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The Mitchell City Council opened the door Monday to potentially allowing for a boat slip area on Lake Mitchell for renting and docking boats or pontoons during the summer. During the council's regular 2019 budget work session, in which no official action was taken, the council did vote 6-2 to preliminarily allocate $50,000 toward the development of a boat slip area that would have a concrete walkway to the dock area, security lights and an indeterminate amount of docks.
SIOUX FALLS -- All throughout the Class B state amateur baseball tournament, the Canova Gang has scored runs in bunches. In the eighth inning Saturday, the runs arrived right on time. Trailing 7-6, Canova scored four runs in the eighth to gain control of their Class B state semifinal with Garretson in a 10-7 victory at Ronken Field at Augustana University.
The business is back at Enertech. The Mitchell geothermal heat pump manufacturer has been on the rebound in 2018 after having to lay off 27 employees during 2017. It now has about 40 employees and looking for more, company President and CEO Steve Smith said Thursday at the company's Airport Road facility on the north end of the city. In conjunction with a plant visit from U.S. Sen. John Thune, R-S.D., on Thursday, the company also announced a three-year purchase from a military contractor, which should provide for consistent work for employees through the future.
Before a single whistle blows or before a ball is put in play, high school officials in South Dakota will be enforcing new rules on how athletic contests are administered. Starting with this fall season, the South Dakota High School Activities Association will have registered officials hold "a pre-contest medical timeout," which will be a short meeting to have administrators, officials and coaches on the same page about emergency personnel and protocols in case of emergency.
The Mitchell City Council began diving into its 2019 budget Monday, getting an overview of how the landscape will look like for the city's government.
The Lake Mitchell Advisory Committee made its pitch Monday to the Mitchell City Council, stating that its recommendation of spending nearly $2 million in engineering and pursuing grants would be the best course of action toward a nearly $20 million improvement plan. No action was taken Monday during the council's regular meeting at the Mitchell City Hall, but members of the committee spoke about how they felt the plan for $19,810,693 in work was the best long-term plan for the city's prized lake.
The march to a farm bill has continued this week, as the U.S. Senate voted Tuesday to go to conference with the House on a farm bill, working to find and iron out differences between the bills of the two chambers. U.S. Sen. John Thune, R-S.D., said he believes they remain on schedule to meet the Sept. 30 deadline for a bill to be passed. That's when the current farm bill will expire.
SIOUX FALLS—The Canova Gang played like a team making up for lost time Wednesday. A year after disappointingly missing the Class B state amateur baseball tournament, the Gang got right to it, scoring three runs in the opening inning and putting away the Chamberlain Mallards with a six-run sixth inning in a 12-1, seven-inning victory in the opening game of the 2018 event at Ronken Field on the Augustana University campus.
Thirty-two teams. Single elimination. Twelve days of baseball. The fate of the South Dakota State Amateur Baseball Class B Tournament is in the hands of the teams taking the diamond at Ronken Field in Sioux Falls. And per usual, there's a few educated guesses that can be made about how the bracket will break out once the games begin. But a quick peek at past year's results shows that even the top teams are susceptible to upsets, making the single-elimination format both thrilling and a bit cruel.
LESTERVILLE -- Menno’s Macon Oplinger homered twice and drove in three runs to help the Mad Frogs win the District 6B amateur baseball tournament title Saturday in a 10-6 win over Tabor.