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A look at news from around the region, as reported by weekly newspapers: Wessington Springs SCHOOL BOARD CONTINUES BUILDING PROJECT DISCUSSIONS: The Wessington Springs Board of Education recently received a presentation from Johnson Controls, one of two design-build firms to propose a plan to address failing systems at the 100-year-old high school. The presentation is part of ongoing discussions to address issues at the school.
A Mitchell man has been selected as the South Dakota Association of Fundraising Professionals outstanding philanthropist. Gopal Vyas will be recognized during a two-day conference at the Highland Conference Center in Mitchell on Oct. 16-17 for his community service work. Vyas has been an advocate for abused children and less fortunate families throughout central South Dakota and supports the Abbott House, LifeQuest, The Mitchell Recreation Center, United Way, the Mitchell School District Angel Fund and more.
OACOMA — Two people sustained serious, non-life threatening injuries after their vehicle and camper rolled Thursday near Oacoma. At 3:15 p.m. on Thursday, a 70-year-old male from Virginia was driving westbound on Interstate 90, three miles west of Oacoma, in a 2012 cadillac escalade pulling a camper. Due to a high wind gust, the camper began to fishtail and the driver lost control of the vehicle, according to the South Dakota Department of Public Safety.
Here are bankruptcy filings in U.S. Bankruptcy Court, District of South Dakota, for Sept. 7 through Sept. 20. 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: Robert Allen Kadoun, Chapter 7; Nancy Marie Kadoun, Chapter 7;
Here are five things to know headed into Thursday, Sept. 21, 2017: 1. Salem got smacked with weather damage late Tuesday night, and more severe weather is on its way to eastern South Dakota. 2. Here's our next feature in our prep focus series: Burke/South Central runner Kray Person.
A Mitchell man who allegedly admitted to police he sexually abused a female juvenile over a two-year period pleaded not guilty Tuesday in court. Rodney Helseth, 57, is charged with 10 felonies related to fourth-degree rape and domestic abuse. He entered a plea of not guilty to all 10 charges at the Davison County Public Safety Center.
The following cases were among those heard Tuesday during a circuit court session at the Davison County Public Safety Center in Mitchell. Guilty pleas and sentencing
An Amber Alert has been issued for three missing female children. Authorities have asked for help in seeking three missing children who were abducted at 7:30 a.m. Tuesday from Royal, Iowa. The Amber Alert stated the children and their abductor are heading to northwest Iowa or Minnesota. The suspect, identified as 25-year-old Danica Noel Arzaga, is a white female with black and purple hair and a large eagle tattoo on her upper chest.
KENNEBEC — This is no bull. There was a bull moose in South Dakota. Steve Halverson, 52, of Kennebec, spotted a moose Tuesday wandering through central South Dakota. Dale Gates — a South Dakota Game, Fish & Parks Department regional conservation officer — said he's aware of the moose's visit and called it an anomaly. "Occasionally, moose just go wandering and get into places they aren't usually seen," he said. "On average, we get two or three per year in the central part of South Dakota."
Here are five stories to know headed into Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2017: 1. Naomi Powers and Jarod Uher were named this year's Mitchell High School homecoming queen and king. Bonus video, too! 2. What's a hospitalist program? Avera Queen of Peace started one on Monday.