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The Exchange Club of Mitchell was recently chosen as the Outstanding Club in Dakota Territory, and the club also recently celebrated individual awards given to Jerry Buchholz, Lou Sebert and Mike and June Wenande. The club's award was presented at a district convention in June. It is based on club projects completed in Americanism, youth, community service, prevention of child abuse, fundraisers, membership growth and participation in district events.
Tax increment financing will be a major topic of discussion at the Davison County Commission meeting this week. The commissioners will discuss the TIF district for Edgerton Place Apartments and will discuss TIFs with Toby Morris, senior vice president of Dougherty and Co. The regularly scheduled meeting starts at 9 a.m. Tuesday in the Commissioners' Room of the courthouse, 200 E. Fourth Ave., Mitchell. The agenda includes: --9 a.m.: Call to order, approval of past meeting minutes, citizens input. --9:30 a.m.: Highway Superintendent Weinberg, loader review hearing.
Crazy Days lived up to its name Saturday in downtown Mitchell, thanks to an animal carcass on the street. According to Sgt. Michael Koster of the Mitchell Police Division, the craziness broke out around 1 p.m. when a dead longhorn steer or cow slid from the bed of a northbound pickup in the 300 block of North Main Street. "A gentleman was transporting the carcass," Koster said.
According to research conducted by The Daily Republic in discussions with the state's drive-in theater owners, South Dakota has seven drive-ins, two of which have converted to digital theaters: Gregory, Hilltop Drive-In, shows 35 mm film. Miller, Midway Drive-In, shows digital movies. Mitchell, Star Lite Drive-In, shows 35 mm film. Mobridge, Pheasant Drive-In, shows 35 mm film. Redfield, Pheasant City Drive-In, shows 35 mm film. Hermosa, Roy's Black Hills Drive-In, shows digital movies. Winner, Winner Drive-In, shows 35 mm film.
The city of Mitchell will be fogged for mosquitoes Saturday evening. The fogging will begin at 9 p.m., weather permitting. Favorable conditions include a temperature above 50 degrees and wind of less than 10 mph. The city regularly monitors mosquito populations and fogs with insecticide when necessary. As of Tuesday's report from state government, there had been seven human cases of West Nile virus, which is carried by mosquitoes, so far this summer in South Dakota.
If it felt cool on Friday, that's because it was -- for July. Mark Chenard, meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Sioux Falls, said Friday's high temperature in Mitchell was 72, 14 degrees below the normal high of 86. It's not quite record-breaking, as the record lowest high temperature for July 26 in Mitchell was 69 degrees, recorded in 2005. "Today's high of 72 is more like what we would see around September 22," Chenard said.
SIOUX FALLS -- The pastor of a Mitchell church has canceled an event she planned in response to a gun-rights demonstration set for Saturday in Sioux Falls. At 5:30 p.m., members of South Dakota Open Carry -- a group that supports the right to carry firearms openly in public -- plan to carry guns during an organized walk on South Minnesota Avenue in Sioux Falls. On Thursday, the Rev. Kristi McLaughlin, a Sioux Falls resident and pastor at Anew United Church of Christ in Mitchell, began organizing an alternative demonstration.
The Corn Palace announced Wednesday three new upcoming shows in September and October, including independent rock band The Spill Canvas and Christian rock band Newsboys. Tickets go on sale Aug. 1. Visit www.cornpalace.com or call the Corn Palace box office at 995-8430 for ticket information. Shows include: Bed of Roses: A Bon Jovi tribute band, Bed of Roses will perform Sept. 27.
Sen. John Thune, R-S.D., has introduced a bill that would require Congress to examine the effects of budgets and major legislation for several decades, rather than the 10-year budget analyses that are now common on Capitol Hill. Called "generational accounting" or "fiscal gap analysis," the idea is to force policymakers to consider the effects of current spending on future generations. "Young Americans in their 20s and 30s, and the generations who will follow them, are already facing the near certainty of higher taxes and lower benefits as a result of the debt we've piled up," Thune said.
FORT THOMPSON -- A Fort Thompson man has been charged with being a felon in possession of a firearm. Bryant James Ross, 39, was indicted by a federal grand jury July 17 and pleaded not guilty to the charge July 19. Ross faces a maximum penalty upon conviction of 10 years in prison and a $250,000 fine. Ross was remanded to the custody of the U.S. Marshals Service. A trial date has not been set.