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The city of Mitchell Street Department will be chip-sealing the following streets today: 400-500 blocks of North Montana; 2000-2200 blocks of North Davison; 1200-1300 blocks of North Kimball; 1300-1500 blocks of Country Drive; 200-300 blocks of West 13th Avenue; 300-600 blocks of East 13th Avenue; and 900-1000 blocks of West Eighth Avenue. Please have all vehicles removed from these streets by 8 a.m. and refrain from parking on these streets until all work is completed. In case of inclement weather, the schedule may be changed.
PIERRE -- Babies and toddlers aren't the only ones who need immunizations. Parents should be aware that their pre-teens and college freshmen also need to be vaccinated, says a state health official. "College freshmen who live in dorms and unvaccinated kids entering high school are at high risk for meningococcal disease and should be vaccinated," said Dr.
Mitchell High School Principal Joe Childs has announced that the first day of school will be Aug. 19. Final registration for all students will be from 9 a.m. to noon and from 1 to 4 p.m. on Monday. Registration packets were mailed to all high school students. Anyone who did not receive the packet should contact the high school offices at (605) 995-3034 as soon as possible. All forms in this packet are to be properly completed, signed and returned to the high school at the time the student reports for final registration.
Mad Dogs to play in Sioux Falls By The Daily Republic The game between the Mitchell Mad Dogs and the Sioux Falls Saints is scheduled to be played at 8 p.m. Wednesday in Sioux Falls. The game was originally set to be played in Yankton but has been moved to Harmodon Park.
Tyler Steinle, of Mitchell, hits a forehand during a match against Tate Crago in the men's league tournament Monday at Hitchcock Park. Steinle won numerous titles at Flight 1 singles when he played for Sturgis High School.
CLEVELAND, Ohio -- Two area competitors placed in events at the National Senior Games in the past week in Cleveland, Ohio. Dan Mehlbrech, a Bridgewater High School graduate who lives in Crooks, won the high jump title in the men's 60-64 age division, and Tim Mullican, of Mitchell, placed in the 10K and 5K road runs in the men's 50-54 age division. The National Senior Games are held every other year and competitors must qualify at one of the state senior games. This year, the event began July 19 and it ends Thursday. Melbrech had a jump of 1.55 meters to claim the title.
WEBSTER -- The Tabor Legion baseball team was defeated by Groton 5-1 Monday at the State B Legion Baseball Tournament. "Groton was the better team over the nine innings and it capitalized on our miscues," Tabor coach Ken Ranek said. The loss ended Tabor's season with a record of 11-9. Groton advanced to the championship game where it will play Vermillion at 1 p.m. today.
SIOUX FALLS (AP) -- Federal officials say the corn crop is showing good progress in South Dakota, although more rain is needed to meet yield potential. The U.S. Department of Agriculture says in its weekly crop report that corn silking was at 69 percent, behind last year's 78 percent but ahead of the 45 percent average. Topsoil moisture supplies were rated 7 percent very short, 24 percent short, 65 percent adequate and 4 percent surplus.
RAPID CITY (AP) -- A Native American summit on careers in health care will be held next month in Rapid City. The second annual "Healing Indian Nations Through Research, Education and Outreach" summit will be held on Aug. 13-14. The Rapid City Journal reports that the summit is designed for college faculty and for tribal college and university students interested in careers in health, science and research. The summit is being hosted by the Northern Plains Native American Research Center.
SIOUX FALLS (AP) -- Sioux Falls police are exchanging power for accuracy when it comes to the weapons they carry, going against a statewide trend. Over the next year, the police department in South Dakota's largest city will be going from .40-caliber Glocks to 9 mm pistols. The change is prompted by an in-house study that showed pistols are more accurate and can carry two more bullets than the Glocks, Police Chief Doug Barthel told the Argus Leader newspaper. "When it comes to determining what kind of guns we carry, accuracy is by far the most important factor," he said.