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OUR VIEW: Week in review: the best, worst

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OUR VIEW: Week in review: the best, worst
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CHEERS to Dakota Wesleyan University for recently receiving a national honor. Wesleyan once again was featured on the website collegesofdistinction.com, an online guide that examines colleges that appeal to students’ unique and varied interests.

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Wesleyan is the only South Dakota college listed on the site, and it’s the third year our local campus has been so recognized.

HISSES to the miserable cold weather that has plagued this region.

We were rather enjoying the moderate temperatures that settled upon Mitchell in October and November, but we were snapped back to reality the moment we walked outside last week and felt the jolt of sub-zero temperatures, worsened by gusty winds.

Is it too early to start wishing for spring?

CHEERS to the South Dakota State University football team.

The Jackrabbits lost 41-17 to Eastern Washington Saturday in the second round of the playoffs, but still had a memorable season. SDSU finished with a 9-5 record, but lost to a few great teams, including North Dakota State and Nebraska.

More importantly, however, the Jacks showed once again that they belong in the NCAA’s top divisions in sports, considering that the football team has been to the playoffs for two straight years and the men’s and women’s basketball teams each have qualified for the national tournament in recent times.

Big-school athletics are fun, and it’s been a rush to see SDSU have success so early after moving up from NCAA Division II.

CHEERS to the surviving men and women who were at Pearl Harbor on Dec. 7, 1941.

Each year, that infamous day passes, and each year, newspapers find the few remaining people who actually were there when the Japanese conducted their dastardly attack.

We salute those survivors, as well as all survivors of World War II.

CHEERS to the Mitchell High School show choir, which last week performed three shows at the Corn Palace.

This group is ultra-dedicated and spends hours upon hours working to perfect its show and then represent its high school and our town at events throughout the region.

The group is just kicking off its season, and this year will travel as far as Chicago to perform. We wish them luck in their travels.

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