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Legislation coming, District 20 delegation says, but not to feds’ liking.
Strong winds slammed the region Sunday, causing structural damage to at least one Mitchell business and sending vehicles off roads. According to Brad Adams, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Sioux Falls, Chamberlain had the strongest wind gust in the eastern half of the state Sunday at 64 mph.
A fire at 24526 413th Ave. northeast of Mitchell burned two storage sheds to the ground, but no one was injured. The blaze started around 2:30 p.m. Saturday at Brian Nicholson’s residence in rural Mitchell while he was taking Christmas lights down in his yard.
EDITOR’S NOTE: This is the first installment in a series of stories about the 1980s in the Mitchell area and the decade’s impact on modern life. Further stories will be published periodically in future editions. Tony Kinneberg’s entire science class gathered around the computer’s glowing green screen. A junior in high school, Kinneberg had never seen or worked with a computer before going to class that day in 1983 at Richland No.
Dave Mitchell, a local Democrat, was seated at the same table as Republican Gov. Dennis Daugaard Friday night. After Mitchell rose from his table to a round of applause at the annual Chamber of Commerce Recognition Banquet to accept this year’s Community Service Award, he opened his short speech with a couple of jokes. “I would say I’m speechless, but no one would believe me,” he said. “And Governor Daugaard, I was told tonight to behave myself sitting at the same table as you.”
Senator talks about wind farms, other power sources.
TYNDALL — The Conservation Reserve Program will suffer a major hit in the new farm bill, Sen. John Thune said. Thune, R-S.D., said CRP will likely be capped at 24 million acres enrolled nationwide at any one time, which is down from 32 million acres in the 2008 farm bill.
Call them experienced, seasoned or old-school. Just don’t call them old. This school year, there are seven teachers in the Mitchell School District who’ve been in education for 40 or more years. That means about 3.5 percent of the 194 full-time teachers in the district have roamed school hallways for four decades.
New SDHSAA guidelines mean Corn Palace lacks enough seating and won’t host cheer and dance event.
Mitchell Technical Institute is getting a million-dollar boost. MTI has received about $1.15 million of state grant money to help upgrade equipment in six of the school’s programs.