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WINNER — An infant and a 14-year-old boy are the most recently released victims of a July 19 Winner house explosionl. The explosion destroyed a home at 422 W. First...
If you go: Bbx's improv show starts at 7:30 p.m. today at the Pepsi Cola Theatre. Tickets are $5, all general admission, available at the Mitchell ACT box office or by calling 996-9137. "Whose Line" is back, and not just on TV. Today, the Mitchell Area Community Theatre's Black Box Theatre, or Bbx, will debut its first improvisational comedy show. The show starts at 7:30 p.m. at the Pepsi Cola Theatre; tickets are $5, all general admission. A.J.
TYNDALL -- The second annual Bon Homme County Cancer Walk is this Saturday evening in Tyndall. Event coordinator Amanda Souhrada said the walk will start at 8:30 p.m. with a survivors lap at the city park around the pond. Regular laps will follow. The evening will end at 10:30 p.m.
A busy week culminated in an even busier weekend for Corn Palace Stampede Rodeo attendees and organizers. The star of the show? The weather. Cooler temperatures were a hit on Saturday and Sunday. Participants in the annual chili cook-off, held at the Horseman's Sports Arena rodeo grounds, said Sunday's mid-80s temperatures were a vast improvement over past years. Last year's high temp hit 102, according to The Daily Republic. "Last year was terribly hot all four days of the rodeo," said Corn Palace Stampede Rodeo Committee Chairman Jim Miskimins.
WINNER -- Audrey Ferguson, one of the victims of a Friday house explosion in Winner, was released Sunday from the hospital, according to a family member. Ferguson was one of five people injured when an explosion, which is thought to be propane-related, blew apart a house at 422 W. First St. in Winner shortly before 6:30 a.m. Friday. The other four were transported to a burn unit in Minneapolis. April Al-Salihi, a Winner Police Officer and Ferguson's daughter, told The Daily Republic that Ferguson was released from Winner Regional Healthcare Center on Sunday evening.
It's not your typical church setting. The smell of sawdust, dirt and livestock hangs in the air. A soft breeze makes a neat row of American flags lining the rodeo arena flutter in the background. A horse snorts in between bites of hay. And a man in a white cowboy hat delivers a straightforward, informal message about God's love. This is cowboy church. About 100 people gathered Sunday under a tent on the east side of the Horseman's Sports Arena in Mitchell for this year's service.
As if the wedding industry weren't lucrative enough, the bridal business has found another way to cash in on true love: vow renewal ceremonies. A growing awareness of the trend attracts couples of all kinds, including a re-affirmation of vows on a landmark anniversary -- say 25 or 30 years -- or a re-commitment to one another after coming out of a hard time. That's why Rob and Ashley Mickiewicz decided to renew their vows on May 15 in Sioux Falls, where they lived at the time. Ashley, a Tyndall native, said their first wedding ceremony was secular in nature, and they wanted to correct that.
Turns out, not every little girl wants to be a princess. "No one wanted to be the princess, because no one wanted to do a kissing scene," said Maggie Smith, one of the co-directors/ instructors for this year's Parks and Rec/ACT Summer Theatre production, "Sleeping Beauty." The play starts at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday at the Pepsi-Cola Theatre in Mitchell. Tickets are $5, and available in advance from cast members or by contacting the ACT box office at 996-9137.
The first time Tessa Dee competed in a pageant, she didn't tell anyone -- except her parents. "It was on a complete whim," she said. That was in Harrisburg in 2011.
Event planners said this year's Fourth of July fireworks display in Mitchell should be fun for the family, with the net worth of the fireworks being $12,500, according to a Mitchell Exchange Club news release. The show will start at dusk Thursday at Lake Mitchell. The fireworks will be shot from Windy Point, just east of the west-end bridge. People can tune into KMIT or KORN radio to listen to patriotic music during the fireworks display. RES Specialty Pyrotechnics, of Belle Plaine, Minn., is handling this year's show.