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Splashing in to save a life: Splash Central lifeguards save 13-year-old from drowning

Posted: Friday, Jul 3rd, 2015
HURON -- Training kicked in Monday afternoon when Splash Central lifeguard Mark Christen-son noticed a child floating just beneath the water as he scanned the pool.
"You know, kids will go under the water and jump back up," Christensen said. "I saw him under the water. He wasn't jumping back up or moving at all for 8 to 10 seconds.
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National Night Out looking for contributors

Posted: Friday, Jul 3rd, 2015
HURON -- Interested individuals and organizations are being sought by the Huron Police Department to participate in National Night Out next month.
National Night Out is a campaign involving citizens, law enforcement agencies, civic groups, businesses and local officials.
It is designed to heighten crime and drug prevention awareness, generate support for and participation in local anticrime programs, strengthen neighborhood
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Sunday’s storm left its mark in Hitchcock

Posted: Friday, Jul 3rd, 2015
HITCHCOCK -- A severe thunderstorm that brought hail, strong winds and unconfirmed reports of a tornado damaged crops, buildings and trees Saturday night.
Beadle County Emergency Management Director Tom Moeding, who was away at the time but returned late that night, said he had no confirmation of a tornado although there had been possible sightings of one.
Sirens were sounded
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Interlake tournament champs

Posted: Thursday, Jul 2nd, 2015
The Huron fastpitch 12 and under team won the Interlake tournament two weeks ago. Pictured are back row, from left, Scott Zuccaro, Angelina Zuccaro, Karli Bigelow, Tenley Buddenhagen, Mikena Moore, Mariah Miller, Ariana Zuccaro, Mike Moore; front row, Abby Gross, Kenya Bigelow, Cooper Oakley and Abrianna Zuccaro. Not pictured Brynn Hylla.
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Road rage incident leads to felony arrest

Posted: Thursday, Jul 2nd, 2015
HURON -- A 66-year-old Huron man was arrested and charged with aggravated assault after he allegedly brandished a weapon in a road rage incident, police said.
Sgt. Casey Spinsby, a public information officer for the police department, said Richard K. Rathjen of Huron is identified as the suspect in the case.
On Monday, police received a report from the victim
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A reversal on Harney Peak

Posted: Wednesday, Jul 1st, 2015
This 2013 file photo shows the Harney Peak lookout tower near Hill City. The South Dakota Board on Geographic Names is expected to make its final recommendation on a proposed name change for Harney Peak in the Black Hills National Forest on Monday at a meeting in Pierre.
PHOTO BY CHRIS HUBER COURTESY RAPID CITY JOURNAL VIA AP FILE
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City Commission considering helping People’s Transit with $20,000

Posted: Wednesday, Jul 1st, 2015
HURON, Mayor Paul Aylward's recommendation for the city to give $20,000 to People's Transit to help the decades-old agency climb out of debt appears to have the support of the City Commission, but the board delayed a vote for one week so members can review People's Transit financials.
The agency says it now needs $70,000 to erase its debt, plus
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LGMD asks for support through dare videos

Posted: Wednesday, Jul 1st, 2015
HURON -- To observe Limb-Girdle Muscular Dystrophy Awareness Day, people are being asked to help by taking an action to support different foundations that support individuals through fund raising efforts.
Limb-Girdle Muscular Dy-strophy Awareness Day is Sept. 30. A fund raising effort begins Tuesday.
The Dare To Bust A Move fund-raiser kickoff is asking people to make a short video
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An honor well-deserved

Posted: Monday, Jun 29th, 2015
South Dakota Representative, Kristi Noem, special speaker at the American Legion State Convention in Huron Saturday, presented a purple heart to Korean War veteran Donald Hausmann of Bonesteel. Here, Noem is shown pinning the heart on Hausmann's lapel.
Next, Donald Hausmann of Bonesteel, Korean War veteran who was wounded in action, received a purple heart in honor of his service
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“Be a lucky duck” during back to school shopping

Posted: Monday, Jun 29th, 2015
This summer, the Huron Chamber & Visitors Bureau will reward residents for shopping local.
"Be a Lucky Duck" kicks off July 4 and is similar to the holiday version of "Shop Huron & Win" in several aspects but also includes some fun twists.
The Chamber intends to build on the success of the last Shop Huron & Win promotion.
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HCVB announces Fourth of July events for next Saturday

Posted: Monday, Jun 29th, 2015
Make plans to attend the Independence Day Celebration in Huron on Saturday, July 4th. The festivities begin at 10:30 a.m. with the parade.
This year's theme is "Land of the Free, Because of the Brave!" The parade starts at 9th Street and Dakota Avenue, continues north to 3rd Street, then west to Illinois.
Immediately following the parade, a
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Saying thanks for his service

Posted: Monday, Jun 29th, 2015
Ken Lindblad reads off a to-do list now that he has retired from the Beadle County Veterans Service Office. Friday a retirement party was held for him at the Beadle County Courthouse.
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Pickin’ in the park

Posted: Monday, Jun 29th, 2015
Kelbe Fode (right) along with Dan Kilbride (center) and Boyd Bristow (left) were the featured performers Thursday evening at Family Night which is held every Thursday in Campbell Park.
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Great Lakes thinks outside the box, to keep flying

Posted: Monday, Jun 29th, 2015
HURON, Faced with an industry wide dilemma of a dramatic loss of qualified pilots, Great Lakes Airlines has modified its 19-seat planes to get around a federal mandate imposed two years ago.
"It's a response to the government … (that) passed a law that said you had to have 1,500 (flight) hours to be a pilot on a commercial airline,"
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Day of action-packed page turners

Posted: Friday, Jun 26th, 2015
Mayor Paul Aylward took time out to read to Huron children as part of the United Way Heartland Region's Day of Action.
Next, Fern Mattke does likewise as members from throughout Huron's community took part in the day which promotes reading to children.
More photos can be found in the Community section.
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Giving it the best shot

Posted: Thursday, Jun 25th, 2015
Sam Torguson of Iroquois powers into a pitch during a Huron Parks & Recreation girls' 12-and-under league game against Nike on Tuesday at Kunhart Softball Complex.
Next, Shortstop Heavan Gainey of Nike steps on second base for a force out as teammate Emree White readies for the throw during their 12-and-under league game Tuesday against Iroquois at Kunhart Softball
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World of Outlaws invade DSFS

Posted: Wednesday, Jun 24th, 2015
Kasey Kahne Racing teammates Daryn Pittman, right, and Brad Sweet battle for the lead during the World of Outlaws dash to determine the top eight spots in the starting lineup for the 30-lap feature event on Saturday at Dakota State Fair Speedway.
Next, Kraig Kinser leads Kerry Madsen, who races for NASCAR driver Kyle Larson, through turns one and
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After recent storms commission asks residents to check their trees

Posted: Wednesday, Jun 24th, 2015
HURON, With the recent rains and strong winds, people are being asked to check their trees for any low-hanging branches.
Commissioner Mark Robish said Monday that the city has received some complaints of branches hanging too low, impeding pedestrian traffic on sidewalks.
Meanwhile, the commission announced that the solid waste department rubble site will be closed Friday, July3 and Saturday,
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School Board hears report from Tennis Everyone!

Posted: Wednesday, Jun 24th, 2015
HURON -- During the June 22 school board meeting, Terry Nebelsick, superintendent of the Huron School District, discussed the possibility of building a 12-court tennis complex in Huron.
"We talked about the standard of what 12 courts does and the ESD standard is eight courts," said Nebelsick. "So if the community wanted a tennis complex beyond the eight courts, I just
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Beadle County Conservation District to host Soil Health Field Day

Posted: Wednesday, Jun 24th, 2015
GRANT TOWNSHIP -- The Beadle County Conservation District will be hosting a Soil Health Field Day from 10 a.m. to noon, Wednesday in Grant Township.
Topics that will be covered during the event will include a demonstration of cover crop interseeding in corn as well as Saline Soils Management.
Directions to the site are:
• Highway 37 to 214th St. (Virgil
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Powerful Parade

Modified: Monday, Jun 22nd, 2015
Tractors one after another, were the main attraction during the Huron Antique Power Show that started Saturday on the grounds of the South Dakota State Fair. There will be a worship service at 8:30 a.m. which will be followed by another parade today at 2:30 p.m.
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Splash Central Invitational underway

Posted: Monday, Jun 22nd, 2015
The Splash Central Invitational got into full swing Saturday at the Olympic-sized pool at the Waterpark. The meet continues today.
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Iraq War vet named new area veterans service officer

Posted: Monday, Jun 22nd, 2015
HURON, Returning from his second deployment to Iraq and leaving military service, Michael Lueck was still just 23 years old.
Home.
But lost, in a way.
Like others back from war and all it entails, Lueck had no idea where life would take him next. And he soon found out that the training he and his fellow soldiers had mastered
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Storm knocks out Plainsman phone system

Posted: Monday, Jun 22nd, 2015
HURON, Lightning during the severe thunderstorm late Friday afternoon appears to have been responsible for damaging the Daily Plainsman's telephone system.
As of press time Saturday night, the newspaper's phones were still down.
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Mobile vet center here Thursday, Friday

Posted: Monday, Jun 22nd, 2015
HURON, The VA Readjust-ment Counseling Services Mobile Vet Center will be in Huron at the Beadle County Courthouse on Thursday and Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
The primary mission of the Mobile Vet Center is to provide outreach, education and counseling services to rural combat veterans and their families. These services are provided at no cost and are
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Huron’s Ingle gets chance to race at home with the World of Outlaws

Posted: Monday, Jun 22nd, 2015
HURON -- Huron's Kevin Ingle has been racing some form of sprint cars for more than 20 years. Today he will get a rare opportunity to showcase his talents in front of the hometown crowd, when the World of Outlaws make its first-ever appearance at Dakota State Fair Speeday.
The grandstands will open at 4 p.m., with racing scheduled
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Hail, rain fills Huron’s streets, yards

Posted: Monday, Jun 22nd, 2015
A severe thunderstorm struck Huron Friday afternoon with at least two waves of hail and multiple inches of rain. Shown first is the corner of Third Street and Utah Avenue Southeast, where during the storm water was curb to curb and over the curb on both sides of the street. Within a half hour most of the water drained. Shown
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Wessington Springs marks recovery from twister a year ago

Posted: Monday, Jun 22nd, 2015
WESSINGTON SPRINGS, (AP) -- Residents of Wessington Springs have celebrated their triumph over a tornado that struck the community a year ago.
A Thursday night celebration included a variety of entertainment, along with a moment of silence and a balloon release, KOKK radio reported.
"We wanted the community to come together, how we have ever since Night One," Mayor Melissa
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Idea of merging 2 large Dakotas co-ops won’t be resurrected

Posted: Monday, Jun 22nd, 2015


ABERDEEN (AP) -- Officials who unsuccessfully pushed for the merger of two large century-old agricultural cooperatives in the Dakotas say they will not try again, despite the idea being only narrowly defeated by the co-ops' members.
The South Dakota Wheat Growers and North Central Farmers Elevator had been planning to join and become CentraGro Cooperative. Supporters said the
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