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Huron High School plans comedy western: ‘The Rest of the West’ comedy to be presented Friday and Saturday at 7 p.m. at HHS

Posted: Friday, Oct 24th, 2014
The Huron High School drama department is busy preparing for its fall play, "The Rest of the West," a comedy by Tyler Rinne.
The play will be presented at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday at HHS. There is a small fee. The play is directed by Molly Perry, who teaches language arts and drama at HHS.
This rousing cowboy comedy
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Our Savior’s youth plan ‘pink flamingo’ fundraiser

Posted: Friday, Oct 24th, 2014
Our Saviors Lutheran Youth Group will be starting a Pink Flamingo Fundraiser to raise funds for the Salvation Army Christmas Tree. Last year the group was able to support 10 children on the Angel Tree.
This year, with the Pink Flamingo Fundraiser, they are hoping to double the number of children we can serve.
Tammy Dramstad, youth leader said,
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Oh, give me a home: New home sought for 12-foot Schefflera house plant at SunQuest Village

Posted: Tuesday, Oct 21st, 2014
Phebejean Mills, who was known far and wide as the Plant Doctor during her years with the Beadle County Extension Center, watched for years as the dwarf umbrella schefflera plant she transplanted grew straight and tall in the lobby at SunQuest Village.
"I transplanted the original twice and ended up with four separate plants from that," said Mills, who has
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‘Celebrate My Drive’ for Huron High School: Community has chance to win $100,000 grant by logging onto celebratemydrive.com daily

Posted: Tuesday, Oct 21st, 2014
Huron High School staff and students are committed to keeping teens safe on the road. They are asking everyone 14 and older to go to www.celebratemydrive.com once a day, every day, from today through Oct. 24. Just indicate you want to support Huron High School and commit to drive safely!
The more safe driving commitments the community makes, the better
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Frosting Halloween cookies

Posted: Monday, Oct 20th, 2014
Thirty-five residents at SunQuest Healthcare Center enjoyed decorating (and eating!) Halloween cookies Friday afternoon. It helps get people in the mood for the spooky holiday.
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Huron Elks donation

Posted: Monday, Oct 20th, 2014
Jamie Guericke, ER of Huron Elks Lodge No. 444, presents a check to Huron Hockey Association, accepted by Anna Scheibe and Doug Solem. Funding was provided by a Gratitude Grant through the Elks National Foundation. Elks support their communities through programs that help children grow up healthy and drug-free. Huron Hockey Association was one of four local recipients of the
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‘Celebrate My Drive’ daily for Huron High School

Posted: Saturday, Oct 18th, 2014
Huron High School staff and students are committed to keeping teens safe on the road. They are asking everyone 14 and older to go to www.celebratemydrive.com once a day, every day, from today through Oct. 24. Just indicate you want to support Huron High School and commit to drive safely!
The more safe driving commitments the community makes, the better
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‘C’ is for Cowboy and Cowgirl Day

Posted: Friday, Oct 17th, 2014
Kindernook Preschool celebrated letter "C" with Cowboy and Cowgirl Day -- Yee-Haa! Each student was given the opportunity to ride in the saddle, thanks to the family of Gary and Jackie Scholl and ponies. Additional excitement included shelling corn, playing horseshoe, stick horse racing and roping practice. After the lil' wranglers mustered up an appetite they settled in for a
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Fall display put in place

Posted: Thursday, Oct 16th, 2014
SunQuest Village is all decked out for fall with help from talented tenants in decorating pumpkins. Showing the handiwork are, from left, Gail Haeder and Tena Freese. SunQuest Village is preparing for its annual bake sale and craft fair planned from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 25.
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‘Celebrate My Drive’ for Huron High School: Community has chance to win $100,000 grant by logging onto celebratemydrive.com daily

Posted: Thursday, Oct 16th, 2014
Huron High School staff and students are committed to keeping teens safe on the road. They are asking everyone 14 and older to go to www.celebratemydrive.com once a day, every day, from today through Oct. 24. Just indicate you want to support Huron High School and commit to drive safely!
The more safe driving commitments the community makes, the better
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Memories from the fair

Posted: Thursday, Oct 16th, 2014
This small garden shed, which once sat just south of the grandstands on the S.D. State Fairgrounds, was used from 1972 to 1976 by safety officers of the South Dakota Highway Patrol during the fair. Starting in 1977, the highway patrol started using a semi-tractor/trailer converted into a combination safety van and an emergency command post. It is set up
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American Legion awards scholarship

Modified: Wednesday, Oct 15th, 2014
Tate Sporrer received a $500 School Award Scholarship sponsored by Post 7 of the South Dakota American Legion. Shown with Sporrer is William F Reaves, American Legion Post No. 7 Commander Jerry Meneke.
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SDHCA Dakota MasterWorks Art Show set

Modified: Wednesday, Oct 15th, 2014
The South Dakota Health Care Association (SDHCA), Home Federal Bank and KELO-LAND Television will hold their 18th annual SDHCA Dakota Master-Works Art Show Oct. 27-28, at the Good Samaritan Society Jerstad Retreat Center in Sioux Falls. 
Art exhibits will be displayed on Monday, Oct. 27, from 3 to 7 p.m., with an awards reception beginning at 7 p.m. The
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Fire safety lessons

Posted: Wednesday, Oct 15th, 2014
Last week was Fire Prevention Week and the Huron Fire Department visited with second-graders at Madison Elementary and gave each child a fireman's hat. Children listened to the sirens and learned about the fire truck and fire safety.
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Book by Huron native and veteran gives insight into today’s war on terror

Posted: Wednesday, Oct 15th, 2014
After traveling through eight different countries this past summer in support of today's veterans, Huron native and veteran, Marty Skovlund, just finished up his newest endeavor -- writing a book.
The book, which chronicles the experiences of 34 Rangers and includes the input of spouses and family members, reveals the stories of war that have not yet been told.
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A family heritage in cookbooks

Posted: Tuesday, Oct 14th, 2014
Tried-and-true family recipes, many representing their German heritage, are shared in the third volume of cookbooks printed by Pam Hofer of Carpenter.
"I completed my collection with this third book and finished my dream of making cookbooks," said Hofer, flanked by granddaughters, Hannah Schoenfelder, 7, and her sister, Hailey, 5, as she discussed her project. "The first two books are
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American Lutheran Church prepares lefse for annual Fall Festival

Posted: Tuesday, Oct 14th, 2014
This year the American Lutheran Church Norwegians and helpers made 150 pounds of potatoes into lefse for annual fall festival planned Tuesday.
The fall festival, including coffee and rolls served from 8 to 10 a.m., will feature a luncheon from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. serving a choice of soup (potato or vegetable beef), pork loin sandwich, dessert of your
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SDCFEL State Convention held in Sturgis

Posted: Tuesday, Oct 14th, 2014
The South Dakota Community and Family Extension Leaders held its 86th State Convention in Sturgis Sept. 26-27.
Deanne Ness, Alison Dennis and Sue Gose attended the two-day event. Cultural Arts exhibits and silent auction items were entered.
Carol Oedekoven, one of the CFEL members, demonstrated a decorative towel using bleach.
Cheryl Kleppin, State President, called the meeting to order. Sturgis
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Local volunteer help available for Medicare Part D beneficiaries

Posted: Tuesday, Oct 14th, 2014
Senior Health Information and Education (SHIINE) volunteers will be available to help people compare their Medicare Part D plans Monday through Friday from Oct. 15 through Dec. 5, with the exception of Thanksgiving, Nov. 27.
People are welcome to stop from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Huron Area Senior Center, 290 Seventh St. S.W. Please call 605-352-8291 to
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Learning about fire prevention

Posted: Monday, Oct 13th, 2014
The Huron Fire Department visited second-graders at Holy Trinity Catholic School to talk to them about fire safety. The students learned about the importance of having a safety plan at home and school. They also got to see and hear about the fire truck. A favorite moment was when they got to see the lights and hear the sirens.
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Hajek Family Scholarship

Posted: Monday, Oct 13th, 2014
The Hajek Family Scholarship was recently presented to Breanna Rowland, a biology, pre-professional, pre-dental major from Madison. The presentation was made at the Agriculture and Biological Sciences Scholarship Banquet at South Dakota State University. Shown, from left, are Thomas and Jean Hajek of Huron, Rowland, and Dean Barry Dunn.
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4-H WEEK: Why I like 4-H

Posted: Monday, Oct 13th, 2014
Hi, my name is Rachel Derksen and this is my third year in 4-H. I belong to the Pearl Creek Boosters 4-H Club. This year I showed cattle and sheep. I enjoy being outside and around animals and 4-H allows me to do both those things. I encourage anyone to join 4-H; there's something for everyone.
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