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The Daily Republic is seeking entrants for its second annual pie-baking contest, to be held in October. The contest will feature a unique format, with contestants competing in a tournament that will last for several weeks. Half of the winners for each week's contest will advance based on points criteria that will be established at a later date. The points criteria will be given to the contestants prior to the first week of judging.
Authorities have ruled Monday's fatal fire in Mitchell as accidental. According to a Friday afternoon press release from the Mitchell Department of Public Safety, the fire at 515 W. Third Ave. in Mitchell started in the northeast corner of the main floor of the house, which contained four separate apartments. Authorities believe the fire started from a burning candle. Mitchell Department of Public Safety personnel were called around 5 a.m. Monday to the house, which was engulfed in flames by the time emergency responders arrived.
This photo was taken during Corn Palace week in 1942 looking north on Main Street. Only Way Cleaners was located at 503 N. Main St., now trudy david’s Gift Shop. Kowall Tire Service was at 505 N. Main St. Mitchell Monument Works owned by W.P. Holleran was at 509 N. Main St. Carnival shows like the one shown (Igorot-the wild man from Borneo) were a big attraction for carnival-goers of the day. Photo donated to the Mitchell Area Historical Society by Sheila Letcher. (Photo courtesy of the Mitchell Area Historical Society)
Trevor Turner, 26, of Mitchell, has been accepted into the Peace Corps and left on Aug. 25 for Armenia to begin training as a community economic development volunteer. Turner will work with non-governmental organizations that deal with youth, social services, small business development and the environment.
During its regular meeting Tuesday, the Davison County Commission will choose a new vice chair, declare a vacancy on the board and advertise the position. The position came open last week after long-time commissioner Gerald Weiss died after a battle with lung cancer. The commission will meet at 9 a.m. in the Davison County Commissioners' Room in the North Offices Building at 1420 N. Main St. The agenda is as follows: • 9 a.m. Call to order, Pledge of Allegiance, approve minutes, citizens' input, informational only. • 9:30 a.m. Elect vice chair. • 9:35 a.m.
The Mitchell Board of Education will likely begin interviewing candidates for its open spot during today's meeting. According to the board's agenda, the panel will meet at 5 p.m. at Mitchell Middle School. During the meeting, board members will consider entering into an executive session to interview applicants for the seat from which Rick Johnson resigned earlier this year.
A Mitchell fundraiser will present a tribute: to America, to South Dakota, to education and to those who make it all possible. At 7 p.m. on Sept 13, Banjo Hall Of Fame inductee, Tim Allan, will perform at the Corn Palace as the main entertainment for a fundraiser benefiting Mitchell High School students.
Save the last dance for summer. This year's annual fundraiser for Make-A-Wish South Dakota is today at Hitchcock Park in Mitchell. According to a press release from Make-A-Wish, a 5K walk and run will be held to help raise money to grant wishes to area kids. Registration for the walk/run begins at 3:30 p.m. today at Hitchcock Park. Announcements will be made at 4 p.m. and the walk/run will start at 4:30 p.m. Individuals are encouraged to form a team as a business, organization or family and set a fundraising goal. Live music by Massive Brass Attack begins at 5:30 p.m. and ends at 9:30 p.m.
A Mitchell man is accused of burglary for allegedly taking two televisions from his girlfriend's mother. Andrew Schladweiler, 24, is charged with second-degree burglary, which carries a maximum penalty upon conviction of 15 years in prison and a $30,000 fine. On Aug.