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From sports to spring plays, Mitchell community attends events of all kinds
Students vie for prizes in welding contest
'Sidewalk to nowhere'
Platte's Bentz honored as SD's Doctor of the Year
Missing person located in Minnesota
McDonald's vows 'modern' makeover amid U.S. sales struggle
AgweekTV: Learning about Lamancha goats
Recent rains could improve outlook for Texas cattle herds
Dry winter rolls into spring - 'It's going to get worse'
AgweekTV: Calving season underway with favorable spring weather
SD legislative budget committee adopts revenue estimates
A go-to player in big-game moments
Fitzgerald dominating on mound for DWU baseball
Mitchell youth wrestlers set out for state titles
Vikings, Greenway working to restructure contract
This weekend's sports schedule
Couple wed in November ceremony
Former Stickney woman turns 100
Corsica man celebrates 90th
Stickney man celebrates 85th
Area woman turns 107 years old
Richard J. Doty
Lawrence "Larry" Hauser
Daniel James Nagel, Sr.
Larry G. Cool
Verina E. Tiede
Where's the funding for education, teachers?
God's word is clear and the truth
LETTER: Keystone XL has multiple benefits
Sub-minimum wage bill unfair
Student visits to prisons will help crime problem
Plans to stock Atlantic salmon in Lake Oahe delayed
Rapid City businessman pushes for more Black Hills walleyes
Elk, mountain goat seasons up for debate at GFP meeting
Local Pheasant Forever chapter hosting 30th annual seed giveaway
What's the deal with discounted Rapala fishing lures?
March 13, 2015
Elk Point-Jefferson outlasts Mount Vernon/Plankinton in OT
WATERTOWN -- Elk Point-Jefferson outlasted Mount Vernon/Plankinton 46-40 in overtime to advance to the Class A state girls basketball championship on Friday in Watertown. The Huskies outscored the Titans 10-4 in overtime to claim the semifinal win. Megan Bultsma scored a two-point...
March 13, 2015 - 9:29pm
March 12, 2015
It’s tournament fever for Mount Vernon/Plankinton
WATERTOWN -- Thursday was just the first day of an exciting two weeks for the Mount Vernon/Plankinton basketball teams. Both the boys and girls basketball teams qualified for the Class A state tournaments for the first time since the two schools formed a co-op in 2011. "I think...
March 12, 2015 - 9:24pm
Titan girls rout Dell Rapids in first round
WATERTOWN -- It didn't take long for the No. 2-seeded Mount Vernon/Plankinton girls basketball team to establish control against No. 7-seeded Dell Rapids. MVP (21-2) showed off its suffocating defense en route to a 55-36 win over the Quarriers at the Class A state tournament on Thursday...
March 12, 2015 - 8:57pm
March 11, 2015
OUR VIEW: Sit back, enjoy some hoops
March Madness is here. You know, that time of year for last-second shots, half-court hurls and Cinderella teams knocking off favorites. In South Dakota, we take great pride in our basketball. This week, we watched South Dakota's two NCAA Division I basketball programs battle men's...
opinion / editorials
March 11, 2015 - 6:20pm
March 10, 2015
Titans outlast Fighting Cougars 48-45
PARKSTON -- It came down to the last shot. In a back-and-forth contest, it was fitting that the Region 5A boys basketball championship game between Mount Vernon/Plankinton and McCook Central came down to the final moments. MCM's desperation, game-tying three-point attempt silenced...
March 10, 2015 - 11:53pm
MVP has eyes on Class A title game, opens against Dell Rapids
MOUNT VERNON -- Mount Vernon/Plankinton wants a shot at St. Thomas More. But to do that, Bill Marquardt knows his team must play well early on in the Class A state girls basketball tournament. "We do have a tough load," Marquardt, MVP's second-year coach, said. "Our goal is...
March 10, 2015 - 11:30pm
SD state boys basketball tournament pairings
Tournaments run from March 19-21 Class B in Aberdeen First-round games Noon: No. 1 Faith vs. No. 8 Hitchcock-Tulare 1:45 p.m.: No. 4 Wolsey-Wessington vs. No. 5 Hanson 6 p.m.: No. 2 White River vs. No. 7 Parker 7:45 p.m.: No. 3 Langford Area vs. No. 6 Gregory Class A in Rapid...
March 10, 2015 - 11:00pm
March 7, 2015
Class A state girls basketball pairings
All games in Watertown Thursday's first-round games Noon: No. 1 St. Thomas More vs. No. 8 Cheyenne-Eagle Butte 1:45 p.m.: No. 4 Webster Area vs. No. 5 Clark/Willow Lake 6 p.m.: Mount Vernon/Plankinton vs. No. 7 Dell Rapids 7:45 p.m.: Elk Point-Jefferson vs. No. 6 Red Cloud
March 7, 2015 - 7:32pm
March 6, 2015
Area high school basketball roundup: Titans and MCM advance to Region 5A championship
PLANKINTON -- Tate Deinert had 25 points to lead Mount Vernon/Plankinton over West Central 58-57 at a high school boys basketball game on Friday in the Region 5A tournament in Plankinton. The Titans (15-6) will play McCook Central/Montrose in the Region 5A championship game on...
March 6, 2015 - 11:22pm
Reinvesting in juvenile JUSTICE
Keeping juvenile offenders in community will be an act of reinvestment, according to officials. The state recently created a possible way to reduce costs within the juvenile justice system, while increasing public safety and holding youth responsible for their actions.
news / local
March 6, 2015 - 9:02pm
Plankinton woman celebrates 80th
PLANKINTON — Mavis Haines, Plankinton, will celebrate her 80th birthday on Thursday, March 12. Her family requests a card shower. Greetings may be sent to P.O. Box 86, Plankinton, S.D., 57368.
life / celebrations
March 6, 2015 - 8:08pm
March 5, 2015
MVP's Marquardt has earned more than 500 career wins
MOUNT VERNON -- After 35 years, Bill Marquardt is still excited about basketball. The Mount Vernon/Plankinton girls basketball coach earned his 500th career win on Feb. 16, when the Titans defeated Hanson 61-30. "It just means that I've been here a long time," Marquardt said...
March 5, 2015 - 11:28pm
Titans claim Region 5A title
PARKSTON -- The Mount Vernon/Plankinton girls basketball team has been known for its suffocating defense all season. The Titans used another strong defensive performance to claim the Region 5A championship over McCook Central/Montrose 53-39 on Thursday in Parkston. In front...
March 5, 2015 - 11:22pm
March 3, 2015
CERSOSIMO: State tourneys aren't hosting eight best teams
In several sports, the South Dakota High School Activities Association has taken the right steps to ensure the best teams advance in the postseason. Basketball isn't one of them. In the Class A and B girls and boys state basketball tournaments, one-fourth of the games were blowouts...
March 3, 2015 - 11:29pm
MVP basketball coaches to speak at QB Club
Mount Vernon/Plankinton boys and girls basketball coaches Eric Denning and Bill Marquardt will speak at the Quarterback Club meeting at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Depot in Mitchell. Dakota Wesleyan University men's basketball coach Matt Wilber will speak about the NAIA Division II...
March 3, 2015 - 7:46pm