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Mitchell Regional Habitat for Humanity received a $15,000 donation from Wells Fargo, according to a news release. Through its Housing Foundation and Team Member Volunteer Program, Wells Fargo donated the funds and committed 60 hours of volunteer support to the local branch of the nonprofit. The funds will be used to complete construction of a new home at 1004 E. 1st Ave. in Mitchell, for Habitat partner homeowner, Amy Jorgensen, and her family, according a Wells Fargo news release. On Wednesday, Wells Fargo family and friends will host a work day from 5:30 to 8 p.m.
On Page A3 of Monday's edition, Adames Punt's name was misspelled in a photo cutline for the Tolsma family reunion that took place in Mitchell last Saturday.
The following cases were among those heard Tuesday during circuit court at the Davison County Public Safety Center. • Wesley Jarabek, 24, of Mitchell, entered a written denial of probation violation on a possession of controlled substance conviction; Judge Tim Bjorkman authorized work release from jail, medical release to get medications from a physician and a furlough of two hours to get work clothing; Bjorkman scheduled a court trial for July. • Alicia Mosser, 18, of Mitchell, pleaded not guilty to two charges of fourth-degree rape; she was accused in March of having consensual sex with tw
The South Dakota Department of Transportation says crack sealing operations will take place on several highways in the Mitchell area. The contractor will move from one project to the next in the following order: • Interstate 90: 22 miles, from Exit 296 (White Lake) to Exit 319 (Mount Vernon). Exits 296 and 308 and the White Lake Rest Areas will be crack sealed. Work began June 10 and will take about two weeks to complete. • Highway 45: 10 miles, from Kimball north. Approximate time to complete this route is four days. • Highway 47: 13 miles, from the Nebraska border north to Burke.
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Northwestern Division announced Tuesday it will reduce releases from Gavins Point Dam following heavy rain across parts of the Missouri River Basin, in an effort to lessen flood risk downstream. "Gavins Point Dam releases will be reduced from 30,000 cubic feet per second (cfs) to 12,000 cfs in response to increased tributary flows," said Jody Farhat, chief of the Missouri River Water Management Division.
A Mitchell man accused of fourth-degree rape pleaded guilty Tuesday to the charge. Zachary Dilley, 19, entered his plea during court at the Davison County Public Safety Center. Dilley is convicted of fourth-degree rape for having a consensual sexual experience with a teenager at least three years younger than him. Fourth-degree rape means the alleged victim was between 13 and 16 years old and the perpetrator is more than three years older than the victim. According to court documents, Dilley committed a sexual act with the victim between Aug. 1 and Sept.
CHAMBERLAIN -- Avery O. Thompson, Chamberlain, will celebrate his 93rd birthday on Friday, June 20. His family requests a card shower. Greetings may be sent to P.O. Box 267, Chamberlain, S.D., 57325.
The Mitchell Public Library will be closed June 23-24 for construction. The library will reopen at 10 a.m. on June 25.
From left, Adamef Punt, Roger Feenstra, Jim Tegethoff, Randy Breukelman and Mel Veurink enjoy each other's conversation Saturday during the Tolsma family reunion held near Lake Mitchell. Seven families were represented this year for the event that is held by a different family member or relative of the original Tolsma family every three years, dating back to 1977. Family members flew or drove in from Indiana and Idaho on Friday to celebrate the reunion this weekend.
MITCHELL -- Herb Uttecht, 78 of Mitchell, has received recognition of retirement award from the South Dakota School Transportation Association for his 10 years of service with Dietrich Bus Service in Mitchell. Uttecht farmed in the Corsica and Armour area for over 50 years, and worked on the Corsica School Board for 16 years before moving to Mitchell to drive bus for Bill Fergen, manager of the Dietrich Bus Service. "Herb did a heck of a job for me," Fergen said. "I hope I find more guys like Herb." Uttecht grew up driving semi-trucks while farming, but never thought he would drive bus.