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BACK IN TIME: Corn Palace Week 1942

September 8, 2014 in Uncategorized

This photo was taken during Corn Palace week in 1942 looking north on Main Street. Only Way Cleaners was located at 503 N. Main St., now trudy david’s Gift Shop. Kowall Tire Service was at 505 N. Main St. Mitchell Monument Works owned by W.P. Holle…continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com

BACK IN TIME: Corn Palace Week 1942

September 8, 2014 in Uncategorized

This photo was taken during Corn Palace week in 1942 looking north on Main Street. Only Way Cleaners was located at 503 N. Main St., now trudy david’s Gift Shop. Kowall Tire Service was at 505 N. Main St. Mitchell Monument Works owned by W.P. Holle…continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com

Civil Air Patrol veteran to be honored with Congressional Gold Medal

September 7, 2014 in Uncategorized

FARMINGTON — If you ever want to get Thomas O’Connor involved in something, you might be well advised to start by convincing his friends.

When the Farmington resident joined the Civil Air Patrol in 1942 as part of the first cadet squadron nati…continue reading on dglobe.com

Portraits and landscapes

September 1, 2014 in Uncategorized

WORTHINGTON — Born in pre-war Vietnam, Liat Smestad has spent most of her life in urban Chicago.

But she also feels a connection to Worthington. It’s the hometown of her husband, Jim Smestad, Worthington High School Class of 1947.
“It was t…continue reading on dglobe.com

Hudson, Wychor return to KTD

September 1, 2014 in Uncategorized

WORTHINGTON — It’s a command performance, of sorts.

The last time Lew Hudson and Jim Wychor assumed speaking duties for King Turkey Day was 2005, and their presentation was a literal washout.
It rained. It poured. The parade and Great Gobbler…continue reading on dglobe.com

Hudson, Wychor return to KTD

September 1, 2014 in Uncategorized

WORTHINGTON — It’s a command performance, of sorts.

The last time Lew Hudson and Jim Wychor assumed speaking duties for King Turkey Day was 2005, and their presentation was a literal washout.
It rained. It poured. The parade and Great Gobbler…continue reading on dglobe.com

Janklow Papers collection to be posted online

August 28, 2014 in Uncategorized

VERMILLION (AP) — A collection of records spanning the political career of former Gov. Bill Janklow will be made public via the Internet later this year, the University of South Dakota announced.

The Janklow Papers collection includes almost 5…continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com

MERCER: SD senator led Congress to Labor Day

August 24, 2014 in Uncategorized

PIERRE — Remember James Kyle?

He was South Dakota’s most improbable U.S. senator. Officially an independent, he served his first term with the Democrats and his second with the Republicans.

During that first term, Kyle sponsored the federal la…continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com

Museum embraces Minnesota State Fair’s past

August 17, 2014 in Uncategorized

FALCON HEIGHTS — Linda Koutsky sounds conflicted when you ask her about the new History and Heritage Center at the Minnesota State Fair.

Koutsky wrote the book on State Fair history — “Minnesota State Fair: An Illustrated History” — with…continue reading on dglobe.com

Wilder memoir to give gritty view of prairie life

August 16, 2014 in Uncategorized

By Kevin Burbach

PIERRE (AP) — Laura Ingalls Wilder penned one of the most beloved children’s series of the 20th century, but her forthcoming autobiography will show devoted “Little House on the Prairie” fans a more realistic, grittier view of…continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com