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PARKSTON -- Unlike his father, Landon Bueber has never fought a fire or taken EMT training. But to the people of Parkston, he's still a hero. "He's never once complained," said Corrinna Wagner. "You just kind of have to take that to heart." The 7-year-old had a liver transplant, but then, according to family members, was diagnosed with aplastic anemia. Wagner said she doesn't understand the particulars, she just knows that his numbers are "not good," and Landon wants to come home.
Country music fans know Clint Black, but they've probably never seen him quite like this. During his 6 p.m. show Sunday at the Corn Palace in Mitchell, it'll be just him and his guitar for part of the performance. The acoustic nature of the show and his current tour is one of the many ways Black is stretching himself and showing off his multifaceted talents, as he explained in a recent email Q&A with The Daily Republic. Q: Have you ever been to South Dakota before? Had you heard of the Corn Palace? I've been, but I don't think to that area.
If you go Hairball will perform Saturday at the Corn Palace in Mitchell. Doors open at 7 p.m., concert starts at 8 p.m. Tickets are $20, general admission, and available at the Corn Palace box office at 995-8430. ___________________________________________________________________________ Connie Fergen likes to joke that Hairball comes to Mitchell for her birthday. "They're coming this year again. My birthday is Friday, and they're coming Saturday," she said. Hairball, a self-described "bombastic celebration of arena rock," will perform Saturday at the Corn Palace.
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.