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The Davison County Commission will discuss parking lot repairs at the county's public safety building and the fairgrounds on Tuesday. That item will be discussed with Physical Plant Director Mark Ruml during the county's regular meeting at 9 a.m. Tuesday at the Davison County North Offices in Mitchell. The agenda includes: • 9 a.m.: Call to order, Pledge of Allegiance, approve minutes, hear citizen's input and board reports. • 9:15 a.m.: Hear a report from Tech Solutions' Ramon Shultz regarding technology updates.
HOT SPRINGS — Carrie Wintle, of Iroquois, was crowned Miss South Dakota during the annual pageant on Saturday. A former Miss South Dakota Outstanding Teen winner, Wintle received a $9,600 scholarship for winning, after competing as Miss State Fair. First runner-up was Amber Hulse of Hot Springs, garnering a $4,300 scholarship, while Second runner-up was Miss USD Heather Egbert of Vermillion, taking home a scholarship of $1,500. Third runner-up was Miss Central States Fair Evy Johnson of Firesteel, and fourth runner-up was Miss Siouxland Kaitlin O'Neill, of Aberdeen.
A water main break in the 700 block of South Minnesota Street Sunday has resulted in leaving some Mitchell residents without water. The city of Mitchell said the 600 and 700 blocks of South Minnesota Street will be without water until sometime Sunday afternoon. Public works employees will be fixing the water main during the morning hours on Sunday.
A look at news from around the region, as reported by weekly newspapers:
For the last seven years, one of South Dakota's few massage schools has been a best kept secret in Mitchell. Springs Bath House School of Massage Therapy has churned out many of the city's massage therapists currently in practice. Sisters Olawa and Mele-Ann Rae-Bruhjell own and operate the school. Both are certified therapists and instructors, but Mele-Ann is the lead instructor while Olawa also teaches and handles the administrative side. They recently moved the school from Miller Avenue to Fourth Avenue in the former U.S. Post Office building across from Wells Fargo.
The following cases were among those heard recently during a felony court session at the Davison County Public Safety Center in Mitchell.
Students from the University of Exeter, England, and Augustana University in Sioux Falls arrived at the Mitchell Prehistoric Indian Village on Wednesday to participate in the Village's 15th annual archaeology field school. The four-week field school became a permanent feature of the Village starting in 2003. The excavations are carried out inside the Thomsen Center Archeodome, a climate-controlled building that was placed over a small portion of the Village in 1999.
The Central Electric Cooperative Operation Round-Up program awarded $12,200 to eight local organizations after the Board of Trustees' meeting on May 23.
GREGORY — An Iona, South Dakota man has been identified as the person who died Saturday in an ATV-semi truck collision north of Gregory. Vincent Svoboda, 81, was driving a 2018 Polaris Ranger XP 900 ATV when he collided with a semi truck and was ejected from his vehicle. He was pronounced dead at the scene.
A Mitchell man will spend seven years in prison after he was sentenced for multiple charges Tuesday at the Davison County Public Safety Center. Jeremy Moore, 41, was sentenced to 10 years in the state penitentiary with five years suspended after pleading guilty to possession of a controlled substance, bupropion. He was also sentenced to a concurrent sentence of five years for second-degree escape, possession of a controlled substance, methamphetamine, and possession of marijuana.