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Litwiller selected to perform with Colts Drum & Bugle Corps

Posted: Monday, Feb 27th, 2017
HURON -- Trey Litwiller of Huron has been selected to perform as a member of the Colts Drum & Bugle Corps of Dubuque, Iowa. Approximately 350 young people audition for one of the 150 positions in the group.
He is the son of John and Misty Litwiller of Huron and is a student at Huron High School. He is
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Former Huronian pens second novel

Posted: Friday, Feb 24th, 2017
HURON, Decades after her father's best friend and fishing buddy died under mysterious surroundings in his Huron home, Judith Blake Schaefer wrote a book about it.
In "Though the Winds Blow," published in 2006, she bases the first half of her book about hardware store owner Glen Waibel on her experiences in her hometown in the days after his body
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Huron carving artist featured at fundraiser

Posted: Friday, Feb 24th, 2017
HURON -- This year's featured artist at the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation fundraiser is Huron carver Greg Weeldreyer.
Weeldreyer has constructed a large knife, with a handle carved from a deer antler, which will be featured as part of this year's live auction at Saturday's event, which begins at 5 p.m., at the Huron Event Center. For tickets, call Del
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Coffee with Legislators set for Saturday

Posted: Friday, Feb 24th, 2017
HURON, The third and final "Coffee with the Legislators" sessions begins at 9 a.m. Saturday at City Hall.
Sen. Jim White, R-Huron; and Reps. Roger Chase, R-Huron; and Bob Glanzer, R-Huron; will update constituents and answer questions.
The forums are hosted by the Governmental Affairs Committee of the Huron Chamber & Visitors Bureau.
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Reflections from a career educator: Terry Nebelsick recieves award from fellow school administrators

Posted: Thursday, Feb 23rd, 2017
When Huron School District Superintendent Terry Nebelsick received the "30 Years of Membership" award from the School Administrators of South Dakota, he was reticent to speak about it.

"I'm not interested in talking about me," he said. "I'd rather talk about the students. It's not a service award of any type; it's just for longevity."
But as Shakespeare said,
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Siemonsma enters school board race

Posted: Thursday, Feb 23rd, 2017
HURON -- Shelly Siemonsma, the lab manager at Advanced Bio Energy in Huron, has entered the race for a seat on the Huron School Board.
"I am running for the open three year term on the Huron School Board currently held by Kerwin Header," Siemonsma said. "I've lived in the community of Huron for three-and-a-half years and in the Huron area
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Vendors to be reconized at this year’s State Fair: Fundraising continues for Nordby Exhibit Hall

Posted: Thursday, Feb 23rd, 2017
HURON, Faithful vendors at the South Dakota State Fair, those who have at least a 30-year presence on the fairgrounds, will be honored beginning with the 2017 fair.
State Fair commissioners, in their Tuesday meeting in Huron, agreed such recognition for the fair's most loyal vendors is overdue.
Some of the hundreds of vendors who sell food and wares
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Grant applications being accepted for HYLC

Posted: Thursday, Feb 23rd, 2017
HURON -- A community leadership group, comprised entirely of high school students in the Huron area, and focused on programs that impact youth is taking applications for current grant period.
Huron Youth Leadership Council (HYLC) seeks to invest in area youth by offering grants to nonprofit organizations, which will create opportunities and solutions for youth, so that they in turn
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Kludt files for re-election to city commission

Posted: Wednesday, Feb 22nd, 2017
HURON -- Huron attorney Doug Kludt has announced his candidacy for a second term on the Huron City Commission. Kludt was elected to a three-year term as city commissioner, which began in May of 2014. The term for serving as commissioner is now four years.
Kludt is a partner in the Churchill, Manolis, Freeman, Kludt, Shelton & Burns
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Local RMEF plans banquet

Posted: Tuesday, Feb 21st, 2017
HURON -- The Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation (RMEF) awarded more than $104,000 in grant funding for 19 habitat stewardship and hunting heritage projects in South Dakota.
The local Prairie Heartland Chapter of the RMEF will hold its annual banquet fundraiser, beginning at 5 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 25, at the Huron Event Center.
A wide array of hunter friendly products
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State PeeWee B Hockey Tournament

Posted: Tuesday, Feb 21st, 2017
Huron All-Stars Pee Wee goalie Cooper Letcher clears the puck from an Aberdeen Cougar shot in Huron's 2-1 win in the second round of the State Pee Wee Hockey Tournament at Bergman Arena. More coverage of Saturday's action from the tournament can be found in the Sports Section.
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Aiming for a state title

Posted: Tuesday, Feb 21st, 2017
Huron's Kaileb Ferguson plays the puck as Sioux Center's Lucas Vanberkel moves in defensively during their game Friday in the opening round of the Pee Wee B State Hockey Tournament at Bergman Arena.
Next, Huron's Haiden McCloud skates with the puck as Landon Dejong of Sioux Center moves in to apply pressure during their game in the opening round of
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A marker of warmer weather...

Posted: Tuesday, Feb 21st, 2017
When the weather warms, the snowpack melts and the level of the James River rises. The increased waterflow over the 3rd Street Dam creates a huge mound of billowing, foamy bubbles on the river.
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Democrat’s state chair optimistic for 2018

Posted: Monday, Feb 20th, 2017
HURON, Three months after demoralizing Election Day losses on both the state and national levels, South Dakota Democrats see reason for optimism as they get energized for the 2018 campaigns, the party's state chairwoman said.
"There is no way of saying it otherwise, that the 2016 cycle was just devastating for us, for Democrats all across the area," Ann Tornberg
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‘One day at a time’: Beadle County drug court congratulates first graduate

Posted: Monday, Feb 20th, 2017
HURON, At her lowest, Cassandra A. was a very angry person who hated everyone and everything and stayed high to deal with her pain.
"Nobody mattered," she said. "Nothing mattered."
She lost her job and her house. When she looked around, all of those who were her friends and family were gone. No one cared. She had zero self-esteem.
One
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Name clarification

Modified: Friday, Feb 17th, 2017
The story in the Feb. 17 edition of the Huron Plainsman entitled "One Day At A Time," is about a young woman's journey to become the first graduate of Beadle County's Drug Court.
The woman who graduated is referred to as Cassandra A in the story.
This woman is NOT Cassandra Aldrich of Huron, who has requested that the
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Noem talks Farm Bill, ACA and more

Posted: Friday, Feb 17th, 2017
HURON, Although it won't expire for another two years, work on the next Farm Bill has begun, Rep. Kristi Noem, R-S.D., said Wednesday.
Members of the House Agriculture Committee have already started preliminary discussions, she said in a conference call with reporters.
The panel wants to move quickly on the legislation, hoping to pass it out of the House and
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Businessman files for Huron School Board seat

Posted: Friday, Feb 17th, 2017
HURON -- Businessman Craig Lee of Huron has announced his candidacy for the two year seat on the Huron School Board currently held by John Halbkat.
Lee is the owner of Craig Lee Studios of downtown Huron that specializes in photography and video production. Lee is married to Tasha (Steele), the Marketing Director at American Bank & Trust, and
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Going for Gold

Posted: Thursday, Feb 16th, 2017
HURON, An 11-year-old Yankton boy with ties to Huron joined forces with another American to strike gold by winning the Men's Short Stature doubles at the Pan Am Para-Badminton Championships in December in Medellin, Colombia.
Miles Krajewski and his doubles partner, Danh Trang, won three matches without a loss to top the field of four teams.
Then, in an unexpected
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Working hard to drive down the debt: People’s Transit director shares agency’s message

Modified: Wednesday, Feb 15th, 2017
HURON -- People's Transit, a private, nonprofit organization that has delivered riders to their destinations since the 1970s, is working to climb out of a $70,000 debt.
Public transportation agency veteran Rose Lee came on board as executive director last spring to lead the effort.
The buses provide a service that members of the Beadle County Republican Women agree is
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School Board looks at several grant applications

Posted: Wednesday, Feb 15th, 2017
HURON ― The Board of Education met Monday with a busy agenda.
Board president David Wheeler pointed out upcoming dates of importance including President's Day (No School) on Feb. 20, the deadline for filing nominating petitions for the school board on Feb. 24, and parent/teacher conferences at the various schools March 28 and March 30.
The consent agenda was approved.
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A Night of Superiors

Posted: Wednesday, Feb 15th, 2017
Thirty-five Huron High School band and vocal students who received superior ratings at a recent contest presented a recital Monday at Huron High School Auditorium.
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South Town Addition plans face neighborhood opposition

Posted: Wednesday, Feb 15th, 2017
HURON -- While Huron city commissioners unanimously approved first reading of an ordinance to rezone 10 acres in the South Town Addition near Coborn's to accommodate up to two 69-unit apartment buildings and four- and six-unit townhouses, neighborhood opposition to their location in the middle of single-family dwellings also has them wanting to know if alternatives proposed by nearby property
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Hacking increase sparks more cyber security programs

Posted: Tuesday, Feb 14th, 2017
MADISON (AP) -- Cyber security is a lot like the common cold.
There's no cure for either, but there are ways to combat both.
"Security is all about layers," said Sam Coome, a 23-year-old Dakota State University graduate student.
At a time when Russian hackers, WikiLeaks and threats of cyber warfare make national headlines daily, those layers of security are
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Lederman unseats incumbent to win S.D. GOP chair

Posted: Tuesday, Feb 14th, 2017
South Dakota's Republican Party has a new leader following a vote that upset a decades-long tradition.
Former state Sen. Dan Lederman unseated incumbent Chairwoman Pam Roberts on Saturday, marking the first time in recent memory that the position saw a contested election and that a candidate won without the governor's endorsement, the Argus Leader reported. Lederman won the party chairmanship
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