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All-Stars face Watertown to close regular season

Posted: Wednesday, Mar 4th, 2015
HURON -- Watertown scored three goals in less than two minutes in the opening period en route to an 8-3 victory against the Huron All-Stars in the regular season finale at Bergman Arena.
Bubba Spiering and Patrick Merigan each had two goals for the Lakers, who tallied four goals in the second period. Also scoring goals for Watertown were Spencer
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City proposes plan to spur development at South Town lots

Posted: Wednesday, Mar 4th, 2015
HURON -- Residential lots for single-family homes on up to apartment complexes in the South Town Addition would be part of the city's latest redevelopment neighborhood in a proposal given initial approval on Monday.
City commissioners are scheduled to give second reading to the ordinance next week.
An auction for city-owned properties in the area south of Coborn's is set
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Time for some fine wine

Posted: Monday, Mar 2nd, 2015
Todd Manolis (far right), Gus Marcus (back, center) and Erald Johnson (standing next to Manolis) hosted the Manolis Grocery 2015 Heartland Wine Fest on Saturday at the Crossroads Hotel and Convention Center. Posing with them are some of the attendees of the event which featured more than 50 wines from around the world that were available for tasting during the
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Huron Polar Plunge set Saturday

Posted: Monday, Mar 2nd, 2015
HURON -- The fifth annual Huron Polar Plunge will be held Saturday at Ravine Lake public beach.
Registration will begin at 11 a.m. at Big D's Timeout, with the plunge kicking off at 1 p.m.
Polar Plunges offer participants a unique opportunity to raise money for Special Olympics South Dakota.
They are asked to raise a minimum of $100 in
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Class A wrestling tourney

Posted: Monday, Mar 2nd, 2015
Wrestlers from the Class A State Tournament stand on the mats during opening ceremonies Friday in Sioux Falls. The tournament continues today. See the Sports Section for more.
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Robish unopposed in City Commission re-election bid

Posted: Monday, Mar 2nd, 2015
HURON, City Commissioner Mark Robish has announced he is seeking a third term on the board in the April election. He is unopposed.
He served two three-year terms and will now serve a four-year term.
"I can honestly say I have enjoyed the time that I have been given to serve on the commission," Robish said.
"I was very fortunate
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Three vie for two School Board seats

Posted: Monday, Mar 2nd, 2015
HURON -- Three candidates -- including two incumbents and a challenger -- are seeking two seats on the Huron Board of Education in the April election.
However, voters will not be deciding a City Commission race for one seat as the only candidate is the incumbent.
For school board, incumbent Tim Van Berkum is seeking a third term and incumbent
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S.D. delegation: VA has made no decision on Hot Springs facility: VA secretary urged to visit hospital, meet with veterans

Posted: Saturday, Feb 28th, 2015
HURON -- A decision on the future of the Veterans Affairs medical center in Hot Springs is yet to be made, members of South Dakota's congressional delegation have been assured by the VA secretary.
Sen. Mike Rounds, Sen. John Thune and Rep. Kristi Noem met with Robert McDonald on Wednesday.
"He told us at that meeting that no decision on
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Huron holds on to win at Pierre, 58-56

Posted: Friday, Feb 27th, 2015
PIERRE -- Huron out-Pierre"d" Pierre.
Head coach Tim Buddenhagen doesn't like playing a frenetic, up-tempo game, the exact style Pierre T.F. Riggs thrives on.
However, Buddenhagen saw it work well Tuesday and used it to his team's advantage in the Tigers' 58-56 victory in Pierre. Huron pulled away in small spurts, a six-point run here, an 8-2 push there, during
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Thune: Keystone pipeline not yet dead in the water: Proponents fighting on despite Obama veto

Posted: Friday, Feb 27th, 2015
HURON -- While he acknowledges he is a realist and that overriding a presidential veto on the Keystone XL pipeline would be difficult, Sen. John Thune, R-S.D., says project proponents have other options.
"Looking at the facts, I realize it's going to be a very heavy lift to get this done when you have an administration that is dug in,"
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Soda pop robber incompetent to stand trial

Posted: Friday, Feb 27th, 2015
HURON (AP) -- A Lane man accused of stealing soda pop from a Huron convenience store at gunpoint last June has been declared incompetent to stand trial.
Prosecutor Dan Nelson tells KOKK radio that a Sioux Falls psychiatrist who examined Martin Moeller determined that he suffered from several mental health disorders that were treatable.
Defense attorney Arron Plicher asked Judge
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Filling it in

Posted: Thursday, Feb 26th, 2015
City workers started work on the demolition of the Huron Municipal Pool Tuesday, which has not been in use since the building of the Splash Central Waterpark. The pool will be filled in with dirt and since the site is in a flood plain will likely be used as parking for Ravine Lake, Memorial Golf Course, Memorial Park, Klock Field
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Rootin’ for Iroquois Lady Chiefs!

Posted: Wednesday, Feb 25th, 2015
Parents and other supporters of the Iroquois Lady Chiefs don bright orange jerseys and shirts along with hats in the stands to give the team a boost at the District 6B opening round game Monday at Huron Arena. The games continue today and Thursday. See the Sports section for more information.
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City hears report on 2015 S.D. State Fair

Posted: Wednesday, Feb 25th, 2015
HURON -- With a 15 percent increase in attendance at the State Fair last September, officials are working to make the 2015 fair even better.
"It was a great fair and that seems to be the trend," incoming State Fair Manager Peggy Besch said in a report to the City Commission on Monday.
Besch, formerly chief executive officer of the
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School Board approves 2015-16 calendar

Posted: Wednesday, Feb 25th, 2015
HURON -- The Huron School Board approved the 2015-16 school calendar during Monday nights board meeting held in the Instructional Planning Center of Huron Arena.
While there had been some discussion about making suggestions to the calendar committee to reconsider one item or another about the proposed calendar, in the end they stuck with what they first submitted and the
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State title on the line at Bergman

Posted: Monday, Feb 23rd, 2015
The South Dakota Amateur Hockey Association is hosting the Pee Wee "A" division tournament this weekend in Huron at Bergman Arena.
Pictured first are the teams lined up for the national anthem during the opening ceremonies Saturday.
Next, the Sioux Falls Flyers accept the regular season championship trophy as emcee Demi Moon makes the announcement.
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‘Going Red’ for healthier heart care

Posted: Monday, Feb 23rd, 2015
HURON -- The women who attended this year's Go Red for Women event were in for a big surprise. Not only was there a change of venue, going from the Community Campus Center to the Huron Event Center, but there was a complete change in presentation.
In previous years, attendees went from table to table trying different healthier-for-you food samples, picking
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Huron woman killed in crash

Posted: Monday, Feb 23rd, 2015
BLUNT -- A Huron woman died in a three-vehicle crash at the intersection of Highway 14 and Highway 83 Friday evening near Blunt, authorities said.
Marcella G. Larsen, 79, was a passenger in a 2004 Chevy Tahoe driven by Todd William Larsen, 52, of Huron, that collided nearly head-on with a 2007 Subaru Tribeca driven by Alexandra Grace Farber, 17,
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Pee Wee A state tourney under way in Huron

Posted: Monday, Feb 23rd, 2015
HURON -- Top-seeded Sioux Falls East received a bye for the opening round of the Pee Wee A State Hockey Tournament, which began Friday at Bergman Arena.
Sioux Falls East will face fourth-seeded Brookings at 4:30 p.m. today in the semfinals.
Brookings earned its spot in the semifinals with a 7-1 victory against fifth-seeded Rushmore.
Kullan Diakawa recorded a
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Go Red ... Taste for your Heart

Posted: Saturday, Feb 21st, 2015
Denise Brock, left, stands with Celebrity Cooks Karl Blessinger and Rhonda Kludt during the Go Red ... Taste for your Heart held Thursday.
In the next photo, Millie Ulvestad speaks with Sarah Olson, business development coordinator for Sanford Health, at the Mega Heart display. The event was hosted by Huron Regional Medical Center to help women learn how to
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S.D. Progress seeks Dem candidates for local offices: New group in early stages of formation

Modified: Saturday, Feb 21st, 2015
HURON -- An organization formed in November is in the early stages of implementing a mission of electing more Democrats to local offices and the state Legislature.
Katrina Wilke of Rapid City, chair of the group, said its sole focus is on the local level, with the hope of developing candidates who can be more competitive down the road in
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Tonic Sol-Fa entertains crowd

Modified: Saturday, Feb 21st, 2015
Tonic Sol-Fa, the Emmy Award winning a capella quartet, presented a concert Thursday at Huron High School Auditorium. One member of the group was unable to attend, but the show went on with the other three.
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Greschke inducted into ‘Living Legends of Aviation’

Posted: Saturday, Feb 21st, 2015
BY PLAINSMAN STAFF
HURON -- Huron native David Greschke, a retired Air Force fighter pilot and research engineer, has been inducted into the "Living Legends of Aviation."
Greschke, of Flagstaff, Ariz., was presented the Living Legends of Aviation medallion by actor John Travolta, the Living Legends of Aviation ambassador to aviation, last month.
The Living Legends of Aviation is an
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South Dakota Farmers Union Celebrates Schaunaman Farm Family

Posted: Friday, Feb 20th, 2015
Celebrating a century of service to South Dakota's farm and ranch families, throughout 2015, South Dakota Farmers Union will highlight a South Dakota farm or ranch family each month. In February, South Dakota Farmers Union features the Schaunaman family who farms near Aberdeen.

Celebrating a century of service to South Dakota's farm and ranch families, throughout 2015, South Dakota
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No. 2 Aberdeen Central defeats Tigers

Posted: Thursday, Feb 19th, 2015
HURON -- Second-ranked Aberdeen Central withstood a Huron rally to record a regular-season sweep against the Tigers with a 69-59 victory on Tuesday at Huron Arena.
"We were couragous enough to come back, but coming back and getting the lead are two different things," Huron coach said. "Aberdeen is No. 2 in the state for a reason, they played
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Legislative coffee set for Saturday

Posted: Thursday, Feb 19th, 2015
HURON -- The second of three legislative coffees with District 22 lawmakers begins at 9 a.m. Saturday at City Hall.
Sen. Jim White, R-Huron; and Reps. Peggy Gibson, D-Huron; and Dick Werner, R-Huron, have been invited to update constituents with happenings in the Legislature and answer questions.
The final forum of the session is scheduled for March 7.
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