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Tim Uher, Mitchell, has been awarded a joint $1,000 scholarship from the Ken Austin Memorial Education Fund Scholarship and the Minnesota-South Dakota Equipment Dealers Association, along with his sponsoring dealership, Davison County Implement of Mitchell. Uher, one of five students selected for the scholarship, is seeking a diesel mechanics AAS degree at Southeast Community College in Milford, Neb. -- Source: Minnesota-South Dakota Equipment Dealers Association Scholarship
Crysti (Wieczorek) Luna, Anderson, Ind., formerly of Mount Vernon was recently honored with the John A. Morrison Award from Anderson University. Luna, a graduate of Mount Vernon High School, received her bachelor of arts degree in education, summa cum laude, from Dakota Wesleyan University, Mitchell. She has served at Anderson University in various capacities for nearly 21 years. Luna is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Wally Wieczorek, Mount Vernon.
Olivia Essig, Mitchell, earned a 4.0 GPA for the 2014 spring semester, earning a place on the dean's list at Briar Cliff University, Sioux City, Iowa Students must earn a GPA of 3.5 or higher and be full time students to be named to the list. Part time students carrying six or more credits per semester and earning a GPA of 3.5 or higher are also eligible for the dean's list.
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.