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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.
Mitchell police were involved in a shooting on Saturday night that resulted in one person being critically injured, according to authorities. According to a press release from the Mitchell Department of Public Safety, Mitchell Police officers responded to reports of an intoxicated subject threatening suicide with a firearm, at a motel in the 1200 block of South Burr Street.
Mitchell Department of Public Safety officials issued a release around 8:30 p.m. Saturday saying the area of the 1200 block of South Burr in Mitchell is now safe.
WHITE LAKE — Sylvia Geppert, White Lake, will celebrate her 95th birthday on Monday, Nov. 17. Her family requests a card shower. Greetings may be sent to Aurora Brule Nursing Home, 408 S. Johnston, White Lake, S.D., 57383.
JOHN PAUL II ELEMENTARY SCHOOL Monday — Chicken nuggets, mashed potatoes with country gravy, peas, orange, milk. Tuesday — Veteran's Day, no school. Wednesday — Soft shell taco, lettuce, cheese, cornbread, refried beans, pineapple, milk. Thursday — French toast, sausage patty, broccoli, apple juice, milk. Friday — Cheese pizza, jello, carrots, fruit, chocolate milk. MITCHELL ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS Monday — BBQ chicken fla
A Mitchell man has been charged with arson following a Thursday night fire on Mitchell's Main Street. Stephen Seltz, 30, was arrested Friday for first-degree arson and aggravated assault in connection with the fire, according to authorities. Chief of Public Safety Lyndon Overweg said the fire started around 8:45 p.m. at 304 N. Main St., a three-story building that includes apartments and businesses. Overweg said no one was injured because of the fire. "It's very fortunate," he said. Seltz was a tenant of 304 N. Main St., Apartment 200.