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Behind the strength of three seniors on each team, two teams representing the Mitchell High School Future Farmers of America chapter took first place at the State FFA Convention in Brookings earlier this week. Teams in the career development categories of Food Science and Technology and the Nursery/Landscape team won their respective competitions and will represent the school at the National FFA Convention in Louisville, Ky., in October. The Food Science and Technology team is made up of seniors Logan Walters, Shelly Iburg and Jenna Skinner, along with sophomore Ally Goldammer.
Sealed bids brought good news for Davison County regarding the new courthouse parking lot. The construction project came in under budget Tuesday during the commission's regular meeting at the courthouse in Mitchell. The bids awarded during the meeting totaled $21,494, which is under the $30,000 price that county Maintenance Supervisor Mark Ruml had budgeted for a new parking lot. The new lot would have 14 spaces and would be located on the northeast side of the courthouse block, near the corner of East Fifth Avenue and North Kimball Street, with driveway access off of Kimball. Ruml figures
WHITE LAKE — White Lake's city-operated day care will stay in business after voters showed significant support at the polls Tuesday. Of the 173 voters to cast ballots in the special election, 137, or 79 percent, of the voters voted against an ordinance that would have made it against city law to own, operate or support a day care in the city.
OLIVET -- The Hutchinson County Board of Adjustment approved Tuesday night for B&H Wind to construct 10 408-foot wind turbines in Oak Hollow Township as part of an 80- megawatt power project. The meeting drew a crowd of 50 to the county commissioners room. The wind project will have a total of 43 turbines, although some of those will be located in Bon Homme and Charles Mix counties. The project is slated to be near Tripp Lake, about six miles southwest of Tripp.
ALEXANDRIA — Whether it's the Microsoft Surface tablets that are used by third- and fourth-graders, the broadcasts of the Beaver Nation Network or the use of distance teaching and laptops, the technology in the Hanson School District is not only impressive. It's award-winning. The school recently was honored as the No.
WHITE LAKE — Should the city of White Lake continue running a day care center? City council member Rodney Maine has circulated a petition to put the issue before voters, which will be in front of a special election Tuesday in the Aurora County town of 375 people. A yes vote on the ordinance at hand would prohibit the city from owning, operating or supporting a day care in any way, while a no vote on the ballot would leave things as they currently are -- the city has run a day care for the last two years.
HOWARD — Working every angle he could, auctioneer Chuck Sutton couldn't move Maroney Commons Friday. He spoke about how the restaurant's kitchen was valued at $200,000, stressed the high craftsmanship of the building and its technological advances. He explained the facility has the only elevator in Miner County.
GREGORY -- First-year Gregory girls basketball coach Christi Rozeboom, whose contract was not renewed last month, believes she lost her job for replacing seniors in the starting lineup with younger players. "It's been bizarre. It's been one of the most crazy things I've ever been involved in," Rozeboom told The Daily Republic. Crazy, Rozeboom said, because the first half of the season was a breeze, despite just one win in that stretch for the Gorillas.
A contract between Davison County and a Sioux Falls-based law enforcement software company neglected to cover the whole cost of transferring the county's jail files, potentially costing the county $7,500. Sheriff Steve Brink told the Davison County Commission on Tuesday at the courthouse that an oversight in the contract between the county and Zuercher Technologies left out a portion of the jail records that need to be transferred. He said the county has to have the records maintained and will have to foot the bill. "I can't say why that got overlooked," Brink said.
Mitchell Christian senior Aaron Lemon says his strongest subject is science, particularly chemistry and physics. But he showed he's pretty good at grammar, too. Like many students from nine local schools at the Custer Battlefield Highway Conference Academic Festival Wednesday, Lemon showed his academic prowess across the board. He helped Mitchell Christian capture the title at the annual event, held at the Sherman Center on the Dakota Wesleyan Campus. "I think this is a way for kids who aren't in sports or band to show what they're good at," Lemon said.