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Preparing the way for Easter

Modified: Friday, Apr 18th, 2014
The entrance to the Passover Room (first photo) and The Garden of Gethsemane (second [photoPreparing the way for Easter) have been set up at First United Methodist Church as part of "Journey to the Cross." a walk-through event planned today and Friday from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the church, 2660 Dakota Ave. S.W.
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State Fair 4-H exhibit hall receives $1M donation: Earl Nordby makes donation to the project

Posted: Thursday, Apr 17th, 2014
HURON, An ongoing capital campaign to build a new 4-H exhibit hall on the state fairgrounds moved closer to its $4 million goal with the announcement that long-time Huron philanthropist Earl Nordby has given a gift of $1 million.
The 47,000-square-foot building is to be known as the Nordby Exhibit Hall for 4-H, Youth and Community.
His gift was given
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Noethlich to run for House Dist. 2

Posted: Thursday, Apr 17th, 2014
DOLAND -- Natasha Noethlich has announced her candidacy for the state House representing District 2.
She is running on the Democratic ticket.
She earned a degree in office systems technology at Lake Area Technical Institute and worked as business manager at the Clark Nursing Home and Hovde's Physical Therapy Clinic.
Noethlich grew up as an "Army brat" and was more
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Presenting the flag

Posted: Wednesday, Apr 16th, 2014
Members of the 40 & 8, which is an honor society of American Legion war veterans, presented American flags to all first-graders Monday at Madison Elementary School.
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Rhoden seeking GOP Senate nod; says Obama policies assault on U.S. way of life

Posted: Wednesday, Apr 16th, 2014
HURON -- One of five Republicans seeking the party's nomination for U.S. Senate in the June primary says he would work to undo administration policies that have placed the country in the biggest peril in its history.
State Sen. Larry Rhoden, R-Union Center, said he feels strongly that President Obama has declared an assault on America.
"I've vowed to make
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School Board approves changes to contract bid

Posted: Wednesday, Apr 16th, 2014
HURON -- Tellinghuisen Construction submitted the low bid on Madison Elementary when bids were opened on March 20.
After the bid opening, Tellinghuisen was notified of a bid clerical error by Williams Masonry, the masonry sub-contractor, in the amount of $180,100. The clerical error was discovered by the sub-contractor prior to the bid opening but Tellinghuisen was not notified until
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Florida man arrested for drug offenses

Posted: Wednesday, Apr 16th, 2014
HURON -- An armed Florida man is in custody and charged with a number of drug offenses after a brief foot pursuit Saturday afternoon, authorities said.
Lucas Frederick Blue of Bradenton, Fla., 24, also faces multiple felony warrants for drug trafficking and failing to appear at court appearances in Florida.
Sgt. Brandon Neitzert, public information officer, said Florida authorities confirmed
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Smith, Kludt to join City Commission on May 5

Posted: Wednesday, Apr 16th, 2014
HURON -- A canvass of last week's city election vote totals confirmed Bryan Smith's victory over DuWayne Pudwill by a margin of 594-319 for a four-year term on the City Commission.
No changes were made as a result of the canvass.
Doug Kludt was unopposed for a three-year term on the board. Smith and Kludt will take their oaths of
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A ‘classy’ night out on the town

Posted: Monday, Apr 14th, 2014
Huron High School held its 2014 Prom Saturday evening at Huron Arena. The couples were announced during the Grand March and then danced the night away.
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Highway Patrol graduates 8 new troopers

Posted: Monday, Apr 14th, 2014
PIERRE -- After more than eight months of training, eight recruits officially joined the ranks of the South Dakota Highway Patrol during a graduation ceremony in the Capitol Rotunda on Friday.
The eight new troopers, formally members of Class 54, completed basic law enforcement training, followed by the South Dakota Highway Patrol Recruit Academy. From early February until graduation day,
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Ready to dazzle at prom

Posted: Monday, Apr 14th, 2014
Huron High School students were busy Friday transforming the Huron Arena into a mecca of glitz and glitter for the HHS Junior-Senior Prom that will be held tonight.
The theme for this year's event is "A Touch of Class."
A post prom party will begin at midnight and end at 4 a.m. at the Huron Campus Center. All HHS students
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S.D. Lottery expects less income this year

Posted: Monday, Apr 14th, 2014
PIERRE (AP) -- The South Dakota Lottery is anticipating a slight decrease in revenue this year.
Lottery officials estimate $105.7 million in revenue for the fiscal year ending in June 2014. Last year revenue reached $107.5 million.
Lotto game sales are down 4.6 percent, reports Joe Willingham, director of sales for the lottery. He said sales are down for other
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Center of attention: De Smet comes together to broker ambitious $5M project

Posted: Saturday, Apr 12th, 2014
DE SMET, Years of dreaming of an event center, new athletic facilities and a community theater are being realized thanks to a groundswell of support that began with a generous gift from a local businessman.
"Almost the entire population of De Smet donated to the center, which I think is just phenomenal," said Rita Anderson, director of the De Smet
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Beadle County planning commission approves swine facility construction: After much discussion project gets green light in Liberty Township

Posted: Saturday, Apr 12th, 2014
HURON -- The County Planning Commission of Huron approved the conditional use application filed by the Westside Gilts Re, LLC of Pipestone, Minn., for a confined animal feeding program and to build a Class A Swine Facility in Liberty Township.
The county was prepared to hear a presentation by the company as well as hear input from concerned citizens.
However,
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Free baseballs at HCF pro baseball game in Huron

Posted: Saturday, Apr 12th, 2014
HURON -- The first 300 kids ages 12 and under will receive a free regulation size and weight baseball at the Huron Community Foundation's professional baseball game on Friday, May 9. 
The baseballs, courtesy of American Bank & Trust, are only one of the highlights of the 10th annual fundraiser featuring the Sioux Falls Canaries playing the Sioux City Explorers
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Huron natives to be inducted into S.D. Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

Posted: Saturday, Apr 12th, 2014
HURON -- Two Huron natives are being inducted into the South Dakota Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Saturday in Sioux Falls.
Cheryl Ladd is being inducted in the band category. She first got involved performing with a local Huron band as a teenager.
She may be best known as an actress, but in 1978 had a national hit record,
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Boy on bike struck by vehicle at Ninth and Dakota

Posted: Friday, Apr 11th, 2014
HURON -- An eight-year-old boy riding a bicycle was struck by a vehicle at about 7 p.m. Tuesday, police said.
Public Information Officer Sarah Bowen said the driver of the vehicle was turning south on to Dakota Avenue South from Ninth Street when the accident occurred.
The boy was transported by ambulance to the Huron Regional Medical Center with what
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School Board looks at contractor concerns

Posted: Friday, Apr 11th, 2014
HURON -- The Huron School Board met for an unplanned meeting on Wednesday at noon in the Instructional Planning Center located on the second floor Huron Arena.
The board then moved to go into executive session in compliance with South Dakota Codified Law 1-25-2  (3), which states a board can move into executive session to consult with legal counsel or
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Missing woman’s home vandalized, sheriff says

Posted: Friday, Apr 11th, 2014
WOONSOCKET (AP) -- Authorities in east-central South Dakota say the home of a missing woman has been vandalized.
News outlets report that the Sanborn County sheriff's office says vandals shattered a window, entered the home of 30-year-old Rachel Cyriacks, and broke a table and a light fixture.
Sheriff Tom Fridley says nothing was taken. He says the vandals spray-painted "riverside
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Cavour man pleads not guilty in robbery case

Posted: Friday, Apr 11th, 2014
HURON (AP) -- One of two eastern South Dakota men accused of staging an armed robbery at a convenience store has pleaded not guilty.
KOKK-AM in Huron reports that 26-year-old Donnell Williams is facing charges of grand theft and commission of a felony with a firearm.
The prosecutor in Beadle County has said the investigation into the robbery found that
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County approves new Class A Swine Facility application

Posted: Friday, Apr 11th, 2014
HURON -- The Beadle County Planning Commission approved the West Side Gilts RE, LCC application to build a Class A Swine Facility. After a presentation by the company and input by the community, the commission added a stipulation to the project that trees surround the facility.
Due to deadline constraints, there will be more from this meeting and the commissions
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Kindernook Preschool plans spaghetti supper

Posted: Thursday, Apr 10th, 2014
Kindernook Preschool is preparing for its ninth annual Spaghetti Supper this Thursday from 5 to 7 p.m. at Grace Episcopal Church.
The menu will feature a fantastic meal of spaghetti, homemade sauce, French bread, coffee, milk, and homemade desserts.
Tickets for the meal are available now from all Kindernook families and from board members.
Plan on taking the night
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Doing their duty

Posted: Thursday, Apr 10th, 2014
Just less than 1,000 people voted Tuesday in the city election that had just one race contested. With no ballot issues and one city commission candidate and one school board candidate running unopposed most of Huron chose to stay home.
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Mr. HHS Pageant

Posted: Thursday, Apr 10th, 2014
Contestants in the Mr. HHS Pageant joined the school's mascot on stage during the casual physical fitness portion of the pageant. The event was a fundraiser for the Children's Miracle Network.
As part of the Pageant there was a talent portion where contestants showed their "talents." In the next photo, Tyler Kleinsasser wows the crowd with a magic trick.
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Smith joins Kludt as newest City Commissioners: Kerwin Haeder newest member of school Board

Posted: Thursday, Apr 10th, 2014
HURON -- With just 12 percent of eligible voters going to the poles, Bryan Smith was elected to a four-year term on the Huron City Commission on Tuesday.
Smith defeated DuWayne Pudwill by a margin of 594-319 votes.
The results were finalized about 45 minutes after the polls closed.
Smith and Doug Kludt, who was unopposed for a three-year term,
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Area players earn all-state honors: Wedel, Williams named to Class B’s first team; Ulvestad picked for second team

Posted: Wednesday, Apr 9th, 2014
HURON -- Three players from the 281 Conference were named to the Class B All-State Boys' Basketball team, which was released Monday by the South Dakota Basketball Coaches Association and the South Dakota Sportswriters Association.
Senior Nathan Wedel of James Valley Christian and junior Lorenzo Williams of Wolsey-Wessington were named to the first team, while senior Andrew Ulvestad of
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City recycling effort makes steady gains: More than 1,700 households now participating

Posted: Wednesday, Apr 9th, 2014
HURON -- The city's recycling program, now in its ninth month, is gaining momentum and is well on its way to a goal within the first three years of a 25 percent reduction in the waste stream heading to the Pierre landfill.
Solid Waste Superintendent Dale Fortin, in a power point presentation to the City Commission on Monday, said Huron
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‘Sound’ing salute to spring

Posted: Monday, Apr 7th, 2014
Members of We Found Sound Show Choir Company perform in both the photos. The company which started with 23 performers 10 years ago now totals a troupe of more than 200 children. They performed twice Saturday and will have two performances today at 2 and 5 p.m. at the Huron Arts Center.
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Bags, Baubles and Bears … Oh My! Fifth annual event raises funds for Jan Manolis Family Safe Center

Posted: Monday, Apr 7th, 2014
HURON -- The Jan Manolis Family Safe Center hosted the 5th Annual Bags, Baubles, and Bears Fundraiser at the Huron Event Center last Saturday night where roughly 140 guests attended in support of the non-profit organization which offers victims of domestic abuse a safe haven.
Businesses and community members of Huron donated over 120 items to the event for
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Pressler running for Senate seat he last held in 1996: This time he is trying to build momentum as an Independent

Posted: Monday, Apr 7th, 2014
HURON -- He's running his campaign on a shoe-string budget, with just one office opening in June. His wife, Harriet, is his driver.
He plans to hire only one staffer, relying instead on an army of volunteers across the state.
But Larry Pressler has set his sights on returning to the Senate, this time as an independent, determined to try
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Recycling program’s numbers showing growth

Posted: Monday, Apr 7th, 2014
HURON -- The city's recycl-ing program continues to grow, as March was the highest month of participation with the containers that are located throughout Huron.
Solid waste department officials said the recycling truck registered 85 percent participation, with an average weight of just under 13 pounds per container.
In March, there were 388 containers emptied every week with no violations.
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From calm to chaos

Posted: Monday, Apr 7th, 2014
Thousands of geese gather on the calm waters of Lake Byron, but soon (next photo) the area erupts with action as nearly all of them take flight.
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Lowe would push for expanding Medicaid and better teacher pay

Posted: Monday, Apr 7th, 2014
HURON -- As governor, Joe Lowe would make state government more transparent, make teacher pay more competitive and expand Medicaid.
The Democrat from Rapid City recently retired after a 36-year career with the fire service, the last 11 as director of the state Division of Wildland Fire Suppression.
A former mayor of Mission Viejo, a community of 100,000 people in
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Robert Spears to run for Third Judicial Circuit

Posted: Monday, Apr 7th, 2014
WATERTOWN, Robert L. Spears, a long-time trial attorney, has announced his candidacy for judge in the Third Judicial Circuit.
A native of Sioux Falls, he served in the Marine Corps and then earned a bachelor's degree and master's degree in public administration with special emphasis in health care from the University of South Dakota.
After a career with the Marian
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Catholic Diocese making big changes

Posted: Monday, Apr 7th, 2014
SIOUX FALLS (AP) -- The Roman Catholic Church plans to merge several parishes in eastern South Dakota and create a new parish on the south side of Sioux Falls due to a decline in priests and changes in population.
Twenty-three parish mergers will occur July 1. A tenth parish will be added in Sioux Falls to handle population growth. The
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