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Flamingo fundraiser nets $2,015

Posted: Friday, Nov 21st, 2014
The Flamingo Fundraiser sponsored by Our Savior's Lutheran Church youth raised $2,015 -- greatly exceeding their goal, which was $600. All of the money raised will go to the Salvation Army for the Angel Tree.
The children are presenting a certificate of the amount raised to Salvation Army Board Member Clarence Mulder.  Front row, from left, are Jake
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Sprint cars at DSFS: World of Outlaws STP Series on track for ’15

Posted: Thursday, Nov 20th, 2014
HURON -- Sprint cars are returning to Dakota State Fair Speedway in big fashion during the 2015 racing season.
The World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series will make its inaugural trip to the Huron track for a June 20 event.
"I've always wanted to have a World of Outlaws event, but their schedule never quite worked out when we
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Stranded? Do this:

Posted: Thursday, Nov 20th, 2014
(AP) -- Heavy snow has stranded many motorists on a western New York highway. Some tips on what to do if you find yourself stuck in the snow:
• Pull off the highway and make yourself visible to rescuers. Turn on hazard lights and tie a bright cloth to your antenna or door handle.
• Call 911 from your cellphone,
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Robin Hood to make appearance Saturday: Missoula Children’s Theatre to produce play for Saturday performances

Posted: Wednesday, Nov 19th, 2014
HURON -- Like the play they are producing, the Missoula Children's Theatre has swooped into Huron to capture the imaginations of Huron Middle School students.
The Missoula Children's Theatre (MCT), the nation's largest touring children's theatre, has been touring extensively for more than 40 years now from Montana to Japan, and will visit nearly 1,200 communities this year with up to
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HCVB announces Shop Huron and Win promotion at city commission

Posted: Wednesday, Nov 19th, 2014
HURON -- A Shop Huron & Win promotion in which lucky shoppers will take home weekly prizes of $100 and grand prizes of either $1,000 or $25,000 in Huron bucks gets under way the day before Thanksgiving.
For every $25 shoppers spend on goods and services in Huron between Nov. 26 and Dec. 31, they will be entered to win.
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Mastering education: Nordby Family Foundation gives grants to HCC master’s program

Posted: Monday, Nov 17th, 2014
HURON -- A $24,000 grant to benefit advanced teacher education in the Huron area has been announced by the Nordby Family Foundation.
"This grant to the Huron University Foundation is helping to bring a Master's of Education program to Huron Community Campus," said Earl Nordby, president of the Nordby Family Foundation and a retired Huron business owner and philanthropist.
"The
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No where to go in the snow

Posted: Monday, Nov 17th, 2014
This truck got stuck on Wisconsin Avenue between Third and Fourth Street southwest. City and state crews were out trying to keep up with the snowfall throughout the day. A snow alert is in effect (see top of the page.)
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Runaway laughs

Posted: Monday, Nov 17th, 2014
Cast from the Huron Area Community Theatre production of "Run For Your Wife" perform during Friday evening's performance. The play which centers on a London cab driver living two different lives with two different wives gets complicated when he is mugged and taken to the hospital. It opened last weekend at the Huron Fine Arts Center.
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Supporting the teams

Posted: Saturday, Nov 15th, 2014
Young fans watch the Woonsocket-Wessington Springs-Sanborn Central game against Gregory Thursday afternoon in the Class 9AA championship game in the Dakota Dome at Vermillion.
Next, members of the Wolsey-Wessington Warbirds cheerleading team lead the crowd in a cheer.
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Thune: GOP-led Senate will look for common ground

Posted: Saturday, Nov 15th, 2014
HURON -- Re-elected by his colleagues to chair the Senate Republican Conference and head the effort to spread the GOP message, Sen. John Thune, R-S.D., said Thursday that congressional observers will see a change in the legislative process.
"We're going to try and move some bills," he said in a conference call with reporters after the long break for the
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Authorities fear worst in missing woman case

Posted: Saturday, Nov 15th, 2014
WOONSOCKET (AP) -- Investigators say they suspect foul play in the disappearance of a Woonsocket woman who has now been missing for a year.
Sanborn County Sheriff Tom Fridley tells The Daily Republic newspaper that neither he nor the family of Rachel Cyriacks think she will be found alive.
Cyriacks was last seen on the morning of Nov. 13,
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Meyer promoted to chief of police

Posted: Friday, Nov 14th, 2014
HURON -- The city has returned to its practice of promoting from within police department ranks as it has named Denny Meyer as Huron's next police chief.
"We have come to a choice and I think we've come to a good choice," Mayor Paul Aylward said at a Wednesday morning news conference.
Meyer, a veteran police officer who has been
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Residents asked to move cars for plows

Posted: Friday, Nov 14th, 2014
HURON -- While a snow alert has not been issued, the city is asking residents to move their vehicles off residential streets so the plows can clean them.
Plow operators will clear the north-south streets from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. today and the east-west streets from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday.
The city has finished plowing the downtown
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Taking time to honor and remember: HHS plays host to Veterans Day 2014 program

Posted: Thursday, Nov 13th, 2014
HURON -- While their fellow Americans can never repay the country's veterans for their military service, attending annual programs to honor them is a start, Vietnam veteran Russel Dramstad of Huron said Tuesday.
"This elite group of individuals has ensured that you and I are able to live our daily lives free of tyranny and fear," he said at Huron's
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Red Cross offers winter safety tips

Posted: Thursday, Nov 13th, 2014
SIOUX FALLS -- Frigid air is predicted for many parts of South Dakota and the American Red Cross has steps people can take to stay safe during this hazardous weather.
"We are moving into the time of the year with snow falling and temperatures dropping rapidly," said Executive Director, Tony Burke. "We encourage everyone to be safe while prepping for
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Ready or not, here it comes! Rockies, Upper Midwest get blast of wintry weather

Posted: Wednesday, Nov 12th, 2014
PIERRE (AP) -- A blast of wintry weather blew into parts of the Rockies and Upper Midwest on Monday, bringing a foot of snow in some areas, along with plunging temperatures. The cold weather is expected to eventually blanket the central U.S. from the Rockies to the Great Lakes region.
The frigid air was pushed in by a powerful storm
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Ringneck Festival first place winners

Posted: Wednesday, Nov 12th, 2014
The Razorbacks team from Arkansas took home the 2014 Ringneck Festival title on Saturday night. The team, which included Wendell Holmes, Dale Willroth, Robert Willroth, Mike Knittig, Jerry Phillips and Lalen Parks, had the winning total of 18 birds harvested with three shells remaining. They hunted on land owned by John and Elizabeth Brooks, Craig Brueske Construction of Woonsocket, with
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Ringneck Festival Hall of Fame

Modified: Wednesday, Nov 12th, 2014
The Pinnacle Ground Pounders team and Steve Besch were inducted into the Ringneck Festival Hall of Fame on Saturday during the event's award banquet at the Huron Events Center. The Pinnacle Ground Pounders have hunted in the event each year since its inception 17 years ago. Team members from left are Marty Moeding, Bill Smith, Johnny Richman, Brett Pearson, Mike
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City to retain odd-even system for snow removal

Posted: Wednesday, Nov 12th, 2014
HURON -- A proposal last week to eliminate the system of alternate days when vehicles must be off the streets so they can be cleared by the plows was killed on Monday when a majority on the City Commission voted against second and final reading of the ordinance change.
While no one from the public attended the hearing, a few
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One bird decides Ringneck Festival winner

Posted: Monday, Nov 10th, 2014
Team "Kate" work a field owned by Ron and Roger Rounds of Iroquois during the 2014 Ringneck Festival held Saturday in and around Huron. Members of the team are Chuck Schuelke of Willow Lake, Pete Schuelke of Ringsted, Iowa, Tim Tesch of Watertown, David Bleeker of Watertown, Eric Zens of Redfield and Armon Zens of Redfield. The winning team of
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SDSMA supports Medicaid expansion to help thousands: Group’s president says ‘How can we sit by?’

Posted: Monday, Nov 10th, 2014
HURON -- South Dakota should join the other states that have expanded Medicaid because it would greatly improve health care access to thousands of the working poor, the president of the South Dakota State Medical Association said.
Dr. Mary Milroy, a board-certified surgeon in Yankton, became the 133rd president of the association in May.
Since then, she has been
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NWE urges caution as cold, snow approach

Posted: Monday, Nov 10th, 2014
HURON -- Forecasters are warning of significant winter weather arriving in South Dakota and Nebraska in coming days, bringing with it snow, cold temperatures and possible strong winds.
The weather has the potential to affect much of South Dakota and Nebraska and NorthWestern Energy is reminding customers of important safety measures.
Such events always increase the possibility of power
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Don’t walk , run to see ‘Run for your Wife’

Posted: Monday, Nov 10th, 2014
The Huron Area Community Theatre opened its latest production Friday to a near capacity crowd. The play, "Run for your Wife," will be performed today at 2 p.m. and again next weekend at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday with another matinee at 2 p.m. Nov. 16.
"Run for your Wife" is a rolicking, hilarious British farce written by Ray Cooney
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Miller Veterans Day Program to feature native Marine vet

Posted: Monday, Nov 10th, 2014
Miller -- The Miller Veterans Day Program will be held at 10 a.m., Tuesday, Nov. 11, in the Miller Armory Auditorium.
The theme of this year's program is the meaning of the folds of the flag and flag etiquette.
The emcee for the program will be Dan Kelley, formerly of Miller, son-in-law of Homer and Linda Creager. Kelley is veteran
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Bringing in the birds

Posted: Monday, Nov 10th, 2014
Brett Pearson of Huron holds a rooster he harvested during the Bird Dog Challenge on Friday for Mini, a dog owned by Gail Styer, to check out.
Next, Johnny Richman of Huron pulls up on a pheasant during the Bird Dog Challenge Friday north of Huron on land owned by Scott and Rebecca Rink.
The Bird Dog Challenge,
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Trussbilt, American Steel Products merge: Trussbilt/American to become big player in detention equipment

Posted: Saturday, Nov 8th, 2014
SWAINSBORO, Ga. -- Kenneth M. Feldman, President and CEO of Coastal Detention Holdings, LLC, of Swainsboro, Georgia, has announced the purchase of Trussbilt, LLC, the premier detention equipment manufacturer in North America, from Sentinel Capital Partners, LLC.
Subsequent to the purchase, Mr. Feldman will merge his own detention equipment manufacturing company, American Steel Products, under the Coastal Detention Holdings,
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Bird Dog Challenge under way north of Huron

Posted: Saturday, Nov 8th, 2014
Jimmy Stahl takes aim at a pheasant during the opening day of the 2014 Bird Dog Challenge as his partner Brad Hahn looks on. The event is part of the Ringneck Festival which began Thursday and runs through Saturday evening.
Next, Hahn (left), their scorer (center) and Stahl watch as a pheasant is flushed from cover. The Challenge continues today
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