Tea Police Chief Job Draws Strong Interest
April 29, 2010, 7:26 AM
TEA, SD -
Officials in the southeastern South Dakota town of Tea have been debating whether to do away with the police department, but that has not stopped people from applying for the police chief position.
The City Council in the community of 4,100 people has received about three dozen applications from people who want the job.
City officials have talked about contracting with Lincoln County for law enforcement to save money. Some residents circulated a petition to oppose the move.
City officials have tabled the idea of dissolving the police department. Mayor John Lawler says the Lincoln County sheriff's department does not want to pursue a contract with the city until a new chief is given a chance to work.
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8/22/2015 9:13 PM
A 17-year-old teenager from Tea reported missing Saturday has been found.
8/21/2015 9:36 AM
At 4:30 p.m. Thursday, a 1995 Chevrolet pickup was driving east in the westbound lanes when it crashed with another vehicle.
8/21/2015 1:21 PM
The driver of the second vehicle, 28-year-old Ryan Hrubes, died along with passengers Theresa Schenzel, 59, and Tyler Schenzel, 54.
8/21/2015 12:01 PM
According to The Hope Center for Kids, Ty and Terri Schenzel were killed in a car crash earlier this week.