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Sanborn County and Mitchell first responders work the scene of a single-vehicle accident Wednesday morning on Highway 37 north of the Davison County line. No information on the accident was available by news deadline. (Sean Ryan/Republic)
The South Dakota State 4-H Horse Show at the State Fairgrounds in Huron is taking place this week. The four-day event includes one day of horse education and three days of competition, ending Thursday. Megan Nielson, 4-H youth livestock field specialist, said just short of 1,000 horses and around 400 kids entered the state event.
Officials from the Davison County Sheriff’s Office and Mitchell EMTs respond Thursday afternoon to an accident south of Mitchell. Zachery Duerfeldt, 15, of Ethan, was transported to Avera Queen of Peace in Mitchell with non-life-threatening injuries after a single-vehicle rollover around 4 p.m. at the intersection of 411th Avenue and 256th Street, according to Davison County Deputy Sheriff Steve Harr. Duerfeldt was headed northbound on 411th Avenue in a 2002 Buick Century; speed and the gravel road were factors in the accident, Harr said.
Kate Carlson, left, of Augustana College in Sioux Falls, and Tova Lisensky, of Beloit College in Beloit, Wis., excavate an area of shells Wednesday at the Mitchell Prehistoric Indian Village Archeodome. Saturday and Sunday will be Archeology Days at the village and will include cultural programs from the Native American Advocacy Group, along with Native American dancers and Lakota summer games with Mike Marshall.
The Second Annual Neil Epp Memorial Poker Run started in Mitchell and stopped in Mount Vernon, Stickney, Parkston, Bridgewater and Epiphany before returning to Mitchell for dinner at the banquet hall. Organizers said 22 people participated in the event, with proceeds going to the Mitchell Animal Rescue organization. AT RIGHT: Darcy Schleder, right, climbs onto Steve Epp’s motorcycle before the poker run starts.