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Local Optimist Club to Sponsor 2nd Annual Oratorical Contest

The Mitchell Area Optimist Club is encouraging area students to speak their minds about the topic “How My Optimism Will Help Me Press On To ‘Greater Achievements of the Future’” as part of the Optimist International Oratorical Contest for the 2014-2015 year.

The Optimist Club will judge the local students’ speeches based on content and presentation to determine the top winners. Winners will receive a cash prize and compete at the district level for the opportunity to win college scholarships. Students under the age of 19 who have not yet graduated from high school or the equivalent are eligible to participate.

The deadline to enter the 2nd annual contest is Friday, March 13, 2015. The contest date is tentatively planned for March 24, 2015. Students wishing to participate in the oratorical contest can find out more about the contest by contacting Vicki Adams at 605-999-2652 or vadams@cortrustbank.com.

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United Blood Service January Schedule

Fri, Jan 23rd at 12:30-6pm Menno, SD at Grace Lutheran Church – Fellowship Hall Roberta Stoebner at 387-5642 or go to www.bloodhero.com and enter code: menno

Mon, Jan 26th from 3-6:30pm Salem, SD at Salem United Church – Fellowship Hall
Sponsor: McCook Central Elementary School Nancy Pretre at 630-0664 or go to www.bloodhero.com and enter code: mccook

Mon, Jan 26th from 1-6pm White River, SD at Sacred Heart Hall – Parish Hall
Sponsor: American Legion Donna Ryberg at 259-3372 or  go to www.bloodhero.com
and enter code: whiteriver

Tues, Jan 27th from 3-6pm Stickney, SD at St. Mary’s Catholic Church – Fellowship Hall
Sponsor: Helping Hands Cheryl Dethlefsen at 732-4275 or go to www.bloodhero.com
and enter code: stickney

Thurs, Jan 29th from 1:45-6pm Alexandria, SD at St. Mary’s Catholic Church – Fellowship Hall Sponsor: Lutheran Church Liz Soladay at 770-0767 or  go to www.bloodhero.com
and enter code: alexandria

This schedule is subject to change, since unforeseen events cause drive cancellations. For more information call United Blood Services at 605-996-3688. Donors please bring a picture ID and eat prior to donating.

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First Annual Project Connect Day

The First Annual Project Connect Day will be at the First United Methodist Church in Mitchell on January 27th from 4:00pm-6:30pm.
For more information please contact Kathie Tupper at 605-995-8141.

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Mitchell Skating Academy – Practice ice – Join Anytime

Tonight is Open Ice for all Mitchell Skating Academy members – Prospective members are always welcome to come and check us out.

The Mitchell Skating Academy is one of Mitchell’s newest opportunities for children, youth and families in the Mitchell area. Mitchell Skating Academy was formed in the spring of 2014 by a group of parents who were inspired by their children’s love of skating. As a member of United States Figure Skating Association, the national governing body for the sport of figure skating, we are of committed to promoting excellence in figure skating through quality coaching, practice and classes. Our program offers basic skills instruction as well as specialized classes in ice dance, choreography and performance, adult skating – even therapeutic skating for individuals with developmental disabilities.

ice skating

Mitchell Skating Academy – Practice ice – Join Anytime

Tonight is Open Ice for all Mitchell Skating Academy members – Prospective members are always welcome to come and check us out.

The Mitchell Skating Academy is one of Mitchell’s newest opportunities for children, youth and families in the Mitchell area. Mitchell Skating Academy was formed in the spring of 2014 by a group of parents who were inspired by their children’s love of skating. As a member of United States Figure Skating Association, the national governing body for the sport of figure skating, we are of committed to promoting excellence in figure skating through quality coaching, practice and classes. Our program offers basic skills instruction as well as specialized classes in ice dance, choreography and performance, adult skating – even therapeutic skating for individuals with developmental disabilities.

Sports

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This weekend’s sports schedule

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A complete look at this weekend's sports schedule.

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This week’s top sports shots

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A look back at some of the biggest and best moments in sports this week.

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NFL conducts dozens of interviews into ‘DeflateGate’

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The NFL said evidence thus far supports the conclusion that under-inflated footballs were used by the Patriots.

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Golden State’s Curry tops LeBron in All-Star voting

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Stephen Curry rode a late surge to become the top overall vote-getter for the NBA All-Star game.

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Friday’s Sports Minute

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A look at some of the big sports stories making headlines today, Friday, Jan. 23.

National

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Making headlines this week

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A man rides a horse through a bonfire as part of a ritual in honor of Saint Anthony the Abbot,…

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Oil rises after death of Saudi king, but effect seen muted

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Oil prices have plummeted nearly 60 percent since June as global supplies have soared.

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House GOP divisions emerge under pressure to govern

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The most conservative lawmakers in the House Republican majority have gotten their way a lot in recent years but that may be starting to change.

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Netanyahu basks in Congress invitation, may shake U.S. ties

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Benjamin Netanyahu's decision to address Congress offers him publicity, but may also have shaken the balance of U.S.-Israel ties.

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New Saudi King seeks to reassure on succession policy

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King Abdullah, a longtime U.S. ally, died early on Friday after a short illness.

Lifestyle

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Whiskey, bourbon bringing cheer to the spirits market

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We're drinking more wine, bourbon, and whiskey than ever before.

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If your boss is a bully, science says ‘fight back’

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If you’ve ever had a boss who yelled at employees, ridiculed or intimidate them, new research suggests a little payback might be good.

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Washington state could raise smoking age to 21

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Washington state could become the only state to raise its legal age for smoking tobacco to 21 from 18.

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Facebook cracks down on fake news

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Facebook has taken steps to clamp down on "hoaxes" and fake news stories that can spread like wildfire.

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Gym time won’t cancel out all that sitting around we’re doing

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It’s well known that too much sitting time is bad for our health but it turns out it might be worse than we thought.

Weird

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Prisoners are not-so-pretty in pink

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The new uniforms at one jail are quite the fashion statement.

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‘Death by chocolate’ a real-life problem for New Hampshire bears

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Wildlife officials hope to curb the use of chocolate as bait by hunters seeking to entire their prey with a sweet treat.

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Fake baby from ‘American Sniper’ deserves an Oscar

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The blockbuster film starring Bradley Cooper may be controversial, but one thing not up for debate is that this baby is fake!

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Hey, your lottery ticket smells like bacon!

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Lottery ticket buyers in New Hampshire who dream of bringing home the bacon now can smell it, too.

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Boy, 5, gets bill for birthday party ‘no-show’

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When little Alex Nash had to miss a friend's birthday party, his parents were sent a bill for a "no-show fee."

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Thomas Rhett sings Bruno Mars’ hit – and nails it!

Watch the video of the talented Thomas Rhett.

Woman steals TV under her skirt!

Watch this quick thief.  How is she able to walk out so smoothly?  Police are still looking for the woman…

Luke Bryan Coming to Denny Sanford Premier Center

Find out how to get your tickets!

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WATCH: A ‘bad lip reading’ of the year in football

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A look back on what NFL players (maybe) said this year.

News

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This weekend in entertainment history

In this film publicity image released by 20th Century Fox, the character Neytiri, voiced by Zoe Saldana, left, and the character Jake, voiced by Sam Worthington are shown in a scene from, "Avatar." The film was nominated Tuesday, Feb. 2, 2010 for an Oscar for best picture. The 82nd Academy Awards will be presented on March 7.

A look back on some of Hollywood's most notable headlines.

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If regular people picked the Oscars, ‘American Sniper’ would win

In this image released by Warner Bros. Pictures, Kyle Gallner, left, and Bradley Cooper appear in a scene from "American Sniper."

If ordinary Americans voted for the Academy Awards, the portrait of a sharpshooter in the Iraq war, would be the best picture winner.

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This week’s top country tracks

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LISTEN: This week's top country tracks, according to the latest Billboard chart.

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Elders play Grand Theft Auto V

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They have no problem shooting people, but they refuse to run a red light!

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Prisoners are not-so-pretty in pink

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The new uniforms at one jail are quite the fashion statement.

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Regina Hall almost became a nun

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The "Think Like a Man" star missed out on becoming a nun because some of her "numbers" were too high.

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Gibson gives away guitars with ‘golden tickets’

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The Great Gibson Grab will raise money for the Wounded Warrior Project.

Weather

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Local

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Measles Case Reported In Sioux Falls

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The case is an unvaccinated child under the age of 10.

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Two Scams Surface In Mitchell Area

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One is a debit card scam via telephone, while the other involves the Mitchell School District.

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Several Honored At Mitchell Chamber Banquet

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The event was held Friday night.

Features

Closings & Delays

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Check our closings page before you go out!

Fan Frenzy 2014

FAN FRENZY 2013

Are You Ready for Some Football?!?

Good Neighbor Award

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Nominate a person from your community who is a Good Neighbor!

Menards How To Center

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Check Out the Latest How To Center Video’s from Menards Around The House Series