WEEK IN REVIEW: the best, the worstHISSES to people who aren’t giving law-enforcement officers space on South Dakota roadways.
HISSES to people who aren’t giving law-enforcement officers space on South Dakota roadways. In a recent incident, the cruiser driven by Highway Patrol Trooper Lyndsey Dubblede was struck by another driver on Interstate 29. Dubblede had pulled over near Dell Rapids to clear debris from the road when she was hit. She will recover from her injuries, and we are thankful for that. Unfortunately, this isn’t a unique mishap, and we urge readers to exercise more caution and common sense when they see officers doing their job along streets and highways. Slow down and give them some space.
CHEERS to the fifth anniversary of Mitchell Main Street & Beyond. The organization celebrated the milestone last week, with more than 50 people in attendance at The Depot. Mitchell Main Street & Beyond is an advocacy group dedicated to the revitalization of downtown Mitchell and for local and small businesses. We know the group stays busy in that regard, and also at various events and functions throughout the year. It’s good that downtown merchants have banded together for this common cause, and we wish the organization a happy birthday.
CHEERS to the fundraising efforts of the Dakota Discovery Museum. Thanks to a challenge from anonymous supporters — who pledged to match contributions up to $5,000 — the Dakota Discovery Fund has grown to nearly $5,400. That means that with the anonymous match, the museum has raised $10,400. Museum director Lori Holmberg said the campaign is “a great example of our community understanding the importance of ensuring quality cultural experiences are available for area families and school children.” We agree, and commend the museum for its efforts.