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Students and staff at Mitchell Technical Institute raised more than $3,300 through a variety of fundraising activities between March 14-18 for Mitchell's Weekend Snack Pack Program. The Weekend Snack Pack Program provides one bag of easy-to-prepare meals per qualifying child each weekend. On Monday morning, about 50 volunteer students and faculty members gathered at the MTI Campus Center and helped pack the food before delivering the meals to the elementary schools in Mitchell.
A Washington, D.C., student won the 2015 Doodle 4 Google contest. Google announced the winners online Monday, naming Akilah Johnson, Eastern Senior High School, Washington, D.C., as the winner of the national contest for her doodle, "Google in my Afrocentric Life." Earlier this year, Google named 53 winners—one from each U.S. state and territory—in its eighth-annual Doodle 4 Google competition, a contest open to K-12 students across the United States to redesign the Google logo.
PLANKINTON—Firefighters in Plankinton were able to put out a small grass fire in about 15 minutes on Monday. According Plankinton Fire Chief Jeff Briggs, flames from a burning garbage pile likely caused the small grass fire less than 1 mile east of Plankinton. The fire started shortly after 4:30 p.m., but the Plankinton Volunteer Fire Department was able to stop the blaze in a matter of minutes. The department responded with four trucks and seven firefighters. The fire burned on less than an acre of grassland, and caused no serious damage.
The Davison County Commission will consider purchases for the sheriff and emergency management offices on Tuesday. The commission will consider the purchases at Tuesday's regular meeting at 9 a.m. at the Davison County North Offices, 1420 N. Main St, Mitchell. The five-person board will meet with Sheriff Steve Brink to consider a vehicle purchase for the sheriff's office and with Emergency Management Administrator Jeff Bathke to discuss the purchase of radios and scene lighting.
The man who kicked out the window of a Davison County Sheriff’s vehicle while he was being detained was arrested Sunday night in Gregory County. Jamie Ray Benedict, 29, of...
Gerhard Storm, Mitchell, will celebrate his 97th birthday on Saturday, March 26. His family requests a card shower. Greetings may be sent to Countryside Living, 2100 Wisconsin, No. 112, Mitchell, S.D., 57301.
PARKSTON — Ever Andresen, Parkston, will celebrate her 85th birthday on Saturday, March 26. A card shower is requested. Greetings may be sent to 400 N. First St., Parkston, S.D., 57366.
Gary and Connie Nelson, Mitchell, will celebrate their 50th anniversary at a reception at 1 p.m. on Saturday, March 26, at the Ramada Inn, Mitchell. The event is held by their children. Greetings may be sent to 614 E. Ash Ave., Mitchell, S.D., 57301.
PLATTE — Bob Maresh, Platte, will celebrate his 80th birthday on Wednesday, March 23. His family requests a card shower. Greetings may be sent to Box 637, Platte, S.D., 57369.
WESLACO, TEXAS—Marvin "Marv" Welch, Weslaco, Texas, formerly of Parkston, will celebrate his 80th birthday on Thursday, March 24. A card shower is requested. Greetings may be sent to 2100 S. Bridge Ave. #276, Weslaco, Texas, 78596.