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Huron native to hold book signing at State Fair: Author Ted Stamp to appear at Arts and Education Building Sept. 3

Posted: Tuesday, Aug 30th, 2016
Huron native Ted Stamp sustained a spinal cord injury just weeks after his 1993 high school graduation that left him a quadriplegic, paralyzed from the chest down.
His new book, "This Was Just the Way," released in August by Tate Publishing, is a candid reflection on life before and after disability, the mixed emotions of life in the hospital and
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Walk to End Alzheimer’s fundraiser planned

Posted: Tuesday, Aug 30th, 2016
Organizers of the upcoming Walk to End Alzheimer's are hoping the community will join them when they step out on Wednesday, Sept. 14, to raise funds and awareness of this devastating disease.
From 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sept. 14, walking tacos will be served for all participants at SunQuest Healthcare Center. At 2 p.m. those taking part in the
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Sturgis teen to share new children’s book at S.D. State Fair

Posted: Tuesday, Aug 30th, 2016
STURGIS -- Sturgis teen Danika Gordon, author of the newly released children's book "Great Faces From South Dakota: How Big Can A Kid Dream?," will be sharing her book with S.D. State Fair attendees on Sept. 3 and 4.
Gordon will be featured in the Arts and Education Building from 2 to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 3, and Sunday,
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HRMC donates AED units to new Nordby Exhibit Hall and the S.D. State Fairgrounds

Posted: Monday, Aug 29th, 2016
Peggy Besch, SDSF manager, receives one of two Automatic Defibrillator units donated by Huron Regional Medical Center for use in the new Nordby Exhibit Hall for 4-H, Youth and Community and the State Fair Grounds. Also pictured is Dr. Karl Blessinger, HRMC board chairman.
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Insuring a Brighter Tomorrow scholarships

Posted: Monday, Aug 29th, 2016
The South Dakota Farmers Union Foundation, in cooperation with Farmers Union Insurance Agency, have announced the recipients of the annual Insuring a Brighter Tomorrow scholarships.
Twenty-five high school seniors from across South Dakota will share $25,000 in scholarships to be used to further their education at a South Dakota post-secondary school. Over the past 10 years, the Foundation has awarded
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Newest United Way Pacesetter Company...

Posted: Monday, Aug 29th, 2016
The most recent UWHR Pacesetter company is Butler Cat Machinery.  The employees recently took part in a company wide raffle for the benefit of United Way.  Among the donated items raffled were a Terry Redlin print, Vikings tickets and a grill. From left, Rick Rozell and Crystal North with Butler Machinery Company.
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‘New Adventures in Story Time’ begins

Posted: Friday, Aug 26th, 2016
HURON -- Fall story time for children begins at the Huron Public Library September 14th for children aged 3 to 5 years old. The theme is "New Adventures in Story Time". Registration for the story times begins, Monday, August 29th during normal library hours or you may register online via the library's webpage. The kids will listen to
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It’s a Small World after all!

Posted: Thursday, Aug 25th, 2016
Molly Whitney, right, and Ximena Tello, both of Huron, were surprised to run into each other on a vacation to Disneyland in Anaheim, Calif.
Whitney's parents, Crystal and Spencer Whitney, said they were in line for the first ride on Aug. 11 when they realized the little girl behind them was their daughter's classmate at Madison Elementary.
"We, of course,
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‘Dignity’ monument to be unveiled in September

Posted: Wednesday, Aug 24th, 2016
SCENIC (AP) -- A 45-foot statue of a Native American woman receiving a star quilt is set to be unveiled next month.
KOTA-TV reports that the sculpture's ribbon cutting ceremony is set for Sept. 17 in Chamberlain.
The Norm and Eunabel McKie family of Rapid City donated $1 million to build the statue to help mark South Dakota's 125th anniversary
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SDSU Extension WEED Project at State Fair

Posted: Wednesday, Aug 24th, 2016
BROOKINGS -- For more than 50 years the SDSU Extension WEED Project has answered South Dakotans' questions during the State Fair in Huron. 2016 will be no different.
This year, the feature will be South Dakota Weed species.
"There is a lot of confusion on what weed species we have in the state and how we can control them," explained
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Support FFA members, provide corduroy jacket

Posted: Wednesday, Aug 24th, 2016
BATH -- The FFA corduroy jacket is more than part of official dress. To its owner, the FFA jacket is a physical reminder of the personal accomplishments achieved through the organization -- a symbol of commitment and dedication for all who wear the corduroy.
The jacket unifies members in a long-standing tradition and reminds them that they are
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Looking for Gingerbread Man at JVCS

Posted: Monday, Aug 22nd, 2016
Heather Brondsema continued a 21 year tradition with her kindergarten class at James Valley Christian School when volunteer parents helped form and decorate gingerbread men. The students watched the cookies go into the oven, but when it was time to take them out nothing was there! Instead, the gingerbread had left a note saying "You can't catch me. I've gone
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Huron ACT to present, ‘The Sounds of Autumn’: Auditions Aug. 22 and Aug. 25 for play written and directed by Mike Lyon

Modified: Monday, Aug 22nd, 2016
Huron ACT (Area Community Theater) will be holding auditions Monday, Aug. 22, and Thursday, Aug. 25, for "The Sounds of Autumn: A Story of Hope, Love and Faith," a play written and directed by Mike Lyon of Huron.
Auditions will be held from 6 to 7 p.m. each night at the Fine Arts Center.
This is the third play written
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Authors Among Us: Rosemary Dunn Moeller to be featured Aug. 29 at Huron Public Library

Posted: Monday, Aug 22nd, 2016
The Huron Public Library's Authors Among Us series will present Rosemary Dunn Moeller, Monday, Aug. 29, at 6:30 p.m. at the library.
Rosemary Dunn Moeller is the author of "Antarctic Suite Summertime," a memoir of the expedition she and her husband, Lester, (at right) went on. She has had stories and essays published in "Stories from the Farm
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Photo Club winners ...

Posted: Monday, Aug 22nd, 2016
The winners of the July Huron Area Photo Club contest titled "Fireworks" were first place Michelle Harmdierks for "Ravine Lake Heights Fireworks" and, in the next photo, second place Don Pageler for "Redfield 4th of July." The August meeting will be Thursday at 7 p.m. at the home of Bunny Gilbert, 38957 186th St., Hitchcock. The photo topic will
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Pride of Lake Byron ...

Posted: Monday, Aug 22nd, 2016
Visitors to Lanny and Cheri Olson's Lake Byron property are tantalized with many sensations.  First, 11 massive cement culverts placed on their ends stand on both sides of the entry gate. They are filled with pink spirea, purple barberry, yellow potentilla and red day lilies. Hiding between these flowers and bushes is a big green bullfrog looking as though it
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Local economic development organization receives grant

Posted: Saturday, Aug 20th, 2016
PIERRE -- The South Dakota Community Foundation (SDCF) selected the Beadle & Spink Enterprise Community (BASEC) to receive a $5,000 South Dakota Fund grant to assist in an initial phase of strategic positioning and planning. 
A consultant will help develop a new regional network of businesses and community leaders to help frame BASEC's strategic position and plans for the future.
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Sun, shade, fresh air, and watermelon...

Posted: Friday, Aug 19th, 2016
SunQuest Village residents enjoying a beautiful August day on the Gazebo eating watermelon and socializing.
A fun time was had by all.
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Plein Air Paintout held in De Smet

Posted: Friday, Aug 19th, 2016
The eighth annual Plein Air Paintout was held in De Smet Aug. 12 -14, with more than 60 artists registered. Julie Waldner of Iroquois received the Peoples Choice Award with her painting, "The Winds of Time." She also received the Harvey Dunn award.
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A Just Fabulous experience...

Posted: Friday, Aug 19th, 2016
Stephanie Ptak, owner of Just Fabulous Boutique, set up a mini-shop at Violet Tschetter Memorial Home on Aug. 15 to offer residents a fun, personalized, at-home shopping experience. Ptak began offering the "home shopping" experience to benefit those unable to enjoy traditional shopping.
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Chili Challenge, Pork Butt Battle at State Fair

Posted: Thursday, Aug 18th, 2016
HURON -- The South Dakota State Fair is seeking entries for the Jack's Campers Chili Challenge and the Pork Butt Battle, sponsored by Advanced Bio Energy and SD Pork Producers.
The Jack's Campers Chili Challenge takes place Friday, Sept. 2, at Horticulture Park. Cooking begins at 8 a.m. with the People's Choice Tasting and judging beginning at 1 p.m. The
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Local 4-Hers compete at state horse show

Posted: Wednesday, Aug 17th, 2016
Local 4-Hers who represented Beadle County at the South Dakota State 4-H Horse Show held in Huron July 18-21 include from left Grant Duvall, Cassandra Koel. Karly Krueger, Jazz McGirr, Colt Dunkelberger, Devin Hunter, Victoriah Buffington, and Danci Dunkelberger. Not pictured Tatum Carey, Sierra Goergen, Cally Anderson, Will Meyer, Tate Meyer, Tory Reinders, Taylor Paye and Anna Tebay.
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