a $250,000 fine or both. The conviction stems from a June 2008 incident during which Merritt knowingly caused or attempted to cause a minor to engage in a sexual act. Judge Roberto A. Lange ordered a presentence investigation and set sentencing for June. Merritt has been released on bond pending sentencing.
Tuesday was the last day to file candidacies for city, school and county offices. Following is a list of local candidates who had filed by Tuesday afternoon. City of Mitchell * Mayor: John Claggett, Ken Tracy, Jerry Toomey, Roger Haley, Becky Haslam and Tara Volesky. Mayor Lou Sebert did not seek a third term.
Mitchell's high temperature of 85 degrees on Monday set a new record for that day. The previous record was 78 degrees, which was set in 1989. Today's forecast calls for sunny skies and windy conditions, with a high temperature near 69 degrees.
With today's deadline to file candidacies for local offices looming, the following petitions have been submitted for Davison County and Mitchell School District offices ahead of the June 5 primary and Nov.
FORESTBURG -- A weary driver dodged injury around 7 a.m. Saturday when he fell asleep at the wheel. Sanborn County Sheriff Tom Fridley said Joshua Holman, 33, drove off state Highway 34 about three miles west of the east junction of that road and Highway 37. The road curves in that area, Fridley said, but Holman's 1990 Buick did not. "He apparently fell asleep, but the car was on cruise control," Fridley said. The car was totaled when it went into a ditch and through a fence. Holman was not seriously injured and no ambulance services were required, Fridley said.