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FREEMAN -- National Endowment for the Arts Chairman Jane Chu announced plans to award 66 “Our Town” grants totaling $5.073 million and reaching 38 states in the Our Town program's fourth year of funding. Freeman Arts/Earth Center proposal, featuring Freeman’s cultural and agricultural community, is among 66 projects selected nationwide. The center will use a $150,000 grant to determine the feasibility of a facility incorporating a producing greenhouse configuration with an arts center capable of supporting the area’s strong and vibrant arts, heritage and agricultural traditions. “The
Warrants have been issued for the arrest of the following people for felony crime charges: • Trevor John Kurvers, 25, of St.
A Mount Vernon man who was accused of felony child abuse for punching his 5-year-old has pleaded guilty to simple assault, which is a misdemeanor. Kip Gearey, 32, entered his plea earlier this week. In December, the Mount Vernon School District reported a student had possibly been abused. Upon investigation, law enforcement learned Geary allegedly punched his 5-year-old son in the head. However, he took a plea agreement on Monday and pleaded guilty to simple assault.
A Florida man was sentenced on Tuesday to 90 days in jail for stealing from Cabela's in Mitchell. Yuseff Elias, 28, of Miami, Fla., pleaded guilty in May to grand theft. He was arrested in December after playing a part in taking more than $8,000 worth of merchandise from Cabela's. In exchange for his guilty plea to grand theft, an identity theft charge was dropped. On Tuesday, during court at the Davison County Public Safety Center in Mitchell, Elias was sentenced to 90 days in jail and one year of probation.
A Mitchell man is charged with felony escape when he ran from an officer after being arrested for misdemeanor charges. Mason Jorgensen, 19, was arrested July 9 for an arrest warrant out of Hanson County. Mitchell Police Officer Pat Marler responded to a noise complaint on the 100 block of East Third Avenue and detained Jorgensen while he checked for warrants.
What’s 102 years old and carries a handful of hobos through the Corn Palace Stampede Parade in Mitchell? If you said grandma, you’re wrong. It’s South Dakota State University’s Bummobile! This 1912 Ford Model T is fully restored and ready for the road. The Bummobile and her trusty traveling bums will be in Mitchell on Saturday to promote Hobo Day 2014, which will be held Oct. 25 in Brookings. The Hobo Day parade begins at 9:30 a.m., and kickoff against Youngstown State is at 2 p.m.
The city of Mitchell Street Department will be chip-sealing the following streets today: 300 to 600 blocks of North Iowa Street; Innovative Drive, Sharpstone Drive, 800 to 1000 blocks of North Gamble Street; 400 to 600 blocks of West First Avenue. Please have all vehicles removed from the street by 7 a.m. today and refrain from parking on street until all work is completed. In case of inclement weather, the schedule may be changed. — Source: City of Mitchell Street Department
Charlene Berke, director of the Cancer Center, and Kathy Schoenfelder, RN, will present a program on sun safety, skin cancer detection, prevention and other topics at noon today at James Valley Community Center, Mitchell. A skin cancer screening machine will also be available. Nurses will be available for a free blood pressure screening starting at 1:15 p.m. — Source: James Valley Community Center
The South Dakota Department of Transportation is advising motorists that durable pavement marking will be applied on a portion of Highway 37 from Mitchell south for 29 miles. The work will begin on Thursday. The pavement marking will be applied to each edge line and the centerline separately. The hours of operation are restricted to 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. The work will be completed using a mobile operation and is expected to take two weeks to complete. Traffic will be controlled using signs and arrow boards and delays should be minimal.
A Sioux Falls man sentenced for child abuse in 2013 admitted Tuesday to violating his probation and was given jail time. Christopher Dreyer, 22, admitted he did not find a psychiatrist and medical doctor when he moved to Sioux Falls last year, which was a part of the terms of his probation.