Third grade student, Andersen Heidrick was just one of the Mitchell County Soil Conservation District Poster winners whose art now qualifies for the state level. During their recent annual meeting, posters were hung and officers were chosen with Jeremy Adams elected as Conservation District Supervisor. Each supervisor serves a three year term and a board of five supervisors meet each second Tuesday of the month to deal with the local resource problems and ways to solve them. The district became a unit of the state government in May 1946 and is in charge of conserving and protecting the natural resources of Mitchell County, especially soil and water. The 20 townships in the county cover 458,240 acres with approximately 300,000 acres classes as cropland, 114,000 acres pastureland and rangeland. The federal government owns some 23,000 acres of land in the county, most of which is located around the Glen Elder Dam/Waconda Lake. The remaining acreage consists of roads, streams, farmsteads and lots.