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Ice on roads and sidewalks creates hazardous conditions

January 17, 2011 in The Daily Republic

Icy conditions Sunday night and all day Monday sent cars in the ditch, made sidewalks hazardous and postponed some basketball games.
Reports of cars in ditches came in from Brule and Hutchinson counties Monday, indicating slick roads that have plagued some areas of the state for days. Continue Reading

Conditions contribute to multiple Friday accidents

January 7, 2011 in The Daily Republic

Area emergency workers responded to a number of accidents throughout the region Friday morning as blowing snow and icy roads caused drivers to lose control of their vehicles.
One driver near the Miner and McCook county line on U.S. Highway 81 lost control of a car and was hit by a semitruck, totaling the back end of the car, according to the Miner County Sheriff’s Office. No injuries or citations were reported. Continue Reading

County’s welfare budget pinched

October 8, 2010 in The Daily Republic

A tough economy is putting a dual squeeze on Davison County’s poor and his department’s budget, says Davison County Welfare Director Steve McClure.
Topping the list of cash demands for poor relief is indigent heath care.
So far this year, health care for the uninsured at Avera Queen of Peace Hospital has cost the county $146,859 nearly $27,000 more than the $120,000 budgeted. Continue Reading