OUR VIEW: Week in review: the best, worstHisses and cheers from the week that was, from a robbery to transplanting trees to SDSU Jacks.
HISSES to the person who robbed a local convenience store last week. Shortly before midnight Nov. 24, the person — who was armed with a gun — demanded money and disappeared into the night. Cameras in Dakota Sunset show the suspect with a hat and piece of fabric covering the face, so identifying the robber may prove difficult without help from the public. We remind readers that if they know anything about the robbery, they should call local police or the Crime Stoppers tipline at 996-1700. All calls remain anonymous and tips that help lead to solving the crime are rewarded. This particular case has a reward of $750, so please, call Crime Stoppers if you know any pertinent information.
CHEERS to news that trees are being transplanted to make way for the hockey arena expansion at Mitchell Activities Center. Trees are a touchy subject, and we know that people do not like to see them brought down — even in cases of true community progress. To hear that about 15 trees from the hockey arena site are being safely moved to new homes is heartening, and we are suspect many other tree lovers feel the same way.
CHEERS to the South Dakota State University football team for its exciting 2012 season. This piece was written Friday, the day before the Jackrabbits played North Dakota State University in the playoffs, but Saturday’s outcome really doesn’t affect our feeling that SDSU’s success this season has prompted great pride throughout South Dakota.
CHEERS to this moderate late-fall weather. Although we’d really like to see some raindrops fall, we do appreciate that we have avoided any form of nasty winter weather. But as Christmas approaches, and as we consider what’s needed for next year’s farmland, we admit that we are humming “Let it Snow” in these coming weeks.