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PARKSTON — Patrick and Lenora Boehmer, Parkston, will celebrate their birthdays soon. Patrick will be 90 on Tuesday, March 17; and Lenora will turn 85 on Thursday April 2. Their children request a card shower. Greetings may be sent to 40616 275th St. Parkston, S.D., 57366.
A small grass fire Tuesday afternoon on the western side of Mitchell did little damage, authorities reported. The Mitchell Fire Division responded to a grass fire around 3:30 p.m. Tuesday at Jack's Campers on West Norway Avenue, according to Capt. Steve Nedved. He said the fire likely was started by hot ashes from a wood-burning stove being dumped outside, igniting the dry grass. No one was injured, and Nedved said only a 30-by-30 foot area of grass and some wooden pallets were damaged by the fire.
The following cases were among those heard Tuesday during a circuit court session at the Davison County Public Safety Center in Mitchell: • Anita Kenyon, 32, of Mitchell, pleaded not guilty to possession of a controlled substance, meth; jury trial scheduled for July. • Keith Ott, 43, of Mitchell, pleaded not guilty to first-degree burglary, simple assault and intentional property damage; jury trial scheduled for July. • Jason Skala, 27, of Bozeman, Mont., pleaded not guilty to possession of a controlled substance, hashish, a resin that can be extracted from the cannabis plant; jury trial sc
Law enforcement has identified the driver of a vehicle that crashed on a rural road in Davison County as 22-year-old Jacob John Fischer. Three people were injured in the crash, in which Fischer allegedly left the scene after the car was wrecked. Law enforcement is still searching for him, officials said Monday. Fischer, of Mitchell, is accused of crashing his vehicle around 4:30 a.m. on Feb. 28, according to S.D. Highway Patrol Trooper Mike Peterson. Fischer had three passengers in his vehicle that morning.
Mitchell Technical Institute's facility fees could go up, based on a resolution recommended by the state Board of Education. The Mitchell Board of Education will consider today during a special meeting the resolution, which says facility fees for MTI would be $30 per credit hour for the 2015-'16 academic year for all full- and part-time students, effective July 1; and $35 per credit hour for the 2016-'17 academic year for all full- and part-time students, effective July 1, 2016. The school board canceled its regular meeting Monday and will hold a special meeting at noon today at the Mitchell
The following cases were disposed in Davison County Magistrate Court between Dec. 22 and Jan.
MOUNT VERNON -- Residents in Mount Vernon were asked to restrict their water usage Sunday afternoon and through the night after a pump failed on the town's sewage lift station. Mayor Tom Koch said the restriction included sinks, toilets and showers. The town has a two-pond lagoon system with one lift station, which has two pumps.
WHITE LAKE -- Firefighters from White Lake helped extinguish a payloader on fire Sunday afternoon about 6 miles south of town. Fire Chief Wyatt Krumvieda said a man was using a payloader to clean up his cattle yard when an electrical malfunction caused the machine to start on fire. The owner put out the fire quickly with a fire extinguisher and his coat, Krumvieda said. The fire department sprayed the payloader with water to cool it down. Krumvieda said the fire department was on scene for about 30 minutes.
Around 3 p.m. Sunday, Jerauld County Deputy Sheriff Shane Mentzer responded to a small grass fire at Highway 281 and 235th Street southwest of Lane. A blazing garbage pit started the grass on fire, and Mentzer said an acre or two at the most burned, including a few hay bales. He said there was a light breeze, and the grass was dry. The Wessington Springs Fire Department responded, and according to Mentzer, the fire was under control. He declined to release the name of the person responsible.
Ashley Klinkhammer and David Brua were married on Saturday, Sept. 6, 2014, at Fusion Church, DWU Sherman Center, with the Rev. Brandon Vetter officiating. Parents of the couple are Bill and Carolyn Klinkhammer, Mitchell; and Mike and Sharon Brua, Brandon. Matron of honor was Nicole Popp. Bridesmaids were Laura Wong, Samantha Menning and Sarah Lontine. Flower girl was Keagan Brua. Best man was Matthew Brua. Groomsmen were Brian Brua, Stephen Brua and Adam Sandersfeld.