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Top Monster Trucks to appear at S.D. State Fair

Posted: Saturday, Apr 18th, 2015
HURON -- Four of the nation's top monster trucks will roar into the South Dakota State Fair in Huron on Labor Day afternoon, Sept. 7, according to Dakota State Fair Speedway track promoter Orville Chenoweth.
Chenoweth is in his 20th year as promoter of the Dakota State Fair Speedway and wants to make 2015 special and memorable.
"The first
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Beadle drug court launches in July: Sentencing option proven to boost safety, help addicts

Posted: Saturday, Apr 18th, 2015
HURON -- A Beadle County team of professionals will roll out the seventh South Dakota drug court -- this latest one in Huron -- when funding appropriated by state legislators becomes available in July.
Drug courts have proven they can keep communities safer by reducing crime, saving money and helping addicts to be accountable.
"I really believe in it because
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Investigating two-vehicle accident

Posted: Saturday, Apr 18th, 2015
Huron Police investigate a two-vehicle accident Thursday on Third Street Southwest. An ambulance was called to the site, but it is unknown if medical attention was required.
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3 organizations donate $40K to new Nordby Exhibit Hall for 4-H, Youth and Community

Posted: Friday, Apr 17th, 2015
Three statewide 4-H organizations have invested in the future of 4-H in South Dakota by providing a total of $40,000 in gifts toward the Nordby Exhibit Hall for 4-H, Youth and Community on the state fairgrounds in Huron.
South Dakota State University's College of Agriculture and Biological Sciences has donated $10,000, the South Dakota 4-H Foundation has provided $25,000 and
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Honoring dispatchers: It’s National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week

Posted: Friday, Apr 17th, 2015
PIERRE -- The voices at the other end of the line are being honored in South Dakota this week.
It is National Public Safety Telecommunica-tors Week, where emergency police, fire and medical dispatchers are recognized.
"These are people who work behind the scenes in helping keep our communities safe," said Col. Craig Price, superintendent of the South Dakota Highway Patrol.
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Making your vote count

Posted: Thursday, Apr 16th, 2015
Betty Albright (left) watches as Judy Thompson casts her ballot during the school board election held Tuesday in Huron Arena.
Next, Jason Hill (left) hands his ballot to a poll worker Tuesday.
ELECTION RESULTS
The results of the election are as follows:
• David Wheeler received 732 votes
• Tim Van Berkum received 647 votes
• Brian Hines received 117 votes
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Aylward speaks to GOP women

Posted: Thursday, Apr 16th, 2015
HURON, The city is moving forward in a number of areas, Mayor Paul Aylward said in an upbeat message at the Beadle County Republican Women luncheon this week.
City sales tax revenues are an indication of how well Huron is doing, and they are up 8 percent over the previous year.
Aylward said it's due to many influences, including the
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Hang in there!

Posted: Thursday, Apr 16th, 2015
A utility pole near Seventh Street and Montana Avenue Southwest snapped at ground level Tuesday afternoon, and it leaned precariously until a NorthWestern Energy crew returned it upright and stabilized it until it can be replaced.
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HHS Speech & Debate team attends State Student Congress Tournament

Posted: Wednesday, Apr 15th, 2015
The Huron Speech & Debate Team participated in the State Student Congress Tournament for the Northern South Dakota District of the National Forensic League held April 10 at the State Capitol Building in Pierre.
Huron took two students to debate in the Senate -- Gabriel Ryland and Trey Litwiller.
To debate in the House, Huron brought Abigayle Reese, Becca
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Vandals damage more than 100 vehicles in Huron

Posted: Wednesday, Apr 15th, 2015
HURON -- A rash of "senseless" vandalism that has damaged more than 100 vehicles in Huron in the last four or five days is continuing, with the latest incidents even occurring in daylight hours.
Police Chief Denny Meyer and Mayor Paul Aylward are asking the public's assistance in reporting any suspicious activity.
In a report to the City Commission on
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School Board hears report on insurance rates

Posted: Wednesday, Apr 15th, 2015
HURON -- The Huron School Board is heading into contract negotiations with varying units of the district's employees, and thus, the depth of the agenda at these meetings is often kept to a minimum so that negotiations can take place after the meeting.
Because of this, the most important information released Monday evening at the meeting may have been about
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Metal roofing, garage ordinance changes proposed

Posted: Wednesday, Apr 15th, 2015
HURON -- Ordinance revisions that would allow corrugated metal roofing in residential neighborhoods and garages to be constructed on small lots without a house have been given initial approval by the City Commission.
First reading of the changes was approved on separate 4-1 votes.
New garages would be allowed to be built on smaller, vacant residential lots but with a
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Not just song and dance

Posted: Monday, Apr 13th, 2015
Members of the We Found Sound Show Choir Company performed their program titled "Sing Sing Sing" twice Saturday. The group will have two more performances today beginning at 2 and 5 p.m. in the Huron Fine Arts Center. The company has a pair of performing groups, each with around 30 members. This event features 19 different selections.
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Wolsey runs into its future

Posted: Monday, Apr 13th, 2015
"Running Into Your Future," the brainchild of Ashley Robinson, held its second running Saturday in Wolsey. The event featured both a 5K run and a 5K walk with proceeds going to a scholarship fund. Above is the start of the 5K race.
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Thune, agriculture leaders hope bill can keep rail service on track

Posted: Monday, Apr 13th, 2015
SIOUX FALLS (AP) -- U.S. Sen. John Thune and some of the state's agriculture leaders hope new legislation will help to keep rail service in the state on track after a backlog last fall forced farmers to wait before taking their product to market.
Thune and leaders from the state's soybean, wheat and corn growers associations met Friday in Sioux
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Rep. Mickelson to speak at Lincoln Day dinner

Posted: Monday, Apr 13th, 2015
HURON, Rep. G. Mark Mickelson, R-Sioux Falls, will be the featured speaker at the Beadle County Lincoln Day dinner April 21 at the New Plains.
Social hour is at 6 p.m. followed by the 7 p.m. dinner.
Mickelson is speaker pro tempore of the state House of Representatives. He is in his second term in the House.
He has an
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It’s all about you! Huron Chamber & Visitors Bureau Celebrates National Volunteer Week by thanking those that volunteer

Posted: Monday, Apr 13th, 2015
HURON -- National Volunteer Week, April 12-18, 2015, is about inspiring, recognizing and encouraging people to seek out imaginative ways to engage in their communities, according to the supporting organization Point of Light in Atlanta, GA.
Richard Nixon first established national Volunteer Week in the United States via Presidential Proclamation in 1974.
The Huron Chamber & Visitors Bureau (Huron
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Huron to select school board members on Tuesday

Posted: Monday, Apr 13th, 2015
HURON -- Voters will go to the polls Tuesday to elect two candidates for the Huron School Board from among three who are in the race.
Incumbent Tim Van Berkum is seeking his third term while incumbent David Wheeler is running for his second term. The challenger is Brian Hines.
There is no election for the City Commission this year.
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Huron Baptist remodels Youth Room

Posted: Monday, Apr 13th, 2015
The Huron Baptist Church recently celebrated the remodeling of a new youth room with a ribbon cutting. According to Pastor Chet Coolbaugh their youth group was getting so big that they needed to have a space just for them to be able to meet and enjoy fellowship.
"There wasn't really much of a youth program at
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Holy Trinity prepares for Business Fair: Business Fair planned May 11

Posted: Monday, Apr 13th, 2015
Holy Trinity Catholic School's fifth and sixth graders will be holding a Business Fair on Monday, May 11.
Students, with their parent's help, came up with a product to create and sell. After calculating what each piece costs to produce, they had to decide how many to make based on the "target group" they are marketing. Then students created
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Vandals break out windows in vehicles

Posted: Monday, Apr 13th, 2015
HURON -- As they investi-gate numerous incidents of vandalism to parked vehicles in the past few days, the Huron Police Department is asking for the public's help if they heard or saw anything suspicious.
Sgt. Casey Spinsby, public information officer for the department, said that on Wednesday police received seven reports of vandalism to vehicles.
The side and/or rear windows
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Body of boy found in river

Posted: Monday, Apr 13th, 2015
YANKTON (AP) -- Authorities in Yankton recovered the body of a 6-year-old southeastern South Dakota boy in the Missouri River on Friday after days of searching in inclement weather.
Yankton Police Chief Brian Paulsen said police found the body of Lincoln Hilt about 28 feet off shore. Authorities said earlier in the week they believed Hilt had drowned and that
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Wildlife along Missouri River

Posted: Saturday, Apr 11th, 2015
A pair of Mallard ducks fly along the Missouri River while the lead drake duck signals a landing spot Thursday near Bismarck, N.D.
AP PHOTO
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Cattle thief sold calves he didn’t own on Craigslist

Posted: Saturday, Apr 11th, 2015
HIGHMORE (AP) -- A Highmore man was sentenced to four years in prison for using Craigslist and an auction barn to sell cattle he didn't own.
State and Hyde County prosecutors say 27-year-old Kyle Alan Hall received a seven-year sentence for grand theft, with three years suspended.
Prosecutors say he was working as a hired man on a Hyde County
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Delivering on Mayor’s Day

Posted: Friday, Apr 10th, 2015
City Commissioner Gary Harrington, left, and Mayor Paul Aylward listen as Becky Bartel, coordinator of the Meals on Wheels program at the Huron Area Senior Center, explains the delivery process on Tuesday. Volunteers deliver about 90 noon meals on weekdays. As part of a community service project for Mayor's Day, Aylward, Harrington and City Commissioners Doug Kludt and Bryan Smith delivered
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Police investigate baby’s death

Posted: Friday, Apr 10th, 2015
HURON -- An investigation into the weekend death of an eight-month-old baby in Huron is ongoing, authorities said.
Sgt. Casey Spinsby, a public information officer with the Huron Police Department, said police officers and emergency medical technicians from the Huron Ambulance Service responded to a call of a baby not breathing on Sunday.
The baby was taken by ambulance to
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Man charged in soda pop robbery out of treatment

Posted: Friday, Apr 10th, 2015
HURON (AP) -- A Lane man accused of stealing soda pop from a Huron convenience store at gunpoint could be back in court later this month after undergoing mental health treatment.
Sixty-one-year-old Martin Moeller last September pleaded not guilty by reason of insanity to charges of first-degree robbery and commission of a felony with a firearm in the June 2014
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S.D. police search for missing boy

Posted: Thursday, Apr 9th, 2015
YANKTON (AP) -- Authorities in Yankton worked with state and Nebraska wildlife officials on Tuesday to search for a 6-year-old South Dakota boy they believed drowned in the Missouri River near Yankton after disappearing while fishing with his family.
Lincoln Hilt, of Hurley, went missing about 7:30 p.m. Sunday while fishing from the docks at a city park in Yankton.
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New Highway Patrol recruits to be assigned in Huron

Posted: Thursday, Apr 9th, 2015
PIERRE -- Ten recruits will officially join the ranks of the South Dakota Highway Patrol during a graduation ceremony to be held Friday in the state Capitol Rotunda.
Among graduating recruits are Patrick Bumann and Weston Fischer, whose duty stations are Huron.
Class 56, consisting of nine men and one woman, graduates after eight months of training. The recruits completed
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2 Cavour men accused of beating horse formally charged

Posted: Thursday, Apr 9th, 2015
HURON (AP) -- Two Cavour men who were indicted on felony animal cruelty charges after allegedly beating a horse have been formally charged.
Thirty-five-year-old Justin Murray and 67-year-old Dennis Kerney were arraigned in Beadle County on Tuesday.
KOKK-AM reports the pair allegedly struck an Appaloosa horse on the head and back with wooden clubs as they attempted to groom the
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Groth to chair county Demo party

Posted: Thursday, Apr 9th, 2015
HURON -- Chuck Groth has been re-elected chairman of the Beadle County Democratic Party.
He has led the organization since 2009. He also serves on the South Dakota Democratic Party Executive Board.
Democrats re-elected Jessica Hotchkiss as vice chair of the county party. Joanne Groves was elected secretary.
Mary Davis was re-elected treasurer and Mary Keller and John Keller were
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Come one, come all

Posted: Wednesday, Apr 8th, 2015
A pair of bears push each other around the circus ring.
Next, an elephant and its trainer balance on a ball during one of two shows of the James Valley Shrine Circus Monday afternoon.
The event, which featured animal acts, acrobats and clowns, was held at Huron Arena.
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American Bank & Trust team members ‘Paying It Forward’: Promotion is part of Community Banking Month

Posted: Wednesday, Apr 8th, 2015
HURON -- This week, American Bank & Trust employees will be surprising shoppers by "Paying It Forward" at Huron's local retailers and businesses. Groups of American Bank & Trust employees will be showing up at restaurants, stores, and gas stations to pay the bill for unsuspecting shoppers.
"As a way to thank our communities, we wanted to give back to
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Citywide cleanup begins today

Posted: Wednesday, Apr 8th, 2015
HURON -- A citywide cleanup effort that begins today and runs through the end of April will allow residents to haul as many loads of junk and trash to the collection site as they want for one day during the month at no cost.
Normally, residents can haul just one load on one day each month with their utility bill.
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‘Eggs’cited about Easter

Posted: Monday, Apr 6th, 2015
Hundreds of kids race across the grassy area adjacent to Coborn's Superstore during Saturday's annual eEster egg hunt.
Next, Kathleen and Leo Wilson pose with their children, Wayne and Georgia, in a photo with the Easter Bunny who was on hand Saturday at Center Plaza.
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Making Easter cookies

Posted: Monday, Apr 6th, 2015
Residents had fun frosting Easter cookies at SunQuest Healthcare Center Thursday. The residents enjoyed frosting and eating their own cookies!
Shown first are Tom P. and Maxie C.
Next is Agnes T.
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