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ALEXANDRIA — An accident involving a road grader and a dump truck pulling a trailer resulted in a vicious crash, but no injuries. The crash happened at about 3 p.m. Tuesday on state Highway 38 at the intersection of 423rd Avenue in Jasper Township, about four miles northeast of Alexandria. The road grader, driven by John Bauerle, 69, of Alexandria, was working on 423rd Avenue when it stopped at the intersection’s stop sign.
The following cases were among those heard Tuesday during circuit court at the Davison County Public Safety Center. • Zachary Wharton, 25, of Mitchell, pleaded not guilty to two counts of unauthorized ingestion of a controlled drug or substance, felonies, and use or possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of 2 ounces of marijuana or less, and ingesting intoxicant other than alcohol -- misdemeanors; the matter was set for trial in August. • Anthony Nuss, 24, of Mitchell, pleaded not guilty to two counts of fourth-degree rape; trial was scheduled for August. • Logan Jacobs, 24, of Pierre
A Mitchell man pleaded not guilty Tuesday to grand theft and possession of a controlled substance by theft. Jim Buechler, 59, entered his written plea during court at the Davison County Public Safety Center. Buechler, a former Mitchell Walgreens pharmacist, is accused of taking about $3,500 worth of pills from the pharmacy over a long period of time, according to court documents. He was arrested Jan. 23 and was released that same day on a personal recognizance bond.
Forty-three students were inducted into the Mitchell High School chapter of the National Honor Society this year. Ceremonies were held Tuesday night at MHS.
A judge required a Colorado man and a local attorney to mend their relationship Tuesday morning after an outburst from the man during circuit court. Corey Dunham, 24, of Northglenn, Colo., appeared in circuit court at the Davison County Public Safety Center in Mitchell for a hearing.
Off-duty firefighters helped contain a small grass fire Tuesday afternoon near Lake Mitchell, authorities said. Joe Degen, a firefighter/medic with the Mitchell Fire Division, said they were called to an area just east of North Ohlman Street and Indian Village Road, near Lake Mitchell. He said two off-duty firefighters were fishing in the area, noticed the smoke and called in the fire at little after 1 p.m. Degen said the off-duty firefighters reported the fire had nearly gone out on its own. It was completely out by the time responders arrived.
The Active Transportation Assessment of Mitchell has been completed. The South Dakota State University students will be presenting their findings and recommendations to the community at 10 a.m. May 2 in the City Council Chambers, Mitchell. The meeting is open to the public so if you know of anyone else that would have an interest please extend the invitation to them as well.
Effective April 21, the following spring load limit restrictions are removed from the following road segments in the Mitchell area: SD 25, from 38 to 34, 21 miles; SD 45, from 44 north to I-90, 24.6 miles; SD 2561, Nebraska to US 18; 15.8 miles; SD 1804, SD 44 south, 8 miles; SD 1806, US 18 north to Missouri River, 10 miles; SD 1806, SD 44 south, 6 miles. A spring load restriction report is usually issued in advance of any major load restriction change. This report is issued for guidance only and does not take precedence over load restriction signs in place.
Mitchell Police Department CAD Press Log 4/23/2014 From: 4/22/2014