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The following signs may mean someone is at risk for suicide. The risk of suicide is greater if a behavior is new or has increased and if it seems related to a painful event, loss or change. If you or someone you know exhibits any of these signs, seek help as soon as possible. One way is by calling the Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255). • Talking about wanting to die or to kill themselves. • Looking for a way to kill themselves, such as searching online or buying a gun. • Talking about feeling hopeless or having no reason to live.
A look at news around the region, reported by weekly newspapers: Lyman County STUDENT NUMBERS UP: More than 200 students are enrolled at Lyman School this fall, according to Superintendent Doug Eppard, who told the board the school is up 30 students from last fall. The board added another bus to the Lower Brule route to handle the increase. --Lyman County Herald Scotland
By Wade LaRoche Pierre Capital Journal PIERRE -- A special start from Austin Christopherson ensured that the top-rated Pierre Governors made their own luck against No. 2 Mitchell Friday. The...
A fire late Friday night at a home along Vincent Place in Mitchell drew a large response from firefighters and other emergency personnel. The home is east of the Davison...
Following is a list of the major building projects Mitchell Technical Institute has undergone since 2001, the start of a move from the old Capital Street location to the new location south of Interstate 90. The process spanned 12 years, expended $46.4 million and concluded at the beginning of this school year. • Technology Center (phase one), $4.4 million, completed November 2002. • Technology Center (phase two) and the Energy Training Center, $6 million total, completed September 2009. • First student apartment complex, completed 2010.
Following is a list of Mitchell fire statistics in recent years, according to city government reports: 2013, through August: 18 fires, $245,800 in losses. 2012: 82 fires, $1.54 million in losses. 2011: 57 fires, $254,365 in losses. 2010: 57 fires, $398,605 in losses.
JOHN PAUL II ELEMENTARY SCHOOL Monday — Pancakes, ham, potato smiles, carrots, grape juice, milk. Tuesday — Soft shell taco, lettuce/cheese, refried beans, fruit cocktail, Spanish rice, milk. Wednesday — Swedish meatballs, homemade bread, mashed potatoes, with brown gravy, applesauce, milk. Thursday — Grilled cheese, tomato soup, broccoli, orange, milk. Friday — Corn dog, French fries, green beans, fruit, chocolate milk. MITCHELL ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS
Images from the annual tearing-down of corn-and-grain murals at the Corn Palace in Mitchell, in preparation for the new murals. (Photos by Sean Ryan/The Daily Republic)
The Mitchell Area Historical Society will have a dual party Monday when it celebrates the 25th anniversary of its own founding and the 110th anniversary of the Carnegie Resource Center building at 119 W. Third Ave. Historical Society President Lyle Swenson said he's proud of the society's part in preserving the former Carnegie Library. "It's part of Mitchell history and it's a beautiful structure, well worth preservation," he said.
Fifty years ago this month I started a college course called "Press Photography.'' I had just transferred to South Dakota State College from Creighton University, and photography was a sophomore-level course for journalism majors. These days, I suppose the course would be taught with smart phones and various tablets and other handheld electronic devices. Back in my time, the camera of choice was an unwieldy contraption manufactured by Graflex and called a Speed Graphic.