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Huron Middle School honor roll

Posted: Wednesday, Feb 10th, 2016
Students at Huron Middle School named to the second quarter honor roll with a 3.5 to 4.0 grade point average include:
• Sixth grade: Stensland Amaya Perez, Andrew Arteman, Katherine Ayala, Isaiah Bartunek, Jayden Beck, Dominic Bergmann, Kenya Bigelow, Eh Taw Boe, Ava Breems, William Burns, Leah Burwell, Jace Christopherson, Tanner Cronin, Gracie Culver, Nightin Gay Day, Lizbeth DeLaCruz, Rachel
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HHS music department receives surprise award: Grammy Signature Schools Community Award — $2,000

Posted: Monday, Feb 8th, 2016
The Huron High School music department recently received a nice surprise in the way of a $2,000 grant.
"The Grammy Foundation contacted me and said that our school's music department had been selected for a Grammy Signature Schools Community Award," said HHS band director Dr. Larry Petersen. "It came as a surprise."
And it was completely unsolicited.
"We apply
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‘Beer for Breakfast’ to be presented

Posted: Monday, Feb 8th, 2016
When four middle-age college buddies decide to get together for a "guys weekend" in a remote cabin, their one quest is to try to relive the good old days they remember through hot chili, cheap beer and junk food.
In "Beer for Breakfast," written by Sean Grennan, a recently divorced ad executive, an unemployed freelance writer harboring aspirations to publish
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Eagle Scout

Posted: Monday, Feb 8th, 2016
Christopher Weber of Longmont, Colo., was presented the rank of Eagle Scout on Jan. 23. He is with Boy Scout Troop 66 in Longmont, and has been involved in the scouting program for eight years.
He is the grandson of Charles and LaVonne Floe of Huron, and the late Paul Weber; and Lawrence and Joyce Behl of Aurora, Colo. He
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Relay for Life in Wessington Springs planned July 30; East River Hutterite Communities donate $146K for cancer research since 2006

Posted: Monday, Feb 8th, 2016
On Saturday, July 30, teams of local families, friends, businesses, places of worship and residents will help save more lives from cancer at the American Cancer Society Relay For Life of Jerauld and Sanborn Counties.
The event will take place from 5 to 10 p.m. at WSW Spartan Football Field.
The Relay for Life movement unites communities across the
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Faulkton plans 26th annual Arts Show

Posted: Monday, Feb 8th, 2016
The Faulkton Area Arts Council will host its 26th Annual Arts Show on Saturday and Sunday, April 2 and 3, in the Faulkton Community Center. The show will be open to the public on April 2 from noon to 5 p.m., and April 3 from 1 to 5 p.m.
Professional artists from outside the area will serve as judges.
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MacNeill family celebrates four generations

Posted: Monday, Feb 8th, 2016
Four generations of the Alice and Bruce MacNeill family are, seated, great-grandparents Alice and Bruce, and in back, father Travis Ness of Rapid City, holding Elijah Lyle, and grandmother Deanne Ness, who is holding a butterfly in memory of Baby Aiden LeRoy, who is forever in our hearts.
Next, Alice MacNeill holds great-granddaughter Lorelei Summer Quillen of Huron, next
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Kindernook celebrates ‘Hibernation”

Posted: Monday, Feb 8th, 2016
Students at Kindernook Preschool have been busy learning about various animals and their adaptations for cold weather. A "Beary" fun culmination to the study was enjoyed with a special "Hibernation Day." Students were invited to wear their pajamas and bring a furry friend to class. "Going on a Bear Hunt" was just one of the many adventures of the day,
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Buchanan K-1 Pizza with the Principal

Posted: Monday, Feb 8th, 2016
First graders (above) chosen to have pizza with the principal for the month of January at the Buchanan K-1 Center include, front row, from left, Joshua Sho, Harper Park, Paw Hser, Tessa Schultz, Jennilys Cordero-Perez, Keyli Ramirez-Sebastian and Eh Ner Moo; middle row, Than Aye, Madelin Ramos-Bartolon, Patrick Thomas, Charlie Bragg, Konner Wuestewald, Madalyne Bock, Brandon Serrano, Angela Reyes, Isai Martinez-Lopez
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Chili feed planned today: Event at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church from 5:30-7 p.m.

Posted: Saturday, Feb 6th, 2016
Our Savior's Lutheran Church is hosting a Chili Feed featuring chili, chicken noodle soup, hot dogs and assorted desserts from 5:30 to 7 p.m. today at Our Savior's Lutheran Church, 2040 Ohio Ave. S.W.
Tickets will be sold at the door and everyone is welcome to attend.
Partial proceeds will be used for mission outreach.
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January Super Kids named at HMS

Posted: Saturday, Feb 6th, 2016
Huron Middle School January Super Kids include, back row, from left, Harold Rosales, Jayden Wanous-Hokanson, Toa Hae, Jackson Forrest and Katherine Ayala; third row, Eh Yin Htoo, Owen Kerkvliet, Linda Sanchez and Stensland Amaya-Perez; second row, Rebeca Ayala, Asia Bindert, Izaiah Phllips, Bailee Muscsik and Savannah Graff; and in front, Lwee Htoo Day, Jenavieve Phillips, Rachel Derksen and Htee Hser.
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Wolsey-Wessington students win Making $ense of Credit competition

Posted: Friday, Feb 5th, 2016
Six Wolsey-Wesssington High School students learned how to protect their credit score and earned a cash prize from South Dakota Farmers Union as winners of the Making $ense of Credit and Finance PSA Competition.
The winning team includes the following students: Devon Metter, Jamie Cutshaw, Zach Reilly, Matt Larsen, Justin Clark and Judd King.
"You can talk about the importance
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Buddy baskets for veterans: Iroquois Elementary School Student Council project helps homeless, at-risk veterans

Posted: Thursday, Feb 4th, 2016
Nine buddy baskets were collected by the Iroquois Elementary Student Council for local veterans and their families.
The Veteran's Holiday Relief Drive was hosted in partnership with South Dakota American Legion Auxiliary and Autumn Simunek, Miss South Dakota. 
Money was raised to purchase items that would benefit homeless and at-risk veterans and military families. Nine baskets were purchased and
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Local man wins 42-inch Sansui TV

Posted: Thursday, Feb 4th, 2016
A local winner for the 50 TVs in 50 Days for the 50th Big Game Giveaway, sponsored by Titan Machinery, and other area businesses took place last week. Businesses have been offering a daily prize of a 42-inch Sansui TV. Winners register at participating businesses and one is selected each day from the area. Information about the promotion is available
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Al-Anon helps when a loved one loses the battle with alcoholism

Posted: Wednesday, Feb 3rd, 2016
According to the most recent CDC data, 30,000 Americans lose their lives a year due to alcohol-induced causes. During January National Drug and Alcohol Facts Week, family and friends who are dealing with the loss of a loved one to the disease of alcoholism can find support and help from Al-Anon Family Groups.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
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HHS Speech & Debate Team looks to final tourney

Posted: Wednesday, Feb 3rd, 2016
The Huron High School Speech & Debate Team traveled to the Yankton Lewis & Clark Tournament on Jan. 29-30.
Overall, the team placed sixth out of 19 teams at the tournament. First place went to Watertown and second place went to SF Lincoln.
"It was good to be back out on the circuit after a two week break for finals
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Valentines for Veterans

Posted: Wednesday, Feb 3rd, 2016
Residents of the Violet Tschetter Memorial Home, Girl Scout troop No. 46265, one Boy Scout, and many community volunteers gathered Saturday, Jan. 30, to make Valentines for Veterans to be sent to military troops overseas. Following this group activity, residents of the Violet Tschetter Memorial Home watched a surprise presentation of Girl Scout Volunteer Badges bestowed to Troop No. 46265
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Voice of Democracy contest winners

Posted: Monday, Feb 1st, 2016
The Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1776 and Auxiliary sponsored the Voice of Democracy Speech Contest open to students in grades 9-12 who wrote a 3-5 minute speech on the topic, "What is your vision for America's future?"
First place winner is Julieana Wallenstein from Huron, and second- and third-place winners were, respectively, Shayla Muilenburg and Seth Spiehs, both freshmen
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NARFE enjoys program about Huron ACT

Posted: Monday, Feb 1st, 2016
National Active and Retired Federal Employees (NARFE) enjoyed a program after the meeting on Jan. 27, about Huron ACT. Huron Area Community Theatre (ACT) is a local organization that grew out of several people's desire to have a local live theatre group. Huron ACT board members, Georgia Langbehn and Mike Lyon, told NARFE members about the history of their organization,
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S.D. 4-H and FFA youth attend 2016 Western National Roundup

Posted: Monday, Feb 1st, 2016
Twenty South Dakota 4-H youth joined the more than 1,000 youth from more than 32 states including Alberta, Canada, who attended the Western National Roundup Jan. 7-10 in Denver, Colo.
The Conference, now in its 96th year, is held annually in early January in conjunction with the National Western Stock Show. This year's theme of "Mission ImPossible" was aimed at
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ABATE Legislative Days

Posted: Monday, Feb 1st, 2016
Phil and Norma Hohm are shown at ABATE Legislative Days in Pierre with, in back, from left, Senator Jim White, Rep. Peggy Gibson and Rep. Dick Werner.
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Spirit Card donation ...

Posted: Friday, Jan 29th, 2016
American Bank and Trust recently made a $2,841.63 donation to the Huron School District, from the use of Tiger Spirit Cards. Pictured from the left are Jill Luque from American Bank and Trust, holding an example of a Spirit Card, Huron High School Principal Demi Moon, Lynn Schneider and Dave DeBoer, from American Bank and Trust. When someone with a Spirit
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Classified Employee of the Month ...

Posted: Friday, Jan 29th, 2016
Nancy Lindstad, left, was presented the January Classified Employee of the Month in the Huron School District by Madison 2-3 Learning Center Principal Heather Rozell at the Jan. 25 meeting of the Huron School Board.
Rozell said Lindstad, who is a general education para-professional at the school, cares deeply for children and is helpful to anyone who needs help and
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