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PIERRE, S.D. — Twenty emergency and domestic violence shelters in 15 South Dakota communities will find financial operations a little easier with the help of $513,761 in grant funding through the South Dakota Housing Development Authority (SDHDA). The Emergency Solutions Grants (ESG) Program is a federal program through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, administered by SDHDA.
A Mitchell police officer recently graduated from the FBI National Academy Program at Quantico, Va. Sgt. Scott Walton was among 220 law enforcement officers in the 255th session of the National Academy, which consisted of men and women from 46 states.
One woman and a minor are in Mitchell's hospital after suffering serious, non-life threatening injuries Wednesday in a one-vehicle rollover crash. Nadine Schorn, 63, of Wolsey, was driving south on state Highway 37 when she became distracted and entered the median about two miles north of the Davison County line in Sanborn County, said Highway Patrol Trooper Cory Nordquist. "We don't know what distracted her yet, but she was distracted," he said. She hit a pole in the median, which grabbed her attention, and she started to brake in the median.
Following is a look at entertainment options throughout the Mitchell region this weekend, as reported by individual establishments: Thursday DJ Thirsty’s, Mitchell, will have DJ karaoke from 9:30 p.m. to close. Vocal, acoustic music Vocal and acoustic guitar performers from 5:30 to 7 p.m., no cover, at Cornerstone Coffee House & Deli in Mitchell. Ryan Stahle and Chris Miller Ryan Stahle and Chris Miller will perform from 6 to 8 p.m. at Blarney’s in Mitchell. Friday DJ Thirsty’s in Mitchell will have a DJ from 9:30 p.m.
Rep. Tona Rozum, R-Mitchell, recently presented two checks to the Wessington Springs Tornado Relief Fund on behalf of Mitchell organizations. The donations were $7,500 from the Mitchell Area Charitable Foundation and $1,000 from the Mitchell Rotary Club. — Source: Wessington Springs Area Development Corporation
Wells Fargo Bank donated $5,000 to the Red Cross this week for disaster relief related to the June 18 Wessington Springs tornado. From June 25 to June 27, Wells Fargo team members from Sioux Falls, Mitchell and Redfield worked six-hour shifts, serving meals to residents and volunteers working to clean up the damage left behind by the tornado. — Source: American Red Cross
Now playing at Mitchell's Luxury 5 Cinemas: Lucy, Hercules, Planes: Fire and Rescue, Sex Tape and Purge: Anarchy.
LifeServe Blood Center needs volunteer blood donors to support their communities this summer by donating blood. Often during the summer months the local blood supply can drop to dangerously low levels yet the need for life-saving blood products remains the same. There will be a Mitchell Community Blood Drive from 1 to 5:30 p.m. on Aug. 4 at Avera Queen of Peace Hospital. Schedule a blood donation appointment online at lifeservebloodcenter.org or call 800.287.4903.
The intersection of North Main Street and West 10th Avenue will be closed starting at 7 a.m. today until late August due to construction for water main, sanitary sewer, storm sewer, curb and gutter and asphalt replacement related to the East 10th Avenue/ Main Street to Lawler Avenue construction project. Please have all vehicles moved from the street, garages and driveway, as homeowners will have no access in those areas. — Source: City of Mitchell
ABERDEEN --- Wheat Growers has hired Mike Fillaus as the agronomy sales manager for the cooperative's southern trade area. He will also initially manage the Stickney, Kimball and Chamberlain agronomy sales teams. "Mike will use his strengths in sales to enhance relationships and develop additional agronomy business for Wheat Growers in the trade area," said Steve Briggs, Wheat Growers senior vice president of agronomy and corporate marketing.