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Only six months after he retired, Daryl Kilstrom says he fell into another job almost by accident. Kilstrom, who retired in March after more than 35 years as executive director of LifeQuest in Mitchell, is now the executive director of Community Support Providers of South Dakota, a statewide advocacy organization for providers of services and support for people with disabilities. The organization asked Kilstrom if he was interested after the last executive director left to take another position.
Bruce Yakley stood inside the Trail King plant in Mitchell and watched the sparks fly off welding torches held by workers fusing together huge beams of metal. Yakley, the company's president, wasn't with Trail King when the plant was built in 1987. And he wasn't there when the plant was expanded for the first time in 1992 and then again in 1994.
As the start of pheasant hunting season draws closer, Mitchell's chapter of Pheasants Forever is preparing for its banquet held each year on the day before hunters hit the fields. This year, a film crew from NBC Sports will attend the banquet to capture the event as part of a feature on the opening day of pheasant season in South Dakota, according to Dave Allen, president of Mitchell's chapter of Pheasants Forever, known as Pheasant Country. The feature by NBC Sports will tell the story of pheasant hunting in the state from a variety of viewpoints, including youth hunters, out-of-state hunte
SIOUX FALLS -- An attorney for NASCAR driver Clint Bowyer said Tuesday a judge was wrong for not dismissing a lawsuit filed against him by a custom motorcycle builder based in Mitchell. Alex Hagen, an attorney for Bowyer, told the South Dakota Supreme Court, which convened Tuesday at the University of Sioux Falls, that the lawsuit filed against his client should have been dismissed because the state lacked of jurisdiction over the case.
It's time to sink or swim for two proposed building projects in Mitchell. The Mitchell City Council will decide at its next meeting, scheduled for Oct.
The Mitchell City Council will tonight again discuss the proposed construction of a competition-sized indoor swimming pool in the city. The council's agenda includes a 6:30 p.m. work session with City Administrator Stephanie Ellwein, a 7:20 p.m. Public Works Committee meeting and the 7:30 p.m. council meeting in Council Chambers at City Hall, 612 N. Main St. In recent weeks, city officials and others involved in the project have met multiple times with an architectural firm, JLG Architects, of Alexandria, Minn., to discuss the indoor pool project.
Strong winds knocked down a large portion of a tree, which took out two power lines and one cable line, and pulled down a pole shortly before 7 a.m. Friday in the 900 block of West Second Avenue in Mitchell. According to Mitchell Police Officer Nick Jongeling, no one was injured and no other property was damaged as a result of the incident.
In a strip mall on the north side of Mitchell, young swimmers gather to practice in a temporary pool too small for competition. It's been that way for years for members of the Mitchell Aquatic Club, who practice during the colder months in an indoor, above-ground pool in the North Star Plaza, a strip mall in the 1400 block of North Main Street. Ryan Huber, the club's president, said practices were moved indoors last month after the club spent the warmer months practicing in the pool at Hitchcock Park, a city-owned aquatic facility.
Three of South Dakota's four candidates for U.S. Senate met Tuesday night in Mitchell and talked about the importance of being involved in the political process. "You are going to make the determination in the direction this country goes," Gordon Howie said. "It's important that you're engaged." Rick Weiland, the Democratic candidate, and Larry Pressler and Howie, both independent candidates, attended the event, named The Great McGovern Forum, at the Sherman Center at Dakota Wesleyan University's campus in Mitchell.
In a field of yellow sunflowers, Mike Blaalid suddenly and unexpectedly found himself surrounded by butterflies. It happened when Blaalid, a Pheasants Forever farm bill biologist, stopped Wednesday at a field a few miles northeast of Mitchell, where he hoped to find out if the Maximilian sunflowers planted there were in bloom. "I pulled up on the gravel road just to check," he said.