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Iroquois School celebrates holidays for homecoming ...

Posted: Friday, Sep 30th, 2016
Iroquois School is celebrating homecoming, and all week long they have celebrated "Holidays." Wednesday was Christmas, and staff and students gathered to show their creative costumes for the occasion. The homecoming parade will be at 2 p.m. Friday with a pep rally to follow on main street. A dance will end the evening on Friday. On Saturday at 11 a.m.
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Find it all at VFW Auxiliary Hobby Fair

Posted: Friday, Sep 30th, 2016
The annual VFW Auxiliary Hobby Fair will be held Saturday and Sunday in the Women's Building on the S.D. State Fairgrounds.
Among exhibitors will be Tara Testerman, who creates whimsical painted pumpkins.
The Hobby Fair will be open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday. Drawings for prizes will be held at
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Spirit of Dakota tea planned ...

Posted: Thursday, Sep 29th, 2016
Getting ready to host the 2016 Spirit of Dakota nominees and their guests for tea at the Rodney and Beckie Freeman home in the country are committee members, from left, Sarah Rubish, Beckie Freeman, Jane Meekins, Darcy Haber, Erica McNeil and Jenny Sorben.
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Wolsey-Wessington receives Monsanto grant

Posted: Thursday, Sep 29th, 2016
Wolsey-Wessington School superintendent James Cutshaw presents a $25,000 check to WW high school science teacher, Kim Borkowski, on behalf of the Monsanto Grow Rural Education Monsanto Fund. This grant project, called the "DNA Finger Printing and GMO (genetically modified organism) Engineering Project," will provide quality science equipment and rich experiences to junior high and high school students for this project year
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Winners announced in HRMC Foundation golf tournament

Posted: Wednesday, Sep 28th, 2016
HURON -- The 17th annual Humanitarian Golf Tournament, presented by the Huron Regional Medical Center (HRMC) Foundation, was held Sept. 10.
First place in the first flight was claimed by the Coborn's Pharmacy team of Garrett Speirs, Ken Lynch, Jeff Houge and Wade Berg. Finishing second was Carr Chiropractic Clinics (Jan Banghart, Dustin Banghart, Tracy Renner and Bud Snow) and
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Preparing for Fall Festival

Posted: Wednesday, Sep 28th, 2016
Members of the American Lutheran Church recently got together to begin making lefse for the Fall Festival to be held Tuesday, Oct. 11. The festival will include homemade lefse, krumkake and more. A bake sale will begin at 8 a.m., with rolls and coffee served from 8 to 10 a.m. Lunch will be served from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
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Huron Area Photo Club winners

Posted: Monday, Sep 26th, 2016
Winners for the Huron Area Photo Club's August contest titled "Wild Birds," were first place, Lorene Cavigielli for "Give a Hoot," and second place, Rose Husted for "Singing for my Supper." The next meeting will be Thursday at 7 p.m. at the former Extension center. The topic will be Street Stories and the program will be Interiors and Exteriors DVD.
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HRMC’s ‘We’ve Got You Covered’ program offers free mammograms

Posted: Monday, Sep 26th, 2016
HURON -- Huron Regional Medical Center is pleased to introduce We've Got You Covered a program to increase the number of women receiving regular mammograms through awareness activities and free mammograms.
According to the American Cancer Society, one in eight women will get breast cancer. More women in South Dakota are impacted by breast cancer than in the nation and
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Master Gardener Gold Star award

Posted: Monday, Sep 26th, 2016
Glenda Oakley of Huron, second from right, was presented the Gold Star award during the state Master Gardener workshop held recently in Spearfish. She received a gold badge to wear during the meetings to identify her. The Gold Star award is given to a Master Gardener who has contributed many hours to horticulture and gardening. Other women in the
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Get your popcorn here!

Modified: Monday, Sep 26th, 2016
Seventy-five Cub Scouts began the Cub Scout Popcorn Sales on Friday. Lonnie Schmidt, Cub Scout Master, who is also employed at James River Equipment, said the popcorn sales will continue through the end of October. Damon Schmidt is shown selling the first box of "unbelievable butter" popcorn to Mayor Paul Aylward at City Hall on Friday. Cub Scouts will be
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Huron Public Library opens ‘Capital Fight’ exhibit

Posted: Monday, Sep 26th, 2016
HURON -- "A Capital Fight: Choosing South Dakota's Capital City," a traveling exhibit from the South Dakota State Historical Society, will be at the Huron Public Library, Oct. 1-31.
Becoming South Dakota's capital city brought money, people and prestige to the winning town. Pierre, Huron, Mitchell, Sioux Falls and Watertown all entered the fray -- along with Wolsey and
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Iroquois homecoming royalty candidates

Posted: Friday, Sep 23rd, 2016
Candidates for Iroquois Homecoming Royalty are, back row, from left, Logean Hansen, Kenny Nelson and Jakop Marone; and in front, Tiffany Miller, Hannah Wehlander and Isis Insua. Coronation will kick off Homecoming week at IHS with the crowning of the king and queen following the Lady Chiefs volleyball game against Freeman on Monday, Sept. 26. All are welcome!  
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Parkston Our Home coordinator honored

Posted: Friday, Sep 23rd, 2016
HURON -- Jenise Pischel, program coordinator for the Our Home Inc. facility in Parkston, received the Outstanding Service Award at the fall conference of the South Dakota Corrections Association in Sturgis.
Pischel, who has been with Our Home Inc. for 12 years, was nominated for her ongoing participation in detailed training and in being an instructor on web training sessions
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Pumpkin recipe contest is part of upcoming Harvest Fest: Make Plans to Bring the Kids to Harvest Fest

Posted: Friday, Sep 23rd, 2016
HURON -- The Huron Young Professionals are proud to host the 2016 Harvest Fest sponsored by Iverson Auto of Huron on Saturday, Oct. 1, at the South Dakota State Fairgrounds.
Families can look forward to the following activities: a Pumpkin Patch, pumpkin painting, pumpkin slingshot, Needle in a Haystack, face painting, crafts, candy corn toss, Ghost Bowling, Dolly Parton Imagination
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VTMH celebrates Environmental Services Week

Posted: Friday, Sep 23rd, 2016
Residents and staff at Violet Tschetter Memorial Home celebrated Environmental Services Week on Sept. 16, honoring those working in laundry, housekeeping, and maintenance for all the great things they do to keep their home clean and beautiful.
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S.D. American Legion Auxiliary receives awards at National Convention: Local Auxiliary honored for ‘Most Outstanding Overall Americanism program’

Posted: Friday, Sep 23rd, 2016
Members of the American Legion Auxiliary gathered recently in Cincinnati, Ohio, for the 96th annual national convention of the world's largest patriotic organization. Throughout the year in their communities, members promote programs dedicated to patriotism and their commitment to serving our veterans. Units and chairmen, having submitted reports, are recognized at the convention. South Dakota
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SDFU Foundation awards $1,000 scholarship to Alyssa Stevens

Posted: Wednesday, Sep 21st, 2016
HURON -- Alyssa Stevens of Wessington has been awarded a $1,000 scholarship from the South Dakota Farmers Union Foundation's annual Insuring a Brighter Tomorrow scholarship program.
Alyssa was one of 25 recipients chosen from a large group of applicants to receive the scholarship to be used in her post-secondary education in South Dakota. The scholarship program is funded by
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Meet the 2016 Spirit of Dakota nominees

Posted: Tuesday, Sep 20th, 2016
The 2016 Spirit of Dakota Banquet is planned Saturday, Oct. 1, at the Huron Event Center.
Eight outstanding women from across the state have been nominated for the prestigious Spirit of Dakota title.
These women are just doing what is natural to them for the pleasure of being active community members. The nominators are to be thanked for letting these
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A Special fundraiser . . .

Posted: Tuesday, Sep 20th, 2016
On Aug. 27, Mark Simonds of Coborns organized a fundraiser for the two Huron Special Olympics teams -- The Adult Heartland Hunter Special Olympics team as well as the Huron Tigers school-aged Special Olympic team. It was hosted by the Elks, who graciously donated the space and time for the fundraiser.
There were several events at the fundraiser, as
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“Squeezebox” coming to Huron Event Center on Sept. 25

Posted: Tuesday, Sep 20th, 2016
HURON -- An award-winning musical duo will present a
special concert, beginning at 2:30 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 25, at the Huron Event Center. Admission is by free-will donation.
"Squeezebox," featuring Ted Lange and Mollie B, have been performing together for 11 years, winning over fans from coast-to-coast and all points between.
In the past year, Mollie B has
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United Way Heartland Region Month proclamation

Posted: Tuesday, Sep 20th, 2016
A United Way Heartland Region Month Proclamation was signed by Mayor Paul Aylward at a city commission meeting. From left are, Lisa Tschetter, Director of Huron Advocacy, UWHR board members Ralph Borkowski and Peggy Gibson, Mayor Aylward and Kim Krueger, Director Beadle County Humane Society. 
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You are appreciated . . .

Posted: Tuesday, Sep 20th, 2016
Jennifer Boomsma (second from right) was presented a gift of appreciation recently for her 30 years of service as a pianist to the Hitchcock United Methodist Church. Boomsma took piano lessons from Brenda Ruedebusch in Huron. She began her service to the Hitchcock UMC by playing for Sunday school and then became one of four pianists for the church. Jeffery
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2016 Huron Prairie Fest held Sept. 10

Posted: Tuesday, Sep 20th, 2016
HURON -- The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and Maga Ta-Hohpi Friends Group were proud to continue hosting the Huron Prairie Fest that was held Sept. 10 at Maga Ta-Hohpi Waterfowl Production Area. This year's Prairie Fest had a theme of Outdoor Recreation in South Dakota.
Activities ranged from casting a fishing rod, shooting a bow, navigating a compass
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Warbirds homecoming candidates...

Posted: Monday, Sep 19th, 2016
Wolsey-Wessington will celebrate its homecoming next week, when the King and Queen will be crowned at Coronation on Monday, Sept. 19, at 7:30 p.m. in the gym. Royalty candidates are front row, from left, Abbey Tschetter, Parker VanBuskirk, Jadyn McCready and Cheyenne Malikowski; and in back, Darian Ogunjemilusi, Caleb Brandt, Dylan Hines and Bennett White. Activities will continue throughout the
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Direct Support Professionals Week . . .

Posted: Monday, Sep 19th, 2016
Mayor Paul Aylward proclaimed the week of Sept. 11-17 as Direct Support Professionals Week, as they are an integral part of the long-term care system that serves people with intellectual, developmental and physical disabilities. Front row, from left, are DSP Kermittee Tchida, Marietta Buskohl, Shandra Zens and DSP Gina Griffith; and in back, DSP Lisa Tschetter, Coordinator Shauna Kemnitz, Coordinator
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Holy Trinity Classic Car Show

Posted: Monday, Sep 19th, 2016
The winner of the "Father's Choice" award during the Classic Car Show held recently was Dick Green of Huron, who is shown with Father Michael Schneider in the parking lot of Holy Trinity Catholic Church.
The car show was held as a fundraiser for Holy Trinity Catholic School.
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Hitchcock-Tulare FFA Chapter receives $10K grant for hydroponics-greenhouse project

Posted: Monday, Sep 19th, 2016
HURON -- The Hitchcock-Tulare FFA Chapter has received a $10,000 grant to put toward its hydroponics/greenhouse project. Farm Credit Services of America (FCSAmerica) made the contribution as part of its celebration of the Farm Credit centennial.
In the fall of 2016, the Hitchcock-Tulare school will move into a new building with a state of the art agriculture lab. With
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