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Chad Hymas, a best-selling author and motivational speaker, speaks to employees of the South Dakota Department of Transportation during their regional Safety Awareness Day in Mitchell Tuesday morning at the Davison County 4-H Fairgrounds. In 2001, Hymas’ neck was shattered by a 2,000-pound bale of hay, leaving him a quadriplegic. Hymas spoke to the group about creating a safe work environment by making your co-workers part of your family and putting family first.
Members of the Harvest Community Church of the Nazarene in Mitchell decided to form outreach partners this year and picked two LifeQuest residential houses, Blaalid and Radke, and also picked the Mitchell Area Safehouse, according to the Rev. Scott Eastburn. Church members started their outreach Friday by bringing Easter baskets and $500 in supplies to the Safehouse, and baskets and Easter egg dyeing to the Blaalid house. Eastburn said the church plans on supplying gifts and services to both organizations and adding two more organizations next year. (Sean Ryan/Republic)
Jamie Payne, 10, a fourth-grader at L.B. Williams in Mitchell, looks around Wednesday as he and his class walk around the chambers of the heart inside the AmeriHeart, created by Interactive Exhibits, provided by Sanford Health at the Dakota Wesleyan University Sherman Center in Mitchell. The AmeriHeart is an inflatable heart, allowing students to walk through and observe three different types of heart diseases/disorders.
Mitchell police and firefighters respond to a two-vehicle accident Monday afternoon at the intersection of East Sixth Avenue and North Mentzer Street in Mitchell. Kimberly VanWalleghen, 61, of Letcher, was driving her 2005 Chevrolet Silverado north on North Mentzer Street as James Upton, 46, of Mitchell, was driving his 1990 Chevy pickup east on East Sixth Avenue when the two vehicles collided in the intersection. Upton was transported to Avera Queen of Peace Hospital in Mitchell for a minor head injury.
Photos of Mitchell residents enjoying the warm weather Wednesday. Photos by Sean Ryan/Republic.
As part of the entrepreneurship program, students in the Gifted and Talented Education program at Gertie Belle Rogers Elementary created their own businesses to sell a range of products, from baked goods to palm readings, to other students after school for six days.
Medal of Honor recipient Michael Fitzmaurice talked to Sean Flynn's Korean and Vietnam War history class at DWU Monday.
Four different choirs and two bands from Mitchell High School performed.