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Mitchell's Main Street is in the process of saying goodbye to another building, ending a piece of history to the city's downtown. Built in the early 1900s, the former Palace City Pawn Shop building located at 115 and 117 N. Main St. has been deemed a nuisance by the city of Mitchell, and a pending verbal agreement with the property owner Austin McPeek seeks to have the building bulldozed May 1.
Though Carly Goodhart's vocals and beauty helped the Sisseton native earn the coveted Miss Mitchell crown Saturday night, it was her meaningful platform that touched the hearts of judges. Emphasizing a platform about heart health, Goodhart, of Sioux Falls, claimed the title of 2019 Miss Mitchell from a field of four contestants Saturday night at the Mitchell School District Performing Arts Center.
BRIDGEWATER — Authorities are responding to a plane crash in McCook County Sunday afternoon. The crash was reported in the area of 263rd Street and 440th Avenue in the southern part of the county, located 1 mile west of U.S. Highway 81. The first report about the crash came shortly after 2:30 p.m., and the area of the crash is located 6 1/2 miles east of Bridgewater, 8 miles west of Canistota, and 12 miles south of Salem.
The Mitchell Skating and Hockey Association is appealing the penalty handed down by the South Dakota Amateur Hockey Association, which bans the boys varsity and junior varsity teams from postseason play.
In its first meeting of 2019, the Mitchell City Council dealt with more taxi service concerns Monday night, putting the end to one service's bid to renew its license and putting a second under more scrutiny for alleged tax concerns.
Addressing structural reparations for the Canal Bridge on North Harmon Drive will be a focal point for the Mitchell City Council during its regular 6 p.m. meeting Monday at City Hall. The city council will take action on whether to approve the submission of an application for a South Dakota Bridge Improvement Grant (BIG) that is estimated to cost $267,610, and the city of Mitchell has committed to paying 20 percent of the total cost, which would be $53,522, according to the council agenda.
Losing her 9-year-old daughter to a drunk driver in 2012 is something Jeanie Morgan has been coping with for seven years. The death of her daughter Bella prompted Morgan to help prevent other mothers having to go through the same pain of losing a child to drunk driving. Thus, Bella's Vans was born on New Year's Eve night, as two vans driving around Mitchell with the words "In loving memory of Bella Morgan" painted on the windows were providing safe transportation in the Mitchell area throughout the night from 10 p.m. to 3 a.m.
On a bitter Sunday morning following the three-day December snowstorm, Shane Taylor was at work clearing knee-high snow from Lake Mitchell's bike trails. After shoveling an inch of snow from a section of the biking trails near Camp Arroya, Taylor fired up his gas-powered snow rig to begin what he and other brave winter trail riders call winter trail grooming.
For 38 consecutive years, Doug Duitman and Kent Botsford have traveled 517 miles from their Fond du Lac, Wisconsin home to hunt the fields of South Dakota for pheasants. With the traditional pheasant hunting season nearing its end, Duitman and Botsford noted some advantages of hunting toward the end of the season and made sure to get their hunting fix before the season officially concludes Jan. 6, 2019. "The birds are concentrated and it makes for a good hunt, and we saw a lot of birds today," Botsford said.
MOUNT VERNON — A Mount Vernon residence is a complete loss following a Sunday fire in which two women escaped without injuries. First responders were dispatched to the scene at approximately 2:15 p.m., while the Mount Vernon volunteer fire department were the first to arrive at the 305 W. Second St. home. When first responders arrived, the home was filling up with heavy smoke coming from inside of the house. "We had to go in and rescue the lady in the wheelchair, and the other lady made it out on her own," Mount Vernon firefighter Steve Gerlach said.