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KIMBALL — The city of Kimball received a grant to address a housing shortage in the community. The South Dakota Community Foundation announced this week that Kimball received a $10,000 grant to conduct a housing study focusing on the lack of available housing and rental properties in the city and creating an action plan. The volunteer group Kimball Projects will assist with demolition of dilapidated homes and the Kimball High School industrial tech class will build the first home in 2019. Lots in town will be cleared for the new buildings.
A look at news from around the region, as reported by weekly newspapers: Burke HOSPITAL GALA DEC. 9: The annual Community Memorial Hospital gala will be held Dec. 9. There will be a French-inspired theme. Tickets are $30 and can be purchased at the hospital or First Fidelity Bank. A priority for this year's fundraising is eight hospital beds that need replaced, which will cost $32,000. — The Burke Gazette Woonsocket
CHAMBERLAIN — A Chamberlain man faces charges for allegedly driving a stolen vehicle and possessing semi-synthetic opioids. Stephen Ours, 47, was placed under arrest after a Sept. 15 incident in which law enforcement officers allegedly found him driving a stolen Chevrolet Malibu.
As the 2018 Corn Palace murals go up, Mitchell residents will soon learn the theme for 2019. On Oct. 25, the commanding officer, chief of board and crew for the USS South Dakota will help announce the 2019 mural theme. The announcement will be made at 10 a.m. at the Corn Palace.
LAKE ANDES — A Dante man was sentenced last month to eight years in prison after pleading guilty to second-degree rape involving a young girl. Aaron Beeson, 22, pleaded guilty to second-degree rape in May. Beeson was originally charged with first-degree rape with a person younger than the age of 13. A new indictment was filed in April, alleging second-degree rape in which Beeson was accused of using coercion, force or threats to have sex with someone less than the age of 13.
An advertisement on Page B5 of Friday's edition incorrectly stated the dates of the Corn Palace Challenge bull and saddle bronc riding event. The event is Oct. 13-14 at the Corn Palace in Mitchell. The correct advertisement will run in upcoming editions of The Daily Republic.
A Mitchell man who allegedly admitted to police he stole a vehicle faces charges for grand theft. Steven Koster, 28, was charged with grand theft of property valued between $5,000 and $100,000. He is scheduled to appear in court on Oct. 12 in Davison County. On Sept. 27, at approximately 6:00 a.m., Mitchell police received a call that a 2009 Chevrolet Impala was stolen from a residence in Mitchell. Two days later, the authorities received a call that reported stolen vehicle had pulled into the parking lot of The Depot restaurant in Mitchell.
Here are bankruptcy filings in U.S. Bankruptcy Court, District of South Dakota, for Sept. 28 through Oct. 4. Individuals can file Chapter 7 petitions (asking that debts be liquidated); Chapter 12 (a simplified reorganization method for farmers and ranchers whose gross debt does not exceed $1.5 million); and Chapter 13 (a plan to repay some debts in three to five years). Businesses can file Chapter 11 petitions to reorganize their debts under a court-approved plan for repayment. • Belle Fourche: Tonia Jean Malcolm, Chapter 7; Lyle Alan Malcolm, Chapter 7.
The following cases were among those heard Tuesday by Judge Chris Giles during a circuit court hearing at the Davison County Public Safety Center in Mitchell. Guilty Pleas and admissions • Jared Elcock, 34, of Sioux Falls, pleaded guilty to possession of unauthorized items in jail. He was sentenced to 90 days in jail with 60 days suspended.
A Mitchell man was arrested for allegedly strangling his girlfriend until she was unconscious. Troy Jumping Eagle, 41, was charged with aggravated assault and interfering with emergency communication recently. Jumping Eagle is scheduled to appear in court on Oct. 12. On Sept. 30, Jumping Eagle returned home and allegedly accused his girlfriend of cheating on him. According to court documents, Jumping Eagle allegedly struck his girlfriend several times and strangled her. The girlfriend reported to law enforcement that she "was in fear for her life."