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Outage stops the presses

Posted: Thursday, Jul 28th, 2016
The accident at 3rd and Simmons on Wednesday evening caused a power outage that led to server issues at the Plainsman. Due to the outage, there will not be a July 28 Daily Plainsman this morning.
When we are able to print, we hope to be able to print both the July 28 and July 29 paper.
Thank you for
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A day on the island ...

Posted: Thursday, Jul 28th, 2016
Hitchcock photographer Rex Tollefson captured this image of the gazebo and flag at half-mast on Monday, while scouting photo locations around Ravine Lake.
PHOTO COURTESY OF REX TOLLEFSON
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Caboose moves to railroad museum, marking end of an era: One final trip for 70-year old railroad car

Posted: Wednesday, Jul 27th, 2016
HURON -- The old red railroad caboose, built in 1947, which has been resting in Jeannie Bauder's back yard off Nebraska Ave., since the winter of 1971, was moved to the South Dakota State Railroad Museum in Hill City last weekend.
It's leaving marked the end of its history as a conversation piece in the Bauder back yard -
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Commission approves handful of requests, delays action on one

Posted: Wednesday, Jul 27th, 2016
HURON, It was an evening of public hearings for the City Commission, convening for a time as the board of adjustment, as requests for three variances and a conditional use permit were considered.
The board approved a variance filed by Flying JS Properties to allow a scrap metal processing and salvage/junk yard business at 1835 Old Highway 14.
Jeff and
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Thursday is Miracle Treat Day at local Dairy Queen restaurants

Posted: Wednesday, Jul 27th, 2016
HURON -- Thursday, July 28 is Miracle Treat Day at Dairy Queen restaurants across the state of South Dakota.
On that date, $1 from the sale of each Blizzard frozen treat will be donated to the Children's Miracle Network.
The Huron Dairy Queen is encouraging those who anticipate large orders to call them in ahead of time to 352-5097.
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Firearms qualification reminder

Posted: Wednesday, Jul 27th, 2016
HURON, South Dakota Game, Fish & Parks officials areconducting a low-light firearms qualification at the Huron Police Department's range, from 8 p.m. to 11 p.m. on Thursday evening.




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Become the next Dakota Star at the South Dakota State Fair

Posted: Wednesday, Jul 27th, 2016
HURON -- Performers can make their voice heard at the South Dakota State Fair and become the next Dakota Star at the Dakota Star Talent Competition sponsored by Dakotaland Federal Credit Union. More than $2,000 in cash prizes will be awarded to Dakota Star division winners.
The grand prize winner in the adult division wins the title of "2016 Dakota
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Pipeline workers give local womanís fundraiser a boost

Posted: Monday, Jul 25th, 2016
HURON, Mandy Hebbert Wipf was a young Air Force officer stationed in Florida when life threw her a curveball.
Two years ago, doctors broke the news to her that she had multiple sclerosis, an autoimmune disease that attacks the central nervous system.
It explained the severe numbness and tingling in her legs, feet and torso, and what she describes as
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Huronís Downtown Street Fest

Posted: Monday, Jul 25th, 2016
Vendors lined the streets for the Huron Downtown Street Fest Saturday.
In the first photo, some ladies discuss a purchase at one of the jewelry vendors.
Next, members of Leadership Huron and the Downtown Improvement Committee held a ribbon cutting for the new murals on the Kansas Mall. The murals were painted by local artist Schaun Schnathorst.
Next, early morning
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GOP delegates head home from convention confident, energized

Posted: Monday, Jul 25th, 2016
District 22 State Representative Dick Werner, left, and Huron attorney David Wheeler on the floor of the Republican National Convention in Cleveland earlier this week.
PHOTO CONTRIBUTED
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Summer Festival shopping...

Posted: Monday, Jul 25th, 2016
Melanie Harrington, right, of Huron applies a lotion sample at the Perfectly Posh booth, during the first day of the Ravine Lake Summer Festival. Shania Olson, left, and Cassandra Starzl, who is partially hidden, were manning the booth Friday afternoon. The Summer Festival continues today from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and with temperatures expected to climb into the 90s
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Hitchcock Hail...

Modified: Monday, Jul 25th, 2016
A late Friday storm passed through Hitchcock, dropping nearly an inch-and-a-half of rain and some golfball sized hailstones.
PHOTO COURTESY OF REX TOLLEFSON
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In the show ring...

Posted: Monday, Jul 25th, 2016
Sisters Cora, right, and Lydia Cook of Huron show their miniature hereford steers during the Summer Spotlight on Friday at the 4-H Complex on the South Dakota State Fairgrounds.
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Makiní her turn...

Posted: Monday, Jul 25th, 2016
Audrey Field, competing for Kingsbury County, rounds the end pole and prepares to work her way back through the obstacles in the Junior Pole Bending on Thursday, at the S.D. State 4-H Horseshow.
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Stolen car dumped in river

Posted: Monday, Jul 25th, 2016
FORESTBURG, A car stolen from Huron Automotive sometime between 5:30 p.m. Friday and Monday morning was found Tuesday afternoon in the James River north of Forestburg.
Huron Detective Sgt. Casey Spinsby said the maroon 2015 Nissan Altima had been driven off the road and into the river.
It was tipped on the passenger side and located near 406th Avenue and
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Lap dog causes accident

Posted: Monday, Jul 25th, 2016
HURON, A light pole in the parking lot of the First United Methodist Church was broken off at the base and knocked down when it was hit by a 2003 Chevy Silverado, authorities said.
The driver, Jean Jungemann, 24, admitted to police that she had been playing Pokemon Go prior to leaving, but denied playing it at the time of
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You donít see that every day...

Posted: Monday, Jul 25th, 2016
Motorists on Highway 37 north of town may have been taken aback Thursday morning, when a loader carrying a small plane came down the pavement. The loader, from Lincoln Auto, was carrying the small plane that was forced into an emergency landing northeast of town Tuesday night, shortly after takeoff from Huron Regional Airport. A woman from Hawaii sustained minor
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Body cameras: safety and clarity for everyone

Posted: Friday, Jul 22nd, 2016
HURON, It's hard to dispute the facts when it's all caught on video.
Twenty-two Huron police officers are now working their shifts with body cameras, small, hand-sized devices they wear on their uniforms about chest level.
"I don't use it all the time," said Officer Sam Freng. "There's still some discretion with it. It's not like every time I go
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Iverson adds Ford to lineup

Posted: Thursday, Jul 21st, 2016
HURON, John Iverson, the owner of auto dealerships in Huron and Mitchell, has purchased Schoenhard Ford of Huron.
Negotiations between Iverson and Donnie Schoenhard have been in the works for several months, and the final paperwork from the Ford Corporation is expected within a day or two.
"We've got an assurance from Ford that we're approved and everything is OK,
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S.D. State 4-H Horseshow

Posted: Thursday, Jul 21st, 2016
The State 4-H Horse show kicked into high gear on Tuesday, in the Beef Complex Building on the State Fairgrounds.
Maddie Williams of Spink County guides her paint horse over the fences in the Junior Hunter Equitation.
Next, Taya Heisinger of Hutchinson County competes during Senior Hunter Equitation over fences.
And next, Anna Hawkins of Charles Mix County drives
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An unscheduled landing...

Posted: Thursday, Jul 21st, 2016
This single-engine plane reported having throttle problems shortly after takeoff from Huron Regional Airport Tuesday evening and was forced to land in a pasture north and east of Huron. A passenger in the plane, which is registered to Bruce Mayes of Honolulu, Hawaii, was transported via ambulance with minor injuries.
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JRWDD awards grants

Posted: Thursday, Jul 21st, 2016
HURON, The James River Water Development District board of directors has awarded $33,660 in cost-sharing assistance for projects in Groton and Hutchinson County.
The board awarded $5,355 to the city of Groton to cap an artesian well that was used to provide water to the city prior to WEB water service. The well is in a storage shed which is
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Ride íem, cowboy ...

Posted: Wednesday, Jul 20th, 2016
Dylan Suhr of Canton competes in the senior boys' bull riding during the Heartland 4-H Rodeo on Sunday in Huron. Suhr, who competes in saddle bronc, steer wrestling, bull riding and tie-down roping, was the 2016 recipient of the Bo Mutchelknaus Memorial Award. For more photos of Sunday's action at the Heartland 4-H Rodeo, check out Page 11.
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High on the tower...

Posted: Wednesday, Jul 20th, 2016
A crew from Tower Systems, Inc., of Watertown was working high above the ground on Monday morning, adding cellular telephone equipment to the tower in the area of Kansas Ave., SE, behind Performance Radio.
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City Commission okays grant applications for new radio equipment

Posted: Wednesday, Jul 20th, 2016
HURON, City commissioners have authorized the police department and dispatch center to apply for as much as $200,000 in federal Homeland Security grant funds to purchase a new radio system for the dispatch center and equipment for police officers.
In a memo to the board, police Capt. Kevin Van Diepen said the existing radio system is in dire need of
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Sunday fire sends one to hospital

Posted: Wednesday, Jul 20th, 2016
HURON, An occupant of a southeast Huron home that caught fire Sunday evening was taken to Huron Regional Medical Center for treatment of smoke inhalation.
Firefighters were alerted by a passerby that smoke was pouring out of 209 21st St. S.E. at about 8 p.m.
The fire was ignited by food cooking on the stove and residents were trying to
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National Night Out groups asked to contact Huron PD

Posted: Wednesday, Jul 20th, 2016
HURON, Individuals and organizations interested in participating in National Night Out on Aug. 2 at Campbell Park are asked to contact the Huron Police Department.
National Night Out is a campaign involving citizens, law enforcement agencies, civic groups, businesses and local officials.
The program is designed to heighten crime and drug prevention awareness, generate support for and participation in local
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Making wishes come true - one aluminum can at a time

Posted: Tuesday, Jul 19th, 2016
HURON -- A few aluminum cans lying around inspired an effort, which has raised more than $18,000 for Make-A-Wish South Dakota over the past six years.
Gerry Schied of Huron, who is best known as "Ger" by his closest friends, is one of several individuals and organizations throughout the state, who play an important role in helping Make-A-Wish South Dakota
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Change of Command for the 153rd

Posted: Tuesday, Jul 19th, 2016
HURON, As the new commander of the 153rd Engineer Battalion based in Huron, 1st Lt. William Domagall says he will mentor his soldiers while keeping the lines of communication open.
Doing so will maintain the success of the outgoing commander, Capt. Thomas Stewart, he said at Saturday's change of command ceremony at the South Dakota Army National Guard Armory in
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Out for a stroll...

Posted: Tuesday, Jul 19th, 2016
This pair of whitetail fawns were out near the edge of a cornfield Saturday morning on the east side of Huron, enjoying a late breakfast while they awaited their mother's return, before the family bounded away.
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A Christmas gift in July from HACT: ĎA Donít Hug Me Christmas Carolí to be presented July 22-24; 29-31

Posted: Tuesday, Jul 19th, 2016
HURON -- The Huron Area Community Theatre (HACT) delivers a Christmas gift a few months early this year, when it presents the comedy/musical "A Don't Hug Me Christmas Carol," at the Huron Fine Arts Center.
Performances are set for 7 p.m. on July 22 and 23 as well as July 29 and 20, with 2 p.m. matinees taking place July
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Inaugural Downtown Street Fest

Posted: Tuesday, Jul 19th, 2016
HURON, Like other long-time residents, Mark Robish fondly remembers the large crowds at the city's annual Crazy Days weekends each July.
Downtown streets were closed off, merchants displayed discounted wares on sidewalks and kids of all ages competed in various games like three-on-three basketball.
As a city commissioner, one of his responsibilities is as board liaison with the Huron Community
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Thunder on the Prairie - kickiní it on July 29: Event goes country in its second year

Posted: Tuesday, Jul 19th, 2016
HURON -- An event to offer entertainment for the bikers coming through Huron for the 75th Sturgis Rally and Races was a success and will be back on July 29, on the Freedom Stage at the S.D. State Fairgrounds.
Thunder on the Prairie was formed by a group of citizens that wanted to make things happen in Huron. The
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Hitting the homestretch

Posted: Monday, Jul 18th, 2016
HURON -- The largest overall upgrade to athletic facilities in the Huron School District is entering the homestretch.
The project, which includes a new tennis compound, changing Tiger Field from natural turf to artificial, along with practice field improvements and moving some field event areas is under contract with Mid-America Sports Construction of Lees Summit, Mo., a Kansas City suburb.
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Friend of Rodeo 2016 selected: Performances begin this morning at Heartland Arena

Posted: Monday, Jul 18th, 2016
HURON -- The Heartland 4-H Rodeo Association has been blessed with many supporters throughout the years, many of which have been involved without much recognition.
This year marks the 27th annual Heartland 4-H Rodeo and this year's Friends of Rodeo Award recipient has highlighted the rodeo and all of its contestants for many of those years.
The 2016 recipient
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Motoring through the water...

Posted: Monday, Jul 18th, 2016
Elevel-year-old Kaitlyn Kahre of the Huron Parks and Recreation Wobbegongs begins the backstroke leg of her 200-meter Individual Medley Friday afternoon at the 2016 Splash Central Invitational swim meet. The swim meet continues today and Sunday at Splash Central's 50-meter pool.
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The hunt for ... POKEMON

Posted: Monday, Jul 18th, 2016
HURON -- Monsters have invaded quiet, peaceful Huron. Fortunately, they're the friendly monsters of the popular Pokemon game.
In the latest version of the game, named "Pokemon Go," the video monsters are superimposed over actual places outdoors,"and players move from place to place in their search,"using their smartphones to, as the game's slogan says, "catch 'em all," and turn
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Songbird at the Bandshell ...

Posted: Monday, Jul 18th, 2016
Huron performer Kara Pugsley was the featured entertainment at the Thursday Family Night in the Park at Campbell Park. She sang a collection of songs for the crowd on hand, then made way for the Huron Municipal Band to entertain the rest of the evening.
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Lee Klocke is definitely for the birds

Posted: Monday, Jul 18th, 2016
HURON -- If you'd met Lee Klocke when he was a boy, you'd have easily guessed he'd some day become a bird man.
Yes, a bird man.
Klocke grew up on a farm in Colorado, where he grew to appreciate being in nature.
"I've always enjoyed being outdoors," he said. "hunting, fishing, exploring the tree groves."
Klocke said that he grew
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A tough evening, at least for some vehicles...

Modified: Monday, Jul 18th, 2016
Two separate vehicle accidents took place a half-hour apart Thursday evening.
First, a car in the ditch was reported on fire on Custer Avenue, south of Highway 14. The Huron Community Rural Fire Department responded, but there was little to save.
A short time later, a vehicle (second photo) struck a light pole at 18th Street and Dakota Avenue,
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Teens for Life on parade ...

Posted: Friday, Jul 15th, 2016
Teens for Life had a float in the Independence Day parade in Huron on July 4. From left, are Nick Mallon, Angie Schutt, Landon Schutt, Fatima Reyes, Brooke Mallon, Emily Schutt (the back of her), Marilyn Mendenhall and Kris Johnson. Their next meeting will be at the Huron Public Library on Aug. 3 at 6 p.m. The movie, "October Baby,"
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