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FREEMAN -- A 21-year-old man will be charged with driving under the influence and driving without a license after his vehicle rolled Sunday night outside Freeman. Craig Bland was driving a 1997 Buick LeSabre on 438th Avenue. He was driving too fast, said Hutchinson County Sheriff Jim Zeeb, when the vehicle fishtailed. Bland allegedly didn't slow down and the vehicle slid into the west ditch. When it hit the bottom of the ditch, the tires caught, and the vehicle rolled and landed on its tires. The Freeman Fire Department and Ambulance responded to the scene.
TRIPP -- The Hutchinson County Sheriff's Office has issued an arrest warrant for Chad Kendrich, 26, of Mississippi, for his involvement in an altercation Saturday near Tripp. One man was injured in a confrontation around 4 a.m. Saturday during a party at a rural home. The victim, whose name law enforcement declined to release, was treated at Landmann-Jungman Memorial Hospital/Avera Health in Scotland for what were described as superficial injuries. Hutchinson County Sheriff Jim Zeeb said Kendrich was living in the area because he was working at Trail King in Mitchell.
TRIPP -- One man was injured in a scuffle in rural Hutchinson County early Saturday. Sheriff Jim Zeeb would not give many details, but said an arrest is imminent following a "confrontation" between two men that sent one man to the hospital. Zeeb said a struggle occurred between two men around 4 a.m.
The Davison County Commission will hold an executive session during its meeting Tuesday. The closed-door session is set for 10:15 a.m. and is for an exit interview. The commissioners meet at 9 a.m. in the Davison County Commissioners' Room in the county courthouse, 200 E. Fourth Ave. The rest of the agenda includes: 9 a.m.: Call to order, Pledge of Allegiance, approve minutes, citizens' input and information-only items. 9:30 a.m.: Director of Equalization Kathy Goetsch on a wage increase for an employee. 9:45 a.m.: Treasurer Brenda Veldheer to discuss wages.
Q: Does the city of Mitchell maintain a site where residents can dispose of old and unused prescription drugs? A: There is a prescription container located in the lobby of the Mitchell Public Safety Building at the south end of downtown, according to Detective Lt.
Benefits specialists from the Department of Social Services' Division of Economic Assistance will be available from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday, May 10, at the itinerant office, Armour. For more information, contact Kristin Kellar at 773-3165.
The Davison County Highway Department has closed 403rd Avenue (Betts Road) from 250th Street south to Boyds' Gunstock Industries -- about a quarter-mile north of 254th Street. The road will be open to local access only while repairs are made.
The Mitchell Board of Education will hold a special board meeting at noon Monday in Room 116 at the north campus of Mitchell Technical Institute, 821 N. Capital St., to consider approving the final bid packages for the Trades Center Building project on the MTI south campus. With the bids approved, the project will come in at roughly $18.1 million, or about $400,000 less than the budgeted projection of $18.5 million. In a meeting memo to the school board, Superintendent Joe Graves noted the $400,000 remaining in the budget will be used for electronics to equip the new building.
No injuries were reported after a two-vehicle accident Friday evening at the corner of Duff Street and West Second Avenue in Mitchell. Sgt. Ryan Erickson of the Mitchell Police Department said Larry Kayser, 51, of Mount Vernon, was traveling south on Duff around 7:10 p.m. Isaiah Munsen, 17, of Mitchell, was traveling east on Second. Munsen failed to yield at the corner and was cited, Erickson said. Munsen's 2002 Chevy Trailblazer turned onto its side from the impact of the accident.
MOUNT VERNON -- A Farmers Alliance water truck partially tipped over around 1:30 p.m. Thursday about two miles north of Mount Vernon. According to Jim Morken, of Farmers Alliance, driver Greg Miller took a tight turn onto 397th Avenue and his rig's trailer wheels sank into the soft shoulder of 251st Street. There were no injuries. Morken had no estimate of damages to the truck.