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Carthage plans annual community play: ‘The Great Ice Cream Scheme’ to be presented Saturday at 7 p.m., Sunday at 2 p.m.

Posted: Friday, Mar 6th, 2015
The 13th annual community play will be presented in Carthage Saturday at 7 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m. in the Auditorium on Main Street.
Pie and ice cream will be served after each performance. The storm dates are March 14 at 7 p.m. and March 15 at 2 p.m.
A cast of 11 will present "The Great
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Kindernook learns about dental care

Posted: Friday, Mar 6th, 2015
Students at Kindernook Preschool have been learning about workers within our community. Doctor Farmer and his staff at Countryside Dental helped educate preschoolers on the basics of good dental health. A new toothbrush, toothpaste, and floss were given to each preschooler.
Pictured with staff at the Countryside Dental Office are members of the 4's class, back row, from left,
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Huron Public Library to celebrate Teen Tech Week March 8-14

Posted: Friday, Mar 6th, 2015
The Huron Public Library will be celebrating annual Teen Tech Week™ March 8-14.
They will join thousands of other libraries and schools across the country in celebrating this year's theme, "Libraries are for Making," to raise awareness about how Huron Public Library creates a space to extend teens' learning beyond the classroom where they can explore, create and share
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Kindernook celebrates Dr. Seuss’ birthday

Posted: Thursday, Mar 5th, 2015
Kindernook Preschool enjoyed a Birthday Party in honor of Dr. Seuss. Students painted Seuss hats to be worn, read silly Seuss stories, and cooked their own Green Eggs and Ham.
Pictured in the 3's class are, back row, from left, Ella Dawkins, Kyra Abbott, Rosalee Peskey, Liberty Nohr, Wesyn Brueggeman, Jayla Schley, Taylor Sorben, Sophia Montoya and Jesse Mattke; and
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SunQuest residents enjoy hearing books

Posted: Wednesday, Mar 4th, 2015
After school on Monday five students from James Valley Christian School stopped at SunQuest Healthcare Center to read to the residents.
It was very thoughtful and the residents enjoyed spending time with the young people.
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Plus One Guidance Center opens doors

Posted: Monday, Mar 2nd, 2015
Plus One Guidance Center celebrated its grand opening Saturday, Feb. 21, with a ribbon cutting and an open house.
The event started with a prayer led by Genell Kinsley of Huron Church of the Nazarene, and then Huron Chamber member Phelan Stahl presented the center with its first dollar of donation.
Kara Jetto talked about the
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Two Huron Middle School youth to compete in state spelling bee competition

Posted: Monday, Mar 2nd, 2015
MacKenzie Christ-ensen, Aubrey Rut-ledge and Jackson Trandall, all placed in the top 6 at the Corn Palace Regional Spelling Bee.
The competition consists of 16 rounds, and by the third round it was just Christensen and Rutledge passing the microphone back and fourth to each other.
"They went toe-to-toe with each other for 15 rounds," said Justin
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St. Francis Shop plans Fashion Show & Luncheon Saturday

Posted: Monday, Mar 2nd, 2015
Get your tickets for the second annual St. Francis Shop Fashion Show & Luncheon beginning at noon Saturday at Holy Trinity Catholic School.
The St. Francis Shop helps the less fortunate in the community, as well as helping the church through proceeds from the shop. Since its inception, there have been five store managers: Sister Jean, Bill Davis, Marge Bowne,
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Iroquois Legion donation

Posted: Monday, Mar 2nd, 2015
Colin Royal, standing at center, Commander of Bensley-Rounds American Legion Post 280 in Iroquois, presents two checks totaling $1,153.38 to Boy Scout Troop 222 Leader Scott Ptak for the troop's trip to the World Jamboree in Japan later this summer. Also pictured are assistant troop leader Melissa Machtemes, Aaron Eckmann, Robert Stahl, Danny Bessey, Gavin Machtemes and Sawyer Ptak.
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Dress up your Peeps for diorama contest: Contest set March 7-April 11; sponsored by Huron Public Library and Office Peeps

Posted: Monday, Mar 2nd, 2015
Peeps -- those gooey, colorful, marshmallow treats -- are fine to eat, but they're even better to play with. The Huron Public Library and Office Peeps are sponsoring a Peeps Diorama Contest beginning Saturday. Contestants are asked to create a Peeps diorama inspired by their favorite book. The contest runs March 7 through April 11.
Prizes will be awarded for
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Build Dakota Scholarship available for nursing at Huron Community Campus

Posted: Monday, Mar 2nd, 2015
Students interested in a career in nursing are eligible for the Build Dakota Scholarship program at Huron Community Campus (HCC) as part of their partnership with Lake Area Technical Institute's (LATI) licensed practical nursing (LPN) program, according to Doug Pietz, executive director for HCC.
The Build Dakota program, funded by a donation of $25 million by T. Denny Sanford and
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Huron Area Diabetic Support Group to end; gives $9K to Lions, Lioness clubs

Posted: Monday, Mar 2nd, 2015
During a recent meeting of the Huron Lioness Club, the legacy of the Huron Area Diabetic Support Group was recognized, and the Huron Lions and Lioness Clubs received a generous donation of $9,000.
Judy DeJean, one of the original founders of the of the Huron Area Diabetic Support Group, presented a history during the special celebratory meeting.
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Celebrating 100 days of school

Posted: Saturday, Feb 28th, 2015
Students at Iroquois Elementary School celebrated the 100th day of school on Feb. 18. They started the morning off with doing 100 seconds of silence and 100 exercises. After that the students helped count out 100 classmates. Then students formed smaller groups to see how long it would take the students to collectively read 100 books -- it took only 18 minutes.
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HMS seventh grade publishes books

Posted: Saturday, Feb 28th, 2015
Seventh grade students at Huron Middle School recently published children's books that they wrote in class. Students are shown with their personalized books. The writing class is taught by Tammy Barnes.
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Huron Area Junior Music Festival planned Sunday

Posted: Saturday, Feb 28th, 2015
The Huron Area Junior Music Festival will be held at 12:30 p.m. Sunday, March 1, at Huron High School.
One hundred and fifty entrants will be performing in piano, voice, strings, guitar and woodwinds events. The Festival is sponsored by the South Dakota Federation of Music Clubs, an affiliate of the National Federation of Music Clubs.
The festival program
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Hats off to the hat makers: Two volunteers knit hats to give to patients at James Valley Community Health Center

Posted: Friday, Feb 27th, 2015
Recently, two local ladies began making a difference for patients at the Horizon Health Care, Inc. (Horizon) James Valley Community Health Center (CHC) -- one hat at a time.
Terrie Lynne "Lynne" Kjetland of Wessington and Carol Whitted of Huron recently began knitting hats from donated yarn to give to all patients at Horizon that came to the clinic
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Leadership Huron class visits legislature

Posted: Friday, Feb 27th, 2015
The 2015 Leadership Huron class recently visited the State Capitol in Pierre for Business Day at the Legislature.
The class was able to be in the office of Governor Dennis Dougaard to witness the signing of Senate Bill 46, which allows the Department of Agriculture to begin the construction of the Nordby Exhibit Hall located on the South
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Kindergarten Pizza with Principal

Posted: Friday, Feb 27th, 2015
Kindergarten students who were invited to eat Pizza with the Principal for the month of January include, back row, from left, Mrs. Heinz (principal), Dakota Stanfield, Yaziely Sotomayor, Sarah Tun Noe, Jerika Kinney, Kya Tschetter, Kira Wallenstein, Cooper Bischoff, Lorna Bult, Jacob Kleinsasser, Jesse Morris and Allyra Kerlin; and in front, Joshua Olivo, Sebastian Olivo, Linda Lopez,  Jusrena Wah, Raphael
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Raising awareness of teen dating violence: McGruff the Crime Dog and AlertID share warning signs and resources

Posted: Friday, Feb 27th, 2015
According to the National Domestic Abuse Hotline, each year 1.5 million high school students experience physical abuse from a dating partner.
Only one-third of those victims seek help. Dating violence is the verbal, emotional, physical, or sexual abuse of a partner. Teen victims of dating violence pose a higher risk of substance abuse, eating disorders as well as a
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Lawmakers support State Fair Foundation’s Nordby Exhibit Hall

Posted: Thursday, Feb 26th, 2015
House Agriculture and Natural Resource Committee members have purchased a brick for $1,000 to support the State Fair Foundation's Nordby Exhibit Hall for 4-H, Youth and Community capital campaign.
Also, Gov. Dennis Daugaard has signed SB 46, which provides an additional $700,000 in spending authority necessary to cover the full cost of the project.
It is not a state appropriation
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Government at work

Posted: Thursday, Feb 26th, 2015
The Woonsocket senior class enjoyed a trip to Pierre last Tuesday. American Legion member and chaperone Joel Rassel lined up a tour of the Emergency Operations Center for the class. Lunch was courtesy of the Woonsocket American Legion. The class attended the Democratic caucus and then observed both the House and Senate sessions. Representatives Heinemann and Wollman ventured to the gallery
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HHS Speech & Debate team qualifies two students to National Tournament

Posted: Wednesday, Feb 25th, 2015
The Huron High School Speech & Debate Team qualified two students to the National Speech & Debate Tournament to be held in Dallas, Texas, this June.
The Northern South Dakota National Qualifying Tournament was held at Watertown High School Feb. 20-21, 2015.
Benji Habkat qualified in Humorous Interp and Abigayle Reese qualified in US Extemp Speaking. Beeca Langbehn finished as
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Iroquois HOSA teaches about dental care

Posted: Wednesday, Feb 25th, 2015
Iroquois Chapter of HOSA gave presentations last week on dental health to the elementary students.  This was in observance of National Children's Dental Health Month. They are also hosting a SMILE drive through on Friday, Feb. 27, where each student is asked to bring in one oral care product that HOSA will then donate to a local charity. At left, HOSA
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Sunrise over the prairie

Posted: Monday, Feb 23rd, 2015
This picture was taken recently from a farm home east of Huron just as the sun began peeking above the horizon.
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Kingdom Kids visit the spa!

Posted: Monday, Feb 23rd, 2015
Students from Kingdom Kids Preschool enjoyed a visit to Escape Salon & Spa on Friday. Students toured the salon and got to learn many of the different things that can be done in the salon.
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Huron Community Foundation accepting 2015 grant applications

Posted: Monday, Feb 23rd, 2015
The Huron Community Foundation (HCF) is accepting 2015 grant applications through April 1. This marks the 10th consecutive year of HCF grants, with $41,500 available for distribution this year.
The year's grants will bring the HCF's support of community organizations to $238,560 since its inception in 2004. Grants will be awarded the week of the 11th annual HCF Pheasants
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Huron Noon Lions Club presents 4-H awards

Posted: Monday, Feb 23rd, 2015
The Huron Noon Lions Club presented cash awards in a contest for 4-H record books. From left, award recipients are Grace Troutman, Jacey Hupp, Megan Larsen, Grant Duvall and Brant Slepikas.
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Temples of Justice: State’s colorful past comes to life in SDPB courthouse documentary

Posted: Monday, Feb 23rd, 2015
It's a tale of scalawags and scoundrels; history and mystery. Temples of Justice explores the rich history of South Dakota's county courthouses.
The new one-hour SDPB Television production premieres on SDPB1 Television on Thursday at 8 p.m.
Temples of Justice visits 44 courthouses in South Dakota and tells the colorful stories of several.
You'll find out how swindlers changed history,
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Hitchcock-Tulare FFA attends farm show

Posted: Monday, Feb 23rd, 2015
The Hitchcock-Tulare FFA Chapter attended a presentation by Dr. Temple Grandin at the Watertown Winter Farm Show.
Grandin is a designer of livestock handling facilities and a Professor of Animal Science at Colorado State University.
Facilities she has designed are located in the United States, Canada, Europe, Mexico, Australia, New Zealand, and other countries. In North America, almost
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Legislative page

Posted: Monday, Feb 23rd, 2015
Braeden Edleman from Huron High School, the son of Jason and Ann Edleman, is serving as a House page sponsored by Rep. Dick Werner.
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Happy birthday, Dr. Seuss! Huron Public Library plans birthday party Saturday, March 7, from 3 to 4:30 p.m.

Posted: Monday, Feb 23rd, 2015
We're having a party, it's truer than true. We want to celebrate and party with you. Come help celebrate Dr. Seuss' birthday on Saturday, March 7, from 3 to 4:30 p.m. at the Huron Public Library.
This year's theme is Horton Hears a Who. The festivities begin at 3 p.m. with games, crafts, photos and birthday cake. The first 150
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Build Dakota scholarships now available at MTI

Posted: Monday, Feb 23rd, 2015
MITCHELL -- Gov. Daugaard announces the Build Dakota Scholarship Fund program at Mitchell Technical Institute. Funded by a donation of $25 million by T. Denny Sanford and matched by Gov. Dennis Daugaard and state of South Dakota, the Build Dakota program provides a full ride scholarship to students who will commit to working in South Dakota for three years after
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HHS Cherry Prom Royalty

Posted: Saturday, Feb 21st, 2015
Cherry Prom was held on Sunday, Feb. 15, at the Plains. Royalty chosen includes, back row, from left, Lexi Eckmann, daughter of Scot Eckmann and Teresa Haatvedt; Jeremiah Johnson, son of Gary and the late Lisa Johnson; middle row, Ry Solem, son of Doug and Laurie Solem; Mikayla Snyder, daughter of Joe and Debbie Snyder; Kelsey Thorsness, daughter of Jay
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Pizza with the Principal for first graders

Posted: Saturday, Feb 21st, 2015
First grade students who ate Pizza with the Principal in the month of January are, back row, from left, Mrs. Heinz (principal), Robert Garcia, Cashton Goldammer, Julian Rodriguez, Blake Kannegieter, Christopher Erickson, Nolan Stahly, Ryan Gill and Lane Nunes; and in front, Emmerson Lopez-Ramos, Kortney Allerdings, Angel Perez, Paw Eh Kyi, Diana Morales-Chilel, Heidy Niz-Chavez, Luis Ramos-Bartolon, and Hailey Rogers. Not
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