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Today Mitchell voters will decide on city and school board elections. A pair of Mitchell city races include a City Council seat and the mayoral race, which features a rematch of the top two vote-getters from three years ago, while six candidates for the Mitchell Board of Education will compete for three open seats. The polls for the election are open between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. today. There is one sole voting location for the election: at the Mitchell Career and Technical Education Academy, which is located at 821 N.
A 17-year-old from Mitchell died Saturday of "an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head," according to Mitchell Police. Detective Lt. Don Everson said the incident occurred Saturday morning at 1123 N. Burr, Apartment 3, in Mitchell, and no foul play is suspected at this time. Law enforcement is withholding the teenager's name because he is a minor.
A Mitchell man suffered serious injuries Monday afternoon in a one-vehicle crash in which he collided with a retaining wall. Brandon Schieckoff, 40, of Mitchell, was traveling west on East Havens Avenue around 12:24 p.m.
CHEERS to all the Mitchell and area athletes who competed at the state track and field meet over the weekend. It's tough to see the end of another athletic season officially wrap up, but we congratulate all the athletes who put in the work to qualify for state. We'd like to especially commend those athletes who won state titles, including Mitchell's Chandler Nelson, who won an individual championship in the discus.
A handful of local elections will be held Tuesday in area communities. The polls for these races are open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. The following races are being contested Tuesday: Andes Central School District: Four individuals are pursuing three open seats on the Lake Andes School Board. Debbra Houseman, Terry Svatos, Nicole Gray and Ardie Lantz are on the ballot. The voting will take place at the Andes Central Gymnasium. Lake Andes City: Two-year terms on the Lake Andes City Council are up for grabs. In Ward 1, Dennis Tronvold, Edwin Bruner and Frank Kistler are on the ballot.
DELMONT — Volunteers are being restricted to helping only on weekends in Delmont, officials say. Volunteers are being requested for today (Saturday, May 30) but outside volunteers won't be needed again until June 5 and 6. Those wanting to volunteer are asked to call the Volunteer Reception Center at 605-212-9605. The hours at the Donations Management Center are also being reduced. The new hours, starting June 1, are Monday, Tuesday and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Wednesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Q. Why has the city not forced cleanup of the lot on the corner of Foster and Havens across from the Ponderosa trailer park? It has old cars and trucks, refrigerators, miscellaneous junk and even tires on the roof of the building. It is an eyesore. They make others clean up; why not this place? Wade London, city of Mitchell code enforcement, said letters requiring clean-up have been sent to the owner of the property.
All voters in Tuesday's election, regardless of where they live, will cast their votes at the Mitchell Career and Technical Education Academy as locals decide on city and school races. The building, located at 821 N. Capital St., is across from Mitchell High School and is where most Mitchell Board of Education meetings are held. The polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Former Corn Palace Director Mark Schilling pleaded guilty to one count of first-degree petty theft on May 21. Schilling was accused of taking Cabela's gift cards that were intended as donations for the Corn Palace Festival in 2012 and 2013. The Division of Criminal Investigation found items purchased with the gift cards in Schilling's home during a search in October 2014. Magistrate Judge Gordon Swanson sentenced Schilling to a suspended 30 days in jail and issued a $500 fine. He is also be required to be $84 in court fees.
The Daily Republic won six first-place awards and 14 awards overall in the Associated Press' 2015 Great Plains News and Photo Contest, it was announced Friday. The Daily Republic competed in the medium-size newspaper category.