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Stop by the Corn Palace on a road trip to Mitchell, SD  Tulsa Beacon

MITCHELL, South Dakota – Corn is king in this part of the Midwest. Driving through Central Kansas and Central Nebraska in the summer provides a graphic ...



Mitchell High School to host annual kicking and skills camp  Daily Republic

Mitchell High School will host its annual Fellowship of Christian Athletes kicking and football skills camp on July 10 from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at Joe Quintal Field.



South Dakota man drives electric vehicle business to new heights  Jamestown Sun

MITCHELL, S.D. — There's a new way to traverse around the local golf course and streets of Mitchell, somewhat thanks to Jeff Sand. What was once an idea that ...



South Dakota man guilty in 2 rape cases to serve no jail time  Jamestown Sun

MITCHELL, S.D. — The man who was charged with rape twice within six months while a student at Mitchell High School will serve no additional jail time, ...



Mitchell HIgh School releases first quarter Honor Roll  Daily Republic

Mitchell High School has announced the Honor Roll for the first quarter of the 2018-2019 school year. ROLL OF EXCELLENCE (4.0) Seniors: Alexis Allhiser, ...



Cornstalk Music Jam: SD 'hospitality always makes us feel like family,' Atkins says  Daily Republic

The sound of country music will fill the Horseman's Sports Arena on Saturday night during the inaugural Cornstalk Music Jam. The one-day music festival brings ...



MHS' Childs named state principal of the year  Daily Republic

Mitchell High School principal Joe Childs has been named state Principal of the Year for 2018-19 by the School Administrators of South Dakota. In October ...



Mitchell high school student arrested in second rape case in six months  Rapid City Journal

A Mitchell High School student was arrested Wednesday, Jan. 30, and charged with fourth-degree rape for the second time in six months.



Parks, Reuland honored as dedicated Mitchell retiring teachers  Daily Republic

The Mitchell School District saluted a pair of retiring employees on Wednesday, both known for dedication in their fields of expertise and dedication to seeing ...



Middle school handles lightning, water issues  Daily Republic

It's been a difficult few days at Mitchell Middle School, Superintendent Joe Graves said at the Board of Education's meeting on Monday. The middle school ...



Honoring excellence in education: Mitchell School District hands out annual awards  Daily Republic

Educators make the world a better place. That was the theme of a unique recognition banquet honoring teachers and classified staff of the Mitchell School ...



PAC hosts 2019 SDMEA Middle School All State Orchestra  Daily Republic

Strings attached and ready to entice the audience, Morgan Buenzow has been selected as the lone Mitchell student of the district to perform at the 2019 Middle ...



MHS student arrested in second rape case in six months  Daily Republic

A Mitchell High School student was arrested Wednesday and charged with fourth-degree rape for the second time in six months. According to court documents, ...



A graduation first for Mitchell twins  Daily Republic

Mason and Sean Kobold won't be the first people to graduate at the Corn Palace, but their graduation Saturday will mark a different kind of first. When the twins ...



Morgan steps away from Mitchell girls basketball  Daily Republic

Wes Morgan is changing benches next season, ending an 11-year stint as coach of the Mitchell High School girls basketball team. He concluded his run on the ...



On to the next chapter: MHS graduates 216 students  Daily Republic

With smiles and laughter, the students of Mitchell High School's 2019 graduating class crossed the Corn Palace stage on Sunday signifying the start of a new ...



Show stopped: Format issues lead SD to abandon state show choir competition  Daily Republic

It was three years and done for the South Dakota High School Activities Association state show choir competition. South Dakota started a state championship ...



MHS taps former state champion Everson as new wrestling coach  Daily Republic

The Mitchell High School wrestling program has not had many head coaches over the years, but when Travis Carpenter resigned earlier this year after 13 ...



Randall resigns as Mitchell's show choir director  Daily Republic

The search for Mitchell High School's new show choir director is on following Jennifer Randall's recent announcement she will be moving back to Texas with her ...



Mitchell's new show choir director looks forward to new chapter  Daily Republic

Nick McGraw is ready to lead the vocal department and show choir he's competed against, judged and admired his entire life. "If you would have told 20-year-old ...



Defense leads Mitchell girls past Huron  Daily Republic

HURON--The MItchell High School girls basketball team had given up fewer than 50 points just one time all season heading into Saturday's Eastern South ...



Three Kernels place in top-5 all-around at state meet  Daily Republic

BROOKINGS--The Mitchell High School gymnastics season came to a strong close on individual competition day at the state meet Saturday, as three Kernels ...



Closing the generation gap  Daily Republic

In an age in which face-to-face communication comes at a premium, students at Mitchell High School are valuing a chance to learn about the past first-hand.



Kernel golf start time changed due to weather  Daily Republic

The Mitchell High School girls golf dual against Yankton today is now scheduled to begin at 12:30 p.m. at Lakeview Golf Course due to expected rain later in the ...



Start of something new: Inaugural Mitchell Powerlifting Invitational runs smoothly  Daily Republic

It took a little luck and a lot of teamwork, but the Mitchell Powerlifting Club was able to host its first ever competition on Saturday. Five-year head coach Andrew ...



MHS gymnasts capture second place at state  Daily Republic

BROOKINGS -- Two Eastern South Dakota Conference foes went head-to-head once again on Friday for the Class AA state gymnastics title. In the state ...



Mitchell harriers eye big finish at state meet  Daily Republic

The Mitchell High School track and field team wants to finish strong. The Kernels have 12 boys and 15 girls competing in five different individual events and five ...



Mitchell's homecoming candidates are  Daily Republic

The 2018 Mitchell High School homecoming king candidates are, front row, from left; Mitch Schladweiler, Ethan Huber, Drew Kitchens, Carter Max and Tegan ...



Kernels in position for best finish since '03  Daily Republic

WATERTOWN--With the opening round of the Class AA girls state golf tournament in the books on Monday, Mitchell High School is on pace for its best finish ...



126 students help tell story of the 'Newsies'  Daily Republic

The historic musical featuring the paperboys who strike against the newspaper companies in an effort to protest a price hike will debut Thursday at the Mitchell ...



Focused Kernel girls take down Spartans  Daily Republic

The Mitchell High School girls basketball team arrived focused on Saturday at the Corn Palace. It showed, as the Kernels wreaked havoc on defense, made ...



Two MHS students recognized and honored  Daily Republic

Getting involved and making an effort led two Mitchell High School seniors to new opportunities. Jamison Gross and Sam Jones have been selected for the 2019 ...



Kernels come up short: Mitchell boys narrowly miss chance at overtime against Huron  Daily Republic

One point. That's all the Mitchell High School boys basketball team needed to send Saturday's season-opener against Huron to overtime with 1.2 seconds to ...



Mitchell's Brewster named to Class AA all-state team  Daily Republic

A banner senior year for Mitchell High School's Chelsea Brewster continued with her announcement to the Class AA all-state volleyball team, as selected by the ...



MHS gymnasts peaking for state: Kernels among favorites for AA title  Daily Republic

Don't look now, but the Mitchell High School gymnastics team is entering state on a high note. The Kernels are the defending state champions and coming off an ...



Mitchell crowns six champions at AAU youth Corn Palace tournament  Daily Republic

Roughly 500 youth wrestlers funneled into Mitchell Saturday morning to compete in the South Dakota Wrestling Coaches Association Region 3 AAU tournament ...



Jerry Opbroek Invite recap: Injury-riddled Kernels place fifth  Daily Republic

The injury bug didn't just bite the Mitchell High School wrestling team, it has taken a big chunk out of its lineup and it had an impact on the standings in the Jerry ...



Short-handed Kernels fall to Yankton in Marchand Cup  Daily Republic

The Mitchell High School girls golf team faced a couple of obstacles on Tuesday during the Rob Marchand Memorial Meet at Lakeview Golf Course. The Kernels ...



Kernel girls upset top-seeded Knights in Class AA opener  Daily Republic

RAPID CITY -- Mitchell met in front of its bench after the buzzer sounded, screaming and jumping in excitement. It was fitting. The Kernel girls made a statement ...



Becoming sharpshooters: Kernel girls eye return to state  Daily Republic

The Mitchell High School girls basketball team's goal this season is straightforward--return to the state tournament. Coming off a 7-14 season, with a SoDak 16 ...



Behind The Scenes Of KRNL TV In Mitchell  KELOLAND TV

Some students in KELOLAND are learning the ins and outs of communications and broadcast. Mitchell High School students are getting KRNL TV back on air.



Mitchell's master motivator  Daily Republic

Tom Starr is a motivator and a listener. The longtime Mitchell High School assistant wrestling coach recently resigned from his teaching post with the school ...



For the love of learning: Harmdierks plans to retire after 35 years in education  Daily Republic

For Vicki Harmdierks, principal of Gertie Belle Rogers Elementary School, teaching was never a job, it was a calling. But after 35 years in education, Harmdierks ...



Consistency at shortstop: Mitchell's Kitchens to continue baseball career at USF  Daily Republic

Drew Kitchens feels at ease when he's at shortstop. That's been his home on the baseball diamond for the Mitchell High School baseball team the past four ...



Closing in on return to the state tournament: Kernel girls host Sturgis in SoDak 16  Daily Republic

The Mitchell High School girls basketball team is a win away from sending its six seniors out with a trip to the state AA tournament. Thanks to winning seven of its ...



Running away with it: Kernels bombard Harrisburg to sweep triangular in home finale  Daily Republic

The Mitchell High School wrestling team has been battered by injuries this season and it was looking to bounce back from its first Eastern South Dakota ...



Mitchell school meal prices likely to stay in place  Daily Republic

The Mitchell School District is aiming to keep meal prices stable heading into the 2018-19 school year. School officials are recommending to leave the district's ...



Putting down the phone: Presentation shares dangers of distracted driving  Daily Republic

Mitchell native Justin Iburg spoke to a group of Mitchell High School students Tuesday morning in an attempt to keep them from making the mistake he made ...



Mitchell Christian oral interp builds for success  Daily Republic

Mitchell Christian High School has shown they have the oral interpretation game down pat. The school won its district competition on Nov. 1 and advanced to the ...



A special Easter project: MHS junior puts egg design on display at White House  Daily Republic

Easter colors are a little brighter this year for Mitchell High School junior Mahli Shell. But her favorite color this week may as well be white, as in the White House.



Kernel golf suffers setback in 10th-place finish at Watertown  Daily Republic

WATERTOWN--Five days seems like an eternity for the Mitchell High School girls golf team. Kernel head coach Keri Munsen was effusive in her comments after ...



MHS assembly honors student grades, service  Daily Republic

More than 100 Mitchell High School students received at least one recognition Wednesday during the school's annual awards assembly. Teachers ...



'Couldn't be more proud' as Mitchell band competes in Sioux Falls...  Daily Republic

SIOUX FALLS — The Mitchell High School marching band competed in the Festival of Bands competition Saturday at Howard Wood Stadium in Sioux Falls.



CFB: DWU Reloads with 2019 Recruiting Class  KSFY

MITCHELL, S.D. – The Dakota Wesleyan University football team looks to reload for the future, thanks to the recruiting class of 2019.



Brookings slips by Mitchell boys in OT  Daily Republic

BROOKINGS--When the Mitchell High School boys basketball team took the floor at Brookings on Thursday, it wanted to erase the 28-point performance at ...



Knights bully Kernel boys in Hoop City Classic  Daily Republic

The Mitchell High School boys basketball team's turnovers came back to haunt it on Friday at the Corn Palace. As the Kernels racked up 22 turnovers, they fell ...



Sabato: Wins are on the way for Neuendorf, Kernels  Daily Republic

When Todd Neuendorf was hired to be the Mitchell High School boys basketball coach, he had vivid memories of coming—as a player and coach—to a raucous ...



Winter weather washes out Corn Palace Relays for second straight year  Daily Republic

The Corn Palace Relays had been a Mitchell High School track and field staple for 69 years, but the meet has been wiped from the schedule by Mother Nature ...



Kernels close out Aberdeen for Senior Night triumph  Daily Republic

A second-half Senior Night scoring explosion carried the Mitchell High School boys basketball team Friday. The Kernels shot 65 percent in the second half, ...



Kernels get rematch with Brookings: QB Nelson done for seaso...  Daily Republic

The South Dakota High School Activities Association football playoff brackets have been set around the state and Mitchell High School knows its opponent for ...



Mitchell pulls in 3rd place finish at state trapshooting  Daily Republic

ABERDEEN -- The Mitchell High School trapshooting team continues to climb the state ladder. The Kernels recorded a third-place finish in Class 2A at the South ...



MHS study motivates students to fight against hunger in the school...  Daily Republic

After conducting an internal study at Mitchell High School, art teacher Marica Shannon has learned even more of the extent of hunger in Mitchell. Data of the ...



Mitchell girls place fifth at ESD meet  Daily Republic

YANKTON--The Mitchell High School girls cross-country team had a strong outing on Saturday in the Eastern South Dakota Conference meet at Fox Run Golf ...



Wrestling roundup: Govs dual victory highlights busy weekend  The Capital Journal

The Pierre T.F. Riggs Governors, Stanley County Buffaloes and Sully Buttes Chargers wrestling teams all took to the mat this past weekend. The Govs took on ...



Miller, Selland's high school coaches beaming with pride  Daily Republic

Wes Morgan and Tim McCain have been enjoying the ride. But to say they're surprised watching their former players -- senior Macy Miller and sophomore Myah ...



Last-second loss: Mitchell falls to No. 2 O'Gorman in waning seconds after final-minute rally  Daily Republic

When Class AA No. 2 Sioux Falls O'Gorman visited Mitchell High School at the Corn Palace on Dec. 28, the Knights strolled away with a 24-point win.



Washington wipes out Kernels  Daily Republic

SIOUX FALLS--Throughout the 2018 football season, the Mitchell High School football team has had trouble stopping big plays. On Friday night at Howard ...



The Daily Republic's top sports stories of 2018  Daily Republic

A national championship helped make The Daily Republic's top sports story of 2018 an easy choice. The Dakota Wesleyan University women's basketball team ...



Kernels prepare for 2019 season with weekly sessions  Daily Republic

The high school football season is more than two months away, but Mitchell High School has already started gearing up for the 2019 campaign. The Kernels ...



Kernel girls finding new roles in Knippling's first off-season  Daily Republic

This summer is more important than usual for Mitchell. The Kernel girls basketball team is in the midst of a roster overhaul, which sees Cole Knippling taking ...



Kernels fall to No. 2 Stevens  Daily Republic

The Mitchell High School volleyball team couldn't slow down No. 2 Rapid City Stevens on Saturday. The Kernels fell to the powerhouse Raiders 25-17, 25-14 ...



Committed Kernel: Mitchell's Brewster named Republic player of the year  Daily Republic

Chelsea Brewster is committed to her sport and her studies. The Mitchell High School volleyball senior capped her prep career by helping the Kernels take the ...



Kernels suffer second quarter shooting woes in loss to Huron  Daily Republic

HURON--The last time Mitchell High School and Huron squared off in boys basketball action nearly a month ago, it took all 32 minutes to determine a winner, ...



Beaten at the buzzer: Pierre sinks Kernels on last-second shot  Daily Republic

PIERRE--The last time Mitchell High School and Pierre tangled in boys basketball action, the Kernels snapped a 42-game losing streak on a basket in the ...



Two Mitchell High School students place at world's largest science fair on renewable resources  KSFY

MITCHELL, S.D. - Two Mitchell High School students won a high honor at a science fair in Texas earlier this week. Madison Hetland and Hannah Hetland won ...



Fourth-quarter surge sends Tigers past Kernel girls  Daily Republic

RAPID CITY -- Jeniah Ugofsky proved star players step up in crunch time. Despite being contained all game, the University of South Dakota commit came up ...



Slow start hampers Kernel boys in loss to Raiders  Daily Republic

Mitchell High School boys basketball coach Todd Neuendorf said his team wasn't ready to play Saturday at the Corn Palace, resulting in a slow start which ...



Two Mitchell teens competing for the state pageant crown  Daily Republic

A pair of Mitchell locals will take their platforms, talents and beauty to compete for the coveted crown of Miss South Dakota's Outstanding Teen today through ...



Mitchell hopes to make a splash at Class AA state meet  Daily Republic

With the South Dakota High School Activities Association boys golf championships set to tee off at Brookings Country Club on Monday, Mitchell High School is ...



Mitchell School District to begin three-tier absence system in January  Daily Republic

The Mitchell School District is getting tough on attendance. The Davison County State's Attorney's Office and the Mitchell School District have partnered to form a ...



Mitchell golfers put forth team effort at Brookings Invite  Daily Republic

BROOKINGS--The Mitchell High School girls golf team tied Harrisburg for seventh place with a 352 at Thursday's Brookings Invitational, but head coach Keri ...



Mitchell Area Development Corporation warning businesses of phone scam  KSFY

The Mitchell Area Development Corporation is warning businesses about a potential phone scam hitting the town.



School board to decide on transfer of MTI building ownership  Daily Republic

The Mitchell Board of Education will determine whether or not to authorize the transfer of the Mitchell Technical Institute Technology Center to state ownership at ...



Kernel tennis suffers first loss of season  Daily Republic

SIOUX FALLS--The Mitchell High School tennis team's inexperience showed on Monday, with Sioux Falls O'Gorman handing the Kernels their first loss of the ...



The power of art: Passion leads Mitchell native Jones' new life  Daily Republic

B.J. Jones has devoted his life to creating art. But his passion to do so nearly ended, as the Mitchell native faced an obstacle that profoundly changed his life and ...



MHS girls soccer earns clean sheet against Huron  Daily Republic

The Mitchell High School girls soccer team earned its fourth win of the season Thursday, taking down Huron 5-0 on senior night at Joe Quintal Field. "Playing ...



MHS gymnasts ready for another big season: Kernels among state-title...  Daily Republic

Expectations are high once again for the Mitchell High School gymnastics team. Last season, the Kernels captured their sixth Class AA state championship since ...



Remembering Mitchell's young angels  Daily Republic

Remembering the lives of loved ones who died and left the community of Mitchell too soon is what Laura Bollock has been doing through her Facebook group.



Mitchell to welcome new country concert  Daily Republic

A new summer concert featuring three country music artists is headed to Mitchell. Corn Palace Director Scott Schmidt announced Thursday that the new concert, ...



Former Mitchell man sentenced on rape, child pornography charges  Daily Republic

A man who previously lived in Mitchell was sentenced Tuesday morning to 11 days in jail for the rape of a 15-year-old boy. James Heginger, 20, who now lives ...



Down to the wire: Mitchell's bid to knock off No. 1 SF Lincoln falls short  Daily Republic

On Tuesday night, the Corn Palace was the site of a boys basketball tilt with two teams trending on opposite directions. Mitchell High School entered the night ...



Mitchell High School class using 3D printers, acquired from Toshiba...  Daily Republic

Students at Mitchell High School now have more opportunity to discover the world of 3D. printing. Marica Shannon, the visual arts instructor, applied for and ...



Fan atmosphere makes Corn Palace Cup a hit  Daily Republic

The bleachers that typically sit along the baseline of the basketball court at the Corn Palace were replaced by soccer nets on Sunday. The Palace played host to ...



The twin effect: Carson and Carter Max have forged different identities in forever intertwining relationship  Daily Republic

Put Mitchell High School fraternal twins Carson and Carter Max side-by-side and it isn't hard to decipher their similarities and differences. Carter is three hours ...



Mitchell school staff recognized for years of service  Daily Republic

A pair of Mitchell Middle School retiring teachers were honored Wednesday for their years of *service* during a staff recognition event at the Mitchell Career and ...



Kernel coaching carousel: Kramer returns as Mitchell offensive coordinator, VanOverschelde to call defense  Daily Republic

With the resignation of defensive coordinator Travis Carpenter, Mitchell High School turned to a familiar face. As part of a reshuffling of the football coaching staff, ...



Kernel baseball advances to Class A title game  Daily Republic

SIOUX FALLS -- It didn't matter that Mitchell was facing top-seeded Brandon Valley and first team all-state pitcher Dylan Kirkeby. Its mindset was to, "think every ...



Committed to service: Christensen wraps up talented career  Daily Republic

If there's one commonality when looking at the entirety of Dr. Martin Christensen's career, it's his ability to create change. In almost every instance, that change ...



Mitchell board OKs teacher salary package  Daily Republic

Mitchell's full-time public school teachers will receive an extra $1,000 next year if they ratify a salary plan approved Monday by the Mitchell Board of Education.



Kernel offense sputters in loss at Watertown  Daily Republic

WATERTOWN--One week ago, the Mitchell High School boys basketball team put forth its best offensive effort of the season in a near upset of No. 1 Sioux Falls ...



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