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Images from the first day of practice Tuesday at the Linda Feterl School of Dance in Mitchell. (Photos by Sean Ryan/The Daily Republic)
With the heat of the last week of August just a sweaty memory, September's cooler temperatures now mean the race is on between the ripening of the corn crop and South Dakota's first hard freeze. According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, while eastern North and South Dakota got a late start in corn planting because of the wet spring, they are in a better situation than states to the east and south, like Iowa and Illinois.
South Dakota's pheasant population apparently will be drastically down in 2013, and that news reminds us a bit about the debate over global warming. Experts tell us that global warming is happening, and present all sorts of data to back up their claims. Although we hope and wish and pray it wasn't happening, we're inclined to believe it's true and that human actions, along with nature, have something to do with it.
The Mitchell Police Division is looking for 31-year-old Mitchell resident Ryan Patrick McManus. There are two warrants issued for his arrest. Since Aug. 22, he has allegedly gone to great lengths to avoid being arrested. In one incident, according to police, he jumped from a second story roof to avoid arrest. It is believed that he is living in MItchell and residing with friends or relatives. A reward is now being offered for information leading to his arrest.
WASHINGTON -- A decision on whether to approve the Keystone XL oil pipeline may slip into next year, giving opponents time to marshal efforts against it while offering President Barack Obama a chance to wring concessions from Canada.
A high-powered rifle round struck a home Friday evening in Mitchell, but nobody was injured and police believe it was accidental. The round pierced a window with two panes of glass at Richard and Sheri VanOverschelde's home. Detective Lt. Don Everson, of the Mitchell Police Division, said there were people home during the incident and a person was in the room where the bullet pierced the window. Everson, who declined to go into detail about what type of rifle was used or where the bullet lodged, said the case is still under investigation.
DEAR DR. ROACH: In 2003, I had surgery for throat cancer, followed by radiation treatments. I have been negative ever since. My salivary and thyroid glands were damaged. Does the thyroid gland control bowel movements? I've been constipated a lot. I've tried different laxatives without good results. -- J. ANSWER: Radiation therapy, though it can be lifesaving, often has side effects. In the case of head and neck cancers, you have had two common side effects: damage to salivary glands and to the thyroid gland. Both can affect bowel function.
Nellie Houska, left, and LouOra Houk, center, listen to Verna Hofer, right, tell a story during their Tuesday afternoon quilting session at the First United Methodist Church in Mitchell. The...
Dear Heloise: Why do some instructions call for scalded milk? What is the purpose? Thanks in advance! -- Pat W., Harrisonburg, Va. Very good question, and one I had to think about. Older recipes said to scald milk to kill bacteria and an enzyme that prevented thickening in recipes. Today, most milk is pasteurized, so the bacteria and enzyme are already gone. Also, scalding milk raises the temperature, which helps dissolve yeast and melt butter when added to bread recipes.
A Fort Thompson man will spend nearly two years in prison for assault with a dangerous weapon. Myron Touche Sr., 44, was sentenced Aug. 26 to 22 months in prison. He will also spend 18 months on supervised release and pay a $100 special assessment to the Federal Crime Victims Fund. A federal grand jury indicted Touche in February. He pled guilty to the above charge in June.