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Mitchell hosted its first ever Girls on the Run 5K held on Saturday morning. Longfellow, L.B. Williams and Gertie Belle Rogers girls participated in the event. The Girls on the Run program is sponsored by EMBE. Candace Hauck, Girls on the Run Longfellow Elementary coach, worked to bring the event to Mitchell. Chris Pollreisz, with the soccer association, helped make the event possible by moving around the dates of soccer games. It was a fabulous event that was ran by students, parents, and staff. Mount Vernon's Girls on the Run program also participated.
Winner COUNCIL REJECTS PETITION FOR PUBLIC VOTE: During the Monday night meeting, the Winner City Council rejected a petition calling for a public vote on the sale of the Winner American Legion building. According to state law, a petition for a referendum must contain the date of the passage of the resolution by the city council. The petition was rejected as it did not contain the date in which the council voted to approve the sale of the Legion building. — Winner Advocate Howard
The City of Mitchell Public Works Department has changed the closing date for East Spruce Street between Burr Street and Mall Drive. The closing for street and utility improvements will begin a 9 a.m. on Thursday, May 17. Cars should use the detour route on Highland Way to Mall Drive and truck and trailers use the detour route one mile south of Spruce Street which is 256th St. to 411th Avenue. The time period is estimated at seven weeks. For information call 995-8433.
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.