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Mitchell City Council approves sale of Kelley property

The Mitchell City Council approved the sale of the city-owned Kelley property at Lake Mitchell. Mitchell City Attorney Justin Johnson says the property will be sold for $1.59 million. The sale includes some additional land that has not been listed as surplus. The city purchased 371 acres of land along...
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Mitchell garbage collection for 4th of July holiday

Due to the observance of Independence Day on Monday, July 4th, the garbage will be collected one day later than your normal schedule. The city will be collecting garbage Tuesday, July 5th through Saturday, July 9th, for the holiday week. Recycling will be on the same schedule as the garbage...
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Mitchell City Council to hold special session regarding Kelley property

The Mitchell City Council will hold a special meeting this evening at 5 PM at City Hall in downtown Mitchell. After an executive session, the lone agenda item is action to consider a pending offer on the city-owned Kelley property at Lake Mitchell. The property and house recently listed at $2.2 million, and at last week’s Mitchell City Council meeting, Mayor Bob Everson said the city had received a “serious offer”. The city acquired the home in 2019 along with 371 acres of land near Lake Mitchell on which the city is building a wetland to reduce phosphorus flow into the lake. The 10,000 square-foot house initially listed for $3.5 million. It includes a gated entrance, a pond, and 8 acres of land. Tonight’s meeting is open to the public. It is also televised locally and streamed on the city’s YouTube channel.

Mitchell School Board approves 2022-23 budget

The Mitchell School Board approved the 2022-23 budget at its meeting on Monday. The budget will be just over $34 million. The general fund budget is $21.6 million, the capital outlay budget is $4.8 million, the special education budget is $5.3 million, and the food service budget is $2.3 million. The board also approved budget supplements for the 2021-22 budget in the amounts of $447,000 for the general fund, $276,775 for the capital outlay fund, $52,000 for the special education fund, and $459,000 for the capital project fund. The Mitchell Technical College 2022-23 budget of just over $29 million was also approved on Monday.

Kids Night at I-90 Speedway

Last weekend was Kids Night at the I-90 Speedway in Hartford with Paramount Racing Series. There were four different classes of cars, with 17 or more entries for each class. The classes that took the track were the IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Cars, Late Model Street Stocks, USRA B-Modifieds, and the USRA Hobby Stocks.

Rev. Theodore Reuben Bader, 94, Parkston

Parkston – Rev. Theodore Reuben Bader, 94, died at Avera St. Benedict Hospital in Parkston on Friday, June 24, 2022. Funeral service will be Tuesday, June 28, 2022 at 2:00 PM at Parkston Congregational Church in Parkston with committal service following in Parkston Protestant Cemetery. Visitation will be Monday, June 27, 2022 from 5 – 8 PM at Parkston Congregational Church in Parkston with a prayer service at 7:00 PM. Memorials may be directed to Jean McLaury, PO Box 153, Elk Point, SD 57025.

Paul Roesler

Paul Roesler, 90, passed away on June 26, 2022 at the Madison Regional Health System. Funeral services will begin on Wednesday, June 29 at 10 am at Center Free Lutheran Church, 44313 245th St, Salem, SD. Burial will be held at 12:30 pm at the Spencer Cemetery. Visitation with family present will be held on Tuesday from 5 – 7 pm with a 7 pm prayer service at Kinzley Funeral Home, Madison.

Congressman Dusty Johnson To Hold Farm Bill Roundtable Discussion

South Dakota Congressman Dusty Johnson along with House Agriculture Committee Ranking Member, Glen “GT” Thompson will host a farm bill roundtable scheduled for Tuesday afternoon at a farm near Bridgewater, South Dakota. The farm bill roundtable will start at 3:00 p.m. at the Stahl Farm located at 43384 261st Street north of Bridgewater.

Caden Hinker Skills Camp announced for July 19-21

MITCHELL — Kernels Boys Basketball on Twitter today announced the addition of the Caden Hinker Skills Camp to the summer roster of camps available to Mitchell area athletes this summer. The Camp will be held July 19-21 and is open to grades 3-8. More information can be found at the following link:

Mel’s Musings – Vietnam remembered

The traveling Vietnam War Memorial will be in Parkston, South Dakota from Wednesday, June 29th through Monday, July 4th. All are invited to come view the wall and to participate in the various activities and celebrations held on those days. A full calendar of events can be found at