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Hanson School District was named Tuesday as a $10,000 grant recipient for America's Farmers Grow Rural Education, sponsored by the Monsanto Fund. "We're glad to get it," Superintendent Jim Bridge told The Daily Republic. "It's going toward an alternative education program for kids that do computer-based learning for either AP classes or for online high school classes that aren't offered here." The grant, Bridge said, will fund computers to allow students to take the classes for the alternative education program.
The Davison County Sheriff’s Office is investigating an attempted suicide by a male inmate. The attempt was made around 5 p.m. Saturday in the Davison County Jail. The inmate, whose name is not being released by authorities, was transported to Avera Queen of Peace Hospital in Mitchell and then to Avera McKennan Hospital in Sioux Falls for treatment. Sheriff Steve Brink said Tuesday the investigation is ongoing, which is why he didn’t release the information earlier. “We’re not done with the investigation, so I don’t want to release too much,” Brink told The Daily Republic.
Loretta Harders, Mitchell, will celebrate her 91st birthday on Monday, Sept. 15. Her family requests a card shower Greetings may be sent to Countryside Living, 2100 N. Wisconsin, Apt. 141, Mitchell, S.D. 57301.
Wayne Morris, Mitchell, formerly of Ethan, celebrated his birthday on Sunday. A card shower is requested. Greetings may be sent to 300 E. Sixth Ave., Mitchell, S.D. 57301.
Mitchell's celebration of South Dakota's 125th anniversary today has been moved to Dakota Wesleyan University due to poor weather. City Planner Neil Putnam — who's also on the committee for the celebration — said the event schedule will remain the same, but activities are being moved from the rodeo grounds to DWU. If the public wants to see the wagons, they are on display at the rodeo grounds. According to the National Weather Service, occasional showers and thunderstorms are expected today.
The Daily Republic is seeking entrants for its second annual pie-baking contest, to be held in October. The contest will feature a unique format, with contestants competing in a tournament that will last for several weeks. Half of the winners for each week's contest will advance based on points criteria that will be established at a later date. The points criteria will be given to the contestants prior to the first week of judging.
Authorities have ruled Monday's fatal fire in Mitchell as accidental. According to a Friday afternoon press release from the Mitchell Department of Public Safety, the fire at 515 W. Third Ave. in Mitchell started in the northeast corner of the main floor of the house, which contained four separate apartments. Authorities believe the fire started from a burning candle. Mitchell Department of Public Safety personnel were called around 5 a.m. Monday to the house, which was engulfed in flames by the time emergency responders arrived.
This photo was taken during Corn Palace week in 1942 looking north on Main Street. Only Way Cleaners was located at 503 N. Main St., now trudy david’s Gift Shop. Kowall Tire Service was at 505 N. Main St. Mitchell Monument Works owned by W.P. Holleran was at 509 N. Main St. Carnival shows like the one shown (Igorot-the wild man from Borneo) were a big attraction for carnival-goers of the day. Photo donated to the Mitchell Area Historical Society by Sheila Letcher. (Photo courtesy of the Mitchell Area Historical Society)