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WASHINGTON -- In one of the early episodes of "Portlandia," the satirical show that makes fun of all things Portland, Ore., a couple dining out interviews the waitress about their potential chicken dinner. Specifically, they want to know details of the chicken's diet (sheep's milk, soy and hazelnuts), his free-roaming privileges and roaming area (four acres), whether he had friends and was a happy chicken, and so on. Their server answers patiently, even producing Colin's papers. Colin, that is, the chicken.
Maddie Breidenbach, 12, left, Brooke Degen, 13, center, and Taylor Graves, 12, right, all of Mitchell, spin around on the carnival rides Wednesday night in downtown Mitchell at the Corn...
PIERRE -- The South Dakota Transportation Commission closed three more sets of state highway ditches Thursday to protect them from people driving off-road vehicles, this time in the Yankton and Chancellor areas, even though there isn't a specific penalty in state law for violating the bans. South Dakota law authorizes off-road vehicles to be used in most highway ditches by people age 12 and older. But there also is a mechanism in state law for shutting specific segments of ditches against off-roaders' use except for agricultural and utility purposes.
MINNEAPOLIS -- Mitchell native and KDLT-TV anchor Tom Hanson will receive the 2013 Silver Circle Recipient award from the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. The Upper Midwest Chapter of the organization that presents the Emmy Awards chose Hanson based on his contributions to the television industry and his integrity in his personal and professional lives. Hanson's boss -- who was mentored by Hanson -- said Hanson embodies the award criteria.
The following 4-H members were awarded ribbons and trophies for their projects in the 2013 Davison County 4-H Achievement Days held July 30 through Aug.1. AEROSPACE AND ROCKETRY Purple: Tucker Bigge, Wesley Bigge, Micah Healy, Noah Healy, Zachary Mikkonen, Logan Tlam, Quincey Young. CATS Purple: Cat poster: Maddi Gerlach. CHILD DEVELOPMENT AND FAMILY LIFE: Purple: Brooke Bigge, Austin Froning, Makayla Haag, Megan Wieczorek. CLOTHING AND TEXTILES
The following cases were disposed of in Davison County Magistrate Court between July 22 and Aug. 5. • Connie Jean Barry, 49, 507 Street Olat Ave. North, Canby, Minn.; careless driving; $54 fine; $66 costs. • Blake Allen Guymon, 20, 2901 W. Havens, Mitchell; insufficient number personal flotation device; $50 fine; $60 costs. • Daniel Wayne Noteboom, 59, 220 E. Eighth St., P.O. Box 272, Corsica; speeding on other roadways; $59 fine; $66 costs. • Austin Layne Iverson, 19, 184 N. Harmon, MItchell; operating boat without license numbers, $54 fine; $66 costs
Dear Readers: Saving money is on everyone's mind these days. Here are some hints to improve gas mileage: • Have your car tuned up on a regular basis. Fix any major problems as soon as possible. According to the U.S. Department of Energy's Fuel Economy Information, fixing a maintenance problem, like a faulty oxygen sensor, can improve gas mileage up to 40 percent. • Make sure tires are properly inflated for improved gas mileage. • Reduce time spent idling, if possible. • Use the air conditioner only if needed.
DEAR DR. ROACH: I have symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome. I read that a hand brace can help with this. Does it really work? Does anything else (besides rest)? -- K.R.
Now playing at Mitchell's Luxury 5 Cinemas and the Starelite Drive-in, Mortal Instruments: City of Bones, Kick A-- 2, Conjuring, Planes, We're the Millers, 2 Guns and The Wolverine.
The weekly newspaper from my hometown bring news that the small, rural Catholic church near the big southern Illinois dairy farm of my youth will close its doors next year, a casualty, according to its distant bosses, of too few priests and too many parishes. It's a judgment day that many of the old timers mostly likely saw coming but few wanted to recognize or plan for. Churches, after all, aren't built with any thought of closing. Most, in fact, are built on the opposite thought: eternity.