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Parkston hosts mock car crash to highlight the dangers of distracted driving
Jury selection begins for child-murder trial
Avera Queen of Peace Foundation names new director
Hungry Dog owners attempt to ‘move on’ from drug charges
Fort Thompson man charged with child rape, abuse
Davison County receives Gold Level award
Samsung scraps Galaxy Note 7 over fire concerns
CorTrust Bank ALM Community Foundation awards grants
Bass Pro Shops hooks Cabela's in $5.5 billion deal
AgweekTV: Ethanol Plant Tour
Soybean yields slightly down in 2016 after record 2015
SD corn yields below record highs forecasted nationwide
New SDSU Swine Unit opens with dedication
Regents working with governor on a major research centers plan
GUEBERT: Little hope for farm bill.
GFP offers refunds on archery, youth and muzzleloader deer licenses
Mitchell native brings SDWF, Hunting Film Tour to town
The best of Wiltz: Nightmare on Erika Street
Captive pheasants make up one-fifth or more of SD harvest
GFP Commission refuses to break state laws over non-resident waterfowl hunting licenses
November 25, 2013
GRAVES: ‘Learn the Address’ effort reminder of lost art of memorization in schools
By Joe Graves Mitchell Superintendent The recent commemorations of the sesquicentennial of President Abraham Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address were both interesting and telling. That any speech could be worthy of note 150 years after its recitation is, in today’s atmosphere...
November 25, 2013 - 9:56pm
November 11, 2013
GRAVES: To drone or not to drone?
Some war-time technological advances can have later societal benefits.
November 11, 2013 - 8:58pm
October 29, 2013
GRAVES: Confucius: A little ‘work’ OK
Annual school district report card not always fun, but serves important purpose.
October 29, 2013 - 7:11am
October 15, 2013
GRAVES: Blue Ribbon award truly noteworthy
The recognition event for Gertie Belle Rogers Elementary School a week ago was noteworthy for any number of reasons, not least of which was the panel of speakers invited to elevate it. For one thing, the group was a most distinguished one. The president of the Mitchell City Council,...
October 15, 2013 - 6:55am
October 1, 2013
GRAVES: Birth of grandchildren renews commitment, faith
Three weeks ago today, my eldest child, Catherine, gave birth to her first child, a rosy-cheeked, blue-eyed, raven-haired cherub named Emily. And for the last fortnight-and-a-half, I have been able to think of little else. What is it about an infant, a new life, that has such...
October 1, 2013 - 2:26pm
September 29, 2013
ROD HALL: Will third time be charm for Graves' political ambition?
By Rod Hall In 2004, after a school board meeting adjourned, Superintendent Joe Graves asked to speak to me privately. Graves stated he intended to run for the Legislature, and wanted to hear my comments. I told him I would make the following motion at the next school board meeting:...
September 29, 2013 - 10:03pm
September 16, 2013
GRAVES: Safety is top priority in closing Capital Street
People will sometimes ask me, usually after I've announced some initiative or decision that is bound to be controversial, why on earth I would willingly gore such sacred cows. I think they see me as someone who just loves to stir the pot, who can't quite be happy unless somebody else...
September 16, 2013 - 5:20pm
OUR VIEW: Again we say Graves shouldn't run
Once again, Mitchell School District Superintendent Joe Graves is considering a run for the Legislature, and once again, we don't think permission should be granted by the Mitchell Board of Education. Back in 2008, Graves broached the idea with the board. It eventually fizzled. Now,...
September 16, 2013 - 5:11pm
September 9, 2013
Graves wants legislative seat
Joe Graves for state Senate. Or state House. Monday during the Mitchell Board of Education meeting at Gertie Belle Rogers Elementary, Graves, the school district superintendent, announced his plan to run for the South Dakota Legislature in 2014. "There is a time in the future when...
September 9, 2013 - 10:02pm
August 30, 2013
GRAVES: A bad basis for good standards
There are few things worse than someone who simply can't resist using that acidic phrase, "I told you so." (I am tempted to say "There is nothing worse ..." but was inoculated against that particular non-literalism by my son who, upon hearing me say that once, responded with "Really,...
August 30, 2013 - 2:46pm
August 20, 2013
GRAVES: Mitchell is on a tear
When President Eisenhower nominated Charles Wilson, CEO of General Motors, to be secretary of defense, critics raised the concern that Wilson would never be able to make a decision in his newly proposed role that was adverse to the interests of GM. Thus, in the congressional hearings...
August 20, 2013 - 8:07am
May 14, 2013
GRAVES: Dispense with the agrarian school calendar
As has been my custom since arriving in Mitchell, I allocate my final "Educationally Speaking" column for the school year to the issue of the...
May 14, 2013 - 6:54am
April 29, 2013
GRAVES: Mitchell's teachers more deserving of accolades than any starlet
A few months back, I finally got around to reading Harper Lee's one and only novel, "To Kill a Mockingbird." Knowing that it had been adapted...
April 29, 2013 - 7:50pm
April 16, 2013
GRAVES: Re-learning life's lessons
In our society, it is often lamented that we have very little respect for the wisdom of the elderly. This hasn't actually bothered me much over...
April 16, 2013 - 5:37am
April 1, 2013
GRAVES: Lengthen school year, grow American dream
I am no fan of YouTube. This internet site that specializes in housing and making available to the world the bazillions of videos its fans upload...
April 1, 2013 - 6:44pm