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Mitchell School District, MTI and JPII closed Friday

OUR VIEW: Hisses and cheers

CHEERS to the state legislators from District 20, who took to Mitchell on Friday to answer questions from constituents about this year's legislative session.

It may seem like standard operating procedure for state legislators to attend cracker barrels in their districts, but being open and honest with constituents is the mark of a good politician. We commend state Reps. Tona Rozum and Lance Carson, as well as state Sen. Joshua Klumb, for attending Friday's cracker barrel.

And cheers to any other state legislators who did the same over the weekend, including those in District 19 on Saturday.

In this divisive political climate, it's refreshing to see that local politics hasn't changed for the worse.

HISSES to a pesky water main break that left some Mitchell residents without water from time to time last week.

One water break led to another in the Wallace Street and Hanson Avenue area, and it's just another reason infrastructure should always be a top priority for the city of Mitchell.

The city planned to work on that water main in 2018, so we don't see the need to criticize the city of Mitchell for a lack of planning. But we empathize with those who were without water last week.

With an election coming up in June, we hope the next slate of mayor and City Council candidates all consider infrastructure a priority. And as a silver lining, the occasionally water break might be beneficial in directing attention to some of the city's less-glamorous projects.

CHEERS to Mitchell native Macy Miller, who last week was named The Summit League's women's basketball player of the week.

The South Dakota State University junior point guard has been named the league's player of the week five times this season and has scored at a prolific rate.

It's exciting to see local student-athletes succeed at the next level, and we hope more success is on the way for Miller.