MITCHELL

Mitchell Police Destroy Grenade Found By Davison County Man

MITCHELL, S.D. -Mitchell Police say a 68-year-old man brought an unexploded grenade to The Mitchell Police Department so that the grenade could be destroyed. Police say the man found the grenade while helping a friend clean out a building that was in rural Davison County, located to the Northeast of Mitchell. A Davison County Sheriff’s Office Deputy searched the property…

Mitchell Shelter Expands To Rapid City, Eyes Other Cities

MITCHELL, S.D. (AP) – A Mitchell facility that helps girls who have been victims of abuse and neglect has expanded to Rapid City in recent months and is looking at other South Dakota cities. Abbott House was established in 1939 to offer therapy, education and living options for abused and neglected girls between the ages of 7 and 17. The…

Man Sentenced In Largest Drug Bust In Mitchell History

MITCHELL, S.D. – A Mitchell man who was involved in one of the largest drug busts in Mitchell’s history was sentenced on Tuesday.  27-year old Jordan Munterfering was given 15 years in prison on drug distribution and possession charges. Muntefering was caught selling ecstasy to an informant in a drug-free zone in July.  A subsequent search of his home by…

No Injuries, No Major Damage In Mitchell Business Fire

MITCHELL, S.D. (AP) – No one was hurt when a small fire broke out in a heater at a Mitchell manufacturing company. The Daily Republic reports that AKG employees were evacuated for about 40 minutes Tuesday night. Fire Department Battalion Chief Steve Nedved said the fire was contained to an exhaust unit, and there was no structural damage to the…

Man Convicted Of Kidnapping, Meth Robbery

MITCHELL, S.D. (AP) – A man convicted of robbery and kidnapping in order to get some methamphetamine will sentenced in May in Davison County. Twenty-seven-year-old Ryan Bruguier has been convicted of second-degree kidnapping and first-degree robbery following a two-day jury trial. Bruguier was accused of trapping a man inside an apartment in Mitchell last July and forcibly stealing meth from…

Mitchell Native Waddell Wins Big Ten Title

100 Yard Backstroke Champion

WEST LAFAYETTE, IND —  Mitchell’s Tevyn Waddell is a Big 10 champion! Now swimming for the Minnesota Golden Gophers, the Mitchell native won the 100 yard backstroke at the Big Ten Swimming and Diving meet in West Lafayette Indiana on Friday.  Waddell won the race in 52.09 seconds, edging Michigan’s Clara Smiddy by two-hundredths of a second Categories: College Sports,…

Mitchell Game Stop Employee Arrested After Falsely Reporting A Robbery

MITCHELL – The Mitchell Department of Public Safety Dispatch Center received a 911 call yesterday around 9 a.m. from a Game Stop employee.  The employee stated that a male, who claimed to have a gun, had entered the Mitchell store through the front door, robbed the business and left with two bank deposits and other cash totaling over $2,000, as…

Mitchell Police Arrest 6 In Connection To Tuesday Night Robbery

MITCHELL – Mitchell Police arrested 6 people regarding a business burglary that took place Tuesday night.  A 16-year-old male was taken into custody on Third Degree Burglary charges.  A 17-year-old male was also taken into custody for aiding and abetting. The 16-year-old male allegedly broke a window in the building, entered the building through the broken window and stole several…

From Mitchell To Uganda

DWU Students Work With Villages In Community Development

  For a handful of students at Dakota Wesleyan, their winter break was spent thousands of miles away… not on a vacation but on a special mission trip to Uganda.  For some, it was their first time leaving the country, for others it was not… but for all, it was an experience that they’ll cherish forever. “I… cried a little…

Serving Up More Food Choices, Less Empty Stomachs

  Good news for some parents in Mitchell, more kids are eating and enjoying school lunch. It wasn’t always that way… and the positive change is thanks to one woman’s idea. These days… when the bell rings for lunch at Mitchell Middle School more and more kids are filling up their trays… As well as their stomachs. “She wants to…

Dakota Wesleyan Students Lend A Hand In Uganda

MITCHELL, S.D. (AP) – A group of Dakota Wesleyan University students traveled to Uganda during their winter break to help local communities grow and manage food, develop school curriculum and provide assistance with medical care. The students spent time in both rural communities, such as Bugiri, and in larger cities like Kampala with a population of 7 million. The university’s…

Fourth-grade teacher in Mitchell awarded $25,000 Milken Educator Award

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – Each year a national education foundation awards teachers for their work in and out of the classroom. This Wednesday morning a Mitchell elementary school teacher got the surprise of a lifetime when she found out she won. It was an all school assembly secretly planned in her honor. Amanda Christensen is a fourth-grade teacher at Longfellow…

Reichelt TD a Great Memory For Mitchell

TD FOR HOMECOMING KING WAS SPECIAL MEMORY

  It was an incredible season for the Mitchell Kernel football team. They won their first-ever state football title in impressive fashion. But a touchdown by Homecoming King Tayler Reichelt was perhaps the most special memory for the players and fans of this team. Reichelt, who has down syndrome, was on the field. The Kernels were leading Sturgis in the…

Be Smart And Safe With AAA’s Tipsy Tow

AAA South Dakoa Is Offering Free Rides Home Over The Holidays

AAA South Dakota is offering free rides home over the holidays this year – for you and your vehicle – if you feel unsafe behind the wheel after partying at Christmas/New Year’s/holiday get-togethers. “Tipsy Tow” is available from 6 p.m. this Friday, Dec. 16 until 4 a.m. Monday, Jan. 2, 2017 in Sioux Falls, Rapid City, Mitchell and Yankton. The…