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An early-morning storm moved through the area early Friday and dropped 39 hundredths of an inch of rain in Mitchell. Rain began to fall around 1 a.m. Friday and concluded around 2:30 a.m., according to Mike Gillispie, hydrologist for the National Weather Service in Sioux Falls. Winds peaked at 37 mph during the storm. More rain is predicted this weekend.
An organization that helps neglected and abused children desperately needs more volunteers. The Court Appointed Special Advocate group in Mitchell appoints volunteers to be the voice for these children in court if they are removed from their homes. The need to help children in CASA’s eight-county coverage area of Aurora, Brule, Buffalo, Davison, Douglas, Hanson, Hutchinson and McCook is continuing to rise. One CASA volunteer said, “It does so much good, not just for the child but for the parents also, and assists the court as eyes and ears as to what’s going on.” Last year, there w
BONESTEEL -- After 113 years of serving the Bonesteel area, the Bonesteel Enterprise weekly newspaper has likely published its last issue. David and Scott Perlenfein wrote a note to their subscribers in the July 3 issue stating they'd been involved with the paper for more than 40 years and published about 2,000 issues.
By Tim Marema and Roberto Gallardo The Daily Yonder Davison County residents who are nearing retirement age can increase their lifetime income if they can wait a bit to start drawing Social Security benefits. In Davison County, 2,514 residents — or 12.7 percent of the population — are aged 55 to 64. Those are the years when folks start thinking seriously about retirement. Workers can start taking Social Security at age 62.
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The death of a 22-year-old Mitchell native has been ruled a suicide. Brett Victor, 22, died June 25 at his home in Brookings. Authorities declined to state the cause of death at the time. A death certificate filed as a public record lists suicide as the cause of death.
A look at news from around the region, as reported by weekly newspapers: Douglas County COUNTY FACES CROP LAND TAX HIKE: Crop-rated ag land in Douglas County will see a 20 percent increase in taxes next year, according to county Equalization Director Jessica Goehring said. She said the move is necessary, given the price of ag land in the area selling for more than $8,000 per acre, and some properties have not been taxed at market value. "Some people are not going to be happy," Goehring said. She said the 20 percent increase is the maximum allowed in a single year. --Th
Donations for the victims of the tornado that went through Wessington Springs on June 18 can be made at United Methodist Church, which is located at 110 N. State Ave. in Wessington Springs. Please call Martin Avery, pastor of the church, prior to dropping off donations to make sure the needs on the list haven't changed. Call him at (605) 651-9096. Donations may be dropped off from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 4 to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday, and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays.
The city of Mitchell Street Department will be chip sealing the following streets today: West 23rd Ave. from Main Street to Ohlman Street. To avoid delays, we recommend traffic to find an alternate route if possible. In case of inclement weather the schedule may be changed.
This month’s Middle Border Lecture Series will be hosted at 7 p.m. on July 21 and feature Lakota language speaker Lyle Miller, Sr., Ta Wakinyela Ihanbleciya (He Dreams of Thunder.) Miller’s program, Lakota Iyapi: Speak Lakota, will introduce the basics and history of the Lakota language. Miller will also speak on the world wide issue of language loss and recent regional efforts to revitalize the Lakota language. According to the Language Conservancy, a language is considered the voice of a people and a culture.