Just a little over a week at the new job

It’s been a little over a week since starting with the Daily Republic. Covered everything from Homecomings to prep sports to court cases and kids hanging out with firefighters and more…

Emmie Honermann and Robert McCardle were crowned Mitchell High School's 2014 Homecoming Queen and King on Monday evening in the high school auditorium followed by the traditional 'Burning of the "M"' at Joe Quintal Stadium. (Matt GadeRepublic)
Emmie Honermann and Robert McCardle were crowned Mitchell High School’s 2014 Homecoming Queen and King on Monday evening in the high school auditorium followed by the traditional ‘Burning of the “M”‘ at Joe Quintal Stadium. (Matt GadeRepublic)
Mitchell's Sammy Pooley delivers a forehand shot while teaming up with Haley Smith in No. 1 doubles action during a dual against Brandon Valley on Tuesday afternoon at Hitchcock Park in Mitchell. (Matt Gade/Republic)
Mitchell’s Sammy Pooley delivers a forehand shot while teaming up with Haley Smith in No. 1 doubles action during a dual against Brandon Valley on Tuesday afternoon at Hitchcock Park in Mitchell. (Matt Gade/Republic)
Members of the Mitchell High School band perform under darkness using a variety of glow in the dark light accessories and concluding with fireworks as part of the Lights Out performance following MHS' football game against Sioux Falls Roosevelt on Friday night at Joe Quintal Field in Mitchell. (Matt Gade/Republic)
Members of the Mitchell High School band perform under darkness using a variety of glow in the dark light accessories and concluding with fireworks as part of the Lights Out performance following MHS’ football game against Sioux Falls Roosevelt on Friday night at Joe Quintal Field in Mitchell. (Matt Gade/Republic)
Chris Newsom, of Hammon, Okla., competes in the bull riding competition during the Wilbur-Ellis Corn Palace Challenge on Saturday night at the corn palace in Mitchell. (Matt Gade/Republic)
Chris Newsom, of Hammon, Okla., competes in the bull riding competition during the Wilbur-Ellis Corn Palace Challenge on Saturday night at the corn palace in Mitchell. (Matt Gade/Republic)
Dalton Dampler, of Belle Fouche, gets words of encouragement from Chris Newsom, of Hammon, Okla., prior to the championship round while competing in the bull riding as part of the Wilbur-Ellis Corn Palace Challenge on Saturday night at the corn palace in Mitchell. (Matt Gade/Republic)
Dalton Dampler, of Belle Fouche, gets words of encouragement from Chris Newsom, of Hammon, Okla., prior to the championship round while competing in the bull riding as part of the Wilbur-Ellis Corn Palace Challenge on Saturday night at the corn palace in Mitchell. (Matt Gade/Republic)
The riders prepare themselves prior to the start of the championship round during the Wilbur-Ellis Corn Palace Challenge on Saturday night at the corn palace in Mitchell. (Matt Gade/Republic)
The riders prepare themselves prior to the start of the championship round during the Wilbur-Ellis Corn Palace Challenge on Saturday night at the corn palace in Mitchell. (Matt Gade/Republic)
Harbor Blindauer, left, enjoys watching as Sawyer Grimsley gets help from Zach Dalrympk, a paramedic/firefighter with the Mitchell Fire Department, using the fire hose as first graders from John Paul II Elementary School visited the Mitchell Fire Department on Monday afternoon as part of fire prevention week. (Matt Gade/Republic)
Harbor Blindauer, left, enjoys watching as Sawyer Grimsley gets help from Zach Dalrympk, a paramedic/firefighter with the Mitchell Fire Department, using the fire hose as first graders from John Paul II Elementary School visited the Mitchell Fire Department on Monday afternoon as part of fire prevention week. (Matt Gade/Republic)
First graders from John Paul II elementary school visited the Mitchell Fire Department on Monday afternoon as part of fire prevention week. (Matt Gade/Republic)
First graders from John Paul II elementary school visited the Mitchell Fire Department on Monday afternoon as part of fire prevention week. (Matt Gade/Republic)
Avon's Lexi Olson (12) and Livi Jurrens (31) collide while both going for a kill over a Mitchell player during a match on Monday night in Mitchell. (Matt Gade/Republic)
Avon’s Lexi Olson (12) and Livi Jurrens (31) collide while both going for a kill over a Mitchell player during a match on Monday night in Mitchell. (Matt Gade/Republic)
With crowded bleachers, fans made due with their own bleachers on the back of a pick-up truck during a game in Ethan on Friday, Sept. 26, 2014. Matt Gade | The Daily Republic
With crowded bleachers, fans made due with their own bleachers on the back of a pick-up truck during a game in Ethan on Friday, Sept. 26, 2014. Matt Gade | The Daily Republic
Bridgewater-Emery/Ethan's Jesse Grosdidier (8) fights for yardage as he is tackled by Hanson's Tristan Bender (18) during a game in Ethan on Friday, Sept. 26, 2014. Matt Gade | The Daily Republic
Bridgewater-Emery/Ethan’s Jesse Grosdidier (8) fights for yardage as he is tackled by Hanson’s Tristan Bender (18) during a game in Ethan on Friday, Sept. 26, 2014. Matt Gade | The Daily Republic
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