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Call it a mini-drought. It hit in late August, breaking some heat records and causing near-record heat across the entire Mitchell area. Temperatures went above 90 and hovered there day after day after day, with little to no rain. It didn't spell doom for the harvest, but it eroded yields that were expected to be exceptional. Still, after a summer-long drought last year, farmers are feeling much better. Corn and soybean projections aren't great in many places anymore, but they're far beyond last year's numbers.
The South Dakota Beef Industry Council honored two businesses, an individual and a couple for outstanding efforts in promoting the beef industry during the 2013 Prime Promoter Award luncheon Sept...
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A new food business in Mitchell was burglarized between Tuesday evening and Wednesday morning. Touch of Cajun, a business that offers cajun-style food from a trailer at 315 E. Havens...
BROOKINGS -- SDSU Extension will host a Drought Risk Management Workshop for cattle, sheep and other livestock producers from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Oct. 11 at the SDSU Extension Regional Center in Winner "These workshops are designed for ranchers to help them develop and write drought management and mitigation plans for their own operations," said Laura Edwards, SDSU Extension climate field specialist. "We are planning a hands-on workshop that will give ranchers the tools they need to create a drought plan that fits their own needs and goals."
AVON -- An Avon man has been named the Monsanto Fund National Rural Teacher of the Year. Paul Kuhlman works at Avon High School, where he has taught science and math for the last 21 years. His selection as Rural Teacher of the Year was announced Wednesday by Steve Breckon, chairman of the Rural Teacher of the Year committee. Kuhlman has a bachelor of science in biology education from North Dakota State University and master's degrees in secondary administration and natural science from the University of South Dakota.
PLANKINTON -- A Mitchell woman has died from injuries she received during a two-vehicle crash Sept. 5 near Plankinton, according to the state Department of Public Safety. Shirley Marken, 78,...
Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2750 and the Auxiliary in Mitchell has announced the 64th Voice of Democracy Scholarship competition and the 19th annual Patriot's Pen Essay competition for this year. Students in grades 9 through 12 can compete at the local level in the Voice of Democracy Scholarship competition by submitting a three- to five-minute essay which they have written and recorded, by the Nov. 1 deadline, on the theme "Why I'm Optimistic About our Nation's Future." Winners at the post level advance to the district and the first-place district winner advances to state.
Mitchell Telecom's Project: Do Good -- which aims to make the Mitchell community a better place to live, work and play through funding great ideas -- announced finalists in the Live and Play categories this week. About 50 submissions were received in the two categories over the course of the summer and resulted in 14 finalists.
ABERDEEN -- Howard's Horizon Health Care, Inc. -- a rural, community-based network providing primary health care throughout medical and dental clinics in South Dakota -- will open a community health center in Aberdeen. The recent announcement comes after Horizon Health Care, Inc., received $800,000 Friday from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. With the new center in Aberdeen, the network will now have 18 community health care centers.