Palace City Profiles is an ongoing series of community members’ stories, introducing us to our neighbors and the individuals who live and/or work in Mitchell. Nick and Laura Wenande weren’t sure they’d come home to Mitchell after being away for seven years. “We kept our options open,” Nick said. “We were looking for the right fit.”
When Mark and Jodi Wilson moved to Mitchell, Jodi stipulated that it was for no more than five years. That was in 2002. Now this family of four can't see much reason to leave. "It's the perfect size," said Mark. "We can find anything we need, and there's so much to do."
Palace City Profiles is an ongoing series of community members' stories, introducing us to our neighbors and the individuals who live and/or work in Mitchell. Connecting with people may be Jared Neilan's superpower — in fact, it's a key part of why he's in Mitchell and how he does his job every day. He came to Mitchell to attend Dakota Wesleyan University because of a successful college visit; he clicked with those he met and felt comfortable on campus from the start. "It was the best decision I ever made," Jared says of his choice to enroll at DWU.
Even though Jennifer Ray only spent five years of her young life in Mitchell, they were formative years that continued to pull at her long after she left. "We moved here when I was in eighth grade, and I consider Mitchell my hometown," Jen said. "In fact, when I lived in California and Georgia, I went by the nickname Dakota."