OUR VIEW: Week in review: the best, worstFrom Roger Musick to city employees honored to Mittens for Mitchell, things look good.
By: Editorial board, The Daily Republic
CHEERS to Mitchell entrepreneur Roger Musick, who was honored last week at an event in Sioux Falls. Musick, who was in on the founding of Martin Group and also is founder and CEO of Innovative Systems, received the Spirit of Enterprise Award for Entrepreneurship during the Innovation Expo in Sioux Falls. Musick has been instrumental to progress in Mitchell, both as an employer and also as an analyst of the local employment environment. We can’t think of anyone more deserving for this kind of recognition.
CHEERS to employees of the city of Mitchell, who were presented the Gold Level Loss Control/Safety Achievement Award during a recent conference of the South Dakota Municipal League. The award was for the employees’ efforts in making their workplace safe, for reducing liability exposures and for saving taxpayer dollars through loss control.
CHEERS to those involved in Mittens for Mitchell, a program that will use donated sewing machines to sew 400 pairs of mittens for Mitchell-area children. According to a short piece last week in The Daily Republic, the group needs more donated machines, as well as more donations of fleece material and volunteers to make it all happen. The deadline is fast approaching, and we urge anyone who’s interested to call 933-2353 for more information.
CHEERS to construction of a new addition to the Avera Brady Health and Rehab facility in Mitchell. The 17,000-square-foot addition will add 17 new rooms to the facility.
HISSES to accidents related to pheasant hunting. This time of year is supposed to be about friends, family and tradition, yet some people still are getting seriously injured in South Dakota’s fields. We have said it before, but here it goes again: No shot at a pheasant is worth injuring, maiming or killing another human being. Please use extreme caution while pheasant hunting this year.