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A Mitchell man was injured Thursday when the motorcycle he was driving collided with a deer shortly before 5:30 a.m. west of Mitchell. Lucas Johnson, 23, of rural Mitchell, was driving a motorcycle eastbound in the 3100 block of West Havens Street when he crashed into a deer that came out of the ditch, according to Mitchell Police Officer Dan Fechner. Johnson was taken by ambulance to Avera Queen of Peace Hospital in Mitchell with minor injuries. The Mitchell Police Division and Mitchell Ambulance responded to the crash.
TYNDALL -- Tyndall native singer/songwriter Adayla Defiance will release her first original professionally recorded EP, "I Stood in This Place," during an album release concert at 7 p.m. on Friday at the Dakota Theatre in Yankton, with Zak McComas as opening act. Admission fee for the event is $3, which will go to the theater's restoration fund. All tickets are general admission. Children 12 and under get in free. "I Stood in This Place" is available in hard copies and MP3 format.
The Weekend Snackpack program in Mitchell could expand to serve junior high and high school students. An informational meeting about the expansion will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday in Room 103 of the First United Methodist Church in Mitchell. The public meeting will focus on the expansion of the Weekend Snackpack program as it begins coordination with the Dakota Wesleyan University Enactus team. The program is seeking further resources and a larger location to serve more children. The program has given more than $30,000 in food to local children.
The Davison County commissioners will meet in regular session at 9 a.m. Tuesday at the courthouse, 200 E. Fourth Ave., Mitchell. As part of Tuesday's meeting the commissioners will tour the renovations made at the county's North Annex. The former Central Electric Co-op building is being renovated as a new clinic for the county's community health nursing staff and as a site for future commission meetings. Tuesday's agenda includes: 9 a.m. Call to order, approval of past meeting minutes, citizen input. 9:30 a.m.
The Mitchell Board of Education will put the final touches on the 2012-2013 school year today when it meets at 5 p.m. in Room 116 at the Mitchell Career and Technical Education Academy, 821 N.
Sister Benedicta Long will celebrate her 50 years as a Benedictine sister at a reception from 1 to 4 p.m. on July 28 at St. Mary's Center, Elkton. The oldest of seven children in the family of the late Frank and Clara (Freidel) Long, she grew up in LONG Ethan. Her family attended Holy Trinity Church and Ethan School. In high school, Long began sending for information from various convents and received a letter from Mother Rose Marie Bierschbach, prioress of the new community in Pierre.
A charity poker run Saturday will benefit Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Mitchell Area. The Sabers Victory & V-Twin Poker Run will kick off at 11 a.m. Saturday in the parking lot of Sabers at 700 E. Kay Ave., Mitchell. Registration begins at 10 a.m. Advance registration is not required. "This the first time we've done this event in June," said Terry Sabers, the event's organizer. "We typically have about 150 riders or more and the weather this weekend is looking great." Each rider will pay a $20 entry fee.
A Mitchell man has been charged with possessing and distributing marijuana. Brian Lee Volk, 38, was indicted June 7 by a Davison County grand jury with one count of distributing 1 ounce or less of marijuana, a felony with a maximum penalty of two years in prison and a $4,000 fine. Volk is also charged with possession of less than 2 ounces of marijuana, a misdemeanor with a maximum penalty of one year in jail and a $2,000 fine. Volk is alleged to have committed the crimes in December, according to the indictment. Assistant Attorney General Katie Mallery is prosecuting the case. No court da
TABOR -- The 65th Annual Czech Days celebration starts Thursday in Tabor and lasts through Saturday. The 2013 Czech Days Queen candidates are Mariah Kostal, daughter of Bernie and Tania Kostal, of Tyndall; and Kelsey Sutera, daughter of Rich and Krista Sutera, of Tabor. The winner will be crowned at 9 p.m. Saturday in Beseda Miss Raquel Sutera, 2012 Czech Days Queen, along with Princess McKensie Sedlacek and Prince Bryce Dangler, will be present throughout the weekend. This year's event will be dedicated to the late Violet Zdenek Povondra during ceremonies that start at 3 p.m.