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Jesus died on Good Friday. God Himself died that day. At long last, the Pharisees had finally gotten rid of Him. The serpent had struck and killed God's Holy Son. The sting of death had taken ahold of Jesus and swallowed Him whole. Jesus had lost. But then crazy things happened. The earth shook, the sun quit shining, the temple veil tore, rocks split, tombs opened and dead people rose back to life. The Roman guard who watched Jesus die was convinced. He said, "Truly, this man was the Son of God." And the guard was right, of course. Whatever Jesus was before, all He is now is dead.
Here are bankruptcy filings in U.S. Bankruptcy Court, District of South Dakota, for April 10 through April 16. 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 3 to 5 years).
A look at news from around the region, as reported by weekly newspapers: Freeman LOW NUMBERS THREATEN FOOTBALL PROGRAM: With just 14 boys in grades 8-11 committed to playing in 2014, the status of football at Freeman Public School is in jeopardy, according to school Superintendent Don Hotchkiss. "If we get to August without more than 10, 12 kids, it's pretty hard to have a football team," Hotchkiss said. While the school was interested in a co-op agreement with Freeman Academy for football, that may not provide any help for the Freeman Public. Freeman Academy Superinten
Rails to the Future announced recently that more than $1 million has been raised in local match for the Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER) grant the state of South Dakota is applying for. The State's TIGER grant application is seeking $12.6 million for a $29 million project to rehabilitate the state-owned railroad from Chamberlain to Presho. Earlier this month, the state Railroad Board committed $14 million toward the grant.
A Dakota Wesleyan University student is $5,000 richer. Ashley Kingdon-Reese, a Dakota Wesleyan University nursing student, created a business model that won first place in the student competition portion of Governor's Giant Vision Awards. South Dakota Chamber of Commerce and Industry President David Owen announced the top winner of the 2014 business and student business competitions during the Governor's Office of Economic Development conference banquet Tuesday in Sioux Falls. Ashley Kingdon-Reese, of Huron, is a DWU nursing student and creator of Independent Health Solutions.
The following local educational institutions have announced the Easter holiday closing hours: Mitchell Technical Institute will be closed today in observance of the Good Friday holiday. Regular offi ce hours of 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. will resume on Monday. Dakota Wesleyan University will be closed today for Good Friday. Classes ended at 10 p.m. Thursday and offi ce hours will resume at 8 a.m. Monday. Classes will resume at 8 a.m Tuesday. The McGovern Library will be closed today through Sunday for Easter. The library will reopen at 8 a.m. Monday.
A Gregory man convicted of second-degree burglary was sentenced Tuesday by U.S. District Judge Roberto A. Lange. Roger King, 46, was sentenced to 37 months of custody, 36 months of supervised release, and a $100 special assessment to the Federal Crime Victims Fund. King was indicted by a federal grand jury on April 12, 2013. He pleaded guilty on Feb.
Mitchell Area Garden Club met at 9:30 a.m. March 18 at the James Valley Community Center with 14 present. First item on the agenda was a lesson on coloring eggs by wrapping and securing red and/or yellow onion husks around a raw egg before boiling them. The result is fascinating: after cooling a bit, rubbing the egg with a drop of vegetable oil, each egg resembles lovely Italian marble orbs -- no two ever the same. Connie Bormann then called the business meeting to order by joining in the Garden Club Pledge.
A Mitchell man is accused of driving under the influence for a third time. Arlington Milk, 49, was arrested April 8 after Mitchell Police Officer Jackson Brown pulled him over at 11:20 a.m. According to court documents, Brown knew Milk had a suspended driver's license, which dispatch confirmed, so he pulled Milk over. Milk smelled of alcohol and his speech was thick. Milk admitted to Brown that he consumed "a lot of alcoholic beverages," according to court documents. Milk told Brown he could not perform the walk and turn or one-leg stand tests due to trouble with his left knee.