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L.O. Gale, an early pioneer of Mitchell, built a store (pictured) at the corner of Second Avenue and Main Street in 1881, which sold drugs, jewelry, books and stationary. Gale, along with Louis Beckwith (another Mitchell businessman), came up with the idea of building the Corn Palace in Mitchell in the summer of 1892. The group also sought support from the Corn Belt Real Estate Association, which was holding its annual meeting in Mitchell. The two businessmen canvassed the city for support and by the end of the day had raised $3,700 toward building the new Corn Palace.
Some Mitchell residents were without water Saturday afternoon after a water main break along West First Avenue. Workers from the city responded around 3 p.m. to a water main break between North Sanborn Boulevard and North Edmunds Street. According to Mitchell Deputy Public Works Director Terry Johnson, crews fixed the break in the old, 8-inch cast iron pipe with a pair of repair sleeves. The water was shut off for area residents most of the afternoon, Johnson said as repairs took about five hours.
The Davison County Commission will discuss the rental of space at the county fairgrounds during their meeting on Tuesday. The commissioners will hold their regular meeting at 9 a.m.
A Mitchell woman has been arrested for allegedly injuring another woman with a knife, according to authorities. Kassandra Hooper, a 44-year-old Mitchell resident, was arrested on charges of aggravated assault, a felony, on Saturday, Davison County Sheriff Steve Brink said. Brink said around 3 p.m., law enforcement were called to 3170 North Liberty Drive on a report that an adult female had been attacked with a knife. She received non-life-threatening injuries, and refused medical treatment.
PARKSTON -- Berdene Nuebel, Parkston, will celebrate her 95th birthday on Sunday, Aug. 24. Her family requests a card shower. Greetings may be sent to Bormann Manor, 401 Glynn Drive, Parkston, S.D., 57366.
Leslie Johnson, Mitchell, will celebrate his 75th birthday at an open house from 2 to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 23, Mitchell. He requests no gifts. Greetings may be sent to 1220 N. Minnesota, Mitchell, S.D., 57301.
WHITE LAKE -- Dick and Delores Mathey, White Lake, will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary at a 9 p.m. dance on Saturday, Aug. 23, at the Legion, White Lake. A card shower is requested. Greetings may be sent to 37786 255th St., White Lake, S.D., 57383.
SPENCER -- Chuck and Mary Sue Feiner, Spencer, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on Aug. 1 with family. Their children and grandchildren request a card shower. Greetings may be sent to P.O. Box 67, Spencer, S.D., 57374.
SPEARFISH -- Donna (Stampe) DeCook, Spearfish, formerly of the Parkston and Stickney areas, will celebrate her 75th birthday on Sunday, Aug. 24. A card shower is requested. Greetings may be sent to 70240 Homestead Road, Spearfish, S.D. 57783.
The following cases were among those heard Tuesday during a circuit court session at the Davison County Public Safety Center in Mitchell: • Richard Dail, 33, of Mitchell, pleaded not guilty to unauthorized ingestion of a controlled substance, hydrocodone; jury trial was set for October; Judge Tim Bjorkman denied a bond modification. • Preston Thomas, 26, of Mitchell, admitted to violating his probation by absconding from the state; his original sentence in 2009 for distribution of less than a half-pound of marijuana; Judge Tim Bjorkman sentenced him to two years in prison with 138 days' cred