2022 Parade Marshals:  Dan and Diane DesLauriers Dan n Diane DeLauries cr

Dan and Diane DesLauriers have been active members of the Mitchell community for the past 40 years.  Both have been involved with numerous committees and organizations over the years.  They have sponsored and donated to the Corn Palace Stampede Rodeo, Mitchell Area Safehouse, Pepsi Theater, Mitchell Tennis Association, and Dakota Wesleyan University Football, just to name a few.

Dan and Diane have two children; Linda Cimpl (Ross) of Mitchell; and Marty DesLauriers (Amy) of Sioux Falls.  They have five grandchildren:  Charlee, Porter, Preston, Harvey and Presley.

Congratulations Dan and Diane, your contributions to our community are greatly appreciated.

2022 Hall of Fame Inductees - Tim "Smith" Grivna & Joel, The "Big J" Van Dover

Tim "Smith" Grivna began his radio and sports broadcasting career in Mitchell in 1973.  During his career in Mitchell, he covered Mitchell High School, Dakota Wesleyan, and other area sports until his retirement on April 30, 2021.  He called play-by-play of over 800 football games, over 5,000 basketball games, and hundreds of high school/legion and amateur baseball games.Joel Van Over Family 400

Tim served as the Corn Palace Stampede Rodeo Parade Marshal in 2019.  The Family Fun Day that we enjoy during rodeo week was his idea.  Tim has served on several community boards and organizations and volunteered countless hours for many athletic and community events, among them the Corn Palace Stampede Rodeo.

Tim and his wife, Sandi raised 5 children and they now enjoy spoiling their 9 grandchildren.  Congratulations Tim!

Joe, The Big J, Van Dover was born and raised in Aberdeen, SD.  After high school graduation, he attended USD with a degree in Mass Communications.  He then came to Mitchell for a job interview with Tim Smith for a position with KMIT radio, and the rest is history!  He truly enjoyed hearing from his listeners, and always enjoyed joking around.  From grade school on, he was always playing jokes and pranks on everyone.

Mitchell was his home and he always believed in giving back to his community.  Through his work at KMIT he was able to use his platform to help and promote not only our community, but also events like the Corn Palace Stampede Rodeo.  He loved his family and they in return loved him.  He was so proud of his children, Amy and Hank and grandchildren Emma and Patrick.  When not on the radio his favorite thing to do was fishing and pontooning at his parent's lake cabin at Richmond Lake in Aberdeen, SD.  Congratulations Joel!

2022 Parade Winners

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All Around Float:  Gunkel Agency/2nd & Lawler 


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Best Use of Theme:  

1st Place:  Sanford Health - Mitchell

2nd Place:  Roger Englehart

3rd Place:  Avera Queen of Peace 


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1st Place:  BSA Boy Scouts

2nd Place:  Davison County 4-H

3rd Place:  South Central Child - Head Start 


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1st Place:  Twin Rivers Old Iron Association

2nd Place:  Dan's Water Service

3rd Place:  Colliers Securities


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Horse Drawn:

1st Place:  Hansen Wagon & Wheel

2nd Place:  Buster Brown/Dave Becker Blood Run Miniatures

3rd Place:  Scotties Stampede Rodeo - Scotland, SD


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1st Place:  Schoenfelder Portables

2nd Place:  Prestige Hair Salon

3rd Place:  Josh Klumb 


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1st Place:  Zach Scott Construction

2nd Place:  O'Connor & Sons Trucking

3rd Place:  Coborns


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1st Place:  El Riad Shrine Horse Corps

2nd Place:  Lewis & Clark "Animal Unit"

3rd Place:  Wessington Springs Shriners 


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1st Place:  Cortrust Bank

2nd Place:  CK Fencing

3rd Place:  Dakota Roadhouse - Woonsocket


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1st Place:  Ethan Trail Riders

2nd Place:  Mitchell Area Special Olympics

3rd Place:  TC Performance Horses


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 Chili Cook Off Winners

1st Place:  Big Daddy's

2nd Place:  Trail King

3rd Place:  Cortrust 

People's Choice Award:  Twin City Fan

Best Camp Site:  Crazy About Cupcakes

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