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• Mitchell Technical Institute will be closed Monday, Sept. 1, in observance of the Labor Day Holiday. Regular office hours of 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. will resume Tuesday, Sept. 2. • No garbage collection in on Monday, Sept. 1 in Mitchell, in observance of Labor Day. Garbage will be collected Tuesday through Saturday, Sept. 2-6, one day later than normal. Dependable Recycling will follow the City of Mitchell schedule. The Regional landfill will be closed on Sept. 1 and also the Compost Collection site will be closed • Dakota Wesleyan University offices will close Monday, Sept.
A look at news from around the region, as reported by weekly newspapers: Woonsocket OPT-OUT ELECTION COMING FOR FIRE DISTRICT: A public meeting held Aug. 25 regarding a $50,000-per-year opt-out for the Town and Country Fire District in Sanborn County provided differing opinions on the matter. The issue has been referred to a public vote to be held Sept. 9 to vote for or against the increase. The opt-out would take effect for the 2015 calendar year and would last for 10 years.
PIERRE — Wagner has formed a statehood celebration committee for South Dakota’s 125th birthday year. The theme for Wagner’s Labor Day Parade on Monday will be “Celebrating 125 Years of Statehood.” Floats and costumes will feature statehood history. The local historical society will also open the museum for the day. — Source: Office of Gov. Dennis Daugaard
WAGNER — Giving veterans and their families a hand up and not a hand out is the goal of the fourth annual Veterans Stand Down in Wagner on Sept. 11. The stand down will be held at the Armory at 610 E. S.D. Highway 46 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Following is a look at entertainment options throughout the Mitchell region this weekend, as reported by individual establishments: Thursday DJ Thirsty’s in Mitchell will have a DJ from 9:30 p.m. to close. Stahle-Miller Ryan Stahle and Chris Miller will be playing from 6 to 8 p.m. at Blarney’s, Mitchell. Friday DJ Thirsty’s in Mitchell will have a DJ from 9:30 p.m. to close. Bingo Bingo will be played beginning at 7 p.m.
THE HUNDRED-FOOT JOURNEY Helen Mirren stars in this new romantic comedy about two rival chefs. A young chef from India, Hassan Kadam, is a culinary genius with taste buds that are the equivalent of perfect pitch. Displaced from their native India, the Kadam family, led by Hassan’s father, settles in a quaint village in the south of France. Filled with charm, it is both picturesque and elegant — the ideal place to settle down and open an Indian restaurant.
Two people were arrested Wednesday afternoon in Mitchell on drug-related charges, a local official said. The Parkston Police Department notifi ed Mitchell law enforcement officials of a theft report in Parkston. It was believed the suspects were headed to Mitchell, where their vehicle was located at Dakota Sunset Liquor, said Officer R.J.
A woman was re-arrested Thursday after giving police a false name the day prior. Melissa Allford, 32, was first arrested Wednesday on drug-related charges under a different name, according to Mitchell Police Officer R.J. Williams. Williams said Allford first told Mitchell police her name was Mandy Selby, 36, of Kansas. Once her fingerprints came back, Williams said law enforcement re-arrested Allford on Thursday on charges of false impersonation with intent to deceive law enforcement.
Dakota Wesleyan University's music department has a new name, thanks to benefactors Ron and Sheilah Gates, of Mitchell. The university recognized the Gateses on Thursday for their donation toward the music program during the school's fall convocation and announced the naming of the Ron and Sheilah Gates Department of Music. "The generosity of Ron and Sheilah will allow DWU to strategically enhance the resources committed to music," said DWU President Amy Novak. "We plan to hire another faculty member to support an instrumental music program.
PLATTE — A Nebraska woman is accused of breaking into her grandmother's restaurant in Platte, stealing money and then breaking into an adjoining business to also steal money. Brooklyn DeGroot, 19, is charged with two counts of third-degree burglary for the crimes, each of which carries a maximum penalty of five years in prison and a $10,000 fine upon conviction. On July 23, Platte Livestock reported its office had been burglarized. The business showed law enforcement surveillance tapes of DeGroot and her boyfriend, Jon Johns, entering Stockman's Cafe, court documents say.