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Former MADC executive director takes similar job in Watertown

It didn’t take long for the Watertown Development Company to name a new executive director. Less than two weeks after Chris Schilken left the job, its been announced that Mark Vaux will replace him. Vaux has ties to Watertown. His parents were born and raised there, and his grandfather was the former Watertown police chief. …

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Avera Queen Of Peace Plans April 23 Walk-In Vaccination Clinic

Avera Queen of Peace Hospital will host a walk-in COVID-19 vaccination clinic from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, April 23, in the Avera Patient Financial Services building located at 1308 West 15th Avenue (on the Highway 37 bypass next to Floor to Ceiling). Scheduled appointments are preferred for planning purposes, but will not be …

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A Perfect Ending to a Perfect Season for Mitchell Friend de Coup

Friend De Coup earned Grand Champion, Best Vocals and Best Choreography awards during the 2021 Show Choir Live Virtual Competition on April 10. Twenty-eight choirs from Alabama, Georgia, Indiana, Iowa, Massachusetts, Mississippi, Missouri, Ohio, South Dakota and Wisconsin competed for the championship during three separate weeks of virtual competitions in February and March with the …

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Mandatory 10-digit dialing set to begin in South Dakota

–Beginning on April 24, South Dakotans are encouraged to start using 10-digit dialing (605 area code + phone number) to make all local phone calls. This transition is a necessary first step in the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) move to establish 988 as a new three-digit dialing code for the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline and …

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Mitchell United Way 2022 funding application deadline for new agencies is May 3rd

David Stevens, Executive Director of the Mitchell United Way, would like to remind any 501(c) (3)   Tax Exempt Organizations that are not currently a United Way approved agency need to have their applications completed and returned to the United Way office located at 417 N Main, Suite #103 no later than May 3, 2021. If …

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Avera Launches Online Appointment Option for COVID Vaccines

Vaccinations in South Dakota have opened to group 1E and Avera has launched online appointments for the public. Group 1E includes fire service personnel and other critical infrastructure workers: Water and wastewater Energy Finance Food service Food and agriculture Legal Manufacturing Shelter and housing Transportation and logistics Information technology Communications South Dakota residents seeking vaccination …

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Mitchell Regional Habitat for Humanity partners with students and State Farm in a unique fund-raiser

Mitchell Regional Habitat for Humanity is one of 14 groups selected to receive a matching grant from State Farm®.  Mitchell Habitat has been awarded $5,000 and must raise a matching amount through a partnership with a local youth organization.  Several student groups from MCTEA leapt at the opportunity to support Mitchell Habitat’s efforts to increase …

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Mitchell Pizza Hut one of 11 South Dakota locations purchased by a California based group

Mitchell’s Pizza Hut is one of 11 South Dakota franchises recently sold to a California-based group. It’s one of more than 900 franchises across the country purchased by San Francisco, CA, based Flynn Restaurant Group LP. A news release from Flynn Wednesday says they’re the largest franchise operator in America owning brands such as Applebee’s®, …

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DWU McGovern Library hosting a special World War Two exhibit and lecture

At Home & Abroad: South Dakota in World War II, a traveling exhibit from the South Dakota State Historical Society, is currently on display at the McGovern Library on the campus of Dakota Wesleyan University. The exhibit is free and open to the public.  All visitors are asked to follow CDC COVID-19 protocols including masks …

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Mitchell School Board member Lacey Musick decides against seeking re-election

Mitchell School Board member Lacey Musick is no longer seeking re-election. Musick said in an email that she and her husband Kyle decided to relocate their family to Colorado this summer. Musick went on to say she and her husband began discussing the option at the end of February and decided this week, following discussion …

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