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OACOMA -- Seven franchised Choice International Hotels in South Dakota, including the Quality Inn in Oacoma, recently received the 2014 Gold Hospitality Award from the company. The other awardees are the Quality Inn, Hill City; Quality Inn and Suites, Sioux Falls; Sleep Inn and Suites, Rapid City; Econo Lodge, Custer; Rodeway Inn and Suites, Spearfish; and Cambria Suites, Rapid City. According to Choice International Hotels, the properties are selected based on demonstrating "an extraordinary focus on guest satisfaction and dedication to providing superior service." Additional award criteria
Dakota Wesleyan University invited high school seniors to campus Feb. 21 for its annual Presidential Scholarship Day. Twenty-two students with outstanding academic records, leadership potential and a commitment to service were all recognized as Presidential Scholars during a luncheon in their honor. To apply, students must have a minimum of a 3.0 GPA, 21 ACT or 980 SAT.
Here are bankruptcy filings in U.S. Bankruptcy Court, District of South Dakota, for March 13 through March 19. Individuals can file Chapter 7 petitions (asking that debts be liquidated); Chapter 12 (a simplified reorganization method for farmers and ranchers whose gross debt does not exceed $1.5 million); and Chapter 13 (a plan to repay some debts in three to five years). Businesses can file Chapter 11 petitions to reorganize their debts under a court-approved plan for repayment. • Aberdeen: Janis Kay Poirier, Chapter 7; Thomas R.
STICKNEY -- The Aurora County Sheriff's Office is investigating a break-in that occurred either late Monday night or early Tuesday morning at Stickney Lanes, a bowling alley in Stickney. According to Deputy Roman Briggs, the person, or persons, involved gained access to the building, located at 316 Main St., by prying open the front door with some type of tool.
There will be no contested races for seats on the Mitchell City Council in the June 3 election. Ward 1 Councilman Steve Rice, Ward 2 Councilman Dave Tronnes and Ward 4 Councilwoman Susan Tjarks are have all filed their petitions for re-election, according to Mitchell Finance Officer Marilyn Wilson. Former Councilman Dan Allen has also filed a petition for the Ward 3 seat being vacated by Councilman Phil Carlson, who is not seeking re-election. With only one candidate for each of the four seats up for election, those who have filed will be automatically elected and their names will not appea
The following cases were among those heard Tuesday during circuit court at the Davison County Public Safety Center. • Ian Bremel-Allen, 34, of Hayfork, Calif., pleaded not guilty to two counts of possession of a controlled substance, possession or use of drug paraphernalia, possession of 1-10 pounds of marijuana, possession with the intent to distribute 1 pound or more of marijuana, and distribute/manufacture a controlled substance.
WHITE LAKE -- No one was injured in a crash Monday afternoon north of White Lake involving a semi and another vehicle carrying six children from school. According to Aurora County Sheriff's Deputy Roman Briggs, both vehicles were heading north on 374th Avenue when the vehicle carrying six children, plus a driver, attempted to turn west onto 248th Street, about four miles north of White Lake, when the rear of the vehicle was struck by the semi and then thrown into the ditch. Briggs declined to release the names of any of the people involved in the crash, but said the driver of the semi was ti
GANN VALLEY -- No injuries were reported and no structures were burned in a 160-acre prairie land fire southwest of Gann Valley on Monday, according to an area fire official...
South Dakota Highway Patrol arrested three people Sunday on drug charges during a traffic stop at exit 332 in Mitchell. The arrests occurred after the highway patrol received a call...