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Local Rotarian gives up post after 27 years

January 28, 2011 in The Daily Republic

The general consensus is that Don Boyden will be a tough act to follow.
Mitchell Rotary Club President Geri Beck said Boyden will officially retire as the service club’s secretary-treasurer this year after 27 years in the position. Dick Rozum will take over his job, and Boyden will continue as the club’s executive secretary, she said. Continue Reading

Paustian, Seberts, Shafer Memorials given awards

January 14, 2011 in The Daily Republic

Chris Paustian almost didn’t go to the Mitchell Area Chamber of Commerce and Mitchell Area Development Corporation’s annual awards and recognition banquet Friday night.
But his wife, Sandi, talked him into it and, after receiving the Community Service Award, he was glad she did.
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Letters to the Editor

October 22, 2010 in The Daily Republic

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After stroke, former MTI president says ‘I’ve never been one for self-pity’

October 13, 2010 in The Daily Republic

Chris Paustian considers himself a lucky guy. Two months after a stroke numbed his left side, he’s already up and moving. Paustian, 68, retired in June 2008 after serving nearly 24 years as president of Mitchell Technical Institute. Mitchell Superintendent of Schools Joe Graves dubbed Paustian “Mr. MTI” for his dedication and tireless leadership. Trips to doctors’ offices and physical therapy were not how Paustian envisioned spending his retirement. “I would prefer that this didn’t happen to me, but I’ve never been one for self-pity,” he said in a recent interview at his home. “But my feelings are, ‘Let’s deal with it and move on.’ ” The stroke left him with left-side numbness, a form of hemiplegia in which the muscles on one side of the body are either weakened or paralyzed. Continue Reading