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The Mitchell City Council will look to renew the Mitchell Municipal Airport agreement with Wright Brothers Aviation during its 6 p.m. Monday meeting at City Hall.
Cosplay fans donning their unique costumes and portraying fictional characters united Saturday in Mitchell for the first time for the inaugural Dakota Dungeon Con convention. The all-day Comic Con-like event featured a handful of retro video game and anime-themed vendors who offered their products to the public. Pokemon key-chains, original anime artwork pieces and Super Mario coasters were just a few items the vendors offered at the Davison County Fairgrounds.
As Richard Royce stretched his legs and prepared for a 5K run on Friday night, he was thinking of his mother who survived breast cancer five years ago. Royce was one of roughly 30 participants competing in the 22nd annual Heart and Sole Cancer Walk and Run's 5K race, which took place in front of the Mitchell Middle School. While Royce ran for his mother, he was also motivated to run for his step sister who died from heart cancer. "This run means a lot for me," Royce said. "I think about them throughout the whole 5k run."
Ryker Earls is a fighter. From enduring nearly 20 rounds of chemotherapy to undergoing a stem cell transplant, the 2-year-old has spent his young life battling a rare autoimmune deficiency known as Wiskott-Aldrich syndrome. "He's been through so much in his first two years of life, but it's miraculous how he is overcoming it all," said Emily Earls, the mother of Ryker. "It has been a journey for our family."
North Dakota State University professors spearheading the Lake Mitchell Community Use Plan met with city officials Tuesday evening to identify common goals for improving the lake. Following the Parks and Recreation Board meeting at City Hall, the NDSU professors encouraged members of the Mitchell City Council and Parks and Recreation Board to present their ideas and suggestions for helping improve water quality and recreation opportunities at Lake Mitchell.
A change of the city's zoning ordinance code in 2012 has created some issues for two Mitchell businesses and their current parking lot plans seven years later.
Community members and tourists browsed through a handful of local craft and fresh produce vendors on Thursday, while listening to the acoustic music during the first Farmers Market. It's exactly what Maria Payne envisioned this year's Mitchell Farmers Market to look like. Payne is the James Valley Community Center (JVCC) Activities Coordinator and manages the farmers market, and she's been focusing her efforts to highlight more local artists and agriculture producers at the weekly event at the Corn Palace Plaza.
As the dilapidated Third Avenue and Main Street building continues to corrode, Megan Sabers' nearby local business has worked around Mitchell's downtown eyesore.
While the Carnegie Resource Center is a vital piece of Mitchell's history, upkeep for the 116-year-old building is a constant challenge. One of those challenges is the corroding wall on the exterior of the building, and the Mitchell Area Historical Society has been focusing its efforts on getting the wall repaired. The society purchased the former Carnegie Library building from the city in 2006 for $1.
Thanks to Jessica Skinner, a local 2-year-old child battling a rare medical condition found himself a village of support. Skinner has been met with plenty of challenges in 13 years of operating a Mitchell day care. None of those matched welcoming Ryker Earls into her day care a year ago. Earls was diagnosed with an auto immune deficiency syndrome called Wiskott—Aldrich when he was 4 months old. With the support of his new friends and his day care provider, Ryker has been showing signs of steady improvement this past year.