Dakota Wesleyan University basketball coaches Matt Wilber, left, and Jason Christensen, second from right, along with Corn Palace Director Scott Schmidt, right, have a laugh with long time DWU fan Emmanuel ‘Junior’ Hille as he tells a story from someone sitting in his chair for a basketball game. Hille has been sitting in the same chair, row 5, seat 6, at the Corn Palace since moving to Mitchell in the 70s. Schmidt was replacing the chair and with the help of DWU gave the seat to Hille.
PG/DC/WL/CS’ Cole Nachtigal tags out Winner/Colome’s Carter Brickman at second base as teammate Seth Kirsch backs him up on the play during a game on Monday evening in Platte. (Matt Gade / Republic)
Flight medic Chad Jones walks out as one of Avera’s helicopters is pulled out of the garage to helipad for take off from Avera McKennan Hospital in Sioux Falls as part of their Careflight service. (Matt Gade / Republic)
Mitchell’s Drew Kitchens is unable to get the throw to second in time as Sioux Falls Roosevelt’s Justin Aldrich slides safely during the first game of a doubleheader on Thursday at Cadwell Park. (Matt Gade / Republic)
Mitchell’s Carter Cavanaugh returns a serve while competing in No. 1 doubles action with teammate Jacob Dahme during a match against Yankton on Monday afternoon as part of quadrangular including Pierre and Vermillion.
Mitchell Christian’s Adaya Plastow is helped off the track after finishing the 800 meter run during the first day of the Class B state track meet at Howard Wood on Friday in Sioux Falls.
Avon’s Wyatt Duncan, 32, and Tate Wynia compete during the first day of the Class B state track meet at Howard Wood on Friday in Sioux Falls. (Matt Gade / Republic)
Mitchell resident Dusty Johnson talks a photo with his son Max (12) after speaking to a crowd of people during a kickoff event for his bid for Congressional office on Wednesday at the Corn Palace. (Matt Gade / Republic)
PG/DC/WL/CS’ Payton Foxley celebrates scoring a run during a game against St. Thomas More on Monday night in Platte. (Matt Gade / Republic)
Crystal Young goes nose-to-nose with her horse Bumblebee at Reclamation Ranch. Reclamation Ranch is a place for therapeutic riding for people.