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CenturyLink, Inc., in partnership with the South Dakota Department of Education, is connecting teachers with technology for the classroom. Teachers in CenturyLink's local service areas who want to innovatively implement technology in their classrooms to increase student achievement can still apply for a CenturyLink Clarke M. Williams Foundation's Teachers and Technology grant through Jan. 2. Full-time pre-K through 12th-grade classroom teachers in public or private schools in CenturyLink residential service areas are eligible to apply.
Authorities confirmed a local youth died in an accident Monday afternoon in rural Aurora County. Aurora County Deputy Roman Briggs said the incident is still under investigation, but believes the male, whose name he declined to provide because he is a juvenile, was on a piece of farmland in between Corsica and Stickney around 4:15 p.m. Monday, when a large panel fell on him. Briggs declined to provide further details, pending the investigation. Corsica Ambulance, Stickney first responders, Aurora County Sheriff's Department, and the Douglas County Sheriff's Department all responded.
SPENCER — A semi pulling two grain trailers went in the ditch Tuesday night, causing one of the trailers to tip on its side and forcing law enforcement to temporarily close the road. The incident occurred at about 5 p.m. on State Highway 25 between 248th and 249th Streets in northern Hanson County, about 7 miles northwest of Spencer. There were no injuries reported. The semi ended up in the west ditch of the road, while the rear grain trailer was tipped on its side.
Community Calendar is published Mondays in The Daily Republic. If you have items you would like included in the calendar, please bring them to the newsroom, e-mail them to dailynewsThe Daily Republic, P.O. Box 1288, Mitchell, S.D. 57301. Attention: Community Calendar. Include a phone number. All items must be typed or printed clearly. Illegible information will be held until it can be verified. Items must be sent at least two weeks prior to the event. The Daily Republic reserves the right to edit for length. TUESDAY, DEC. 23 Alanon New Hope, 7 p.m., 424 E.
Business name: FARR Technologies. Location: Virtual offices. All employees work from their homes. This is the age of work from home businesses and entrepreneurship. Brick and mortar are not nearly as important they were 10 years ago. The increase in broadband capabilities have lessened the need for a walled office or cubicle based business. Hours: Whatever it takes to serve our customers. Our clients require nothing less than full commitment to their needs. We strive to provide that commitment at all times, whether it is before 8 a.m. or after 5 p.m.
A vehicle that caught fire Friday evening was quickly extinguished with snow and a fire extinguisher. Mitchell Dispatch received a call at 7 p.m. that a vehicle was on fire in the TMA parking lot on Main Street. The 1999 Ford Ranger sustained heavy damage to the fuse box, odometer area and dashboard, said Patrol Sgt. Joel Reinesch of the Mitchell Police Division. The vehicle had been parked for 45 minutes before someone called the owner to tell him the headlights were on. When the owner arrived, the vehicle was on fire.
A look at news from around the region, as reported by weekly newspapers: Avon, White Lake, Oacoma area SHORTER POST OFFICE HOURS START SOON FOR AREA TOWNS: Effective Jan. 10, the Avon and White Lake post offices will have six hours of service each weekday and three Oacoma area post offices will move down to four hours per day, the U.S. Postal Service has announced. In Avon, the post office will be open from 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. during weekdays and 8:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.
In a story published on Page A6 of Saturday's edition, The Daily Republic Capitol Correspondent Bob Mercer incorrectly reported who is involved with litigation against Homestake Mining Company and Spearfish Canyon Foundation. A third party brought court action against the two regarding the Spearfish Falls area where one of the parcels is located.
On Dec. 15 and 16, the South Central Alcohol Task Force conducted a total of 29 alcohol compliance checks in Mitchell. On Dec. 15 these businesses passed: The Depot, Casey's General Store on South Main, American Legion, Big Dummies, Moonlight Bar, Scoreboard Pub and Grill, Overtime Steakhouse and Lounge, One-eyed Jack's Casino, EZ$ PUb, Village Bowl/Sneakers Peanut Bar, Moose Lodge, Platinum Player's Club, Shay's and Blarney's Sport Bar. The lone failure on this date was the VFW Post 2750.
Mitchell Technical Institute will be closed several days over the holiday break. All offices and buildings will close at 5 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 23, and will remain closed Dec. 24-26 in observance of the Christmas holiday. Offices will reopen on Monday, Dec. 29. The school will also be closed Jan. 1, in observance of the New Year holiday. Spring semester classes begin Jan. 7.