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Three vehicles and an enclosed utility trailer were vandalized overnight earlier this week and the crime is the Mitchell Area Crime Stoppers "Crime of the Week." During the overnight hours of Tuesday into Wednesday, a person vandalized two vehicles and a trailer in the 400 block of West Fourth Avenue in Mitchell.
Several area towns will hold annual summer events this weekend. Kimball's Desperado Days begins at 5 p.m. today and runs through Sunday. Events include a kids' obstacle course, a chainsaw artist and Texas Hold 'Em today; kids' games, an oldtime costume contest and an ice cream social Saturday; and cowboy church and French toast breakfast on Sunday. For a complete listing of events, visit kimballsd.org. Chamberlain-Oacoma will hold Crazy Days today and Saturday.
LAKE ANDES -- A grocery delivery truck rolled over around 4:30 p.m. Wednesday one mile south of Lake Andes on state Highway 50, according to the Charles Mix County Sheriff's Office. The driver received minor lacerations. The Lake Andes Fire Department, Lake Andes Ambulance, Charles Mix County Sheriff's Office and the South Dakota Highway Patrol responded to the scene. No further information was available prior to publication of this edition.
MILLTOWN -- A reported rape July 16 near Milltown is not likely to result in a prosecution. Hutchinson County State's Attorney Glenn Roth said Wednesday the apparent victim had inconsistencies in her story and then became uncooperative. Roth said the victim is from out of state. He expects the South Dakota Division of Criminal Investigation to do follow-up interviews soon, but said "based on the information received so far, with the inconsistencies and uncooperativeness from the victim, there's likely not going to be any further action."
WAGNER -- Organizer Frances Zephier, of Lake Andes, has announced a time change for a memorial walk Monday in Wagner to honor the late Rielee Lovell. The Rielee Lovell 5K Memorial Walk will start at 4:30 p.m.
People in the Mitchell, Bonesteel and Gregory areas are among those who will benefit from nine federal transportation grants that will be sent to South Dakota. Palace Transit in Mitchell will receive $240,000 to replace buses in its fleet that have met or exceeded their useful lives. Rural Office of Community Services (ROCS) Transit in Lake Andes, a provider of rural transit services, will receive $152,000 to replace vehicles in the cities of Bonesteel and Gregory that have met or exceeded their useful life. The total funding for all South Dakota recipients, announced Tuesday, i
WHITE LAKE -- Two Georgia residents were injured in a single-vehicle rollover crash at about 6:40 a.m. Monday on Interstate 90 about three miles east of White Lake. Tamika Jackson, 36, was driving west with passenger Darnell Ellison, 39, in an SUV towing a trailer when she drove into the south median, overcorrected, then ran across the road into the north ditch and rolled, authorities said.
Firefighters from Mount Vernon and Mitchell responded to a fire at 2:13 a.m. Sunday at 40322 253rd St. and were able to contain it by about 8:30 a.m. The units were called back in about 9 a.m. and were able to quickly contain the fire once more. Units were called in at 1 p.m. and returned after 4 p.m. with the fire contained. The fire was near a shelter belt, where there are piles of wood and stumps, according to the Mitchell Fire Division.
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, citizen input. 9:30 a.m. New malt beverage and wine license hearing. 9:45 a.m. Closed executive session with Jail Administrator Don Radel, regarding an employee termination. 9:55 a.m. Open session with Radel regarding the reclassification of employees. 10:05 a.m.
The Mitchell Board of Education will hold its annual meeting starting at 5 p.m.