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Huron is scary good

Posted: Thursday, Oct 30th, 2014
Fans turned out at Huron Arena Tuesday night dressed up a little early for Halloween. However, the scariest performance might have been turned in by the Tiger volleyball team as they defeated Aberdeen Central in four sets handing the Golden Eagles just their second loss of the season.
Meanwhile, Huron extended its winning streak to 12 matches. More from
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GOP luncheon features Treasurer, Auditor candidates

Posted: Thursday, Oct 30th, 2014
HURON -- Unclaimed property in the tens of millions of dollars is never owned by the state and is returned to the rightful owners when they can be located, state Treasurer Rich Sattgast said Monday.
"There's been some issues in this campaign that the state takes control of that money after a certain period of time," he said at a
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Werner: Dakota access pipeline would benefit ag producers

Posted: Wednesday, Oct 29th, 2014
HURON -- A proposed crude oil pipeline linking western North Dakota oil fields with a southern Illinois terminal has the backing of Rep. Dick Werner, R-Huron.
"I'm going on record, I support it. Totally support it," he said at a Beadle County Republican Party campaign luncheon on Monday.
However, he said the pipeline, which would pass through northeastern Beadle County
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School board votes to install LED lighting

Posted: Wednesday, Oct 29th, 2014
HURON -- Let there be LED … lights.
The Huron School Board Monday evening voted at its regularly scheduled school board meeting in the Instructional Planning Center of Huron Arena, to retrofit most of the district's lighting structures -- both inside and out -- with Light Emitting Diode (LED) technology.
The bid for just under $1.5M was given
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City approves plan to hire new detective

Posted: Wednesday, Oct 29th, 2014
HURON -- A vacant traffic officer position in the police department is being shifted to a detective position so the city can fill it and have time to train that individual before two veteran detectives retire in the next couple years.
City commissioners approved the change Monday.
In a memo to the board, outgoing Chief Gary Will Jr. said two
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State champ!

Posted: Monday, Oct 27th, 2014
James Valley Christian School's Jayden Waldner, a junior, won the Class B State Cross Country title Saturday, held at Huron's Broadland Creek Golf Course. Waldner ran the 5K course in 17 minutes and 8.24 seconds and finished eight seconds ahead of the second-place finisher. With Waldner's success along with his teammates' the Vikings finished second as a team.
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Want to win a bear?

Posted: Monday, Oct 27th, 2014
This bear carved out of wood is being raffled by the Huron Volleyball Program. The bear was donated by its carver Jeff Dahr of J.D. Bears who is also the team's bus driver for away games. Tickets can be purchased from players and coaches of the team. It will be given away at Tuesday night's game.
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Gutormson to run for JRWDD seat

Posted: Monday, Oct 27th, 2014
HURON -- Leanne Gutormson, a life-long resident of the Huron area, is running for her second term on the James River Water Development District in the upcoming election on Tuesday, Nov. 4.
Two years ago, Gutormson became a director, representing the city of Huron and Custer township in Beadle County.
"We meet six times a year and work
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Voting to move to Huron Event Center

Posted: Monday, Oct 27th, 2014
HURON, Voting for the general election on Tuesday, Nov. 4 will be held at the Huron Event Center because of the potential for a Huron High School volleyball district game being played in the Huron Arena.
Polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
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Wal-Mart celebrates grand re-opening

Posted: Monday, Oct 27th, 2014
Wal-Mart celebrated its grand re-opening Friday morning complete with the music from the Huron High School Band. Huron Mayor Paul Aylward spoke at the event as did members of Wal-Mart's management team. The store has just completed renovations and welcomed the community to have a look around. The store also handed out several donations and cut a ribbon with photos
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Wal-Mart cuts checks at grand re-opening

Posted: Monday, Oct 27th, 2014
Wal-Mart's Store Manager Jodi Kobold (far left in each photo) along with employees helped hand out donations to local organizations on hand for the store's grand re-opening. Those receiving donations were, first photo, the Jan Manolis Family Safe Center; second photo, the Huron High School Band; and, third photo, the Community Development Foundation.
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Nordby donates $1 million to MTI

Posted: Monday, Oct 27th, 2014
MITCHELL (AP) -- A retired businessman from Huron is donating $1 million to Mitchell Technical Institute -- the largest cash donation ever made to a technical school in South Dakota.
The school plans to rename its Trades Center after Earl Nordby, 83, a former longtime owner of a regional soft drink bottling company.
Nordby is making the donation to MTI
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HHS Marching Band performs

Posted: Saturday, Oct 25th, 2014
Members of the Huron High School Marching Band perform at half-time Thursday night during the football game against Mitchell at Tiger Stadium. For more on the game, see the Sports section.
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Welke: State must do more to retain quality teachers

Posted: Saturday, Oct 25th, 2014
HURON -- Educator Chuck Welke was in Pierre for a 1988 rally to encourage legislators to boost South Dakota from 51st in teacher pay to 50th.
He met a fellow who wore a button that said, "MOM."
It stood for "Move Over Mississipi."
Welke was intrigued. And then the fellow told him the button was not a new one. It
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Fire destroys Huron home

Posted: Friday, Oct 24th, 2014
HURON -- The Huron Fire Department responded to a house fire on the 600 block of Second Street Southwest Tuesday night.
The back porch was completely engulfed with flames when firefighters arrived. The rental home is considered a total loss with 100 percent smoke and fire damage.
Two pets were lost in the blaze, but no other injuries were reported.
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Weiland pledges to protect Medicare, Social Security

Posted: Friday, Oct 24th, 2014
HURON -- Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Rick Weiland is spending the final two weeks of the campaign reminding voters which party brought them Social Security and Medicare and the fact it's the same party they should trust to protect the entitlement programs.
It's a message he says is resonating across party lines throughout South Dakota.
The state's aging population relies
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Police respond to standoff Tuesday

Posted: Friday, Oct 24th, 2014
HURON -- A 30-year-old Huron man is being held in custody after a Tuesday morning standoff with police at a southeast Huron residence ended peacefully when he surrendered to authorities.
Charges are pending. The identity of the individual is being withheld because of mental health and medical issues.
Sgt. Brandon Neitzert, public information officer for the Huron Police Department, said
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Krebs speaks at GOP luncheon

Posted: Friday, Oct 24th, 2014
HURON -- Veteran state legislator Shantel Krebs of Renner says her interest in the election process combined with her family's entrepreneurial background are what led to a decision to seek the office of secretary of state.
In remarks at the weekly Beadle County Republican Party campaign lunch on Monday, Krebs said the secretary of state's office goes hand-in-hand with her
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GHDC, Huron Community Development Foundation contribute to Capital Campaign

Posted: Friday, Oct 24th, 2014
HURON -- Greater Huron Development Corporation and the Huron Community Development Foundation were recently recognized for each providing a gift of $20,000 to the South Dakota State Fair Foundation toward its "Building a Showcase for 4-H, Youth, and Community" Capital Campaign. The campaign is raising funds to build a new fairgrounds exhibit hall.
"On behalf of
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City Commission accepts resignation: Solid waste department to begin winter hours Nov. 1

Posted: Friday, Oct 24th, 2014
HURON -- The City Commission on Monday accepted the resignation of Gary Will Jr. as director of public safety.
Will has served in that role for a little more than three years.
Mayor Paul Aylward asked commissioners to postpone posting the position internally and issuing a civil service call to give the board time to discuss whether changes should be
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Plan now to be ready for cold weather

Posted: Friday, Oct 24th, 2014
HURON -- It may seem like a stretch with this week's warm October weather, but today is Winter Weather Awareness Day in South Dakota.
South Dakota weather can change quickly.
Beadle County Emergency Management director Tom Moeding said it's a good idea to start thinking about preparing for winter travel and for people to begin getting their homes ready for
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‘Red Power’ed donation: IH Collectors Chapter 21 from S.D. donates $50,000 to State Fair Foundation

Posted: Wednesday, Oct 22nd, 2014
HURON -- The International Harvester Collectors Club, South Dakota Chapter 21 has raised more than $50,000 for the new State Fairgrounds' exhibit hall.
This summer on the fairgrounds, the club hosted the Red Power Round Up, a national gathering for collectors and fans of the machinery.
Through raffles, meal fundraisers and sponsorships, the Round Up event was designed
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City approves three variances, denies variance for mobile home

Posted: Wednesday, Oct 22nd, 2014
HURON -- A variance to allow for an 11-year-old manufactured home at 1347 First St. S.W. in an area where code only permits newly constructed manufactured homes that are at least 24 feet wide has been denied by the City Commission.
Making the request was Gene McMillan, who said his plan would improve the neighborhood because a deteriorating house on
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It’s pheasant time

Posted: Monday, Oct 20th, 2014
The Heartland Region Pheasant Forever Banquet was held Friday evening at the Huron Event Center. The banquet featured games, raffles and a live auction and is the annual kickoff to the pheasant hunting season which begins today at noon.
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Candidates differ on Keystone Pipeline

Posted: Monday, Oct 20th, 2014
VERMILLION -- How to approach the proposed Keystone XL pipeline was one area of stark disagreement when South Dakota's candidates for the U.S. House of Representatives met for a debate televised Thursday by South Dakota Public Broadcasting.
The meeting between incumbent Republican Rep. Kristi Noem and Democrat Corinna Robinson was part of a series of candidate debates sponsored by South
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Hunters asked to help find missing S.D. woman: Woonsocket woman missing since Nov. 13

Posted: Monday, Oct 20th, 2014
SIOUX FALLS (AP) -- South Dakota authorities are asking pheasant hunters to help in the search of a woman who disappeared last year.
Authorities say 30-year-old Rachel Cyriacks was last seen on the morning of Nov. 13 in Woonsocket. She is 5 feet 5 inches tall and weighs about 140 pounds.
South Dakota's pheasant season opens today at noon. Authorities
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Cavour man convicted of grand theft

Posted: Monday, Oct 20th, 2014
HURON (AP) -- A Cavour man has been found guilty of grand theft in connection with a staged armed robbery of the Northstar Corner Pantry last winter.
Donnell Williams was convicted by a Beadle County jury on Friday, according to KOKK Radio.
Deputy state's attorney Dan Nelson had argued that cell phones tell stories and that the defendant's phone did just
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Beadle Bops 4-H Club cleans highway ditches

Posted: Saturday, Oct 18th, 2014
Members of the Beadle Bops 4-H group met Wednesday afternoon on old Highway 14 to pick up trash in the ditches.
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James River plan to begin with old pool removal

Posted: Saturday, Oct 18th, 2014
HURON -- Removal of the 1970s-era municipal swimming pool and a decision on the future of the old water treatment plant will mark the start of what is likely to be a 20-year implementation of the James River recreation area master plan, Mayor Paul Aylward said Thursday.
City commissioners budgeted $500,000 in their 2015 appropriation ordinance to get started on
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Flu vaccine, dispensing exercise slated for Oct. 30

Posted: Saturday, Oct 18th, 2014
HURON -- The South Dakota Department of Health and Beadle County Emergency Management will hold a flu vaccine clinic and point of dispensing (POD) exercise at Huron Middle School on Oct. 30.
Flu vaccine will be offered from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. for middle and high school students and from 3:30 to 6 p.m. for grade school students, and 250
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Capital for a Day

Posted: Friday, Oct 17th, 2014
Gov. Dennis Daugaard and First Lady Linda Daugaard were in Wessington Springs Wednesday for South Dakota's Capital for a Day. Activities included a community social at Sweet Grass in Wessington Springs.
Daugaard is shown visiting with guests at the social.
Next, Daugaard presents a proclamation to Wessington Springs Mayor Melissa Mebius.
Tours of the city, showing the progress since the
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