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Plenty of ducks, fewer hunters
WILTZ: Come Saturday's duck opener, what are you going to throw at those quackers?
Grouse numbers rise ahead of opener
WILTZ: Old bait-casting reels can be pretty darn handy
Prairie, ruffed, sage grouse seasons open Saturday
June 20, 2016
Mitchell Speech and Debate take on nationals in Salt Lake City
Raina Grimsley and Ryan Solberg can now add debating the pros and cons of a one-day presidential primary to their list of high school accomplishments....
June 20, 2016 - 5:34pm
March 7, 2016
MHS senior wins event at state tournament
The Mitchell High School Speech and Debate team had a strong showing at the state tournament over the weekend, with two competitors bringing home first-place honors in their respective events.
March 7, 2016 - 10:11am
February 29, 2016
Three MHS students qualify for national debate tournament
BROOKINGS — Three Mitchell High School students qualified to compete in a national debate tournament through a qualification tournament on Friday and Saturday in Brookings, according to Mitchell High School Debate Coach Ron Grimsley. The team of Ryan Solberg and Raina Grimsley...
February 29, 2016 - 11:20am
November 23, 2015
McGovern Speech and Debate Tournament results
Following is a list of top placers in the 24th annual McGovern Speech and Debate tournament held on Saturday and Sunday at Mitchell High School. More than 400 entrants competed. Listed are each event’s winners and Mitchell High School placers. Speech events Readers Theater:...
November 23, 2015 - 10:11am
May 8, 2015
Obama says he’s inspired by S.D. graduates
WATERTOWN — It’s all about family. That’s what President Barack Obama emphasized makes America strong when he spoke on Friday during...
May 8, 2015 - 8:16pm
April 30, 2015
Obama visit means long hours for Watertown college planner
PIERRE (AP) — President Barack Obama's scheduled visit to South Dakota May 8 is historic for one rather trivial reason. Obama will do...
April 30, 2015 - 2:15pm
March 10, 2015
MHS student wins 1st at state speech, debate tournament
Let the streak continue. Mitchell High School junior Ryan Solberg won first place in domestic extemporaneous speaking at the South Dakota...
March 10, 2015 - 10:51am
February 24, 2015
Mitchell qualifies two to nationals
Carrying on a proud school tradition in speech and debate, two Mitchell high school students have earned a trip to nationals. Junior Ryan Solberg and sophomore Raina Grimsley each finished in first place in their respective events at the district qualifying tournament held Feb. 20-21...
February 24, 2015 - 8:05am
Mitchell places seventh in McGovern tournament
The state’s best speakers and orators competed in Mitchell over the weekend, as the 23rd George McGovern Forensics Tournament took place Friday...
November 24, 2014 - 7:39am
November 20, 2014
Annual McGovern tournament this weekend
Twenty-four schools and hundreds of students are coming to the 23rd Annual George McGovern Forensics Tournament this weekend in Mitchell. The event, a speech and debate competition, is free and open to the public. Mitchell debate coach Ron Grimsley said there will be 404 students...
November 20, 2014 - 5:42pm
March 13, 2014
Mitchell Optimist Club’s speech contest set March 29 at MHS
The Mitchell Area Optimist Club will hold its local oratorical contest at 9:30 a.m. on March 29 at Mitchell High School. This year’s theme is “How My Passions Impact the World.” Students’ speeches will be judged based on content and presentation to determine the top...
March 13, 2014 - 9:16pm
March 3, 2014
Burke girl wins oratory contest
Esther Swift, Burke, sponsored by the Burke Post 28 and representing District 3 of the South Dakota American Legion, won the State Championship Oratory Contest for 2014. She was awarded a championship trophy, a $1,000 scholarship and a plaque to be displayed in her home school’s...
March 3, 2014 - 10:16pm
February 26, 2014
Speech/debate wrapping up big year
Mason Wenzel has a chance to accomplish a pair of impressive feats over the next nine days. This weekend, Wenzel, a senior at Mitchell High School, could become the school's second student ever to qualify three times for the national speech and debate tournament. The following weekend,...
February 26, 2014 - 10:08pm
October 8, 2012
Mitchell student receives honorable mention in national speech contest
Raina Grimsley, a seventh-grade student at Mitchell Middle School, earned honorable mention at the national level of Modern Woodmen of America's...
October 8, 2012 - 7:56am
September 7, 2012
Obama's convention evolution complete
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) -- President Barack Obama's convention evolution is complete. Eight years ago, the little-known Democrat rocketed into...
September 7, 2012 - 10:42am