Change your clocks, check smoke alarms
To the Editor:
The Mitchell Fire Division has a simple but powerful reminder for all members of our community this weekend. When you change your clocks for daylight-saving time, change and test the batteries in your smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors, and please remind your friends, family and neighbors to do the same.
Davison County Emergency Management Director Jim Montgomery announced recently that area counties have been awarded $400,779 in federal Department of Homeland Security grants for 2010.
Davison County is the lead agency for Region 5, an eight-county area that also includes Aurora, Bon Homme, Douglas, Hanson, Hutchinson, Miner and Yankton counties.
A familiar face with experience will lead the Mitchell Fire Division.
Fire Capt. Paul Morris, who lives in Mount Vernon, was named Thursday as the new assistant fire chief to replace the retiring Steve Willis, said Lyndon Overweg, public safety chief. Morris will start his new duties on Jan. 10 and earn a minimum $50,346 salary, excluding benefits and longevity.
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