Daily Republic News
- Member for
- 5 years 1 month
Two people were arrested Thursday following a search warrant near a Mitchell park. Trevor Kohlrus, 25, and Brandi Anderson, 19, both of Mitchell, were arrested on multiple charges following a search of 514 E. Second Ave., No. 2, in Mitchell, which is located fewer than 1,000 feet from Doty Park, a public playground. The Mitchell Department of Public Safety announced the arrests Friday afternoon.
The South Dakota Farmers Union Foundation, in cooperation with Farmers Union Insurance Agency, announces the Insuring a Brighter Tomorrow scholarship recipients. Ach recipient will receive $1,000 toward their post secondary education at a South Dakota college, university or technical school. The recipients were chosen from among a large pool of applicants. They were scored based on a combination of academic record, activities and awards, financial need and an essay relating how they will "Insure a Brighter Tomorrow" in South Dakota.
PIERRE — Gov. Dennis Daugaard has requested that all flags in the state be flown at half-staff from 8 a.m. until sunset on Saturday, June 2, to honor the life of state Rep. Jim Schaefer, of Kennebec, on the day of his funeral. Visitation will be held on Friday, June 1, at 5 p.m. at Zion Lutheran Church in Presho. The funeral will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday at Chamberlain's Zion Lutheran Church. Schaefer, 79, was killed in a UTV-car crash Tuesday night near his ranch outside Kennebec.
SIOUX FALLS – Avera Health announced Thursday it will promote current Executive Vice President of Human Resources Bob Sutton to be its new president and chief executive officer. Sutton, of Sioux Falls, will replace John Porter, who is retiring after 44 years with the organization and will take over the job June 18.
Larissa Stahl, Tabor, and Sophie Dowling, Murdo, have been named first and second place winners in the 2018 Arbor Day Essay Contest sponsored by South Dakota's conservation districts, McDonald's Restaurants of South Dakota and the South Dakota Department of Agriculture. Stahl was awarded a plaque, $100 in cash and a McDonald's lined jacket. Her school, Bon Homme Colony School, will receive $150 for the purchase of supplies or equipment. Dowling, the second place winner will receive a plaque and a $75 cash. Third place winner was Connor Torkelson, Wanblee.
The 70th annual Czech Days will be held June 15-16 in Tabor. The Consul General of the Czech Republic, Borek Lizec and wife Katerina, will participate in the event this year. Merriam's Midway Shows carnival will be set up (wristbands on Thursday evening only) and the craft fair in the school gym kickoff the events on Thursday, June 15. There will also be a Tabor Bluebirds baseball game and the 12th annual Rich Schild fireworks display conclude the first day.
With summer underway, the South Dakota Department of Public Safety continues its efforts to discourage people from drinking and then driving by holding sobriety checkpoints statewide during the month of june. June area checkpoints include these local counties: Charles Mix, Davison and Sanborn. The checkpoints are funded by the South Dakota Office of Highway Safety and conducted by the South Dakota Highway Patrol.
PRESHO — Two people died and three others were injured Tuesday night in a two-vehicle crash involving a UTV and a passenger car north of Kennebec. The South Dakota Department of Public Safety is not releasing the names of the deceased, a 79-year-old man and 80-year-old woman, pending notification of family and Marsy’s Law. The crash occurred at 7:38 p.m. 12 ½ miles north of Kennebec.
A 17-year-old was transported to Avera Queen of Peace Hospital in Mitchell after one-vehicle rollover at about 9:50 p.m. Monday in northern Mitchell. The juvenile male is not being named because there is no charges pending from the crash, according to the South Dakota Department of Public Safety. The vehicle, a 1995 Isuzu Trooper, was north on the Highway 37 bypass when the driver lost control making a left turn toward North Harmon Drive. The vehicle went off the roadway, into the north ditch and rolled. It landed on its wheels.