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A look at Holy Week happenings

Posted: Tuesday, Mar 31st, 2015
Editor's note: This account gives a look at Holy Week -- the days between Palm Sunday and Easter that depict the final week of Jesus' life prior to his death and resurrection on Easter Sunday.

Palm Sunday (today)
As Jesus rode into Jerusalem on the first Palm Sunday, He was fulfilling prophecy: Psalm 118:25-27 "O LORD, save us; O
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‘Watch the Lamb’ planned Good Friday

Posted: Tuesday, Mar 31st, 2015
Senior High Youth from Riverview United Methodist Church prepare for the "Watch the Lamb" Good Friday service, which will be presented at 6 and 8 p.m. on Friday. Come and share the agonizing journey to the cross. Participants include Noah Thomas, Brett Johnsen, Kyle Corbett, Braeden Edleman, Braedon Hinker, Ry Solem, Brandon Haber, Mason Thomas, Austin Johnsen, Hailey Haber and Brenden
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Aging with developmental disabilities

Posted: Tuesday, Mar 31st, 2015
As our developmentally disabled population ages they experience Alzheimer's, diabetes, arthritis, heart disease, and eye diseases not unlike the general population. The process is the same for all of us.
Perhaps you fear losing friends, being of service, or losing your independence. Maybe accepting and adapting to those changes become frustrating. However, many of these physical changes are likely
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April is S.D.’s Month of the Military Child

Posted: Tuesday, Mar 31st, 2015
South Dakota Governor Dennis Daugaard proclaimed April as South Dakota's Month of the Military Child. "April is designated across the country as the Month of the Military Child," explained Sheila Troxel Snyder, SDSU Extension Operation: Military Kids State Coordinator.
Mayors across the state will be proclaiming Wednesday, April 15, 2015 as "Purple Up! For Military Kids Day!"  "On this day,
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Elks raise money for Boy Scout trip

Posted: Monday, Mar 30th, 2015
Jamie Guericke, Exalted Ruler Huron Elks Lodge 444, left, presents a check to Scott Ptak and Huron Boy Scout Troop 222.
The Boy Scouts held a loaded baked potato feed and auction March 21 at the Huron Elks Lodge. The Scouts raised nearly $5,000 to help defray costs to send several Boy Scouts and Scout leaders to the
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Therapeutic music

Modified: Saturday, Mar 28th, 2015
Erick Bliss shared beautiful music with residents at SunQuest Healthcare Center Thursday. He donates his time to play for residents on a regular basis. Music is therapeutic!
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Deadline to enter Cutest Baby Contest is Tuesday

Posted: Saturday, Mar 28th, 2015
The deadline to enter the BabyU Cutest Baby Contest, sponsored by Huron Regional Medical Center (HRMC) is Tuesday at 11:59 p.m., according to Kim Rieger, VP of marketing for HRMC.
During the month of March, parents and grandparents are encouraged to enter a picture or short video of their precious baby. The nominee must live in the HRMC seven-county service
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De Smet students win State Academic Decathlon: Eight-member team to compete in national finals in April

Modified: Friday, Mar 27th, 2015
A group of eight De Smet High School students won the State Academic Decathlon and will be the only school to represent the state of South Dakota at the United States Academic Decathlon National Finals in Garden Grove, Calif., in April.
Students studied for the last six months preparing to compete in the State Academic Decathlon. The team is composed
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Kindernook Preschool’s trip to HRMC

Posted: Friday, Mar 27th, 2015
Students in the 4's class at Kindernook Preschool enjoyed touring the hospital and learning about the various departments. They were happy to receive a coloring book and stickers, and have really enjoyed "playing doctor" with their complimentary scrubs! Back row, from left, are Anthony Haak, Yareliss Perez, Ian Bateman, Eh Dah Moo, Evan Gerrits, Dawson Sharp, Phineas Bucklin, Rylee Alves,
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Doctor, nurse visit Kindernook Preschool

Posted: Friday, Mar 27th, 2015
Students in the 3's class at Kindernook Preschool celebrated St. Patrick's Day with a visit from Dr. Cy Haatvedt and nurse Danielle Rathjen. Children enjoyed a story about Franklin's trip to the hospital, viewed X-rays, and listened in a stethoscope. Each child also received their own "Doctor Bag." Back row, from left, with Dr. Cy and his nurse
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United Way volunteer opportunities

Posted: Wednesday, Mar 25th, 2015
Each month there are opportunities to volunteer in programs all around Huron. We are helping spread the word. Below are some of the opportunities for October and November.
• State Destination Imagination Tournament volunteers are needed on March 28 at Huron High School to help with greeting, concessions, hallway monitoring and guidance of teams to cool down rooms after challenges.
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JVCS to present ‘Johnny Be Good’: Join JVCS for an evening in the ’50s

Posted: Monday, Mar 23rd, 2015
It's the 1950s. There's rockin' and rollin', some stompin' and some strollin' and its all going on down at Sweet Sal's Soda Shoppe. 
It's the place to be! Everyone's happy to be there except Johnny! He wants to go to Nashville and become the "somebody" he was meant to be!
Join JVCS as they take a trip down memory lane into
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State Master Gardener awards presented: Donna Steele and Vicky Aughenbaugh awarded the Gold Star Badge

Posted: Monday, Mar 23rd, 2015
Huron Area Master Gardeners, Donna Steele of rural Wolsey and Vicky Aughenbaugh of rural Iroquois were awarded the Distinguished Gold Star Badge during the State Master Gardener Update.
Steele and Aughenbaugh graduated from the 1995 Master Gardener Class and have since been very active in the local chapter. They are close friends and if you see one, the other
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Papa Luigi raises $45K for HRMC Foundation

Posted: Monday, Mar 23rd, 2015
Nearly 300 guests attended the 16th annual "A Night with Papa Luigi," raising more than $45,000 for the Huron Regional Medical Center Foundation, according to Paul Rann, executive director of the HRMC Foundation.
Papa Luigi hosted a night in "The Roaring 20s" on Saturday, March 7, 2015, at the Huron Event Center. Guests and local "celebrity" hosts dressed in
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Hilarity for Charity and Home Instead Senior Care donate for Alzheimer’s: Groups donate 6,000 hours of free in-home care to families living with Alzheimer’s Disease

Posted: Monday, Mar 23rd, 2015
More than 130 families coping with Alzheimer's disease will now receive much-needed support thanks to the Hilarity for Charity and Home Instead Senior Care Alzheimer's and Dementia Care Relief Grant Program. ®, a movement established with the Alzheimer's Association®, led by actors and writers Lauren Miller Rogen and Seth Rogen to inspire change and raise awareness of Alzheimer's disease, announced
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Time for a coffee break!

Posted: Monday, Mar 23rd, 2015
Residents at SunQuest Healthcare Center had fun going to the Donut Shoppe Friday for breakfast.
Mary Bill (right) enjoys a cup of coffee with Donut Shoppe owner Mary Jo Peters.
Next, Cordie and Valla Vee Benedict enjoy donuts and coffee.
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A visit with pets

Posted: Monday, Mar 23rd, 2015
Carolyn Crather is holding "Chris," a cat ready for adoption at the Beadle County Humane Society. The BCHS brought the animal to Violet Tschetter Memorial Home to share with residents.
As a show of gratitude for bringing animals to the facility, VTMH gathered donations of pet food, toys and money, which was presented to the shelter.
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Midcontinet Foundation awards $100K in grants to groups in 31 communities

Posted: Monday, Mar 23rd, 2015
A record number 89 nonprofit, school and government organizations have been awarded grants made available through the Midcontinent® Foundation. The Foundation board is distributing $109,429 in grants this spring to organizations in 12 South Dakota communities, 19 North Dakota communities and 10 Minnesota communities.
As the charitable arm of the Midcontinent family of companies, the Foundation Board reviews grant
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Lions free library project

Posted: Saturday, Mar 21st, 2015
From left, are Amy Mattke, Robin Moran and Tami Meyer, all with the South Dakota Department of Health; Shirley Apley, director of the Huron Public Library; Lion Jim Gropper, Free Library Project Chair, Huron Eye Opener Lions Club; and Lion Steve Arbach, President, Huron Eye Opener Lions Club. During a recent meeting of the Huron Eye Opener Lions Club, Mattke,
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Mount Calvary Preschool visit

Posted: Saturday, Mar 21st, 2015
Violet Tschetter Memorial Home residents enjoyed having cookies and helping Mount Calvary Preschool children with crafts on Monday.
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St. Patrick’s Day fun

Posted: Friday, Mar 20th, 2015
Green was the theme at the St. Patrick's Day celebration at SunQuest Healthcare Center. They had green beer and green punch along with shamrock cookies.
In the first photo is Heath Blue playing the piano.
Shown next is Dwaine Dunning playing the violin.
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Huron Area Junior Festival held

Posted: Friday, Mar 20th, 2015
The Huron Area Junior Festival was held March 1 at Huron High School. The event is a program sponsored by the National Federation of Music Clubs.
Adjudicators of piano, vocal, flute and violin were Dr. Marcela Faflak, Kay Fischer, Brigette Weisenburger and Helen Anderson, all of Aberdeen; and guitar: Don Whitney of Huron.

SUPERIOR PLUS RATING
• PIANO
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Learning about fighting fires

Posted: Thursday, Mar 19th, 2015
As part of the "Happy Hometown Helpers" unit, the children at Kingdom Kids Learning Center Preschool at First United Methodist Church have been learning about firefighters in the community. Firefighters Kevin Eckmann and Brian Dunn explained how they use the truck, tools and equipment prior to "sounding" the alarms for the children.
Shown first are, front row, from left, Laney Marshall,
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Schlueter named judge for World Baton Twirling event

Posted: Thursday, Mar 19th, 2015
Joanne (Aughenbaugh) Schlueter of rural Iroquois has been selected as one of four U.S. judges for the upcoming World Baton Twirling competition. This competition includes national champions from more than 40 countries and is held every three years. The event will be held in Lignano, Italy.
In addition to her judge's duties, she will hold instructional classes on judging techniques
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Annual Cutest Baby Contest planned: Entries now open for HRMC contest; vote online throughout month of April

Posted: Thursday, Mar 19th, 2015
In celebration of new life and anticipation of spring, Huron Regional Medical Center (HRMC) is hosting its seventh annual Cutest Baby contest during March and April, according to Kim Rieger, VP of marketing for HRMC.
"Ask any parent or grandparent and they will tell you their baby is cute -- and he or she is," said Rieger. "This contest
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CLC Preschool plans open house Tuesday

Posted: Wednesday, Mar 18th, 2015
HURON -- The American Lutheran Church Christian Learning Center Preschool will hold its spring open house today from 5:30 to 7 p.m. The preschool room is located in the upper level of the American Lutheran Church Education Building, 155 Fourth Street S.E. in Huron.
There are classes for children who are ages 3, 4 and 5.
Refreshments will be served by
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