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LAKE ANDES -- The totals in the Charles Mix County Sheriff's Democratic primary were changed, but the winner remained the same following a recount Monday. DesaRae Gravatt has won the nomination by the same two-vote margin she held two weeks ago when the primary election was held, winning by a 325-323 margin. The current Wagner police officer defeated Gene Niehus, the former Wagner police chief who called for the recount.
Mitchell Main Street & Beyond's Summer Soulstice Arts Festival is almost here. The Summer Soulstice Arts Festival is Saturday in downtown Mitchell. The festival will run from noon to 8:30 p.m., with live music ending at 9:30 p.m. The festival returns after a three-year hiatus. The traditional community arts in the park was held in Hitchcock Park for more than 30 years.
Dr. Rich Lofthus, of Mount Mary College, gave a presentation Saturday at Geddes’ Pioneer Days about Private John Warns and his family during WWI. Pictured visiting with Lofthus are Nancy Britton and Mary Sejnoha. Lofthus had letters and pictures from during the war and later ones of John Warns’ family at their home in Wentworth. Judy Blair Parker read a short article that Gladys Blair Ludens, 107, wrote and played a CD the Blair family made of her earlier this year. She was born near Geddes and is a 1925 graduate of Geddes High School.
The Carnegie Resource Center in Mitchell will host a speaker today presenting the history on locally-owned Shafer Memorials. Kim Shafer Swant will give the presentation at 7 p.m. at the Carnegie, 119 W.
Mitchell Police Department CAD Press Log 6/16/2014 From: 6/13/2014
Studies on the county's roads and the wages they pay employees are expected to be the main talking points during the Davison County Commission meeting Tuesday. The regular meeting will be held at 9 a.m.
The Mitchell City Band will play its weekly free concerts at the Saterlie Bandstand in Hitchcock park starting at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday. The theme for this week's program is "A Carnival of Melody" featuring vocal soloist, Susan Almjeld, a clarinet trio playing the "Clarinet Polka," a flute trio playing "Hungarian Dance #5," along with an entertaining variety of musical melodies and styles. The Mitchell Park and Recreation Department sprays the entire concert area prior to each weekly program, so bring a lawn chair and enjoy. In case of rain, concerts are held at Firesteel Health Care Center.
Six businesses in the Mitchell area passed an alcohol compliance check recently. The South Central Alcohol Task Force conducted checks at Don's Place, Longbranch Bar, Rusty's Food Center, Corner Pantry and Howard Athletic Club, all in Howard, and the Cabaret in Carthage. The South Central Alcohol Task Force is comprised of the Aurora, Davison and Miner county sheriff's departments and the Mitchell Police Division. -- Source: South Central Alcohol Task Force
Nearly 20 million seniors ages 65 and older visit the emergency room each year with almost a third of the visits related to injuries, many of which are sustained in the place seniors are meant to feel the safest: their home. These preventable home hazards, such as throw rugs or loose railings, can be particularly harmful, leading to falls and injuries that can impact seniors' ability to live independently.
Sanborn Central School District has released the honor roll for the fourth quarter of the current academic year. Students marked by an asterisk earned a 4.0 GPA. A HONOR ROLL (3.495 TO 4.0) Seniors: Kelbi Dean, Kelsey Henson*, Joe Hetland, Brandon Jessen, Claudia Miller, Molly Nicholson, Ryan Pearson, Jessica Schmit*, Shelby Selland*, Hannah Spelbring. Juniors: Leah Baysinger, Jarid Bechen, Allysha Duffel, Isaiah Kruger, Shane Nelson, Morgan Selland, Amberiah Smith, Cole Wormstadt. Sophomores: Logan Effling, Josh Feiner*, Tom Hetland, Tucker Kingsbury, Bailey Moody*, Dillon Moore. Freshm