2017 House Commemoration 1014 - Enrolled


Introduced by:    Representatives Gosch, Ahlers, Anderson, Bartels, Bartling, Beal, Bordeaux, Brunner, Campbell, Chase, Clark, Conzet, Dennert, DiSanto, Duvall, Frye-Mueller, Glanzer, Goodwin, Greenfield (Lana), Haugaard, Hawley, Heinemann, Holmes, Howard, Hunhoff, Jamison, Jensen (Kevin), Johns, Johnson, Kaiser, Karr, Kettwig, Lake, Lesmeister, Livermont, Lust, Marty, May, McCleerey, McPherson, Mills, Otten (Herman), Peterson (Kent), Peterson (Sue), Pischke, Qualm, Rasmussen, Reed, Rhoden, Ring, Rounds, Rozum, Schaefer, Schoenfish, Smith, Soli, Steinhauer, Stevens, Tieszen, Tulson, Turbiville, Wiese, Willadsen, Wismer, York, and Zikmund and Senators Cronin, Bolin, Cammack, Curd, Ewing, Frerichs, Greenfield (Brock), Haverly, Heinert, Kennedy, Killer, Klumb, Kolbeck, Langer, Maher, Monroe, Nelson, Nesiba, Netherton, Novstrup, Otten (Ernie), Partridge, Peters, Rusch, Russell, Soholt, Solano, Stalzer, Sutton, Tapio, Tidemann, White, Wiik, and Youngberg

        A LEGISLATIVE COMMEMORATION, Honoring the city of Mobridge for being included in the 2017 Governor's Awards for Outstanding Support of the Arts by an Organization or Business.

    WHEREAS, Mobridge, South Dakota, was named for exceptional support of the arts within the city of Mobridge because of its focus on artistic expression and the value of art for public enjoyment and education; and

    WHEREAS, the city of Mobridge has invested large amounts of time and money to maintain many historic and artistic sites throughout the city including the Oscar Howe murals in the Scherr-Howe Arena as well as the restoration of the oldest sections of the original Mobridge town site Wrigley Square; and

    WHEREAS, the city of Mobridge has worked to add the Mobridge Auditorium containing the Oscar Howe murals to the National Register of Historic Places and is currently working to list the site as a National Historic Landmark; and

    WHEREAS, the city of Mobridge is working with South Dakota artist John Lopez to erect more artistic sites around the city of Mobridge; and

    WHEREAS, the city of Mobridge has hosted a regional arts and crafts show for forty-one years and created the position of city historian to organize and recognize the cultural history of Mobridge:
    NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT COMMEMORATED, by the Ninety-Second Legislature of the State of South Dakota, that the Legislature recognizes the city of Mobridge for the honor of being recognized for its Outstanding Support of the Arts by an Organization or Business in South Dakota.

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