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Friend de Coup is off to a “spectacular” start. The Mitchell High School show choir group traveled to Omaha, Nebraska, for its first competition of the season over the weekend. The competition was called Westside Competition of Excellence, and according to the group’s director, Jen Randall, Friend de Coup performed very well in its daytime performance earning a spot in the finals.
Two Mitchell residents were recently charged with burglary and assault connected to the theft of a video game system. Cetan Odegard, 28, was charged with second-degree burglary and intentional damage to property, and Kevin Ballard, 24, was charged with two counts of aggravated assault after Odegard allegedly took Ballard's PlayStation 4, and Ballard retaliated against two people, court documents state.
LAKE ANDES — A Mitchell man was sentenced to three years in federal custody Tuesday for making sexual contact with an intoxicated woman. Brent Silk, 26, was sentenced to three years in custody, followed by five years of supervised release, for a charge of abusive sexual contact, according to a statement from the United States Attorney's Office.
The Davison County Sheriff's Office could soon have another tool at its disposal. The Davison County Commission will meet at 9 a.m. Tuesday at the Davison County North Offices in Mitchell to discuss a new patrol car. The five-person board will meet with Davison County Sheriff Steve Brink regarding the matter. No further information was provided on the commission's agenda about the item. The commission will also hear quarterly reports from two county departments among an array of items on Tuesday's agenda. Other business
PIERRE — One seemingly small change could have huge implications to liability laws for landowners when injuries occur on their land. With House Bill 1068, legislators reviewed a law affecting landowners who allow others to use their land and proposed removing the words "gross negligence" from a clause in the law. House Majority Leader Lee Qualm, R-Platte, said the term was too broad, and removing it places responsibility for injuries on the people using the land, rather than the landowner.
BONESTEEL — Due to scheduling conflicts, a joint school board meeting between the Burke and South Central school districts has been relocated. A conflict between rescheduled home Burke/South Central basketball games vs. Tripp-Delmont/Armour and the two districts’ joint school board meeting has caused school officials to change the time and location of the meeting, according to Burke Superintendent Erik Person.
PUKWANA — A Pukwana man has been indicted by a federal grand jury for operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol causing serious bodily injury to a minor. Wesley Paul Miller, 40, was indicted on Jan. 19, according to a press release issued Saturday by United States Attorney Randolph J. Seiler. He appeared before U.S. Magistrate Judge Mark A. Moreno on Jan. 23 and pleaded not guilty.
JERAULD COUNTY -- A Jerauld County sheriff’s deputy avoided injuries but her vehicle sustained major damage early Saturday morning when a semi-tractor trailer side-swiped the patrol car.
A look at news from around the region, as reported by weekly newspapers: Howard STUDENT AWARDED PLATINUM RANKING ON NCRC TEST: A Howard High School Senior scored among the top 1 percent of students who take a national assessment of high school students. Connor Hamilton scored a platinum ranking on the assessment — which measures students' applied mathematics, locating information and reading for information abilities — a feat 0.54 percent of students who take the test achieve.
The first sounds to be heard in the Mitchell School District’s multimillion dollar performing arts center will be jazz.