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A 45-year-old man is denying he violated the terms of his probation for an identity theft charge. Randall Putnam entered a written denial of his alleged violations in court Tuesday at the Davison County Public Safety Center. He was put on probation after being arrested and charged with identity theft in 2010. As part of his probation, Putnam is required to pay $867.33 in restitution. A hearing to settle the matter was scheduled for later this month.
The Davison County Drainage Board will meet in regular session at 8 a.m. today in the Commissioners' Room at the courthouse, 200 E. Fourth Ave., Mitchell. The agenda includes: * Tom Wegehaupt, listed on the agenda as a renter with the current owner Marlys Bernhard, in care of Florence Struck, have made application for a drain that has been constructed without a permit in the southeast quarter of Section 32 in Davison County, South Dakota. * Continue discussion on a possible amendment or replacement for the 1987 drainage ordinance.
A local man was arrested June 2 and charged with aggravated assault for his alleged involvement in the beating of another person outside a home in Mitchell. Bernard Drapeau, 30, was arrested after witnesses told Mitchell police they saw Drapeau outside the residence at 415 E. Seventh Ave. kicking another person repeatedly in the head while two others held the victim down, court documents say. According to Mitchell Police Detective Lt. Don Everson, the other two people involved in the attack have not been identified, but the investigation is ongoing.
A 38-year-old Pierre man was arrested June 2 in Mitchell after law enforcement found him passed out at the wheel of his running pickup outside the Kongo Klub. Chad Jay Whitley is charged with first-offense drunken driving and faces a maximum of one year in jail and a $2,000 fine. His blood alcohol content was found to be 0.194 at the time of his arrest, court documents say. The legal limit for driving in South Dakota is 0.08. Whitley has been released from jail on an unsecured $500 bond. He is scheduled to appear in court later this month.
SPENCER -- One person was injured when a dump truck crashed into a semitruck at about 7 a.m. Monday at Spencer Quarries. According to Hanson County Sheriff's Deputy Casey Tegethoff, the semitruck driver was transported by ambulance to Avera Queen of Peace Hospital in Mitchell with multiple broken ribs and a bruised and partially collapsed lung.
Numbers -- for budgets, project bids, and a $500,000 bond issue -- will take center stage Monday when the Mitchell Board of Education meets in regular session today, Monday, at 5 p.m. in Room 116 at the Mitchell Technical Institute's north campus, 821 N. Capital St., Mitchell. The agenda includes board consideration to: * Approve a resolution for the sale of $500,000 in Qualified Zone Academy Bonds, for the purpose of remodeling of the MTI north campus building at 821 N. Capital St. for the new Career and Technical Education Academy, which begins operation in the fall semester.
The Davison County commissioners will meet in regular session at 9 a.m. Tuesday in the commissioners' Room at the courthouse, 200 E. Fourth Ave., Mitchell. The agenda includes: 9 a.m.: Call to order, Pledge of Allegiance, approval of past meeting minutes. 9:30 a.m.: Chief Deputy Steve Brink, regarding a request for permission to apply for a grant (unspecified). 9:45 a.m.: Treasurer Brenda Veldheer, regarding staff probationary wage increases.
Police are still in search of the driver involved in an apparent hit-and-run between 7 a.m. and 9:32 a.m. Tuesday in Mitchell that left a large hole in a local family's camper. According to Mitchell police, a camper parked in the 200 block of East Douglas Avenue was struck by another vehicle, which tore a hole approximately 6 foot by 6 foot in the back corner of the camper. The force of the collision pushed the camper about 20 feet forward and up onto the curb, the police report says.
White Lake School District held a school board election Tuesday. Barb Beckmann and Duane Beckmann were the winners with 151 and 132 votes, respectively. Dave Reuland received 78 votes. Barb Beckmann and Duane Beckmann are newcomers to the board and will serve three-year terms starting in July. They will replace Becky Johnson and Kathy Styles.
Following is a look at entertainment options throughout the Mitchell region this weekend, as reported by individual establishments: Thursday Karaoke Thirsty's, Mitchell, will have Karaoke from 9:30 p.m. to close. Friday M/b> Karaoke Thirsty's, Mitchell, will have Karaoke from 9:30 p.m. to close. Saturday Lizzy and the Rockets Lizzy and the Rockets will be playing from 9:30 p.m. to close at Thirsty's in Mitchell. There is a $5 cover charge.