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Mike Miller knows he wasn't the most talented player in the NBA, but the foundation of success he cultivated at home in Mitchell helped set him apart from the rest. Backed in part by the guidance of his Mitchell High School coach, Gary Munsen, Miller went on to be one of the longest tenured players in NBA history. And after 17 seasons in which he collected individual awards and helped two dominant Miami Heat teams win consecutive NBA Finals, Miller still looks back fondly at a time when he learned to become a better player and person.
South Dakota's senior U.S. Sen. John Thune sees a major windfall for average American families under the Senate Republican tax reform plan. As the bill works its way through the Senate, Thune said remaining concerns about the tax relief bill are being addressed and amendments are being considered. And within the plan that slashes most individual tax brackets and the corporate tax, Thune acknowledged the child tax credit isn't getting a ton of attention.
After more than two decades of public service for the city, Mitchell Public Works Director Tim McGannon has called it a day. Again. On Monday, McGannon officially resigned from his position with the city. He had been serving in a part-time capacity as the city began its search for his replacement.
Davison County announced the termination of Veterans Service Officer Jessica Davidson Wednesday. Davison County Commission Chair Brenda Bode declined to comment on the reasoning of the termination. The announcement comes one day after a closed-door executive session was held between the commission, Davidson and Deputy State’s Attorney James Taylor. No action was taken immediately after the session.
A couple of the tools in the Davison County Sheriff's Office's toolbox are in line for an upgrade. The four present members of the Davison County Commission, minus absent Commissioner Randy Reider, approved on Tuesday the purchase of a new patrol vehicle for the local sheriff's office and new portable radios for the staff of the sheriff's office and the Davison County Jail.
For one day in December, a Mitchell legend will be honored on the Corn Palace court. When the Mike Miller Classic hits Mitchell, the Mike Miller Foundation will hold a dedication ceremony on Dec. 29 honoring the late Mitchell High School basketball coach Gary Munsen. Munsen, who died in 2016, coached the high school to multiple championships over the course of decades.
No news is good news for a recent traffic change in downtown Mitchell. Nearly six months since portions of Second, Third and Fourth avenues between Rowley and Lawler streets were transitioned from one-way to two-way lanes, officials have yet to formally set sights on plans to expand the traffic change toward Sanborn Boulevard or Burr Street.
The vision for Mitchell's Main Street has changed drastically in three years, and some city officials are content to wait before adding another major project to the list. In the summer of 2014, Mitchell officials were cruising along the track toward building a new city hall on the corner of First Avenue and Main Street in the historic downtown district, replacing what's now an 80-year-old building serving as the home for city business.
Scores of people spent Thanksgiving morning in Mitchell to raise money in support of America's pastime. Some donning jogging gear and others decked out in festive attire, people raced and walked the streets as part of a fundraiser for the Mitchell Baseball Association Thursday.
Beautiful weather outdoors didn't stop hundreds of area residents from gathering inside the Mitchell Wesleyan Church for its annual Thanksgiving meal. Serving turkey and all the traditional sides often seen on a Thanksgiving table, church officials estimated they would serve approximately 850 to 900 meals Thursday afternoon. And the guests weren't asked to pay a dime.