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Here are bankruptcy filings in U.S. Bankruptcy Court, District of South Dakota, for June 12 through June 18. 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).
The Davison County Commission will meet Tuesday in regular session. The meeting will start at 9 a.m.
An 18-year-old Mitchell man has been charged with aggravated assault after kicking a police officer. Eric Reimnitz was arrested on one felony charge for aggravated assault on a police officer and misdemeanor charges for underage consumption of alcohol, threatening a police officer, obstruction of justice and resisting arrest. The aggravated assault charge carries a maximum penalty upon conviction of 25 years in prison and a $50,000 fine. Officers responded to 723 E. Ash Ave., at about 1:20 a.m. Sunday after a call regarding an intoxicated man. Mitchell Police Division Sgt.
A boy, Hunter Lee Heidinger, was born on May 14, 2014, to Kimberly and Justin Heidinger, MItchell, at Avera Queen of Peace Hospital in Mitchell. Grandparents are Larry and Leanne Heidinger, Plankinton; Rhonda Putzier, Platte; and James and Bonnie Puetz, Mitchell.
Although the tornado that devastated Wessington Springs on June 18 was strong, the National Weather Service confirmed Tuesday the tornado that destroyed a farmstead southwest of Alpena that same day was stronger. Todd Heitkamp, warning coordinator meteorologist for NWS, declined to say what EF rating the tornado had, but said it was higher than the EF2 tornado that ripped through Wessington Springs. He plans to release the EF rating today. He said at least 10 tornadoes were confirmed within Jerauld County on June 18.
Area groups have joined forces to serve meals to victims of last week's tornado in Wessington Springs. The American Red Cross is serving meals, along with snacks and water, in Wessington Springs as part of the relief efforts following the June 18 tornado. The Salvation Army, with the assistance of other community groups from the Mitchell and Huron areas, is assisting in the creation of those meals. Maj.
Clarence and LaRue Steffes, of Mitchell, will celebrate their 40th wedding anniversary on Saturday, June 28. An open house will be held at 6 p.m. June 28, in the basement of the American Legion, 107 N. Main St., Mitchell. Lunch will be served.
PIERRE -- South Dakota's Office of Highway Safety reminds drivers that a statewide ban on texting while driving takes effect on July 1. "Texting while driving, like other forms of distracted driving, has always been unsafe and a bad idea,'' said Lee Axdahl, director of the Office of Highway Safety. "People know that, and most people pay attention while driving.
PIERRE -- Online renewal of South Dakota driver licenses will be more convenient when a new law easing vision-test requirements takes effect on July 1. The law removes the requirement for a statement from an ophthalmologist or optometrist as part of the renewal process for citizens under the age of 65.
The Woonsocket Water Festival 2014 will be held July 3 through July 6 in Woonsocket. The theme is Red, White and Blue: Celebrating South Dakota's 125 Anniversary and all Military Past and Present. July 3's events include alumni social hour, all-school alumni banquet and fireman's dance.