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A long-term plan to build a bike trail through parts of northern Mitchell will hinge on building a wider path across the bridge over the Lake Mitchell spillway. Doing that, though, is going to be more expensive than city officials expected. Initially, the project was estimated to cost the city approximately $139,000.
The Mitchell City Council plans to vote Monday night on the design options for a proposed competition-sized indoor pool to be built in the city. The agenda includes a 7:10 p.m. Finance Committee meeting and the 7:30 p.m. council meeting in Council Chambers at City Hall, 612 N.
Hugh Holmes watched Tuesday as local veterans and their families gathered at the Davison County Fairgrounds to celebrate Veterans Day together. Holmes served in the U.S. Army from 1975 to 1997, and now serves as the adjutant for American Legion Post 18 in Mitchell. He knows firsthand the importance of the holiday and what it means to veterans. "It is just the honor of serving your country, your state and your community," he said. "You help protect the freedoms that we have today.
As the Abbott House prepares to mark 75 years in existence, the residential treatment facility for girls will welcome an Olympic champion celebrating an anniversary of his own. Billy Mills won an Olympic gold medal in the 10,000-meter run as a virtual unknown at the Tokyo Olympics in 1964, sprinting past two other runners in the final strides of the race. That was 50 years ago. Mills will be in Mitchell to attend an anniversary celebration being held by the Abbott House, which was founded 75 years ago. The event is scheduled for 6 p.m.
The Mitchell City Council delayed making a decision Monday night about a proposed increase of the sewer and water rates charged in the city. The proposed increase would raise the usage rate for water by 15 cents, to $2.85 per 100 cubic foot unit. It would also increase the usage rate for sewer by 30 cents, to $2.20 per 100 cubic foot unit. The council discussed the proposed increase during a meeting Monday night at City Hall, but voted to table the issue until its next regular meeting, which is scheduled for Dec.
With the finish line in sight, Billy Mills had one thought racing through his mind. "I may never be this close again," he said. "I've got to do it now." Then, another, more profound thought occurred to Mills as he pushed toward the end of the 10,000-meter final at the 1964 Summer Olympics in Tokyo, Japan. "I'm going to win, but I may not get to the finish line first," he said. But, Mills did get to the finish line first, sprinting past two other runners in the final strides of the race. "I won. I won. I won.
The Mitchell City Council will consider raising the city's sewer and water rates for next year during its meeting tonight. The agenda includes a 7:10 p.m. Public Works Committee meeting and the 7:30 p.m. council meeting, both in Council Chambers at City Hall, 612 N. Main St. The proposed increase, which is being requested by the Public Works Department, would raise the usage rate for water by 15 cents, to $2.85 per 100 cubic foot unit.
The first major snowstorm of the year hit eastern South Dakota on Saturday and dumped 4.7 inches of snow on Mitchell, setting a record for the day. The 4.7 inches of snow piled on the ground in the city by the end of the day Saturday broke the Nov. 15 record of 4 inches set in 1985, according to Jeff Chapman, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Sioux Falls. Another record was set in Sioux Falls, where the 6.5 inches that fell Saturday beat the Nov.
The long-empty property at 1620 S. Burr St., adjacent to the Visitor Information Center near Interstate 90, is for sale. The Mitchell Area Development Corporation bought the property in 2010 with a plan to either renovate or demolish the building, a former restaurant, and build a new, much larger visitor center.