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2016 Turkey Races

Modified: Monday, May 23rd, 2016
Taking home the grand champion prize in Friday's Turkey Races in Huron were the team of Cooper Fryberger, pushing and his partner Cooper Bischoff. Their team is called Peeps Show. Other contestants got into the fun of the event, including a team from Dakotaland Federal Credit Union, second photo, who wore masks of presidential candidates Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton.
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Taking a turn in the driver’s seat ...

Posted: Monday, May 23rd, 2016
Eighty excited after school program kids at Buchanan K-1 Center took turns sitting in the cab of this mini loader as well as those of a mini skid steer and excavator thanks to Olson Construction of Huron. They love playing with construction toys, and on Friday afternoon they got to experience real equipment.
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JRWDR awards funding for projects

Posted: Monday, May 23rd, 2016
MITCHELL, A project to improve safety at the Third Street dam in Huron was among those awarded a total of $215,138 by the James River Water Development District board of directors at their Thursday meeting in Mitchell.
The board awarded cost-sharing assistance for projects in Beadle, Edmunds, Brown, Yankton Aurora and Hutchinson counties.
The city of Huron was awarded $61,550
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Are you registered? Monday is the last day to do so

Posted: Monday, May 23rd, 2016
PIERRE -- If you wish to vote in the June 7 primary election, but have not yet registered to vote, the deadline to do so is rapidly approaching. Voter registration forms must be received by the county auditor no later than 5 p.m. on Monday, May 23, to be eligible to vote on June 7.
S.D. Secretary of State Shantel
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Track and field regular season wraps with Wendelgass Relays

Posted: Monday, May 23rd, 2016
Micah Brandsrud runs with the baton Thursday during the 3,200-meter relay at the Wendelgass Relay.
Next, Shannon Katz is in flight during the pole vault action.
Next, Michelle Johnson takes the baton from Tenley Buddenhagen and continues running during the 1,600-meter relay.
And next, Alexis Urena stretches to cover the most distance during the long jump competition.
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Labor leader discusses IM-23

Posted: Monday, May 23rd, 2016
HURON, A November ballot issue that would give unions the right to charge a fee to people for services from which they benefit, even if they are not members, would help them negotiate better contracts, a labor official said.
South Dakota Federation of Labor President Mark Anderson outlined the thinking behind Initiated Measure 23 at the District 22 Democratic Forum
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CodeRED notification system expanded; sign up now for alerts

Posted: Monday, May 23rd, 2016
HURON, Now that the CodeRED emergency notification system has been expanded to include all of Beadle County, cell phone owners who live outside city limits can sign up to receive alerts.
To do so, go to the Beadle County website at beadle.sdcounties.org and open the main page.
Then either click on the CodeRED signup button at the top right or
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Onida ethanol plant construction delayed

Posted: Monday, May 23rd, 2016
ONIDA (AP) -- A $140 million ethanol plant planned just outside of Onida is having trouble getting off the ground due to legal, financial and regulatory hurdles.
Ringneck Energy had hoped to start construction this spring and have the plant operating in a year, but the company is about $20 million short of the $75 million in startup money it
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Brooks could use your vote

Posted: Friday, May 20th, 2016
HURON -- Brooks Schooley, a former resident of Huron could use a few minutes of your time each day for the rest of the month, with the hope of a better life as a result.
Schooley is the daughter of Mark and Melanie Wipf of Huron, and was diagnosed with Muscular Dystrophy when she was five years old. She is
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Database launched to gather and study Midwestern DNA

Posted: Friday, May 20th, 2016
SIOUX FALLS (AP) -- Researchers who study how genes and the environment influence people's health are hoping that twins who live in the Midwest will contribute DNA to a new database that might provide insight about traits and diseases that are specific to the region.
The database, known as a twin register, was launched Wednesday by Sioux Falls-based Avera Health.
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Gose leaves school board; Halbkat appointed to replace

Posted: Friday, May 20th, 2016
HURON -- At a special meeting Thursday afternoon, the Huron School Board appointed former member and board president John Halbkat to fill the seat that Sherman Gose was forced to vacate.
"I feel that John is a good choice to fill the opening," said board member Tim Van Berkum in making the nomination. "I served with John before and know
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Search warrant leads to meth house discovery

Posted: Friday, May 20th, 2016
HURON -- A search warrant executed for illegal narcotics at a residence in southwest Huron led to the discovery of a methamphetamine lab on Tuesday, authorities said.
Detective Sgt. Casey Spinsby said due to the volatile nature of the chemicals involved with manufacturing methamphetamine, the investigators were evacuated from the residence for their safety.
Police officers stood guard while the
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TORCHED: Special Olympics Torch Run passes through Fair City

Posted: Thursday, May 19th, 2016
HURON -- Broad smiles and energetic waves were the norm Tuesday morning, as the torch was passed from one athlete to another along a crowd-lined 18th Street.
For those participating, this torch was far more important that the one that will make its way to Rio De Janiero for this year's Summer Olympic Games
More than 150 Special Olympic athletes,
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Courts no more...

Modified: Thursday, May 19th, 2016
The old tennis courts, located north of Huron High School, have been reduced to a pile of concrete rubble, which was being broken into smaller pieces and hauled away Tuesday morning. The school will be constructing a new tennis facility on the west side of Arizona Ave., across the street from Tiger Stadium, in time for the fall scholastic tennis
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JVCS holds graduation Sunday

Posted: Wednesday, May 18th, 2016
Seniors at James Valley Christian School received their diplomas Sunday during graduation exercises.
Rep. Kristi Noem, right, delivered the commencement address.
In the next photo, Jayden Waldner walks into the auditorium with classmates for the ceremony.
Next, the senior class performs for the event.
And next, Tierra Decker laughs during the commencement.
The JVCS Concert Band also performed.
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Commission reappoints members to local committees: Volunteer service ‘greatly appreciated’

Posted: Wednesday, May 18th, 2016
HURON -- Nineteen volunteer members of city boards and committees have been reappointed by the City Commission.
The commission approved Mayor Paul Aylward's recommendation to reappoint the members on Monday.
Commissioner Bryan Smith said the city is grateful to have residents who agree to serve.
The mayor noted that the list of people reappointed Monday represents only some of those
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Opportunity to set excess property on curb for others set June 11-12

Posted: Wednesday, May 18th, 2016
HURON -- Some see it as junk, while others see it differently.
On the weekend of June 11-12, Huron residents will have the opportunity to possibly get rid of their junk without taking it to the rubble site.
Instead, the City Commission has decided to allow them to set the stuff out on the boulevard or at the curb for
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Tiger Stadium to close for summer on Saturday

Posted: Wednesday, May 18th, 2016
HURON -- Due to the construction at Tiger Stadium, the Tiger Stadium complex will be closed beginning Saturday, May 21 and will remain closed throughout the summer months. "Due to liability issues, the entire complex inside the fence is considered a construction area and will be closed to the public through the summer," said Huron school district activities director Terry
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School year is winding down

Posted: Wednesday, May 18th, 2016
HURON -- The school year for students in the Huron Public School system is winding down and the school district administration reminds parents of important upcoming dates through the end of the month and beyond.
Elementary School
Report cards for K-5 students will be handed out on the last day of school, Friday, May 27. Classes will dismiss at 1:15
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Red Cross Home Fire Campaign contacts 500 homes in Huron: Installs smoke alarms, shares fire safety

Posted: Monday, May 16th, 2016
HURON -- The American Red Cross was in Huron on Saturday, preparing residents and protecting them from home fires. The goal of the campaign is to reduce deaths and injuries from home fires by 25 percent.
Community volunteers and Huron Fire Fighters visited more than 500 homes in Huron, going door-to-door installing smoke alarms in homes that needed
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High school principal departs for a new adventure: ‘The pieces just fell into place’

Posted: Monday, May 16th, 2016
HURON -- About a month after Huron High School's graduation on May 29, the school district will say good bye to another of its own - one who has been there almost as long as this year's seniors.
June 30 will be the last day on the job for Huron High School Principal Demi Moon, a position she's held for
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2016 Leadership Huron class reaches its goal - and then some

Posted: Monday, May 16th, 2016
HURON, Not only has the Leadership Huron Class of 2016 met its goal of raising enough funds to purchase Sway Fun playground equipment for disabled individuals and their families and friends to enjoy in a city park, it has also donated to the HOPE Therapeutic Riding Center and the Huron School District.
Members raised $25,000 for the playground equipment which
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Jack Link’s makes donation to school district...

Posted: Monday, May 16th, 2016
Doug Walz, right, and Tiffany Higgins, center, representing Jack Link's Protein Snacks, presents a donation of $40,000 to Huron High School Principal Demi Moon Thursday night, immediately prior to the beginning of the first night of the 2016 Pops Concert. A similar donation by Jack Link's last year was used to purchase new audio and video equipment for the high
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Sharing the love of the game

Modified: Monday, May 16th, 2016
Ozzie Canseco, identical twin brother of Jose, the former Major League Baseball All-Star, pitches a ball during a youth baseball clinic Friday at Klock Field, prior to the exhibition baseball game between the Sioux Falls Canaries and Sioux City Explorers. Ozzie is the hitting coach for the Canaries. The 12th annual Pro Baseball was sponsored by the Huron Community Foundation.
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Huron High School Pops Concert 2016

Posted: Saturday, May 14th, 2016
Students shared their musical talents in the first of two nights of individual and group performances at the high school auditorium. Tonight's show begins at 7 p.m.
Shown first, the Madrigals perform "Everybody Talks," by Neon Trees.
Next, Marissa Cruse sings "Unwritten," from "The Hills."
Next, Melissa Kasa sings "Blame It On Your Heart."
Next, Courtney Hoogland and Rachel Smith
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Noem talks Trump, Ryan and more in Thursday media call

Modified: Saturday, May 14th, 2016
HURON, Burdensome federal regulations that congressional Republicans say are hurting the economy were among the specific issues House Speaker Paul Ryan and presumptive GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump talked about Thursday, Rep. Kristi Noem, R-S.D., said.
It's important to have discussions on such issues and know that the presidential candidates are aware of them, she said in a conference call
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Proposed oil pipeline secures permissions from landowners

Posted: Saturday, May 14th, 2016
SIOUX FALLS (AP) -- The company proposing the $3.8 billion Dakota Access Pipeline from North Dakota to Illinois says it has secured all of the permissions from landowners it needs in the Dakotas.
The 1,130-mile oil pipeline planned by Dallas-based Energy Transfer Partners would pass through the Dakotas and Iowa on its way to Illinois. Regulators in all states have
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First pitch

Modified: Saturday, May 14th, 2016
HURON -- In 2004, Dick Werner called some Huron leaders together and presented them with an idea.
A pitch, you could say.
If the Huron Community Foundation could accept a challenge of raising $200,000, the South Dakota Community Foundation would provide a $50,000 match, bringing the initial endowment to a quarter of a million dollars.
"The group agreed," Werner
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Getting it done, between the rain showers...

Modified: Friday, May 13th, 2016
Dan Jackson, right, and his son David, were among the dozens of people out giving a trim to their respective lawns on Wednesday afternoon. Intermittent showers, combined with days of bright sunshine have combined to make the grass grow quickly this spring. Dan said he was happy to have David "helping" him with the yard work, outside in the fresh
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Letter carriers, postal service partner for food drive

Modified: Friday, May 13th, 2016
WASHINGTON -- The National Association of Letter Carriers (NALC), the U. S. Postal Service and other partners will join together on Saturday, May 14 to help more than 48 million Americans, including one in five children, who face hunger every day.
In addition to delivering mail, letter carriers in more than 10,000 cities and towns across America are conducting the
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Construction closure of Tiger Stadium

Posted: Friday, May 13th, 2016
HURON -- Due to the construction at Tiger Stadium, the Tiger Stadium complex will be closed beginning Saturday, May 21, and will remain closed throughout the summer months. "Due to liability issues, the entire complex inside the fence is considered a construction area and will be closed to the public through the summer," said Huron school district activities director Terry Rotert.
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Taking a 281 Conference victory lap...

Posted: Thursday, May 12th, 2016
Members of the Wolsey-Wessington Warbird girls' track and field team took a victory lap Tuesday afternoon, following their team triumph at the 281 Conference Track and Field Meet, held at Tiger Stadium.
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Making plans...

Posted: Thursday, May 12th, 2016
John Coughlin and Howard Alter from the Huron Fire Department showing the Boy Scouts in which neighborhood they will be distributing door hangers to announce the red cross fire alarm campaign that will be happening May 14. Other volunteers from The Girl Scouts, Center for Independence, Dakota Provisions, National Honor Society, and the Huron High School football team all participated
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County commission gives final okay to CodeRED emergency notification system

Posted: Thursday, May 12th, 2016
HURON, An intergovernmental agreement that adds Beadle County to the city of Huron's CodeRED emergency notification system has been approved by the county.
County commissioners took the action on Tuesday. City commissioners approved the agreement last week.
The CodeRED system has been in place within city limits and the agreement now extends it to include the entire county.
All landlines
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Candidates for District 22 House seats speak at county GOP luncheon

Posted: Wednesday, May 11th, 2016
HURON -- Two Republican candidates for District 22 House seats say they can bring years of experience in a variety of areas to the Legislature if elected in November.
Bob Glanzer and Roger Chase addressed the Beadle County Republican Women luncheon on Monday.
Glanzer, a political newcomer, has a background in education, banking and a host of community and organizational
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School Board approves contracts

Posted: Wednesday, May 11th, 2016
HURON -- The Huron School Board met at the Huron Arena on Monday. The board approved the contract of the new high school prinicpal, Mr. Mike Radke, starting July 1, 2016, in replacement of Mrs. Demi Moon, who served as the high school principal for 16 years and will be moving to the Sioux Falls School District.
The board
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City takes care of light agenda topics

Posted: Wednesday, May 11th, 2016
HURON -- City commissioners had a light agenda to consider on Monday.
They considered the following:
• Approved progress payments of $120,060 to Asphalt Paving & Materials Co. of Huron for street milling and overlay, and $128,301 to Dahme Construction Co. of Aberdeen for water main replacement.
• Proclaimed this as Hospital Week and Nurse's Week and May 6 as
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