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


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 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 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
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
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
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.


dance at James Valley Community Center

There will be a dance at James Valley Community Center on Tuesday, January 27th, 2014 from 7:00 to 10:00 P.M. with music by Bud Baumiller

Admission $5 (five dollars)
[includes lunch]
Do not have to be a member to attend. All ages are welcome.

In case of inclement weather tune in to: KMIT or KORN or for more information call JVCC at 995-8048

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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.


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Seattle Seahawks' Richard Sherman during media day for NFL Super Bowl XLIX football game Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2015, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Matt York)

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Blizzard hits the northeast, New York spared its brunt

A man walks out of an ocean front house covered in ice during a winter blizzard in Marshfield, Massachusetts January 27, 2015.

As New York and New Jersey lifted travel bans, Massachusetts braces for more snow.

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World leaders join last survivors in recalling Auschwitz

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World leaders joined Auschwitz survivors at the site of the former Nazi death camp to mark 70 years since its liberation by Soviet troops.

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2 officers shot, suspect killed in Minnesota city hall shooting


A man shot two police officers shortly after a swearing in ceremony at a city hall in a Minneapolis suburb.

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‘Life-threatening’ blizzard bears down on East Coast

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Drunk driving less likely in cities with Uber ride services

Uber West Coast Regional Manager William Barnes sits in the back of a car during a photo shoot Friday, Oct. 24, 2014, in Las Vegas. The ride sharing company has begun operations in Nevada.

Mothers Against Drunk Driving works with Uber to establish ride service rights in cities around the world.

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We’re betting big on Valentine’s Day


Americans are feeling sweet about romance this year, with consumers opening up their wallets in the name of love.

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‘Autisms’ a more appropriate term, geneticists say


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‘No-tip’ restaurant offers food for thought on pay, benefits


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Whiskey, bourbon bringing cheer to the spirits market


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


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Holy mackerel! Don’t eat the free fish


This fish tale might be a wee bit hard to stomach.

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San Fran Zoo offering creepy, crawly Valentines


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Bodies ‘left behind’ in funeral home finally buried


Several decomposed bodies and remains left unattended by a Providence funeral home have been laid to rest.

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Prisoners are not-so-pretty in pink


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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!

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Luke Bryan Coming to Denny Sanford Premier Center

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This image provided by Snickers actress Betty White in an advertisement for Snickers to air during the 2010 Super Bowl. White has been voted the Entertainer of the Year by members of The Associated Press.

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Benedict Cumberbatch apologizes for ‘colored’ remark

Benedict Cumberbatch attends a special screening of "The Imitation Game" at the DGA Theater on Monday, Nov. 10, 2014, in Los Angeles.

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Temperature: 37°
High: 46° - Low: 38°


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City Council Discusses Corn Palace Sign

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Two Indicted In Kimball Standoff


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