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The Mitchell Board of Education plans to go behind closed doors Monday night to evaluate Superintendent Joe Graves. The board's meeting agenda includes what's known as an "executive session," which is the term applied to a non-public portion of a meeting. State law allows -- but does not require -- executive sessions for "discussing the qualifications, competence, performance, character or fitness of any public officer." The board agenda cites that portion of state law as justification for the executive session.
The setting of spring load limits on county highways is on the agenda Tuesday for a regular meeting of the Davison County Commission. The meeting will begin at 9 a.m. at the courthouse in Mitchell. The agenda includes the following. • 9 a.m.: Call to order, Pledge of Allegiance, approval of minutes, citizens' input, informational items. • 9:30 a.m.: Board of Adjustment. • 9:45 a.m.: Approve three plats as recommended by planning and zoning. • 10 a.m.: Highway Superintendent Rusty Weinberg, regarding spring load limits and a probationary wage increase.
Tara Palmer, a native of Mitchell, has been named to the 2013 fall semester dean's list at University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa. Students must earn a grade point average of 3.50 or higher on carry 12 or more semester hours of graded course work and have no semester hours of incomplete or no grade reported.
South Dakota School of Mines and Technology, Rapid City, has released the 2013 fall semester dean's lIst. These area students were named to the list: Cody Buehner, Canistota; Jerald Farke, Armour; Drew Hinker, Woonsocket; William Hinker, Mitchell; Kyle Hohn, Parkston; Charli Kenzy, Iona; Kyle Koerner, Freeman; Adam Meaney, Mitchell; Jevin Meyerink, Platte; Zachary Scheuffele, Wagner; Aaron Schmitz, Gregory; Nathan Schmitz, Gregory; Taylor Schoenfelder, Dimock; Bryce Soulek, Lake Andes; Luke VanGerpen, Avon; Henry Wegehaupt, Dimock; Eric Willmott, Platte.
TEMPE, Ariz. -- Peyton Healy, Pukwana, was named to the dean's list for the fall 2013 semester. Students must carry 12 or more graded semester hours during a semester in residence at ASU with a GPA of 3.50 or higher to be eligible for the dean's list.
Caleb Larson, Marion, and Sammi Nachtigal, Platte, were named to the fall semester dean's list at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities. Students must complete 12 or more letter graded credits while attaining a 3.66 GPA to be named to the list.
Megan Geidel, Mitchell, graduated in December from Northeast Community College, Norfolk, Neb. She received her AAS degree in veterinary technology.
Jessica Schmit, Artesian, was awarded the $750 Roger Erickson Memorial Scholarship at the James River Gobblers Chapter of the National Wild Turkey Federation banquet held recently. She is a student at Sanborn Central High School and accepted the scholarship from Mike Speas and Lyle Collins of the James River Gobblers.
The academic high honor and honor lists for the 2013 fall semester at Minnesota State University, Mankato, Minn, have been announced. High honor list members earned a 4.0 GPA and honor list members earned at 3.5 to 3.99 GPA. All must carry a minimum of 12 credit hours for the semester. These area students were named to the lists: Freeman: Morgan Vetch, honor list; Mitchell: Logan Freidel, honor list; Anna Rice, honor list; Alexis Weier, honor list; Kayla White, high honor list.