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Two juvenile boys were bitten by a dog Saturday morning around 8 a.m. at the Lake Mitchell Campground. The dog, a rottweiler and catahoula mix, was taken into custody by Mitchell Public Safety and will be examined. The boys sustained minor injuries and did not need to be transported to the hospital.
The Davison County commissioners will meet at 9 a.m. Tuesday in regular session at the courthouse, 200 E.
The Mitchell Board of Education will meet in regular session at 5 p.m. today in Room 116 at the Mitchell Technical Institute north campus, 821 N.
A proposal to convert a former Mitchell elementary school into an apartment complex with some possible businesses located there as well will come before the Mitchell Planning and Zoning Commission Monday. Brad Ciavarella is seeking a conditional use permit to construct apartment housing at 410 W. Second Ave., the old Whittier Elementary School. The building is zoned for neighborhood shopping. The school opened in 1935. It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1997.
CHAMBERLAIN -- Two people were taken to a Chamberlain hospital Thursday morning after a rollover crash on Interstate 90 east of Kimball. A Brule County Sheriff's Deputy responded to the crash at 8:26 a.m. near mile marker 289. Kimball Ambulance transported two people from the scene to Sanford Mid Dakota Hospital in Chamberlain. The Brule County Sheriff's Office refused to provide additional details Friday when contacted by The Daily Republic.
A Yankton man was arrested Wednesday night in Mitchell for his sixth drunken driving charge in 10 years. Mitchell Patrol Officer Kevin Yeo stopped 34-year-old William Hegstrom shortly after 10 p.m. when he spotted Hegstrom driving a Ford pickup in the 1200 block of North Main Street with the headlights off. Yeo allegedly noticed Hegstrom's speech was slurred and also smelled alcohol on his breath. Hegstrom allegedly failed a series of standardized sobriety tests and was arrested for drunken driving. Hegstrom is being held in the Davison County Jail with bond set at $2,500.
Three Mitchell men were arrested on drug charges Thursday morning after law enforcement executed a search warrant at a local residence. Kyle Anthony Schoenfelder, 22, was arrested for felony possession of a controlled substance and possession of less than 2 ounces of marijuana, a misdemeanor. According to Mitchell Police Detective Lt. Don Everson, investigators found methadone, Xanax and Adderall pills in an area of the residence belonging to Schoenfelder, who was not home during the search.
FORT THOMPSON -- Authorities in Fort Thompson are still in search of a 15-year-old girl who has been missing since 5 p.m. Friday. A statewide endangered persons report was issued at 3:15 p.m.
A former Alexandria woman will spend the rest of her life in prison for killing her husband, according to the Beatrice, Neb., Daily Sun. Susan DeJong, of Fairbury, Neb., killed her husband, Thomas DeJong, in March 2011 in their Fairbury home.
A raffle to benefit the Sehnert family, of Mitchell, is being sponsored by Ron's Bicycle and Locksmith Shop. Tickets for a Giant Boulder mountain bike will be available from LifeQuest employees, and at Ron's Bicycle and Locksmith Shop, the LifeQuest main building, Career Connections and Easy Come Easy Go. All proceeds will go to the Sehnert family to help with expenses due to their recent house fire, medical care and funeral costs. Jaxon Sehnert, 3, died April 21 following smoke inhalation he suffered during the house fire.