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Things to do
• Farmers Market, 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., parking lot at Fifth and Main, Mitchell.
• Grand opening of Milltown Island Park, 3 to 8 p.m., at the park, Milltown.
• Longfellow Elementary “Night at the Drive-in,” showing “Madagascar 3,” gates open at 5:30 p.m., $10 per carload, Starlite Drive-In, Mitchell.
• Snack Pack program fundraiser concert, 4 p.m., free will offering/donations accepted, UCC, Mitchell.
• Annual potato supper sponsored by Dunham Historical Society, 5 to 7 p.m., free will offering accepted, Senior Center, Wessington Springs.
• Bingo, 3 to 5 p.m., Holy Spirit Parish Hall, Mitchell.
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Things to remember
NIGHT AT THE DRIVE-IN SCHEDULED: Longfellow Elementary will host “Night at the Drive-In” today, with gates opening at 5:30 p.m. and movie showing at 8 p.m. at the Star-Lite Drive-In, Mitchell.
The movie is “Madagascar 3” and cost is $10 per carload. There will also be inflatables, train rides, a 50/50 drawing and more. All proceeds benefit Longfellow PTO.
HISTORICAL SOCIETY ANNUAL MEETING TO BE HELD: The Mitchell Area Historical Society annual meeting and dinner will be at 6 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 17, at Wesley Acres, Mitchell. Speaker will be Robert Kolbe, author of “They Captured the Moment: Dakotas Photographers 1853-1920” BOOK FAIR TO BE HELD AT LONGFELLOW: Longfellow Elementary School will host a Scholastic Book Fair from Monday, Sept. 17, through Thursday, Sept. 20, at the school, Mitchell. Hours for the fair are 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Wednesday and 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Thursday. Funds raised will help purchase books for the library, classroom libraries and children.
Mitchell: $3.869 Yankton: 3.899 Rapid City: $3.758 Sioux Falls: $3.920 State: $3.891 National: $3.871
Today in local history
The issue of caps on malt beverage licenses was on the ballot in the election scheduled for Sept. 18, 2007. Restaurant owners wanted to remove the cap. The opposition, made up of clergy and the Licensed Beverage Dealers of South Dakota, urged retention of the cap to keep the value up on existing licenses.