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Open house to be held for man's 75th
Former Mitchell woman turns 90
Rokusek birth announcement
Plankinton woman celebrates 90th
Berg reunion gathers at Twin Lakes Resort
How has the past affected today's outdoors heritage?
WILTZ: Thinking about great whites and a trip to Hilton Head
WILTZ: Catching catfish and old dogs like myself
WILTZ: Dependence on technology has gone too far for this angler
GF&P increasing efforts to band Canada geese
YEAR IN REVIEW: May: Trouble at the old Longhorn Bar
A shared wall between the partly demolished remains of the old Longhorn Bar and Veterans of Foreign Wars building was found to be in danger of...
December 23, 2013 - 11:56pm
September 9, 2013
MEL OLSON: Fixing a problem years in the making
Councilman Travis Carpenter argued vehemently for buying the Longhorn for $1, and I angrily opposed him. I won, and the city didn't buy the building at that time. Travis left the council at the end of his term, and the Longhorn sat there, progressively getting worse. Eventually, I...
September 9, 2013 - 10:32pm
September 4, 2013
City of Mitchell's Longhorn costs escalate
The total cost of resolving the ongoing situation at the old Longhorn Bar site could reach up to $500,000, Mitchell Mayor Ken Tracy has acknowledged....
September 4, 2013 - 9:58am
June 18, 2013
Mitchell City Council Committee forms for Longhorn/VFW
A new committee will be formed to help the Mitchell City Council deal with the unstable shared wall between the former Longhorn Bar and Veterans...
June 18, 2013 - 5:06am
June 13, 2013
Shared-wall demolition begins at VFW-Longhorn
As the effort to demolish their unstable shared wall slowly resumes, local Veterans of Foreign Wars leaders are sending a message to their members:...
June 13, 2013 - 7:14am
June 5, 2013
Part of shared VFW, Longhorn wall targeted for possible removal
Local Veterans of Foreign Wars members are desperate to reopen their lounge, even if it means tearing a large hole in the side of their building. According to Pat Ziegler, VFW post commander, about 25 local VFW members met Tuesday night and, after much debate, voted in favor of demolishing...
June 5, 2013 - 8:06pm
May 1, 2013
Problems delay Longhorn demolition
Though it may seem like there is no progress in demolishing the former Longhorn Bar in Mitchell, the contractor says he has been busy inside...
May 1, 2013 - 5:34am
March 2, 2013
Short time for the Longhorn
A young man is preparing to tear down the oldest building in Mitchell. The old Longhorn Bar, built in 1879 but closed for 15 months since the...
March 2, 2013 - 5:05pm
Two will share honor of being oldest building in Mitchell
A pair of buildings that are three years "newer" than the old Longhorn Bar will share the title of the oldest buildings in Mitchell when the Longhorn is demolished. A house at 408 E. First Ave., which was completed in 1882, and Harve's Sport Shop at 213 N. Main St., which was...
March 2, 2013 - 5:01pm
December 19, 2012
City seeking bids to tear down 133-year-old former Longhorn
The old Longhorn Bar building has stood in downtown Mitchell since 1879. But under the current plan, 2013 will be the final year in existence...
December 19, 2012 - 7:05am
City Council condemns old Longhorn Bar
The crumbling oldest building in Mitchell will be torn down. The Mitchell City Council voted Monday night at City Hall to condemn the old Longhorn Bar, built in 1879, as well as an associated second brick building at 101 N. Main St. The council passed Resolution 3004 by...
June 19, 2012 - 6:33am
June 12, 2012
City council ponders tearing down historic Longhorn building
Two answers are being prepared for the problem of the troubled old Longhorn Bar site. The city will either buy two buildings at the site for $1 and tear them down, or determine the cost of repairing the buildings and assist the owner to do that. The Mitchell City Council discussed...
June 12, 2012 - 9:44pm
June 4, 2012
Mitchell City Council moves to pay for Longhorn repairs; OKs EZ$ beer license
The futures of a pair of Mitchell bars, one closed by a wall collapse, the other seeking permission to remain open, were under discussion Monday night by the Mitchell City Council at City Hall. The council took the first steps to spend about $60,000 to pay for repairs to the old...
June 4, 2012 - 10:11pm
April 19, 2012
Whittier project receives initial approval from historic group
The Mitchell Historic Preservation Commission on Wednesday approved a request from Brad Ciavarella to move forward with renovating the former...
April 19, 2012 - 6:54am
April 16, 2012
Mitchell City Council sticks with property code enforcement despite complaints
Complaints about the city's nuisance law enforcement efforts were made during the Mitchell City Council meeting Monday night at City Hall. Mitchell residents Jeanne Hauser and Lori Willoughby spoke during the public comment section of the meeting and said they feel the city's nuisance...
April 16, 2012 - 11:09pm