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Mitchell businesses rallied together Saturday to raise money for Wessington Springs. Twenty-two businesses participated in giving money to the Wessington Springs Relief Fund by sharing a portion of the day's profits, offering special sales or writing a check, said co-organizer Cathy Weber, owner of The Little Red Hen. Weber and Robin Weins, owner of Crazy about Cupcakes, decided they needed to help after a June 18 tornado damaged more than 40 homes on the south and east sides of Wessington Springs. "It was important for us to help our neighbors," Weber said. The fundraiser started with Weins
The Artesian Street Dance attracted a large crowd Saturday June, 21 before ending early because of lightning and rain. The dance started in the early 1970s by the American Legion in Artesian and is now hosted by the Community Improvement Association in Artesian as a fundraiser for recreation activities for children and community members according to president Clayton Dean.
Mitchell firefighters Jeff Harris and Capt. Ben Vanden Hoek flush a fire hydrant on East Havens Avenue Monday afternoon as part of maintaining fire hydrants in the city. (Photo by Sean Ryan/Republic)
The Art and STEM camp is one of three STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) camps at Dakota Wesleyan University hosted by PAST Innovations Labs and the South Dakota Innovation Lab. Robotics Science Camp and Minecraft are the other two.
Mitchell baseball players sold cases of Coca-Cola Monday night during the annual Mitchell Baseball Association Coca-Cola pop drive in Mitchell. The Mitchell Baseball club sold around 1,200 to 1,500 12-packs of pop as one of its major fundraisers, said Jim Larson, president of MBA.