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A new home in Chamberlain

Posted: Monday, Nov 24th, 2014
The T33 plane that stood out in front of the VFW Hall near Ravine Lake and Highway 14 has found a good home. The plane made its trip from Huron to Chamberlain in under nine hours and now resides at its new home at the South Dakota Veterans Park in Chamberlain. The first photo shows the Veterans Memorial behind it
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Independent Health Solutions open house

Posted: Monday, Nov 24th, 2014
Independent Health Solutions LLC, a new healthcare service organization in Huron, hosted an open house and grand opening celebration on Thursday at 1111 Dakota Ave. N. Owner Ashley Kingdon-Reese and her staff presented services that the company offers that align with their goal to enable South Dakotans to lead independent, meaningful and dignified lives. Their mission is to serve all people through exemplary
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Habitat for Humanity donation: First National Bank makes contribution

Posted: Monday, Nov 24th, 2014
HURON -- The Beadle County Habitat for Humanity Affiliate has received a grant in the amount of $13,000 from First National Bank.
First National Bank is dedicated to its rural communities and has a history for doing what's right for its customers, employees and citizens in the communities it serves.
"Our contribution to the Beadle County Habitat for
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NorthWestern honored for financial transparency

Posted: Monday, Nov 24th, 2014
BUTTE, Mont. -- NorthWestern Energy has been recognized for financial transparency and communication by a national corporate governance publication.
NorthWestern's annual proxy statement was named the best among small and mid-cap companies by Corporate Secretary magazine though its Corporate Governance Awards program. The honor was announced at a ceremony in New York City on Nov. 5. Corporate Secretary is a
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Report: Grouse needs 3-mile buffer from drilling

Posted: Monday, Nov 24th, 2014
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) -- A government report with significant implications for the U.S. energy industry says a struggling bird species needs a 3-mile buffer between its breeding grounds and oil and gas drilling, wind farms and solar projects.
The study comes as the Obama administration weighs new protections for the greater sage grouse. The ground-dwelling, chicken-sized birds range across 11
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FSA director says role is challenging, but rewarding

Posted: Monday, Nov 24th, 2014
HURON, Five years into his role as South Dakota Farm Service Agency director, Craig Schaunaman says the job has been rewarding and challenging.
"Working with producers, I love the policy end of it," he said. "I take the approach that I know what the handbook says, I can read it.
"My job is to figure out that gray area outside
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Colors of support

Posted: Saturday, Nov 22nd, 2014
Huron fans cheer on the team during the State Volleyball Tournament Thursday afternoon in Yankton. Huron won against Rapid City Stevens. Huron will play again today in the semifinals at 6 p.m. against Sioux Falls O'Gorman.
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Huron schools are growing, report shows

Posted: Saturday, Nov 22nd, 2014
HURON -- Leaders from all of Huron's education centers met with community leaders during the State of Schools Luncheon Thursday at the Huron Event Center.
The meeting hosted by the Huron Lions Club and the Huron Chamber and Visitors Bureau is a chance for representatives from Huron Community Campus, Huron Public Schools, James Valley Christian School and Holy Trinity Catholic
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Flamingo fundraiser nets $2,015

Posted: Friday, Nov 21st, 2014
The Flamingo Fundraiser sponsored by Our Savior's Lutheran Church youth raised $2,015 -- greatly exceeding their goal, which was $600. All of the money raised will go to the Salvation Army for the Angel Tree.
The children are presenting a certificate of the amount raised to Salvation Army Board Member Clarence Mulder.  Front row, from left, are Jake
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Sprint cars at DSFS: World of Outlaws STP Series on track for ’15

Posted: Thursday, Nov 20th, 2014
HURON -- Sprint cars are returning to Dakota State Fair Speedway in big fashion during the 2015 racing season.
The World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series will make its inaugural trip to the Huron track for a June 20 event.
"I've always wanted to have a World of Outlaws event, but their schedule never quite worked out when we
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Stranded? Do this:

Posted: Thursday, Nov 20th, 2014
(AP) -- Heavy snow has stranded many motorists on a western New York highway. Some tips on what to do if you find yourself stuck in the snow:
• Pull off the highway and make yourself visible to rescuers. Turn on hazard lights and tie a bright cloth to your antenna or door handle.
• Call 911 from your cellphone,
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Robin Hood to make appearance Saturday: Missoula Children’s Theatre to produce play for Saturday performances

Posted: Wednesday, Nov 19th, 2014
HURON -- Like the play they are producing, the Missoula Children's Theatre has swooped into Huron to capture the imaginations of Huron Middle School students.
The Missoula Children's Theatre (MCT), the nation's largest touring children's theatre, has been touring extensively for more than 40 years now from Montana to Japan, and will visit nearly 1,200 communities this year with up to
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HCVB announces Shop Huron and Win promotion at city commission

Posted: Wednesday, Nov 19th, 2014
HURON -- A Shop Huron & Win promotion in which lucky shoppers will take home weekly prizes of $100 and grand prizes of either $1,000 or $25,000 in Huron bucks gets under way the day before Thanksgiving.
For every $25 shoppers spend on goods and services in Huron between Nov. 26 and Dec. 31, they will be entered to win.
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Mastering education: Nordby Family Foundation gives grants to HCC master’s program

Posted: Monday, Nov 17th, 2014
HURON -- A $24,000 grant to benefit advanced teacher education in the Huron area has been announced by the Nordby Family Foundation.
"This grant to the Huron University Foundation is helping to bring a Master's of Education program to Huron Community Campus," said Earl Nordby, president of the Nordby Family Foundation and a retired Huron business owner and philanthropist.
"The
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No where to go in the snow

Posted: Monday, Nov 17th, 2014
This truck got stuck on Wisconsin Avenue between Third and Fourth Street southwest. City and state crews were out trying to keep up with the snowfall throughout the day. A snow alert is in effect (see top of the page.)
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Runaway laughs

Posted: Monday, Nov 17th, 2014
Cast from the Huron Area Community Theatre production of "Run For Your Wife" perform during Friday evening's performance. The play which centers on a London cab driver living two different lives with two different wives gets complicated when he is mugged and taken to the hospital. It opened last weekend at the Huron Fine Arts Center.
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Supporting the teams

Posted: Saturday, Nov 15th, 2014
Young fans watch the Woonsocket-Wessington Springs-Sanborn Central game against Gregory Thursday afternoon in the Class 9AA championship game in the Dakota Dome at Vermillion.
Next, members of the Wolsey-Wessington Warbirds cheerleading team lead the crowd in a cheer.
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Thune: GOP-led Senate will look for common ground

Posted: Saturday, Nov 15th, 2014
HURON -- Re-elected by his colleagues to chair the Senate Republican Conference and head the effort to spread the GOP message, Sen. John Thune, R-S.D., said Thursday that congressional observers will see a change in the legislative process.
"We're going to try and move some bills," he said in a conference call with reporters after the long break for the
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Authorities fear worst in missing woman case

Posted: Saturday, Nov 15th, 2014
WOONSOCKET (AP) -- Investigators say they suspect foul play in the disappearance of a Woonsocket woman who has now been missing for a year.
Sanborn County Sheriff Tom Fridley tells The Daily Republic newspaper that neither he nor the family of Rachel Cyriacks think she will be found alive.
Cyriacks was last seen on the morning of Nov. 13,
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Meyer promoted to chief of police

Posted: Friday, Nov 14th, 2014
HURON -- The city has returned to its practice of promoting from within police department ranks as it has named Denny Meyer as Huron's next police chief.
"We have come to a choice and I think we've come to a good choice," Mayor Paul Aylward said at a Wednesday morning news conference.
Meyer, a veteran police officer who has been
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Residents asked to move cars for plows

Posted: Friday, Nov 14th, 2014
HURON -- While a snow alert has not been issued, the city is asking residents to move their vehicles off residential streets so the plows can clean them.
Plow operators will clear the north-south streets from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. today and the east-west streets from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday.
The city has finished plowing the downtown
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Taking time to honor and remember: HHS plays host to Veterans Day 2014 program

Posted: Thursday, Nov 13th, 2014
HURON -- While their fellow Americans can never repay the country's veterans for their military service, attending annual programs to honor them is a start, Vietnam veteran Russel Dramstad of Huron said Tuesday.
"This elite group of individuals has ensured that you and I are able to live our daily lives free of tyranny and fear," he said at Huron's
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Red Cross offers winter safety tips

Posted: Thursday, Nov 13th, 2014
SIOUX FALLS -- Frigid air is predicted for many parts of South Dakota and the American Red Cross has steps people can take to stay safe during this hazardous weather.
"We are moving into the time of the year with snow falling and temperatures dropping rapidly," said Executive Director, Tony Burke. "We encourage everyone to be safe while prepping for
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Ready or not, here it comes! Rockies, Upper Midwest get blast of wintry weather

Posted: Wednesday, Nov 12th, 2014
PIERRE (AP) -- A blast of wintry weather blew into parts of the Rockies and Upper Midwest on Monday, bringing a foot of snow in some areas, along with plunging temperatures. The cold weather is expected to eventually blanket the central U.S. from the Rockies to the Great Lakes region.
The frigid air was pushed in by a powerful storm
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Ringneck Festival first place winners

Posted: Wednesday, Nov 12th, 2014
The Razorbacks team from Arkansas took home the 2014 Ringneck Festival title on Saturday night. The team, which included Wendell Holmes, Dale Willroth, Robert Willroth, Mike Knittig, Jerry Phillips and Lalen Parks, had the winning total of 18 birds harvested with three shells remaining. They hunted on land owned by John and Elizabeth Brooks, Craig Brueske Construction of Woonsocket, with
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Ringneck Festival Hall of Fame

Modified: Wednesday, Nov 12th, 2014
The Pinnacle Ground Pounders team and Steve Besch were inducted into the Ringneck Festival Hall of Fame on Saturday during the event's award banquet at the Huron Events Center. The Pinnacle Ground Pounders have hunted in the event each year since its inception 17 years ago. Team members from left are Marty Moeding, Bill Smith, Johnny Richman, Brett Pearson, Mike
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City to retain odd-even system for snow removal

Posted: Wednesday, Nov 12th, 2014
HURON -- A proposal last week to eliminate the system of alternate days when vehicles must be off the streets so they can be cleared by the plows was killed on Monday when a majority on the City Commission voted against second and final reading of the ordinance change.
While no one from the public attended the hearing, a few
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