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JVCS to present ‘Joseph’

Posted: Wednesday, Mar 29th, 2017
James Valley Christian School will present its annual Stewardship Dinner Theater, "Joseph," Thursday, Friday and Saturday evening at the school. Contact the school at 352-7737 for ticket information.
The Rev. Tom Brantner, who is cast as Joseph, is shown in the first photo with his brothers.
Next is Joseph with his Egyptian wife, Asenath, played by Katie Hohm.
Next is
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School Board hears ‘Smart Thermometer’ presentation

Posted: Wednesday, Mar 29th, 2017
HURON -- The Huron School Board got a report from the health nurse and principal at the Madison 2-3 Learning Center, that is designed to limit the number of days students miss due to illness.
"It's a program called ‘Kinsa Smart Thermometer,'" said Madison nurse Rita Baszler, pulling up the information on her smartphone and displaying it on a screen
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Strings of harmony ...

Posted: Wednesday, Mar 29th, 2017
Members of the Aberdeen University/Civic Symphony Strings were in concert Saturday evening at the Fine Arts Center in Huron, drawing an audience of just over 100 people. Symphony concertmaster and Northern State University professor Beth Neitzert, a Huron native, is teaching an NSU Music Appreciation course at Huron Community Campus. As part of their course requirements, students are to attend
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Special election set for rezoning issue

Posted: Wednesday, Mar 29th, 2017
HURON -- A special election to allow the public to decide whether 10 acres at Southtown should be rezoned as a multiple-family district has been set for May 16.
The City Commission set the date Monday after a valid number of petition signatures to refer the issue to a vote were submitted. It needed 381 valid signatures of people registered
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Officials to break ground on new school in Redfield

Posted: Wednesday, Mar 29th, 2017
REDFIELD (AP) -- Offic-ials in Redfield plan to break ground in a few weeks on a more than $20 million preschool-to-12th grade school.
The project passed in a $16 million bond vote last year. The remainder of the money will be from the district's capital outlay funds, the Aberdeen American News reported.
Superintendent Shad Storley said the building will add
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City to begin yard waste collection next Monday

Posted: Wednesday, Mar 29th, 2017
HURON -- For those chomping at the bit to get back to yard work, the city of Huron will restart its green container yard waste collection routes next Monday.
The city has also announced a tire disposal program for the month of April in which residents, at no cost, can bring out up to four car/pickup tires to the rubble
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‘You Own the Night’ concert and auction: Jan Manolis Family Safe Center fundraiser planned April 7 at Huron Event Center

Modified: Monday, Mar 27th, 2017
Put on the glitz and prepare to have fun while supporting the Jan Manolis Family Safe Center during a "You Own the Night!!" concert and live auction on Friday, April 7, at the Huron Event Center.
Doors will open at 7 p.m., with the live concert featuring "The Dweebs" (see below) from 8 to 11 p.m. Advance tickets are
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President approves Keystone XL, calling it ‘great day’ for jobs

Posted: Monday, Mar 27th, 2017
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Donald Trump declared it a "great day for American jobs" on Friday as he formally green-lighted the Keystone XL pipeline, clearing the way for the $8 billion project to finally be completed.
In a reversal of the Obama administration's earlier decision, the Trump administration issued a presidential permit enabling Calgary-based TransCanada to build the pipeline. Appearing
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Municipal League holds district meeting in De Smet

Posted: Monday, Mar 27th, 2017
DE SMET -- More than 70 municipal officials representing 11 cities gathered at the South Dakota Municipal League's annual District 2 Meeting, held in De Smet on March 22.
Yvonne Taylor, South Dakota Municipal League Executive Director, spoke about the outcome of the 2017 Legislative Session, and the effect new laws will have on South Dakota municipalities. Taylor also
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Area students earn All-State Band recognition: HHS, SBA students among participants in 67th annual event

Posted: Monday, Mar 27th, 2017
SIOUX FALLS -- The 67th annual South Dakota All-State Band Concert will be held at 4 p.m., Saturday, March 25, at the Lorang Theatre at O'Gorman High School in Sioux Falls.
Each year, the All-State Band brings together South Dakota's most talented high school instrumental musicians and provides an opportunity for students to practice and perform under the direction
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Rounds: Republicans divided on how to replace ACA

Posted: Monday, Mar 27th, 2017
HURON, They are united in wanting to repeal the Affordable Care Act, but Republicans are anything but enthusiastic about their party's proposal to replace it, Sen. Mike Rounds, R-S.D., said Thursday not long before GOP House leaders postponed a vote in that chamber.
Republicans have their own ideas about how to replace the so-called Obamacare health care law that has
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StoneyBrook Suites breaks ground on major remodel

Posted: Friday, Mar 24th, 2017
HURON, StoneyBrook Suites Assisted Living is embarking on a major remodeling project to add space for a new coffee shop, movie theatre and therapy room at its Huron facility.
Chamber Ambassadors joined StoneyBrook management and staff Wednesday for a groundbreaking and open house.
"I'm really proud of StoneyBrook," said Rob Sondreal, vice president of finance for the five StoneyBrook facilities
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Petitions to refer commission decision turned in; validated

Posted: Friday, Mar 24th, 2017
HURON, A decision by the City Commission to rezone 10 acres in the South Town Addition to a multi-family district, and allow an outside developer to construct a 69-unit apartment complex this year is going to a public vote after referral petitions were filed at City Hall and are now valididated.
Petitions with 604 signatures were delivered to the finance
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Chamber, GHDC hold annual meeting

Posted: Thursday, Mar 23rd, 2017
HURON -- Awards were presented to two individuals and two corporations Tuesday night, at the joint annual meeting of the Huron Chamber and Visitors Bureau & Greater Huron Development Corporation, held in the ballroom at The Plains.
The room was filled with many of the people who make up the volunteer army of Chamber of Commerce and GHDC boards and helpers, to pay
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Haeder intends to seek state treasurer nomination

Posted: Thursday, Mar 23rd, 2017
HURON, Josh Haeder of Huron has announced his intention to seek the Republican nomination to be South Dakota's next State Treasurer.
"I am blessed to have my wife Amanda and two beautiful daughters, Maggie Mae (3 years old) and Laikyn Rae (10 months old) by my side as we embark on this incredible journey together. My family embodies my desire to serve and help create a
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Work to begin on bridge near Redfield

Posted: Thursday, Mar 23rd, 2017
HURON, The South Dakota Department of Transportation says work will begin to replace the bridge on Highway 212 just west of Redfield on Monday, March 27.
The contractor will begin making changes to traffic patterns in preparation for the complete closure of the bridge on Monday, April 10.
A semi-truck/oversize vehicle detour route will be provided via Highway 26 and
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Itchin’ for springtime ... Scenes from the Outdoor Show

Posted: Tuesday, Mar 21st, 2017
Professional angler Brad Jensen discusses finding and catching fish.
Next a pair of fishermen talk about what their tacklebox needs before the season begins.
Next, Sean Hoffmann and his 2-year-old nephew Peyton Jandel check out an ATV.
And next, one man contemplates how quickly he could finish mowing his lawn with a new mower. The show continues today
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Reptiles, up close and personal

Posted: Tuesday, Mar 21st, 2017
HURON, Reptile expert Todd Magnuson was handling his carpet python at a Rapid City appearance when it wrapped itself around his neck.
It was wound so tight he couldn't talk, and he started turning purple.
"And I saw Elvis," he joked as the snake was doing the same thing Saturday at a Nature Adventures presentation at the Performance Radio Outdoor
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Making some NOISE for the Tigers at the ‘AA’

Posted: Monday, Mar 20th, 2017
Members of the Huron High School student cheering section whoop it up Friday afternoon during the Tigers' game against Harrisburg at the Class "AA" State Basketball Tournament in Rapid City.
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State ag secretary speaks at WEDC annual meeting

Posted: Monday, Mar 20th, 2017
WESSINGTON -- The Wessington Economic Development Corporation held its annual meeting on March 15, at the Sunshine Activity Center in Wessington.
Mike Jaspers, the state's Secretary of Agriculture, was the guest speaker for the event. Jaspers spoke about ag development, the S.D. State Fair and the overall current state of the ag economy.
Jaspers believes it is the family
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Something extra under the hood...

Posted: Monday, Mar 20th, 2017
Firefighters responded to and extinguished a car fire at about 12:30 p.m. Friday, at Seventh Street and Oregon Avenue Southeast. Here, a Huron fire fighter attempts to pry the hood open. The vehicle, a 1997 Buick LeSabre owned by Larry Bentson, caught fire in the engine compartment and also damaged the car's interior. The cause remains unknown. No one was
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Commissioner speaks about housing ordinance at Thursday forum

Posted: Monday, Mar 20th, 2017
HURON, A plan to ease the city's housing shortage by rezoning 10 acres in a new development in southeast Huron to allow for an apartment complex could be heading to a public vote, but should the ordinance be overturned it would jeopardize the Dakota Provisions expansion project, a city commissioner said.
A developer wants to build a 69-unit market rate
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Korkow family prepares for one more state tournament

Posted: Friday, Mar 17th, 2017
HURON -- Just inside the garage at Todd and Kelly Korkow's home there's a wire basket, sitting atop a recently used snow blower. In the basket rest a pair of Nike hightops, with the laces undone, and a small trophy. The trophy is one from some basketball tournament in which onr of the Korkow's four boys have participated over the
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Outdoor show primed for two-day run

Posted: Friday, Mar 17th, 2017
HURON, With spring's arrival just a few days away, it's once again time to starting thinking about spending leisurely hours in the South Dakota outdoors.
This weekend's annual Performance Radio Outdoor Show at the Huron Arena is sure to put winter-weary folks in the right mood to explore all the possibilities.
Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 11
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