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Mitchell police are investigating a death of a man in his mid-20s. A man was found dead at about 1:30 p.m. Wednesday in a house on the 300 block of North Minnesota Street, according to Mitchell Patrol Sgt. Joel Reinesch. The manner of death has not yet been determined. "There doesn't appear to be a threat to the general public," Reinesch said. Mitchell police continue to investigate. No other information was immediately available.
Two Mitchell residents were recently charged with identity theft after allegedly using credit cards that belonged to someone else. Matthew Sweeney, 31, was issued an arrest warrant on Dec. 31, stemming from three November incidents in which he allegedly took a U.S. Bank card from a Mitchell residence and used it three times between Nov. 6 and Nov. 24 at Wal-Mart and Cherrybee's Floral in Mitchell. Bail was set at $2,000.
WAGNER — A fire on Sunday in Wagner did some damage to a home's attic, but the family was not displaced and there were no injuries. A little after 1 p.m. Sunday, the Wagner Fire Department responded to a fire on West Avenue in Wagner, according to Wagner Fire Chief Eric Anderson. Anderson said it took approximately 1½ hours to fight the fire and clean up afterward.
LAKE ANDES — Two inmates were detained and have been charged with felonies after allegedly starting a small fire in the Charles Mix County Jail. Luke Dvoracek, 23, of Marty, and Felipe Bernie, 27, of Wagner, allegedly started a piece of tissue paper on fire on Dec. 11 by using wires located behind a television in the jail's south cell block.
Phyllis Bush, Mitchell, celebrated her 80th birthday on Saturday, Jan. 2. Her family requests a card shower Greetings may be sent to 706 E. Seventh Ave., Mitchell, S.D., 57301.
Between Nov. 22 and Dec. 7, felony drug charges were filed against 20 people in south-central South Dakota. Of these, 16 were charged with possession or ingestion of a controlled substance, and seven were charged with intent to distribute marijuana. Brule County
The area south of the Corn Palace is about to go green. A Sixth Avenue plaza, which some have called a "green space," has moved closer to reality with a request for proposals and qualifications issued by Mitchell Public Works Director Tim McGannon. According to the request for proposals, the city seeks a landscape architect and a civil engineer to design a project that "beautifies the area surrounding the Corn Palace" and "will enhance the tourist experience while visiting Mitchell."
A woman sustained life-threatening injuries following a rollover crash Saturday near Mitchell. Laurie Wenzel, 59, of Mitchell, was driving southbound Saturday in a Cadillac SRX on 403rd Avenue. At about 11:30 a.m. near 253rd Street, 5 miles west and 1 mile north of Mitchell, the vehicle drifted into the east ditch and rolled, according to Tony Mangan, public information officer for the South Dakota Department of Public Safety. Wenzel was not wearing a seat belt and was ejected from the vehicle. She sustained life-threatening injuries, Mangan said.
SALEM—Don Eichacker, Salem, will celebrate his 80th birthday on Monday, Jan. 4. His family requests a card shower. Greetings may be sent to 400 N. Idaho St., Salem, S.D., 57058.
Dick and Sheryle Prostrollo, Mitchell, will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary at an open house from 1 to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 9, at Holy Spirit Parish Hall, Mitchell. The event is hosted by their children and the couple request no gifts.