Daily Archives: March 8, 2013

Casey Crane Benefit at Taco John’s Raises More than $11,000…So Far…

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Although the final figures won’t be known for a few more weeks, Taco John’s says so far, more than $11,000 has been raised to help the children of a former employee who was killed in a one vehicle accident last month.  Taco John’s donated 50% of all the sales it made Wednesday to the Casey Crane Memorial Fund.  General Manager LeRoy Carroll says that $14,500 …

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SD Governor Signs Bill Allowing Teachers to be Armed

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — South Dakota Gov. Dennis Daugaard has signed a bill allowing the state’s school districts to arm teachers and other personnel with guns. Supporters say the so-called sentinels could help prevent tragedies such as the Connecticut school shooting in December. Representatives of school boards, school administrators and teachers opposed the bill, saying it could make schools more dangerous, lead to accidental shootings and put guns in the …

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“Our South Dakota” Exhibit at Cultural Heritage Center to Close on Sunday

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Museum officials at the South Dakota Cultural Heritage Center are reminding residents that their award winning exhibit “Our South Dakota: Big Land/Big Ideas/Big Heart” will be closing this weekend.  Jay Smith, director of the Museum of the South Dakota State Historical Society, says they are always sorry to see an exhibit end, but are excited by the next exhibit and the new programming opportunities it …

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Set Clocks Ahead This Weekend…and Check or Change Smoke Alarm Batteries!

UNDATED – (DRG News) This weekend brings the start of Daylight Savings Time, which means a change to clocks tomorrow night.  Clocks are to be moved ahead one hour for the weekend time change.  With the annual spring ritual, comes a safety note from area firefighters to check or change the batteries in your smoke detectors.  The Pierre and Fort Pierre Fire Departments also offer smoke detectors free for those …

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