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Katie Knutson, director of the Mitchell Convention & Visitors Bureau, has resigned her position effective July 6. "While Katie will be missed, I know she will continue to be successful in her future endeavors," said Bryan Hisel, executive director of the Mitchell Area Development Corporation and Chamber of Commerce. "She has accomplished a lot for the community of Mitchell and the tourism industry."
Charges are still pending following a crash Sunday in Mitchell that left the driver with critical injuries. Multiple law enforcement agencies are working to file reports from the crash that involved 28-year-old Terence Gonzales, of Chamberlain, in a residential neighborhood of Mitchell. Davison County State's Attorney Jim Miskimins on Wednesday said he will make a determination on specific charges when he receives the final police report. He didn't give a definitive timeline due to the complicated scene.
OACOMA — A preliminary hearing will be held Thursday for a man who police say tried to kill a woman by drowning her in the Missouri River. Thirty-six-year-old Jeremy John Packard, of Fort Thompson, is being charged with second-degree attempted murder, aggravated assault and drug possession for an incident that occured over Memorial Day weekend at a campsite in the Oacoma area.
Mitchell’s Dusty Johnson ran away with the Republican primary race for U.S. House of Representatives Tuesday. With 91 percent of precincts reporting, Johnson had received 48 percent of the vote, or 39,296 votes. South Dakota Secretary of State Shantel Krebs was in second with 28 percent (23,360) of the vote and Watertown state senator Neal Tapio had 24 percent (19,813) of the vote.
Area incumbents led the way in the District 19 House of Representatives Republican primary, with Kyle Schoenfish and Kent Peterson advancing to the general election in November. Schoenfish, of Scotland, received 41 percent of the vote, or 2,393 votes and Peterson, of Salem, advanced with 1,757 votes. Michael Boyle, a challenger from Parkston, had 1,630 votes, or 28 percent of the final tally. Schoenfish and Peterson will face Democrat John Koch, of Freeman, in the general election.
Tuesday’s election results *Unofficial results Due to polling issues in other parts of the state, results for statewide races are being delayed until 9:45 p.m. Central time. Davison County officials will release local race results, including Mitchell mayoral and city council race results, at that time. Check back with The Daily Republic shortly after 9:45 p.m. to find results of the city's races. Mitchell mayor
Mitchell firefighters and police have responded to a fire in the area of East Havens Avenue and South Foster Street in Mitchell. Public safety crews have blocked a portion Havens Avenue, aka Highway 38, from traffic, and firefighters are working the scene where large billows of smoke are rolling from a residence near the Ponderosa Rental units. Check back with The Daily Republic for more information when it becomes available.
Authorities blocked the eastbound lanes of Interstate 90 while responding to a single-vehicle crash Monday afternoon between White Lake and Plankinton. Traffic was diverted around the crash scene. No information is immediately available on the status of those involved in the crash. Check back with The Daily Republic later for more information.
The Pheasants Forever Chapter 872, Pheasant Country, will host a Pheasants Forever Fish City Day on Saturday. The event begins at 11:30 a.m. and ends at 2 p.m. at the Pheasants Forever No Child Left Indoor Picnic Shelter near the Sportsman's Club on Indian Village Road in Mitchell.
Officials with the Mitchell Department of Public Safety responded to a one-vehicle rollover Sunday morning. One person was injured when a 2006 Chevy Trailblazer crashed on the 500 block of East Sixth Avenue in Mitchell, according to Joel Reinesch with the Mitchell Police Division. Injuries appear to be serious, Reinesch said, and an investigation into the crash is still ongoing. The crash occurred at 11:31 a.m. No other information, including the name of the person involved, is immediately available.