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The hours of the Mitchell compost drop off site will be changed as of May 5. Hours are now 5 to 8 p.m. Monday through Friday; and 1 to 4 p.m. Saturdays. You may also take leaves and compost free of charge to city of Mitchell Regional Landfill. Hours of the landfill are 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 pm. Monday through Friday; and from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays. For information call 995-8465. -- Source: City of Mitchell
The Mitchell Fire Division has started flushing fire hydrants throughout the city and the process will continue for at least the next few months. Mitchell Assistant Fire Chief Paul Morris advises the public that sediment may be stirred up in the water lines when hydrants are flushed, which could cause a discoloration of the water or low water pressure at nearby residences or businesses. Residents are urged to use to caution when using the washing machine or dishwasher if fire crews have been in their area that day.
A man involved in a fatal motorcycle accident Saturday does not have his motorcycle operator's license, according to a state trooper. Sean Baas, 19, of Alexandria, allegedly lost control of the motorcycle he was driving shortly before 7 p.m.
Crystal Gayle, an award-winning American country music singer, was announced Wednesday as this year's Saturday act for the Corn Palace Festival. Gayle, who will perform Aug. 23, attained national prominence in the mid-70s with her first chart records. She is most identified with her song, "Don't It Make My Brown Eyes Blue." She is also known for her hits "You've Been Talking In Your Sleep", "When I Dream", "Half the Way" and her duet with Eddie Rabbitt, "Just You and I." Gayle has released more than 20 No.
The City of Oacoma will hold a presentation and public forum May 15 to discuss a proposed off-reservation tribal casino and travel plaza by the Lower Brule Sioux Tribe. The forum will be held at 7 p.m. at the Oacoma Community Center. Oacoma city officials will provide a presentation covering topics contained in the city's objection to the proposed project, followed by a public forum session. The city government filed an official objection to the project with the U.S.
The James River Water Development District will hold its regular Board of Directors meeting starting at 10 a.m. today at City Hall in Mitchell. The agenda includes a funding request from the U.S. Geological Survey to study the climatic effects on streamflow characteristics in the eastern part of South Dakota. The project will be the second phase of a study conducted by the USGS and the South Dakota Water Science Center in Rapid City.
Mitchell Police Department CAD Press Log 5/7/2014 From: 5/6/2014
BROOKINGS — Twelve youth and school gardens from across South Dakota received funding this spring to launch or enhance garden programs through $125 mini-grants provided by the Community and Family Extension Leaders. SDSU Extension and the South Dakota 4-H Foundation administer the funds which support these projects. The gardens can use the funds to purchase seeds, plants or small garden equipment or utilize the award to purchase programming materials. Garden programs must have an SDSU Extension partner, such as a master gardener, a county 4-H youth program adviser or food and nutritio
HURON — Continuing a tradition it began in 1984, the South Dakota Farm Bureau will again be honoring farm and ranch families who have owned their land for 100 years or more. Application forms are available now and are due back by Aug. 9, in time for a special recognition event to be held during the 2014 South Dakota State Fair. During the program to be held at the State Fair on Aug.
PICKSTOWN — A dedication ceremony for the new Pickstown museum will start at 2 p.m. on June 13 at the Pickstown Community Center’s Rainbow Room. Keynote speaker will be Tom Brokaw, an eight-year Pickstown resident during the late ’40s and early ’50s. Other scheduled speakers include Lt. Gov. Matt Michels and Col. Joel Cross, commander of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Omaha district. Also, attending along with several other special guests will be Charles Pick, grandson, and Francis Pick Dillard, daughter-in-law of Gen. Lewis Pick.