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February 17, 2018
Lee Ann Overbay is a language arts teacher at the Mitchell Middle School. Overbay has taught for 51 years, with 21 years in the Mitchell School District. (Matt Gade / Republic)
Optimistic Overbay
February 17, 2018 - 10:20am
February 13, 2018
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A Chicago man asked for 10 volunteers to help his elderly neighbors in a snowstorm. He couldn't believe the response.
February 13, 2018 - 7:02am
February 10, 2018
Jim and Lois Blades spend a lot of time volunteering throughout the community including through the James Valley Community Center, Meals on Wheels and Love Feast in Mitchell. (Matt Gade / Republic)
Mitchell couple continues to volunteer in community, clocking in 17K hours
February 10, 2018 - 8:00am
Former Miss South Dakota brings life back to Miss Mitchell pageant
February 10, 2018 - 7:15am
February 9, 2018
Neil Putnam was one of 45 volunteers that were selected from around the nation for the 2018 Lifetouch Memory mission trip in Rio Grande, Dominican Republic. (Submitted photo)
'Satisfaction from a smile' — Putnam's experience in the Dominican Republic
February 9, 2018 - 8:03am
February 8, 2018
Todd and Su Lee hold their 2-month-old twins, MacHale, left, and Maxine, right, on Tuesday at their home in Howard. (Caitlynn Peetz/Republic)
Howard's tiny bundles of hope
February 8, 2018 - 8:03am
February 6, 2018
Merri Royce, back left, holds 1-year-old Jacob Sandmeier while posing for a photo with her kids, from left, Raeana Eggert, 12, Leo Eggert, 10, Janeli Eggert, 6, and dad Lance Sandmeier. Each family member is wearing a Helping Heart Heroes fundraiser T-shirt in honor of Jacob, who has a Congenital Heart Defect. The family's charity, called Helping Heart Heroes will be hosting a fundraising event on Saturday at the Village Bowl in Mitchell. (Matt Gade / Republic)
Mitchell family begins charity to raise money for Congenital Heart Defects
February 6, 2018 - 7:57am
February 2, 2018
Gaea Blue, CEO of Avera Weskota Memorial Hospital and Avera Weskota Manor in Wessington Springs, stands for a photo inside the hospital's Emergency Room. (Matt Gade / Republic)
A 'champion' caregiver: Gaea Blue retiring after long health care career
February 2, 2018 - 8:15am
January 27, 2018
Sylvan Vigness, right, speaks with U.S. Sen. Mike Rounds at the Purple Heart Medal Ceremony for Vigness on Saturday in Flandreau. Vigness is a World War II veteran. (Photo courtesy of the office of U.S. Sen. Rounds.)
South Dakota WWII veteran set to receive Purple Heart medal
January 27, 2018 - 4:12pm
Dennis Scott was recently awarded the Ruth Ziolkowski Outstanding Hospitality and Customer Service Award for his time working as a tour guide at the Prehistoric Indian Village in Mitchell. (Matt Gade / Republic)
Prehistoric Indian Village's tremendous tour guide
January 27, 2018 - 9:00am
January 26, 2018
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A teenager dying of cancer has a final wish: To marry his childhood sweetheart
January 26, 2018 - 5:07pm
January 21, 2018
South Dakota couple see potential in small town mansion
January 21, 2018 - 3:12pm
January 20, 2018
Kadie Neuharth, a Mitchell native, speaks during the Twin Cities Go Red for Women Lunch and Learn earlier this month in Minneapolis. Neuharth, who has a heart condition called restrictive idiopathic cardiomyopathy, served as this year's Go Red for Women campaign spokeswoman. (Photo submitted by Emily Steffen Photography)
Mitchell native uses rare diagnosis to ‘change people’s lives’ as AHA spokeswoman
January 20, 2018 - 8:45am
January 17, 2018
Cherie Ramsdell stands in front of  her painted mural in the Bridgewater-Emery School District gymnasium in Emery. Ramsdell completed two murals inside the school's recently completed $4.5 million gym. (Matt Gade / Republic)
Painting prowess: Local artist's work gives flare to new gym
January 17, 2018 - 8:25am
January 13, 2018
Mitchell Children's Librarian Jean Patrick. (Matt Gade / Republic)
Mitchell woman carries on, expands children librarian’s legacy
January 13, 2018 - 8:35am