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There is an old theater chestnut: "Never work with kids and dogs." Mitchell Area Community Theatre's newest production of "The Wizard of Oz" throws that notion right out window and uses both remarkably well. Generations of American moviegoers -- and later, families around their television sets -- grew up with the familiar tale of Dorothy and her visit to Oz. Along the way, she encounters a cast of characters who teach her some important lessons and some beautiful music, too. This year is the 75th anniversary of the movie, a marvel in its day, with color and special effects never before seen.
Meghan Chada plays the flute during the Mitchell High School concert band’s portion of the 2014 Pops Concert Monday night at the Corn Palace in Mitchell. The concert included performances...
It looks like Dorothy isn't in Kansas anymore -- again. This weekend and next, the Mitchell Area Community Theatre will close out its season with the renowned musical, "The Wizard of Oz." Play Director Cat Erickson said her cast of nearly 60 people has been working since February to prepare for the production. "I think people are going to love the show regardless of their memory of it, and the actors -- all actors, children and adults -- have just been working really hard and have done a wonderful job," she said. Showtimes are at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday and May 9-10, and at 2 p.m.
Dancing could grind to a halt at Mitchell High School, some students say. Some members of the MHS student body lamented the school administration's desire to stop "grinding" at school dances, including last weekend's prom. "I don't think that creates a climate of mutual respect," first-year MHS Principal Joe Childs said Tuesday of the dance move. In January, Childs sent a letter to parents and guardians of students, outlining specific dance guidelines.
Corn Palace Shrine Circus shows continue at 4:30 and 7:15 p.m. today and Wednesday.
A grill-sparked fire that started to spread was short-lived and caused no injuries or major damages on Friday, authorities reported. Capt. Ben VandenHoek, with the Mitchell Fire Division, said shortly after 6 p.m. on Friday, at 13 Arrowhead Pass, homeowner Jordan Widstrom reported starting up a grill on an outdoor wooden deck, then going inside the house. When Widstrom came back outside, the grill had caught on fire. VandenHoek said Widstrom then pulled the grill away from the house, and the deck started on fire.
Mitchell Christian School will present the spring play, “Stop the Presses! or ... She’s Not My Type” by Tim Kelly at 6:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday at MCS. Tickets are...
If life is a highway, then Stew Magnuson knows how to live. And so do the countless souls he encountered while writing his latest book, “The Last American Highway: A...
After years of questions, Red Green fans can finally learn why their favorite Canadian handyman uses duct tape for everything. Steve Smith, perhaps better known as Red Green, said that part of his "How To Do Everything" Tour includes, for the first time, an explanation of why he fixes everything with duct tape -- something that has become part of his trademark. "I thought it was time," Smith said. "While I'm still moderately lucid, I thought I should explain it.
PARKSTON -- No one can tell Tom Semmler he was wrong about one of his cows having triplets. The Parkston-area farmer said some of his friends and neighbors have teased him about mistakenly believing the rare occurrence happened in his herd. But he knows better. "I pulled all three of them out of the same cow," Semmler told The Daily Republic. Russ Daly, an extension veterinarian who specializes in cattle at South Dakota State University in Brookings, says the number most often associated with a cow having triplet calves comes from a 1920 study that says it is a 1 in 105,000 chance.