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A Mitchell business is bringing home awards for its work completed for the Corn Palace. Bailey Metal Fabricators, of Mitchell, announced it is the winner of a Silver Top Job award for the corn sculpture it created for the Corn Palace Plaza. The green and gold sculpture was submitted for the award at the annual National Ornamental & Miscellaneous Metals Association in Phoenix earlier this month. "We are very humble to win this award because the competition is being judged by our peers in the ornamental industry," Bailey Metal Fabricators wrote in a Facebook post.
The Mitchell High School speech and debate team is raking in the wins. The teams competed in the Rushmore Challenge this weekend hosted by Harrisburg High School. The team of Grace Lentz and Thea Patrick took first in informative speaking, while Patrick also took home first in varsity original oratory. Patrick also competed in varsity public forum alongside Madison Hetland, earning second as a team. Hetland also garnered a fourth-place finish in domestic extemporaneous.
Eyeing a road trip to warmer weather? You're in luck. According to AAA this week, gasoline prices dropped in 78 percent of the 50 states, including a 2-cent drop per gallon in South Dakota. The national average is 3 cents below last week's total. "Motorist filling up the Midwest, South and East Coast are most likely to see the positive change at the pump," said Marilyn Buskohl, AAA spokesperson. "Unfortunately, it's too early to know if this one-week decline is that start of a cheaper gas price trend."
Good morning and welcome to The Daily Republic's need-to-know page. Here are the five things we think you should know headed into Feb. 12, 2018: 1. After Sunday's win, the No. 10-ranked DWU women have 24 victories this season and are tied for second in the conference.
The Davison County Commission will hear an update from its newest veterans service officer on Tuesday. VSO Craig Bennett will give an "update on the position," according to the Davison County Commission agenda. Bennett was hired to replace Jessica Davidson, who was terminated in late 2017. The commission will meet at 9 a.m. on Tuesday at the Davison County North Offices in Mitchell. Agenda items
Friend de Coup put on a show in Missouri. The Mitchell High School show choir was first runner-up in the weekend competition in Troy, Missouri, and received honors for best band, best ballad, people's choice and two solo awards for senior member Tessa Yeo. "This is the type of event where your first hope is to simply make finals so you can perform the show twice. Beyond that, we were striving for a Top Three finish, so second place in that stacked field is a wonderful result," said Director Jen Randall.
A look at news from around the region, as reported by weekly newspapers: Wessington Springs BENEFIT FOR WENZEL: The Wessington Springs American Legion will host a benefit Feb. 17 for Scott Wenzel to help offset medical expenses incurred from a vehicle crash in 2017. The event will begin at 10 a.m., featuring a pool tournament. There will be a live and silent auction, free-will donation and beer bucket specials. — The True Dakotan Platte
Mitchell received 4.2 inches of snow Thursday, setting a daily record that's held since 1991. The light, fluffy snow that blanketed on Mitchell was the most the city has ever received on Feb. 8. The storm also delayed the start of Mitchell School District schools by one hour. The National Weather Service put Mitchell in a winter weather advisory Thursday and early Friday morning, but that was switched to a wind chill advisory Friday evening. Temperatures are expected to dip to 21-degrees below zero Friday night into Saturday morning.
WINNER — A Rosebud man was arrested for driving under the influence after testing positive for methamphetamine use. A Winner police officer conducted a traffic stop in the Winner McDonald's parking lot on Jan. 12, during which the vehicle's driver, 22-year-old Esdon Haukaas appeared to be impaired, but a preliminary breath test showed a 0.0 percent blood alcohol content, according to court documents.
Good morning and welcome to The Daily Republic's need-to-know page. Here are the stories we think you should know headed into Friday, Feb.9: 1. Quite a crime roundup: Cases from Winner , Oacoma and Ethan .