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Mitchell a 'solid academic district' following release of report cards

On Tuesday, the South Dakota Department of Education released its annual report card for each of the state's school district, measuring graduation rates, attendance, proficiency and college readiness. And after seeing Mitchell's results, Superintendent Joe Graves feels "pretty good." The district bo

MITCHELLREPUBLIC.COM - 2017-09-20 13:19:23

Mitchell sweeps Madison in girls tennis dual

The Mitchell High School girls tennis team didn't drop a single match, earning a 9-0 win over Madison in a dual on Tuesday at Hitchcock Park. At Flight 4 singles, Ashley Jones fended off a comeback by Mya Maxwell to win 6-1, 5-7 and 6-1. Sammy Pooley (Flight 1), Avery Larson (Flight 2), Kelsey Dahme

MITCHELLREPUBLIC.COM - 2017-09-20 02:42:37

Mitchell college students well-prepared for Campus Fire Safety Month

With colleges and universities back in session for the fall semester, state and local officials are reminding students to be prepared and educated on fire safety. Last week, Gov. Dennis Daugaard declared September as "Campus Fire Safety Month" in South Dakota. "We have been fortunate here in South D

MITCHELLREPUBLIC.COM - 2017-09-19 17:12:54

SDSU's Stiegelmeier to visit Mitchell QB Club

The group meets at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at The Depot Pub and Grill in downtown Mitchell. The meeting is open to the public. Stiegelmeier's Jackrabbits are ranked No. 4 in country in the coaches poll after a 3-0 start to the season and open conference play Sept. 30 at Youngstown State.

MITCHELLREPUBLIC.COM - 2017-09-19 04:05:14

Mitchell School District launches new online store

It's now easier than ever for the Mitchell community to get their hands on Kernel gear. Thanks to Cory Aadland, activities director of the Mitchell School District, the sale of Kernel apparel and gear has gone digital. "The whole intent here is to make stuff more available for everyone in the commun

MITCHELLREPUBLIC.COM - 2017-09-18 12:45:00

Final talks on $38.6M Mitchell budget expected Monday

Downtown Mitchell will look a little different in the coming years if the city's 2018 budget is approved as is on Monday. Citizens and council members will have their final crack at weighing in on the $38,608,416 budget at Monday's City Council meeting. According to city documents, the expenses in t

MITCHELLREPUBLIC.COM - 2017-09-17 22:55:24

OUR VIEW: The future of journalism

About one year ago, a small group of students battled to keep the Mitchell High School newspaper together. It was significant extra work, some of it thankless. But the hours added up. They captured important moments in journalistic forms, via news stories, opinion editorials and photography. They di

MITCHELLREPUBLIC.COM - 2017-09-20 13:12:51

2017 CP Fest brings in 'impressive' profits

Corn Palace Director Scott Schmidt said he recently finalized the net profits for the annual event, which generated a net profit of $35,639.06 for the city of Mitchell. That's nearly $10,000 more than last year's profit of $26,019.26, Schmidt said. "It's awesome to hear, no doubt about it," said Mit

MITCHELLREPUBLIC.COM - 2017-09-20 13:11:43

Corn Palace social media campaign seeks celebrity mural decorators

As Garth Brooks and Trisha Yearwood prepare for another slate of concerts in Sioux Falls, some Mitchell residents have taken to Facebook and Twitter to bring the pair of country music stars to their hometown. The World's Only Corn Palace kicked off a social media campaign on Monday to try getting th

MITCHELLREPUBLIC.COM - 2017-09-19 23:06:16

Avera Queen of Peace introduces hospitalist program

For Mitchell patients, trips to the hospital will look a bit different. On Monday, a pair of hospitalists began work at Avera Queen of Peace Hospital in Mitchell, changing the look of patient care at the hospital. Queen of Peace is the last regional hospital to employ a hospitalist, so it's not new

MITCHELLREPUBLIC.COM - 2017-09-19 12:45:00

Loneman announces intentions for 2018 City Council run

At first he didn't succeed, but a young Mitchell resident will try a run for City Council again in 2018. Clay Loneman, 23, has thrown his hat into the Ward 1 City Council seat yet again to represent southwestern Mitchell on the eight-person board. But this time, he isn't expected to battle an incumb

MITCHELLREPUBLIC.COM - 2017-09-18 20:02:47

OUR VIEW: Hisses and cheers

CHEERS to the corn crop's comeback following what felt like a devastatingly dry summer. Early indications were grim for South Dakota corn, with a lengthy drought putting future yields at risk. Despite the drought, the nation is looking at its third-highest corn yield in recorded history. Although So

MITCHELLREPUBLIC.COM - 2017-09-18 13:45:00

Avera to host community disaster drill Tuesday

The community can expect to see multiple emergency response vehicles throughout Mitchell on Tuesday. A community-wide disaster drill will be conducted at approximately 1:30 p.m. on Tuesday in Mitchell, causing multiple emergency response vehicles to be at the city's health care facilities. Emergency

MITCHELLREPUBLIC.COM - 2017-09-17 20:00:39

Week of Sept. 18 S.D. Prep Media football and volleyball polls

The South Dakota Prep Media football and volleyball polls for the week of Sept. 18 are listed below, ranking the top-five teams and listing the team's record, points received and ranking in the previous poll. First-place votes received are indicated in parentheses. FOOTBALL Class 11AAA 1. SF Washing

MITCHELLREPUBLIC.COM - 2017-09-18 22:00:00

Simon Says Give: Cops Vs. Kids Competition For A Good Cause

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. - A special event is coming to Sioux Falls this week that's creating some stiff competition between law enforcement and area kids but all for a good cause. Nolan, Ethan and Jennifer from "Simon Says Give" join us today to tell us about what's going on next week.

KDLT - 2017-09-18 22:32:11

Grading SD's education: Math scores slipping

South Dakota school districts' performance was on display Tuesday. And despite statewide averages increasing or remaining steady in most areas, schools struggled in math college readiness, dropping 10 percentage points from the previous year, according to the South Dakota Department of Education rep

MITCHELLREPUBLIC.COM - 2017-09-20 13:41:22

Lee, Parkston claim Pre-Region titles

PIERRE-Parkston's Jacob Lee carded a one-over 73 to win the Pre-Region 3A boys golf meet on Tuesday in Pierre. Lee also helped pace Parkston to the team title as the Trojans finished with a score of 326. Mobridge-Pollock came in second with 355 and Chamberlain finished third (363). Quinn Bormann cam

MITCHELLREPUBLIC.COM - 2017-09-20 02:12:13

Heather Lehr Recognized For Dedication And Supportive Care Of The Elderly

SIOUX FALLS - Heather Lehr is described by one of her colleagues as "a one-woman sunshine club for staff as well as residents." No one is more committed than Heather serving the residents and supporting the staff of Salem Mennonite Home in Freeman, where Heather is a Medication Aide. She often comes

YANKTON DAILY PRESS - 2017-09-18 03:48:00

Is BPA a thing of Halloween nightmares?

(BPT) - Now that fall is underway and you're already growing tired of all the pumpkin-flavored treats, Halloween must not be too far away. That means it's time to head to the store to pick up the trendiest Halloween decor to guarantee a shocked response from trick-or-treaters. But before you do, hav

ALVIN SUN ADVERTISER - 2017-09-19 22:59:00

The key ingredient to a successful school year

(BPT) - Now that school is in session, you've likely returned to the routine of nightly homework and packing lunches in the morning. One thing that helps ensure a safe and successful school year is polycarbonate plastic made from bisphenol A (BPA). BPA is a building-block chemical used to make a pla

ALVIN SUN ADVERTISER - 2017-09-19 22:11:00