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ARMOUR -- A thief threw a baseball through a glass door in order to break into Xpress Mart in Armour late Sunday night or early Monday morning. According to Douglas County Sheriff's Deputy Brandon Wingert, the thief made off with two-and-a-half cartons of cigarettes and some lighters, but did not seal any money from the convenience store, located on U.S. Highway 281. Xpress Mart's shattered door sustained approximately $500 in damage. "Quite the arm, I guess," Wingert said. The investigation into the break-in is still ongoing, Wingert said.
MOUNT VERNON -- A Minnesota man allegedly fled from a South Dakota Highway Patrol trooper by exiting from a moving law enforcement vehicle while he was handcuffed has pleaded not guilty to two charges. Matthew Nelson, 18, of Wrenshall, Minn., was arrested March 19 after he was stopped by Trooper John Lord for speeding on Interstate 90 near Mount Vernon.
The following cases were among those heard Tuesday during circuit court at the Davison County Public Safety Center. • Robert Steven Schmitt, 25, of White Lake, pleaded not guilty to one count of distribution of 1 ounce or less of marijuana and one count of possession of 2 ounces or less of marijuana; a trial is scheduled for May. • Denise Cummings, 43, of Mitchell, pleaded not guilty to one count of ingesting methamphetamine; a trial is scheduled for May. • Emmanuel Bordeaux, 32, of Mitchell, pleaded not guilty to one count of ingesting hydrocodone; a trial is scheduled for May. • Randy Le
A Mitchell man pleaded not guilty Tuesday to fourth-degree rape. Kristopher Patrick Aslesen, 30, was indicted by a Davison County grand jury in March for allegedly committing a sexual act with a victim who was at least 13 years old but less than 16 years old. He appeared in court Tuesday at the Davison County Public Safety Center in Mitchell. Fourth-degree rape is a felony with a maximum penalty of 15 years in prison and a $30,000 fine. Aslesen is scheduled to stand trial in May.
MENNO -- A wooden barn was destroyed by a fire Tuesday at a farm southwest of Menno. The Menno Fire Department was notified of the fire at about 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, but by the time firefighters arrived the structure was already totally engulfed in flames, according to Menno firefighter John Huber. The structure was two miles south and one half-mile west of Menno. The address where the fire took place was not immediately available. Within an hour after firefighters arrived, the blaze was under control, Huber said.
Tonight will kick off this year's performances for the Bon Homme Community Easter Cantata, which is celebrating its 75th anniversary this year. The first performance will be at 7:30 p.m. today at St. Leo's Catholic Church in Tyndall. Upcoming performances, all at 7:30 p.m., include Sunday at Danzig Baptist Church in rural Avon, April 15 at St. John's Catholic Church in Wagner and April 20, Easter Sunday, at Emmanuel Reformed Church in Springfield.
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OLIVET -- A Friday fire at a farmstead about one mile north of Olivet destroyed several large pieces of farm equipment, but left a machine shed largely intact. According to Menno Fire Chief Scott Simonsen, firefighters were notified of the fire shortly before 4 a.m.
Tuesday is Election Day for many area school districts and cities, but in some cases elections were canceled because of uncontested races and other factors. Following are summaries of those canceled elections. City elections • Artesian: City finance officer Sue Richard was unopposed for a three-year term. • Avon: Councilors Dennis Dodge (Ward I), Don Kocmich (Ward II) and Mike Petrik (Ward II) are all uncontested and will serve three-year terms. • Burke: Garry Wetzler (Ward I), Vickie Dobesh (Ward II) and Mark Benter (Ward III) all submitted petitions and are unopposed fo