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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.
As the first Mitchell High School graduate to wear the Miss South Dakota crown, Tessa Dee said she wants to share her experience with the community. That's one of the reasons this year's Miss South Dakota, a 22-year-old Mitchell native, is holding a Trunk Show on Saturday at the Pepsi-Cola Theatre as a fundraiser and sneak peek at what she'll wear during the Miss America competition in September. Dee is the daughter of Benjamin Dee and Jodi Dee, both of Mitchell.
Six years ago, a panel of judges and millions of Americans agreed: Terry’s got talent. Tonight, “America’s Got Talent” winner Terry Fator will bring his comedian/ventriloquist/impressionist stylings to the Corn...
What do you get when you cross honky-tonk, bluegrass, rock 'n' roll, and maybe even a touch of pop or jazz? Dwight Yoakam. The longtime country music singer/songwriter will bring his distinctive look and sound tonight to Mitchell's Corn Palace -- a place Yoakam said he is excited to visit. "Of course I've heard of it," he said. "Never had the pleasure of being booked there." Corn Palace Director Mark Schilling said a little more than 1,700 tickets have been sold for Yoakam's concert; the capacity for shows this week is about 2,600 to 2,700 seats.
FORT THOMPSON -- The sound of drums will lead you in. Amidst the carnival rides, outgoing and incoming vehicles, food vendors and tipis dotting the landscape, members of the Crow Creek Sioux Tribe and other American Indian nations gathered at the center the pow wow arbor for a weekend of celebrations, honorings and remembrance during the Aug. 16-18 pow wow in Fort Thompson. Event organizers estimated about 1,000 people attended on Saturday. "It's bigger this year," said Clark Zephier, who is on the pow wow committee for the annual event.
The stars have aligned -- music stars, that is. The opening of the Corn Palace Festival in Mitchell later this month will kick off a slew of big-name entertainers coming through the area, from country superstars Dwight Yoakam and Travis Tritt to Vegas headlining ventriloquist/comedian Terry Fator to best-selling rock band 3 Doors Down.