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Kludt files for re-election to city commission

Posted: Wednesday, Feb 22nd, 2017
HURON -- Huron attorney Doug Kludt has announced his candidacy for a second term on the Huron City Commission. Kludt was elected to a three-year term as city commissioner, which began in May of 2014. The term for serving as commissioner is now four years.
Kludt is a partner in the Churchill, Manolis, Freeman, Kludt, Shelton & Burns

Local RMEF plans banquet

Posted: Tuesday, Feb 21st, 2017
HURON -- The Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation (RMEF) awarded more than $104,000 in grant funding for 19 habitat stewardship and hunting heritage projects in South Dakota.
The local Prairie Heartland Chapter of the RMEF will hold its annual banquet fundraiser, beginning at 5 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 25, at the Huron Event Center.
A wide array of hunter friendly products

State PeeWee B Hockey Tournament

Posted: Tuesday, Feb 21st, 2017
Huron All-Stars Pee Wee goalie Cooper Letcher clears the puck from an Aberdeen Cougar shot in Huron's 2-1 win in the second round of the State Pee Wee Hockey Tournament at Bergman Arena. More coverage of Saturday's action from the tournament can be found in the Sports Section.

Aiming for a state title

Posted: Tuesday, Feb 21st, 2017
Huron's Kaileb Ferguson plays the puck as Sioux Center's Lucas Vanberkel moves in defensively during their game Friday in the opening round of the Pee Wee B State Hockey Tournament at Bergman Arena.
Next, Huron's Haiden McCloud skates with the puck as Landon Dejong of Sioux Center moves in to apply pressure during their game in the opening round of

A marker of warmer weather...

Posted: Tuesday, Feb 21st, 2017
When the weather warms, the snowpack melts and the level of the James River rises. The increased waterflow over the 3rd Street Dam creates a huge mound of billowing, foamy bubbles on the river.

Democrat’s state chair optimistic for 2018

Posted: Monday, Feb 20th, 2017
HURON, Three months after demoralizing Election Day losses on both the state and national levels, South Dakota Democrats see reason for optimism as they get energized for the 2018 campaigns, the party's state chairwoman said.
"There is no way of saying it otherwise, that the 2016 cycle was just devastating for us, for Democrats all across the area," Ann Tornberg

‘One day at a time’: Beadle County drug court congratulates first graduate

Posted: Monday, Feb 20th, 2017
HURON, At her lowest, Cassandra A. was a very angry person who hated everyone and everything and stayed high to deal with her pain.
"Nobody mattered," she said. "Nothing mattered."
She lost her job and her house. When she looked around, all of those who were her friends and family were gone. No one cared. She had zero self-esteem.

Name clarification

Modified: Friday, Feb 17th, 2017
The story in the Feb. 17 edition of the Huron Plainsman entitled "One Day At A Time," is about a young woman's journey to become the first graduate of Beadle County's Drug Court.
The woman who graduated is referred to as Cassandra A in the story.
This woman is NOT Cassandra Aldrich of Huron, who has requested that the

Noem talks Farm Bill, ACA and more

Posted: Friday, Feb 17th, 2017
HURON, Although it won't expire for another two years, work on the next Farm Bill has begun, Rep. Kristi Noem, R-S.D., said Wednesday.
Members of the House Agriculture Committee have already started preliminary discussions, she said in a conference call with reporters.
The panel wants to move quickly on the legislation, hoping to pass it out of the House and

Businessman files for Huron School Board seat

Posted: Friday, Feb 17th, 2017
HURON -- Businessman Craig Lee of Huron has announced his candidacy for the two year seat on the Huron School Board currently held by John Halbkat.
Lee is the owner of Craig Lee Studios of downtown Huron that specializes in photography and video production. Lee is married to Tasha (Steele), the Marketing Director at American Bank & Trust, and

Going for Gold

Posted: Thursday, Feb 16th, 2017
HURON, An 11-year-old Yankton boy with ties to Huron joined forces with another American to strike gold by winning the Men's Short Stature doubles at the Pan Am Para-Badminton Championships in December in Medellin, Colombia.
Miles Krajewski and his doubles partner, Danh Trang, won three matches without a loss to top the field of four teams.
Then, in an unexpected

Working hard to drive down the debt: People’s Transit director shares agency’s message

Modified: Wednesday, Feb 15th, 2017
HURON -- People's Transit, a private, nonprofit organization that has delivered riders to their destinations since the 1970s, is working to climb out of a $70,000 debt.
Public transportation agency veteran Rose Lee came on board as executive director last spring to lead the effort.
The buses provide a service that members of the Beadle County Republican Women agree is

School Board looks at several grant applications

Posted: Wednesday, Feb 15th, 2017
HURON ― The Board of Education met Monday with a busy agenda.
Board president David Wheeler pointed out upcoming dates of importance including President's Day (No School) on Feb. 20, the deadline for filing nominating petitions for the school board on Feb. 24, and parent/teacher conferences at the various schools March 28 and March 30.
The consent agenda was approved.

A Night of Superiors

Posted: Wednesday, Feb 15th, 2017
Thirty-five Huron High School band and vocal students who received superior ratings at a recent contest presented a recital Monday at Huron High School Auditorium.

South Town Addition plans face neighborhood opposition

Posted: Wednesday, Feb 15th, 2017
HURON -- While Huron city commissioners unanimously approved first reading of an ordinance to rezone 10 acres in the South Town Addition near Coborn's to accommodate up to two 69-unit apartment buildings and four- and six-unit townhouses, neighborhood opposition to their location in the middle of single-family dwellings also has them wanting to know if alternatives proposed by nearby property

Hacking increase sparks more cyber security programs

Posted: Tuesday, Feb 14th, 2017
MADISON (AP) -- Cyber security is a lot like the common cold.
There's no cure for either, but there are ways to combat both.
"Security is all about layers," said Sam Coome, a 23-year-old Dakota State University graduate student.
At a time when Russian hackers, WikiLeaks and threats of cyber warfare make national headlines daily, those layers of security are

Lederman unseats incumbent to win S.D. GOP chair

Posted: Tuesday, Feb 14th, 2017
South Dakota's Republican Party has a new leader following a vote that upset a decades-long tradition.
Former state Sen. Dan Lederman unseated incumbent Chairwoman Pam Roberts on Saturday, marking the first time in recent memory that the position saw a contested election and that a candidate won without the governor's endorsement, the Argus Leader reported. Lederman won the party chairmanship

Rally at the Rink ...

Modified: Monday, Feb 13th, 2017
Rally at the Rink, which is a celebration of the season and fundraiser for the Huron Hockey Association was held Friday night at Bergman Arena. Huron hockey players from all the age divisions gathered for fun and games.

Donation for Royal Family Kids Camp...

Posted: Monday, Feb 13th, 2017
Jen Block, right, the marketing specialist for Auto Body Clinic in Huron, presents a $200 check to Christie Brantner, the director of Royal Family Kids Camp.
The donation was from the proceeds of a special Women's Night at the Shop, held Jan. 30, where women came and participated in a wide range of activities.

HRMC implements visitor restrictions

Posted: Monday, Feb 13th, 2017
HURON -- Due to the number of influenza cases in the community, Huron Regional Medical Center (HRMC) is asking the public to limit visitation to patients in order to reduce the risk of spreading infections, according to Janice Farrar, RN, infection control nurse.
"We are asking for the community's cooperation in controlling the spread of infections, especially to the young,

From rug pads to furniture, Fullerton’s has served the area’s residents for 85 years: Retirement sale set to begin Saturday, Feb. 11

Posted: Monday, Feb 13th, 2017

HURON, A determined Carroll Fullerton got his fledgling business off the ground by spending day after day ringing doorbells.
In 1932.
In Depression-era Huron.
Eighty-five years later, the third generation of Fullertons have decided to sell the furniture store and retire, ending the story of one of the city's most successful family-owned businesses.
A million dollar retirement sale

Rounds: more South Dakotans opposed than in support of DeVos confirmation

Posted: Monday, Feb 13th, 2017
HURON, In the days leading up to Betsy DeVos' Senate confirmation as Education secretary, the office of Sen. Mike Rounds, R-S.D., received some support for her from South Dakotans, but a lot more people opposed her.
Most of the negative input was concentrated around the fact that many people had been told by special interest groups that DeVos favors funding

Five join United Way Board

Modified: Friday, Feb 10th, 2017
HURON -- The United Way Heartland Region welcomed five new board members to their ranks at the organization's annual meeting on Jan. 26. Tom Myers, Sarah Nickels, Magan Lewis, Elyse Brock and Karen Allerdings will step into the shoes of outgoing board members Joe Carr, Jeff Houge, Tori White and Tom Glanzer and the late Karl Blessenger.
Here is a

Huron Business & Professional Women Award Scholarships

Posted: Friday, Feb 10th, 2017
HURON -- The Huron Business and Professional Women (BPW), in conjunction with Huron University Foundation, awarded six $200 scholarships for the spring 2017 semester at Huron Community Campus.
Gary Harrington, the Huron University Foundation chairman, noted that the Huron BPW had suspended its meeting activities and desired to use the remaining funds to help advance Huron females in continuing their

Huron wrestlers record rout against Yankton

Posted: Thursday, Feb 9th, 2017
HURON -- The Huron Tigers used the springboard of 18 points from forfeit wins to gain momentum and roll to a 66-6 win over the Yankton Bucks Tuesday evening at Huron Arena.
The match was rescheduled from two weeks ago, when Yankton was deep in a winter snow storm. Tuesday night the storm was dressed in orange singlets, as the

CAFO compromise not out of the question: First public hearing held Tuesday; second hearing set Feb. 28

Posted: Thursday, Feb 9th, 2017
HURON, Beadle County would gain a reputation for being very farmer friendly if it would combine the most agreeable components of two setback options in proposed ordinances for both small and large livestock feeding operations, rural neighbors testified Tuesday.
County commissioners took verbal and written testimony at the first of two public hearings as they move toward a final decision

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