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The United States Air Force Band Offutt Brass will be performing a free concert at 7 p.m. Friday at the Mitchell School District Performing Arts Center. The concert, sponsored by The Daily Republic, is an entertaining and patriotic community concert titled "An American Musical Journey." It includes works by Aaron Copland, Leonard Bernstein, John Williams, and Arthur Pryor's virtuosic trombone feature, "Theme & Variations on the Blue Bells of Scotland." The six-member musical group from Offutt Air Force Base, Nebraska, is comprised
With spring arriving and wet conditions hanging around, weight limits will go into effect Wednesday, March 20 on Davison County roads. The limit is six tons per axle weight and will be posted for an 80,000-pound gross total. The Davison County Highway Department is placing signs notifying of the limits on county roads and the county's commission approved a resolution authorizing the weight limits until further notice during their meeting Tuesday.
Three people were injured following a three-vehicle crash Monday evening on South Dakota Highway 37 about a half-mile south of Mitchell.
KENNEBEC—A Sioux Falls man will spend two years in prison for threatening a law enforcement officer with a knife on his way to jail. Antonio Hampton, 53, was arrested Jan. 12 when the South Dakota Highway Patrol was alerted of a car speeding on Interstate 90. A highway patrol officer located a vehicle matching the description parked in Vivian and reportedly observed it crossing the center line on U.S. Highway 83 while traveling 96 mph.
A Mitchell woman was arrested last week for allegedly biting a baby when he wouldn't go to sleep. Jasmine Rathsack, 20, reportedly woke up early on March 4 to find her 7-month-old crying. According to court documents, a "tired and frustrated Rathsack" wanted herself and the baby to go back to sleep, so she "placed her mouth on the child's forearm and bit down hard." In addition to a circular bruise left from the bite, the baby was allegedly found to have a circular bruise near his left cheekbone.
SALEM—The state has dismissed felony charges against three people accused of assaulting and robbing a man at an interstate rest stop in Salem last month. McCook County State's Attorney Mike Fink signed documents on March 8 which dismissed the charges pending against Brionna Eckman, 29, of Pierre, John Peterson, 50, of Mitchell, and Paul Selzler Jr., 30, of Yankton.
MONTROSE—A trailer home was deemed a complete loss after a fire Sunday in the 200 block of McCook Street in Montrose. Montrose Fire Chief Brian Smith said no one was injured in the fire, although he believes at least one pet was lost. The trailer was engulfed in fire and had flames coming out of its windows by the time the fire department arrived on the scene shortly after 5 p.m. Smith said the fire was extinguished fairly quickly after the Montrose and Salem fire departments responded.
Shopko on Monday said it is closing all of its stores. That includes the remaining stores in South Dakota, including locations in Mitchell and Winner. A court filing in U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Nebraska — where Shopko is holding its Chapter 11 bankruptcy case — listed notice of additional store closings.
Big J’s wings were the best. That’s according to the judges during Saturday’s annual Wingapalooza held at the Corn Palace in Mitchell. Big’s J’s Roadhouse, a bar and restaurant in Humboldt, took first place for best overall wings. County Fair was second place in the overall category and the Depot was third.
More than a dozen show choirs gathered at the Mitchell High School Performing Arts Center Saturday for the annual Show Choir Classic in Mitchell.