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Heavy rain and penny-sized hail fell in Mitchell over a 25-minute period Monday night.
Due to construction and remodeling work, Corn Palace visitors will be directed to enter through the south doors on Sixth Avenue starting today. Interim Corn Palace Director Jeri Mickelson said turnstiles, which have traditionally been used during the summer months to count visitors, will not be placed at the south doors. She was unsure about the turnstiles' future for the summer, but a decision will likely be made soon. Signs will be put around the Corn Palace to direct visitors to the south doors, Mickelson said.
Kendra Knight, Mitchell, was recognized as the Outstanding Art Education Student in the Visual and Performing Arts category and as the Outstanding Business Administration Student at the annual Spirit of Excellence Awards Celebration at the University of Sioux Falls, held recently.
These area businesses and government entities will be closed for Memorial Day. Mitchell Technical Institute will be closed Monday in observance of Memorial Day. Regular office hours of 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. will resume Tuesday. Due to the observance of Memorial Day, the city of Mitchell garbage will be collected one day later than normal schedule. The city will collect garbage from Tuesday through Saturday, May 31, for the holiday week. Dependable Recycling will follow the same schedule.
A federal Medicare grant to the Avera system will provide better care to residents in long-term care, officials said Friday. The $8.8 million Health Care Innovation award from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Innovation Center will use telemedicine to provide primary care to residents of 30 facilities, including Mitchell’s Brady Health and Rehab facility, which served as a pilot site for the program. “The grant will fund a new virtual care center model for Avera in conjunction with the Good Samaritan Society to improve the delivery of long-term care and reduce costs,” s
PIERRE — During the 2013-2014 school year, 2,085 students from 53 schools completed assessments to earn a National Career Readiness Certificate, or NCRC. The area schools and the number of students who received the NCRC certification include: Avon, 23; Corsica, 27; Gregory, 26; Kimball, 30; Lyman, 27; Menno, 18; Mount Vernon, 32; Parkston, 37; Platte, 30; Sanborn Central, 14; South Central, 14; and Stickney, 22. The opportunity for South Dakota high school juniors and seniors to obtain an NCRC resulted from a joint workforce development effort between the South Dakota Department of Labor
HURON — The South Dakota State Fair announces the Josh Abbott Band will perform at the South Dakota State Fair on Aug. 30. Hailing from Texas, the Josh Abbott Band formed in 2007 and has been on the rise in the country music scene ever since. Their most recent album, “Small Town Family Dream,” has climbed to No. 5 on the U.S. country charts, No. 15 on the U.S. charts and No. 2 on the U.S. indie charts. Opening for the band, fairgoers will see Stoney Larue and Aaron Watson. Larue released his most recent album, “Velvet,” in 2011.
Mitchell and Kimball high schools have received national recognition for excellence in global education from EF High School Exchange Year, the leader in high school exchange. The EF High School Exchange Year Global Education Excellence Award is presented annually to high schools that demonstrate a commitment to international understanding and global awareness. This year, MHS welcomed two EF High School Exchange Year exchange students, and KHS, one. To learn more, contact local exchange EF coordinator Sherry Stilley at stillnord@mitcheltelecom . net. — Source: Sherry Stilley
The 2014 James Valley Community Center Farmers and Flea Market, located in the parking lot at Fifth and Main in Mitchell, will be open from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. every Saturday from June 7 to Sept. 27. Vendors are able to rent a single parking space for $15 and additional spaces for $10 each. Vendors must stay within the yellow lines and may extend two feet into the common walking area. Spaces will be reserved only for vendors who pay for the entire season.
The 13th annual Mitchell Area Senior Games will be held June 19-21 in Mitchell. The games will be based at James Valley Community Center with events scheduled in various venues in the area. Registration is $15 and includes two meals, Thursday evening picnic and Friday breakfast, and all events except for 10-pin bowling ($2 per line) and golfing green fees ($25 for 18 holes and cart). The events are open to anyone at least 50 years old.