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‘Patriot Day’ program at Federal Building

Posted: Saturday, Sep 13th, 2014
The Huron Federal Employees recognized the 13th Anniversary of September 11th, "Patriot Day," by inviting all the employees for a "Flag Raising Ceremony" in front of the Huron Federal Building. While members of the National Guard HHC 153rd Engineering raised the U.S. flag, everyone was invited so sing "The Star-Spangled Banner." Bev Helm invited everyone to reflect upon the
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Last chance to buy advance tickets for S.D. Women’s Expo is Monday

Posted: Saturday, Sep 13th, 2014
The deadline to save on event tickets for the 2014 South Dakota Women's Expo is Monday.
The S.D. Women's Expo, which will be held Saturday, September 27, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the S.D. State Fairgrounds, has been completely revamped to bring attendees more excitement, entertainment, fun and friendship. This year's "Color Me …" theme has inspired new
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Troop 222 raising money to attend World Boy Scout Jamboree in Japan

Posted: Friday, Sep 12th, 2014
"We cannot do it without your help!!!"
Boy Scout Troop 222 in Huron is embarking on a fundraising campaign to help the troop travel to Japan for the 2015 World Boy Scout Jamboree.
The World Boy Scout Jamboree offers Scouts a once in a lifetime opportunity to broaden their horizons and experience culture, food, customs. They will make lifelong friends
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Local authors to hold book signing in Wessington Springs

Posted: Friday, Sep 12th, 2014
Co-authors Summer Schakel and Dixie Faughn will be signing their new book, "Below Gravity," Saturday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Sweet Grass in Wessington Springs.
The book is science fiction aimed at teenage or younger readers.
Faughn, who is also an artist, lives in Jerauld County where she enjoys sharing her artwork through commission.
Through the
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Bunny love at SunQuest Healthcare

Posted: Friday, Sep 12th, 2014
Lavonne Marshall, a resident at SunQuest Healthcare Center, finds comfort in cuddling a black rabbit, one of the bunnies the center cares for to provide animal interaction for the residents.
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October proclaimed United Way Month

Posted: Thursday, Sep 11th, 2014
Members of the United Way Heartland Region Board and partner organizations were on hand at Monday night's city commission meeting as Mayor Paul Aylward proclaimed October as United Way month in Huron.
From left, are, Jamie Miedema, YWCA director; Ralph Borkowski, Kelli Peterson and Chris Nohr, all from the UWHR board, and Mayor Aylward. The UWHR Pledge card
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S.D. American Legion District 6, 4 plan fall meetings: District 6 to meet Sept. 28 in Mitchell, District 4 to meet Sept. 13 in Doland

Posted: Thursday, Sep 11th, 2014
The annual District 6 Fall Meeting of the South Dakota American Legion will be held Sunday, Sept. 28, in Mitchell for Legionnaires from Beadle, Kingsbury, Miner, Aurora, Brule, Buffalo, Davison, Hanson, Jerauld and Sanborn counties.
The Legion business session will begin at 3 p.m. in the Mitchell American Legion Post Home.
A social will begin at 2
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Creating music is ageless

Posted: Wednesday, Sep 10th, 2014
Violin music filled the halls at SunQuest Healthcare Center when violinist Laura Barry, who is the niece of resident Victor Woodruff, stopped by.
Barry, standing, is shown with her uncle and Erma Woodruff.
Next, Barry performs with Dwaine Dunning, who is also a resident at the nursing home.
Dunning often plays his violin to entertain fellow residents.
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Hunger Games to begin: Food drive competition to benefit Salvation Army and Heartland Region Backpack Program; have food at Northwest Pipe by 2 p.m. Sept. 17

Posted: Wednesday, Sep 10th, 2014
In conjunction with Back to Football Friday, Northwest Pipe would like to challenge your company to take part in the third annual Hunger Games community-wide food drive competition, originally started by Raven Aerostar and now handed over to the big winners!
This is a food drive competition benefiting The Huron Salvation Army and The Heartland Region Backpack program, serving children
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Four-generation recipe wins Family Heirloom Recipe Competition at fair

Posted: Monday, Sep 8th, 2014
Mary Helen Wipf of Huron won the Family Heirloom Recipe Competition at the South Dakota State Fair with a recipe for rahmstrudel.
Rahmstrudel is a culinary mainstay that was created by her husband's great-great-grandmother, Susie (Glanzer) Wipf.
Wipf said her mother-in-law, Phyllis Wipf of Huron, taught her how to make rahmstrudel -- which remains a family favorite.
"In 1979, I
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iHomecoming is 2014 homecoming theme at HHS

Posted: Monday, Sep 8th, 2014
The theme for homecoming this year, according to Huron High School student body president, Mark Christenson, is "iHomecoming."
"We have all-new iPads at the high school this year, so we decided this would be a fitting theme," said Christenson, as he scrolled across his iPad.
This year's homecoming will feature four dress-up days for high school students with Tuesday's theme
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HCA plans membership drive: First concert planned Sept. 29 at HHS Auditorium

Posted: Monday, Sep 8th, 2014
The Huron Concert Association begins its membership drive this week with an outstanding lineup of FOUR delightful shows. Reciprocity agreements with Redfield, Mitchell, and Pierre offer concert-goers 18 opportunities to enjoy first-class entertainment for the whole family with the purchase of one HCA membership ticket for the 2014-2015 season! Each of the local concerts, which are held in the Huron
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Color Me Healthy at S.D. Women’s Expo

Posted: Monday, Sep 8th, 2014
Women attending the 2014 S.D. Women's Expo can take advantage of health screenings and learn important health information to help them and their families be healthy.
The Horticulture Building on the S.D. State Fairgrounds will greet women with a "Color Me Healthy" sign and is the site of the many health booths and screenings. Free and discounted health screenings are
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I Made a Difference

Posted: Monday, Sep 8th, 2014
The seventh "I Made a Difference" award was presented to Christina Harrington, 564 Montana Ave. S.W. Since Harrington purchased her house about a year ago, she has painted it, put up a fence and tree house and did a lot of landscaping in both the front and back yards. She continues to make nice improvements all the time. Harrington received
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The tragic consequences of panic

Posted: Monday, Sep 8th, 2014
In June of 1953, I was in my sixth week of Marine Corps boot camp when word came to me I had lost two cousins in Death Valley, California. Neither was really a blood relation. Charles, the elder of the pair was twenty and the son by a previous marriage of my Uncle Charley. Skipper, just seven, was adopted. Nonetheless,
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Find it ‘fresh’ at Huron Farmers’ Market

Posted: Monday, Sep 8th, 2014
The Huron Farmers' Market is back at the S.D. Fairgrounds today, on the corner of Third Street and Lincoln Avenue Southwest.
The market is open from 8 a.m. to noon, and will offer the following: peppers, summer squash, malabar spinach, onions, honey, handmade rustic soaps, honeycomb, hand cream made from beeswax, tomatoes, beets, cucumbers, jams and jellies, and baked goods
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State’s largest classroom

Posted: Saturday, Sep 6th, 2014
Iroquois Elementary students in grades one through fifth attended South Dakota's Largest Classroom at the State Fair. The students enjoyed the variety of events available.
Wyatt Rigge and Skyla Harris try an experiment at the "Kidz Science Safari."
Next, listening as museum director Rachel Farrell talks about lessons in the one-room school are, back row, from left, Ashley Holland, Champ
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Iroquois School establishes HOSA Chapter for students

Posted: Saturday, Sep 6th, 2014
A new HOSA (Health Occupations Students of America) Chapter has been started at Iroquois High School, which provides a program to engage students interested in health careers. 
HOSA also offers a Competitive Events Program which allows members the opportunity to compete in teams or as individuals in more than 55 different events that involve a wide variety of healthcare
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Scouting community service

Posted: Saturday, Sep 6th, 2014
Huron Cub Scout Pack 55 and Boy Scout Troop 222 were involved in a community service project cleaning ditches in front of Timberoots this summer. Front row, from left, are Katlyn Harms and Angel Olivo Porcayo; and in back, Scott Ptak,  Jacob Harms, Eric Harms, Cole Ochsner, Reese Lemke, Dave Lemke, Joani Ochsner, Sawyer Ptak and Robert Stahl.
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Lions Club donates 50-50 funds

Modified: Friday, Sep 5th, 2014
The Lion's Club donated the proceeds from the 50-50 raffle during the Red Wilk Construction Championship Bull Riding Bull Bash to the 4-H State Fair Foundation Capital Campaign to help build the Nordby Exhibit Hall for 4-H, Youth and Community. Gene Chapman, far left, representing the Lions Club, is presenting the $5,281 check to Loren Noess, the Capital Campaign chairperson.
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Wear orange today for hunger awareness

Posted: Friday, Sep 5th, 2014
Hunger advocates in South Dakota and across the country will be wearing orange today in an effort to raise awareness of the 50 million people in the U.S. who face hunger. Orange is the symbolic color of hunger.
It's just one of the many awareness events taking place throughout the month of September in recognition of Feeding America's Hunger Action
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La Marche Nationale planned in Chamberlain

Posted: Friday, Sep 5th, 2014
Le Chapeau National Lila Speckels of Chamberlain will preside over the 93rd annual La Marche Nationale Sept. 11-13 at the Best Western Ramkota in Rapid City.
Speckels was elected to serve as Le Chapeau National last August in Houston, Texas. She joined La Boutique Nationale des Huit Chapeaux et Quarante Femmes through the service of her husband,
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Make it With Wool Contest set Sept. 13 in Brookings

Posted: Thursday, Sep 4th, 2014
The District 4 Make it With Wool Contest will be held Saturday, Sept. 13, in Brookings at Our Savior Lutheran Church, 1010 Eighth St. Private judging is in the morning, with a public style show at 2:30 p.m.
Categories include pre-teen (12 and under), junior (13-16), senior (17-24), adult (over 24), professional, sew for others, wearable accessory, recycled
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Duchess and the wax buildup

Posted: Thursday, Sep 4th, 2014
In the winter of 1947, my brother Dave and I received a stupendous present, a marvelous dog named Duchess. A cross between a German shepherd and a collie, she was nine-months old and still wearing a bandage around her middle from having been recently spayed. I don't remember who we got her from. I guess it doesn't matter except I'd
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United Way/NFL Back to Football Friday

Posted: Thursday, Sep 4th, 2014
Fifth annual event planned Sept. 12
Plans are underway for the fifth annual United Way/NFL Back to Football Friday event hosted by The Healthy Huron Committee and the United Way Heartland Region. The goal of this event is to increase awareness about the correlation between food insecurity and healthy lifestyles.
On Friday, Sept. 12, local businesses are invited
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Miss South Dakota State Fair Queen announced

Modified: Wednesday, Sep 3rd, 2014
The Miss State Fair winner this year was Katie Barnett, center, while the Miss State Fair Teen title was claimed by Amber Hulse, also in center.
Pictured, left to right, Kaci Johnson, Miss State Fair Outstanding Teen, 2013, Morgan Wilson, Miss Heartland Valley Outstanding Teen, 2013, Rachel Evangelisto, Elliot Curd, Barnett, Miss State Fair, 2014, Hulse, Miss State Fair Teen,
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CEF shares word of God at Fair: Giving free rides to children since the 1970s at S.D. State Fair

Posted: Tuesday, Sep 2nd, 2014
The Child Evangelism Fellowship Train was chugging away free rides at the fair this year, as it has been since the '70s, according to CEF state office manager, Glenda Palmquist. The Rev. Paul Rowenhorst, also a missionary state director for CEF, took the position of train "conductor." Children also had the opportunity to get their faces painted for free by
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Faith-based puppet shows

Posted: Tuesday, Sep 2nd, 2014
The "talking tree" (left) tells a story to "Mr. Bad," at left, about how Zacheus met Jesus and how even "low-down" worms become butterflies during the daily showing of the puppet show located on the Independent Midway near the food court at the State Fair. The puppets are conducted by the Rev. Andrew Utecht and his six-year old son, Isaac,
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September is Hunger Action Month: Wear orange (symbolic color of hunger) Sept. 4 to raise awareness

Posted: Tuesday, Sep 2nd, 2014
Hunger advocates in South Dakota and across the country will be wearing orange on Thursday, Sept. 4, in an effort to raise awareness of the 50 million people in the U.S. who face hunger. It's just one of the many awareness events taking place throughout the month of September in recognition of Feeding America's Hunger Action Month -- a month-long
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Pride of Lake Byron award presented

Modified: Tuesday, Sep 2nd, 2014
The recipients of the "Pride of Lake Byron" Feature Yard award, Richard and Marge Freske, have spent peaceful summer days at the lake for more than ten years enjoying their beautiful yard of fragrant flowers, listening to the lapping waves, and watching the spectacular sunrises and sunsets. Bright yellow vintage chairs near the lake complement their green lawn. Set among
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