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Running at the Wendelgass

Posted: Saturday, May 23rd, 2015
Zac Brown, center, of Huron races to the finish line in the 200 meters Thursday as Huron hosted the Mark Wendelgass Relays at Tiger Stadium. Brown was selected the boys' Most Valuable Performer and Sydney Palmer of Pierre was selected as the girls' top performer. Palmer broke the shot put record that was held by Tricia Bain of Huron set
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Morning injury accident

Posted: Saturday, May 23rd, 2015
Members of the Huron Police and first responders treat victims of a two car accident near Ninth Street and Lincoln Avenue Southwest Thursday morning. Two adults and a child were taken by ambulance to Huron Regional Medical Center. Police said at about 7:45 a.m. a passenger car darted west in front of a northbound pickup truck. Meanwhile, a third vehicle,
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HHS students honored at luncheon

Posted: Friday, May 22nd, 2015
Huron High School students, from left, Landon Claeys, Seth Overbay, Elaine Hines were recognized at the 15th Annual Governor's Leadership Luncheon that was held on May 16 at the University of South Dakota in Vermillion. This exciting and unique event is designed to bring together outstanding high school sophomores from South Dakota, Iowa, Minnesota and Nebraska.  Nominated by officials at their
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Federal jury finds South Dakota men guilty of tax crimes

Modified: Friday, May 22nd, 2015
LETCHER (AP) -- Two South Dakota men accused of trying to hide their ownership of a farm and its income have been found guilty of federal tax crimes.
Acting U.S. Attorney Randolph Seiler on Tuesday announced the verdict against 67-year-old Ted Nelson and his 45-year-old son Steven Nelson.
Prosecutors accuse the Nelsons of creating over 30 trusts, corporations and other
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S.D. board halts poultry shows while officials fight bird flu

Modified: Friday, May 22nd, 2015
PIERRE (AP) -- Poultry shows have been canceled across South Dakota until further notice while officials attempt to halt the spread of bird flu.
The South Dakota Animal Industry Board voted Wednesday to halt poultry exhibitions in the state, which will likely affect the South Dakota State Fair in September.
As of Wednesday, more than 1.6 million turkeys and chickens
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Memorial Day area programs

Posted: Friday, May 22nd, 2015
Bancroft to observe Memorial Day
The Bancroft community will observe Memorial Day on Sunday, May 24, at 11:30 a.m. with a worship service at the Orthodox Presbyterian Church. Brad Magness, Huron, will bring the morning message. At 1 p.m. a potluck dinner will be held at the Presbyterian Church basement. Table settings will be provided. The event is coordinated
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Sharing the love of the game

Posted: Thursday, May 21st, 2015
The Huron teeners baseball team gathered excess baseball equipment and is donating it to the Helping Kids Round First organization which takes the equipment to Nicaragua and gives it to young players who may not have a bat or a glove. According to their website "HKRF is accepting used baseball equipment and donations. What we often deem "old" or "unusable"
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JRWDD aids town of Cavour in wastewater line replacement

Posted: Thursday, May 21st, 2015
CAVOUR, A $50,000 award of cost-share assistance to the town of Cavour will help replace 3,700 linear feet of wastewater line through a combination of open-cut and cast-in-place pipe.
The project will also enable the town to replace a lift station and the force main leading out to the lagoon.
It was among the $260,446 in cost-share assistance approved last
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Pastor Domke to make address at Memorial Day ceremony

Posted: Thursday, May 21st, 2015
HURON -- The Memorial Day program begins at 10 a.m. Monday in the Huron High School auditorium. This is a new location for the annual event.
The keynote address will be given by Pastor Daniel Domke of Mt. Calvary Lutheran Church in Huron. Special music will be provided by Leo Jensen of Huron.
The public is welcome to attend the
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Retirement party for Storm, Larson today

Posted: Thursday, May 21st, 2015
HURON -- The Huron School District is honoring both Ellen Storm and her dear friend Diane Larson today from 3:30-6 p.m. on the second floor of Huron Arena, just outside the superintendent's office.
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JVCS grads welcome ‘end of the beginning’

Posted: Wednesday, May 20th, 2015
HURON -- The James Valley Christian School class of 2015 graduated on Sunday, May 17, 2015. The ceremony began with a prelude, "Pomp and Circumstance" by the JVC concert band, a welcome by teacher Brian Held and an invocation by Pastor Roy Burket.
Senior speaker Julianne Loewen reminisced on times "jamming out to Veggie Tales songs" with her classmates, class
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4-H Exhibit Hall to go up: Groundbreaking ceremony at 9 a.m. May 27 at National Guard Armory

Posted: Wednesday, May 20th, 2015
HURON -- With the help of many volunteers and donors, the day has come! 
A groundbreaking ceremony for the Nordby Exhibit Hall for 4-H, Youth, and Community will take place at 9 a.m. on Wednesday, May 27, at the State Fairgrounds in Huron at the National Guard Armory located at 1030 Third St. S.W., next to the new building's site.
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City approves variance applications

Posted: Wednesday, May 20th, 2015
HURON -- Variance applications for a fence and a billboard as well as one that will lead to the construction of a commercial building have been approved by the City Commission.
Owners Mel and Marty Moeding were approached by an individual in town who wants to purchase a two-acre parcel and hire Moeding Carpentry to construct a 60-by-120-foot building for
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Memorial Day area observances

Posted: Wednesday, May 20th, 2015
Virgil Legion Post
The Virgil American Legion Post will hold its annual Memorial Day program on Monday at the Post home in Virgil.
The program will start at 10:30 a.m. There will be a time of fellowship and lunch immediately following the ceremony at the cemetery.
Everyone is welcome to attend.

Alpena Legion Post
Alpena American Legion Post 116
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Burst water line leads to fire call

Posted: Monday, May 18th, 2015
A ruptured water line signaled a fire alarm at Huron High School Saturday afternoon. The Huron fire department responded and were there to help as water did get into parts of the building.
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Tonight’s first pitch

Posted: Monday, May 18th, 2015
Gavin Kinsley (pictured here) along with Ashlyn and Madalyn Grace (pictured in Saturday's paper) were chosen to be part of a group of young baseball and softball players to throw out the first pitch at 6 p.m. during tonight's Canaries game at Memorial Stadium. Gavin is the son of Sundy and Chad Kinsley. The game will pit the Sioux Falls
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Dressed up and ready to dance

Posted: Monday, May 18th, 2015
The Core Kinetics Dance Studio held a dance recital Saturday at Huron High School as the auditorium was not affected by Saturday's water line rupture. The Studio had a second performance Saturday evening and will have its final performance Sunday at 12:30 p.m.
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Corvette Classics

Posted: Monday, May 18th, 2015
Karsen Paye stands out in front of Corvettes that were on display Saturday at Prostrollo Motors in Huron. Around two dozen cars were on hand for fans to admire.
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American Bank & Trust donates to local schools through Spirit Card program

Posted: Monday, May 18th, 2015
HURON -- American Bank & Trust has recently donated a total of $8,373.54 to local school districts through its Spirit Card Programs. In response to the mounting budgetary needs of our local schools, AB&T was inspired to give back to the community through Spirit Cards.
These cards promote school pride and generate income for the school districts.
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Little League’s first pitch

Posted: Monday, May 18th, 2015
Jeff McGirr throws out the Huron Little League's first pitch at the opening ceremonies on Saturday at the Roger Kasa Complex. Jeff and his wife Shelly were honored as "Friends of Little League" during the opening ceremonies.
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Let the races begin!

Posted: Monday, May 18th, 2015
Neither the bird flu or ominous storm clouds stopped the seventh annual running (or rolling) of the Huron Turkey Races. Hosts the Huron Chamber & Visitors Bureau and Dakota Turkey Growers, DBA Dakota Provisions, provided fun for over 70 teams and hundreds of spectators that crowded the course on Third Street Friday evening. The fundraiser this year benefitted the Huron
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First pitch: HCF Canaries game to be fun for all ages!

Posted: Monday, May 18th, 2015
HURON -- The Huron Community Foundation 11th annual Canaries baseball game will be held Sunday, May 17. The Sioux Falls Canaries will play the Sioux City Explorers at Memorial Stadium in Huron. The Jack Link's Tailgate Party will begin at 4:30 p.m. Pepsi and Budweiser products will be available. The on-field activities will begin at 5:45 p.m., with the first pitch
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Postal Workers Union Local 7141 hold rally

Posted: Monday, May 18th, 2015
Members of American Postal Workers Union Local 7141 rallied outside the Huron Post Office on Thursday concerning news that the Dakota Central mail processing plant in Huron is planning to be closed June 1.
The group was handing out pamphlet's prepared by the union, addressing the steps that the federal government is planning to take.
Shown are Diane Larsen,
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Volunteers needed in Delmont

Posted: Monday, May 18th, 2015
DELMONT (AP) -- Volunteers who want to help clean up debris from the tornado that hit Delmont on Sunday are able to pitch in beginning this week.
The South Dakota Department of Public Safety says volunteers can help the town's residents pick up.
A volunteer area has been established in the southwest portion of Delmont. The department says it will
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Pops Concert

Posted: Saturday, May 16th, 2015
Marissa Cruse and Jeremiah Johnson sing during the first night of the Huron High School Pops Concert Thursday at HHS Auditorium.
Next, Alyssa Schwartz performs.
And next, members of the HHS Madrigals perform.
The second and final performance of the Pops Concert will be tonight at 7 p.m. at HHS Auditorium.
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NorthWestern electric rate filing first since early ’80s

Posted: Saturday, May 16th, 2015
HURON -- NorthWestern Energy's bid to raise electric rates by 20 percent starting in July may seem excessive, but most of the increase is needed because of government-mandated pollution controls at three facilities.
Also, the company hasn't filed a rate case on the electric side of its business since 1981.
"Thirty-four years is pretty unusual for a period of time
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Patriotism at its finest

Posted: Saturday, May 16th, 2015
One of the NorthWestern Energy linemen drove by the Post Office in Huron today and noticed a group of people trying to free up the American Flag that was wrapped and caught in the flag pole mechanism. He stopped his bucket truck and got Old Glory back to waiving again.
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Huron seventh grade students share their self-written books

Posted: Friday, May 15th, 2015
Seventh-grade students share the books they wrote and illustrated as part of the class taught by Tammy Barnes at Huron Middle School. The books were published. The school thanks Northwestern Energy for providing grant money so each student could take a hard-covered book home to keep. Approximately 180 books were published this school year.
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Taking their victory lap

Posted: Thursday, May 14th, 2015
Members of the Wolsey-Wessington girls' track team and, next photo, the James Valley Christian School boys' track team take a victory lap around the track at Tiger Stadium Thursday afternoon after the completion of the 281 Conference Track Meet. Both teams won their respective team titles. For more on the meet see the Sports section.
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Electricity restored in tornado ravaged town of Delmont

Posted: Thursday, May 14th, 2015
DELMONT (AP) -- Electricity and water once again are flowing in the tornado-ravaged South Dakota town of Delmont.
A relief fund also has been set up to help victims of the Sunday morning twister that injured nine people and damaged dozes of structures in the community of about 200 people, including a 100-year-old church and a new fire station.
As
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Wessington Springs ravaged by tornado a year ago sympathizes with Delmont

Posted: Thursday, May 14th, 2015
WESSINGTON SPRINGS (AP) -- Residents of a southeastern South Dakota town devastated by a tornado a year ago have expressed sympathy for the people of Delmont, whose town was slammed by a twister this week.
Wessington Springs was hit by a tornado on June 18, 2014. Dozens of homes and businesses were damaged or destroyed. A tornado crashed through Delmont
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Delmont residents assess damage

Posted: Wednesday, May 13th, 2015
DELMONT (AP) -- Resi-dents of the tornado-ravaged South Dakota town of Delmont returned to their community Monday to assess their properties and see what's left of their belongings and their town.
The tornado that hit the town of about 200 people Sunday spread debris across ditches, lawns, roads, farms and windbreaks. They had to battle brutal winds on Monday led
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School Board: No need to ask for opt-out

Posted: Wednesday, May 13th, 2015
HURON -- The Huron School Board presented its 2015-2016 budget Monday, and for the first time in a handful of years the discussion had no mention of an opt-out.
Superintendent Terry Nebelsick thanked all of the parties involved for their guidance and faith in the plan to get the district to this point through this rough financial period.
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GOP chair: Key to 2016 wins is strong party

Posted: Wednesday, May 13th, 2015
HURON -- A healthy Beadle County Republican Party is in a good position to support candidates as the next election cycle approaches, the new chairman said Monday.
Aaron Pilcher is a young attorney who already has campaign experience in his resume.
"At this point, it's about building and making sure that when the election comes around in 2016 we have
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City looks at changes to fence regulations

Posted: Wednesday, May 13th, 2015
HURON -- First reading of an ordinance that makes changes to the city's fence regulations has been approved by the City Commission and second reading is set for June 1.
Planning commissioners, after spending several meetings working on the revisions, are recommending approval.
City commissioners had a work session on the proposal a week ago to familiarize themselves with the
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