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PIERRE — BankWest Scholarship applications are now available online or at BankWest branches throughout South Dakota. The bank will award 16 scholarships to high school seniors and undergraduate college students who meet the eligibility requirements. The application deadline is Feb. 7. BankWest Chairman, President and CEO Charles Burke III said each scholarship has a $1,500 value and may be used to fund tuition at any accredited, post-secondary educational institution during the 2014-15 school year.
By Jean Patrick Republic Book Columnist More than eight years have passed since Hurricane Katrina slammed into the Gulf Coast. However, the stories are still with us. “Eight Dolphins of Katrina” follows the story of the dolphins and trainers from the Marine Life Oceanarium in Gulfsport, Miss. Early on the morning of Aug. 28, 2005, the dolphin trainers jumped into action.
If it were just a few Kool-Aid drinking nuts, no one would care. But we have entire media outlets that have gone hyper-partisan.
CHEERS to Make-A-Wish South Dakota, which has been going great guns lately, making dreams come true for children with life-threatening conditions. Saturday, we reported that Make-A-Wish South Dakota has granted 1,065 wishes since 1984, including 70 during fiscal 2013 — the second highest year ever for the state chapter. This is a wonderful organization, and we are so glad it continues to do so much good in our state. HISSES t
Many requests deal with sheriff’s office employees.
Scientists are taking gene sequencing to the next level, using the technology to design treatment for infants with rare and unusual illnesses, and in some cases, finding therapies for genetic abnormalities never seen before.
A plan to set the future city administrator’s salary is on the Mitchell City Council’s agenda tonight. A resolution would assign the recently created city administrator position a salary of at least $90,000 up to a maximum of $110,000. A proposal to add a city administrator to city government was recently adopted by the council. Nobody has been hired for the job. The city administrator will manage the day-to-day affairs of city government, but will be accountable to the elected mayor.
Charges are pending against a Mitchell man who rolled his vehicle during a high-speed chase with law enforcement early Saturday morning in town. Davison County Chief Deputy Steve Harr said Trevor Kohlrus, 21, was driving a Pontiac Grand Prix on Havens Avenue when a deputy clocked him exceeding the speed limit around 2:30 a.m. Saturday.
By Lyndon Overweg Mitchell’s chief of public safety I would like to take this opportunity to clarify the recent discussion at the last city council meeting to acquire an armored vehicle.
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