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Numbers -- for budgets, project bids, and a $500,000 bond issue -- will take center stage Monday when the Mitchell Board of Education meets in regular session today, Monday, at 5 p.m. in Room 116 at the Mitchell Technical Institute's north campus, 821 N. Capital St., Mitchell. The agenda includes board consideration to: * Approve a resolution for the sale of $500,000 in Qualified Zone Academy Bonds, for the purpose of remodeling of the MTI north campus building at 821 N. Capital St. for the new Career and Technical Education Academy, which begins operation in the fall semester.
The Davison County commissioners will meet in regular session at 9 a.m. Tuesday in the commissioners' Room at the courthouse, 200 E. Fourth Ave., Mitchell. The agenda includes: 9 a.m.: Call to order, Pledge of Allegiance, approval of past meeting minutes. 9:30 a.m.: Chief Deputy Steve Brink, regarding a request for permission to apply for a grant (unspecified). 9:45 a.m.: Treasurer Brenda Veldheer, regarding staff probationary wage increases.
Police are still in search of the driver involved in an apparent hit-and-run between 7 a.m. and 9:32 a.m. Tuesday in Mitchell that left a large hole in a local family's camper. According to Mitchell police, a camper parked in the 200 block of East Douglas Avenue was struck by another vehicle, which tore a hole approximately 6 foot by 6 foot in the back corner of the camper. The force of the collision pushed the camper about 20 feet forward and up onto the curb, the police report says.
White Lake School District held a school board election Tuesday. Barb Beckmann and Duane Beckmann were the winners with 151 and 132 votes, respectively. Dave Reuland received 78 votes. Barb Beckmann and Duane Beckmann are newcomers to the board and will serve three-year terms starting in July. They will replace Becky Johnson and Kathy Styles.
Following is a look at entertainment options throughout the Mitchell region this weekend, as reported by individual establishments: Thursday Karaoke Thirsty's, Mitchell, will have Karaoke from 9:30 p.m. to close. Friday M/b> Karaoke Thirsty's, Mitchell, will have Karaoke from 9:30 p.m. to close. Saturday Lizzy and the Rockets Lizzy and the Rockets will be playing from 9:30 p.m. to close at Thirsty's in Mitchell. There is a $5 cover charge.
Mitchell Area Community Theatre is welcoming a new style of theater to attract new, younger actors and directors. Black box theater will make its debut Thursday, June 14, and run through Sunday, June 17, in Mitchell with the first performance "All in the Timing," including six one-act humorous plays by American playwright David Ives. Shows start at 7 p.m. at the Pepsi-Cola Theatre in Mitchell and tickets are $5. Black box theater, also known as experimental theater, is a style of theater that originated in the 1920s in Europe.
BURKE -- A Nebraska woman died in a rollover accident Tuesday morning in Gregory County on state Highway 44 about 15 miles north of Burke. Carissa Poppe, 21, of Hastings, Neb., was driving a 2009 Ford F250 pickup when she lost control and the vehicle left the roadway, crossed from the south ditch back into the north ditch and rolled. The crash occurred at 9:15 a.m. Poppe was wearing a seat belt, said Capt.
SCOTLAND -- The 2011 Spark Plug of Scotland award winners are Don Schmidt and family, and Wilbur and Elizabeth Foss. The award is presented by state Rep. Frank Kloucek, D-Scotland, to members of the community who have been active in community organizations and causes. He presented this year's winners with engraved clocks. "It is an honor to present Don Schmidt and the Schmidt family, and Wilbur and Elizabeth Foss, with the Spark Plug of Scotland Award," Kloucek said in a news release. "They are truly deserving of this award."
Davison County consists of 20 voting precincts and will have five polling places for the election today. * Precinct 1 (Tobin & Rome townships and the town of Ethan) will vote at the Ethan School Library. * Precinct 2 (Baker, Blendon, Union and Mount Vernon townships and the city of Mount Vernon) will vote at the Tom Young Community Center in Mount Vernon. * Precinct 3 (Badger, Beulah, Lisbon and Prosper townships) will vote at the Davison County Fairgrounds.
Second Avenue: Widened between 2002 and 2003. From Sanborn Boulevard to Kimball Street: pre-construction width, 38 to 40 feet; post-construction width, 40 feet. From Kimball to Gamble Street: pre-construction width, 30 feet; post-construction width, 36 feet. Third Avenue: Widened between 2005 and 2006. Iowa Street to Minnesota Street: pre-construction width, 30 feet; post-construction width, 36 feet. Minnesota Street to Rowley Street: pre-construction width, 30 feet; post-construction width, 36 feet.