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The following new books are available at Mitchell Public Library.
WHITE LAKE -- Marion Meyer, White Lake, formerly of Lane, will celebrate her 85th birthday on Tuesday, Feb. 11. Her family requests a card shower. Greetings may be sent to 408 S. Johnston St., Apt. 210, White Lake, S.D., 57383.
For more than a century, alcohol was illegal on the Pine Ridge Reservation, located in the southwest corner of South Dakota. For most of those years, people of that reservation have fought a difficult battle against alcoholism, and also against alcohol sellers in nearby towns that aren't on the reservation who were making fortunes by selling beer to reservation residents. Then, in August, that all changed. The alcohol ban that had been in place for most of the reservation's 124-year history was lifted.
WOONSOCKET -- Authorities have yet to officially indicate the cause of a Jan. 26 fire at Twin Lakes in rural Sanborn County. According to the Sanborn Weekly Journal, the fire at the home of Jack and Penny Schulz started sometime before 7:45 p.m. and the Woonsocket Fire Department was called soon after. The Schulzes were not home at the time of the fire.
Pheasant Country, Mitchell's chapter of Pheasants Forever, recently elected its 2014-15 officers, including a re-election of President Dave Allen. The banquet directors are Deb Kuchera, Brad Zimmerman and Justin Morrison. The board of directors consists of Dave Allen, president; Mike Anderson; Mike Kuchera; Wade Musick; Scott Phillips; Mike Thompson; Brad Zimmerman; Kelly Hohn; Doug Backlund; Marc Bernard; and John Bennett, who replaces Al Hyatt.
Make-A-Wish South Dakota granted a wish to an area child between December and January. A wish trip to Walt Disney World was granted to Gunner, 8, of Chamberlain. The Adopt-A-Wish Partner was Great Western Bank, Sioux Falls. Make-A-Wish South Dakota was founded in 1984 to grant the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions. Since its inception, Make-A-Wish South Dakota has granted about 1,070 wishes. Learn more at southdakota.wish.org.
By Stace Nelson , R-Fulton My fellow South Dakotans: my belated but fondest New Year’s greetings to you and yours. My family and I wish you and yours all the...
The ALM CorTrust Community Foundation is accepting grant requests for the Artesian, Letcher and Mount Vernon communities. Deadline for grant requests is Feb. 15. ALM CorTrust Community Foundation grants are made to local nonprofit organizations in Artesian, Letcher and Mount Vernon. Grant applications can be picked at CorTrust Bank in Artesian, Letcher or Mount Vernon or at www.letchersd.com .
PIERRE — South Dakota's capital city will be the classroom site for pupils from four South Dakota school districts in coming weeks as they spend a day in Pierre learning about state government and state history. Included in those school districts are Bridgewater-Emery and Salem St. Mary's.