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SD teen with heart defect able to meet rodeo idols

February 9, 2014 in Uncategorized

RAPID CITY (AP) — A South Dakota teen who has dreamed of being a cowboy despite a congenital heart defect got his wish when he rubbed elbows recently with the best rodeo riders in the country.

Tucker Varns, 15, of Spearfish, loves horses and r…continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com

Spearfish council holding year-end special session

December 30, 2013 in Uncategorized

SPEARFISH (AP) — The Spearfish City Council is holding a special session Monday night to wrap up financial issues and make several appointments to boards and committees.

The Rapid City Journal reports that the 6 p.m. special session at city ha…continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com

Spearfish annexation rejected in public vote

December 11, 2013 in Uncategorized

SPEARFISH (AP) — Voters in the Spearfish area have rejected the proposed annexation to the city of about a square mile of land in Spearfish Valley.

About 55 percent of the 1,225 people who voted Tuesday opposed the annexation of 635 acres.

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Public vote on Spearfish annexation set this week

December 8, 2013 in Uncategorized

SPEARFISH (AP) — A special election is being held in Spearfish this week to determine the fate of a proposed annexation of land spanning more than a square mile.

Polls are open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Spearfish Senior Citizen Center…continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com

Public vote on Spearfish annexation set this week

December 8, 2013 in Uncategorized

SPEARFISH (AP) — A special election is being held in Spearfish this week to determine the fate of a proposed annexation of land spanning more than a square mile.

Polls are open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Spearfish Senior Citizen Center…continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com

Officials probe cause of fire at Spearfish sawmill

December 4, 2013 in Uncategorized

SPEARFISH (AP) — Officials are investigating the cause of a fire at the Spearfish Forest Products sawmill.

The Black Hills Pioneer reports that the Monday evening blaze was contained to a planer building and an adjacent shavings bin and did not …continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com

Officials probe cause of fire at Spearfish sawmill

December 4, 2013 in Uncategorized

SPEARFISH (AP) — Officials are investigating the cause of a fire at the Spearfish Forest Products sawmill.

The Black Hills Pioneer reports that the Monday evening blaze was contained to a planer building and an adjacent shavings bin and did not …continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com

City transfers ownership of Spearfish golf course

December 2, 2013 in Uncategorized

SPEARFISH (AP) — The city of Spearfish has transferred ownership of Elkhorn Ridge Golf Course.

The Black Hills Pioneer reports that operations and maintenance costs and any future expansion to 18 holes will be the responsibility of Frawley Ranch…continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com

Spearfish schools say new facility could be needed

November 24, 2013 in Uncategorized

SPEARFISH (AP) — The Spearfish School District has built one new school and remodeled another one since 2011. Now board members are discussing the need for another facility.

School district officials say its buildings are near capacity because o…continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com

Dakota Cash ticket sold in Spearfish worth $74,504

November 24, 2013 in Uncategorized

PIERRE (AP) — A Dakota Cash ticket sold in Spearfish is worth $74,504 in the latest drawing.

South Dakota Lottery officials say the ticket matched all five numbers in Saturday’s drawing to win the jackpot. The odds of winning the top prize in Da…continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com