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The Mitchell Parks and Recreation Department plans on spraying the City of Mitchell for mosquitoes between 9 p.m. and midnight Saturday. Residents are asked to stay indoors during the spraying and keep pets indoors or in the backyard. With the recent rainfall, residents are reminded to regularly empty or turn over any containers on their property that hold water and wear appropriate clothing or repellent when outside and mosquitoes are present.
On Monday, the Mitchell Street Department will be chip-sealing the following streets: Ohlman Street-Indian Village to Golf Course Road, Lakeview Lane. The department will also complete West 23rd Avenue from Main Street to Ohlman Street. Please have all vehicles removed from the street by 7 a.m. Monday and refrain from parking on the street until all work is completed. In case of inclement weather, the schedule may be changed.
Here are bankruptcy filings in U.S. Bankruptcy Court, District of South Dakota, for July 3 through July 9. Individuals can file Chapter 7 petitions (asking that debts be liquidated); Chapter 12 (a simplified reorganization method for farmers and ranchers whose gross debt does not exceed $1.5 million); and Chapter 13 (a plan to repay some debts in three to five years).
MITCHELL SUMMER MEALS AT LONGFELLOW Monday — Pizza, steamed broccoli, pears, yogurt parfait. Tuesday — Beef taco bar, soft shells, salsa, shredded cheese, sour cream, black olives, fajita blend veggies, peaches. Wednesday — Cheese omelet on a bagel, breakfast potatoes, grapes. Thursday — Cheeseburger, baked beans, pineapple, juice bar. Friday — Chili con carne, brown rice, garlic bread, cauliflower, orange wedges. MITCHELL SENIOR MEALS Monday — Chicken salad croissant, pasta salad, steamed baby carrots, pineapple. Tuesday — Roast pork, garlic m
An early-morning storm moved through the area early Friday and dropped 39 hundredths of an inch of rain in Mitchell. Rain began to fall around 1 a.m. Friday and concluded around 2:30 a.m., according to Mike Gillispie, hydrologist for the National Weather Service in Sioux Falls. Winds peaked at 37 mph during the storm. More rain is predicted this weekend.
An organization that helps neglected and abused children desperately needs more volunteers. The Court Appointed Special Advocate group in Mitchell appoints volunteers to be the voice for these children in court if they are removed from their homes. The need to help children in CASA’s eight-county coverage area of Aurora, Brule, Buffalo, Davison, Douglas, Hanson, Hutchinson and McCook is continuing to rise. One CASA volunteer said, “It does so much good, not just for the child but for the parents also, and assists the court as eyes and ears as to what’s going on.” Last year, there w
BONESTEEL -- After 113 years of serving the Bonesteel area, the Bonesteel Enterprise weekly newspaper has likely published its last issue. David and Scott Perlenfein wrote a note to their subscribers in the July 3 issue stating they'd been involved with the paper for more than 40 years and published about 2,000 issues.
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The death of a 22-year-old Mitchell native has been ruled a suicide. Brett Victor, 22, died June 25 at his home in Brookings. Authorities declined to state the cause of death at the time. A death certificate filed as a public record lists suicide as the cause of death.
A look at news from around the region, as reported by weekly newspapers: Douglas County COUNTY FACES CROP LAND TAX HIKE: Crop-rated ag land in Douglas County will see a 20 percent increase in taxes next year, according to county Equalization Director Jessica Goehring said. She said the move is necessary, given the price of ag land in the area selling for more than $8,000 per acre, and some properties have not been taxed at market value. "Some people are not going to be happy," Goehring said. She said the 20 percent increase is the maximum allowed in a single year. --Th