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CANISTOTA—A Canistota woman was sentenced last week to about two years in prison for involvement in two crashes in one day while intoxicated and in possession of marijuana. Law enforcement responded to a single-vehicle rollover crash at about 6:45 p.m. on May 3. At the site of the crash, which was about four miles east and two miles north of Canistota, police found 52-year-old Julie Buskol standing outside an overturned Chevy Uplander.
HURON — The South Dakota State Fair announced Tuesday that Little Big Town will be coming to the State Fair grandstand on Saturday, Aug. 31, 2019. A pre-sale on VIP tickets will begin May 21, followed by backrest holders on June 3 and June 6 for Friends of the Fair. General public ticket sales will begin June 10.
The following cases were among those heard during a felony court session Tuesday at the Davison County Public Safety Center. • John Ridgeway, 55, of Mitchell, pleaded not guilty to possession of a controlled substance in schedules I or II, a Class 5 felony which carries a maximum penalty of five years in the state penitentiary and a fine of $10,000, and use or possession of drug paraphernalia, a Class 2 misdemeanor which carries a maximum penalty of 30 days in the county jail and a fine of $500; Jury trial scheduled for April 22.
Two executive session periods are on the Davison County Commission agenda, as they are scheduled to meet Tuesday in Mitchell. The meet will take place at the Davison County North Offices, located at 1420 N. Main St. The meeting begins at 9 a.m. The commissioners will meet with Sheriff Steve Brink at 9:15 a.m., and Register of Deeds Debra Young at 9:45 a.m. behind closed doors, citing personnel issues. The following items are on the meeting agenda:
The Mitchell City Council will consider Monday a purchase agreement and whether to buy the former Casey's General Store property at 701 N. Main St.
Q: The Mitchell School District has a corn burning furnace (I think at Gertie Belle Rogers Elementary School). In the past, it was used for heating purposes but as corn prices rose it became more expensive than natural gas. Has the school district resumed burning corn due to the low price of corn, and if not, where is the break-even point between natural gas and corn for heating?
Here are bankruptcy filings in U.S. Bankruptcy Court, District of South Dakota, for Dec. 6 through Dec. 12. Individuals can file Chapter 7 petitions (asking that debts be liquidated); Chapter 12 (a simplified reorganization method for farmers and ranchers whose gross debt does not exceed $1.5 million); and Chapter 13 (a plan to repay some debts in three to five years). Businesses can file Chapter 11 petitions to reorganize their debts under a court-approved plan for repayment. • Aberdeen: Amy Lynn Marquez, Chapter 7. • Box Elder: Jerry Duane Howell II, Chapter 7.
PIERRE—A Chamberlain woman was sentenced to probation Thursday for stealing $11,500 from the Crow Creek District Business Committee. Lana Steele, 53, was ordered by a federal court in Pierre to pay restitution, serve four years probation and pay a $25 special assessment to the Federal Crime Victims Fund. Steele was a former treasurer for the business committee, according to U.S. Attorney Ron Parsons. Steele was convicted of embezzlement and theft from an Indian tribal organization for taking the money between November 2013 and November 2015.
The Daily Republic is creating an interactive map of Christmas light displays. If you have one you'd like to show off (or know someone who does), fill out our short Google form, available on both our website and our social media accounts. Needed information for the map includes the street address, the type of display (public location or event, house, etc.), and the date the lights were put up, along with a short description of the display.
A Georgia man has been identified as the man who was found dead in an open field in Mitchell this week. Terry Surall, 52, was found deceased in the 1600 block of South Burr Street in Mitchell. The Mitchell Department of Public Safety said Friday that Surrall died by suicide.