Like hanging a painting over a cracked wall, a new advertisement now blankets the Moonlight Bar in Mitchell. A massive Budweiser beer sign covers the south side of the Main Street establishment, put there in response to a nuisance letter the business received in August. The Moonlight Bar was cited on Aug.
PARKSTON -- When Gerald Gramm first heard that a day was proclaimed in his honor, he was surprised. "At first I kind of thought, 'Why me?' " he said. "Then I felt very honored." Gov.
A new bobcat hunting season is the first ever in South Dakota's East River region. Hunters in Buffalo, Brule, Charles Mix, Bon Homme and Yankton counties can each harvest one bobcat this year during a season that begins Saturday and runs through Dec.
The dry summer conditions in Mitchell have extended deep into the fall. The last month that the Mitchell area reached its average precipitation amount was May, and this month isn't looking much better. Only 0.08 of an inch has fallen so far during November in Mitchell, though historically it is a dry month with only 0.78 inches of precipitation falling on average. In June and July, Mitchell was nearly 3 inches short of average for each month. August was only slightly below average by 0.32 of an inch, but September and October totals were off average pace by about an inch ea
Students from 15 schools totaled more than 400 entries as they competed in the McGovern Forensics Invitational Friday and Saturday at Mitchell High School. The Mitchell High School students had a strong showing at the invitational with several students placing in both the individual speaking events and debate portion of the tournament. In the individual speaking events portion of the tournament, Mason Wenzel won the Domestic Extemporaneous Speaking event and Aaron Krumholz took fifth. Mitchell also had three students in the final round of Novice Extemporaneous Speaking with Ryan
Though the crop harvest has long been over, many in South Dakota are still busy harvesting another natural resource -- pheasants. South Dakota Game Fish and Parks officials say population of the state bird is up this year but many hunters say finding the birds is a difficult task. Ken Blaalid, owner of Leader Sporting Goods in Mitchell, said hunting is more difficult this year than in years past because dry conditions forced farmers to remove crops from fields earlier than normal. "The cover is only in certain areas and that is where the birds are," Blaalid said.
Bike trails in Mitchell can now carry riders on more than six miles of pristine paths along the west side of the city. Signs and line painting near the Lake Mitchell part of the path were finished last week, and Mitchell Public Works Director Tim McGannon said it is now completely ready for use.
HURON -- The James River Water Development District Board of Directors approved funding for work on two dams in Hutchinson County at their semi-monthly meeting in Huron Tuesday morning. The first, a breached dam located six miles west of Olivet on Lone Tree Creek, was approved for half the cost of the repairing it, or $12,320.
Dakota Wesleyan University President Bob Duffett is a finalist for the presidency at another university. Eastern University, a Christian private university located in a suburb of Philadelphia, Pa., announced in October that Duffett was one of three finalists for their presidential vacancy at the school. It's the second time this year that he has been considered for another college leadership position. Duffett, 58, has been DWU's president since June 2000. He visited the cam- pus in St.
Thousands of Colts, Rugers and Henrys filled the Davison County 4-H Fairgrounds as the Dakota Territory Gun Collectors held an annual weekend gun show in Mitchell, but it was another name that weighed on some gun owners' minds: President Barack Obama. As rumors of tighter gun regulations continue to circulate, show organizers said an increasing interest in handguns and so called "black guns" (semi-automatic rifles) has been evident in the past few years. The show started as a historic gun collection show but, as it grew, more and more modern guns began to fill booths. Paul Herma