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Garden Tour 2016

Posted: Monday, Jun 27th, 2016
Gardening afficianados, those looking for inspiration and those just who just appreciate the beauty of a well-tended planting were out in force Saturday morning, for the 2016 Heartland Garden Club's Tour of Gardens.
Saturday's Tour was well attended, with six separate stops on the agenda, giving those taking the tour a wide range of techniques and ideas on plantings to
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A hobby built to scale

Posted: Monday, Jun 27th, 2016
HURON -- "The best part is the camaraderie," said Max Hansen when asked why the Academy of Model Aeronautics (AMA) was important to him. "Over the years I've made friends from all over the world."
Hansen, 81, recently received the AMA's "Lifetime Distinguished Service Award," becoming only the second South Dakotan to receive it.
Besides serving as organization's Associate
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American Bank & Trust adds branches, offices

Posted: Monday, Jun 27th, 2016
HURON, American Bank & Trust has been experiencing rapid growth since its acquisition of a bank in Pierre four years ago and with a new start up branch in Sioux Falls four months ago.
"Our growth is happening across the bank, including local lending, home mortgages, trust and wealth management and deposits," said Lynn Schneider, president and chief executive officer.
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Local families celebrate Home Ownership month

Posted: Monday, Jun 27th, 2016
HURON -- June is Home Ownership month and on Thursday, two Huron families, with diverse backgrounds, celebrated purchasing their own homes this past year, with some of the people who helped make it possible.
United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Development Acting State Director Bruce Jones and Single Family Housing Director Janell Telin joined representatives from James Valley Housing,
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Family Night at Campbell Park

Posted: Monday, Jun 27th, 2016
Curtis and Loretta took the stage at Campbell Park with their musical expertise Thursday during the weekly Family Night Activities in the park. Their show was sponsored in part by the Huron Parks and Recreation and Huron Sertoma. Next week, Leo Jensen will perform; along with a group performance from the upcoming play, "Don't Hug Me Christmas Carol." Following the
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Commission confers on Youth Detention Center’s future

Posted: Monday, Jun 27th, 2016
HURON -- With far fewer youthful offenders serving time or at least being held overnight pending a morning court appearance, eight eastern South Dakota counties are working together to determine the future of their juvenile detention centers.
A philosophical change in South Dakota's juvenile justice system has led to a drastic reduction in the number of kids being incarcerated.
During
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GROW South Dakota Pays It Forward to Heartland 4-H Rodeo...

Posted: Monday, Jun 27th, 2016
One of the more important resources of any community is its youth and building up youth is a key community development goal. It is along those lines that the Heartland 4-H Rodeo has received a donation from the GROW South Dakota Pay-It-Forward initiative. Here, Lori Moen, GROW South Dakota's Chief Operating Officer, in the center, presents a Pay-It-Forward donation to
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Huron auto dealer earns award: John Iverson named Dealer of the Year

Posted: Friday, Jun 24th, 2016
PIERRE, Iverson Huron and Iverson Chrysler Center of Mitchell have been named the 2016 South Dakota Franchised Dealer of the Year by the South Dakota Auto Dealers Association.
The award was recently presented at the association's annual convention in Pierre.
This year's franchised dealer of the year is a third generation dealer whose son is following in his footsteps to
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State conventions set for this weekend

Posted: Friday, Jun 24th, 2016
HURON -- Delegates will hammer out final versions of their party platforms this weekend at their respective political conventions leading up to the national gatherings in Cleveland and Philadelphia in July.
South Dakota Republicans are meeting in Aberdeen and state Democrats are convening in Sioux Falls.
Seven planks of the GOP's proposed platform are agriculture, natural resources and energy, economic
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Fun with reading

Posted: Thursday, Jun 23rd, 2016
Volunteers of all ages took part in the United Way Heartland Region's annual Day of Action Tuesday by reading to students at both Washington School and Huron Middle School. The Day of Action is an annual opportunity for community volunteers to participate in half-hour reading activities with children attending summer school. Each child received a book to take home.
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Action on the field

Modified: Thursday, Jun 23rd, 2016
Huron's Deion Waddle slides at the plate as Watertown catcher Ben DeVille waits to apply the tag during the opening game of an American Legion doubleheader on Tuesday at Memorial Park Stadium. Huron emerged with a 6-2 victory in the game.
Next, Huron's Seth Christopherson puts the ball in play during an at-bat in the second game of a teener
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Spink County will not host nuclear waste suitability test

Posted: Thursday, Jun 23rd, 2016
REDFIELD (AP) -- Organizers of a federal effort to assess whether nuclear waste can be stored in 3-mile-deep holes have abandoned Spink County as a potential site because of resistance from local officials, a project spokesman said Tuesday.
County officials made it clear they were against hosting the experiment before organizers formally applied to move forward with it, said T.R.
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S.D. American Legion elects first female State Commander

Posted: Wednesday, Jun 22nd, 2016
WATERTOWN, Charemon Dunham of Iroquois, was elected the first female State Commander of The American Legion Department of South Dakota by delegates attending the 98th Annual State Convention of The American Legion in Watertown June 19.
Dunham was nominated by Past Department Commander Byron Callies of Watertown.
The American Legion is the largest war-time veteran service organization in South
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City denies variance; takes action on violation

Posted: Wednesday, Jun 22nd, 2016
HURON, A variance for a type of metal roofing not allowed in one-family residential districts in Huron, but which was installed without a building permit months ago has been denied by the City Commission.
Sitting as the board of adjustment Monday, members struggled with setting a precedent by approving the variance versus denying it and ordering applicant Bonnie Hunter, 1341
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Smoke in the basement...

Posted: Wednesday, Jun 22nd, 2016
Fire officials are investigating the cause of a Monday afternoon house fire at 619 Frank Ave. S.E. that apparently started in or around the kitchen. Occupants of the rental house owned by Willard Wallman had been away for about half an hour when they returned to fire and smoke in the residence.
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Four-foot black snake stumps Redfield residents

Posted: Wednesday, Jun 22nd, 2016
REDFIELD (AP) -- A dead snake has residents of the Spink County town of Redfield stumped.
The remains of a 4-foot-long black snake with an orange belly recently showed up on a road in Redfield, prompting calls to the law enforcement.
A sheriff's deputy tossed the carcass into a ditch, but it somehow ended up back on the road. A
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A Father’s Day regifting of ‘old iron’: Family adds to memories for area farmer

Modified: Tuesday, Jun 21st, 2016
HURON -- Huron area farmer Chester Tschetter is quick to agree that he has an attraction.
"What can I say?" he asks rhetorically. "I like old iron."
For more than 55 years, Chester's favorite old iron has been painted a unique orange-yellow, with the name "Minneapolis-Moline" on the side.
Chester is 84 years old, but he is quick to
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Stepping outside to meet Mother Nature...

Posted: Tuesday, Jun 21st, 2016
Youth - and adults too - participated in Step Outside Saturday morning at the Izaak Walton Clubhouse and sponsored by the Beadle County Sportsmans Club. A wide variety of outdoor activities were available to those participating.
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A Show of Antique Power

Posted: Tuesday, Jun 21st, 2016
A large collection of some of the machinery that built agriculture in the area is on display at the Huron Antique Power Association's show at the S.D. Fairgrounds. The show continues today, with numerous activities leading up to the parade of different implements at 2:30 this afternoon.
Shown first is the popular parade of antique tractors.
Next, Dick Biel uses
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Spirit of Dakota seeks nominations

Posted: Tuesday, Jun 21st, 2016
HURON -- The 30th Anniversary of the Spirit of Dakota Award will be celebrated in Huron this fall.
The Spirit of Dakota Award Society is seeking nominations for its 30th recipient, who will be announced at a banquet at the Huron Event Center on Saturday, Oct. 1. The award is inspired by the nine-foot bronze statue in front of the
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July 4 activities planned in Huron

Posted: Tuesday, Jun 21st, 2016
HURON -- Make plans to attend the Independence Day Celebration in Huron on Monday, July 4.
The festivities begin at 10:30 a.m. with a parade, which begins at Ninth Street and Dakota Ave., continues north to Third Street, then west to Illinois Ave..
Immediately following the parade, a pork loin BBQ is scheduled in Campbell Park. Pork loin
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Making the leap: Auto Body Clinic moves into new digs

Modified: Monday, Jun 20th, 2016
HURON -- Jeremy Blom has taken a leap of faith in opening his spacious new Auto Body Clinic he hopes will serve his customers well in the years to come.
It's a major investment, but he's hardly new to the auto and collision repair business.
After graduating from Corsica High School, he learned the ins and outs at an auto
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When this happens ... This is the Cure!

Posted: Monday, Jun 20th, 2016
With temperatures soaring into triple digits, Splash Central was a VERY popular destination Friday afternoon.
This Sunday, Dads get in free with a two-can donation to the Huron Food Pantry.
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Duck-walk...

Posted: Monday, Jun 20th, 2016
This mother duck was out with her energetic flock Friday morning, shepherding them through a rousing game of "Avoid the Photographer."
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Celtic tunes of Ireland

Posted: Monday, Jun 20th, 2016
Acclaimed Celtic fingerstyle guitarist Jerry Barlow performed Thursday during Family Night Activities in Campbell Park. He was followed by the Huron Municial Band.
His performance was sponsored by Huron Public Library.
On Thursday, June 23, Curtis and Loretta will take the stage, sponsored in part by the Huron Parks and Recreation and Huron Sertoma.
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Tennis anyone?

Posted: Monday, Jun 20th, 2016
Mike Knigge of Huron returns the ball during a tennis match Thursday in the Summer Tennis League. To learn more about joining the league, call Knigge at 350-3636. More pictures of league play in the Sport Section.
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Huron woman sentenced for stealing from GoFundMe account

Posted: Monday, Jun 20th, 2016
HURON (AP) -- A Huron woman who stole money from a crowd-funding account she set up to help an 8-year-old burn victim with medical expenses has been spared jail time but ordered to make restitution.
Beadle County State's Attorney Mike Moore tells KOKK radio that 35-year-old Jaima Schultz took about $6,500 from the GoFundMe account for personal use.
Schultz initially
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Ready to go on patrol ...

Posted: Friday, Jun 17th, 2016
Two officers with the Huron Police Department helped Braydin Keelin celebrate his fourth birthday on Tuesday. An officer was driving by the boy's house when he saw him riding his new police motorcycle and wearing his new police uniform. The officer stopped and asked another officer to come to Braydin's house. The birthday boy's mom told Officer Mark Brueggeman, left,
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Down to the bare wood ...

Posted: Thursday, Jun 16th, 2016
An employee of Derkson Floors, Inc., of Blackhawk, rides a heavy-duty sander in Huron Arena. The floor is being sanded down to the bare wood and will be resealed, a process that takes place every few years. The process is expected to be completed by July 1.
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Trial date set in local murder case

Posted: Thursday, Jun 16th, 2016
HURON, A trial has been scheduled for August for one of the two men charged with first-degree murder in the death of Keith Houck in late May.
Jose Antonio Vega, 32, of Montevideo, Minn., made a brief court appearance before Circuit Judge Jon Erickson Tuesday morning with his court-appointed attorney David Wheeler of Huron.
Vega entered a not guilty plea,
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Hansen talks about tax opt-out

Posted: Wednesday, Jun 15th, 2016
HURON -- As Beadle County commission-ers begin making budget decisions for 2017, a few of those tough calls will involve whether to extend the current property tax opt-out, at what amount and for how long, the vice chairman of the board said Monday.
Commissioners successfully applied for state gas tax funds to make improvements to two of the county's bridges.
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City appoints alternate board of adjustment

Posted: Wednesday, Jun 15th, 2016
HURON -- An alternate board of adjustment that will consider variance requests when all five members of the City Commission aren't available has been appointed.
At the recommendation of Mayor Paul Aylward, commissioners on Monday appointed Commissioner Doug Kludt to a one-year term, Commissioner Mark Robish and Jan Manolis to two-year terms and Ken Shoultz and Mary Pearson to three-year
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Board focuses on upcoming school year

Posted: Wednesday, Jun 15th, 2016
HURON -- The Huron School Board closed the book on its 2015-16 school year and began making preparations for the one upcoming.
Gay Pickner, the Director of Curriculum, updated the board on outcomes and feedback from the respective inservice professional development meetings held over the second semester.
"The teachers greatly appreciate being able to meet as a group," Pickner said,
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