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Two South Dakota girls pedaled their way to first-place finishes in their respective age groups at the National Pedal Pull Championships held Saturday at the Corn Palace in Mitchell. Gracie Pechous, an 8-year-old from Tabor, and Paige Stolsmark, a 9-year-old from Bath, a small town east of Aberdeen, were the only two children from South Dakota to take home first-place trophies from Saturday's event.
The fire engine turned the corner and Ben Vanden Hoek saw the flames from blocks away. A few seconds later, Vanden Hoek, a captain with the Mitchell Fire Division, arrived at 515 W. Third Ave. in Mitchell, where a three-story house turned apartment building was erupting in what he described as "a tremendous amount of fire." It was shortly after 5 a.m. Sept. 4, and Vanden Hoek and a few other firefighters at the scene began preparing to fight the fire from outside the burning building.
Officials with the city of Mitchell will meet with an architectural firm today for initial talks about a proposal to build a competition-sized indoor swimming pool in the city. JLG Architects, of Alexandria, Minn., submitted a proposal to establish a preliminary budget for the proposed facility and will meet with city officials today, Mayor Ken Tracy told the City Council during a meeting Monday night at City Hall.
An inmate who attempted to hang himself in his cell Saturday at the Davison County Jail in Mitchell died of his injuries late Tuesday afternoon, according to the Davison County...
Three of the four candidates running for one of South Dakota's U.S. Senate seats will take part in a forum at 6:30 p.m. Sept. 30, at the Sherman Center at Dakota Wesleyan University's campus in Mitchell. Dakota Wesleyan's McGovern Center is partnering with The Daily Republic to bring the candidates to Mitchell to participate in the forum, according to a Thursday news release. Democrat Rick Weiland and independents Larry Pressler and Gordon Howie have agreed to take part in the forum. Former Gov. Mike Rounds, the Republican candidate in the four-way race for the U.S.
As a soldier in Vietnam in 1967, Dick Muth spent time thinking about his future. It was there he decided he wanted to learn a trade and to own his own business. There was only one problem. "I had no idea what I wanted to do," Muth said in an interview Wednesday with The Daily Republic. But that changed soon after Muth returned home to South Dakota from Vietnam in 1968. He toured Mitchell Area Vocational-Technical School, which later became Mitchell Technical Institute.
SIOUX FALLS -- Presented with a set of recommendations, Gov. Dennis Daugaard on Tuesday committed to taking action to improve the pheasant population in South Dakota. Daugaard spoke with various officials and members of the media Tuesday at the South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks Department's Outdoor Campus in Sioux Falls.
SCOTLAND -- Gerald Kessler gently sang to his mules as he fastened on their harnesses early Saturday morning in Scotland. Kessler, of Fort Pierre, is the wagon master for the 125th Statehood Anniversary Wagon Train, which departed from the Dakota Territorial capital of Yankton on Wednesday and is scheduled to arrive in Pierre on Sept. 20 after completing a 17-day, about 250-mile trip. There was a chill in the air early Saturday morning as Kessler and others prepared to leave a makeshift campground in Scotland and ride nearly 18 miles to Tripp on the third day of the wagon train's journey.
A day after the 125th Statehood Anniversary Wagon Train arrives in Mitchell, the city will hold its own event celebrating South Dakota's birthday. The event will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at Horseman's Sports Arena, and will feature horse-drawn wagons, musical entertainment, children's activities and several speakers. Lyle Swenson, president of the Mitchell Area Historical Society, will speak about the city's history, and Lyle Miller, historic preservation director for the Yankton Sioux Tribe, will speak about the history and culture of American Indians in the region.