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They're not the Elite team for nothing. Elite, one of Xtreme Cheer & Dance's competition teams, won third place out of 10 teams in the Senior Level II, Small Gym category of the Universal Cheerleaders Association International All Star Championship Saturday and Sunday in Orlando, Fla. Traci Loecker, owner of Xtreme Cheer & Dance in Mitchell and one of the team's coaches, said in order to make it to Florida, teams must earn their way through a regional competition. Elite qualified at the Mid America Extreme Challenge in Council Bluffs, Neb., in November.
Mitchell High School's show choir competition season ended with three more awards on Saturday. MHS Vocal Director Chris Miller said Friend de Coup won best vocals, best choreography and second place overall at the Westwood Jubilation show choir competition on Saturday in Sloan, Iowa. Miller said MHS finished preliminaries and finals with the highest point total of the approximately 25 schools that competed, but the grand champion was determined by a panel of six judges, who gave a Sioux City group more first-place votes.
Awesome. That's the word used over and over to describe the Mitchell High School girls' basketball team Sunday. "People were just trying to come up with other ways to say the word awesome," said Dana Price, referring to media coverage of the girls' efforts during the Class AA state girls' basketball tournament over the weekend in Brookings. "You guys are just outstanding young people."
Ever want to meet Johnny Appleseed, Paul Bunyan or Pecos Bill? Head on over to the Pepsi-Cola Theatre in Mitchell this weekend, and you'll get your chance. Starting at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday at the theater, Dakota Players will present the children's production of "Campfire Tales," featuring a host of America's favorite legendary characters. Tickets are $5, and are available at the theater at 996-9137 or mitchellact.org.
Being a country music star is still sinking in for Matt Thomas. As lead singer and guitar player for Parmalee, a rising star in the country music galaxy, Thomas said things like having the group's single "Carolina" hit No. 1 on the country charts, or touring with country megastar Jake Owen, don't seem real. "It's hard to explain. It's been fun," Thomas said. "I don't think we'll ever kind of get used to that."
Monday marked the final performance of the the 2014 DWU spring choir and bells tour.
In the multipurpose room of the Mitchell Recreation Center, a group of women gets instruction from America’s most famous fitness trainer, Jillian Michaels. Mats and dumbbells are arranged around the...
If you go “Steel Magnolias” will show at 7:30 p.m. today, Saturday and March 7-8, and at 2 p.m. Sunday and March 9 at the Pepsi-Cola Theatre in Mitchell. Tickets...
The sounds and stories of old and new Ireland will be heard in downtown Mitchell. The Area Community Theatre hosts the Celtic group Maggie in the Meantime at 7:30 p.m. on March 16 at the Pepsi Cola Theatre for the Performing Arts, Mitchell. Tickets are $10, reserved seats, and are now on sale at the ACT box office at 996-9137, or mitchellact.org. Tickets will also be available at the door.
More students, a new theater, bigger shows -- and Dan Miller is just getting warmed up. The Dakota Wesleyan University assistant professor of communication and theater, and director of theater, said the school's theater program has grown from just three student majors in 2003-2004 to 11 currently. In his eighth year at DWU, Miller said soon after he joined the program he started the school's bachelor of fine arts in theater. While Miller credits the growing program to a number of factors, he said the BFA is definitely one.