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Rounds touches on several items during call

Posted: Saturday, May 28th, 2016
BY ROGER LARSEN
OF THE PLAINSMAN
HURON, A federal fudiciary rule that would limit the availability of retirement investment advice for millions of people has drawn resolutions of disapproval from both the House and the Senate and is heading to President Obama's desk.
Sen. Mike Rounds, R-S.D., was among the 56 senators who supported the resolution. But he doubts it
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Four arrested and charged in meth lab discovery

Posted: Saturday, May 28th, 2016
HURON, Four people who were arrested and charged in connection with the discovery of a methamphetamine lab in a house in southwest Huron have begun making court appearances.
They are Ben Renner, 29, and Jeremy Morgan, 26, both charged with possession of a controlled substance, keeping a place for use or sale of a controlled substance and manufacture of a
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Mystery Quest: Mission Accomplished!

Posted: Friday, May 27th, 2016
HURON, It took them 20 minutes to find Kari Foss.
They had been told only that she lives in a city somewhere in the world, and that it was their mission to identify which one.
Of course, even before they spent considerable time this year studying geography, Erica Boomsma's fourth-graders at the Washington 4-5 Center knew that the world is
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Adding a splash of color ...

Posted: Friday, May 27th, 2016
Crews of volunteers were in action throughout the downtown area on Wednesday morning, placing newly planted flowers into the tall blue planters in from of local businesses. This crew began work on the west side of Dakota Avenue, in front of Office Peeps. From the left are Theresa Marzahn, Daryl Beyersdorf II, Laurie Shelton, Mikayla Heller and Kristen Jaqua.
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Putting a lid on it ...

Modified: Friday, May 27th, 2016
A work crew from Picek Construction work with a crane operator to place one of the large trusses atop the addition to Kuhler Funeral Home, on Dakota Ave. S, early on Wednesday morning.
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Volunteers needed

Posted: Friday, May 27th, 2016
HURON -- The Wheel Jam Committee is looking for volunteers to help with the parade on June 4.
If you are willing to help with traffic control at one of the intersections along the parade route, please call the S.D. State Fair Office at 353-7340.
All volunteers will pick up a reflective vest from the police station on June 3 and
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Living healthy in Huron: Huron Wellness Committee adopts new name

Posted: Friday, May 27th, 2016
HURON -- A group dedicated to creating a healthier community has changed its name.
"Healthy Huron is excited for the release of the updated strategic plan! After the release of the first strategic plan derived from a community-wide summit in 2012, and a strategic plan update in 2014, a new name for the Huron Wellness committee was adopted, Healthy Huron,"
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Jumping for the chance ...

Posted: Thursday, May 26th, 2016
Three students - two at the Washington 4-5 Center and one from Madison 2-3 - got to give a ‘Pie-In-The-Face' to Huron Elementary School Physical Education teacher Al Steffen recently.
The two Washington students, pictured with a pre-pie Steffen, received their prize recently for raising the most money. They are Tatum Peterson and Makenzie Siemonsma.
Next, Madison's Morgan Eggleston is
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Memorial Day programs set in Heartland region

Posted: Thursday, May 26th, 2016
Several of the towns in the area will hold Memorial Day programs on Monday, May 30. The Plainsman was able to learn of plans for some of those programs, including the Huron program. Here is what will take place.
In Huron, Superintendent Terry Nebelsick will be guest speaker at the Memorial Day program on Monday, which begins at 10 a.m.
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South Dakota sales tax increases on June 1

Posted: Thursday, May 26th, 2016
PIERRE -- The South Dakota state sales and use tax rate will increase from 4 percent to 4.5 percent on June 1, due to legislation passed during the 2016 session. The increase is earmarked to increase teacher salaries in the state.
The new state sales and use tax rate applies to sales and rentals of tangible personal property, products transferred
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Car crash overturns vehicle

Posted: Wednesday, May 25th, 2016
Several people were taken to Huron Regional Medical Center following a two-vehicle accident Monday on the corner of Ninth Street and Kansas Avenue Southwest. In the second photo, a rope is used to pull one vehicle back on its wheels. No other information was available
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City approves campground on Old Highway 14

Posted: Wednesday, May 25th, 2016
HURON -- A variance to allow Red Wilk Construction to have a campground with a maximum of 34 spaces at its facility at 1562 Old Highway 14 has been approved by the City Commission.
It will not be a permanent campground, but only used for the next six or seven months for Dakota Access Pipeline workers and also for
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Board holds final meeting of school year

Posted: Wednesday, May 25th, 2016
HURON -- With scant days remaining in the 2015-16 school year, the Huron School Board held a brief meeting Monday night at the ISP in Huron Arena, welcoming a returning board member, hearing two staff presentations and approving a final contract for the sports facilities improvement.
To open the meeting, returning board member John Halbkat took the oath of office,
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Strike up the Band!

Posted: Wednesday, May 25th, 2016
HURON -- Help Wanted: Musicians to join historic instrumental music group.
While not actually placing an ad, longtime music instructor and school administrator Dr. Frank Palleria is looking to breathe some new life into an historic music group.
"I want to get the band back together - literally," Palleria said this past week as he began the task of
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A good day to get RAINBOW-ed

Posted: Tuesday, May 24th, 2016
Bright sunshine with a nice breeze greeted Saturday's participants in the Huron Public School Wellness Team's Rainbow Walk/Run at Ravine Lake. A nice walk around the lake and a throrough dose of pastel colors was on hand for all the humans taking part ...... whereas the gopher just seemed confused over the whole thing.
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Mosquito season is here: Residents can do a lot to help defend against the buzzing pests

Posted: Tuesday, May 24th, 2016
HURON, While the city has begun waging its annual battle against mosquitoes and the likelihood some might be West Nile virus carriers, the public is being reminded it must be an ally in the effort.
"We do whatever we can, but we can't do it alone," said Parks and Recreation Director LaRon Klock.
The city's three spraying teams drove alleys
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Off and Running

Posted: Tuesday, May 24th, 2016
HURON -- For the past year, 15 young ladies at the Washington 4-5 Center have participated in a national program that began 20 years ago, to promote self-esteem, share healthy living knowledge and "be themselves."
"I like making new friends and have fun while we get exercise," said Kyla Garcia, one of the Girls on the Run participants in Huron.
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2016 Turkey Races

Modified: Monday, May 23rd, 2016
Taking home the grand champion prize in Friday's Turkey Races in Huron were the team of Cooper Fryberger, pushing and his partner Cooper Bischoff. Their team is called Peeps Show. Other contestants got into the fun of the event, including a team from Dakotaland Federal Credit Union, second photo, who wore masks of presidential candidates Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton.
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Taking a turn in the driver’s seat ...

Posted: Monday, May 23rd, 2016
Eighty excited after school program kids at Buchanan K-1 Center took turns sitting in the cab of this mini loader as well as those of a mini skid steer and excavator thanks to Olson Construction of Huron. They love playing with construction toys, and on Friday afternoon they got to experience real equipment.
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JRWDR awards funding for projects

Posted: Monday, May 23rd, 2016
MITCHELL, A project to improve safety at the Third Street dam in Huron was among those awarded a total of $215,138 by the James River Water Development District board of directors at their Thursday meeting in Mitchell.
The board awarded cost-sharing assistance for projects in Beadle, Edmunds, Brown, Yankton Aurora and Hutchinson counties.
The city of Huron was awarded $61,550
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Are you registered? Monday is the last day to do so

Posted: Monday, May 23rd, 2016
PIERRE -- If you wish to vote in the June 7 primary election, but have not yet registered to vote, the deadline to do so is rapidly approaching. Voter registration forms must be received by the county auditor no later than 5 p.m. on Monday, May 23, to be eligible to vote on June 7.
S.D. Secretary of State Shantel
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Track and field regular season wraps with Wendelgass Relays

Posted: Monday, May 23rd, 2016
Micah Brandsrud runs with the baton Thursday during the 3,200-meter relay at the Wendelgass Relay.
Next, Shannon Katz is in flight during the pole vault action.
Next, Michelle Johnson takes the baton from Tenley Buddenhagen and continues running during the 1,600-meter relay.
And next, Alexis Urena stretches to cover the most distance during the long jump competition.
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Labor leader discusses IM-23

Posted: Monday, May 23rd, 2016
HURON, A November ballot issue that would give unions the right to charge a fee to people for services from which they benefit, even if they are not members, would help them negotiate better contracts, a labor official said.
South Dakota Federation of Labor President Mark Anderson outlined the thinking behind Initiated Measure 23 at the District 22 Democratic Forum
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CodeRED notification system expanded; sign up now for alerts

Posted: Monday, May 23rd, 2016
HURON, Now that the CodeRED emergency notification system has been expanded to include all of Beadle County, cell phone owners who live outside city limits can sign up to receive alerts.
To do so, go to the Beadle County website at beadle.sdcounties.org and open the main page.
Then either click on the CodeRED signup button at the top right or
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Onida ethanol plant construction delayed

Posted: Monday, May 23rd, 2016
ONIDA (AP) -- A $140 million ethanol plant planned just outside of Onida is having trouble getting off the ground due to legal, financial and regulatory hurdles.
Ringneck Energy had hoped to start construction this spring and have the plant operating in a year, but the company is about $20 million short of the $75 million in startup money it
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Brooks could use your vote

Posted: Friday, May 20th, 2016
HURON -- Brooks Schooley, a former resident of Huron could use a few minutes of your time each day for the rest of the month, with the hope of a better life as a result.
Schooley is the daughter of Mark and Melanie Wipf of Huron, and was diagnosed with Muscular Dystrophy when she was five years old. She is
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Database launched to gather and study Midwestern DNA

Posted: Friday, May 20th, 2016
SIOUX FALLS (AP) -- Researchers who study how genes and the environment influence people's health are hoping that twins who live in the Midwest will contribute DNA to a new database that might provide insight about traits and diseases that are specific to the region.
The database, known as a twin register, was launched Wednesday by Sioux Falls-based Avera Health.
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Gose leaves school board; Halbkat appointed to replace

Posted: Friday, May 20th, 2016
HURON -- At a special meeting Thursday afternoon, the Huron School Board appointed former member and board president John Halbkat to fill the seat that Sherman Gose was forced to vacate.
"I feel that John is a good choice to fill the opening," said board member Tim Van Berkum in making the nomination. "I served with John before and know
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Search warrant leads to meth house discovery

Posted: Friday, May 20th, 2016
HURON -- A search warrant executed for illegal narcotics at a residence in southwest Huron led to the discovery of a methamphetamine lab on Tuesday, authorities said.
Detective Sgt. Casey Spinsby said due to the volatile nature of the chemicals involved with manufacturing methamphetamine, the investigators were evacuated from the residence for their safety.
Police officers stood guard while the
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TORCHED: Special Olympics Torch Run passes through Fair City

Posted: Thursday, May 19th, 2016
HURON -- Broad smiles and energetic waves were the norm Tuesday morning, as the torch was passed from one athlete to another along a crowd-lined 18th Street.
For those participating, this torch was far more important that the one that will make its way to Rio De Janiero for this year's Summer Olympic Games
More than 150 Special Olympic athletes,
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Courts no more...

Modified: Thursday, May 19th, 2016
The old tennis courts, located north of Huron High School, have been reduced to a pile of concrete rubble, which was being broken into smaller pieces and hauled away Tuesday morning. The school will be constructing a new tennis facility on the west side of Arizona Ave., across the street from Tiger Stadium, in time for the fall scholastic tennis
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JVCS holds graduation Sunday

Posted: Wednesday, May 18th, 2016
Seniors at James Valley Christian School received their diplomas Sunday during graduation exercises.
Rep. Kristi Noem, right, delivered the commencement address.
In the next photo, Jayden Waldner walks into the auditorium with classmates for the ceremony.
Next, the senior class performs for the event.
And next, Tierra Decker laughs during the commencement.
The JVCS Concert Band also performed.
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Commission reappoints members to local committees: Volunteer service ‘greatly appreciated’

Posted: Wednesday, May 18th, 2016
HURON -- Nineteen volunteer members of city boards and committees have been reappointed by the City Commission.
The commission approved Mayor Paul Aylward's recommendation to reappoint the members on Monday.
Commissioner Bryan Smith said the city is grateful to have residents who agree to serve.
The mayor noted that the list of people reappointed Monday represents only some of those
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Opportunity to set excess property on curb for others set June 11-12

Posted: Wednesday, May 18th, 2016
HURON -- Some see it as junk, while others see it differently.
On the weekend of June 11-12, Huron residents will have the opportunity to possibly get rid of their junk without taking it to the rubble site.
Instead, the City Commission has decided to allow them to set the stuff out on the boulevard or at the curb for
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Tiger Stadium to close for summer on Saturday

Posted: Wednesday, May 18th, 2016
HURON -- Due to the construction at Tiger Stadium, the Tiger Stadium complex will be closed beginning Saturday, May 21 and will remain closed throughout the summer months. "Due to liability issues, the entire complex inside the fence is considered a construction area and will be closed to the public through the summer," said Huron school district activities director Terry
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School year is winding down

Posted: Wednesday, May 18th, 2016
HURON -- The school year for students in the Huron Public School system is winding down and the school district administration reminds parents of important upcoming dates through the end of the month and beyond.
Elementary School
Report cards for K-5 students will be handed out on the last day of school, Friday, May 27. Classes will dismiss at 1:15
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