The Davison County Commissioners approved a facility-use agreement Tuesday with Avera Queen of Peace, clearing the way for the Davison County Fairgrounds to be used as an indoor sports practice facility. The final step of the year-long process was for a facility-use agreement to be approved, which was done unanimously Tuesday during the commission's final meeting of the year at the Davison County North Offices in Mitchell. Starting in January, the county will receive $1,000 per month for each month Avera Queen of Peace uses the facility. The contract runs through December 2016.
Eleven-year-old Morgan Tegels was a little unsure about moving up to the sixth grade in Mitchell, which meant a new school with a new group of students. On Saturday, running the admission table to a carnival at the Mitchell YWCA, Tegels was full of confidence and vigor.
The last meeting of the 2014 could bring some finality to the long-talked about plans for sports practice equipment to be installed at the Davison County Fairgrounds. The Davison County Commission will discuss the matter during its regular meeting, starting at 9 a.m Tuesday at the Davison County North Offices in Mitchell. During last week's meeting, the commissioners received a copy of the proposed facility use agreement between the county and the user, Avera Queen of Peace, from Deputy State's Attorney Jim Taylor.
There's a few things to know about Cheryl Miller's classes at Mitchell Middle School. First, it's not gym or physical education, as the class may have traditionally. The school's official name of the class is Personal Health and Wellness. "Make sure you write that down," she said.
WAGNER — With 2015 fast approaching, weight loss resolutions will be a popular pick for the new year. But for Tony Thompson, it wasn't enough to have a weight loss competition among friends or within one gym. He's making it into a community-based battle that stretches into three states. Thompson, who is the owner of Complete Fitness in Wagner, is the organizer of the inaugural Statewide Weight Loss Challenge, which includes 16 fitness centers around the state trying to lose the most weight over 30 days.
SIOUX FALLS — This is exactly the boost needed for Mitchell Technical Institute and the state's other three technical schools. That's what MTI President Greg Von Wald said about the announced partnership between South Dakota and philanthropist T. Denny Sanford for $50 million in scholarships for workforce development. The announcement was made by Gov.
The Davison County Sheriff and Jail Departments are over budget in 2014 for overtime pay, but the heads of those respective departments say it's unavoidable. According to figures through the end of November, the sheriff's budget has spent $23,000 on overtime pay. It's worse for the jail, which has spent $81,000 in overtime through November. For 2014, the county only budgeted $10,000 and $15,000 for the respective departments. The topic received attention from the Davison County commissioners during their regular meeting Tuesday at the county's North Offices in Mitchell.
After weekend temperatures in the 50s, Mother Nature gave South Dakotans a reminder of what December and winter typically bring. Sleet and ice followed by snow and strong winds made travel difficult, closed schools and created power issues Monday in the south central part of the state, where as much as 6 inches of snow fell and winds neared 45 mph. As of 4 p.m. Monday, the National Weather Service had reported 6 inches of snow in Platte, 1.5 inches in Chamberlain, 4 inches in White Lake, 3 inches of snow in Gregory and 2 inches in Wessington Springs.
The Davison County Commission will discuss overtime wages for the county's sheriff's department and county jail employees during its regular meeting Tuesday. The commission will meet at 9 a.m. at the Davison County North Offices in Mitchell. The commissioners will likely discuss the budgets of both departments, as both need supplemental funds at the end of the year to close out 2014.
WESSINGTON SPRINGS — Jerry and Kathy Voorhees had to leave town. More than two months after a tornado changed Wessington Springs forever, and after construction crews tore down what was left of their gas station and repair shop on Aug. 28, the couple took a vacation. It was a belated honeymoon for the couple, married for two years. For the all of the difficulty the tornado caused, it gave Kathy one thing she always wanted. "I always joked with Jerry that it would take an act of God to get him to clean up his shop," she said.