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.
Twenty-four schools and hundreds of students are coming to the 23rd Annual George McGovern Forensics Tournament this weekend in Mitchell. The event, a speech and debate competition, is free and open to the public. Mitchell debate coach Ron Grimsley said there will be 404 students participating in speech competitions and 157 teams in the debate competition. "It is a unique. It's a major tournament from the standpoint that this is one of the largest tournaments of the year and pretty much every program in the state will be here," Grimsley said.
BURKE — Cole McCarty is pretty sure what he wants to study when he goes to college. That wasn't the case three months ago, but McCarty, age 17 and a senior at Colome High School, said the engineering class he's taking as part of the inaugural year of the West River Career and Technical Education program at four area schools has directed him down a new career path. "I had never even heard about engineering much," he said.
The largest Mitchell High School graduating class since 2006 put a bow on their careers as Kernels Sunday. A total of 194 MHS seniors received their diplomas during the annual commencement program held at the Corn Palace, marking the largest class since 205 graduates walked across the stage eight years ago. Seniors Joseph Morgan and Mason Wenzel were selected by their classmates to give the commencement addresses and both weaved through pop culture references to speak poignantly to their fellow graduates. Morgan told his classmates to go forward being insightful, collaborative and thoughtfu