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Mitchell city band to play ‘A Gala Finale’

The Mitchell City Band will play its weekly free concerts at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday at the Saterlie Bandstand in Hitchcock Park.

The theme for this week’s program is “A Gala Finale.”

Special features include soloists Jenna Miller, Mike Catalano, Peter Novak, clarinet trio, trumpet and trombone quartets and a drum ensemble.

Mayor Ken Tracy will present awards to retiring band members — Ken Schonebaum, 63 years; Chuck Dawes, 16 years; Darrell Bolen, 40 years; and Brad Berens, 16 years. The Mitchell Parks and Recreation Department sprays the entire concert area prior to each weekly program, so bring a lawn chair and enjoy. In case of rain, concerts are held at Firesteel Health Care Center. Please bring your lawn chair into the center.

made progress since being committed, his attorney didn’t prove he should be released yet.

A staff psychiatrist at the Human Services Center in Yankton recommended Hodges be released in his uncle’s custody.

Authorities say Hodges dripped gasoline down a hallway October 25, 2012 before lighting a fire while his girlfriend and her ex-husband were still in the mobile home. There were no injuries.

Hodges’ uncle and staff from Behavior Management Systems in Rapid City will testify next month on behalf of Hodges’ release.

— Source: Director Joe Pekas