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November 18, 2017
Amber Nelson, an elementary school teacher in Lake Andes, is battling breast cancer for the third time. Nelson credits the support of her family and community for helping her stay positive. (Libby Leyden/ Republic)
Lake Andes elementary teacher battles cancer for a third time
November 18, 2017 - 8:00am
November 11, 2017
Hanna Thorsen, 4, poses for a photo on Tuesday night following a recognition event at the Mitchell Public Library. Thorsen has red more than 9,000 books since partcipating in the 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten program. (Sara Bertsch / Republic)
Instilling a love of reading
November 11, 2017 - 9:00am
November 6, 2017
Noel Ahlers, and her two children Kate and Tyler, pose for photo on stage at the Pepsi-Cola Theatre for the Performing Arts — home to Mitchell's Area Community Theatre. (Sara Bertsch/ Republic)
Feels like family: ACT members share theater stories
November 6, 2017 - 11:33am
November 4, 2017
WOSTER: The long view of life
November 4, 2017 - 10:00am
October 28, 2017
Diane Kenkel poses for a photo in an exam room of her facility, Prairie Family Healthcare. Kenkel, of Mitchell, was recently awarded the Nurse Practitioner State Award for Excellence of South Dakota. (Sara Bertsch / Republic)
Passionate about patient care
October 28, 2017 - 8:45am
Brenda Olesen owns Einstein's Costume and Prop Rental in downtown Mitchell. (Matt Gade / Republic)
Dress to impress at Einstein's
October 28, 2017 - 8:30am
October 25, 2017
Suzanne Fournier, formerly of Bridgewater, hands out school supplies, toys and candy to children in a community near Al Diwaniyah, Iraq. Fournier volunteered for an eight-month deployment to Iraq in 2005, traveling to nine of 18 provinces to help with communication during Operation Iraqi Freedom. (Submitted photo)
Bridgewater native talks of 'colorful' life with US Army Corps
October 25, 2017 - 8:00am
October 24, 2017
Skylar Neugebauer, formerly of Mitchell, poses for a photo during a prescribed burn on the Umatilla National Forest located in Oregon and Washington. A week after the photo was taken in early October, Neugebauer was sent to northern California to help fight the destructive wildfires. (Submitted photo)
Mitchell native shares experience fighting wildfires in California
October 24, 2017 - 7:00am
October 20, 2017
Davison, Hanson 4-H adviser takes on state role, leaves open position
October 20, 2017 - 9:08am
October 14, 2017
Craig Ryan Steinke is the owner and interior designer for Craig Ryans. (Matt Gade / Republic)
Main Street’s Craig Ryans challenges customers to ‘discover the extraordinary’
October 14, 2017 - 6:00am
October 11, 2017
Photographs from Phyllis Salmen's past lay on the table as Dakota Wesleyan University senior Dylan Dethlefsen  interviews Salmen on Tuesday morning in her apartment at Wesley Acres. (Matt Gade / Republic)play button
DWU class to share stories from Mitchell senior residents to Library of Congress
October 11, 2017 - 7:51am
September 29, 2017
Shirley Fiala was chosen to be the 2017 Mount Vernon Hero. Fiala, 95, is a 1939 Mount Vernon high school graduate and lifelong resident. (Matt Gade / Republic)
95-year-old woman named Mount Vernon Hero
September 29, 2017 - 9:17am
September 27, 2017
Sisters Hannah and Madison Hetland pose for a photo on Tuesday morning at Mitchell High School. (Matt Gade / Republic)
Hetlands share close bond, extremely involved in extracurriculars
September 27, 2017 - 8:03am
September 23, 2017
Ruth Neuberger, of Canistota, laughs at her kitchen table while reminiscing how she met her husband. Neuberger is a nominee for the Spirit of Dakota’s 31st Anniversary Celebration and Award  Banquet in Huron. It will take place on Oct. 7. (Matt Gade / Republic)
Canistota's Ruth Neuberger: 'A long story to tell'
September 23, 2017 - 8:00am
September 15, 2017
Thelma Busk stands for a photo in the Mitchell cemetery on Thursday morning. Busk volunteers for an organization called Find A Grave taking photographs that serve as a virtual tour of the gravesites. (Matt Gade / Republic)
A fascinating find: Letcher native photographs grave sites
September 15, 2017 - 9:08am