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The Davison County Commission will not meet at its regularly scheduled time on Tuesday. The commissioners will attend a legislative study session in Yankton regarding road funding. They will next meet at 9 a.m. on July 8.
A national newspaper trade group has lambasted U.S. Postal Service plans to close or consolidate more than 80 mail processing facilities after January, including one in Huron. The Postal Service announced Monday it is now targeting mail processing plants for its second round of network consolidation.
CHAMBERLAIN -- A semi-truck pulling a horse trailer started on fire Monday afternoon, but no injuries were reported in the incident. South Dakota Highway Patrol Trooper Adam Woxland said flames ignited in the vehicle on Interstate 90, near mile marker 263 in the Chamberlain area. The driver was able to pull off the road and helped his passenger and the horses in the trailer to escape the flames. Woxland declined to give the name of the driver. Woxland said I-90 in the area was closed for about 30 minutes after the accident. No other information was immediately available.
A Mount Vernon man was sentenced to 210 days in the Davison County jail for sexual exploitation of a minor. Adam Heidinger, 29, was given a 60-day jail sentence to be served immediately. He will also be given three 30-day jail sentences to be served each year on Dec. 15, starting in 2014. Another 60-day sentence will be served on May 1, 2017, and probation periods will be in place between the sentences. Heidinger admitted to secretly recording a juvenile female in November while she took a shower and the video involved nudity.
A Mitchell man has pleaded guilty to a felony charge of possessing meth. Robert Pomani, 33, changed his plea to guilty on the count of possession of a controlled substance Tuesday in Davison County court. As part of a plea deal, a reckless burning felony charge related to the crime, that alleged Pomani set fire to Mitchell house last October, was dropped. Pomani's attorney, Keith Goehring, said an agreement has been reached to have Pomani pay restitution for the house based on fair-market value. The possession of meth charge carries a maximum punishment of five years in prison and a $10,00
Five of the seven members of the Wessington Springs High School Class of 1938 attended their 76th reunion on June 21. The reunion has been held annually for more than 20 years. Members attending were Edna Hawley, Lavonne Beckman and Harold Dean, all of Wessington Springs; Irene Amick, Mitchell; and Wayne Testerman, Huron. Unable to attend were Robert Baltzer, Huron; and Dolores McCarty, Palm Harbor, Fla. Guests were Audrea Klassen, Wayne, Neb.; and Sheila Pederson, Mitchell.
A girl, Lola Susanne LeBrun, was born on May 12, 2014, to Renee and Mike LeBrun, Mitchell, at Avera Queen of Peace Hospital in Mitchell. She joins brothers Luke and Lawson. Grandparents are Bill and Donna Reidburn, Watertown; Mark and Helen LeBrun, Flandreau.
A look at news from around the region, as reported by weekly newspapers: Scotland CITY APPROVES PLAN FOR A NEW FIRE HALL: The Scotland City Council has approved plans for a new fire hall for the community, expected to cost more than $700,000. Councilors met regarding the plans for lighting, insulation and heating in the building and considered installing LED lighting but Jim Schramm, of Schramm Architects in Yankton, said the city would have a hard time recouping the savings from the lights because they wouldn't be used enough. The building is expected t
Q. I saw South Dakota State University's new football stadium will be built on the site of its current stadium, Coughlin-Alumni Stadium, and will be renamed after former SDSU football player and project donor Dana Dykhouse. What will happen to the legacy of Charles Coughlin, who helped finance the original stadium during the 1960s? A. Jason Hove, the school's assistant athletic director for sports information, said plans are in place to build a plaza outside the new Dana J.
Three juveniles were detained by police Thursday after a person reported seeing a girl climb out of an open window on a vehicle. Patrol Sgt. Joel Reinesch said the call came in at 3:46 p.m. from 721 E. Fourth Ave. in Mitchell. A resident there was mowing the lawn when he saw a female juvenile crawl out of his vehicle window.