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Doland Community Foundation exceeds challenge; receives matching grant

Posted: Friday, Aug 26th, 2016
PIERRE -- Only eight short months after being welcomed as the 70th Community Savings Account in the state, The Doland Community Foundation is already celebrating success
The Doland Community Foundation was challenged to raise $100,000 to partner with the South Dakota Community Foundation.
Thanks to generous residents, businesses, alumni and volunteers, the Foundation has exceeded the challenge and has
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Judge to rule on tribe’s oil pipeline request by Sept. 9

Posted: Friday, Aug 26th, 2016
Members of the Lakota people, Timothy Swallow, right, his wife Karan, second from right, and their children Naimah and Tas sing a native spiritual song during a rally outside the U.S. District Court in Washington, Wednesday in solidarity with the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe in their lawsuit against the Army Corps of Engineers relating to the Dakota Access Pipeline. A
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UW launches new volunteer opportunity: Real Men Read — MENtors program set to begin

Posted: Friday, Aug 26th, 2016
HURON -- When some-thing works, it just works and when it works really well, you kinda want to expand it to make it work better.
That is where the idea of MENtors popped up, following another successful Day of Action this past spring.
"The Day of Action's purpose in the United Way is to make a difference in kids' lives
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Fundraiser held to assist in 153rd SDNG travel expenses

Posted: Thursday, Aug 25th, 2016
HURON, Proceeds from a fundraiser at James River Equipment on Tuesday will be used through the Friends of the 153rd to bring South Dakota Army National Guard from Huron and Parkston home for Christmas.
Thrivent Financial sponsored the food and Leonard Doll prepared it in an event that fed scores of people attending an inventory auction at the implement dealership.
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Highway 14 accident sends one to hospital

Posted: Thursday, Aug 25th, 2016
HURON, One driver was injured in a two-vehicle accident on Highway 14 on the east edge of Huron Tuesday morning, authorities said.
Noe Garcia, 18, of Huron was transported by ambulance to Huron Regional Medical Center with serious, non-life threatening injuries after the 1997 Ford Mustang he was driving collided with a 2012 Ford F-350 pickup just before 11 a.m.
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Beadle County women attend state Republican convention

Posted: Thursday, Aug 25th, 2016
HURON -- Nancy Zigeldorf of Yale, and Gail Brock from Hitchcock were delegates to the South Dakota Federation of Republican Women's Convention held Aug. 19-21 in Rapid City.
"Boots on the Ground" was the theme for the convention which featured many speakers and programs.
The highlight of the convention was the banquet on Saturday evening featuring Kris "Tanto" Paronto,
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Battle of the Badges

Modified: Wednesday, Aug 24th, 2016
The Huron Fire Department and Huron Police Department held its second annual Battle of the Badges Sunday to benefit Deputy Craig Kasse, who has been diagnosed with Splenic marginal zone Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma.
Members of the local Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 3A Union also gave a monetary gift directly to the family. The fire department won the softball
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Battle of the Badges, more photos

Modified: Wednesday, Aug 24th, 2016
The Huron Fire Department and Huron Police Department held its second annual Battle of the Badges Sunday to benefit Deputy Craig Kasse, who has been diagnosed with Splenic marginal zone Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma.

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City denies variance for duplex

Posted: Wednesday, Aug 24th, 2016
HURON -- A request for a variance to build a duplex at 2361 and 2375 Hawaii Ave. S.W. in a single-family residential zone has been denied by the City Commission.
Convening as the board of adjustment Monday, the request filed by Tim Hofer was turned down. Last week, a hearing examiner recommended denial.
The property is located next door to
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School Board prepares for start of classes

Posted: Wednesday, Aug 24th, 2016
HURON -- The Huron Board of Education held its last August meeting Monday, continuing its preparation for the school year.
Significant dates for the upcoming month were announced, including Sept. 6 being the first day of school for grades 1-12 and kindergarten beginning Sept. 12. Conflict of Interest Disclosure and Waivers were passed, with president David Wheeler excusing himself from
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Work underway on new south Huron development

Posted: Monday, Aug 22nd, 2016
HURON -- A significant amount of dirt has been shifted and the vague outlines of streets and sidewalks can be seen in a new development on the east side of Highway 37, between Coborn's and the United Methodist Church.
It is the first stage in a process that began more than five years ago, when Beadle County got the property
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Hunger Games!

Posted: Monday, Aug 22nd, 2016
HURON -- All area businesses are invited to take part in the fifth annual Hunger Games community wide food drive competition originally started by Raven Aerostar.
This is a food drive competition benefiting The Heartland Region Backpack program that serves children in Huron, Iroquois and Wolsey-Wessington.
People are invited to donate the top five items used by the
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Supreme Court rules in county ordinance case

Posted: Monday, Aug 22nd, 2016
HURON -- In a case stemming from a conditional use permit granted by Beadle County commissioners to allow construction and operation of a concentrated animal feeding operation (CAFO), the state Supreme Court has affirmed a circuit court's ruling on one issue while reversing its order on another.
In March 2015, Judge Jon Erickson of Huron revoked the conditional use permit
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A Sweet Job

Posted: Monday, Aug 22nd, 2016
Happy judges, from left, John Iverson, Shelly Buddenhagen and Steve Charron, display the apple pie, baked by Sharon Jones of Huron, that they unanimously chose as the winner of the 31st Pie-in-the-Park contest on Thursday.
Next, it's a tough job, but somebody has to do it. Two tables of pristine, freshly baked pies greeted the judges at the YWCA on
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A GREAT night for Pie!!!

Posted: Saturday, Aug 20th, 2016
Winners were crowned Thursday, in the 31st Annual Pie-In-the-Park pie baking contest, marking the final Family Night in Campbell Park for 2016. Shown first are the top placers in this year's contest. From the left are Donna Meiers, fourth place; Deannie LeRoux, representing the Huron Sertoma Club, one of the contest organizers; Michael Olsen, fifth place; Sharon Jones, who had
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Rodeo, Western events set for 2016 State Fair: Team penning, Ranch Rodeo new at this year’s fall classic

Posted: Saturday, Aug 20th, 2016
HURON -- A full schedule of rodeo and western events will be held in the Hippodrome and the North Arena during the South Dakota State Fair.
Events kick off on Thursday, Sept. 1 with the SD Stock Dog Association Stock Dog Trials in the Hippo-drome. The event features ranch, open and intermediate classes. There is $500 guaranteed added money.
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Huron men arrested on burglary charges

Posted: Saturday, Aug 20th, 2016
WOONSOCKET -- Two Huron men have been arrested for suspicion of burglary in Woonsocket.
Blake Dorris, 20, and Russell Bau Jr., 20, are charged in burglaries of businesses and vehicles in Woonsocket and Sanborn County, according to the Sanborn County Sheriff's Office.
Both are being held in the Regional Correction Center in Huron on bonds of $2,500.
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Lil’ Sprouts provide survival kits...

Posted: Friday, Aug 19th, 2016
Huron Police Officer Tim Opheim stopped by Lil' Sprouts Daycare on Wednesday morning, picking up a donation for the Battle of the Badges softball game as well as Police Survivial Kits (various types of candy) put together by the kids at the daycare center.
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Sign of the Season...

Posted: Friday, Aug 19th, 2016
One sure way to know it's nearly time for the S.D. State Fair is when the display homes show up at their 3rd Street home. This home, built by Superior Homes in Madison, will be open for touring during this year's State Fair, which begins on Sept, 1.
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Text2know launches in Beadle County

Posted: Thursday, Aug 18th, 2016
HURON -- A new way to stay ‘in the know' begins today in Beadle County.
It's called text2know and it is an new information service from the 211 Helpline Center.
"In this busy world, it's nice to have a little help keeping track of everything your community has to offer," said Betsy Schuster, the Helpline Center Vice President of Program
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County wrestles with new employee wage questions

Posted: Thursday, Aug 18th, 2016
HURON, Beadle County commissioners have asked county department heads to come up with recommended guidelines as to appropriate starting hourly wages for new workers and how soon they should get raises.
"I would like to see some consistency among the departments," board chairman Rick Benson said Tuesday.
Commissioners met with a dozen department heads for about 45 minutes before asking
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Growing a community - one family at a time: From the U.S. Dept. of Agriculture

Posted: Thursday, Aug 18th, 2016
HURON -- There are stark differences between Huron and the Thailand Refugee Camp where the Maung family began their journey. There are cultural differences, language barriers, and vast contrasts between the way people live and work in these two pinpoints on opposite sides of the globe. The Maung family journeyed from Thailand and has been welcomed into Huron. They are
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Splashing through the summer

Posted: Wednesday, Aug 17th, 2016
Children of all ages enjoyed the Splash Central Waterpark Sunday afternoon. The waterpark will be open from noon to 8 p.m. through Aug. 21, when it will close for four days, reopening from noon to 8 p.m. Aug. 27, and from noon to 6 p.m. on its final day, Aug. 28. A Four Paws Pool Party is planned for pets
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Dakota Provisions to add 250 more jobs by 2017

Posted: Wednesday, Aug 17th, 2016
HURON -- Dakota Provisions will expand its ready-to-eat division and add 250 more jobs to its workforce by the end of 2017, the president and chief executive officer of Greater Huron Development Corporation said Monday.
In his semi-annual report to the City Commission, Jim Borszich said the company decided to expand off-site of its facility east of Huron in the
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Hitchcock man heads to Louisiana

Posted: Wednesday, Aug 17th, 2016
HITCHCOCK -- Rex Tollefson of Hitchcock is heading south as the American Red Cross continues to help at least 4,700 people in dozens of emergency shelters in Louisiana after unprecedented flooding has left 15 rivers in record flood stage.
Tollefson has been a disaster volunteer for three years, and this will be his second deployment this summer. He also assisted
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Shop Local Saturday winner named: Next Shop Local Saturday is Sept. 3

Posted: Wednesday, Aug 17th, 2016
HURON -- Shop Local Saturday is a promotion of the Huron Chamber & Visitors Bureau to encourage residents to do their shopping locally before looking online or going out of town. The promotion began the first Saturday in August and will continue each first Saturday of the month going forward.
Shopping local strengthens the economic base of the community,
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Small fire at Lincoln Auto

Posted: Wednesday, Aug 17th, 2016
HURON -- Four salvage vehicles and a small area of grass burned in a fire of undetermined origin in northeast Huron Sunday afternoon.
Firefighters were called to the Lincoln Auto storage yard near Ravine Lake just before 6 p.m.
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Putting beliefs into action at the 2016 BelieveFest

Posted: Monday, Aug 15th, 2016
Hundreds of parents and students lined the sidewalks outside the Madison 2-3 Learning Center Saturday morning, as volunteers for BelieveFest prepared to help dole out thousands of dollars of free school supplies, which were purchased and donated specifically for this purpose.
Once indoors, volunteers were available with school supply lists for each class, to assist those seeking school supplies.
School
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Walking for a cure ...

Posted: Monday, Aug 15th, 2016
Countryside Dental of Huron hosted a benefit event at Memorial Park on Saturday morning. Participants completed up to a 3.3-mile walk around the park and Ravine Lake, with other activities for kids, followed by a barbecue. The event was a benefit for children born with epidermolysis bullosa (EB). Children born with this condition are often called "Butterfly Children," as their
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Bublitz returns to Huron to record comedy album

Posted: Monday, Aug 15th, 2016
Life is funny, particularly when it is seen through the comedic eye of Dan Bublitz, Jr.
Bublitz, who hosts regular comedy shows at the Elks' 444 Bar and Grille in Huron, is coming home to record his upcoming Aug. 19 show at the bar, for his second comedy album.
Tickets for the 9 p.m. show are limited and may
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Severe storm causes damage throughout city

Posted: Monday, Aug 15th, 2016
HURON -- A severe thunderstorm that passed through Huron Thursday morning caused numerous downed branches and some large trees to split.
According to the National Weather Service in Sioux Falls, a 71-mile-per-hour wind gust was recorded at the Huron Weather Station.
That gust was recorded at 4:49 a.m. Thursday morning, according to a NWS spokesman.
Officially, rainfall was measured
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Thursday Family Night in Campbell Park

Posted: Monday, Aug 15th, 2016
The With Horn family Native American dancers were the entertainment on Thursday's Family Night at Campbell Park.
First, Abby With Horn dances while wearing a traditional Lakota ‘Jingle' dress.
Next, her mother, Kella, dances in a deerskin costume that was handmade, while Scott With Horn plays the drum and sings. Kella's costume features a red, white and blue color pallette,
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Air service, postal facility and other concerns expressed to Rep. Noem

Posted: Monday, Aug 15th, 2016
HURON, While Huron is seeing growth and expecting more in the future, there are challenges in the areas of health care, agriculture, lending, the local workforce and air service, Rep. Kristi Noem, R-S.D., learned Thursday.
In an informal session with about a dozen community leaders representing different sectors, she was briefed on problems the city faces that she said her
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