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Simulcast brings experts to Fair City: Live, from Atlanta, it’s Leadercast 2016

Posted: Friday, Apr 29th, 2016
HURON -- The premise is really simple at it's heart. Bring together all in one place some of the top voices in leadership and the traits that feed into it and have them share their expertise.
For the past few years, under the umbrella of the event called Leadercast, that is exactly what has taken place, and the response, to
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Sertoma Club hands out annual awards: Carol Milbrandt - Sertoman of the Year; Katie Schiebe & Kristi Kattner share Service to Mankind award

Posted: Thursday, Apr 28th, 2016
HURON -- The Fair City Sertoma (Service to Mankind) Club honored Carol Milbrandt as its Sertoman of the Year and recognized We Found Sound co-creators Kristi Kattner and Katie Schiebe for its Service to Mankind Award.
The awards were presented at the Club's annual fundraising event Tuesday night at the Huron Event Center. Proceeds from the evening - including both
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Feedin’ folks for 55 flippin’ years: Lions Club Pancake Days continues today at National Guard Armory

Posted: Thursday, Apr 28th, 2016
HURON, Today from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. members of the Huron Lions clubs are ready to serve up some hot flapjacks to the public, just as they have been doing for more than half a century.
For 55 years, Lions Pancake Days has been a tradition that is still going strong. Many folks come to enjoy the all-you-can-eat
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Street milling project begins

Posted: Wednesday, Apr 27th, 2016
Asphalt Paving & Materials Co. of Huron began street milling operations Monday morning on Colorado Avenue Southwest.
Streets in southwest Huron will be milled this week, and new asphalt surfaces will be applied beginning in a week.
Vehicles are to be kept off the streets to be milled and paved to avoid being towed.
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School Board approves insurance renewal

Posted: Wednesday, Apr 27th, 2016
HURON -- The Huron School Board meeting at the Huron Arena on Monday was kept short due to executive sessions for preparation for negotiations, which took place later Monday evening.
The property liability insurance agreement renewal was approved by the board, which business manager, Kelly Christopherson, explained will be roughly $12,000 more than last year as a result of the
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StoneyBrook variance approval falls short

Posted: Wednesday, Apr 27th, 2016
HURON -- A request by StoneyBrook Suites, 420 21st St. S.W., to construct additions that are five feet from the west and south property lines failed despite a 3-1 vote in favor of it Monday because variances coming before the City Commission require the support of a two-thirds majority, or four of the five board members.
Commissioner Doug Kludt was
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Campus to Careers Expo set Wednesday

Posted: Wednesday, Apr 27th, 2016
HURON -- Area adults (those 18 years and older) will have an opportunity to explore a variety of career options during the Campus to Careers Expo or DEGREE=CAREER on Wednesday at the Huron Campus Center from 5 to 7 p.m. The Expo is an evening of learning experiences conducted in conjunction with the Huron Community Campus, North East Area Health
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Ag training morphs into lasting friendships

Posted: Tuesday, Apr 26th, 2016
WOLSEY -- It's just an average, run-of-the-mill Wednesday at Lazy J Dairy. Evidence of the previous two days of rain show in a muddy yard and water standing around the footings of an ongoing building project.
Russell and Janet Jungeman began the operation that would become Lazy J Dairy in 1980, with a few head of Holstein cows and a
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HHS celebrates Prom 2016

Modified: Tuesday, Apr 26th, 2016
The Huron High School Junior-Senior Prom Grand March and dance took place at Huron Arena on Saturday night, with the theme "A Nostalgic Night."
The Huron High School Madrigal Singers presented entertainment, while, in the next photo, Josh Waagen and Karly Eggleston make a memorable Grand March entrance.
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Running into their Future...

Posted: Tuesday, Apr 26th, 2016
The Run Into Your Future 5K Run and Walk, organized by Wolsey-Wessington High School senior track and cross country athlete Ashley Robinson took place Saturday morning. Participants navigated throughout the streets of Wolsey, with proceeds going to fund a scholarship for one Wolsey-Wessington senior, assist athletes in the Warbirds' cross country program and, this year, provide toys for young patients
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Original mall anchor will close this summer

Posted: Monday, Apr 25th, 2016
HURON, A major story in Huron's retail history will come to an end this summer when Kmart closes its doors for the last time after a 38-year presence.
While a firm date has not been announced, Sears Holdings, owner of Sears and Kmart stores, said liquidation sales at Kmart will begin May 12.
It was announced that all of the
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Prepping for ‘A Nostalgic Night’

Posted: Monday, Apr 25th, 2016
Members of the Huron High School Prom Committee were hard at work Friday afternoon, transforming Huron Arena into the foundation for "A Nostalgic Night," the theme for tonight's prom.
In the second photo Karlee Richman and Edsson Quispe demonstate one of the photo stops along the grand march pathway.
Grand march is set to begin at 8:30 p.m. tonight.
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Taking advantage of the free-dump weekend...

Posted: Monday, Apr 25th, 2016
City employees Randy Schumacher and Jason Stigge unload a couch that was brought to the Huron Landfill, during the free-dump day on Friday.
The city-wide cleanup continues today from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.; and 8-6 next Thursday and Friday and 8-5 on Saturday.
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Drug court discussion dominates State of the County

Posted: Saturday, Apr 23rd, 2016
HURON -- South Dakota's 12 drug courts -- including one launched in Beadle County last August -- are successfully keeping addicts sober, productive and out of prison, a local prosecutor said.
But the methamphetamine epidemic can only be defeated if the public shares with young people how dangerous the drug is, Beadle County Deputy State's Attorney Dan Nelson said Thursday.
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Sears to close 78 stores this summer: Kmart stores in Huron and Yankton among planned closings

Posted: Saturday, Apr 23rd, 2016
NEW YORK (AP) -- Sears Holdings Corp. will close another 78 stores -- 68 Kmart units, and 10 Sears stores -- as it looks to restore profitability.
That accounts for about 5 percent of its store base, which is nearly 1,700 stores.
The ailing company, based in Hoffman Estates, Illinois, had said in February that it would accelerate the closing
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No action taken on variances or permit: Too few commissioners force postponement

Posted: Saturday, Apr 23rd, 2016
HURON, They took testimony at scheduled public hearings Thursday morning on variance and conditional use permit applications for proposed projects in Wolsey.
But Beadle County commissioners had to postpone votes on those and two other variance requests because they were one member short.
It takes a two-thirds majority to approve the applications, and on Wednesday the board received word from
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Absentee voting begins today for June primary

Posted: Saturday, Apr 23rd, 2016
PIERRE -- Absentee voting begins today for registered South Dakota voters, 46 days prior to the primary election held on Tuesday, June 7. South Dakota does not use the term "early voting" in state law.  Any voter can vote an absentee ballot without having to provide a reason 46 days prior to a primary and general election.
Secretary of State Shantel
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City construction season underway

Posted: Friday, Apr 22nd, 2016
HURON -- Contractors from the Dakotas and Wisconsin are beginning work on this season's ongoing infrastructure improvements in Huron, as the city continues to make progress in upgrading its streets, sewer and water systems and handicap intersections.
Projects totaling more than $3.24 million will be done this year in a number of areas of town.
Water main replacement on a
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Lake Preston woman announces for District 22 House race

Posted: Friday, Apr 22nd, 2016
LAKE PRESTON, Joan Wollschlager of rural Lake Preston is announcing her candidacy for a District 22 seat in the House of Representatives on the Democratic ticket.
A resident of Kingsbury County for 37 years, she said she is familiar with local, state and federal governments.
She previously worked with the South Dakota Towns & Townships Association and was a board
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Milling and paving planned for city streets

Posted: Friday, Apr 22nd, 2016
HURON -- It will be a bit inconvenient for the next couple of weeks, but in the end, stretches of 14 streets in Huron will have new driving surfaces.
Asphalt Paving & Materials Co. of Huron has notified residents of those areas of the work by leaving notices on their doors.
Milling is set to begin at 7 a.m. Monday,
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New name, location; same services...

Posted: Thursday, Apr 21st, 2016
The former BW Insurance Agency hosted a ribbon cutting on Tuesday as HUB International, at 375 Dakota S, suite 109. From the left are HUB International staff members Joan Scheidegger, Justin Lindquist and Denis Mahowald, who is receiving the first dollar of profit from Phelan Stahl of the Huron Chamber and Visitors Bureau's Ambassadors committee. The new business offers insurance for a wide
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Campus to Careers Expo coming to HCC

Posted: Thursday, Apr 21st, 2016
HURON -- Area adults - 18 and older - will have a chance to exlore a wide variety of career options, at the upcoming Campus to Careers Expo, at the Huron Community Campus.
The Expo, set to take place from 5 to 7 p.m. on Wednesday, April 27, will be an eveing of learning experiences, conducted in conjunction with the Huron
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City-wide cleanup begins this week

Posted: Thursday, Apr 21st, 2016
HURON, Residents of Huron are reminded that the first of two long weekends in the city-wide cleanup effort begins Thursday.
Free access to the rubble site, with a household utility bill for April, runs from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday and Friday and from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday.
Hours will remain the same for the April
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Sharing through God Pocket

Posted: Wednesday, Apr 20th, 2016
Reaching out to help another person who looked like they needed a hand has always been second-nature to Ron Weidner of Huron. That's one reason he was so intrigued by a "God Pocket" challenge issued last fall by Jon Wiebe, president of the Mennonite Foundation.
Written by Bruce Wilkinson, "God Pocket" encourages people to carry money in a special spot
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City seeks grant funds to finish study of Third Street dam

Posted: Wednesday, Apr 20th, 2016
HURON -- The city of Huron is applying for grant funds to complete a study at the Third Street dam in the next couple years.
Commissioners on Monday authorized Mayor Paul Aylward to sign the application to the James River Water Development District, which will consider it next month.
The study would involve an engineering firm looking at ways of eliminating
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Bags, Baubles and Bears!

Posted: Monday, Apr 18th, 2016
Auctioneer Mike Corcoran starts the bidding for a diamond necklace and bag from Mexico during the Bags, Baubles and Bears fundraiser held Saturday night at the Huron Event Center for the Jan Manolis Family Safe Center.
Next, Avah Newman shows Tricia Manolis, an advocate for the JMFSC, the bear she would like to have!
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‘Running Into Your Future’ surges into third year

Posted: Monday, Apr 18th, 2016
WOLSEY -- For the third straight year, more than 100 runners will toe the starting line at 9 a.m. this next Saturday morning, for the 3rd Annual "Running Into Your Future" 5K run and walk.
Proceeds from this event, as they have been for the past two races, will be used to fund a scholarship, to be awarded to a
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Wessington Springs bar, restaurant reopening after tornado

Posted: Monday, Apr 18th, 2016
WESSINGTON SPRINGS (AP) -- One of Wessington Springs' staples is reopening just a few months short of the two-year mark of the day a tornado ravaged the community.
The Daily Republic reports the Prairie Lounge located inside the William-Fee Post 14 American Legion building will reopen Saturday.
The tornado that passed through Wessington Springs on June 18, 2014,
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HHS senior next Huron contestant for Miss S.D.

Posted: Monday, Apr 18th, 2016

HURON -- Did you know that over the past 10 years, Huron has been the hometown of as many Miss South Dakota titleholders as any city in the state?
Callee Bauman (Wachter) won the title in 2006 and four years later it was Loren Vaillancourt who took the crown, sash and walk on the runway in Hot Springs.
And
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Car show, test-n-tune moved to April 23

Posted: Monday, Apr 18th, 2016
Cheri Bjorke takes a photo of her husband, Doug, standing next to the WISSOTA late model belonging to Brian Diede of Huron. Diede's car was on display on Dakota Avenue Friday in front of Thunderbird Liquor. With the help of his son, Dawson, the Huron driver switched the number of his car to 67 in honor of his father, Wayne,
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Judge rules in favor of local legislative candidate: Roger Chase will have his name on November ballot

Posted: Saturday, Apr 16th, 2016
PIERRE, A judge has ordered the secretary of state's office to accept a second set of petitions filed by Roger Chase of Huron for this year's election for District 22 House of Representatives and put his name on the ballot.
Circuit Judge Mark Barnett ruled in his favor on that issue after a 70-minute hearing in his Pierre courtroom.
He
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A very important date...

Posted: Saturday, Apr 16th, 2016
Alice, played by Rachel Smith, and TweedleDum and TweedleDee, played by Peyton Carr (back) and Sam Carr, rehearse a scene from Huron High School's production "Alice in Wonderland." Performances will be held at 7 p.m. tonight and Saturday at HHS Auditorium. Adapted by Brainerd Duffield from Lewis Carroll's classic tale, the show is produced with special arrangement by Samuel French. The
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World’s largest one-day leadership conference to be simulcast in Huron May 6

Posted: Saturday, Apr 16th, 2016
HURON -- Leadercast is the world's largest one-day leadership conference, broadcast live from Atlanta and simulcast to hundreds of locations around the world on May 6. This year marks the 16th year of the annual leadership conference and the third year that Huron will be at hosting the event at the Campus Center.
The theme of this year's conference
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