Letcher

The regular meeting of the American Legion Auxiliary Unit 29 met at 6 p.m. on Sept. 5. President Dawn Rassel led the opening ceremonies with Chaplain Judy Stenzel leading the opening prayer.
The minutes of the June meeting were read and approved as read. The treasurer’s report was given by Barb Maurice and accepted.
A report was given by Dawn Rassel on the July 4th Bingo. Coupons were sent to military families in Germany and Korea.
The yearly obligations were paid, as well as the Christmas Gift Shop donation and a donation to Special Olympics.
The District 6 Fall Meeting will be held at 2 p.m. on Sept. 30 in Wessington Springs. All members are welcome.
The newly elected president of South Dakota American Legion Auxiliary is Elvira Moen. Her theme this year is “Thanks to Our Veterans, Freedom Rings in South Dakota.”
It was decided to have the next meeting on Monday, Oct. 2, at 6:30 p.m., due to activity conflicts.
Following the closing ceremonies, President Dawn Rassel adjourned the meeting.
Cookies for the September Prairie View Healthcare Community Bingo will be furnished by Judy Brisbine and Bobbi Jo White.

Darin Michael Amick, of rural Letcher, was arraigned in Third Judicial Circuit Court on Tuesday, Aug. 29, on one count of grand theft, a Class 4 felony.
Court documents state that between Oct. 14, 2014, and Sept. 14, 2015, Amick did take or exercise control over property of the Letcher Fire Department, with a value of more than $5,000 but less than or equal to $100,000, with the intent to deprive the Department of the property.
Amick pled guilty to the charge and will be sentenced at a later date.

Charges of grand theft against the City of Letcher resulted in probation and a $300 fine in Sanborn County Court recently.
Mary Ackman, 62, of Letcher, received a suspended imposition of sentence after pleading guilty to grand theft of at least $5,000, but less than $100,000 against the City of Letcher. The theft occurred between 2011 and 2015, while Ackman was serving as finance officer for Letcher.
Judge Jon Erickson granted the suspended imposition in Sanborn County Court Aug. 1, with terms to include the fine and 18 months probation.
Grand theft in the amount charged is a Class 4 felony.
A suspended imposition of sentence (SIS) seals a criminal conviction to the public, upon completion of terms and conditions ruled by a judge. Only one suspended imposition of sentence can be received in a lifetime, and one cannot be granted if the defendant has any prior felony convictions. The court reserves the right to amend any or all of the terms in the SIS order at any time during the probationary period.