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Davison County Auditor Susan Kiepke said Monday that commission Vice Chairman Jerry Fischer does not automatically fill the vacancy created by the recent death of board chairman David Weitala. According to state law, the commissioners must vote on a successor for chairman and -- in the event Fischer is selected as chairman -- for a vice chairman. "If there is a vacancy for the chair or vice chair from any cause," says a state law quoted by Kiepke, "the board shall elect another chair or vice chair." Kiepke also said that information The Daily Republic received from a commissioner and publis
A Mitchell man was arrested Jan. 11 after police allegedly found evidence during a search of his apartment that he had been selling marijuana. Trevor Jacob Kohlrus, 19, was arrested after Mitchell police conducted a parole search of his apartment and reportedly found several bags of marijuana, including three individually packaged bags.
Scott Studer and his neighbors will bring a proposal on a rezoning plan to the Mitchell Planning and Zoning Commission today. Studer, the owner of Palace Motorsports, wants to rezone a section of a lot behind the business.
The Davison County commissioners, still in mourning after the death of former chairman David Weitala Tuesday, will consider the orderly transfer of that job to vice chairman Jerry Fischer this week and the selection of a new vice chairman. With four commissioners until a replacement is named, Auditor Susan Kiepke will be empowered to cast a deciding vote in case of ties, according to Commissioner John Claggett. The meeting begins at 9 a.m. Tuesday in the Commissioners' Room at the courthouse, 200 E.
A Mitchell woman pleaded guilty Friday to possessing a controlled substance. Tina Whitmore, 33, admitted to having oxycodone in her possession on Dec. 9 when she was admitted to Avera Queen of Peace Hospital in Mitchell. She told Judge Timothy Bjorkman she had a lapse after she got out of treatment and had oxycodone pills. Bjorkman ordered a pre-sentence investigation and scheduled sentencing for March.
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Judge Timothy Bjorkman sentenced a Mitchell woman to three years in prison for possession of a controlled substance and violating probation. Brandy Scholl, 32, pleaded guilty most recently to possessing amphetamines in August 2011, which was a violation of her probation on a suspended imposition of sentence. "I do recognize I do have a problem and want to get help for it," Scholl said to Bjorkman. "I want to get this all past me and get home to my children and my husband.
The Sioux Falls man involved in a high-speed pursuit Monday near Mitchell has been scheduled to appear in court later this month. Joseph J. Rizzo, 29, was charged at his initial court appearance Tuesday with eluding law enforcement, driving with a suspended license, no insurance and possession of drug paraphernalia. He will appear in court again next week. Rizzo was arrested by the South Dakota Highway Patrol after leaving Farmers Co-op in White Lake without paying for his gasoline and leading law enforcement on a high-speed pursuit.
2000: 425.6 2001: 370.6 2002: 308.75 2003: 427.35 2004: 539.5 2005: 470.05 2006: 312.34 2007: 542.08 2008: 585.2 2009: 706.68 2010: 569.7 2011: 653.4 Corn acres planted in South Dakota, in millions of acres, each year since 2000: 2000: 4.3 2001: 3.8 2002: 4.45 2003: 4.4 2004: 4.65 2005: 4.45 2006: 4.5 2007: 4.95 2008: 4.75 2009: 5.0 2010: 4.55 2011: 5.2 Corn-for-grain prices received, in dollars pe
A Minneapolis architectural firm unveiled numerous possible changes Monday for Mitchell's Corn Palace.