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Community Calendar for Dec. 23 through Dec. 29
Area Community Theatre holds fundraiser
Commission closes year with fairgrounds plan
Zero Out Negative Energy Middle school girls get in the ZONE
GUEBERT: The elephant in the pantry
COLUMN: Need to look back before continuing forward
Davison County 4-Hers honored at program
Seeds available for educational garden programs
SDCA urges Vilsack to withdraw second beef checkoff proposal
Kernel boys down Raiders in OT
Mitchell gymnastics wins Jill McCormick Invite
Mitchell girls fall 44-39 to Rapid City Stevens
Miller scores 21 points in first start for Cavs
Vikings take on Dolphins without Barr
Photos from the Oak Ridge Boys' Christmas Tour at the Corn Palace
At the Movies
Mitchell woman celebrates 70th
New books at Mitchell Public Library
Popp birth announcement
William "Bill" Simpson
Adeline M. Sprecher
Eric Lee Haiar
OUR VIEW: Week in review
LETTER: Remember Jesus is bigger than we are
LETTER: Does 911 service depend on your family?
LETTER: Want a voice? Participate
LETTERS: Christians stand up for what's right
PHOTO: Ice fishing time
SD accepting applications for wildlife grants
14-year-old catches 23-pound northern pike in SD
WILTZ: A Dakota wildlife paradise
Youth hunters have success
November 18, 2014
Bids opened for Corn Palace project higher than expected
Two Mitchell companies submitted construction bids Wednesday for the first phase of the renovation of the Corn Palace, and both were slightly higher than those involved in the project expected. Mueller Lumber submitted the lowest bid of approximately $3.95 million. Puetz Corporation...
November 18, 2014 - 9:37pm
Mitchell City Council awards Corn Palace construction bid
The Mitchell City Council awarded a bid to a local company for the renovation of the Corn Palace at its meeting Monday night at City Hall, but only after agreeing to a few changes to keep the project within budget. With a unanimous vote, the council awarded a bid for the construction...
November 18, 2014 - 9:36pm
Corn Palace work changes visitor entrance
Due to construction and remodeling work, Corn Palace visitors will be directed to enter through the south doors on Sixth Avenue starting today. Interim Corn Palace Director Jeri Mickelson said turnstiles, which have traditionally been used during the summer months to count visitors,...
November 18, 2014 - 8:44pm
Corn Palace renovation begins brick by brick
There's a hole in the wall of the Corn Palace and Mayor Ken Tracy helped put it there. Standing atop the Corn Palace's marquee Friday, Tracy and Tourism/Corn Palace Area Development Committee Chairman Doug Dailey put on hard hats and used a power tool to cut bricks from the wall,...
November 18, 2014 - 1:17pm
Corn Palace construction begins
Rows of orange cones lined the sidewalk and street in front of the Corn Palace on Monday as a two-phase, nearly $7.2 million renovation that's been years in the making got under way. Mitchell Convention and Visitors Bureau Director Jacki Miskimins, whose office is directly across...
November 18, 2014 - 1:17pm
Former Corn Palace director still being investigated
It's been more than three months since former Corn Palace Director Mark Schilling resigned, but a criminal investigation into the circumstances that led to his resignation is still ongoing. Mitchell Police Detective Lt.
November 18, 2014 - 1:16pm
Corn Palace Challenge to help CASA
The Corn Palace Challenge will support CASA through a 50-50 raffle, according to a press release from First Circuit CASA. The Wilbur-Ellis Corn Palace Challenge bull and bronc riding event starts at 7:30 p.m. today and Saturday at the Corn Palace. The 50-50 raffle will provide some...
November 18, 2014 - 1:15pm
November 7, 2014
Ben Gulley to perform at Corn Palace Sunday
Opera comes to the Corn Palace. Tenor singer Ben Gulley will perform at 2 p.m. on Sunday as the third installment in the Mitchell Area Concert Association's concert series. Gulley's extensive career has included solo work, prominent opera roles, film work and tours across the nation...
life / entertainment
November 7, 2014 - 8:46pm
November 4, 2014
Former Palace director's home searched; affidavit shows $1K in mishandled gift cards
Authorities searched the home of former Corn Palace Director Mark Schilling last week, and new details of the investigation have since emerged in court documents filed in conjunction with the search. A search warrant and its supporting affidavit filed Monday, both prepared by Chris...
news / state
November 4, 2014 - 8:56pm
Exterior tile approved for Corn Palace
The Mitchell City Council approved on Monday a $283,000 purchase for the exterior of the Corn Palace, deciding on ceramic tile to replace the brick covering on the outside of the building currently. The tile option was the cheaper of the two put before the council on Monday, who...
news / local
November 4, 2014 - 7:17am
October 31, 2014
Man chosen as Palace director previously charged with felonies, withdraws name
The man who until Friday morning was in line to become the next director of the Corn Palace once faced multiple felony charges for misappropriating funds while working for his family’s business. Steve Koch, a 50-year-old Mitchell resident, withdrew his name from consideration Friday...
news / local
October 31, 2014 - 6:15pm
October 30, 2014
Mayor to recommend new Palace director from field of 40 applicants
As work continues on a multimillion dollar renovation of the Corn Palace, the cityowned arena and tourist attraction could soon get something it hasn’t had for months — a director. Mitchell Mayor Ken Tracy on Wednesday told The Daily Republic that he will recommend Steve...
news / local
October 30, 2014 - 7:56am
October 21, 2014
OUR VIEW: Council kept wrong project afloat Monday
Monday night was sink or swim time for two city of Mitchell projects. During a regular meeting, the Mitchell City Council and Mayor Ken Tracy voted to delay the construction of a new city hall, allowing for a competition-sized indoor pool to be built in the city. Members of...
opinion / editorials
October 21, 2014 - 5:18pm
October 17, 2014
LETTER: City's wish list becoming too expensive
To the Editor: I've been tempted to write since the Sept. 3 headline, "New city hall estimate higher than expected." The article said the first floor would have offices, two conference rooms and the council's meeting room with about 100 seats. The second floor would have additional...
opinion / letters
October 17, 2014 - 5:43pm
LETTER: City should start saving, not spending
To the Editor: Is it not time that the administration of Mitchell does something for the safety and benefit of its citizens and taxpayers instead of the special interests and tourist cartel? Improvements at the library do not balance the Corn Palace project, second sheet of ice,...
opinion / letters
October 17, 2014 - 1:25pm