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The following cases were among those heard Tuesday during circuit court at the Davison County Public Safety Center. • Christopher Bonnette, 35, of Mitchell, received extra time to pay restitution on a 2013 forgery conviction; Judge Tim Bjorkman ordered he must have it paid in four weeks and appear in court in March. • Adam Heidinger, 28, of Mount Vernon, pleaded not guilty to sexual exploitation of a minor; Heidinger is accused of videotaping a juvenile female with his cell phone while she was taking a shower; Judge Bjorkman scheduled the matter for a May jury trial.
A Mitchell man will serve 90 days in jail for raping a teenage girl in November. Lane Henrichsen, 19, received his sentence during court Tuesday at the Davison County Public Safety Center. Henrichsen pleaded guilty in December to raping a girl at least three years younger than him. He claimed the sex was consensual. Henrichsen's attorney Phil Carlson requested a suspended imposition of sentence for Henrichsen, but it was denied.
Cabela's will celebrate the beginning of the thaw by hosting Cabela's Spring Great Outdoor Days 2014 on Saturday and Sunday, encouraging outdoor enthusiasts to shift their focus from winter to spring adventures. Among the activities will be seminars, demonstrations and interactive events for the family.
South Dakota Corn Growers Association board members have elected Keith Alverson, of Chester, to serve as the organization's president for 2014. Alverson moves up from vice president to succeed retiring president Mark Gross of Bridgewater, who will continue to serve as a director on the board. Meeting Feb. 20 in Pierre, the board of directors also elected Troy Knecht, of Houghton, as vice president and Doug Noem, of Bryant, as secretary/treasurer.
MILLS, Neb. -- A Gregory man who died in a car crash Saturday in Nebraska was fleeing law enforcement during the time of the crash. Russell Moerike, 47, was being pursued by the South Dakota Highway Patrol before he crossed into Nebraska in Keya Paha County, according to a press release from County State's Attorney Eric Scott. Once over the border, Moerike lost control of his vehicle and it rolled. He died in the crash, just north of Mills, Neb. The investigation is ongoing.
Mitchell Police Department CAD Press Log 2/26/2014 From: 2/25/2014 to 2/25/2014 Call: Incident: Type: Date/Time: 3198 2/25/2014 0:20 Traffic Stop Press Remarks: 3199 201402486 2/25/2014 0:21 HIT & RUN Press...
Richard Gaulke, Mitchell, will celebrate his 85th birthday on Saturday, March 1. His family requests a card shower. Greetings may be sent to 24855 407th Ave., Mitchell, S.D., 57301.
SIOUX FALLS -- This Thursday Make-A-Wish South Dakota has a goal of raising 2 million unused airline miles to help make travel wishes come true for kids across the state facing life-threatening medical conditions.
A Mitchell man's prison sentence was cut short Tuesday when Judge Tim Bjorkman agreed to allow Austin Dorzok to attend a drug rehabilitation program. Dorzok, 24, was sentenced in November to six years in prison for violating his probation. He was on probation for possession of marijuana with the intent to distribute and possession of morphine. Bjorkman modified the sentenced to a three-year suspended prison term.