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Spirit of Dakota to feature art show

Posted: Monday, Sep 26th, 2016
The work of three local artists will be featured during the free public Art Show Saturday afternoon prior to the Spirit of Dakota Award Banquet at the Huron Event Center.
The art show will be open to the public in the lobby from 4 to 7 p.m. Saturday.
The Spirit of Dakota social will be at 5:30 p.m. with a
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District 22 election forum planned Saturday

Posted: Monday, Sep 26th, 2016
HURON -- A District 22 election forum featuring candidates for the state House and Senate will begin at 9 a.m. Saturday in the City Commission room at City Hall.
Invited to speak are House candidates Roger Chase and Bob Glanzer, Republicans from Huron, and Democrats Joan Wollschlager of Lake Preston and Carmen Dannenbring of De Smet.
Running for the Senate
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Fun at the homecoming parade

Posted: Monday, Sep 26th, 2016
All ages enjoyed the Huron High School Homecoming parade held Saturday afternoon in Huron.
FIRST FOUR PHOTOS BY MIKE CARROLL/PLAINSMAN. THE FIFTH PHOTO BY MICHAEL MORNARD/PLAINSMAN.
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Friends of the 153rd plan dinner: Fundraiser to help charter plane to bring troops home for Christmas

Posted: Monday, Sep 26th, 2016
HURON -- A "Bring Our Troops Home For Christmas" fundraising roast beef dinner is planned Sunday through the Friends of the 153rd to bring S.D. Army National Guardsmen from Huron and Parkston home for Christmas.
The dinner will be held from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday at the National Guard Armory, 1030 Third St. S.W. The menu will be
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Former candidate discusses ballot measures at monthly forum

Posted: Monday, Sep 26th, 2016
HURON -- Three of the ballot measures voters will decide in the general election would, if passed, take the politics out of legislative redistricting, establish nonpartisan elections and create a long-overdue ethics commission in South Dakota, the co-chairman of Take It Back.org said Thursday.
It was back in 1898 that the state's leaders gave the people the opportunity to use
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Induction ceremony set for HHS Athletic Hall of Fame

Modified: Friday, Sep 23rd, 2016
HURON -- A pair of longtime, state championship coaches, two top-notch, state championship athletes and one of the best basketball teams that ever laced up sneakers are the selections for induction into the Huron High School Hall of Fame. Individuals to be honored, include Randy Andrews, Cori Vining, Steve Peters and Mark Wendelgass, along with the 1989 HHS girls' basketball team.
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HHS Athletic Hall of Fame - team photo

Modified: Friday, Sep 23rd, 2016
Members of the 1989 Huron High School State Champion girls' basketball team included, front row, from left: Robin Lewis, Holly Ramsell, Stacey Pettis, Susan Kappel, Amy Burnett and Tracy Styer. Back row: Brenda McClure, Dot Groves, Stacie Johnson, Veronica Meyer, Radeana Hanson, Jennifer Kjelden and Misty Charron.
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Time to Dance and Cheer!

Posted: Thursday, Sep 22nd, 2016
The Huron High School Cheer and Dance teams hosted the Huron Invitational Tuesday at Huron Arena, bringing together some of the top teams from throughout Eastern South Dakota.
The Tiger Pom Dance team performs a routine that earned them a second-place finish in the event.
Next, the Tiger Cheer Team builds a pyramid, while urging the crowd to participate. For
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Active shooter exercise leads to suggestions

Posted: Thursday, Sep 22nd, 2016
HURON, Courthouse employees confronted with the presence of an active shooter in an emergency management exercise earlier this month offered suggestions for improvement at a briefing with the County Commission on Tuesday.
"I thought it went well," Beadle County Emergency Management Director Tom Moeding said of the exercise.
"On a scale from one to 10, I think the realism was
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WISSOTA 100 will return to Huron in 2017

Posted: Thursday, Sep 22nd, 2016
DASSEL, Minn. -- The WISSOTA Board of Directors announced on Saturday, to the massive crowd of racers and fans gathered at Dakota State Fair Speedway (DSFS), that the WISSOTA 100 will return to the track in Huron again in 2017.
"DSFS has done an outstanding job in hosting the WISSOTA 100 and the community has been almost unbelievably supportive," said
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31 years later, his record is now clear

Posted: Thursday, Sep 22nd, 2016
HURON, A criminal case that has dogged Bruce Dudley of Huron for 31 years finally went away Tuesday with Circuit Judge Jon Erickson's signature.
Even though he was found not guilty of the charge in 1985, it has remained on his record for decades.
No more.
In a brief hearing, the judge granted the motion to expunge the record.
On
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HHS Homecoming activites

Modified: Wednesday, Sep 21st, 2016
Hyland Heinz and Sydney Shillingstad were crowned Huron High School Homecoming King and Queen during coronation Monday night at HHS Auditorium.
In the next photo, the HHS Dance Team also performed.
The dance team's only home event will be tonight at 5:30 p.m. at Huron Arena.
Homecoming activities this week include "Superhero" dress up day today; "Olympics"
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City approves permanent beer garden request from Elks 444 Bar & Grill

Posted: Wednesday, Sep 21st, 2016
HURON -- City commissioners only had a few items of business Monday evening.
They approved a request from the Huron Elks 444 Bar & Grill, 460 Dakota Ave. S., for a permanent beer garden permit.
The Elks for years has had two outside events each year -- the Cow Pie Challenge fund-raiser and an outdoor band concert. Each time, they
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HHS Homecoming Royalty candidates

Modified: Tuesday, Sep 20th, 2016
Huron High School homecoming royalty candidates are, front row, from left, Emily Arteman, Maddie Kline, Shannon Katz, Sydney Shillingstad and Karissa Schroder; and in back, Clay Korkow, Seth Overbay, Sam Kretchmar, Hyland Heinz and Tye Evers. Coronation will be Monday at 7 p.m. in the HHS Aauditorium. Special days this week include coronation on Monday; "Superhero" dress-up day and home
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Live show planned at movie theater

Posted: Tuesday, Sep 20th, 2016
HURON -- ĎAnd now for something completely different...'
That segue line was often used in the original Monty Python television show, but it could easily be used for an upcoming live show, set for the Huron Luxury Cinema.
Nationally known comedian, ventriloquist and musician Todd Oliver will be performing live for one night, Thursday, Oct. 6 at the Huron Luxury
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Second annual Huron Beer Fest held Saturday

Posted: Tuesday, Sep 20th, 2016
HURON -- Once upon a time, before refrigerated transport was cheap, almost every small town had its own brewery -- including Huron's own Blume Brewery, according to the Siouxland Heritage Museum in Sioux Falls. Now, decades later, beer drinkers are discovering that the old techniques of small batches, hand crafted, using carefully chosen ingredients, produces a beer worth drinking --
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Out for a little 5K morning run...

Posted: Tuesday, Sep 20th, 2016
With the crack of the starter's pistol, more than 125 girls' cross country runners -- including Huron and James Valley Christian -- head out in the Clyde Cotton Huron Invitational Saturday morning, at the Broadland Creek Golf Course. In addition to this girls' varsity race, there was also a girls' JV and Middle School race, as well as identical races for
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Now this is a car!

Posted: Tuesday, Sep 20th, 2016
A little boy pauses to touch a race car decorated like Lightning McQueen from the "CARS" movie that was parked in front of the grandstands during the races at Dakota State Fair Speedway.
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Public reminded to lock cars in wake of recent car thefts

Posted: Tuesday, Sep 20th, 2016
HURON -- A rash of motor vehicle thefts in Huron, south of town and in the Alpena area in Jerauld County has prompted police to remind owners to lock their vehicles and remove the keys.
"Every vehicle in these cases was left unlocked and had the keys left in them," said Public Information Officer Sam Freng.
Last Sunday evening, five
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If you D.A.R.E.

Posted: Monday, Sep 19th, 2016
The DARE car is back in Huron and will be at the Dakota State Fair Speedway today.
People are encouraged to get a picture taken with the DARE car, and Racecar Bob Hiller will give rides in the car for $10.
A dozen local businesses have donated prizes that will be raffled off for $10 per ticket.
All of the
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Election forum for District 22 legislative seats set Oct. 1

Posted: Monday, Sep 19th, 2016
HURON -- An election forum featuring House and Senate candidates for District 22 legislative seats has been scheduled for 9 a.m. Oct. 1.
The forum will be in the City Commission room at City Hall in Huron.
House candidates are Republicans Roger Chase and Bob Glanzer of Huron and Democrats Joan Wollschlager of Lake Preston and Carmen Dannenbring of De
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Bliss: Itís time to join together with new ideas

Posted: Monday, Sep 19th, 2016
HURON -- Eric Bliss thinks it's time South Dakota voters send people to Pierre who better reflect the demographics of the electorate and have new ideas that bring communities together to solve problems like empty downtown storefronts and too many families with no health insurance and little food.
"I think our humanity can come together within each person, even the
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Off The Track...

Posted: Monday, Sep 19th, 2016
While the WISSOTA 100 is taking place on the State Fairgrounds, the Earl Nordby 4H and Community Center is hosting its first non-State Fair event, featuring, fittingly, cars.
Shown first is a large collection of various automobiles that are on display.
Next is the Bullet Wedge car, which was driven to a top dirt-track speed of 128 mph by Roch
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Temporary vendor tax revenues up at 2016 State Fair

Posted: Monday, Sep 19th, 2016
HURON -- Tax revenues for the 2016 South Dakota State Fair totaled nearly $175,000 according to figures released by the S.D. Department of Revenue.
The latest figures available show the five-day fair in Huron, raised $174,652 in total tax revenues collected so far, which exceeds 2015's total of $171,736. The fair featured a total of 427 vendors.
Of the
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WISSOTA 100 under way

Posted: Friday, Sep 16th, 2016
The WISSOTA 100 is off and running!
The four-day run of the dirt-track event kicked off on Wednesday, with hundreds of cars -- in five different divisions -- taking the green flag, all with the same goal: to qualify for Saturday night's main event.
In the first photo, Maria Broksieck (14) from Goodwin, leads Dwayne Fowler (12) of Belgrade,
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Highmore teen dies from accident injuries

Posted: Friday, Sep 16th, 2016
HIGHMORE -- A 15-year-old Highmore female has died from injuries suffered in a one-vehicle crash that occurred Sunday morning near Highmore, according to the Department of Public Safety.
Nicole Pekarek was driving a 1984 Toyota pickup northbound on 341st Avenue when she lost control on a gravel road. The vehicle entered the east ditch and rolled. Pekarek was not wearing
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DARE raffle taking place at race event

Posted: Friday, Sep 16th, 2016
HURON -- The DARE car is back in Huron.
It will be at Dakota State Fair Speedway today, Friday and Saturday. People are encouraged to get a picture taken with the DARE car, and Racecar Bob Hiller will give rides in the car for $10.
A dozen local businesses have donated prizes that will be raffled off for $10 per
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Green flag set for WISSOTA 100

Posted: Thursday, Sep 15th, 2016
HURON -- Hundreds of drivers from across the Upper Midwest and Canada will be on hand for the 2016 Speedway Motors WISSOTA 100, which begins today and is scheduled to run through Saturday at Dakota State Fair Speedway. Racing will begin at 5 p.m. all four nights of the event.
"We're looking forward to having a record-number show," DSFS
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Man accused in Woonsocket killing pleads not guilty

Modified: Thursday, Sep 15th, 2016
WOONSOCKET (AP) -- A Woonsocket man accused of killing a woman last month has pleaded not guilty.
Thirty-three-year-old Matthew Novak is charged with first-degree murder and two other counts in the Aug. 31 death of 25-year-old Jennifer Gibson. Trial has been set for Jan. 11.
Authorities arrested Novak at a home after the incident that prompted authorities to lock down
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HHS Tigers Marching Band expo

Posted: Wednesday, Sep 14th, 2016
The Huron High School Tigers Marching Band held an outdoor expo Monday night at Tiger Stadium. More photos can be found on Page 12.
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City continues work on 2017 budget: $34.1M

Posted: Wednesday, Sep 14th, 2016
HURON -- While they continue putting the finishing touches on their 2017 budget, city commissioners Monday approved first reading of the annual appropriation ordinance, with the final OK to be considered on Sept. 26.
The proposed budget totals $34,147,340, a 6 percent increase over the 2016 level of $32,140,264.
But the 6 percent hike reflected now is likely to come
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School Board approves bond resolution

Posted: Wednesday, Sep 14th, 2016
HURON -- on Monday night, at its regular meeting, the Huron School Board unanimously approved a bond resolution that should save the school district approximately $1.6 million over the current funding schedule.
The resolution, which will be for $16,730,000, will pay off the current bonds issued and sold for the elementary school addition and remodeling at both the Madison 2-3
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Ducks Unlimited banquet set for Thursday

Posted: Wednesday, Sep 14th, 2016
HURON -- The Beadle County Ducks Unlimited banquet fundraiser will take place Thursday, Sept. 15, at the Beadle County Sportsman's Club, with a social hour at 5:30 p.m., followed by dinner.
For tickets or additional information, call Molly Howard at 350-2478 or Mike Zell at 350-2778.
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Sanborn County man indicted on murder charges

Posted: Wednesday, Sep 14th, 2016
PIERRE -- Attorney General Marty Jackley announced Monday that a Sanborn County grand jury has indicted Matthew Walter Novak, 33, of Woonsocket, charging him with alternate counts of first degree murder, second degree murder and first degree manslaughter.
The penalty for first degree murder, class A felony, is a mandatory life sentence in the state penitentiary or death. The
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