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The competition was cut in half during the second round of the Palace City Prize Pies contest Thursday at The Daily Republic. Five judges evaluated eight pies in four rounds. Winners were Rita Baumgart, of Mitchell, with a glazed apple cream pie; Bonny Sperlich-Warnke, of Mitchell, with an apple pie; Sharon Christensen, of Mitchell, with a Snicker pie; and Marlys Paulsen, of Ethan, with a sour cream raisin pie.
DELMONT -- Don't say there's nothing to do in Delmont this weekend. The 17th annual Kuchen Festival and the 10th annual Twin Rivers Old Iron Association Old Time Harvest Festival will run Saturday and Sunday in and near Delmont. Event organizers said the two festivals are separate events, but will run simultaneously and typically bring in some cross traffic. Earla Strid, of Delmont, said there will be more kuchen than ever -- more than 1,300, all made with Strid's secret family recipe.
Like Hank Williams Jr. sang, some things are a family tradition. For the women in Nicole Boomsma's family, it's rodeo queening. The 23-year-old Stickney native recently took home her fifth crown when she was named Miss Faith Stock Show and Rodeo Queen in August. "It's such an honor to represent rodeo," said Boomsma, now of Mitchell. "I'm so happy to be in this position."
Joe Graves for state Senate. Or state House. Monday during the Mitchell Board of Education meeting at Gertie Belle Rogers Elementary, Graves, the school district superintendent, announced his plan to run for the South Dakota Legislature in 2014. "There is a time in the future when I intend to make a formal request of the school board to run for the state Legislature," Graves said to the board during his superintendent's report. "I think it's probably time for me to get that information to you. Of course, the board would have to approve that would be acceptable to you."
The Mitchell Area Concert Series for 2013-14 promises everything from classic cowboy crooning to furious fiddling -- and that's just two of the shows. MACA recently announced its concert series lineup for this season, which will include The Unexpected Surfer Boys, Sons of the Pioneers, Everything Fitz and the Rodney Mack Philadelphia Big Brass.
Anticipation and blood sugar levels were high Thursday as judges named the first round of winners in the inaugural Palace City Prize Pies baking contest. Five judges evaluated 16 pies in eight rounds at The Daily Republic. Event organizers drew names to determine the matchups in the bracketed tournament.
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. -- It really is a scholarship program. Mitchell's Tessa Dee was named as one of the finalists for a new scholarship from the Miss America Foundation, the STEM scholarship. "What an amazing surprise!" Dee wrote in an email to The Daily Republic.
I love the State Fair. Where else can you eat fried pickles, cookie dough and funnel cake while wearing kneehigh socks with denim shorts and no shirt? OK, just kidding...
Happy Together isn't just a name -- they really are glad to be touring together. "Oh, it's wonderful being on the road with four other acts from the '60s that I've played with over all the decades," said Gary Lewis, of Gary Lewis and the Playboys. Lewis, along with The Turtles featuring Flo and Eddie; Chuck Negron, formerly of Three Dog Night; Mark Lindsay, former lead singer of Paul Revere & The Raiders; and Gary Puckett and The Union Gap will perform at 5 p.m. Sunday as the final night of Corn Palace entertainment during the Corn Palace Festival.
Tickets still available for Craig Morgan and Gloriana.