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ARMOUR -- A convicted murderer's request for a new trial has been denied. Judge Bruce Anderson filed his decision Monday regarding Lewis Ashker's petition. Ashker, who was convicted in 1986 for the murder of Delmont resident Jerry Plihal, argued last week DNA testing on hairs from the crime scene showed he was not there. Several hairs in evidence were tested at a laboratory in Arizona, but all tests were either inconclusive or showed certain hairs were Plihal's.
A Mitchell native is expanding his restaurant chain to Brookings. Cole Shawd is the creator and founder of Mixed Restaurant, which is promoted as an emerging brand in the fast-casual, made-to-order and better-for-you segment. It will open a Brookings location in May near South Dakota State University. Over the last 12 months, Sioux Falls-based Mixed has opened locations in Omaha and Rapid City. Besides the Brookings location, another Sioux Falls location is in development, as well as a location in Des Moines, Iowa.
Mitchell Police responded to a two vehicle collision Saturday at the intersection of Ohlman Street and 23rd Avenue that caused $10,000 worth of damage. Jean Gaulke, 63, of rural Mitchell, was traveling eastbound on 23rd Avenue at about 40 mph in her 2012 Dodge Journey as Tammy Davis, 56, of Mitchell, was traveling southbound on Ohlman Street at about 30 mph in her 2001 Saturn. Davis failed to yield at the stop sign and collided with Gaulke. Davis’s vehicle sustained $4,500 of damage and Gaulke’s vehicle $5,500.
Mitchell Police Department CAD Press Log 3/10/2014 From: 3/7/2014
The Mitchell High School Show Choir Friend De Coup took 2nd Runner up honors at the Wheaton Warrenville South High School Choral Classic on Saturday. Students from 30 schools representing 11 states performed Friday night and Saturday. Roughly 1,500 students appeared onstage over the course of the two days and about 4,000 people were on hand to see the some of the nation's best show choirs. Organizers said it was one of the highest attended performance events in the school's history.
The Mitchell Board of Education plans to go behind closed doors Monday night to evaluate Superintendent Joe Graves. The board's meeting agenda includes what's known as an "executive session," which is the term applied to a non-public portion of a meeting. State law allows -- but does not require -- executive sessions for "discussing the qualifications, competence, performance, character or fitness of any public officer." The board agenda cites that portion of state law as justification for the executive session.
The setting of spring load limits on county highways is on the agenda Tuesday for a regular meeting of the Davison County Commission. The meeting will begin at 9 a.m. at the courthouse in Mitchell. The agenda includes the following. • 9 a.m.: Call to order, Pledge of Allegiance, approval of minutes, citizens' input, informational items. • 9:30 a.m.: Board of Adjustment. • 9:45 a.m.: Approve three plats as recommended by planning and zoning. • 10 a.m.: Highway Superintendent Rusty Weinberg, regarding spring load limits and a probationary wage increase.
Tara Palmer, a native of Mitchell, has been named to the 2013 fall semester dean's list at University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa. Students must earn a grade point average of 3.50 or higher on carry 12 or more semester hours of graded course work and have no semester hours of incomplete or no grade reported.
South Dakota School of Mines and Technology, Rapid City, has released the 2013 fall semester dean's lIst. These area students were named to the list: Cody Buehner, Canistota; Jerald Farke, Armour; Drew Hinker, Woonsocket; William Hinker, Mitchell; Kyle Hohn, Parkston; Charli Kenzy, Iona; Kyle Koerner, Freeman; Adam Meaney, Mitchell; Jevin Meyerink, Platte; Zachary Scheuffele, Wagner; Aaron Schmitz, Gregory; Nathan Schmitz, Gregory; Taylor Schoenfelder, Dimock; Bryce Soulek, Lake Andes; Luke VanGerpen, Avon; Henry Wegehaupt, Dimock; Eric Willmott, Platte.