MARSHALL, Minn. — Emily Becker, daughter of Beth and Robert Becker, of Mitchell, has been selected to receive a Leadership Scholarship from Southwest Minnesota State University in Marshall, Minn., for the 2015-2016 academic year. Recipients of these scholarships are recognized for their academic accomplishments and outstanding leadership abilities. Her planned major field of study is psychology.
Air Force Airman Johnathan A. Sweet graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas. He completed an intensive eight week program which earned him four credits toward an associate in applied science degree through the Community College of the Air Force. Sweet is the son of Amy and Oran Sweet, Mount Vernon, and a 2014 graduate of Mount Vernon High School.
Air Force Airman Chase A. Mayer graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas. He completed the intensive eight-week program, which earned him four credits toward an associate in applied science degree through the Community College of the Air Force. Mayer is the son of Scott and Tammie Mayer, Mount Vernon, and a 2014 graduate of Mount Vernon High School.
The Sam Tronnes Memorial Foundation recently awarded nine scholarships to high school seniors from the South Dakota Amateur Hockey Association. The scholarships were awarded at the opening ceremonies for the SDAHA Varsity State Hockey Tournament held in Brookings. The nine student athletes chosen for scholarships were: Paul Cramer, Huron, $2,500; Keaton DeJong, Sioux Center, Iowa, $2,000; Coleman Koons, Mitchell, $1,500; Erica Westerman, Yankton, $1,500; Tanner Peitz, Huron, $1,000; Jacob Milbrant, Aberdeen, $1,000; Ethan Klimisch, Yankton, $1,000; Jacey Brunsen, Mitchell, $750; and Aus
Mitchell Christian School has released the honor roll for the third quarter of the current academic year. 4.0 HONOR ROLL Seniors: Ashley Schmit, Emily Schrag. Juniors: Casey Zoss. Sophomores: Abbie Reynen, Carlie Vander Pol. Eighth Grade: Luke Knutson. Fifth Grade: Ana Twiggs. 3.5 HONOR ROLL Seniors: Ellie Bleeker, Austin Bormann, Matthew Feistner, Cody Gormer, Paul Intare, Jessica Karhoff, Levi Knight, Laryssa Recker, Lindsay Thompson. Juniors: Ethan Cooper, Lacey Melchert, Kendra Nydam, Destiny Reimnitz, Emily Reynen, Riley Shields, Jamie Smith, Kelsey Thompson. Sophomores: Kaitlyn
The city of Mitchell will begin collecting green compost containers, curbside, on the same day as your garbage collection the week of March 30 for those people who have signed up for compost collection. The containers must be curbside and filled only with compostable yard waste. No tree branches, garbage or garbage bags. If you would like to add this service for $4 per month plus the cost of a container please call 995-8465. The Compost Drop-off Site located at 1405 W. Eighth Ave., will open on Wednesday, April 1. The hours of the site are Monday, Wednesday and Friday, 5 to 8 p.m.
Mitchell Technical Institute is one of 10 colleges and universities nationwide being honored by University Business magazine in its Spring 2015 Models of Excellence recognition program.
LifeQuest Foundation has received a $2,500 donation from Davison County farmers Jim and Tamra Sudbeck and America's Farmers Grow Communities, sponsored by the Monsanto Fund. The donation will help the organization recruit and retain passionate people, who will work to empower those with developmental disabilities to lead better lives, by providing high-quality services, family support and advocacy. "In the last few years, it has been tough to find qualified and passionate staff to support our mission," said Brian Loken, development director.
Here are bankruptcy filings in U.S. Bankruptcy Court, District of South Dakota, for March 19 through March 25. Individuals can file Chapter 7 petitions (asking that debts be liquidated); Chapter 12 (a simplified reorganization method for farmers and ranchers whose gross debt does not exceed $1.5 million); and Chapter 13 (a plan to repay some debts in three to five years).
Last weekend's opening of Dakota Wesleyan University's "Bedroom Farce" yielded more than a satisfied audience -- two of its actors were also nominated for the Irene Ryan Award. Senior Madi Miller, of Mitchell, and Ann Thury, a junior, of Parkston, who play Susannah and Kate in "Bedroom Farce," which continues this weekend on campus, were nominated for the award, which will be named during the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival next January in Minneapolis. "Once or twice in an academic year, we enter one or two of our shows into the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festiv