Davison County's bridges need some work and the county's highway department has a plan. Highway Superintendent Rusty Weinberg presented the county's bridge program for 2015, with a list of five bridges that will receive work next summer and outlined long-term plans for a dozen more bridges. That plan was presented Tuesday during the Davison County Commission meeting at the Davison County North Offices in Mitchell.
The Mitchell Board of Education gave its OK on Monday to release the bid documents to contractors for the proposed fine arts center and learned a little bit more about the costs associated with the building. The school board voted 5-0 to approve the bid documents during the board's regular meeting at Longfellow Elementary School. Mitchell Superintendent Joe Graves said a best-case scenario is that the district would be able to release the bids later this month and receive them back in about 30 days. He said the district would then call a special board meeting on either Jan. 27 or Feb.
She almost didn't turn in an application after being nominated, but a Mitchell science teacher is one of 50 worldwide finalists for a $1 million award. Julie Olson found out Monday that she's up for the Global Teacher Prize, which rewards an extraordinary teacher who has made an outstanding contribution to the profession.
The proposed $13.5 million fine arts center for the Mitchell School District remains on schedule for the district's timeline, as another procedural hurdle approaches on Monday. The Mitchell Board of Education will decide Monday during its regular December meeting at Longfellow Elementary School whether or not to put the project out for bid to contractors
COLOME — The city of Colome will add a 1 percent gross municipal sales tax in 2015 to help the small Tripp County town develop much-needed housing. The Colome City Council approved an ordinance in September to collect a 1 percent tax on municipal gross receipts collected primarily from Colome's restaurants, bars and lodging locations, including hunting lodges, City Finance Officer Carol Moyer said. The tax will pertain to businesses that already are subject to sales tax. "They've pledged it to go toward housing development," Moyer said, of the Colome City Council.
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.