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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.
Mitchell Mayor Ken Tracy cast the deciding vote Monday night to delay the construction of a new city hall, clearing the way for a competition-sized indoor pool to be built in the city. Tracy cast his vote after members of the City Council split 4-4 on a vote to delay the construction of a new city hall.
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.