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HHS Speech & Debate team places in Fiesta

Posted: Wednesday, Jan 28th, 2015
The Huron Speech & Debate Team traveled to the 65th annual Watertown Speech Fiesta at Watertown High School on Jan. 23-24.
Out of 29 teams from North and South Dakota in attendance, Huron finished sixth. Aberdeen finished first, Sioux Falls O'Gorman finished second, and Sioux Falls Washington third.
"This was another strong showing by the team in 2015," said head

City moves forward on South Town Addition

Posted: Wednesday, Jan 28th, 2015
HURON -- Ten residential lots were platted and first reading of an ordinance to rezone other lots from one-family residential to one- and two-family and townhouse residential came Monday as the City Commission continues to move forward on the South Town Addition.
Greater Huron Development Corporation is working to market the commercial lots. Interest has been shown in purchasing individual

Skating to a victory

Posted: Monday, Jan 26th, 2015
Rei Hoops of Huron battles with Gavin Johnson of Sioux Falls for the puck during their PeeWee hockey game Saturday at Bergman Arena.
In the next photo, Huron's Mason McDonald plays the puck as Jaxon Haase of Sioux Falls defends on the play during their game Saturday.
And next, Huron's Lucas Snyder prepares to take a shot as Nicholas Gromer

Legislative coffees with District 22 legislators to begin Saturday

Posted: Monday, Jan 26th, 2015
HURON -- The first of three legislative coffees with District 22 lawmakers begins at 9 a.m. Saturday in the City Commission room at City Hall.
Sen. Jim White, R-Huron; Rep. Peggy Gibson, D-Huron; and Rep. Dick Werner, R-Huron; have been invited to speak and answer questions from the audience.
Legislative coffees are also scheduled for Feb. 21 and March 7.

Influenza-related deaths increase to 23 in South Dakota

Posted: Monday, Jan 26th, 2015
PIERRE (AP) -- The number of influenza-related deaths in South Dakota has increased to 23 during the current season.
State Epidemiologist Lon Kightlinger tells KELO-TV that three deaths occurred last week. More than 400 people have been hospitalized because of the virus throughout the season.
Even though doctors in the state have diagnosed fewer people with the virus in the

Rounds chairs panel with oversight over regulatory agencies

Posted: Saturday, Jan 24th, 2015
HURON -- As South Dakota's former gov-ernor in the high-water spring of 2011, Mike Rounds was among those critical of Army Corps of Engineers management of the Missouri River.
His was one of the many homes impacted by the flooding beginning that May.
Today, as the state's junior senator, he is chairman of a Senate subcommittee having oversight of federal

2015 State Fair theme released

Posted: Friday, Jan 23rd, 2015
HURON -- The South Dakota State Fair has announced its 2015 theme -- "Sew It. Grow It. Show It."
"This year we chose a theme that draws attention to all areas of the fair," said State Fair marketing and events coordinator Candi Briley. "When people think about the State Fair, they think about the Horticulture Building, the livestock barns and

More names to be added to Veterans Memorial

Posted: Friday, Jan 23rd, 2015
HURON -- An open sign-up period for additional names on the Beadle County Veterans Memorial in downtown Huron is running from now through Feb. 22.
The memorial is located at Third Street and Wisconsin Avenue Southwest.
It will be the only sign-up period for all of 2015.
Only Beadle County veterans and active military personnel from the county are eligible,

Man arrested for incident at Wolsey

Posted: Thursday, Jan 22nd, 2015
WOLSEY -- Authorities have arrested a man for aggravated assault on a law enforcement officer and resisting arrest in connection with an incident at the 281 Travel Center in Wolsey.
Beadle County Sheriff Doug Solem said the individual, who he is declining to identify because of mental issues, approached a person in the casino Monday morning and asked for money.

Finals set for 281 Conference girls’ tourney

Posted: Wednesday, Jan 21st, 2015
HURON -- The Sanborn Central-Woonsocket Lady Blackhawks will play the Highmore-Harrold Pirates in the final of the 281 Conference Tournament Thursday at 6 p.m., at Huron Arena.
The Lady Blackhawks defeated Wessington Springs 55-36 to advance to the title game, while Highmore-Harrold defeated Hitchcock-Tulare 68-44 in the other semifinal played Monday evening.
The Lady Blackhawks were led by Myah and

Robbery reported in Wolsey

Posted: Wednesday, Jan 21st, 2015
WOLSEY -- Law enforcement authorities on Monday responded to an apparent robbery attempt at the 281 Travel Center.
The call came in at 10:42 a.m. and was listed on the police log as a robbery.
No other information was released by the Beadle County Sheriff's office.

Top seeds advance in 281 boys’ tourney

Posted: Monday, Jan 19th, 2015
WOLSEY -- Top-seeded Wolsey-Wessington opened the 281 Conference Boys' Basketball Tournament with a 77-8 victory against No. 8 Iroquois on Saturday at the Wolsey-Wessington gym.
The Warbirds, who are the top-ranked team in Class B, held Iroquois scoreless in the first and fourth quarters en route to the victory.
Lorenzo Williams had 15 points to lead Wolsey-Wessington, which improved

Farmers Appreciation Banquet planned Jan. 26 in Huron

Posted: Monday, Jan 19th, 2015
HURON -- Each year the Agriculture Committee of the Huron Chamber & Visitors Bureau hosts the Farmers Appreciation Banquet to honor farmers and ranchers in the Huron area.
The event this year will be held Monday, Jan. 26, at the Huron Event Center. Doors will open at 6 p.m. and the buffet dinner starts at 6:30 p.m.

Play begins in 281 girls’ tournament

Posted: Monday, Jan 19th, 2015
WOLSEY -- Top-seeded Sanborn Central-Woonsocket opened the 281 Conference Girls' Basketball Tournament with a 77-9 win against No. Iroquois on Friday.
The Lady Blackhawks, who improved to 6-1, led 25-0 at the end of the opening quarter and 40-3 at the half.
Morgan Selland had 16 points, including four 3-pointers, to lead Sanborn Central-Woonsocket. Tristan Ziebart and Abby Doering

Cheering on the Tigers

Posted: Saturday, Jan 17th, 2015
Huron Tiger fans link arms during a cheer Thursday at Huron Arena during the boys' basketball game against Mitchell. For more on the game, see the Sports Section.

Public defenders busy in Beadle criminal cases: Ten attorneys assigned on rotating basis

Posted: Saturday, Jan 17th, 2015
HURON, For a half century, indigent criminal defendants charged with an offense that could mean a jail or prison sentence have been entitled to a court-appointed attorney.
In Beadle County, 10 lawyers contract with the county to provide individuals with representation if they're unable to afford to hire private legal counsel.
The 10 attorneys are assigned cases on a rotating

‘Friend of Local Government’ award presented by SDATAT

Posted: Saturday, Jan 17th, 2015
LAKE NORDEN -- District 2 Rep. Burt Tulson, a Lake Norden Republican, has been honored with the "Friend of Local Government Award" by the South Dakota Association of Towns & Townships for 2014.
The award was presented at the annual meeting last month in Sioux Falls.
Initiated in 2000, the award is the highest honor given by SDATAT to recognize

Carpenter man arrested in casino robbery

Posted: Saturday, Jan 17th, 2015
HURON -- A 57-year-old Carpenter man has been arrested and charged with robbery and grand theft in connection with last week's incident at Gamers Casino in Huron.
Public Information Officer Sarah Bowen said the arrest of Gerald Brown was made after a tip and brief interview.
It was a joint effort involving the Huron Police Department and the Beadle County

JRWDD elects officers

Posted: Saturday, Jan 17th, 2015
HURON -- Randy Stanley of Groton has been re-elected chairman of the James River Water Development District board of directors.
Dan Klimisch of Yankton was re-elected vice chairman, while Robert Braun of Aberdeen was elected secretary.
Gary Boomsma of Wolsey will continue to serve as district treasurer.
Election of officers was held during the district's annual meeting Wednesday in Pierre.

Men battle ice on Pine Ridge reservoir to retrieve dead cows

Posted: Friday, Jan 16th, 2015
PINE RIDGE (AP) -- No manual exists to guide the removal of the 40 or so cattle carcasses stuck in the ice at the White Clay Reservoir.
So, for the dozen men shivering Tuesday morning at the northeast corner of the iced-over reservoir on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation, everything is improvisation.
That approach worked on Monday, when the men

Workforce Development grant will focus on teaching English to those who can’t speak it: Filling hundreds of job openings also a goal

Posted: Thursday, Jan 15th, 2015
HURON -- Dedicating a major slice of Huron's workforce development funding pie in the next three years to teaching English to new residents in the community will mean a doubling of the number of classes for adults.
Learning the language will give them more opportunities to find a job if they don't have one, or to advance in their careers

Edleman’s roots have grown at Walker’s

Posted: Thursday, Jan 15th, 2015
Ann Edleman is surrounded by ribbons, strings of beads, festoons, tree ornaments, sparkles and spangles, boxes upon boxes, mugs upon mugs, and a plaque that declares "Life is too important to be taken seriously."
Not to mention fresh flowers.
Ann and her husband Jason since 1994 have been proprietors of Walker's , a charming shop dedicated to what Ann calls

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