PARKSTON — A rural Hutchinson County home was heavily damaged Wednesday morning from a fire. There was nobody home at the time of the fire and nobody was injured, but the damage was extensive, Parkston Firefighter Ron Maeschen said. Maeschen said crews were called around 10 a.m. Wednesday to 41645 247th St. in Hutchinson County for a home fire. The home is located 6 miles east of Parkston and about 4 miles west of Milltown.
The officials leading Davison County's transportation plan study were looking for feedback about the county's 330 miles of roads prior to their first public meeting on Tuesday night. They got it. More than 50 people were on hand for the public open house Tuesday at the Davison County Fairgrounds in Mitchell.
By spring, Davison County will upgrade its lawn mowers at two primary office locations. Davison County commissioners approved Tuesday to purchase two residential mowers, costing a total of $5,338, during their regular meeting at the Davison County North Offices in Mitchell. The county will purchase two Cub Cadet RTZ S mowers with a 50-inch deck from Campbell's in Mitchell.
FULTON — A family of seven is doing OK after a fire destroyed its home in rural Hanson County over the weekend. Chad and Sherry Haag and their five children...
It's not uncommon for students -- or teachers, for that matter -- to be late for class at Mitchell Technical Institute. It has nothing to do with oversleeping. Instead, trains sometimes block the school's primary route to campus on East Spruce Street. If a train is sitting on the track blocking traffic, delays can run up to 30 to 45 minutes, students and staff say. Part of having the campus in the southeast corner of the city is trains blocking access to the school.
A Mitchell woman will be Davison County's new veterans service officer. Jessica Davidson was selected to fill the open seat from a field of three applicants after interviews were conducted Tuesday during the Davison County regular commission meeting in Mitchell. Davidson, 37, served in the U.S. Army for six years from 1996 to 2002 and graduated from Dakota Wesleyan University in 2011 with a degree in biology.
The Davison County Commission will consider applicants for the open veterans service officer position during its meeting Tuesday. The meeting starts at 9 a.m. at the Davison County North Offices in Mitchell at 1420 N. Main St. The commissioners plan to meet in executive session for interviews, starting at 9:30 a.m. Davison County is hiring a new veterans service officer following the resignation of Steve McClure on Oct. 28.
The state’s best speakers and orators competed in Mitchell over the weekend, as the 23rd George McGovern Forensics Tournament took place Friday and Saturday. Awards were presented Saturday to the...
HOWARD — During this week when many people are counting their blessings, the Rev. Daniel Walker feels he has a lot to be thankful for every day. He grew up in a home where his father died young and his mother sent him off to live with Walker's stern and difficult uncle when she could no longer afford to put him through school.
The Mitchell Fire Division has been busy lately. And while the city has responded to more fire calls than last year at the same point in time, officials believe the string of fires has been nothing more than bad timing. "We've had a lot of fires in a short period of time," said Assistant Fire Chief Paul Morris. "And these things tend to go in strings." Morris said the department has had 11 structure and building fires this year through Oct. 31. There have been two more major fires since then in Mitchell, for a total of 13 as of Thursday. On Nov. 6, an apartment fire downtown at 304 N.