Washington, D.C. — Rep. Kristi Noem on Tuesday announced plans for legislation that reduces federal mandates on school meal standards, including the more stringent whole grain requirements that went into effect in July 2014 and the Target 2 sodium requirements set to be implemented in the coming years. "Current school lunch standards create a one-size-fits-all model that doesn't work for our kids and places costly and senseless burdens on school districts — especially smaller school districts," Noem said.
CARTHAGE — The 13th annual Carthage Community Play, "The Great Ice Cream Scheme" by Billy St. John, will be presented at 7 p.m. Saturday and at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Auditorium, Carthage. Pie and ice cream will be served following the performance.
The Mitchell High School Jazz Band participated in the University of Northern Omaha Great Plains Jazz Festival over the weekend in Omaha, Neb. The band received a superior rating and had some of the highest scores from more than 50 bands in a four-state area. Along with receiving the highest award for the ensemble, Brenden Lehr, Nadine Moore, Garrison Gross, Sam Weller and Adam Ortmeier received outstanding musicianship awards. Lehr also received one of only three outstanding soloist awards that were given during the two-day festival.
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Heartland Quilt Guild met at the Mitchell Public Library on Feb. 7. Meeting was called to order by President Deb DeFries with the Pledge of Allegiance. There were 38 members and two guests present.
A girl, Miyah Addison Johnson, was born on Jan. 21, 2015, to Jodi and Corey Johnson, Mitchell, at Avera Queen of Peace Hospital in Mitchell. Grandparents are Sandy Stahl, Avon; Sam Stahl, Tabor; and Tammy Pies, Mitchell.
A girl Ella Evelyn Lindquist, was born on Feb. 13, 2015, to Laura and Mark Lindquist, Buffalo, Minn., in Buffalo Hospital, Buffalo. She joins a brother, Logan. Grandparents are Elaine Barta, Mitchell, and the late Roger Barta; and Jerry and Charlotte Lindquist, Buffalo.
A boy, Gideon James Wipf, was born on Feb. 7, 2015, to Benjamin and Rhonda Wipf, Shannon Colony. He joins siblings Jonathan, Nicole and Isaac. Grandparents are Ben and Kathy Wipf and John and Susie Grosz, all of Shannon Colony.
The Disabled American Veterans Auxiliary meeting was called to order by Commander Elvina Maiden on Feb. 9 with seven members present. Chaplain Irene said the blessing and Betty led the Pledge of Allegiance. We all welcomed Phyllis, a new lady to our group. The minutes from the Jan.12 meeting were read and approved. The treasurer's report was filed for audit. The adjutant read thank you notes from the Wounded Warrior project and the food pantry. The chaplain reported she sent out two cards and also talked about a DVD on disabled women veterans returning from service.
On Feb. 12, the Pleasure Pals CFEL Club met at OverTime for their monthly meeting. The meeting was called to order by President Mary Froning with the flag salute and club creed being recited. Roll call topic was about a recycling habit that we have. There were eight members present to answer roll call.