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Now playing at Mitchell's Luxury 5 Cinema: 3 Days to Kill, Winter's Tale, Endless Love, Monuments Men, Lego Movie.
LAKE ANDES — Lee Linnell, Lake Andes, recently participated in the 2013 National Sorghum Producers Yield and Management Contest and was awarded second place in Charles Mix County. “Grain sorghum has been a great crop for me,” commented Linnell. The winning field was planted with Pioneer and yielded between 120 bushels and 140 bushels per acre. Grain sorghum thrives in the heat and humidity. The contest field moisture was between 13 to 16 percent and averaged 60 pound test weight.
South Dakota Ag in the Classroom and South Dakota Farm Families are partnering together to host an essay contest for third- and fourth-grade students across South Dakota.
Mitchell police are looking for a driver of a vehicle who hit a bicyclist Wednesday evening. Sgt. Dave Beintema, of the Mitchell Police Division, said a Mitchell man was riding his bike north at 7:19 p.m. in the 1700 block of Main Street of Mitchell when a white, four-door Pontiac turned into the McDonald's parking lot and collided with the cyclist. After the collision, the cyclist, Addison Avery, 20, was brought to Avery's home by the driver of the vehicle. "It sounds like the man riding the bike insisted the driver not call police," Beintema said.
Steve Brinkman, Sneakers Peanut Bar and Village Bowl, Mitchell, was awarded the "Retailer of the Year" award at the Licensed Beverage Dealers of South Dakota annual meeting held recently in Pierre. The award is given to an individual who is recognized for his or her excellence in the retailing business.
As a child I rode a tricycle on the sidewalks of Wounded Knee with my playmate Joanne Gildersleeve, the daughter of Clive and Agnes. Agnes was an Ojibwe woman from Minnesota. They built the Wounded Knee Trading Post in 1931. I often ran up and down the steps of the Wounded Knee Trading Post to visit with my father, Tim, who was a clerk and butcher in the store. Agnes often ruffled my hair and handed me a piece of hard rock candy.
“A minister, educator, government leader, humanitarian and easterner.” Sen. George McGovern, of Mitchell, used those words to summarize the life of the Rev. Joseph Ward when co-sponsoring a resolution that a statue of Ward be placed in the nation’s Capitol. Ward’s life and accomplishments are a silver thread that runs through the history of Dakota Territory. His efforts helped lead to South Dakota’s becoming a state 125 years ago. Ward was born May 5, 1838, near Perry Center, N.Y. When he was about 18, he journeyed to the frontier of Illinois and spent a year as a teacher and farmer.
The Mitchell Area Charitable Foundation announces that it is now accepting grant applications. The grant applications must be submitted by March 21. To apply for a grant, please complete an application, which is available on the Chamber of Commerce website at mitchellchamber.com or at MACF, P.O.
For at least the last decade, population in the Black Hills region has been growing faster than in South Dakota as a whole, according to recent U.S. Census data. South Dakota's statewide population grew steadily at about 1 percent annually between 2003 and 2010, while the population in the Black Hills region stayed ahead of that curve, logging annual increases between 1.06 percent and 1.52 percent. The only period when growth rates slipped was from 2004 to 2005, when population in the state and the region increased by just 0.66 percent.