Davison County has gotten its money worth from Planning and Development District III, commissioners said Tuesday. The annual report regarding the county's 40-year investment in the area planning and development district was presented to the commission during its regular meeting Tuesday at the Davison County Courthouse in Mitchell. Among the projects the district helped with in Davison County during 2013 were an $800,000 lift station loan at Norway Avenue in Mitchell, a new wheeled compactor for the Mitchell regional landfill (District III requested $345,000 and Mitchell received $230,000) an
A truck crashed into a construction vehicle on Interstate 90 Wednesday between Mitchell and Mount Vernon, closing the westbound lanes for about 30 minutes. The crash occurred around 10:15 a.m. Wednesday near mile marker 323 on I-90, two miles west of the Betts Road exit. Douglas Meidinger, 46, of Plankinton, was driving a 2003 Chevy Silverado when his vehicle crashed into a Freightliner directional construction truck, warning of road work ahead, driven by Manuel Zuniga-Rios, 59, of Powell, Wyo. Zuniga-Rios was following a truck that was grinding asphalt along the side of the road. Capt.
U.S. Senate candidate Larry Pressler is not too pleased with the action of his former political party. After the state Republican Party passed a resolution to support the impeachment of President Barack Obama last weekend at its convention in Rapid City, Pressler said regardless of political standing, there should be an effort to work with the president. "It's an absolute embarrassment to the state," Pressler said Wednesday in a meeting with The Daily Republic editorial board. "We can disagree with the president. I disagree with him on a lot of things ...
The number of applicants for the open District 3 Davison County Commissioner's seat has jumped to four. Jerry Cook, of Tobin Township in the southwest part of the county, turned in his application Wednesday for the seat. He said neighbors and friends encouraged him. The position is open due to the death of Gerald Weiss on Aug. 30. "I've had people after me for 25 years to do this," he said. "Someone's got to do this and get involved, and I have the time to do this now." Cook said he knew Weiss well because they served on the Davison County Weed Board together.
Chris Wilson knows the impact of ALS. Her husband, Burt, died in December 2011, 18 months after he was diagnosed with Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), or Lou Gehrig's Disease. He was 54. The Mitchell farmers lost his ability to walk, talk or communicate before he died. But Wilson said it's because of the local support of the ALS Association that he was able to live more comfortable.
Mitchell fire personnel were called to a local motel Saturday after a small heater started a fire and caused smoke damage in a hotel room. The fire happened just after 5 p.m. on Saturday at the Siesta Motel at 1210 W. Havens Ave. There were no injuries. Mitchell Fire Captain Ben Vanden Hoek said the 911 call for a possible fire was received at 5:08 p.m. and emergency personnel arrived on scene at 5:13 p.m. The fire was called in by the room's occupants and the hotel manager, who used a fire extinguisher to try to put out the flames.
The Davison County Commission will interview applicants for the vacant position on the county board Tuesday, but will do so behind closed doors. That comes after the commissioners had indicated that the interviews would held in open session and open to the public, as the county has done in previous instances when there's been an open seat. As recently as last week, the commission had planned to meet in open session when interviewing the seven applicants vying for the position in District 3 previously held by Gerald Weiss. Weiss died on Aug. 30 following a battle with cancer.
KENNEBEC — Kennebec's new Wheat Growers grain shuttle loader facility will break ground next week. A groundbreaking program is set for 11 a.m. Wednesday, followed by the ceremony at 11:30 a.m. The ceremony will be held immediately west of the existing Wheat Growers facility in Kennebec, located along state Highway 273. The facility will include grain handling, fertilizer and agronomy services.
The Davison County Commission plans to interview its candidates for the open District III seat during its meeting Tuesday. The commissioners will meet in regular session at the Davison County North Offices in Mitchell. Executive session periods are set for 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. and then from 1:15 p.m. to 2:45 p.m. Each of the seven applicants will have 30 minutes to meet with the commissioners behind closed doors and make their pitch for why they should be selected. The interviews were originally scheduled for Oct.
It was a little later than normal, but the Mitchell Board of Education has established its goals for the current school year. The list includes continuing to transform the Mitchell Career and Technical Education Academy into a regional hub for that style of education, continuing to develop mass customized learning options and working on the high school's "master campus plan," which includes the proposed fine arts center. Those goals were approved during the board's meeting Monday night at the Mitchell Technical Institute's Trades Center. Mitchell Superintendent Joe Graves said goals are an