Mitchell’s Parade of Lights was born as a chance to see the U.S. Capitol Holiday Tree. It once doubled as a celebration marking the town’s 125th anniversary. It has been held in gorgeous early winter weather and in frigid cold. It overcame an interesting controversy about its exact title.
The decision facing the state Transportation Commission isn’t an easy one.
In the past, the commission decided it would no longer allow segments of roads and highways to be named after more than one single party.
It’s rare that we succumb to the phrase “student-athlete.” Some institutions insist upon using it, but we rarely do, considering it repetitive. After all, everybody knows all athletes in high school and college are, indeed, students.
Alcohol can’t be consumed on sidewalks outside of restaurants, the City Council has declared.
In the end, we shrug and figure this isn’t a hill worth fighting for. To use another cliché, there are bigger fish to fry.
We aren’t here to get between two Internet/cable TV providers who are vying for customers in Mitchell. The rivalry between Midcontinent Communications and Mitchell Telecom is evidently strong enough that we are wary of adding fuel to the competitive sparks that fly between these two good local businesses.
As a legislative committee seeks ways to raise money for the state through erasure of certain sales-tax exemptions, we wish them luck and encourage state lawmakers to have the guts to make hard decisions.
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