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Lawyers fight at state permit hearing about whether manure is health threat
Howard school given $1 million to use for student scholarships
Stickney ambulance service 'stellar' in first five months
Wagner community to recognize local National Guard unit
S.D. congressional delegation votes to override Obama's veto of 9/11 victims bill
Wells Fargo may take more disciplinary action over sales abuses
Insurance agent earns two honors
New iPhone to ditch headphone jack, come with better camera
Hulu ends free streaming service
BankWest announces new banker in Mitchell
Greenway Pork is doing it right
Winter wheat planting in South Dakota nears halfway point
Feds reviewing court ruling on fertilizer dealers policy
Farm Rescue marks milestone with 400th farm aid case
Court gives fertilizer dealers a reprieve from policy change
Magic edge Omaha 103-99
Area prep volleyball roundup: Heath pushes Colome past Thunder
Kernels cut down Lynx in four sets
Tiger notebook: J-Back spot brings versatility to DWU offense
Athlete of the week: Donald doing it all for WiLdKats
Heartland Quilt Guild holds September meeting
Mitchell Toastmasters hold Sept. 8 meeting
Couple wed in June 8 ceremony
Mitchell woman celebrates 80th birthday
Ida C. Rowe
Julie L. Lang
Avoiding the temptation to throw mud
Don't wait to make the call
OUR VIEW: Immediacy of layoffs hard to swallow
No room for error in national security strategy
The courts and the (hair) cuts
WILTZ: Mayflies for dinner? The fish become gluttonous!
Fall turkey hunting licenses still available in North Dakota
A couple of shotgun experts find out what they’ve been missing in mourning dove hunting
Plenty of ducks, fewer hunters
WILTZ: Come Saturday's duck opener, what are you going to throw at those quackers?
May 6, 2016
City could look to plan 'B' for Lake Mitchell restoration
The city may look to plan 'B' on the restoration of algae-ridden Lake Mitchell. After traveling to Carter Lake, Iowa, to assess the lake restoration work of Omaha-based Fyra Engineering, Mitchell Mayor Jerry Toomey said he saw some "unintended consequences" of the engineering firm's...
May 6, 2016 - 5:58pm
May 2, 2016
Volunteer cattail planting day scheduled at Lake Mitchell.
A day for volunteers to help plant cattails in Lake Mitchell has been scheduled for May 14 at Lake Mitchell. Volunteers will gather at the Sportsman Boat Ramp and work from 9 a.m. to noon, planting cattails in shallow water/sandy areas to help shore stability, fish habitat, water...
May 2, 2016 - 5:22pm
Council to consider new rules on the lake, loitering
Dust off the rule book, because Mitchell could add several new regulations to city code. A handful of updates to city code will reach the Mitchell City Council at Monday night's regular meeting, including two meant to assist in the cleanup effort at Lake Mitchell, two regarding pedestrian...
May 2, 2016 - 10:53am
April 29, 2016
Glad You Asked
Q: When will the fishing pier at Lake Mitchell on West Harmon Drive be moved back into place for the summer? A: The Mitchell Parks and Recreation Department is waiting for a warm and calm day to install the city's user-friendly dock. Park Supervisor Steve Roth said the wooden fishing...
April 29, 2016 - 5:02pm
April 27, 2016
Lake board plans field trip to Carter Lake
The Lake Mitchell Advisory Committee is taking a field trip. Mayor Jerry Toomey and committee members Joe Kippes, John McLeod and Mark Puetz will head down to Carter Lake, Iowa, Thursday to meet with locals about Fyra Engineering, the company that has pitched a preliminary lake restoration...
April 27, 2016 - 7:03pm
April 23, 2016
LETTER: Starve the algae on Lake Mitchell
To the Editor: I have lived on Lake Mitchell for 50-plus years. I've watched it go to pot every year since it was dredged and the cattails removed...
April 23, 2016 - 9:50am
April 12, 2016
Board recommends barring lawn, leaf and tree debris loading in Lake Mitchell
The Lake Mitchell Advisory Committee is taking lake restoration one step at a time. At the monthly meeting Tuesday at the Mitchell Recreation...
April 12, 2016 - 6:23pm
OUR VIEW: Lake Mitchell property owners should consider zero phosphorus fertilizer in future
Spring means it's time to get those lawns glowing again, but using fertilizer for Lake Mitchell homeowners may mean a different green substance sprouting. Lake Mitchell's algae problems have been well documented. But the exact cause, or causes, has yet to be determined. Among the...
April 12, 2016 - 10:19am
April 9, 2016
LETTER: City could try testing lawns around the lake
To the Editor Recently, there have been numerous comments on the effect phosphorus may be having on Lake Mitchell's algae problem, and that perhaps the fertilizers lake residents are using might be a contributor to the problem. For more than a decade I've worked on a lawn, nearly...
April 9, 2016 - 10:24am
April 8, 2016
Lake board not likely to consider $73K study in April
The Lake Mitchell Advisory Committee is not expected to consider recommending a $73,725 lake study for at least another month. Mayor Jerry Toomey told The Daily Republic Thursday that the committee hopes to take a trip down to Carter Lake, which lies on the border of Iowa and Nebraska...
April 8, 2016 - 5:24pm
March 26, 2016
LETTER: Back to common sense on Lake Mitchell algae
To the Editor: Finally some common sense. This is in response to Rick Kriese's column on March 21. Mr. Kriese is a certified crop adviser and...
March 26, 2016 - 8:46am
March 21, 2016
OPINION: Look beyond just Firesteel Creek for Lake Mitchell's high phosphorus levels
Before the city makes any assumptions about the Firesteel Creek being the supply source for the phosphorus in Lake Mitchell, let's take a hard look at all of the phosphorus sources around the lake. In 2001, I had many conversations about Lake Mitchell with water district managers,...
March 21, 2016 - 5:20pm
March 19, 2016
LETTER: Don't let cows into creek that feeds lake
To the Editor: Have you ever gone under the bridge and into the canal during the summer at Lake Mitchell? Well, sometimes you will find a herd...
March 19, 2016 - 9:56am
March 9, 2016
Mayor remains convinced lake restoration study is best option
Mitchell's mayor hopes to see a $73,725 lake restoration study to earn committee support by April. Mayor Jerry Toomey said he's looking to the Lake Mitchell Advisory Committee to make a decision whether to recommend the proposal from Omaha-based water resource specialists Fyra Engineering...
March 9, 2016 - 6:26pm
March 7, 2016
Council hears first phase of lake restoration plan
A water resource specialist attempted to clear the water on Monday about his company's plan to restore Lake Mitchell. About three weeks after Councilman Dan Allen said the city should avoid doing any more studies regarding Lake Mitchell, Fyra Engineering's John Holz ensured the Mitchell...
March 7, 2016 - 10:39pm