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A merry Winter Festival Feaste

Modified: Wednesday, Dec 17th, 2014
The Huron musical department held their Winter Festival Feaste Sunday evening at the Huron Event Center. Attendees were treated to food and fine music preformed by various High School groups, including the Madrigals, prima chorale, the concert choir and the concert band.
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Dakota weather

Posted: Wednesday, Dec 17th, 2014
Huron police and a tow-truck respond to car that went off the road late Monday afternoon on Highway 37 Near the Runnings intersection.
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City commission approves ordinance allowing elections signs to go up earlier

Posted: Wednesday, Dec 17th, 2014
HURON -- Candidates and political parties will now be allowed to legally display campaign signs, banners and posters 75 days prior to each election after the City Commission adopted the ordinance change on Monday.
Previously, the signs were not allowed to be displayed until 60 days before the election.
They still must be removed within seven days after the election.
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Donika’s Shrine Hospital Project: 2015 will be big year for fundraising

Posted: Monday, Dec 15th, 2014
This time of year is all about giving. Donika Bjorke has been a generous soul all of her life. At the age of 5, she decided to help fellow Shrine Hospital patients by taking her extra crayons, color books and toys to the hospital on her visits to share with the other children. Now at age 15, Donika continues her
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The Bird Dogs get call from S.D. Rock ’n Roll Hall of Fame: Three Huron teens started band in 1962

Posted: Monday, Dec 15th, 2014
HURON -- Fifty years after three fresh-faced Huron teens emulated their rock ‘n roll heroes and sang and played for dance halls and clubs, the band they called The Bird Dogs is being inducted into the South Dakota Rock and Roll Music Association's Hall of Fame.
Front man and lead singer Terry Koch said he and Dennis Kuper and Lee
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Huron girls win season opener against Harrisburg

Posted: Monday, Dec 15th, 2014
HURON -- After leading by as many as 16 points in the opening half, the Huron girls' basketball team needed a pair of baskets in the final minute to earn a 44-41 victory against Harrisburg in the season opener for both teams on Friday at Huron Arena.
"It was a huge win for us," said Wade Stobbs, who is
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Johnson: ‘We have lost our way’

Posted: Saturday, Dec 13th, 2014
PIERRE (AP) -- Sen. Tim Johnson, the longest-serving Democratic federal officeholder in a Republican state, is leaving Congress with something most public servants don't receive in these partisan times: sincere praise from members of the other party.
South Dakota's senior senator said goodbye to his U.S. Senate colleagues Thursday in a speech in which he reiterated a call for bipartisanship
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Making the holidays brighter

Posted: Saturday, Dec 13th, 2014
Huron High School Boys' basketball team members spent early Friday evening shopping for toys at Lewis Drug for "Operation Toys," a project by Schoenhard Automotive Group and Big Jim 93.3 FM Radio to help Huron area children have a brighter Christmas. The toys are being collected today from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Schoenhard Ford at Second Street and Wisconsin
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Woodbury presented 2014 Glenn Shepard Pay It Forward award

Posted: Saturday, Dec 13th, 2014
HURON -- Erica Woodbury of Huron has been presented with the "2014 Glenn Shepard Pay It Forward" award in recognition of exemplary character and service to others.
"Generosity and kindness are common traits that Erica demonstrates on a daily basis; it just seems to come natural to her and is part of who she is," said Peggy Woolridge Besch, chief
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Vehicle hits parked car

Posted: Saturday, Dec 13th, 2014
A vehicle struck a parked car near the intersection of Ninth Street and Illinois Avenue Southwest late Thursday afternoon, pushing both vehicles onto the boulevard. A police car on the scene with its lights flashing is at left.
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Stone Church opens Santa Store

Posted: Friday, Dec 12th, 2014
The Santa Store at the Centennial Stone Church is now open for business.
The Santa Store offers a fun, safe place for children to shop for gifts for parents, siblings and other family members, as well as teachers, troop leaders, babysitters or neighbors, without mom or dad watching.
Kids are able to shop for Christmas presents with the help
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Thune: GOP majority still needs Dems to get things done

Posted: Friday, Dec 12th, 2014
HURON -- As he prepares to become South Dakota's senior senator, chair a committee and be in the Republican majority, Sen. John Thune is realistic about the job ahead.
It will still take 60 votes to get anything of consequence done, and there's always the threat of a presidential veto.
"The election didn't change the need to have Democrats in
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Tennis, anyone? Tennis Everyone committee shows off conceptual drawing

Modified: Thursday, Dec 11th, 2014
HURON -- The Tennis Everyone committee spent time Monday evening at both the Huron City Commission meeting as well as the Huron School Board where they unveiled a conceptual design that was given to Tennis Everyone by the United State's Tennis Association.
The plan is for 12 courts with three courts a piece surrounding a pavilion in the center. In
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Getting the crowd ready

Posted: Thursday, Dec 11th, 2014
The pep band at James Valley Christian School plays between games Tuesday night as the Vikings played Kimball-White Lake in the team's season opener.
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Do reindeer really know how to fly?

Posted: Wednesday, Dec 10th, 2014
Children gather around a pen in the Lewis Drug parking lot Sunday for a close look at Foxy and Snowflake, reindeer from Tip Top Camels & Reindeer Ranch owned by David and Carla Knecht of Bowdle.
Next, Davis McKinley of Huron and his sisters, Grace, center, and Anna, left, gather around Santa Claus, who was visiting children in the store
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District renews Arena contracts for year

Posted: Wednesday, Dec 10th, 2014
HURON -- The Huron School Board has renewed 10 of its 14 Arena sponsorships for the upcoming school year.
The district at a meeting earlier this fall decided to handle the contracting of the sponsorships on their own after exploring the idea of someone outside the district handling the contract.
According to the district's business manager, Kelly Christopherson, the district
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Commission hears preliminary proposal on new tennis courts

Posted: Wednesday, Dec 10th, 2014
HURON -- A group interested in pursuing construction of 12 tennis courts through a cooperative effort involving the school district and city is in the initial stages of sharing its ideas publicly.
While Huron has excellent tennis and other recreational facilities throughout the community, there is simply a need for more courts to keep pace with what's happening around the
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They found Christmas

Posted: Monday, Dec 8th, 2014
The We Found Sound Show Choir Company held their first two of four performances Saturday at the Huron Fine Arts Center. The program titled "A Thrill of Hope, a Weary World Rejoices," featured 18 musical selections.
The group is under the direction of Kristi Kattner and Katie Scheibe. The group will have the final two performances today at
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48 jobs projected lost if Dakota Central postal facility closes

Posted: Monday, Dec 8th, 2014
HURON, Closing and consolidating the Dakota Central Processing and Distribution Facility with the Sioux Falls operation next year will have a devastating economic impact on the Huron area with the loss of 48 middle-class postal jobs, findings in a report by the Fiscal Policy Institute show.
"The positive impact on the Sioux Falls area is not sufficient to prevent a
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North to Alaska: Hertel heads to new State Fair challenge in the last frontier

Posted: Monday, Dec 8th, 2014
HURON -- Jerome Hertel is fulfilling his dream and heading north to Alaska.
After nearly seven years as manager of the South Dakota State Fair, he will soon begin his new role as manager of the fair in Alaska.
"One thing I'm deeply grateful for is everything I've learned at the South Dakota State Fair," Hertel said in an interview.
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Sharing holiday joy with music

Posted: Saturday, Dec 6th, 2014
Holy Trinity's Choir of Angels perform during the final night of the 66th annual Salvation Army Christmas Basket Program Thursday at Huron High School Auditorium.
Next, members of the guitar group "Voila!" perform. A total of $42,302 was raised -- a record number of pledges over the four night event to help the Salvation Army provide Christmas food baskets and
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Domestic violence convictions rising with new program: 11 counties aided by Beadle deputy state’s attorney

Posted: Saturday, Dec 6th, 2014
HURON -- A Beadle County deputy state's attorney who has a unique role in assisting law enforcement officers in 11 counties with domestic violence cases says the conviction rate is rising as they realize there is someone they can call for help.
"The crimes were happening before; the people didn't know what to do," Kimberly Zachrison said Thursday at the
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Radke named S.D. Assistant Principal of the year

Posted: Saturday, Dec 6th, 2014
HURON -- Huron High School assistant principal Mike Radke was honored Thursday morning during an assembly of the student body in the HHS auditorium.
"I am beyond excited to stand up in front of you today as your principal to announce that Mr. Radke has been named the 2015 South Dakota Assistant Principal of the Year," said HHS principal
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HHS student council receives $25,000 for ‘Celebrate My Drive’

Posted: Saturday, Dec 6th, 2014
HURON -- Huron High School's student council is $25,000 richer after receiving a grant on Thursday morning during an all-school assembly for its participation in the 2014 State Farm Insurance Celebrate My Drive campaign.
It is the second year in a row that HHS has been among the 90 schools throughout the nation to receive a $25,000 grant.
"Celebrate My
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Woman dies in crash near Letcher

Posted: Saturday, Dec 6th, 2014
LETCHER -- A Letcher woman died in a two-vehicle crash on Highway 37 seven miles northeast of Letcher on Wednesday, authorities said.
The Highway Patrol said Shirley Jean Ruml, 83, was driving a 2006 Dodge Caravan and exiting a private driveway from the east and was attempting to cross the northbound lane and turn south.
A 2013 Ford F-150 driven
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Singing for Christmas Baskets

Modified: Friday, Dec 5th, 2014
Members of the First Presbyterian Church perform Wednesday night during the 66th annual Salvation Army Christmas Basket Program at Huron High School.
Next, the choir's director, Jan Reinschmidt Andol then played a solo on her saw.
And next, members of the Holy Trinity Catholic Church choir perform.
So far $30,889 has been raised for the Salvation Army. Tonight is the
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‘Shop Huron & Win’

Posted: Friday, Dec 5th, 2014
The Huron Chamber & Visitors Bureau announces that the Shop Huron & Win campaign is off to a great start! With only seven days into the promotion, more than $77,000 worth of receipts have been submitted. The first weekly drawing was held Wednesday at The Clothing Company, with Lisa Meyer of Huron winning $100 in Huron Bucks. Shown with her
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