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CORSICA -- Voters in the Corsica and Stickney school districts will vote on consolidation Tuesday as the long talked about plan will finally go to the polls. Voters can either vote for or against the measure, which would consolidate the two districts on July 1, 2015, if approved. Both districts need a majority of voters to support the plan to take effect. If either community votes against consolidation, the effort will be defeated. Corsica district residents will vote at the Corsica High School band room, while Stickney voters will cast their ballots at the Stickney Community Building.
Iowa Lakes Community College held its Spring Commencement ceremony on May 9 on the Estherville campus. Samantha Piehl, Mitchell, graduated magna cum laude with an associate in applied science, veterinary technician degree. She was also a presidential scholar. To graduate magna cum laude, students must have a 3.50 to 3.74 GPA. Iowa Lakes Community College offers associate degrees, diplomas and certificates.
BELLEVUE, Neb. -- Bellevue University proudly acknowledges the accomplishments of students who have earned degrees from January through June 2014 -- 813 total, including 247 graduate degrees and 566 bachelor's degrees. Area graduates include William Kinder, Mitchell, with a BS in business. Bellevue University offers more than 50 undergraduate degree programs and 21 graduate degree programs, with more programs in development.
VERMILLION -- Thirty high school students from four Midwestern states were recent guests of the University of South Dakota for the 2014 Summer Accounting Institute. Open to high school sophomores and juniors interested in pursuing careers in accounting or majoring in business, students earned one college credit with the successful completion of the Summer Accounting Institute. Area students completing the five-day institute included: Megan Erickson, Montrose; Shelby Riggs and Noah Thompson, Mitchell; Kyran Medicine Eagle, Chamberlain; and Wade Weber, Emery. This year's institute, which was
Courtney Miller, of Fulton, attended Aerospace Career and Education (ACE) Camp from July 13 to 16 at South Dakota State University in Brookings. While at camp, students used a flight simulator, built and launched rockets, flew planes, observed the aviation section of Lake Area Technical Institute at Watertown, and in Sioux Falls toured Sanford Aviation, Air National Guard, and the air traffic control tower. Twenty-eight high school students from nine states participated. Courtney was one of four students awarded a 50 percent tuition scholarship by the South Dakota Pilots Association.
The Davison County Commissioners are expected to consider a per-month plan to pay for its computer equipment Tuesday. The commissioners will hold their regular meeting Tuesday at 9 a.m. at the Davison County North Offices at 1420 N. Main St. The change would schedule the county's desktops, laptops and servers for replacement every three to five years, as opposed to each department currently coming to the commission when they need a replacement.
A look at news from around the region, as reported by weekly newspapers: Burke SCHOOL TO HOLD FUNDRAISER TO GET AIR CONDITIONING IN GYM: Live and silent auctions have been organized to help the Burke School District install air conditioning in its gym. The "Cool The School" event is being held Aug. 1 at the Burke school alumni golf tournament and Aug. 2 at the alumni banquet, in conjunction with the town's Dog Days celebrations.
•MHS Registration at Mitchell High School will be held from 9 a.m. to noon and from 1 to 4 p.m. on Aug. 4. Any students who did not receive registration packets should call the MHS office at 995-3034. Students new to the district must show a copy of a birth certificate and an immunization record during registration. Lockers will be assigned to all freshmen, new students and any other students who do not have assigned lockers.
The following cases were disposed in Davison County Magistrate Court between May 12 and May 26. • Cole James Searing, 19, Mitchell; speeding on other roadways, $79 fine, $66 costs. • Brooks Lee Pietz, 23, Mitchell; ingest intoxicant other than alcoholic beverage, $400 fine, $84 costs; 60 days in jail; all jail time suspended when he provided a clean UA; conditions: imprisoned in county jail; pay all jail and medical expenses incurred; have no like offenses; obey all laws; pay fines, costs and fees; pay restitution through Clerk of Courts; repay court appointed attorney fees. • Charles Monro