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Their destination was Huron: Huron hosts its first Destination Imagination tournament

Posted: Wednesday, Apr 1st, 2015
The South Dakota Destination Imagination State Tournament was in full swing on Saturday. After months of preparing for these challenges, over 60 teams from all over the state made their way to Huron High School to present their challenge solutions to a team of appraisers in hopes of making it to the global competition in Tennessee.
The tournament
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City raising wages for summer part-time seasonal workers

Posted: Wednesday, Apr 1st, 2015
HURON, Wages for summer part-time and seasonal employees are being raised by the City Commission for the first time since 2010.
Human Resources Coordinator Pat Schmidt said another factor in the decision was due to the hike in the minimum wage, as approved through an initiated measure by South Dakota voters last November.
For workers under 18, the city will
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Prideful day for Korrell: Melady has her day to shine at graduation

Posted: Monday, Mar 30th, 2015
HURON -- Emotions ran high Saturday morning when Melady Korrell stood, her diploma in her hands, to express her thanks to the people who are closest to her.
"A lot of times kids don't have the support that I had from all of you guys," she said to a large Pride High classroom audience of friends and family members.
"I
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Hard at it at the Heartland

Posted: Monday, Mar 30th, 2015
The Heartland Pool and Dart Tournament is under way in Huron. The tourney began Friday night with play concluding today. The tournament, sponsored by Manford Music and D&E Music, is in its 20th year. According to tournament director Britt Bruner, there are 53 pool teams registered playing on 50 tables in the Huron Arena and 123 dart teams spread over
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Wold family receives Family business award

Posted: Monday, Mar 30th, 2015
HURON -- Family businesses are a backbone of America's economy and as the Prairie Family Business Association, along with Farmers and Merchants Bank, the sponsor of the Huron's Excellence in Family Business Award, were proud to honor the Wold family of Huron Welding with the 2015 award at Thursday's annual meeting of the Huron Chamber and Visitors Bureau and the
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Huron man killed in crash

Posted: Monday, Mar 30th, 2015
HURON -- A Huron man was killed in a one-vehicle crash northeast of Huron, authorities said.
In a report released Saturday, the Highway Patrol said David William Jones, 58, was driving a 2005 Chevrolet 1500 pickup north on 405th Avenue approaching 205th Street when he failed to stop for the stop sign at the T intersection.
His vehicle traveled through
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Beadle County Democrats to hold officer elections

Posted: Monday, Mar 30th, 2015
HURON -- Beadle County Democrats will hold an election of officers at a special meeting scheduled for noon on Thursday.
It will be held in place of the regularly scheduled Democratic Forum at the Huron Event Center.
Officers elected at the meeting will include county chair, vice chair, secretary, treasurer, state committeeman and committeewoman.
Individuals elected will serve until April
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See ‘Johnny Be Good!’ tonight

Modified: Monday, Mar 30th, 2015
James Valley Christian School opened its 2015 Stewardship Dinner Theater Thursday evening and the performances end tonight. The show "Johnny Be Good!" by Janice Hanna Thompson, is a 1950s musical comedy rendition of the prodigal son. The story tells the highs and lows as Johnny's (played by JJ Waldner) story takes twists and turns that will land him back where
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Chamber presents awards; names CEO

Posted: Monday, Mar 30th, 2015
HURON -- The annual joint meeting of the Huron Chamber and Visitors Bureau and the Greater Huron Development Corporation was full of surprises Thursday night, including an announcement of Laurie Shelton as new president and CEO of the HCVB.
Steve Charron, the chairman of the board for the group, who has handled the duties with what he described as a
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Mayor’s Award for Excellence: Award for Excellence in Business presented

Posted: Saturday, Mar 28th, 2015
HURON, PREMIER Bankcard has been awarded the 2015 Mayor's Award for Excellence in Business by Mayor Paul Aylward.
The award was presented to Bob Vanliere, executive vice president of card services; Kelli Peterson, director of collections; and Jen Ries, at the Greater Huron Development Corporation/Huron Chamber & Visitors Bureau joint annual meeting Thursday evening.
"This year's recipient, like so many
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Shelton named President and CEO of Huron Chamber & Visitors Bureau

Posted: Saturday, Mar 28th, 2015
HURON -- The Huron Chamber & Visitor Bureau (CVB) board of directors is pleased to announce that Laurie Shelton has accepted the position of president and CEO, according to Steve Charron, Board Chair.
Shelton replaces Peggy Woolridge Besch who accepted the South Dakota State Fair Manager position earlier this year after serving 23 years with the Huron CVB.
"We are
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World of Outlaws at DSFS: Tickets on sale now for inaugural event June 20 at DSFS

Posted: Friday, Mar 27th, 2015
HURON -- Tickets are now on sale for the inaugural World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series event at Dakota State Fair Speedway in Huron, sponsored by Iverson's Chrysler-Dodge of Huron & Mitchell on Saturday, June 20.
The semi-banked track, located at the South Dakota State Fairgrounds, will mark the fifth venue in the state of South Dakota that the World
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Wind damages home being moved

Posted: Friday, Mar 27th, 2015
Crews work to stabilize a Modular Home that the wind blew off the road on Tuesday as it was being moved. The accident happened about half a mile west of the Junction of U.S. Highways 212 and 37.
PHOTO COURTESY OF PARRY STERNER
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Now cleared for takeoff: Airspace expansion over northern Plains gets final approval

Posted: Thursday, Mar 26th, 2015
PIERRE -- A proposal to establish an enormous bomber training area over the northern Plains that advocates say will improve military training and save money got final approval Tuesday despite concerns about loud, low-flying aircraft disrupting civilian flights and damaging rural economies.
The Federal Aviation Administration approved a plan to expand the Powder River Training Complex over the Dakotas, Montana
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DENR: Combination of methods needed to mitigate leak in Cavour

Posted: Thursday, Mar 26th, 2015
CAVOUR -- A combination of remedies are being recommended by a consultant in the aftermath of a diesel fuel leak in Cavour that dates to 2013.
A contractor hooking up Cavour residents to the Mid-Dakota Rural Water System in late summer of 2013 nicked a diesel line near the Cavour Store as work was being wrapped up for the season.
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Tourney champs

Posted: Wednesday, Mar 25th, 2015
The Huron 16-1 Junior Olympic volleyball team won the championship in the Gold Division at the Madison Tournament, which concluded Sunday. Huron defeated West Central 25-15 and 25-10 in the title match. Front row, from left: Shannon Katz, Maddie Kline and Lexy Glanzer. Back row: coach Kahlie Eckmann, Jayda Shillingstad, Madisyn Miller, Kayla Schimke, Brianna Lichty and Emily Arteman.
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City OKs variances for Prime Time, north Huron garage

Posted: Wednesday, Mar 25th, 2015
HURON -- Variances to allow Prime Time Tavern owner Rod Sanderson to build an addition to his business and for north Huron applicant Carlos Ardon to construct a large garage on his property have been approved by the City Commission.
Sanderson wants to provide more seating and expand his parking lot at the Prime Time, 2110 Dakota Ave. S., after
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School District looks at hiring

Modified: Wednesday, Mar 25th, 2015
HURON -- School Superintendent Terry Nebelsick gave an update Monday night at the school board meeting concerning hiring in the district.
He said that the total number of openings the school has been trying to fill is up to 28 positions; however, he noted that four of those positions are from people taking other jobs in the district so the
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Huron man dies in crash near Miller

Modified: Wednesday, Mar 25th, 2015
MILLER -- A Huron man died in a one-vehicle crash early Saturday morning nine miles south of Miller, authorities said.
The Highway Patrol said Victor Donavan Grassrope Jr., 37, was driving a 1998 Ford Escort west on 216th Street. He ran the stop sign at the T-intersection with Highway 45 and continued off the west side of the roadway.
The
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Weekend full of cheers

Posted: Monday, Mar 23rd, 2015
Fans from Hitchcock, Tulare, Wolsey and Wessington have invaded Aberdeen this week to cheer on their respective boys' basketball teams at the Class B State Tournament being held at the Barnett Center.
First, Hitchcock-Tulare fans in red cheer on Patriots.
Next, Wolsey Wessington fans don the black and gold to support the Warbirds.
And next, Wolsey fans wore both the
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Judge rules Beadle County violated process of comprehensive zoning in 2011: Decision affects land wanted for concentrated animal feeding operation

Posted: Monday, Mar 23rd, 2015
HURON -- A conditional use permit allowing Westside Gilts LLC of Pipestone, Minn., to construct and operate a concentrated animal feeding operation has been revoked by a circuit judge.
The company had proposed to build the Class A swine facility in Liberty Township northwest of Yale.
Petitioners who live near the proposed facility brought a legal action requesting the court
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Tucker Volesky selected for semester program at George Washington U.

Posted: Monday, Mar 23rd, 2015
HURON, Tucker Volesky of Huron has been selected to attend the George Washington University's Semester in Washington Politics.
He was accepted in the Native American Political Leadership Program for this summer.
Volesky, the son of Ron and Tara Volesky, is a junior at the University of South Dakota.
"Overall, I am extremely excited to be a part of the Semester
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Fire destroys building: Former Brown Derby burns to the ground

Posted: Monday, Mar 23rd, 2015
HURON -- A bit of Huron's history went up in smoke early Friday when a one-time bar known decades ago as the Brown Derby was destroyed by fire.
Most recently a house, the structure at Illinois Avenue and Commercial Street Northwest had been condemned by the city. Firefighters were planning to burn it down next weekend.
The house was fully
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Gibson: 2 percent not enough for schools to attract, retain teachers

Posted: Monday, Mar 23rd, 2015
HURON -- A 2 percent boost in state aid to education gets the funding level back to where it was in 2010 prior to the cuts, so South Dakota school districts continue to struggle with teacher retention, Rep. Peggy Gibson, D-Huron, said.
Vacancies are often being filled with people not certified to teach.
"So that's a real big problem in
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Beadle County issues burn ban

Posted: Monday, Mar 23rd, 2015
HURON -- With the ongoing dry conditions, a burn ban has been imposed in Beadle County, effective immediately.
Emergency Management Director Tom Moeding said no open burning is allowed.
However, burn barrels are permitted as long as burning is done safely. He said people should proceed with extreme caution.
Beadle County was under a red flag warning on Friday, which
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Rallying for a Zamboni

Posted: Saturday, Mar 21st, 2015
A rally was held Thursday at Bergman Arena for the hockey association to purchase a new Zamboni.
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Cheering on the team

Posted: Saturday, Mar 21st, 2015
Fans at the Class AA State Boys' Basketball Tournament cheer on the Huron Tigers Thursday afternoon at Sioux Falls.
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HMS is making change to beat cancer

Posted: Friday, Mar 20th, 2015
Students at Huron Middle School collected donations during the month of February as part of the 24th Annual Pennies for Patients program, benefiting The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS).
Students teamed together, each contributing a little -- and the total was an amazing -- $1,294.90! A special thanks to American Bank and Trust for counting all the coins.
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Sold! City auctions 36 residential lots for $335K

Posted: Friday, Mar 20th, 2015
HURON -- With an eye toward residential construction and the ongoing goal of easing a critical housing shortage, the city of Huron on Wednesday sold 36 lots in the mostly undeveloped South Town Addition.
The lots, varying in size and zoning to accommodate single-family homes, duplexes and apartment complexes, are located on paved streets and have no assessments or tax
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Directive on higher license fees upsets some county treasurers

Posted: Friday, Mar 20th, 2015
RAPID CITY (AP) -- Some county officials are upset over a directive from the South Dakota Division of Motor Vehicles as to when county treasurers should impose an increase in vehicle license fees.
A new state law increases most motor vehicle license fees by 20 percent, effective April 1. It was signed into law Tuesday by Gov. Dennis Daugaard.
The
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HHS presents vocal, band concert

Posted: Thursday, Mar 19th, 2015
Members of the Huron High School Concert Choir perform during the HHS Band and Vocal Concert Tuesday at HHS Auditorium.
Next, members of Prima Chorale perform.
And next is the Huron High School Girls Chorus combined with Huron Middle School girls.
Vocal director is Laura Petersen and band director is Larry Petersen.
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Missing Huron man is found

Posted: Thursday, Mar 19th, 2015
HURON -- A Huron man who was reported missing has been located in a local motel, authorities said.
David Medina-Forte was reported missing by his employer on March 9. On Monday, police asked the public for help in locating him.
Detective Sgt. Casey Spinsby said police received a phone call early Tuesday from a concerned citizen who said Medina-Forte, 56,
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Firefighters respond to house fire

Posted: Thursday, Mar 19th, 2015
HURON -- A second house fire in four days gutted a kitchen but was contained to that room, a fire official said.
Volunteer Fire Chief Howard Alter said firefighters were called to 453 Ohio Ave. S.W. at 11 p.m. Monday.
Food was being cooked on the stove when grease ignited and spread to the cupboards.
No one was hurt. Residents
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