Dakota Wesleyan University removes ACT and SAT requirement

High school students looking to apply at Dakota Wesleyan University will now be able to apply without submitting an ACT or SAT score. With an aim to increase access for all students, DWU has created …

Mitchell man arrested in Ft. Pierre following a high speed chase

A Mitchell man was arrested Friday night after leading Pierre area law enforcement on a high-speed pursuit through both Pierre and Fort Pierre.  Hughes County Sheriff Darin Johnson says 23 year-old Hunter Van Ash of …

Mitchell School District Weekly COVID-19 Update

Dear Mitchell School District Parent,   COVID-19 Report by Building: Data as of 10.2.2020. Three different categories of affected students/employees will be reported: Active Case Count (Those with active cases of COVID-19.) Total Confirmed Case …

NextEra Energy Resources Donates Equipment to Mitchell Technical College’s Wind Turbine Technology Program

Mitchell Technical College announced today that its Wind Turbine Technology program received a valuable donation of wind turbine equipment from NextEra Energy Resources, LLC to help enhance students’ learning opportunities and provide hands-on training. “With …

Mitchell Area Safehouse awarded Justice for Families Grant

The Mitchell Area Safehouse has been awarded the Prevention Grant through the Office of Justice, Office of Violence against Women. This grant allows the Mitchell Area Safehouse to provide comprehensive community based efforts to develop …

Mitchell School District weekly COVID-19 update

Here’s the weekly Mitchell School District update from Superintendent Joe Graves: The main point of this update going forward will be to report to you any COVID-19 cases that are relevant to our schools.  Three …

DWU announces Clarke Award recipents

Paula Mazzer has been awarded the prestigious Clarke Award for Teaching Excellence. The Clarke Award, first instituted in the 1996-97 year, was endowed by John and the late Vicki Clarke as an award to be …

Mitchell homecoming activities curtailed

The Mitchell School District’s 2020 Homecoming activities are being curtailed. Superintendent Joe Graves notified students, parents, staff and others in the following letter: When we began this school year, we did so with three priorities: …

Governor Kristi Noem Announces $1.663 Million Loan for Mitchell Wastewater System Improvements

Gov. Kristi Noem announced the Board of Water and Natural Resources has approved a $1,663,000 Clean Water State Revolving Fund loan for the City of Mitchell to make wastewater lift station improvements. The loan will …

Dakota Wesleyan University announces its 2020 Homecoming Royalty

MITCHELL, S.D. — Dakota Wesleyan University crowned its homecoming royalty Monday night during Coronation. Logan Amundson, of Watertown, and Wyatt Voelker of Newcastle, Wyo., were named the DWU homecoming queen and king for 2020. Logan …

Mitchell School District reports three active COVID-19 cases as of Friday in weekly update

COVID-19 Report by Building: Data as of                                                                                                                 Total Confirmed               Recovered Active Cases       Case Count                         Case Count Longfellow Elementary School:                                  0                              0                                              0 Gertie Belle Rogers Elementary School:                  1                              1                                              0 L.B. Williams Elementary School:                               …

Dakota Wesleyan University continues to flourish despite uncertain times

During a year where many would say that odds are stacked against higher education, specifically small colleges and universities, Dakota Wesleyan University continues to show signs of positive momentum heading into the 2020-21 academic year. …

State Railroad Board Accepts Proposal to Purchase the Mitchell to Rapid City Railroad Line

The South Dakota State Railroad Board (Board) accepted a proposal today for possible acquisition of the state-owned Mitchell to Rapid City Railroad (MRC) Line. The proposal was presented by Watco Companies who have ownership in …

Two Mitchell businesses honored for employing people with disabilities

The 2020 Governor’s Awards were presented Tuesday to seven individuals and businesses across the state to recognize their contributions toward the rehabilitation and employment of people with disabilities. Governor Kristi Noem presented the award for …

Mitchell man removed from school board meeting for refusing to wear a facemask

Police escorted a Mitchell man from Monday’s school board meeting for refusing to wear a face mask required by the district. Reed Bender refused board president Deb Olson’s request several times. Superintendent Joe Graves called …

Mitchell School District Weekly Update-September 11th

September 11, 2020 Dear Mitchell School District Parent, The main point of this update going forward will be to report to you any COVID-19 cases that are relevant to our schools.  Three different categories of …

A green and yellow convoy arrives at Mitchell Technical College

A convoy of green and yellow farm implements rolled into Mitchell Technical College Thursday as part of a donation by C&B Operations of Mitchell. It included eight tractors, a loader, a baler, compact excavator, a …

Mitchell Technical College Selected for FAA Training Program

Mitchell Technical College has announced that the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has selected its Geospatial Technologies program for the Unmanned Aircraft Systems-Collegiate Training Initiative program or the UAS-CTI. According to MTC program director Devon Russell, …

Boyds Gunstocks and Mitchell School District Food Service receive outstanding employer awards

The South Dakota Board of Vocational Rehabilitation, Board of Service to the Blind and Visually Impaired and the Statewide Independent Living Council accepted nominations to recognize individuals and employers for their contributions to improving employment …

Local agricultural organization says thank you

The Davison-Hanson Farm Bureau said thanks Tuesday to Dispatch, EMS, Fire, Police and Sheriff’s Offices for working to keep communities safe, secure and healthy. Farm Bureau’s Cindy Foster, Linda Bannwarth and Heather Lenz made the …