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The Davison County Commissioners are expected to consider a per-month plan to pay for its computer equipment Tuesday. The commissioners will hold their regular meeting Tuesday at 9 a.m. at the Davison County North Offices at 1420 N. Main St. The change would schedule the county's desktops, laptops and servers for replacement every three to five years, as opposed to each department currently coming to the commission when they need a replacement.
A look at news from around the region, as reported by weekly newspapers: Burke SCHOOL TO HOLD FUNDRAISER TO GET AIR CONDITIONING IN GYM: Live and silent auctions have been organized to help the Burke School District install air conditioning in its gym. The "Cool The School" event is being held Aug. 1 at the Burke school alumni golf tournament and Aug. 2 at the alumni banquet, in conjunction with the town's Dog Days celebrations.
•MHS Registration at Mitchell High School will be held from 9 a.m. to noon and from 1 to 4 p.m. on Aug. 4. Any students who did not receive registration packets should call the MHS office at 995-3034. Students new to the district must show a copy of a birth certificate and an immunization record during registration. Lockers will be assigned to all freshmen, new students and any other students who do not have assigned lockers.
The following cases were disposed in Davison County Magistrate Court between May 12 and May 26. • Cole James Searing, 19, Mitchell; speeding on other roadways, $79 fine, $66 costs. • Brooks Lee Pietz, 23, Mitchell; ingest intoxicant other than alcoholic beverage, $400 fine, $84 costs; 60 days in jail; all jail time suspended when he provided a clean UA; conditions: imprisoned in county jail; pay all jail and medical expenses incurred; have no like offenses; obey all laws; pay fines, costs and fees; pay restitution through Clerk of Courts; repay court appointed attorney fees. • Charles Monro
PIERRE, S.D. — Twenty emergency and domestic violence shelters in 15 South Dakota communities will find financial operations a little easier with the help of $513,761 in grant funding through the South Dakota Housing Development Authority (SDHDA). The Emergency Solutions Grants (ESG) Program is a federal program through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, administered by SDHDA.
A Mitchell police officer recently graduated from the FBI National Academy Program at Quantico, Va. Sgt. Scott Walton was among 220 law enforcement officers in the 255th session of the National Academy, which consisted of men and women from 46 states.
One woman and a minor are in Mitchell's hospital after suffering serious, non-life threatening injuries Wednesday in a one-vehicle rollover crash. Nadine Schorn, 63, of Wolsey, was driving south on state Highway 37 when she became distracted and entered the median about two miles north of the Davison County line in Sanborn County, said Highway Patrol Trooper Cory Nordquist. "We don't know what distracted her yet, but she was distracted," he said. She hit a pole in the median, which grabbed her attention, and she started to brake in the median.
Following is a look at entertainment options throughout the Mitchell region this weekend, as reported by individual establishments: Thursday DJ Thirsty’s, Mitchell, will have DJ karaoke from 9:30 p.m. to close. Vocal, acoustic music Vocal and acoustic guitar performers from 5:30 to 7 p.m., no cover, at Cornerstone Coffee House & Deli in Mitchell. Ryan Stahle and Chris Miller Ryan Stahle and Chris Miller will perform from 6 to 8 p.m. at Blarney’s in Mitchell. Friday DJ Thirsty’s in Mitchell will have a DJ from 9:30 p.m.
Rep. Tona Rozum, R-Mitchell, recently presented two checks to the Wessington Springs Tornado Relief Fund on behalf of Mitchell organizations. The donations were $7,500 from the Mitchell Area Charitable Foundation and $1,000 from the Mitchell Rotary Club. — Source: Wessington Springs Area Development Corporation