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FORESTBURG — A fire destroyed a home in Forestburg early Friday morning. The fire occurred at 4:40 a.m. on the north side of town at a home located at 151 N. Douglas Street. Sanborn County Sheriff's Deputy Ryan Rook said the entire house burned and fell into the basement. The fire was being fought for the remainder of the morning and the site was smoldering for about six hours, Rook said. The fire departments of Woonsocket, Artesian and Letcher responded to the fire.
In an Oct. 17 article that began on Page A1 relating to Joop Bollen and Northern Beef Packers, The Daily Republic quoted Los Angeles management consultant David Kang's statement that attorney Jeff Sveen of Aberdeen was "one of Joop's partners." Sveen has since advised The Daily Republic that he is not one of Joop's partners. Accordingly, The Daily Republic retracts its statement that Sveen was a partner of Joop Bollen.
Time to get the snow shovels out. The Mitchell area is expected to receive 3 to 5 inches of snow Saturday, according to Todd Heitkamp, meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Sioux Falls. An area that includes Gregory, Jerauld, Sanborn, Brule, Aurora, Davison and Charles Mix counties is in a winter weather advisory from midnight to 3 p.m. Saturday. “It will be nothing more than an inconvenience for people who are out traveling Saturday,” Heitkamp said. “This won’t be a major snow.” Mitchell has an 80 percent chance of snow for Saturday, according to the National Weather Service.
WAGNER -- A search warrant executed on a vehicle in Wagner earlier this month produced items often used in the production of methamphetamine, according to court documents. A Wagner police officer pulled over a vehicle during the first week of November because the driver was a known meth user and a suspect in other meth manufacturing cases.
Two local businesses will help raise food for the Mitchell Area Food Pantry on Nov. 19. Photography Unlimited and Becky Moore State Farm will host Santa Claus from 3:15 to 6 p.m. at 1204 S. Burr St. in Mitchell for photos. Each photo is $7, but if patrons bring canned goods, the photo is $6. All food and photo fees are donated to the Mitchell Area Food Pantry.
A two-car accident Wednesday in northern Mitchell resulted in no injuries. Mitchell Police Officer Russ Stevenson said the accident occurred just before noon at the intersection of North Kimball Street and East 15th Avenue. A 2003 Toyota Avalon, driven by Elaine Goldammer, 81, of Mitchell, was northbound on North Kimball Street and waiting to turn west on East 15th Avenue when her car was rear-ended by a 2013 Ford Fusion, driven by Lester Neugebauer, 56, of Mitchell. The front of Neugebauer's Fusion sustained about $4,500 worth of damage, Stevenson estimated.
HOWARD — Two of Howard Elementary School's top officials accepted a 2014 National Blue Ribbon Award on Tuesday during a ceremony in Washington, D.C. Elementary Principal Chris Noid and Counselor Michaela Bourn traveled to the nation's capital to receive the first National Blue Ribbon Award ever for the district. "I'm just very proud of the teachers, the students and the community for their support and for working hard and maintaining the idea that we have high expectations," Noid said Tuesday in a phone interview with The Daily Republic.
The attorney general's office has identified the woman and officer involved in Saturday's police shooting in Mitchell. Attorney General Marty Jackley said the woman who was involved in an officer-involved weekend shooting died Monday night. Joy Ann Sherman, 52, Mitchell, died in a Sioux Falls hospital as a result of the injuries she received from the Saturday incident, according to a Monday evening press release from the attorney general’s office.
No one was injured Monday morning when a 2008 Ford Ranger lost control and rolled off Interstate 90 near the South Burr Street exit. Mitchell Police Officer John Badker said Cesar Restrepo, of Jacksonville, Fla., was traveling eastbound on I-90 in a 2008 Ford Ranger pickup around 10:20 a.m. Monday. Badker said when Restrepo's vehicle crossed the bridge, it began sliding due to slippery road conditions, and when one of the wheels caught on the solid ground off the road's shoulder, the vehicle flipped over.
WOONSOCKET — Icy roads claimed a $100,000 semi-truck on Monday morning in Sanborn County, as an empty truck and trailer slid off the road and rolled over. According to authorities, the incident occurred Monday morning at 8:46 a.m. on State Highway 34, two miles east of the junction where State Highway 37 continues north to Huron. A 2015 Kenworth truck and trailer driven by Darren Smith, of Brandon, for Stan's Trucking of Alpena, was traveling west at the time.