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Touchstone Energy Cooperatives in eastern South Dakota and western Minnesota will honor some of the area's high school seniors during the annual Touchstone Energy Scholar of the Year banquet and recognition from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday on the campus of Mitchell Technical Institute. The event will honor the 34 high school students who were chosen each week throughout the school year as the Touchstone Energy Scholar of the Week, which recognizes students for academic achievement, co-curricular involvement and community service.
CHAMBERLAIN — Award-winning American Indian author and illustrator Donald F. Montileaux will sign copies of his new book from 1 to 3 p.m. on May 17, at the Akta Lakota Museum and Cultural Center, Chamberlain. Agnes Gay, who provided a Lakota translation for the story, will join Montileaux at the event. "We're very excited about this opportunity and to have Mr. Montileaux with us again," said Dixie Thompson, director of the museum, which is located on the campus of St. Joseph's Indian School in Chamberlain. "His art has a strong presence in our collection.
The Mitchell Convention & Visitors Bureau announced Wednesday several activities happening in town to celebrate the travel and tourism industry and the economic and social contributions it brings to Mitchell. National Travel & Tourism Week runs Saturday through May 11 this year. During National Travel & Tourism Week, the newly revamped Community & Visitor Guide will be distributed to local and regional residents. The CVB is also hosting two contests via social media: a photo challenge on Instagram and a reverse scavenger hunt on its Facebook page.
The 86th South Dakota State FFA Convention was held April 6-8 at South Dakota State University, Brookings. FFA members participated in the State FFA Career Developments. These area FFA team and students won awards. Dairy Cattle Evaluation: First-place team, McCook County: Brandon Stone, Anne Mayrose, Sarah Schoon and Cole Schock; Brandon Stone, second top individual. Food Science and Technology: First-place team: Mitchell: Logan Walters, Shelly Iberg, Ally Goldammer, Jenna Skinner; Ally Goldammer, second individual; Logan Walters, third individual.
Five South Dakota FFA members were awarded with the South Dakota FFA Association Star Awards for project excellence at the 86th South Dakota State FFA Convention in Brookings on April 6-8. The SD FFA Star Awards recognize FFA members who have demonstrated exemplary work in their Supervised Agricultural Experience (internship) programs. Through this program these FFA members have mastered skills in agricultural production, finance, management and research. These area FFA students were honored: State Star Farmer: Abby Repenning, Mitchell.
Kylee Geppert, Mitchell, has earned the National Junior Angus Associations Bronze and Silver Awards. Geppert, the daughter of Kevin and Helen Geppert, Mitchell, is a member of the NJAA and the South Dakota Junior Angus Association where she has served as director. She has participated in local, state, regional and national shows and showmanship contests.
South Dakota FFA members were recognized at the 86th South Dakota State FFA Convention on April 6-8 in Brookings. The members were honored for excellence in developing career-specific skills through their Supervised Agricultural Experience Proficiency projects. The results with area winners are as follows: Agricultural Communications: Third place, Nicole Roth, McCook Central Agricultural Education: Second place, Victoria Krempges, McCook Central; Agricultural Mechanics Design and Fabrication: second place, Ethan Schallenkamp, McCook Central; Ag Mechanics Repair and Maintenance: Second, C
Mitchell Area Garden Club met April 15 with 15 members present. Connie Bormann called the meeting to order, the Garden Club Pledge was read. Roll call was taken by each telling what new plants they plan to try this summer. Treasurer's report and the minutes of the last meeting were read and approved. Members birthdays and anniversaries were noted. A report was given on the April 12 Mitchell Safe House Luncheon Fundraiser and the table our club decorated. Upcoming activities and events were reviewed with committees and details worked out.
Mitchell Police Department CAD Press Log 4/30/2014 From: 4/29/2014
Greta Grosdidier, Mitchell, will celebrate her 80th birthday on Monday, May 5. Her family requests a card shower. Greetings may be sent to 709 E. Hanson, Mitchell, S.D., 57301.