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A soon-to-be-released campaign ad from Republican U.S. Senate candidate Stace Nelson will prominently feature the Corn Palace. The ad, filmed earlier this week in front of the Corn Palace in Mitchell, should be released within a week, Nelson said in an interview this week with The Daily Republic.
Two construction bids submitted by Mitchell companies last week for the first phase of the renovation of the Corn Palace are on the City Council's agenda Monday night. The agenda includes a 7 p.m. Public Health and Safety Committee meeting, a 7:05 p.m. Traffic Commission meeting, a 7:20 p.m. Finance Committee meeting and the 7:30 p.m. council meeting, all in Council Chambers at City Hall, 612 N. Main St. Mueller Lumber submitted the lowest bid for the Corn Palace renovation, with an amount of approximately $3.95 million.
The smoke has cleared, but the businesses affected by a fire earlier this month in downtown Mitchell are still working to recover from the blaze. The three owners of Shear...
Get ready to battle the cold, and some big bluegills. Lake Mitchell will be the site of a national ice fishing tournament next winter, according to Mitchell Parks and Recreation Director Dusty Rodiek. The tournament will be held Feb. 1 at Lake Mitchell and hosted by the North American Ice Fishing Circuit. It will be preceded by two other events -- a Jan. 30 ice fishing education program open to the public at Cabela's and a Jan.
When visitors arrive in Mitchell this summer, some students from L.B. Williams Elementary will be able to say they had a hand in welcoming them. A teacher at L.B. Williams, Cheryle Aslesen, said her students, first- and second-graders, have been working with a class of fifth-graders, and focusing all school year on learning the importance of making a good first impression.
After building a few homes, Mitchell Regional Habitat for Humanity is preparing to knock one down. At a meeting Monday night, Mitchell Habitat's board of directors voted to go ahead with the purchase of a piece of property at 615 W. Fourth Ave. in Mitchell. That's where a house partially destroyed in a fire last October is still standing, though city officials have already said it will need to be torn down. Lori Baye, the board's co-president, said Mitchell Habitat has not yet closed on the property, but expects to do so later this month.
Two Mitchell companies submitted construction bids Wednesday for the first phase of the renovation of the Corn Palace, and both were slightly higher than those involved in the project expected. Mueller Lumber submitted the lowest bid of approximately $3.95 million. Puetz Corporation submitted the only other bid, with an amount of $4.27 million.
For months, the old Veterans of Foreign Wars building has sat in a state of disrepair on the corner of First Avenue and Main Street in Mitchell. But according to Mitchell Mayor Ken Tracy, it could be weeks, or even months more, before the building is torn down.
The Mitchell City Council awarded a bid to a local company for the renovation of the Corn Palace at its meeting Monday night at City Hall, but only after agreeing to a few changes to keep the project within budget. With a unanimous vote, the council awarded a bid for the construction of the first phase of the renovation of the Corn Palace to Mueller Lumber, which submitted the lowest bid for the project of $3.95 million.
In a cramped, dimly lit room, a film projector came to life, it's light cutting into the night air and illuminating a giant screen a few hundred feet away. It was April 9, 1976, and rows of cars filled Mitchell's Starlite Drive-in for a double feature -- "Walking Tall Part 2" and "Macon County Line" -- on the first night of movies after Jeff Logan bought the drive-in. "It was busy," Logan said in a recent interview with The Daily Republic. "It was a kick." Now, the Starlite's projection room sits quiet. The Starlite closed after a final show -- "Despicable Me 2" -- on Sept. 21.