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JVC soccer opens season unbeaten

Posted: Monday, Aug 25th, 2014
HURON -- The James Valley Christian Viking soccer team has opened its season with a tie and a victory.
The Vikings, ranked No. 3 in the Soccer605 preseason Class A poll, tied No. 5 ranked Tea Area 2-2 on the road Friday.
Saturday the Vikings opened their home schedule with a 2-0 victory over Mitchell Christian.
In the tie with
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Mobridge man buys Bales Continental Commission Company

Posted: Monday, Aug 25th, 2014
HURON -- A Mobridge man who has been in the livestock marketing business since 1988 is the new primary owner of Bales Continental Commission Co. in Huron.
Kim Ulmer's family also owns other livestock facilities in north central South Dakota.
Ulmer has two partners in the Huron venture.
While he owns 75 percent of the sale barn business, Don
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Ice bucket challenge may change nonprofit world

Posted: Monday, Aug 25th, 2014
NEW YORK (AP) -- The ice bucket challenge's phenomenal success is making other charitable organizations rethink how they connect with a younger generation of potential donors.
Since the ALS Association began tracking the campaign's progress on July 29, it has raised more than $53.3 million from 1.1 million new donors in what is one of the most viral philanthropic social
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‘View from the top’: Sen. Thune first speaker in Huron Young Professionals’ series

Posted: Saturday, Aug 23rd, 2014
HURON -- If Republicans win control of the Senate in November. they will return the chamber to regular working order, Sen. John Thune, R-S.D., said Thursday.
The 10-year veteran of the Senate said South Dakota voices are not being heard in Washington, D.C., because of a dysfunctional body.
"We are not a functioning institution any more," Thune said at a
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Big turnout for higher education

Posted: Friday, Aug 22nd, 2014
Northern State University Provost and vice president for Academic Affairs, Dr. Thomas Hawley (center), was on hand Wednesday for orientation of new and returning students to the Huron Community Campus. With him are under-graduate students, Tera Schiley, left, and Alex Aderman, right.
Next, HCC Executive Director Doug Pietz speaks to students following the sessions.
Also giving a presention was Ronald
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Taking the ‘Ice Bucket Challenge’

Posted: Friday, Aug 22nd, 2014
Members of the Huron Fire Department and Auxiliary accept the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge during a video-taped ceremony Wednesday evening at the North Fire Station.
The Huron Fire Department, in turn, challenged the Huron Police Department, which has 24-hours to respond by creating its own video of an ice dousing or forfeit by way of a donation to
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Islands of the James River: Landscape architects share vision

Posted: Thursday, Aug 21st, 2014
HURON -- About 60 citizens of Huron gathered at the Campus Center Tuesday evening to see a vision for the James River recreation area.
Landscape architects Mike Patten and David Locke, with Stockwell Engineers, were in town to present an overall plan for the 200 acres around the James River from the Seventh Street boat ramp south to the old
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Coming together at Buchanan

Posted: Wednesday, Aug 20th, 2014
Huron Superintendent Terry Nebelsick, District Business Manager Kelly Christopherson, Transportation and Grounds Superintendent Rex Sawvell, student school board member Alison Fenske, school board member Garret Bischoff and School board member David Wheeler take a tour Monday afternoon of Buchanan School. The school will be the first to be completely finished of three elementary remodel and expansion of the district's
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Mayor calls on residents to get ready for hosting the State Fair

Posted: Wednesday, Aug 20th, 2014
HURON, With the opening of the South Dakota State Fair just a little over a week away, Mayor Paul Aylward is calling on Huron residents to spruce up their properties.
"Company is coming," he said at the start of Monday's City Commission meeting. "Let's try to put our best face forward for the fair."
Meanwhile, Commissioner Gary Harrington reminded the
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Huron ups pay for school bus drivers to address shortage

Posted: Wednesday, Aug 20th, 2014
HURON -- The Huron School Board met during an emergency meeting Monday to put together a plan to address the districts critical shortage of bus drivers.
The district currently has two of its route's unfilled and just one substitute driver on its payroll.
The board earlier this summer approved an increase from $15 to $18 in hopes that would
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New CEO of idled Aberdeen beef plant optimistic

Posted: Wednesday, Aug 20th, 2014
ABERDEEN (AP) -- The man in charge of resurrecting a scandal-marred beef plant that has sat idle since 2012 is optimistic about the Aberdeen facility's future.
Doug Cooper, CEO of the renamed New Angus plant, said he is working on a five-year plan for the facility with a goal of eventually employing nearly 600 people and handling up to 1,000
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Trying to ‘Run For Your Wife’

Posted: Wednesday, Aug 20th, 2014
Coming off their most recent production "Don't Touch Me I'm Pregnant" the Huron Area Community Theatre held auditions Monday evening for their next production "Run for Your Wife." Auditioning are (from front to back) Derek Barnes, Jenni Karlen, Jim Sznajder, Kristy Hubbard and Diane Clayton. Auditions will conclude Tuesday at the Huron Fine Art Center beginning at 7 p.m.
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Huron plays host to Senior Games

Posted: Monday, Aug 18th, 2014
The South Dakota Senior Games made its annual stop in Huron on Saturday with
competitors from all over the Heartland Region and the state taking part in a wide variety of events. It is the 20th anniversary of the games being played in South Dakota. Anyone of eligible age, over 50 years, can participate in any games including the
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Laura Ingalls Wilder memoir to give gritty view of prairie life

Posted: Monday, Aug 18th, 2014
PIERRE -- Laura Ingalls Wilder penned one of the most beloved children's series of the 20th century, but her forthcoming autobiography will show devoted "Little House on the Prairie" fans a more realistic, grittier view of frontier living.
"Pioneer Girl: The Annotated Autobiography" -- Wilder's unedited draft that was written for an adult audience and eventually served as the foundation
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Peterson to perform on Letterman

Posted: Monday, Aug 18th, 2014
HURON -- Late Night With David Letterman will have a Huron connection on Wednesday.
Jesse Peterson, son of Geri and Hans Peterson of Huron, will be playing violin with Minnesota artist Jeremy Messersmith on the show.
Messersmith and his band will be flying to New York on Tuesday to perform Wednesday on the show, which is taped during the day.
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‘Expecting’ some laughs

Posted: Monday, Aug 18th, 2014
The Huron Area Community Players began their final weekend of performances Friday night of the comedy "Don't Hug Me I'm Pregnant." The cast includes Leo Jensen, Brooklyn Hiles, Derek Barnes, Mikayla Sargent, and Gianmacro Castellanos. The play will have two more performances at 7 p.m. Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday at the Huron Fine Art Center.
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To the beat of their own drummer

Posted: Monday, Aug 18th, 2014
Sheltered Reality was the final performance at this year's Campbell Park Family Activities Program. The group was sponsored by the Huron Parks and Recreation Department and featured performers from throughout the Heartland Region. The performance was part of the annual Pie in the Park event sponsored by Fair City Sertoma, Wells Fargo, The Plainsman, YWCA, the Campbell Park Committee, and
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Proposed ideas for Ravine Lake, James River

Posted: Monday, Aug 18th, 2014
HURON, Landscape architects from a Sioux Falls company hired to develop a master plan for recreation spaces along the James River in Huron will unveil their proposals at an open house Tuesday evening.
David Locke and Mike Patten of Stockwell Engineers will begin their presentation at 6:45 p.m. in the Pyle Room of the Huron Parks and Recreation office in
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Pie-picking possibilities

Posted: Saturday, Aug 16th, 2014
From left, Ben Meyer, Rhonda Sprecher and Gary Harrington were this year's Pie In The Park judges.
Next, both Meyer and Sprecher visually inspect this year's entries at the Huron YWCA.
And next, the pies are spread out over two tables.
Later in the evening winners were announced at the Huron Campus Center. It was also the final evening for
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South Dakota hog farm, neighbors battle over smell

Posted: Saturday, Aug 16th, 2014
MOUNT VERNON (AP) -- Neighbors of a large hog farm in Davison County are complaining about the smell, but the company managing the facility says it has done everything it can to diminish the odor.
The county approved a permit for the $13 million Jackrabbit Farms in 2012, and the 5,000-sow operation started production south of Mount Vernon last year.
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Thanks for your patience

Posted: Saturday, Aug 16th, 2014
HURON -- The entire Plainsman staff would like to thank the community for its patience Thursday.
As the paper was going to press Wednesday night, the Plainsman's pressmen experienced some electrical problems that, in the end, made it unable to print Thursday's paper at that time.
The staff, along with Muth Electric and Malloy Industrial Services out of Sioux Falls,
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Lending a hand landscaping

Posted: Friday, Aug 15th, 2014
Volunteers taking part in the United Way Heartland Region's Day of Caring work at landscaping the area around the Huron Regional Medical Center's new Physician's Clinic. The grounds now have the matching rock that is prevalent around the hospital itself. The process involved removing mulch and replacing with rocks.
More Photos from Tuesday's event will appear throughout the week.
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Standoff ends peacefully

Posted: Friday, Aug 15th, 2014
HURON -- On Wednesday the Huron Police Department was called to the 800 Block of Lincoln Ave SW for a male party who was brandishing a firearm and put two people in the residence in fear for their lives.
The two people had fled the residence after the male party brandished the firearm fearing for their safety.
Officers surrounded
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Caring can go a long (United) Way

Posted: Thursday, Aug 14th, 2014
Members of the community joined forces with the United Way Heartland Region to make a difference throughout the community. Whether it was making repairs for the Jan Manolis Family Safe Center (above), or repainting the walk at Winter Park's
learning trail (right), or cleaning up and laying some rock at this park located at 2nd street and Dakota Avenue
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Nordby challenges 4-H by offering match

Posted: Thursday, Aug 14th, 2014
HURON -- Philanthropist Earl Nordby of Huron has challenged South Dakota 4-H members and their families by pledging to match what they can raise -- up to $500,000 -- in the statewide capital campaign to build a new 4-H exhibit hall on the state fairgrounds.
Earlier this year, he gave $1 million to kick off the campaign for the building,
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Slip sliding away … to Groton

Posted: Thursday, Aug 14th, 2014
A crew from the city of Groton dismantled the water slide at Huron's closed municipal swimming pool on Tuesday. Groton is paying the city of Huron $3,000 for the slide.
FIRST PHOTO BY SEAN M.X. KELLEY/PLAINSMAN; SECOND PHOTO BY ROGER LARSEN/PLAINSMAN














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