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The high temperature reached 53 degrees Monday in Mitchell, above normal but still 10 degrees shy of a record. The high temperature record for Jan. 26 was set at 63 degrees in 2006, according to the National Weather Service in Sioux Falls. The forecast calls for the mild temperatures to continue for much of the week, with an expected high today of 52 degrees for today; 47 for Wednesday; 39 for Thursday; and 41 for Friday.
Davison County Veteran Services Officer Jessica Davidson will give an update on her department Tuesday at a regular county commission meeting. Davidson is reporting to the commission for the first time since being hired for the job in November. The meeting starts at 9 a.m. and will be held at the Davison County North Offices Building, 1420 N.
Eileen Harmes, Mitchell, will celebrate her 70th birthday on Wednesday, Jan. 28. Her family requests a card shower. Greetings may be sent to 513 W. Fourth Ave., Mitchell, S.D., 57301.
Due to incorrect information given to The Daily Republic, court action was incorrectly identified on Page A2 of Friday's edition. The court action was related to the divorce of Jason Norgaard and Patricia Norgaard, but the divorce was finalized 12 years ago.
The Mitchell School District has received word that a company, Spirit Star, has been contacting local businesses to purchase or sponsor "spirit" items in support of the Mitchell Schools. This company is not acting with the support or knowledge of the Mitchell School District, and school officials want you to know that they are not requesting that you support this endeavor. On occasion, officials say, a company hoping their statements about the school will be construed as the school working with the business and asking for your support.
Q: With the price of corn so cheap and fuel costs so high, has the school district put the expensive corn burning heat source back into operation? Though corn prices have fallen, currently, it is still more economical to burn natural gas than corn, according to Superintendent Joe Graves. "We've stuck with the more reasonable alternative," he said. The Pelco Hot Water Outdoor Boiler, model PC 1020, was purchased and installed in 2005 for $44,545 outside of GBR in a fenced enclosure north of the building.
GREGORY -- A Jacksonville, Texas, man died Wednesday in a rollover crash on state Highway 47, six miles north of Gregory. Hector Torres Ruiz, 50, of Jacksonville, was driving a...
SCOTLAND — A truck carrying soybeans rolled and crashed on Thursday morning in southern Hutchinson County, leaving the vehicle's driver with serious injuries. The incident occurred around 9 a.m.
Law enforcement is still requesting the public's help for information regarding vehicle thefts earlier this month. Sometime between the hours of 7 p.m. on Jan. 14 and 5:30 a.m. on Jan.15, a garage in the 900 block of East Sixth Avenue was entered. A Smith and Wesson .22 caliber rifle and a Bushmaster .223 caliber rifle was taken from an unlocked vehicle inside the garage. Around this same timeframe, several other unlocked vehicles were entered on the east side of Mitchell.
A photo on Page A3 of Wednesday's edition misidentified Scott Houwman's title. He is a physical therapist with Avera University Physical Therapy.