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Our view; Hisses and cheers

CHEERS to the Mitchell boys basketball team, which picked up its first victory of the season Friday night at the Corn Palace.

In thrilling fashion, the Kernels and first-year head coach Todd Neuendorf defeated Pierre 47-45 to snap the program's 42-game losing streak. More importantly, it gave the upperclassmen on the team something to be extremely proud of.

We commend all the hard work the seniors on this team have endured, and we wish this team the best heading into postseason play.

HISSES to the people complaining to the Mitchell Department of Public Safety about tickets or towed vehicles following snow storms.

Mitchell police have issued a good number of tickets and called for several vehicles to get towed on snow emergency routes following the latest winter blasts that have socked the city.

Anyone parked on snow emergency routes is subject to ticketing or towing when the city declares a snow emergency.

To the people who were irate about getting tickets, move your vehicle. It's that simple. We have snow emergency routes for safety reasons. Those streets need to be cleared quickly after storms.

While winter is hopefully winding down, climatologists say March is expected to be colder and have more precipitation than average. So, for the rest of the cold season, we hope to see more law-abiding citizens so officers aren't forced to write tickets and tow vehicles.

CHEERS to South Dakota's high school wrestlers who competed in the state tournament over the weekend.

There were high-profile matches, exciting finishes and state champions crowned. Wrestling is a brutal sport, but the thrill of victory for individuals is unlike anything else.

We applaud all the athletes who battled through the long season and put their best effort forth at state.

HISSES to the so-far thin crowd for Mitchell's mayor race.

One person, Councilman Mel Olson, has declared publicly intentions to run for Mitchell mayor. We're glad to see Olson in the race, but we'd certainly like to see at least one more candidate to give Mitchell citizens a choice on the ballot.

Here's to hoping someone steps forward in the coming weeks.