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Nellie Houska, left, and LouOra Houk, center, listen to Verna Hofer, right, tell a story during their Tuesday afternoon quilting session at the First United Methodist Church in Mitchell. The...
Dear Heloise: Why do some instructions call for scalded milk? What is the purpose? Thanks in advance! -- Pat W., Harrisonburg, Va. Very good question, and one I had to think about. Older recipes said to scald milk to kill bacteria and an enzyme that prevented thickening in recipes. Today, most milk is pasteurized, so the bacteria and enzyme are already gone. Also, scalding milk raises the temperature, which helps dissolve yeast and melt butter when added to bread recipes.
A Fort Thompson man will spend nearly two years in prison for assault with a dangerous weapon. Myron Touche Sr., 44, was sentenced Aug. 26 to 22 months in prison. He will also spend 18 months on supervised release and pay a $100 special assessment to the Federal Crime Victims Fund. A federal grand jury indicted Touche in February. He pled guilty to the above charge in June.
Last week was the second-hottest Aug. 25-31 period in Mitchell's recorded history. According to the National Weather Service office in Sioux Falls, Mitchell's mean temperature -- the average between the maximum and minimum -- was 82.7 degrees last week. The city's hottest Aug. 25-31 period occurred in 1953, hitting a mean temperature of 83.1 degrees. Last week passed 1991's average temperature -- 81.9 degrees -- between the same seven days at the end of August.
MENNO -- An early morning break-in at the offices of the Menno Public School netted a thief a small amount of cash, said local police. Menno Police Chief Andrew McCoy said an unidentified individual smashed a window and entered the school's office around 3 a.m. Tuesday. McCoy said damage to the building will exceed the amount of cash taken in the robbery. He did not disclose how much was taken. No immediate damage estimate was available.
A Notre Dame Academy All-School Reunion will be Sept. 13-15 in Mitchell. The last all-school reunion was in July 1994. The last graduating class from Notre Dame High School was in 1970. The earliest graduate currently registered for the reunion is Pat (Tobin) Hantz from the Class of 1941. There are more than 250 alumni already registered, with more being added every day. The public is invited to attend a dance at 8:30 p.m. on Sept. 15 at the Highland Conference Center with a seven-piece band from the '60s, "The Torres," including Mitchell's
p>HURON, S.D. (AP) — The South Dakota Farmers Union hosted a farm bill rally at the South Dakota State Fair.
The Davison County Commission will discuss a potential software upgrade for the sheriff's office at its meeting this morning at the Davison County Courthouse in Mitchell. The commissioners heard a sales pitch from a representative of Zuercher Technologies, of Sioux Falls, which produces comprehensive law enforcement software at its Aug. 27 meeting. A discussion of the cost of the upgrade with Sheriff Steve Brink and Jail Administrator Don Radel is scheduled for 9:30 a.m. on the agenda for this morning's meeting.
The South Dakota Pedal Pull competition for children was held Monday at the Corn Palace in Mitchell. The top three finishers in each age group qualify for the National Pedal Pull, to be held Sept. 21 at the Corn Palace. The results from Monday's competition were: 4-year-old girls: LaShae Peterson, of Lake Andes, first place; Alyssa Hoffman, of Howard, second place; Johanna Vandersnick, of Willow Lake, third place.
With the last Labor Day hot dogs and family outings finished, it's now back to work after Labor Day for South Dakota's and the nation's workers. However, for many this Labor Day week, a new study shows their wages have increased only pennies over past seven years. That's the conclusion of GoBankingRates.com, which recently studied the status of the U.S. workforce.