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Month: November, 2015

Winter Storm Warning

Monday, November 30, 2015

Look for travel conditions to deteriorate as the day progresses and a winter storm moves in. National Weather Service Meteorologist Phil Schumacher says the Mitchell area is forecast to get between seven to nine inches of snow between now and Tuesday evening.

He says it’s important to pay close attention as the storm develops. “If you plan travel, carry a winter survival kit”, said Schumacher.

Rely on KORN News Radio 1490, NOAA Weather Radio, and for up to date forecasts, delays, postponements, and cancellations. Be sure to call 511 if you plan to travel and above all, stay safe.

J,P. Skelly


Two die in head on crash

Monday, November 30, 2015

Two people were killed in a two-vehicle crash that occurred early Monday morning east of Yankton. 

Names of the two drivers are not being released pending notification of family. They were the only persons involved in the crash.

 A 1999 Acura was westbound on South Dakota Highway 50, traveling on the wrong side of the road. South Dakota Highway 50’s eastbound and westbound lanes are divided by a median. The Acura collided head-on with an eastbound 2012 Subaru. The collision caused the Acura to catch on fire.

The driver of the Acura was pronounced dead at the scene. The driver of the Subaru later died at a Sioux Falls hospital.

After the initial crash, a 2000 Chevrolet S-10 pickup and a 2009 Chevrolet Impala, both driving through the crash scene, each struck one of the vehicles involved in the initial crash. The two people in the pickup and the one in the Impala were not injured.

The Highway Patrol continues to investigate. Other agencies at the scene were Yankton County Sheriff’s Office, Yankton Fire and Yankton EMS.

SD Dept. of Public Safety

Mitchell man dies in Friday crash

Sunday, November 29, 2015

ARTESIAN, S.D. – 62 year old Michael McCreight of Mitchell, S.D. has been identified as the victim in a one-vehicle crash that occurred Friday night, five miles west of Artesian.

McCreight was driving a 2004 Chevrolet Trailblazer eastbound on South Dakota Highway 34 and was preparing to turn to go south on South Dakota Highway 37. He lost control of the vehicle, which rolled and hit an electrical pole.  McCreight was pronounced dead at the scene. He was wearing a seatbelt.

Investigation into the crash continues by the South Dakota Highway Patrol. Other agencies at the scene were the state Game, Fish and Parks Department, Sanborn County Sheriff’s Office, Artesian Fire and Rescue, Woonsocket Fire and Rescue, Sanborn County Ambulance and Xcel Energy.

S.D. Department of Public Safety


Mitchell Police seek your help in solving a cemetery vandalism

Sunday, November 29, 2015

Between November 2, 2015 and November 9, 2015 an unknown individual(s) damaged a headstone in the Graceland Cemetery located in Mitchell, SD.  Damage to the headstone is valued at over $1000.00.  The owner of the headstone is offering a $1000.00 reward in addition to the reward offered by Crime Stoppers for information leading to the arrest of the individual(s) responsible for the damage.

If you have information in relation to this incident, or if you have information regarding suspicious activity in this area at this time, or information relating to any other crime, please call Crime Stoppers at 996-1700.   Remember that you do not have to identify yourself, and a CASH REWARD is available if it leads to the arrest of the subject or subjects involved. There are no caller ID’s attached to this phone line, so you will remain anonymous. To send a crime tip via text message, download the free APP. “Tipsubmit” on your smart phone and select Mitchell Area Crime Stoppers or  text “MITCS plus your message” to  “274637”.  Upon receipt of a tipster’s first incoming message the system will auto-reply with a confirmation containing the tipster’s unique tip ID.  Anonymous two way communication can then occur between the tipster and Investigators.   You can also go to to submit a crime tip by e-mail.

Information received through CRIME STOPPERS remains totally anonymous. Tipsters who provide information to Crime Stoppers that leads to an arrest(s) will be given a CASH REWARD.

A minimum of $250  is paid for rewards on all “Crime of the Weeks” solved through Crime Stoppers.  Mitchell Area Crime Stoppers, Inc.  offers this reward.  Rewards will not be paid if crime tips, leading to an arrest, are not made directly to Mitchell Area Crime Stoppers, Inc. by telephone, text message or by web tip.

To date 346 crimes have been solved through information from Crime Stoppers.

A minimum of $250 is paid for rewards on all "Crime of the Week"

solved through Crime Stoppers.




Christmas at the Palace

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Mitchell’s Christmas holiday season is officially underway following Monday’s annual Christmas at the Palace.

Local talent provided the entertainment while Santa and Mrs.Claus listened intently to the youngster’s gift requests, and everyone enjoyed Christmas cookies and chili. The evening ended with the lighting of the city Christmas tree across the street from the brightly and colorfully lit Corn Palace and a few words from Mayor Jerry Toomey.

New this year, the Corn Palace Domes were illuminated in red and green in honor of the Christmas holiday season, much to the delight of the crowd.

J.P. Skelly

Christmas comes early

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

A local organization that helps troubled teenage girls and a Mitchell couple got early Christmas presents during Monday’s Christmas at the Palace.

The Abbott House drew the winners of two restored Harley Davidson Sportster motorcycles, the top prize in the Helping with Horsepower-Second Chances project raffle. John and Tona Rozum purchased the winning ticket.

Laura Klock of Klock Werks says it’s a big boost for the organization. “This time we sold about 3,600 tickets,” said Klock. “Average over the years about $70,000-$75,000 after expenses are paid.”

Klock used motorcycles as a teaching tool for her own daughters, but saw an opportunity to expand her idea to the Abbott House.

She says numerous motorcycle-related businesses from around the United States gladly donate to the annual project.

J.P. Skelly

Mitchell's Christmas holiday season starts tonight!

Monday, November 23, 2015

Mitchell’s Christmas holiday season starts tonight with an evening of music, magic, and entertainment at the World’s Only Corn Palace.

The Mitchell High School Show Choir, Xtreme Cheer, Feterl Dance, MHS Drum Line, and the Mitchell Area Children’s Choir will provide the entertainment starting at 5:00 pm with complimentary chili and cookies served while they last.  Santa and Mrs. Claus will greet children as well.

The Abbott House will select the winner of their Helping with HorsepowerTM Motorcycle Rebuild project, “Second Chances”--a pair of Harley Davidson Sportster Motorcycles. The Drum Line will lead the crowd outside to the Tree Lighting Ceremony at 7:00pm.

Mayor Jerry Toomey will say a few words before lighting the tree and the Mitchell Children’s Choir will perform a few Christmas carols to wrap up the evening.

Activities start at 4:00 pm.

J.P. Skelly

Back to back stabbings

Monday, November 23, 2015

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — Authorities are investigating two stabbings that occurred within an hour of each other in Sioux Falls.

The first stabbing was reported to police at about 9:30 Sunday. The victim was transported to a hospital, where his or her condition wasn't immediately known.

The second stabbing happened shortly after 10 p.m. Sunday in the parking lot of a grocery store. The victim was taken to a hospital with injuries that police didn't consider to be life-threatening.

Police say it's unclear whether the stabbings are related. No suspect information had been released as of early Monday morning.

Copyright 2015 The Associated Press


Ellsworth B-1 bombers batter ISIS targets

Monday, November 23, 2015

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) — B-1 bombers from Ellsworth Air Force Base have been dropping bombs at a record pace this year as part of an escalated assault on Islamic State targets.

Base commander Col. Gentry Boswell says Ellsworth's 34th Bomb Squadron dropped about 2,200 bombs on targets in Afghanistan, Iraq and Syria during a six-month deployment that ended in July.

Boswell says that's the most bombs dropped during a six-month deployment by an American B-1 squadron in the last 10 years.

Since July, Ellsworth's 37th Bomb Squadron has already surpassed that mark with more than 2,700 bombs dropped.

Boswell says he expects deployments to continue with increased cooperation from European partners as they react to the recent Paris attacks by the Islamic State group.

Copyright 2015 The Associated Press


2015 Reindeer Races

Monday, November 23, 2015

KORN & Q1073 is giving away thousands of dollars of Radio Fun Money this holiday season! There’s all kinds of ways to register for your chance to pick a reindeer that will be racing at “Santa Downs” on Fridays.  It’s a new batch of names from all registrations every week and if your name is pulled, you have 10 minutes to call-in & claim your reindeer for the big race where you can win “Radio Fun Money”!


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