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The Mitchell Park and Recreation Board is taking a fresh look at Camp Arroya, a city-owned facility tucked into the shore of Lake Mitchell. The city owns but leases the camp to a private entity.
Bill Gaither and Mark Lowry like to tease each other. As Lowry tells it, when he first joined the Gaither Vocal Band about 25 years ago, Gaither gave him license to make fun of him during performances. "It turned out to be a pretty good thing," Lowry said of joining the group. "Baritone is hard, but picking on Bill's hair is easy. ...
Members of the Mitchell Board of Parks and Recreation voted to recommend working with Avera Queen of Peace for a ground-based athletic training program. The 4-2 vote at the Mitchell Recreation Center during the board's Tuesday evening meeting will send the recommendation to the City Council for final approval, possibly as soon as Monday. The vote also switches the initial recommendation made by the board during its Jan. 8 meeting, when it voted to partner with Sanford Health on a one-year trial basis.
DIMOCK -- Doctors said Louis Susan wouldn't live past his 8th birthday. But the adopted son of Jim and Diane Susan recently celebrated his 18th birthday with his biological mother, a request granted through Make-A-Wish. "He's far outlived his life expectancy," Diane said. Diane said Louis' brain didn't receive enough oxygen when he was a baby, which left him with a host of disabilities to deal with: cerebral palsy, blindness, a severe seizure disorder and pulmonary (breathing) difficulties, making it necessary for him to breath through a tracheostomy tube.
When Chris Miller was working as a live entertainer at Valley Fair in Minnesota with Greg Bannwarth, he didn't envision it would bring opportunities for his future students. Yet Miller, now a Mitchell High School vocal music instructor, said that relationship is what enabled him to work with Bannwarth to bring Tonic Sol-fa, the a cappella quartet of which Bannwarth is a part, to the MHS auditorium on Thursday. "It's been great, because he and I have been friends for a while," Miller said. "To work on something this cool ...
Punxsutawney Phil may have jumped the gun, but spring does have to come eventually. And as the mercury rises, the nagging question for many people is whether this summer will continue last year's parched conditions. "We are still in a drought," said National Weather Service meteorologist Billy Williams.
When she was a German exchange student at Brandon Valley High School in 1987-88, someone painted a swastika on Constanze Hagmaier's locker. After spending some time in the superintendent's office, Hagmaier and the young man who drew the infamous symbol of Adolf Hitler and the Nazi Party came to an understanding -- and that was that. Her broader experience in South Dakota was still positive enough that she wanted to return.
Most people probably wouldn't want to be called a punk.
Fresh seafood can be hard to come by in South Dakota. That's why the Highland Conference Center and Pirogues Catering planned their first-ever seafood boil for Friday night. "We thought it'd be a good idea," said Jim Tipton, owner of Pirogues Catering, which does all of the catering for the Highland Conference Center.
Why are you still following Jesus? That's the question Donald Miller asked Monday night when he spoke during a community worship night at the Sherman Center on Dakota Wesleyan University's campus. Miller said it's the same question he began to ask himself when he first ventured away from his Southern Baptist upbringing to attend college. "Coming out of that culture ...