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Dear Readers: Here is a follow-up to a Sound Off about recycling symbols on plastic bottles:
Mitchell Board of Education will consider goals for the 2013-2014 school year when it meets at 5 p.m. today in the Mitchell Middle School library, 800 W. 10th Ave. The Middle School will be the board's first stop on its annual tour of district school buildings. The board will tour middle school facilities upon completion of the business part of the meeting. The agenda includes: • A discussion of school district goals for the school year.
The heat took a toll on the 2013 Corn Palace Festival with fewer carnival goers Saturday and some food vendors not doing as well "Things went smoothly," said Mark Schilling, director of the Corn Palace. "The one thing we can't control is the heat." According to Schilling, Wednesday had good sales but Saturday was lower compared to last year because of the hot weather, with many festival participants looking mostly for water. Hot food vendors suffer from the warm weather, he added.
FREEMAN -- The Rev. Al Peratt, of Sioux Falls, will speak at at 10:30 a.m. Sunday at Fellowship Harvest Community Church. He will share how turning from a life of drugs and crime more than 20 years ago has transformed his life. Once the biggest meth dealer in South Dakota, Peratt has since been ordained in the Baptist Church and received a full Presidential Pardon from President Barack Obama in 2011.
Some of you may remember the picture book "No Roses for Harry." Harry (a dog) receives a sweater from Grandmother. Poor Harry. The sweater is green and covered with yellow roses. "Little Owl's Orange Scarf," by Tatyana Feeney, has a similar premise. Little Owl's happy life of eating ice cream and riding his scooter is disrupted when his mommy makes him a scarf. It's itchy. It's long. It's orange. Very orange. "It will keep you nice and warm," says his mommy. And she insists that he wear it on his class visit to the zoo.
A Mitchell man was arrested Sunday for drunken driving after he flipped his vehicle. Chad Fox, 22, was driving his 2000 Isuzu VCS in the 800 block of East First Avenue when it struck a parked car around 2 a.m. Fox's vehicle flipped onto its top, said Sgt. Dave Bientema. Medics checked over Fox and a juvenile passenger for minor injuries. Neither were wearing seat belts and suffered scrapes and scratches. Fox was arrested after the investigation for DUI, careless driving and expired license plates.
Methodist State Hospital circa 1930.The Methodist State Hospital was built in 1917 and opened for patients in February 1918. "The State Hospital" title did not indicate it was a South...
PIERRE -- When Senate Republican leader Russ Olson officially steps down Sept. 30, he becomes the fourth member of the South Dakota Legislature to resign this year. Not only is the number somewhat high, but the reasons for three of the departures from elected office are professional advancement. Olson, 43, of Wentworth, accepted a promotion to chief executive officer for Heartland Consumers Power in Madison effective Oct. 1. Their moves are part of a larger pattern in the past three years.
If farm and ranch women want their husband's help with a daunting project, the quickest and easiest way to get them involved is to creatively incorporate into the project his tractor, and a tractor attachment, if possible. I'm just guessing here, but I'm betting that nagging hasn't worked for other wives either.
Terry Fator performs at the Corn Palace.