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PLATTE — Francis Graf, Platte, will celebrate his 98th birthday on Friday, Sept. 26. A card shower is requested. Greetings may be sent to Box 455, Platte, S.D. 57369.
Orval Patzlaff, Mitchell, will celebrate his 90th birthday on Thursday, Sept. 25. His family requests a card shower. Greetings may be sent to 201 S. Dobson, Mitchell, S.D., 57301
JOHN PAUL II ELEMENTARY SCHOOL Monday — Breakfast burrito, sausage patty, tri tator, fruit juice, peaches, milk. Tuesday — Nachos, corn bread, refried beans, snap peas, applesauce, milk. Wednesday — Chicken wrap, lettuce and cheese, jello, peas, grapes, milk. Thursday — Chicken patty, broccoli, Mandarin oranges, milk. Friday — Mozzarella cheese sticks, pretzels, carrots, fruit, chocolate milk. MITCHELL ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS Monday
The Rev. Michael Brandt, a South Dakota native, will be the Mission Festival Speaker at 10:30 a.m. Sept. 28 at New Home Lutheran Church, Mitchell. The Mission Festival is sponsored by Amazing Grace Free Lutheran Church, Mitchell. Brandt currently lives in Rapid City, where he is the director of Shepherding the Shepherds, his present call which is overseen by Abiding Savior Free Lutheran Church, Sioux Falls. He is a graduate of the Association Free Lutheran Seminary and has served in Minnesota, Washington, Wisconsin and South Dakota. -- Source: Amazing Grace Lutheran Church
YANKTON — Racers and sponsors of the July 19 Fort to Field 50 Paddle Battle combined to raise more than $1,000 that will go directly into cleanup and river stewardship efforts along the banks of the Missouri River in South Dakota. The Izaak Walton League of America (IWLA) served as the non-profit partner for the event, and announced the total recently. After covering costs, the inaugural event, held July 19 between Pickstown and Springfield, brought in $1,085.
WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Senators John Thune (R-S.D.) and Tim Johnson (D-S.D) praised the Senate's bipartisan passage of their resolution celebrating South Dakota's 125th anniversary of statehood. "Nearly 125 years ago, our great nation formally welcomed South Dakota into the Union," said Thune. "Since then, millions of Americans have enjoyed the beauty of our great plains, rolling hills of the Missouri River, and splendor of the historic Black Hills, including America's 'Shrine to Democracy,' Mount Rushmore.
Q: Rick Weiland claims he's been to all 311 cities and towns in South Dakota, but, there are 400-some towns listed on South Dakota's official road map. When has Weiland been to Tripp? How did Weiland determine his 311 towns to visit during his campaign, and what constitutes a visit? A: The following answer was given by Nick Miner, communications director for Weiland's campaign: Rick has in fact been to Tripp. He was there on Nov. 7, 2013. He talked with Jeff Maag, the town's postmaster, and stopped by the Dug Out to visit with people there.
The Oak Ridge Boys will return to Mitchell for a Christmas concert in December, the Corn Palace announced recently. The Oak Ridge Boys Christmas Show, as a part of the Mitchell Telecom Series, will take the Corn Palace stage at 7 p.m. Dec. 18. According to a press release from the Corn Palace, tickets are all reserved for $40 and will go on sale at 8 a.m. Tuesday.
A look at news from around the region, as reported by weekly newspapers: Plankinton SCHOOL BOARD CONSIDERS NEW GRADUATION ROBES: A discussion regarding graduation robes devolved into much more for the Plankinton School Board during its Sept. 8 meeting.
Following is a look at entertainment options throughout the Mitchell region this weekend, as reported by individual establishments: Thursday DJ Thirsty’s in Mitchell will have a DJ from 9:30 p.m. to close. Friday DJ Thirsty’s in Mitchell will have a DJ from 9:30 p.m. to close. Bingo Bingo will be played at 7 p.m. at the American Legion Post Home, Mitchell. Saturday Surfi n’ Safari Surfin’ Safari will be playing from 3 to 6 p.m. at Thirsty’s, Mitchell.