Changes to Mitchell following building demolition
Nancy Sullivan was closing up her shop on the corner of 1st Avenue and Lawler Street when she heard a loud noise outside.
A 150-year journey continues: Boyd family wagon exhibit officially opens
In 1878, John and Eliza Boyd traveled to Dakota Territory and settled in Lake County. Almost 150 years later, their wagon is one of the centerpieces of the Lake County Museum and has just been celebrated with a grand opening of a new exhibit. The exhibit, which opened Thursday, features...
Longtime Mitchell Parks and Rec Director Randy Ahrendt passes away
Longtime Mitchell Parks and Recreation Director Randy Ahrendt passed away last week at the age of 72. Ahrendt served as parks and recreation director in Mitchell for 20 years. Ahrendt was born in Pierre and after graduating from Onida High School in 1970, joined the Army and graduated from SDSU with a degree in Park Management. He worked in the Watertown Park and Forestry Department before moving to Mitchell and becoming parks and recreation director. Upon his retirement, he was awarded with a key to the City of Mitchell. Randy Ahrendt is survived by his wife Anita and three children. Services were held this past weekend.
LAIC sends survey, eyes new funding
The Lake Area Improvement Corporation's (LAIC) pursuit of a childcare and early education center in Madison has been widely publicized over the last year, and as the project continues to gain momentum, the LAIC is turning its attention to strengthening its financial backbone. On Monday, the LAIC will be sending...
Portion of North Ohlman Avenue to be closed beginning Monday, December 4th
North Ohlman will be closed from 8th Avenue to 23rd Avenue, or Cemetery Road, starting at 9 AM on Monday, December 4th and will reopen on Friday, December 8th for Utility Improvements. Please use alternate routes.
Artesian Gears Up for Annual Family Festival and Fireworks Extravaganza
The town of Artesian is abuzz with excitement as it gears up for its annual Artesian Family Festival & Thunder Valley Fireworks Show, a lynchpin in the community's Independence Day festivities. Set against the picturesque backdrop of the Tumwater Valley Golf Course, the festival kicks off at 6:00 p.m. on July 4th, offering an evening packed with music, culinary delights, and activities that promise fun for the entire family. A $10 parking fee is the only charge for an event that prides itself on being accessible to all, with free entry serving as an open invitation to join in the celebrations.
Dec. 1 Girls Basketball Roundup - Kayla Papendick scores 31 points in Canistota's season-opening win vs. Deubrook Area
WHITE — Kayla Papendick poured in 31 points and Canistota outlasted Deubrook Area for a girls basketball win on Friday. Papendick nailed five 3-pointers and finished 6 of 8 from the free-throw line. Bailey Spicer added 16 points and Natalie Becker scored eight points. For Deubrook Area, Delaney Pedersen...
Jim Haskamp resigns after 36 seasons as Hanson head football coach
ALEXANDRIA — Jim Haskamp will play a different role at high school football games next fall — grandpa. The long-time Hanson High School football coach has resigned after 36 years as head coach of the Beavers. He’s still going to be around the sport, but just in a different setting.
'Dakota Life: Greetings from Madison' coming to Dakota Cinema
Madison is hitting the big screen in a free showing of "Dakota Life: Greetings from Madison" at Dakota Cinema on Monday at 7 p.m. The program is the newest episode of South Dakota Public Broadcasting's "Dakota Life" series, which showcases towns across the state, sharing the stories of local residents, businesses and organizations.
New Murals Featuring Famous South Dakotans Going Up at the Corn Palace
Discover the exciting new murals going up at the world's only Corn Palace in Mitchell. After a gap year, the 2024 theme celebrates famous South Dakotans, with murals featuring NBA legend Mike Miller and Olympic gold medalist Billy Mills among others.
Madison’s Magical Christmas is Saturday
It’s going to be a busy day in Madison on Saturday with Madison’s Magical Christmas. The day will start at 9:30 with Day with Santa at the downtown City Armory. Kids will get a chance to get their picture taken with Santa and do some fun activities. Throughout the day there will be activities and specials at various businesses in Madison. Activities include face painting, photos with Frosty, Milk & Cookies with the Grinch, kids crafts, free movies, free swimming and more. The day finishes with the 2nd Annual KJAM Parade of Lights at 5:30 pm on Egan Ave in Madison. The parade will end at 2nd Street with the Community Tree Lighting with a “Live Nativity” in the Dairy Queen parking lot. There will also be a soup supper taking place at the downtown Madison Armory starting at 6:00 p.m. This will be a free-will donation, with the money raised going to support the Madison High School After-Prom Party. If you can’t make it to the parade it will be live streamed on AmazingMadison.com.
Madison Master Singers Christmas Concerts
A Madison group is helping kick off the holiday season with concerts this weekend. The Madison MasterSingers will present their Christmas concert tonight in Howard. The concert will start at 7:30 p.m. at Bethany Lutheran Church in Howard. A second concert will be held on Sunday in Madison. The Madison...
Today the gas price is close to $2.87 in Madison as of 2023-11-30. Find the available station near you.
Photo from Unsplash and unrelated to the city. For most people, it is a constant necessity of life to manage gas prices. The national average price for a gallon of regular-grade gas on Thursday is $3.246, a week ago the price is $3.268 , according to AAA.
Area Students Competing this Weekend at the State Oral Interp Festinal
Several area high school students will compete this weekend in the 114th annual state Oral Interpretation Festival, going on Friday and Saturday at Harrisburg High School. There are three Madison High School students competing in different categories in the Class A state festival: Calvin Martin in Serious Reading, Olivia Bonner in Oratory, as well as Martin and Spencer Reverts in Duet.
2023 Annual Parade of Lights winners
The Annual Parade of Lights was held last night on Mitchell’s Main Street. There were 54 entries and 63 total vehicles in the 2023 event. Eight winners were chosen in nine categories. Small Business. Best Use of Theme: MidWest Service & Platinum Entertainment. Best Use of Lights: Zach Scott...
Weekend ahead looks dry, slightly warmer than average
After a relatively chilly Thanksgiving holiday, the projected temperature highs are all above freezing, nixing most hopes for a snowy wonderland as local Christmas festivities get started this weekend. The National Weather Service and The Weather Channel both predict Madison having little to no chance of any snowfall for the...
Eight DSU volleyball athletes earn NAIA Scholar Athlete award
The National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) released the 2023 Daktronics NAIA Women's Volleyball Scholar-Athletes. The 2023 list features 1,200 student-athletes who achieved at least 3.5 cumulative grade point average (GPA) at their institution. In order to be nominated by an institution's head coach or sports information director, a student-athlete...
What is farm management education?
As an instructor with the South Dakota Center for Farm and Ranch Business Management program, I am frequently asked that question. It usually takes several minutes to explain my duties, as they encompass many different areas. The most confusing fact seems to be that the program is designed around one-on-one instruction and tailored to meet the needs of all types of farming operations.
Any way you slice it, meat lockers remain vital to rural communities
A dream was realized in 1990 when Nowell “Shorty” Hofer began construction on Shorty’s Locker and retail store on the edge of Mitchell. When Shorty passed away from cancer in 2021, he left a hole in the community and an uncertain future for the local meat locker.
Hints from Heloise
Dear Heloise: I am so delighted to read a recent column from another lady over 80 who enjoys hanging her clothes outside. I’m with you, my dear! I thoroughly enjoy being out in the fresh air, and since my umbrella-type clothesline is out at the back patio, it can’t be seen from the street out front.