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A Mitchell woman pleaded not guilty Tuesday to possession of a controlled substance. Alura Richey, 18, entered her plea during court at the Davison County Public Safety Center. At first she didn't appear and Judge Tim Bjorkman issued a bench warrant and set a cash only bond for $2,500. She later showed up and said she attempted to contact her attorney, Phil Carlson, Tuesday morning but he had left the office already for court. Richey said she had been ill recently with a fever and chills, and had been to the doctor.
CANOVA -- Waldo and Jean Johanson, Canova, will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary on Saturday, Aug. 31. A card shower is requested. Greetings may be sent to Box 193, Canova, S.D., 57321.
A Mitchell woman will serve prison time for possession of methamphetamine. Judge Tim Bjorkman sentenced April Drapeaux, 32, to three years in prison Tuesday during court at the Davison County Public Safety Center. Her attorney, Donna Bucher, told the judge Drapeaux "is clearly suffering from an addiction problem." She requested a stay to allow Drapeaux to enter and complete treatment.
DEAR DR. ROACH: Please discuss the benefit of exercise for treatment of Parkinson's disease. I am a 78-year-old woman who was diagnosed with PD in March and given a prescription for carbidopa/levodopa. A second opinion in June confirmed the diagnosis, but I am reluctant to start taking the meds. I work out on a recumbent cross-training stair climber for 50 minutes, plus other machines, three days a week. I do aqua aerobics on alternate days. Is this voluntary exercise beneficial as a treatment for PD?
A Mitchell woman convicted of possession of a controlled substance in July will be allowed to enter drug treatment prior to being sentenced. Brianna Sonnenburg, 24, was scheduled to be sentenced Tuesday but has been recommended for a drug treatment program, according to her attorney, Rebecca Millan, and is waiting for confirmation on the date a bed will be available. In April, Sonnenburg was arrested after law enforcement found methamphetamine and marijuana in her residence at 1116 E. First Ave., Lot 39.
Dear Heloise: I have an expensive dutch oven (enamel over cast iron, I think), and I have been unable to clean the food stains inside. Please help. -- Marilyn W., via email
On Tuesday, Sept. 3, contractor Knife River Midwest will close the Interstate 90 eastbound on-ramp at Exit 332 in Mitchell. The on-ramp at Burr Street and I-90 eastbound in Mitchell will be closed so crews can remove the existing concrete, rework the grade and place new concrete pavement in the area. Motorists in Mitchell wanting to go east on I-90 will need to use Exit 330 or Exit 335. Motorists traveling on Burr Street will be detoured to Exit 335 on Riverside Road via Highway 38.
HISSES to the possibility that the D.C. Booth Historic National Fish Hatchery is closing. The Associated Press reported last week that the hatchery, located in Spearfish, is one of several across the country targeted for closure due to federal budget cuts. This is difficult to hear, since the hatchery has been such a great attraction for the city of Spearfish, and since it is just a cool, neat place.
WASHINGTON -- In my mother's telling, I exist because of the March on Washington.
A 27-year-old man was given another break Tuesday when Judge Tim Bjorkman allowed him to remain on probation and serve some local jail time, rather than go to state prison, after he admitted to using drugs in violation of his probation in March. Blair Margiotti was convicted of fourth-degree rape in 2012 and received a suspended five-year prison sentence. He has since admitted to using methamphetamine after he tested positive for the drug while on probation. "This is a very close case you present to me," Bjorkman said prior to sentencing Tuesday.