STAFF BLOG REPUBLIC INSIDER Political observations from the DWU parade
Most people go to parades for the bands, the candy and the floats. I go for the politics.
I'm always interested to see which candidates and office-holders show up, what order they're in, and how well ... Posted on 10/5/09 at 11:34 AM
WAGNER — A mule-drawn wagon went out of control during Wagner’s Labor Day parade Monday and struck and injured three people.
Wagner Police Senior Officer Tom Pranger said the mules were spooked and started running down the parade route on Cedar Street.
The injured people, whose names were not released, were taken to Wagner Community Memorial Hospital Avera to be treated for minor injuries. At least one was released Monday, according to Pranger, and he said the other two would likely be released on Monday as well.
Spirits and temperatures were high for Saturday’s Corn Palace Stampede Rodeo parade. This year’s theme was “Celebrating 40 Years of Cowboys, Kids and Country.”
Rodeo committee chairman Jim Mikimins estimated a parade attendance of nearly 10,000 at the yearly event.
“It was wonderful,” he said. In addition to fun, the event provided a solid economic boost. Families come to town to enjoy the parade and rodeo and that benefits all Mitchell business, he said.
Sometimes the parade just passes you by.
That’s what happened to Davison County Auditor Susan Kiepke around 10:45 a.m. Saturday after she tumbled off the back of former state Sen. Ed Olson’s 1989 Chevrolet Corvette during the Corn Palace Stampede Rodeo parade.
Kiepke was riding on the sports car as part of her campaign for re-election.
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