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The Hutchinson County Emergency Management team has enacted a burn ban, which became effective at 11 a.m. Monday. All open burning is banned, including controlled burns and patio fire pits, until the ban is lifted by Emergency Management.
PIERRE — The South Dakota State Historical Society's Historic Preservation Office is sponsoring a three-day archaeology camp for students going into grades 4-6 for the 2014-2015 school year. Camp will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on June 3-5. The program is structured for students to attend all three days. Registration is limited to the first 20 applicants, first-come, first-served. Archaeology camp is an active, outdoor experience located on the old Fort Galpin archaeological site near the Oahe Downstream Recreation Area below the Oahe Dam north of Pierre.
Davison County Emergency Management is sponsoring a Weather Spotter Training. It will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. today at the Tech Center Amphitheater at Mitchell Technical Institute. The program will be facilitated by Todd Heitkamp from the National Weather Service.
When you next eat at McDonald's, here's an exercise in consumer choice: Would you choose a Bacon Club House burger with 750 calories, a Big Mac with 550 calories or the premium McWrap with bacon and grilled chicken giving you 460? You might think twice if you knew that one option gave you 300 calories more than another and, all by itself, provided you with over one-third of the calories you need for the day (based on a 2,000-calorie diet). Beginning in the summer 2015, you'll be able to figure it out.
A Mitchell woman is accused of possessing methamphetamine. Mitchell police conducted a parole search of 31-year-old Leah Sheilds' apartment earlier this month. They found a plastic baggie, syringe and metal spoon, each with residue, which tested positive for meth, according to court documents. Sheilds admitted the items belonged to her. The charge carries a maximum penalty upon conviction of 10 years in prison and a $20,000 fine.
ARTESIAN -- Fire completely destroyed a barn Saturday at a residence in Sanborn County about seven miles south of Artesian. Elaine Snow and her husband, Donald, saw their horse barn was ablaze after a neighbor who saw it rushed over. "They started yelling that it was on fire," Elaine Snow said Sunday afternoon. "I thought it was a joke at first. Then I looked outside and thought, 'Oh my god.' " The Snows, who did not disclose their ages but said they're in their 60s, live at 41530 240th St.
The Mitchell School District will likely alter its parking lot project at Mitchell Middle School as the lone bid was too high. The district's Board of Education will meet tonight in regular session at 5 p.m. at the Mitchell Career and Technical Education Academy building. The east parking lot project at Mitchell Middle School received one bid from Rexwinkel Construction for $174,394.32.
The Davison County Commission will discuss purchases for the Planning and Zoning Department at its regular meeting this week. The discussion will be on purchasing a copy machine, children at play signs and speed limit signs. The meeting starts at 9 a.m.
More than 200 graduating high school seniors from South Dakota's public, private and Tribal/Bureau of Indian Education schools were honored at the 2014 Academic Excellence Recognition Luncheon April 28 at the Ramkota Rivercentre, Pierre. The luncheon, sponsored by the Associated School Boards of South Dakota, Gov.