OUR VIEW: Week in review: the best, worstA look back at the week that was, from a farmer to a teacher to the bankers.
By: Editorial board, The Daily Republic
CHEERS to Chad Blindauer, of Mitchell, who was honored with the Presidential Recognition Award following his term as president of the South Dakota Corn Utilization Council.
Blindauer, according to a press release from the organization, has “demonstrated a great commitment to our organization and to the state’s corn growers.”
Blindauer farms corn and other crops on his place just outside Mitchell.
CHEERS to the statewide award received last week by Deb Thill, of Mitchell.
Thill was named South Dakota Elementary Physical Education Teacher of the Year by the South Dakota Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance.
She was notified of the award in November, but received the award during a ceremony last week at L.B. Williams Elementary in Mitchell.
HISSES to news that foreclosures in Mitchell inched upward in 2012.
Granted, the 2012 total of 32 was just one foreclosure higher than the 2011 total, but it still broke a downward trend that had been happening since foreclosures spiked in 2007.
Either way, we still see the lower numbers as good news for the local economy, and hope we can see that number headed downward again in 2013.
HISSES to the troubles that accompany the frigid temperatures that hit the region last week.
Like some sort of winter rite, a water main broke Wednesday, the result of temperatures that hovered just above zero.
The break created an inconvenience for city workers and motorists alike.
The good news is that we’re really not that far from spring.
Let’s hope for plenty of moisture, but reasonable temperatures during these final weeks of winter and first few weeks of spring.
CHEERS to the bison products served during the presidential inauguration last week.
The Rapid City Journal reported that bison tenderloins were part of the meal served to President Barack Obama and his wife, Michelle.
The meat came from Rapid City, and we consider that great advertising not only for the state’s bison industry, but also for South Dakota itself.