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A 49-year-old Mitchell woman is charged with aggravated assault after allegedly using a knife to cut her boyfriend across the chest. Natalie Deaton was arrested June 5 after Mitchell police responded to a domestic dispute at a residence at 1901 Loma Linda Drive.
The 15th annual Mitchell Heart and Sole Cancer Walk and Run raised $60,000 to support those battling cancer locally. Mary Nutter, co-chairwoman of last Friday's event, said some donations will continue to trickle in but the first figures are approximately $60,000. The evening consisted of honoring cancer survivors, 5K and 10K runs, a pie auction, raffle drawings and fireworks to cap the evening, with 100 teams participating in the event's activities. "We'd like to thank our sponsors and teams for making it a great event again this year," Nutter said.
Mitchell firefighter paramedics attended to 5-year-old Isabelle Buss at 12:46 p.m. Tuesday following a vehicle-pedestrian accident at 1214 E. Second Ave. in Mitchell, the home of her neighbor Lance Buum . According to Mitchell Patrol Officer Russ Stevenson, Buum was backing his Chevrolet pickup out of his driveway when Buss, who lives at 1220 E. Second Ave ., dashed from her family's van and ran behind the truck. "Some witnesses said the rear wheel of the truck ran over her stomach," said Stevenson, but there were also conflicting reports.
Lyman School District and the city of Howard held elections Tuesday and the following are the unofficial results. Lyman School District elected Marlene Reuman, Meta Halverson and Mike Chester to the school board for three-year terms. The city of Howard elected Andrew Dold as mayor, which is a two-year term, and Mary E. Leary as Ward 1 councilwoman.
Lyman School District and the city of Howard will hold elections today. Lyman School District has five people running for three 3-year seats on the school board -- Marlene Reuman, Meta Halverson and Kris Cleveland are all incumbents, challenged by Mike Chester and Susan Thompson. The city of Howard will elect a mayor and ward 1 councilperson. Current Mayor Andrew Dold is being challenged by Donald M. Arens, who currently holds a Ward 1 council seat. Ward 1 councilman Lynn Borgers is being challenged by Mary E. Leary.
The National School Lunch Program gives free lunches to children from families with incomes below 130 percent of poverty level and reduced price meals to those with incomes between 130 and 185 percent of the poverty guidelines. For July 1, 2011, to June 30, 2012, 130 percent of the poverty level is $29,055 for a family of four and 185 percent is $41,348. According to the Mitchell School District report card, during the 2010-11 school year 46 percent of elementary students were eligible for free or reduced lunches, 40 percent of middle school students were eligible, and 25 percent of
The YWCA Kids Klub will host Begindergarten Boost for 5-year-olds this fall. The program will make the current Gertie Belle Rogers begindergarten a full-day program facilitated by a licensed teacher. It will give a jump start on kindergarten readiness and social interaction. Spots are limited. For information, call the YWCA at 996-4311.
The 2012 Mitchell March for Babies raised about $20,000 for the March of Dimes earlier this spring, according to a news release from the organization. The event included a raffle with 52 items donated by local merchants. This newly added activity brought in $1,400. The March of Dimes is a leading nonprofit organization focusing on pregnancy and infant health.
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- U.S. Sen. Tim Johnson urged his colleagues Monday to work together to pass the next farm bill. Johnson, D-S.D., said it would give certainty to farmers, save taxpayers more than $23 billion over the next 10 years and support millions of jobs. He is a member of the Agriculture Appropriations Subcommittee. "With this bill, we are taking several important steps in making our farm support system more responsive to actual need rather than sending payments to producers no matter what they grow," Johnson said in his speech on the Senate floor.
With the move of Central Electric Cooperative to its new headquarters building on Betts Road only weeks away, the pressure is mounting on the Davison County commissioners to come up with workable plan for sharing the space at 1420 N. Main St. when the county moves in later this summer. The county has committed to purchasing the building for $575,000. The space will be divided between the community health nurses and other county offices.