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GREGORY – A Burke woman died in a single vehicle crash on 287th Street, one mile northeast of Gregory on Saturday, Aug, 17, according to the South Dakota Department of...
The Mitchell City Council plans to consider taking the first step toward buying the damaged Veterans of Foreign Wars building for $175,000 at tonight's meeting. The city has already offered the VFW $150,000 for the three-walled building, which was damaged during the demolition of the former Longhorn Bar. But, at the council's Aug. 5 meeting, VFW Post Commander Pat Ziegler asked the council to increase the offer so the VFW can afford to move to a new location.
HISSES to news that South Dakota's 125th anniversary next year might not be marked by some sort of grand party. Last week, it was reported that planners aren't ready to decide on any major events, although it's possible the year will feature educational programs, local celebrations and the like. We don't think it's necessary to put together some sort of Woodstock-like festival in honor of the state's 125th birthday, but we do feel it appropriate to have some type of official state event to commemorate the milestone.
With school starting in the near future, I would like to remind drivers of several driving-related safety issues. The first area of concern is stop signs. South Dakota law states that a driver must come to a complete stop at a stop sign. We too often cite drivers who come to a stop sign, slow down and then proceed through the stop sign without stopping. Unfortunately, this results in accidents or near misses all too often. I would remind all drivers to come to a complete stop at all stop signs before proceeding through the intersection in a safe manner.
Jacque Schumacher, Mary Kay sales director, Mitchell, was honored as queen of sales as the top independent sales director in the court of personal sales, diamond division. She received a 50th anniversary tiara, a diamond and citrine ring, a diamond bumblebee pin and a cash gift. The award was presented at the recent 50th anniversary seminar of Mary Kay Cosmetics in Dallas, Texas, which she attended with her husband, Tom. This is the 25th time Schumacher has been recognized in the court of personal sales, the 21st time in the top 20 and the third time as queen of sales.
The University of South Dakota, Vermillion, has announced the recipients of scholarships in the incoming freshman class. These area students were awarded scholarships:
If anyone is an educated hotel guest, it's Bjorn Hanson, dean of New York University's Preston Robert Tisch Center for Hospitality, Tourism and Sports Management. But even Hanson got confused during a business trip a few years ago when a hotel bill included $18 in charges for gratuities. One fee was for a bellman he didn't use and the other was for housekeeping service, even though he had already left a tip. It took some discussion with the manager to get the fees dropped.
HURON -- The SD Wine Pavilion at the State Fair is becoming a tradition for some fairgoers. This is the only venue in the state where people have the opportunity to taste samples from 11 of South Dakota's wineries, several of the state's breweries and eight cheese manufacturing plants in South Dakota.
WASHINGTON -- Rep. Kristi Noem announced she will host a town hall meeting at the State Fair, with House Agriculture Committee Chairman Frank Lucas, at 11 a.m. Friday in the Women's Building on the fairgrounds.
HURON -- With the South Dakota State Fair administration would like to remind people about a few important State Fair policies: • Animal Industry Board hours For livestock exhibitors coming to the State Fair needing their animals checked, fair entrance gates will be closed to animal entries between the hours of 12 to 6 a.m. Animal Industry Board staff will not be present, so please plan accordingly. • Dog and cat policy