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Images from the annual tearing-down of corn-and-grain murals at the Corn Palace in Mitchell, in preparation for the new murals. (Photos by Sean Ryan/The Daily Republic)
The Mitchell Area Historical Society will have a dual party Monday when it celebrates the 25th anniversary of its own founding and the 110th anniversary of the Carnegie Resource Center building at 119 W. Third Ave. Historical Society President Lyle Swenson said he's proud of the society's part in preserving the former Carnegie Library. "It's part of Mitchell history and it's a beautiful structure, well worth preservation," he said.
Fifty years ago this month I started a college course called "Press Photography.'' I had just transferred to South Dakota State College from Creighton University, and photography was a sophomore-level course for journalism majors. These days, I suppose the course would be taught with smart phones and various tablets and other handheld electronic devices. Back in my time, the camera of choice was an unwieldy contraption manufactured by Graflex and called a Speed Graphic.
PARKSTON -- A semi hauling a load of hogs from Corsica to Sioux City wrecked east of Parkston at 6:30 a.m. Friday, killing about 30 hogs. State Trooper Mark Nelson said driver Jeremy Tebben, 33, of Luverne, Minn., was driving east on state Highway 44 east of Parkston when he drove into the fog-filled James River valley about 13 miles east of town. "The driver became disoriented in the fog and drove into the north ditch and rolled the truck onto its side," Nelson said.
WINNER -- An emergency medical technician from Winner has won a national award. The National Association of Emergency Medical Technicians announced this week that Paul Schueth is the 2013 NAEMT/Braun Industries EMT of the Year. The award was presented at NAEMT's General Membership Meeting and Awards Presentation on Monday in Las Vegas, and at the EMS World Expo opening ceremony Tuesday. Schueth is an advanced EMT with Tripp County Ambulance in Winner and also serves as Winner's police chief. He was nominated by Katheryn Benton, a state training officer in Chamberlain.
Dear Heloise: After reading your column about how to find a lost pet, I just had to send an idea that has successfully been implemented in our area several times. Leave an article of clothing with your scent in an area where your pet was last seen. Check the area several times a day to see if your dog is sitting there -- with the scent of his or her owner. -- Ellen D., Bow, N.H. Good advice! Also, if your pet must be hospitalized or spend the night away, the same hint works! I send a T-shirt or bath towel with Cabbie. -- Heloise
Here are bankruptcy filings in U.S. Bankruptcy Court, District of South Dakota, for Sept. 5 through Sept. 11. 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). Businesses can file Chapter 11 petitions to reorganize their debts under a court-approved plan for repayment.
Q. Who is responsible for maintaining the visibility of fire hydrants? Is it the city, landowner or the fire department? There is one on North Ohlman Street between Eighth Avenue and 23rd Avenue. It is so buried by tall weeds that you can barely see the indicator stick on the hydrant. It is on the east side of the street across from trees that have been cut down. If there were a fire at the grain elevator, I would think they would appreciate knowing the fire department could use that hydrant.
An ambulance responds to a crash around 9:30 a.m. Friday in Mitchell. According to Mitchell Police Sgt. Scott Walton, 79-year-old Leland Olson, of Mitchell, was driving westbound on East 11th...
In regards to Councilman Mel Olson's Sept. 9 editorial in The Daily Republic, Mitchell Main Street & Beyond couldn't agree more. Yes. We do need a plan to enhance our downtown. And MMS&B has one.