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Davison County Treasurer's office reminds taxpayers that the first half of the 2013 real estate taxes and mobile home taxes due in 2014 are due by April 30 in the Treasurer's Office. Payments may be made on davisoncounty.org/wordpress1/treasurer website or mailed with a copy of your tax notice to 200 E. Fourth Ave., Mitchell, S.D. 57301. Envelopes must have an April 2014 postmark to avoid interest charges. Please bring tax notices when making payments.
A Mitchell pharmacist accused of stealing prescription drugs from a local pharmacy has waived his right to a speedy trial. Jim Buechler, 59, was scheduled for court three times in March and April, but the case was continued at the request of his attorney.
A Mitchell man is accused of committing sex acts with a teenage girl. Jonathon Talbott, 23, is charged with fourth-degree rape, which means the alleged victim was between 13 and 16 years old and the perpetrator is more than three years older than the victim. An arrest warrant has been issued for Talbott, but he has not been arrested, according to court documents.
SCOTLAND -- Work to replace a bridge on Highway 2 in Bon Homme County is scheduled to begin April 21, according to the South Dakota Department of Transportation. Dakota Contracting Corp., of Sioux Falls, will begin work to replace the current bridge, located three miles west of Scotland on County Highway 2, with a box culvert. The road will be closed to all traffic in the area of the construction and motorists will need to find an alternate route. The $322,000 project is schedule to be complete by Sept.
“The Living Last Supper” will be performed at 7 p.m. today and Thursday at Trinity Lutheran Church, Mitchell. Actors and their roles are, from left: Shane Taylor, as Nathaniel; Dusty...
ABERDEEN — Northern State University will hold an opening reception for art student Lindsay Ciavarella’s exhibit from 6 to 8 p.m. on Thursday at the campus Student Center gallery. Her...
The Mitchell Fire Division responded to a fire in a pole shed Tuesday afternoon north of Mitchell. Assistant Fire Chief Paul Morris said firefighters had the fire out within three minutes of arriving on scene at 40792 247th St. "It was isolated to a very small area," Morris said. A welding machine and some items around it caught fire, but Morris said it is unclear how they caught fire. He said the welder was plugged in but not turned on.
SALEM -- A Madison man died in a car accident west of Salem on Tuesday afternoon, authorities said. South Dakota Highway Patrol Trooper Aaron Hanson said at about 3:45 p.m. Tuesday, Gerald Kenneth Ottoson, 60, was driving a straight truck hauling fertilizer westbound on 252nd Street out of Salem. About 1 1/2 miles west of Salem, Hanson said the driver's side front tire blew out, and the vehicle crossed the center line before entering the south ditch.
GANN VALLEY -- One farmstead was threatened by a prairie fire Tuesday afternoon southwest of Gann Valley. No one was injured in the fire, and the fire never hit farm buildings. Dave Gaulke, president of Gann Valley's fire association, said a controlled burn from Monday likely reignited Tuesday and started the 100-acre prairie and cornstalk fire. With high winds Tuesday, the fire spread quickly, Gaulke said. Gann Valley had four trucks respond to the fire and Kimball's fire department sent three trucks.
The city of Mitchell will be holding a special collection of furniture and appliances only during the week of April 21-25. These items will be collected on regular garbage collection day during that week. During that week, the City of Mitchell will be collecting oversized items set out on the curb. Please note that collection of furniture and appliances will be curbside only. We will not collect in alleys. During the week of April 19-26, the city residents will be able to dump pickup sized loads at the landfill free of charge.