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TYNDALL—A 92-year-old woman died in a two-vehicle crash Thursday morning west of Tyndall. Authorities with the South Dakota Department of Public Safety say she was driving a 2010 Ford Fusion southbound on Ford Road, one mile west of Tyndall, when she traveled through the intersection of South Dakota Highway 50. The vehicle, authorities said, did not yield at a yield sign and collided with a 2006 Peterbilt 7500 semi-tractor trailer.
A Wagner man was sentenced on Wednesday to 24 months in custody for sexual abuse of a minor. Dorian Lester, 22, was indicted by a federal grand jury on Aug. 9. 2016. He pleaded guilty on Feb. 15. According to a press release, Lester engaged in a secual act with a 12-year-old girl while both were drinking alcohol on Nov. 23, 2014, at a home in the South Housing area of Wagner.
East Spruce Street in Mitchell will be closed between Burr Street and Mall Drive for street and utility improvements starting at 9 a.m. Tuesday. Cars should use the detour route on Highland Way to Mall Drive and truck and trailers to use detour route one mile south of Spruce street with is 256th to 411th Avenue. The time period is estimated to be seven weeks.
The following cases were disposed of in Davison County Magistrate Court between April 9 and April 23.
The city of Mitchell has two vacancies for the Park & Recreation Board effective immediately for a term to run through July 1, 2021. The Parks & Recreation Board provides advice to the Parks & Recreation Director to assist in fulfilling the administering of the public park system, recreation programs, and city forestry program.
Officers with the Mitchell Police Division respond to a vehicle that crashed into the Avera Home Medical Equipment storefront at 1:40 p.m. Tuesday in Mitchell. Authorities said Sharon Max, 71, of Mitchell, accidentally hit the gas pedal instead of the brake pedal and crashed through the exterior window of the store. No citations were issued and no individuals were injured. (Matt Gade / Republic)
WAGNER — Charges are pending against a 70-year-old Lake Andes man who was injured Monday morning when his pickup collided with the loader on a tractor, according to the S.D. Department of Public Safety. Ellsworth Chytka was driving a Ford F-250 pickup behind a John Deere tractor hauling a disc on S.D. Highway 50, about four miles northwest of Wagner. The 61-year-old driver of the tractor was traveling south on the highway and had signaled to make a left turn into a field approach when Chytka entered the oncoming lane to pass the tractor.
Mitchell authorities respond to a pedestrian-vehicle incident around 5 p.m. Monday at the corner of Second Avenue and Main Street. According to the Mitchell Police Division, the vehicle was traveling east on Second Avenue and had a green light going straight when a pair of juvenile males were riding scooters north on Main Street and rode out in front of the vehicle. One of the males was hit and and suffered scrapes and bruises on his arms. The driver was issued a citation for an unrelated traffic violation.
PIERRE — Attorney General Marty Jackley is warning South Dakota Medicare beneficiaries to avoid falling victim of scams associated with the new Medicare card. Medicare is in the process of replacing old cards that were identified by social security numbers with a new unique number to reduce fraud. "Medicare began mailing new cards nationwide in April; however, South Dakota is not slated to start receiving cards until June 2018," said Jackley.
RAPID CITY — Regional Health and Mitchell Technical Institute (MTI) have combined their Radiologic Technology education programs into a single program that allows students to complete clinical studies on both sides of the state and earn an associate's degree from MTI in as little as 21 months. Demand for Radiological Technicians is increasing. MTI has a 98 to 99 percent job placement rate within six months of graduation. The cost of the MTI program is less than $23,000 for tuition, fees, books and uniforms.