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PICKSTOWN -- In a small town on the bluffs above the Missouri River, Tom Brokaw found what he now describes as the perfect place to grow up. Brokaw, a journalist best known for being the anchor and managing editor of NBC Nightly News from 1982 to 2004, lived in Pickstown for a time with his parents and siblings in the late 1940s and early 1950s. On Friday, Brokaw, 74, returned to Pickstown to attend the dedication of a new museum built to preserve and share the history of the town and its people, who came from across the U.S.
The Mitchell City Council is set to decide tonight whether there are any feasible alternatives to demolishing one of the city's oldest surviving houses. The agenda includes a 6:40 p.m. Public Health and Safety Committee meeting, a 7:15 p.m. Traffic Commission meeting and the 7:30 p.m. council meeting, all in Council Chambers at City Hall, 612 N. Main St. At a special meeting last week, the council heard hours of testimony about the possible demolition of a house at 205 N.
About 110 square miles of South Dakota land parcels set aside for conservation could be lost to expiring contracts. Contracts for nearly 70,000 acres in the Conservation Reserve Program are due to expire later this year. If those contracts are not renewed, it will continue a trend ongoing since at least 2007, when CRP enrollment in the U.S.
Businesses in Mitchell have donated nearly $3,000 to help the victims of the June 18 tornado in Wessington Springs, and a few checks are still being collected. Cathy Weber, owner of The Little Red Hen, and Robin Weins, owner of Crazy About Cupcakes, organized the recent fundraising drive to help victims of the tornado. Weber said Tuesday that $2,944.13 has already been collected, and checks still need to be collected from about five of the 25 businesses that took part. Weber said a few individuals also donated to the effort. "It's wonderful. It was a lot of fun," Weber said.
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.
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.
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.
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.
It's nearly decision time for the Mitchell City Council. After lengthy talks over several meetings about two possible construction projects, a new city hall and a competition-sized indoor pool, council members plan to choose with a vote Monday night which project to move forward with, at least for now. But the council members' decision could have ramifications for other ongoing city projects -- namely, the second phase of the Corn Palace renovation. In that phase of the renovation, the existing City Hall building -- which adjoins the Corn Palace's north side -- was to be turned into a museu
The Mitchell City Council plans to vote tonight on whether to move forward with either the construction of a new city hall or a competition-sized indoor pool. The agenda includes a 6:40 p.m. Public Works Committee meeting, a 6:50 p.m.