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DIMOCK—A Mitchell woman sustained serious, non-life-threatening injuries in a single-vehicle crash Sunday morning in Dimock. Juli Boehmer, 58, was northbound on S.D. Highway 37 in a 2009 Ford Fusion when she lost control of the car on the road, which was partially covered in ice and snow, according to the South Dakota Department of Public Safety. At 7:38 a.m., Boehmer's vehicle crossed the southbound lane and went into the west ditch, then hit a utility pole and a fire hydrant, which both broke at ground level.
On Feb. 6, the South Central Alcohol Task Force conducted 16 alcohol compliance checks in the city of Mitchell. The following establishments were checked and passed: The Depot, Casey's General Store, American Legion, Big Dummy's, Dr. Lucky's, VFW Post 2750, The Back 40, Scoreboard Pub and Grille, OverTime Steakhouse and Lounge, Village Bowl/Thirsty's Platinum Players Club, Westside Sinclair, Blarney's Sports Bar and Sudz.
Current Mitchell Middle School teacher Chris Gubbrud has been selected as the new principal of Gertie Belle Rogers Elementary, pending Mitchell Board of Education approval today. The board will meet today at 5 p.m. at the Mitchell Career and Technical Education Academy for its regular meeting.
GREGORY—A Gregory man was arrested for assault Saturday after an altercation involving a gun and a four-wheeler. An officer with the Gregory Police Department was informed around 2:50 p.m. on Feb. 2, that Jay Janak, 38, had just choked another man and that a gun had been involved, according to court documents. The officer went to the apartment of the man who was reportedly assaulted. The man told the officer that Janak had refused to return his four-wheeler and that the man had taken a gun to his house as a "peace offering."
The Mitchell School District and John Paul II Elementary School will starting one-hour late Friday, Feb. 8 due to weather conditions, District Superintendent Joe Graves said on Thursday night. The announcement does not affect Mitchell Technical Institute, Graves said.
The Mitchell Area Community Theatre has announced its schedule of shows for its 27th season in 2019-20. ACT Board President Gary Thury said the process began in August with a committee of community and board members.
Mitchell School District schools, John Paul II Elementary school, and Mitchell Technical Institute will start classes two hours late on Thursday, Feb. 8 due to weather. Superintendent Joe Graves made the decision Thursday morning.
LOWER BRULE—A woman has been indicted by a federal grand jury for allegedly obstructing law enforcement in December in Lower Brule. Gloria Peltier, also known as Gloria Morning Star, was indicted on Jan. 23 on one count of assaulting, resisting or impeding a federal officer. Peltier allegedly obstructed a Bureau of Indian Affairs correctional officer on Dec. 18 in an incident that caused injury to the officer. If convicted, Peltier could face up to 20 years in federal prison.
Maligned retailer Shopko, which filed for bankruptcy last month, announced more store closures Wednesday, bringing the South Dakota's list of closed stores up to 12. The list of closures includes the Chamberlain Shopko Hometown store located at 1951 E. King Ave., according to an updated list on the Shopko bankruptcy information website. The estimated closure date is May 12. The retailer had previously announced the store would close, before removing it from the initial closure list.
PIERRE — Gov. Kristi Noem announced the selection of Christina Klinger Wednesday to serve as judge for the Sixth Judicial Circuit. Klinger is the Noem's first judicial appointment as governor. "I am confident Christina is committed to equal justice under the law," said Noem in a statement. "Her background and experience have prepared her well for this position, and I know she will uphold the law."