WAGNER -- It was a dream come true for Ray Kostel. He was compelled to build a cannon. And while there was no book or blueprint, Kostel says there was a divine guide. "There was only one God who could have helped me build it," he said. "And He did." After years of being stored away, Kostel's cannon is on the move, currently on display at the Good Samaritan Society Senior Care Center in Wagner.
Mitchell Technical Institute expects to see its enrollment near its record-high totals from a year ago when school starts next month. MTI President Greg Von Wald told the Mitchell Board of Education Monday that 1,054 students have signed up for classes this fall, down just three students from the same point in 2013. That figure is expected to go up before the start of the fall semester on Aug.
PLANKINTON -- New made way for the old again at City Hall in Plankinton. More than 130 years of city records, previously shrouded in storage, are now more easily accessible thanks to the city's move into a larger building. Cindy Grohs, the city's finance officer, has taken on the task of sorting through old books and documents that date back to Dakota Territory days. "We've always had the records, but they've been in the safe and they would be hard to show to people," she said.
The subject of drawing events to the Davison County Fairgrounds came up again Tuesday, as the county commissioners kicked around ways to bring revenue into the county coffers. The discussion was held during the Davison County Commission's regular meeting at the county's North Offices in Mitchell.
The Mitchell School District's budget of $26.53 million for the 2014-15 school year was unanimously approved Monday night, as the district's Board of Education turned the page to a new year. The board met Monday night at the Mitchell Career and Technical Education Academy and approved the budget, which is $1.673 million higher than the 2013-14 budget. The budget includes a general fund of $15,887,041; a capital outlay fund of $4,841,421; a special education fund of $3,709,691; a pension fund of $342,000; and a food service fund of $1,758,061. The total taxable valuation for the school distr
The Avera Queen of Peace Foundation has decided on the theme "Come Sail Away" for its 2015 gala. The gala, which will be held for the second time, will be held Jan. 30 at the Highland Conference Center. The 2014 gala was built around a Great Gatsby theme and raised about $90,000 for the Avera Queen of Peace hospital, most of which was directed toward new chairs at the Avera Cancer Institute in Mitchell.
The annual reorganizational meeting for the Mitchell Board of Education will include a measure to increase the cost of school lunches and the approval of the district’s 2014-15 budget. The...
MOUNT VERNON — The CEO of the company that manages Jackrabbit Family Farms said there will be an examination of the complaints regarding alleged odors from its hog operation. Pipestone...
Pictured from left are Mitchell City Council President Jeff Smith, Mitchell Convention and Visitors Bureau Marketing Director Katie Knutson, Davison County Sheriff Steve Brink, Bonnie Barthel, Mitchell’s mascot Cornelia, Chasity...