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A Mitchell man pleaded not guilty Tuesday to fourth-degree rape. Kristopher Patrick Aslesen, 30, was indicted by a Davison County grand jury in March for allegedly committing a sexual act with a victim who was at least 13 years old but less than 16 years old. He appeared in court Tuesday at the Davison County Public Safety Center in Mitchell. Fourth-degree rape is a felony with a maximum penalty of 15 years in prison and a $30,000 fine. Aslesen is scheduled to stand trial in May.
MENNO -- A wooden barn was destroyed by a fire Tuesday at a farm southwest of Menno. The Menno Fire Department was notified of the fire at about 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, but by the time firefighters arrived the structure was already totally engulfed in flames, according to Menno firefighter John Huber. The structure was two miles south and one half-mile west of Menno. The address where the fire took place was not immediately available. Within an hour after firefighters arrived, the blaze was under control, Huber said.
Tonight will kick off this year's performances for the Bon Homme Community Easter Cantata, which is celebrating its 75th anniversary this year. The first performance will be at 7:30 p.m. today at St. Leo's Catholic Church in Tyndall. Upcoming performances, all at 7:30 p.m., include Sunday at Danzig Baptist Church in rural Avon, April 15 at St. John's Catholic Church in Wagner and April 20, Easter Sunday, at Emmanuel Reformed Church in Springfield.
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OLIVET -- A Friday fire at a farmstead about one mile north of Olivet destroyed several large pieces of farm equipment, but left a machine shed largely intact. According to Menno Fire Chief Scott Simonsen, firefighters were notified of the fire shortly before 4 a.m.
Tuesday is Election Day for many area school districts and cities, but in some cases elections were canceled because of uncontested races and other factors. Following are summaries of those canceled elections. City elections • Artesian: City finance officer Sue Richard was unopposed for a three-year term. • Avon: Councilors Dennis Dodge (Ward I), Don Kocmich (Ward II) and Mike Petrik (Ward II) are all uncontested and will serve three-year terms. • Burke: Garry Wetzler (Ward I), Vickie Dobesh (Ward II) and Mark Benter (Ward III) all submitted petitions and are unopposed fo
The city of Mitchell has started collecting curbside compost containers on the same day as residents' garbage collection, for those people who have signed up for compost collection. The containers must be curbside and filled only with compostable yard waste -- no tree branches, garbage or garbage bags. To add this service for $4 per month plus the cost of a container, call 995-8465. The compost drop-off site at 1405 W. Eighth Ave. will open Monday. Its hours are from 5 to 8 p.m. on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays and from 1 to 4 p.m.
ETHAN -- A high-speed pursuit early Saturday morning ended when a Davison County sheriff's deputy ended the chase for safety reasons. The chase began shortly after midnight, when Davison County Sheriff's Deputy Darin Moke attempted to stop a vehicle for speeding and erratic driving near the intersection of state Highway 37 and state Highway 42, about one mile west of Ethan, according to Davison County Chief Deputy Steve Harr. In less than 10 minutes, the chase covered 10 miles and speeds exceeded 90 mph, Harr said.
From approximately 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Tuesday, the 600 to 700 blocks of East Fifth Avenue and the 400 block of North Capitol Street in Mitchell will be closed.
Mount Vernon High School has released the honor roll for the third quarter of the academic year. MERIT HONOR ROLL (3.67 to 4.0) Seniors: Deric Denning, Rebecca Glanzer, Cote Hinker, Phillip Millar, Savannah Roberts. Juniors: Christopher Gortmaker, Ashley Graves, Haley Hinker, Haleigh Hoff, Cody Kluth, Charlie Mahaffey. Sophomores: Tate Deinert, Ashley Glanzer, Joseph Johnson, Kyle Koch, Cole Sonne, Emily Wieczorek. Freshmen: Erin Denning. HONOR ROLL (3.0 TO 3.66) Seniors: Olympia Amiday, Haley DeLancey, Caitlyn Dikoff, Kyle Kluth, Alisha Northrup, Johnathan Sweet. Juniors: Robert Beach