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SERTOMA raffle winner announced: Kevin King had winning $3,000 ticket

Posted: Wednesday, May 27th, 2015
HURON -- The Huron SERTOMA Club held its 36th Annual Cash Raffle on May 18 at the Huron Country Club. 
The night's big winner was Kevin King whose ticket earned him the top prize of $3,000.  Second place went to David Hofer, who won $1,000, and third place went to Tim Ketcham, who won $500. 
The Huron Sertoma Club
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HYLC hands out grants to help Huron’s future: Huron’s young leaders make grant decisions benifting Huron’s youths

Posted: Monday, May 25th, 2015
HURON -- Some high school students spend their spring thinking about college, or high school finals, or prom, or where they are going on vacation and meanwhile the members of the Huron Youth Leadership Council, probably did all those things too, still found ways to give back to the youth of the community.
HYLC each year is charged with
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More HYLC grant photos

Posted: Monday, May 25th, 2015
HYLC's Elise Devries (left) and Sam Carr (right) present a $800 check to Lacey Vandenberg who is a Huron High School guidance counselor. The grant will go towards the Huron High School Scholarship fund.
Next, HYLC's Jazmin Newton (left) and Kayla Harrison (right) present a $500 check to Alison Fenske with Pheasants Forever. Fenske who is also a member HYLC
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Family Fishing Day, a spring success

Posted: Saturday, May 23rd, 2015
In spite of the cool and windy weather, more than 60 youth participated in the Izaak Walton League Family Fun Fishing Day on Saturday at Ravine Lake. The young people, from about two to 15 years of age were accompanied by parents, grandparents and other family members and friends for a morning of fishing followed by a picnic lunch. Door
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SD Boys’ State to take place June 1

Posted: Saturday, May 23rd, 2015
WATERTOWN -- The American Legion Department of South Dakota reports that high school boys from across the state of South Dakota will be arriving in Aberdeen on Monday, June 1, 2015, as the 73rd annual session of the South Dakota American Legion Boys State will convene on the campus of Northern State University. The program will conclude Friday, June 5.
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Arbor Day Foundation book helps Identify tree species in SD

Posted: Saturday, May 23rd, 2015
The Arbor Day Foundation has a book that helps people identify trees in a simple, step-by-step process. The book, What Tree Is That?, is available for a $5 donation to the nonprofit tree-planting organization.
What Tree Is That? is a fun, easy-to-use tree identification guide that features hand-drawn botanical illustrations highlighting the distinctive characteristics of many tree species.
Nature lovers
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8th Annual Day of Caring Accepting Volunteer Applications

Posted: Saturday, May 23rd, 2015
The 8th Annual "Day of Caring" will be held Tuesday, August 11, 2015. Due to the increased number of projects the group is making a few changes. The focus will be on larger projects to be completed on Tuesday, August 11. Smaller projects will be completed either before or after this date through the "Every Day is a Day of
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Seaman earns scholarship

Posted: Friday, May 22nd, 2015
Daniel Seaman, a senior at Sunshine Bible Academy, has been selected to receive the Drelda Kozel Scholarship.
This scholarship was established by the Kozel family and is awarded by the local Dakota Harmony Barbershop Chorus.
It is offered to high school seniors who will be majoring in music at the college of their choice.
Daniel will be
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USDA offers summer food safety tips as outdoor eating season begins

Posted: Friday, May 22nd, 2015
HURON -- Memorial Day weekend marks the unofficial start to summer, and many Americans will celebrate with cookouts, camping, road trips, and other activities that involve food. The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) is reminding families to take extra care not to let foodborne bacteria, which grows more quickly in hot weather, ruin the fun.
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Huron Library looking for heroic readers

Posted: Friday, May 22nd, 2015
HURON -- This year the Library has, once again, planned a wide variety of entertaining and fun programs to help you fill your summer days.
Summer is one of the busiest times around the Library and everyone is invited to join our summer reading programs for children, teens and adults.
The library's programs run June 1- July 24 with
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Helping out with B-I-N-G-O

Posted: Thursday, May 21st, 2015
Karen Wehde brought her Kindernook preschoolers out to entertain for us and play bingo with the tenants at SunQuest Village. Our tenants always enjoy having the children come to visit.
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Cutest baby contest winners announced

Posted: Wednesday, May 20th, 2015
HURON -- The winners of Huron Regional Medical Center's Cutest Baby Contest were introduced on Sunday, May 17, during a Huron Community Foundation fundraiser tailgate at the Plains, according to Kim Rieger, VP of marketing and communications for HRMC.
Receiving the most votes to earn the "2015 Cutest Baby" title was Kellen James Solem, son of Alex and Sara Solem
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DWU graduate completes associate degree at Huron Campus, receives scholarship from Huron Rotary Club

Posted: Wednesday, May 20th, 2015
Daryl Haeder, Huron Rotary Club member, presents a $500 scholarship check to Stacy Trieb, a Dakota Wesleyan University graduate who completed her two-year nurses associate degree at the Huron Campus.
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Violet Tschetter celebrates Nursing Home Week

Posted: Wednesday, May 20th, 2015
Violet Tschetter Memorial Home celebrated Nursing Home Week with the national theme ‘Bring on the Fiesta!' It was a week of ‘Familia, Vida and Amor' (Family, Life, Love). Residents made decorations for the facility and the Mt. Calvary Lutheran Preschoolers participated in creating sun catchers. They had walking tacos, broke a piñata, gave out prizes throughout the week and had
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Huron Community Foundation and Wheeler Family grants presented

Posted: Tuesday, May 19th, 2015
The Huron Area Senior Center plans to use the Huron Community Foundation Grant to purchase an automatic defibulater for the Center. Pictured are Clayton Voegele and Jim Hofer.
Next, People's Transit plans to apply the Huron Community Foundation grant to the purchase of a new vehicle. According to the organization this local support is critical to the sustainability of transit
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More Huron Community Foundation and Wheeler Family grants presented

Posted: Tuesday, May 19th, 2015
The Huron School Weight Room program will use a Huron Community Foundation grant to update and enhance the school weight room for all students at Huron High School. Pictured are Carolyn Stahl, Michael Schmitz, Steve Gohn.
Next, Dakotaland Museum plans to use the Huron Community Foundation grant to develop three traveling historic programs for school classrooms or community groups. The
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And more Huron Community Foundation and Wheeler Family grants

Posted: Tuesday, May 19th, 2015
"Tennis Everyone!" plans to use the Wheeler Family grant to further the committee's efforts toward construction of a new 12-court tennis complex for the Huron School District. Pictured are David Wheeler, June Wheeler, Arnie Claeys, Sarah Rubish, Ashley Hedblom and Ron Wheeler.
Next, the Huron Public School Preschool Partnership plans to use the Wheeler Family Grant to provide tuition assistance
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Legion Auxiliary Americanism Essay and Poem winners

Posted: Monday, May 18th, 2015
The 2015 winners from the American Legion Auxiliary Americanism essay and poem contest sponsored by the Huron William Reeves Unit 7 American Legion Auxiliary were announced recently.
For the essay contest, students were asked to write on the theme: "What does Freedom Mean To My Family?"
The poetry winners wrote about "Because Of The Brave."
Essay winners were: Tyson Ruth,
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Donation made to S.D. Advocacy

Posted: Monday, May 18th, 2015
South Dakota Advocacy Services (SDAS) recently received a $387 donation from First National Bank, Pierre, and its employees.The employee portion of the donation, $287, was raised by staff paying quarters every time they purchased a soda and/or coffee and through proceeds of the bank's casual Friday program. The donation will be used by South Dakota Advocacy Services to advocate for
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May 16-22 is Dog Bite Prevention Week

Posted: Monday, May 18th, 2015
Would your dog attack? The American Veterinary Medical Association estimates that more than 4.5 million dog bites are reported to local authorities each year. Countless more go unreported.
Dog attacks can range from a relatively painless nip to a fatal mauling. Dog attack victims account for up to 5 percent of all hospital emergency room visits. Children are most often
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Plant a Row celebrates food bank’s 40th

Posted: Monday, May 18th, 2015
As the grass greens, flowers bloom, and temperatures warm, you'll soon start to see many people out tending their gardens. And when it comes time to harvest the fresh vegetable, one hunger relief organization is hoping you'll have some to spare.
Feeding South Dakota is celebrating their 40th anniversary this year. In 1975, the Food Service Center opened in Sioux
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Holy Trinity Business Fair

Posted: Monday, May 18th, 2015
The Holy Trinity Business Fair was held Monday with many clever businesses established by the fifth and sixth graders.
Students involved were Shane Christen, Steven DeGeest, Lisa Engelhart, Elizabeth Gilbert, Will Kluth, Maggie Knippling, Colton Meyers, Landon Mohr, Roger Puterbaugh, Jayden Schoenfelder, Katie Schoenfelder, Peyton Schuchhardt, Mattie Huber, Yadira Gomez and Cassidy DeJean.
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Kathy Gilbert retires from HTCS

Posted: Monday, May 18th, 2015
Sixth-graders Yadira Gomez, Mattie Huber and Cassidy DeJean wrote the following article on the retirement of Holy Trinity Catholic School receptionist Kathy Gilbert.
Here at Holy Trinity Catholic Church we are celebrating Mrs. Kathy Gilbert's retirement. Kathy has worked as a receptionist at Holy Trinity Catholic Church and School for 12 years. During those 12 years, she has
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Girls State candidates recognized

Posted: Saturday, May 16th, 2015
Girl State candidates recently attended an orientation in Wessington Springs on May 3.
Shown first, from left, are Doris Kuhns, Girls State committee, Courtney Baszler, Kayla Harrison and Sharon Jones, Girls State committee. 
And next, Cameron Schroder, right, is shown with Sharon Jones.
The candidates are sponsored by the Huron American Legion Auxiliary and will be attending Girls State
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Breakfast for Iroquois Class of 2015

Posted: Saturday, May 16th, 2015
Mr. Ruth, Superintendent, Mr. Soma, Principal and Mr. Blue, School Board President, prepared and served breakfast to the seniors on the last day of school this week in Iroquois.
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First Gold Cup

Posted: Saturday, May 16th, 2015
Cassie Stahl received her 1st Cup Gold Trophy from the National Federation of Music Clubs in the piano solo division, which was held March 1 in Huron. She is a piano student of Laurie Hamm.
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Credit Unions donate to Helping Hands

Posted: Friday, May 15th, 2015
The S.D. Central Chapter of Credit Unions recently presented the Helping Hands with a monetary donation.  Helping Hands is a thrift store/food pantry located in Huron that has been in operation since 2004. All of their employees are volunteers, with the exception of one who is paid by Experience Works; therefore the money they earn in the thrift store is
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United Blood Services and S.D. Beef Industry Council to ‘Beef-Up the Blood Supply’ in May

Posted: Friday, May 15th, 2015
United Blood Services, along with the South Dakota Beef Industry Council, is beefing up the blood supply in May. Blood donors will receive a beef certificate and a chance to win a brand new barbecue grill. Together the organizations will celebrate beef's ability to "Pump up the Iron" in blood.
Blood donors in South Dakota who give blood, plasma, or
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Staying in touch

Posted: Friday, May 15th, 2015
Each year SunQuest Healthcare Center holds a Welcome Back luncheon, inviting former residents who have gone back home. It's nice for everyone to see how those who went home are faring, and to renew friendships.
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HHS POPS concert Thursday and Friday

Posted: Thursday, May 14th, 2015
Tabitha Schmidt (center) is teaching concert choir the choreography for their POPS medley.
Next, performers Madeline Willemssen and Sam Carr (left) along with Bailey Rathjen and Peyton Carr practice a dance number.
Huron High School Vocal Department is busy preparing for it's annual Pops Concert which will be held on Thursday and Friday at 7 p.m. in the HHS
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United Way volunteer opportunities

Posted: Thursday, May 14th, 2015
Each month there are opportunities to volunteer in programs all around Huron. We are helping spread the word.
• Do you have talent to share? The Huron Senior Center is seeking volunteers who can perform at the Senior Center Building during the S.D. State Fair. Contact Jim Hofer at the senior center at 352-8291.
• Volunteers needed to finish
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