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JERAULD COUNTY -- A Jerauld County sheriff’s deputy avoided injuries but her vehicle sustained major damage early Saturday morning when a semi-tractor trailer side-swiped the patrol car.
A look at news from around the region, as reported by weekly newspapers: Howard STUDENT AWARDED PLATINUM RANKING ON NCRC TEST: A Howard High School Senior scored among the top 1 percent of students who take a national assessment of high school students. Connor Hamilton scored a platinum ranking on the assessment — which measures students' applied mathematics, locating information and reading for information abilities — a feat 0.54 percent of students who take the test achieve.
The first sounds to be heard in the Mitchell School District’s multimillion dollar performing arts center will be jazz.
The Mitchell School District will soon be implementing more technology into its classrooms thanks to a recent grant. The district was awarded a $27,560 education and workforce development grant Friday to implement a classroom instructional project. The money was awarded by the South Dakota Department of Education (DOE) Career & Technical Education Division and S.D. Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (EPSCoR), according to a press release acquired from the Mitchell School District.
Six people have been arrested for their involvement in the alleged theft of $40 worth of cigarettes from a Mitchell business earlier this week. On Thursday and Friday, the Michell Police Division arrested six individuals regarding a burglary that took place Tuesday at Casey's General Store, located at the intersection of North Main Street and Seventh Avenue.
Mitchell residents should learn the future of their recycling service Friday. Last week, the Mitchell City Council voted 6-1 to continue using Aberdeen-based Dependable Sanitation as its recycling collector at a rate of $285,600 per year, but Mayor Jerry Toomey announced Monday he is considering vetoing the decision. A press release stating Toomey’s decision whether to veto the bid is likely to be announced this morning.
The Keystone XL pipeline could be coming to South Dakota. On Thursday, TransCanada Corporation announced it has applied for a permit to build its international oil pipeline through the U.S. and Canada just two days after President Donald Trump signed an executive order fast-tracking the project.
A Brookings woman was charged with grand theft this month for allegedly failing to return a rented vehicle from a Mitchell automobile dealership. Kara Mostad, 50, was charged on Jan. 10 after allegedly renting a vehicle in September from Iverson Chrysler Center in Mitchell and failing to return it on time, court documents state.
Some of The Daily Republic’s customers have not received their newspaper on time in the past two weeks. Newspaper delivery has been late due to inclement winter weather and switching our printing service to Forum Communications Printing’s new facility in Sioux Falls. We are in the process of refining procedures and should be back to normal delivery times soon. The Daily Republic apologizes for the delays and appreciates patience from all of its readers while we work through this process.
CANISTOTA — A 26-year-old Freeman man who was killed Monday after his vehicle crossed the roadway’s center line has been identified by authorities. Gabriel Ramirez was traveling west on South Dakota Highway 42, four miles south and four miles west of Canistota at 11:41 a.m., when the 2006 Chevrolet Silverado pickup he was driving drifted across the center line, according to the South Dakota Department of Public Safety. The driver of an eastbound 1997 Ford F-350 made an evasive move to the right, but the two vehicles collided.