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Even the penguins thought it was cold Thursday. Cold that gripped the U.S. East and Midwest on Thursday snarled travel, shut schools, filled homeless shelters and even led to zoo penguins being ordered inside, according to Reuters. The coldest place in the country on Thursday was Estcourt Station, the northernmost point in Maine, with temperatures of minus 38 degrees Fahrenheit, Reuters reported. Records were broken from Montpelier, Vt., at minus 20, to Jackson, Ky., with minus 1. Two baby African penguins were moved indoors at the National Aviary in Pittsburgh.
The National Weather Service, Sioux Falls, has issued a blizzard warning for the Mitchell area. According to the South Dakota Department of Transportation's road conditions website, no travel is advised between Mitchell and Humboldt on Interstate 90. Visibility is reported to be near zero due to blowing snow in open areas. A blizzard warning is in effect until midnight Thursday. A strong northwest wind will be present throughout the afternoon, decreasing Friday morning.
Mitchell School District and John Paul II Elementary will dismiss at 1:30 p.m. today, Thursday, because of weather. Superintedent Joe Graves said the combination of increased winds, blowing snow, poor...
KIMBALL -- Authorities have identified the Highway Patrol trooper who was injured Wednesday in a Brule County shooting. Sgt. John Koenig, a 28-year veteran with the patrol who was stationed...
SALEM -- Terry Rieckman, a nagriculture teacher at McCook Central High School in Salem, has been elected as the 2014-15 president-elect of the National Association of Agricultural Educators. Rieckman, who has taught agriculture for 31 years at McCook Central, initially joined NAAE because it was expected of new teachers.
Thanks to a $56,000 grant from the South Dakota Department of Human Services, LifeQuest's job development program, Career Connections, will be able to expand its staff. LifeQuest announced the grant Tuesday, and said the funds could be renewed up to four consecutive years. Career Connections helps people with disabilities find jobs in the community and provides on-the-job assistance, as needed, after a person secures employment. Career Connections plans to use the grant to hire two full-time staff members, according to a press release from LifeQuest.
The governor has appointed a Mitchell man to join the Build Dakota Scholarship Board. Terry Sabers, vice president of finance at Muth Electric in Mitchell, is one of seven members of the board, which will administer the Build Dakota Scholarship Program. Gov.
A girl, Jayla Jo Robideau, was born on Dec. 9, 2014, to Jim and Jessica Robideau, Mitchell, at Avera Queen of Peace Hospital in Mitchell. She joins siblings Brodie and Bentley.
A boy, Barron Gregory Charles Kayser, was born on Dec. 26, 2014, to Josh and Kara Kayser, Emery. He joins two sisters and a brother. Grandparents are Beth and Greg Kayser, Alexandria; and Steve and Shelly Kann, Langford.
Vernon and LaVerna Neugebauer, Mitchell, formerly of Dimock, will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary at an open house from 1 to 4 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 11, at St. John's Lutheran Church, 39943 270th St., located 10 1/2 miles west of Dimock. There will be a program at 3 p.m. The event is hosted by their family. Their anniversary is Jan. 9. Greetings may be sent c/o Crystal Manor, 1001 S. Main St., No. 19, Mitchell, S.D., 57301.