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ARTESIAN -- Fire completely destroyed a barn Saturday at a residence in Sanborn County about seven miles south of Artesian. Elaine Snow and her husband, Donald, saw their horse barn was ablaze after a neighbor who saw it rushed over. "They started yelling that it was on fire," Elaine Snow said Sunday afternoon. "I thought it was a joke at first. Then I looked outside and thought, 'Oh my god.' " The Snows, who did not disclose their ages but said they're in their 60s, live at 41530 240th St.
The Mitchell School District will likely alter its parking lot project at Mitchell Middle School as the lone bid was too high. The district's Board of Education will meet tonight in regular session at 5 p.m. at the Mitchell Career and Technical Education Academy building. The east parking lot project at Mitchell Middle School received one bid from Rexwinkel Construction for $174,394.32.
The Davison County Commission will discuss purchases for the Planning and Zoning Department at its regular meeting this week. The discussion will be on purchasing a copy machine, children at play signs and speed limit signs. The meeting starts at 9 a.m.
More than 200 graduating high school seniors from South Dakota's public, private and Tribal/Bureau of Indian Education schools were honored at the 2014 Academic Excellence Recognition Luncheon April 28 at the Ramkota Rivercentre, Pierre. The luncheon, sponsored by the Associated School Boards of South Dakota, Gov.
Karin Heitzman, Spencer, participated in the Dordt College Ideafest on April 24. She is a senior majoring in digital media production and presented "Signs." The presentations in this event were 15 minutes each, which included time for questions, and was a multidisciplinary event with students from all areas presenting research and scholarship.
Tyler Lawrence, Mitchell, South Dakota State University art student, exhibited his senior visual arts projects at the Sioux Falls Design Center, Sioux Falls. He is the son of Mike and Lisa Lawrence, Mitchell, and a 2009 Mitchell High School graduate.
Local students from John Paul II Elementary School, Mitchell, participated in the Modern Woodmen speaking contest on April 1-2 at John Paul II School in Mitchell. Students competing in the contest spoke on the topic "The Importance of Healthy Living," Winners were: First, Olivia Husmann; second, Marianna Novak; and third, Ryan Bergeson.
The third quarter honor roll for Mitchell Middle School has been released. GOLD (4.0) Eighth Grade: Tanner Battest, Alexander Bergeson, Katelyn Biggerstaff, Natalie Buckley, Carter Cavanaugh, Kaylee Hart, Madison Hetland, Kobe Ischen, Rebecca Koupal, Jaeden Lizakowski, Adam Loes, Madisyn Louder, Alexis Mentzel, Baley Miller, Courtney Miller, Connor Muehler, Thea Patrick, Brianna Pitz, Maren Smith, Abby Urbigkit, Sky Weiss, Andrew Weller, Lori White, Kaylie Zens. Seventh Grade: Tanner Allen, Alexis Allhiser, Isabel Bathke, Meghan Beukelman, Madison Bohlen, Madeline Breidenbach, Chelsea Brews
University of Nebraska-Lincoln, honored undergraduate students at the All-University Honors Convocation held April 13. Students are recognized for their cumulative academic achievements; These area students were honored: Dimock: Abigail Wegehaupt, high scholar, arts and sciences. Hamill: Lexie Heinle, high scholar, journalism and mass communications. Mitchell: Lauren Farris, high scholar, journalism and mass communications; Miles Rothlisberger, high scholar, journalism and mass communications; Noelle Yeo, high scholar, education and human services. Armour: Kaci Biederstedt, superior scho
McKayla Moe, Hanson High School, and Lisa Smith, Kimball High School, have each been awarded a $1,000 Careers in Agriculture Scholarship through Winfield Solutions LLC, owned by Land O'Lakes Inc. The scholarships go to 10 graduating high school seniors and 10 first- or second-year college students who demonstrate scholastic achievement, leadership in agriculture and a perceived ability to contribute and advance agriculture in the future.