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The Mitchell City Band will play its weekly free concerts at the Saterlie Bandstand in Hitchcock park starting at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday. The theme for this week's program is "A Carnival of Melody" featuring vocal soloist, Susan Almjeld, a clarinet trio playing the "Clarinet Polka," a flute trio playing "Hungarian Dance #5," along with an entertaining variety of musical melodies and styles. The Mitchell Park and Recreation Department sprays the entire concert area prior to each weekly program, so bring a lawn chair and enjoy. In case of rain, concerts are held at Firesteel Health Care Center.
The bid to renovate the Mitchell Career and Technical Education Academy is almost as much as the budget for the project itself, meaning the school will likely need to re-bid the project. That's the recommendation given to the Mitchell Board of Education, which will act on the agenda item tonight at 5 p.m., during a regular meeting at the MCTEA building. Superintendent Joe Graves is recommending the school reject the lone bid and table all other bids. The lone general construction bid came from Sunkota at a total price of $735,000.
The Carnegie Resource Center in Mitchell will host a speaker today presenting the history on locally-owned Shafer Memorials. Kim Shafer Swant will give the presentation at 7 p.m. at the Carnegie, 119 W.
PLANKINTON -- Harold Kinyon, Plankinton, will celebrate his 80th birthday at an open house from 4 to 8 p.m. on Saturday, June 28, at 302 E. Sixth St., Plankinton. The event is hosted by his family and he requests no gifts. Greetings may be sent to P.O.Box 92, Plankinton, S.D. 57368
Msgr. Steve Barnett will be honored at a retirement open house from 2 to 4 p.m. on Sunday, June 29, at St. Michael's Church, Mount Vernon A program will be presented at 3 p.m. All are welcome.
Here are bankruptcy filings in U.S. Bankruptcy Court, District of South Dakota, for June 12 through June 18. 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).
The Davison County Commission will meet Tuesday in regular session. The meeting will start at 9 a.m.
An 18-year-old Mitchell man has been charged with aggravated assault after kicking a police officer. Eric Reimnitz was arrested on one felony charge for aggravated assault on a police officer and misdemeanor charges for underage consumption of alcohol, threatening a police officer, obstruction of justice and resisting arrest. The aggravated assault charge carries a maximum penalty upon conviction of 25 years in prison and a $50,000 fine. Officers responded to 723 E. Ash Ave., at about 1:20 a.m. Sunday after a call regarding an intoxicated man. Mitchell Police Division Sgt.
A boy, Hunter Lee Heidinger, was born on May 14, 2014, to Kimberly and Justin Heidinger, MItchell, at Avera Queen of Peace Hospital in Mitchell. Grandparents are Larry and Leanne Heidinger, Plankinton; Rhonda Putzier, Platte; and James and Bonnie Puetz, Mitchell.
Although the tornado that devastated Wessington Springs on June 18 was strong, the National Weather Service confirmed Tuesday the tornado that destroyed a farmstead southwest of Alpena that same day was stronger. Todd Heitkamp, warning coordinator meteorologist for NWS, declined to say what EF rating the tornado had, but said it was higher than the EF2 tornado that ripped through Wessington Springs. He plans to release the EF rating today. He said at least 10 tornadoes were confirmed within Jerauld County on June 18.