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In early June, the Avera Queen of Peace Foundation and The Daily Republic sponsored a contest to select a theme for Gala 2015. Submissions were due by June 16, and following that, the Foundation Board selected the top three by secret ballot. Vote here to pick a winner from among the finalists.
At least two people were detained Monday after police discovered a possible meth lab in a Mitchell apartment building. Detective Lt. Don Everson, of the Mitchell Police Division, said officers responded to a separate criminal matter at 814 N. Winsor around 3 p.m. When officers were at the matter, they "stumbled upon a possible meth lab" at the building, according to Everson. The apartment building is about one block from Mitchell High School. The suspects were taken from the apartment and detained.
The Mitchell City Band will play its weekly free concert at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at Saterlie Bandstand in Hitchcock Park. The theme for this week's program is "How The Blues Began." Soloists featured will be Jenna Miller, Mike Catalano, Mike Sejnoha, Kris Enga, Sam Weller and Brett Jacobson The Mitchell Parks and Recreation Department sprays the entire concert area prior to each weekly program, so bring a lawn chair and enjoy. In case of rain, concerts are held at Firesteel Health Care Center. Please bring your lawn chair into the center. -- Source: Joe Pekas, band director
The Davison County Commission will meet in regular session Tuesday. The meeting will be the commission’s first at the North Offices Building at 1420 N.
MURDO -- A Rapid City man died in a two-vehicle crash on Interstate 90 Saturday about nine miles west of Murdo.
Karrie McKillop and Brett Stekl announce their engagement. Parents of the couple are Robert and Holly McKillop, Artesian; and Wes and Sherri Stekl, Letcher. Karrie is a 2009 graduate of Sanborn Central High School and a 2013 graduate of the University of South Dakota, Vermillion. She is a dental hygienist at Drake Family Dentistry, Mitchell. Brett is a 2008 graduate of Sanborn Central High School and a 2012 graduate of South Dakota State University, Brookings. he is a crop consultant with Crop Tech, Inc., Mitchell. An Aug. 15 wedding is planned in Mitchell.
Eileen Schmit, MItchell, formerly of Artesian, will celebrate her 80th birthday at an open house from 4 to 6 p.m. on Saturday, July 12 at Comfort Inn and Suites Hospitality Room, MItchell. Her birthday is July 13. The event is hosted by her family. Greetings may be sent to 517 E. Sixth, Mitchell, S.D. 57301.
Here are bankruptcy filings in U.S. Bankruptcy Court, District of South Dakota, for June 26 through July 2. 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 three to five years).
The 4-year-old girl who died following a drowning accident last week at a Watertown lake is from Plankinton. The girl is Braelynn Erlandson, daughter of Mike and Ashley (Hinckley) Erlandson. A funeral service is planned at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at the United Methodist Church in Plankinton.
MITCHELL SUMMER MEALS AT LONGFELLOW Monday — Chicken patty on a bun, sweet potato fries, kiwi. Tuesday — BBQ chicken flatbread, steamed corn, pears. Wednesday — Sausage, egg and cheese muffins, cucumbers, strawberries. Thursday — Turkey and gravy, mashed potatoes, cranberry sauce, orange wedges, Scooby Doo cinnamon graham bites. Friday — Mr Ribb on a bun, baked beans, fruit cocktail. MITCHELL SENIOR MEALS Monday — Por