City of Mitchell to begin plowing east-west streets starting at 5am Wednesday

The plowing of east-west streets within the City will begin at 5:00 am December 30th, Wednesday morning. Any vehicles parked on the east – west streets at that time will be subject to ticket and towing. Plowing of North – South streets will begin around 9:00 am. We will issue notice prior to starting them. …

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City of Mitchell Declares Snow Emergency

The City of Mitchell is declaring a snow emergency effective at 9:30 am Tuesday, December 29th in anticipation of the expected snowfall amounts and rate of snowfall . All vehicles shall be removed from Snow Emergency Routes or they will be subject to ticket and towing. NO PARKING will be allowed on Snow Emergency Routes …

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Avera Queen of Peace Hospital Administers First Doses of COVID-19 Vaccine Saturday

Now that the Food and Drug Administration has approved emergency use of the COVID-19 vaccines, Avera has been administering the first doses that have been allocated by the state to frontline health care workers. A clinic was held at Avera Queen of Peace Hospital Saturday to begin the distribution process to these employees. “We at …

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One individual in custody others hurt in Sunday morning shooting incident

Authorities are investigating a shooting incident that took place around 2 am Sunday in the 700 block of South Rowley in Mitchell. The Mitchell Police Department confirms officers responded to a report of a person shooting a gun. Tim Bormann of the South Dakota Attorney General’s office said the incident turned into a pursuit that …

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Mitchell School District weekly COVID-19 update

COVID Report by Building: Data as of 12.16.2020. Longfellow: Active Cases:      0 Total Confirmed Cases: 8 Recovered Count Case: 8 Gertie Belle Rogers: Active Cases:      3 Total Confirmed Cases: 16 Recovered Count Case: 13 L.B. Williams: Active Cases:      2 Total Confirmed Cases: 26 Recovered Count Case: 24 Mitchell Middle School: Active Cases:      3 Total Confirmed …

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Mitchell Technical College honored with an unexpected gift

South Dakota’s nationally recognized colleges, Mitchell Technical College of Mitchell and Lake Area Technical College of Watertown were deeply honored to receive the news that they are the recipients of significant impact gifts from philanthropist and popular novelist, MacKenzie Scott. The announcement, made through social media, states that 384 organizations including Mitchell Technical College and …

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Access information for Monday’s Mitchell School Board meeting

The Mitchell School Board is holding its December 14th meeting virtually. Here are directions for accessing the meeting electronically. The board meeting will be held in virtual format. Members of the public and all interested parties are invited to access the board meeting by calling 1-312-626-6799, then inputting the meeting ID: 939 8842 6462, then …

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Mitchell School District COVID-19 Update

COVID Report by Building: Data as of 12.2.2020. Longfellow: Active Cases:      1 Total Confirmed Cases: 7 Recovered Count Case: 6 Gertie Belle Rogers: Active Cases:      2 Total Confirmed Cases: 7 Recovered Count Case: 5 L.B. Williams: Active Cases:      0 Total Confirmed Cases: 22 Recovered Count Case: 22 Mitchell Middle School: Active Cases:      4 Total Confirmed …

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Mitchell School District Weekly COVID-19 update

COVID Report by Building: Data as of 11.18.2020.   Three different categories of affected students/employees are included here: Active Case Count (Those with active cases of COVID-19.) Total Confirmed Case Count (Both active and recovered cases.) Recovered Case Count (Those who have now recovered from a case of COVID-19.) Longfellow: Active Cases:      2 Total Confirmed …

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Mayor Everson issues executive order mandating the use of facemasks in the city of Mitchell

Mayor Everson has issued Executive Order 2020-04 (link to the executive order is listed below) in response  to COVID-19 that enacts additional restrictions within the City of Mitchell due to the COVID-19 Pandemic and its impact on Davison County.  The new restrictions go into effect immediately, and are effective for a period of 30 days.  …

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Mitchell Chamber, MADC and Main Street and Beyond present awards

The Mitchell Chamber, Development Corporation, and Main Street Annual Recognition Event was held virtually via Zoom on Tuesday, November 17, 2020. This annual event honors and celebrates local businesses and individuals for their commitment to the Mitchell community. The Prairie Family Business Association Award was given to Paulson Air. This award supports family-owned businesses to …

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Mitchell United Way hits a milestone despite pandemic

Despite the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Mitchell United Way managed to exceed its $350,000 campaign goal. Executive Director Dave Stevens says the final tally is $386,024. “We did lower our goal from last year by 20%,” said Stevens. “I’m pleased to announce we’ve exceeded this year’s goal by 10%, so people really stepped …

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Mitchell School District weekly COVID-19 update

COVID Report by Building: Data as of 11.13.2020. Three different categories of affected students/employees are included here: Active Case Count (Those with active cases of COVID-19.) Total Confirmed Case Count (Both active and recovered cases.) Recovered Case Count (Those who have now recovered from a case of COVID-19.) Longfellow: Active Cases:      2 Total Confirmed Cases: …

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DWU offers scholarship funds to transfer students

Beginning January 2021, students who decide to transfer to Dakota Wesleyan University will receive an additional $2,000 in scholarship funds. In addition to the $2,000 transfer scholarship, students will also have opportunities to receive academic, athletic, fine arts and needs based scholarships. “In a time of uncertainty, many students are questioning their path and struggling …

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DWU is revising its January 2021 start date

This January, Dakota Wesleyan University will resume face-to-face classes for on-campus students with one major revision. The first day of classes for the new semester will be Monday, Jan. 18 and not Jan. 11 as originally planned. “In order to create a two-week window between New Year’s Eve and the start of the spring semester, …

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Mitchell School District weekly COVID-19 update

COVID Report by Building: Data as of 11.4.2020. Unfortunately, we will not receive updated COVID data today. Thus, I am reporting the data we received for Wednesday, 11.4.2020, two days ago. Three different categories of affected students/employees are included here: Active Case Count (Those with active cases of COVID-19.) Total Confirmed Case Count (Both active …

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James River bridge to be dedicated to two Parkston soldiers who died in Iraq

The South Dakota Department of Veterans Affairs is hosting a State Bridge Dedication Ceremony to honor Combat Veterans SSG Jason W. Montefering and SGT Jeremiah J. Boehmer. The ceremony will be held Wednesday, November 11, 2020, at 9:00 am  at the Parkston High School Auditorium. The James River Bridge on HWY 44 will be dedicated …

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Mitchell School District releases updated COVID-19 numbers

COVID-19 Report by Building: Data as of 11.2.2020. On Friday, October 30, we received no updated data.  Thus, I am reporting the data we received late yesterday as an update for what we could not report last Friday.) Three different categories of affected students/employees are included here: Active Case Count (Those with active cases of …

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Mitchell School District weekly COVID-19 update

COVID-19 Report by Building: Data as of 10.28.2020. (As today’s data has not yet been provided, I am reporting the most recent data available, which is from Wednesday, two days ago.  Once today’s data is provided, I will send a follow-up to this update.) Three different categories of affected students/employees are included here: Active Case …

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A group of South Dakota organizations say “Mask Up South Dakota”

A group of organizations in South Dakota have joined to recommend and promote masking as COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations surge throughout the state and wider region. Behind a simple message of “Mask Up South Dakota” and a hash tag of #MaskUpSoDak, these organizations include the South Dakota State Medical Association (SDSMA), Monument Health based in …

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