Crafting is not Jean Patrick's strong suit. But, it's a big part of Mitchell Public Library's storytime each Thursday morning. "It's open-ended," Patrick said, chuckling. "It really gives a lot of opportunity for exploration." Patrick began her position as children's services director, or simply children's librarian, in July when Lori Wagner retired after 26 years in the position.
Bud Delancey entered the U.S. Air Force as an 18 year old in 1942. He served in the Eighth Air Force, an attachment to Patton's Third Army, and the 702nd Heavy Bombardment that helped bomb Germany. "We helped chase (Erwin) Rommel out of Africa and into Italy," Delancey said, describing his part in the North African Campaign, which drove the German Afrika Korps out of the country.
First Circuit Court Judge Chris Giles introduced "three outstanding individuals" Thursday afternoon during James Valley Drug & DUI Court's sixth graduation ceremony. A group of officials, family, friends and supporters filled the third-floor courtroom at the Davison County Courthouse to recognize Kyler Way, William Lurken and Phillip Hull for completing the program. Each has been sober for more than a year.