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Frosting Halloween cookies

Posted: Monday, Oct 20th, 2014
Thirty-five residents at SunQuest Healthcare Center enjoyed decorating (and eating!) Halloween cookies Friday afternoon. It helps get people in the mood for the spooky holiday.
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Huron Elks donation

Posted: Monday, Oct 20th, 2014
Jamie Guericke, ER of Huron Elks Lodge No. 444, presents a check to Huron Hockey Association, accepted by Anna Scheibe and Doug Solem. Funding was provided by a Gratitude Grant through the Elks National Foundation. Elks support their communities through programs that help children grow up healthy and drug-free. Huron Hockey Association was one of four local recipients of the
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‘Celebrate My Drive’ daily for Huron High School

Posted: Saturday, Oct 18th, 2014
Huron High School staff and students are committed to keeping teens safe on the road. They are asking everyone 14 and older to go to www.celebratemydrive.com once a day, every day, from today through Oct. 24. Just indicate you want to support Huron High School and commit to drive safely!
The more safe driving commitments the community makes, the better
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‘C’ is for Cowboy and Cowgirl Day

Posted: Friday, Oct 17th, 2014
Kindernook Preschool celebrated letter "C" with Cowboy and Cowgirl Day -- Yee-Haa! Each student was given the opportunity to ride in the saddle, thanks to the family of Gary and Jackie Scholl and ponies. Additional excitement included shelling corn, playing horseshoe, stick horse racing and roping practice. After the lil' wranglers mustered up an appetite they settled in for a
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Fall display put in place

Posted: Thursday, Oct 16th, 2014
SunQuest Village is all decked out for fall with help from talented tenants in decorating pumpkins. Showing the handiwork are, from left, Gail Haeder and Tena Freese. SunQuest Village is preparing for its annual bake sale and craft fair planned from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 25.
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‘Celebrate My Drive’ for Huron High School: Community has chance to win $100,000 grant by logging onto celebratemydrive.com daily

Posted: Thursday, Oct 16th, 2014
Huron High School staff and students are committed to keeping teens safe on the road. They are asking everyone 14 and older to go to www.celebratemydrive.com once a day, every day, from today through Oct. 24. Just indicate you want to support Huron High School and commit to drive safely!
The more safe driving commitments the community makes, the better
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Memories from the fair

Posted: Thursday, Oct 16th, 2014
This small garden shed, which once sat just south of the grandstands on the S.D. State Fairgrounds, was used from 1972 to 1976 by safety officers of the South Dakota Highway Patrol during the fair. Starting in 1977, the highway patrol started using a semi-tractor/trailer converted into a combination safety van and an emergency command post. It is set up
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American Legion awards scholarship

Modified: Wednesday, Oct 15th, 2014
Tate Sporrer received a $500 School Award Scholarship sponsored by Post 7 of the South Dakota American Legion. Shown with Sporrer is William F Reaves, American Legion Post No. 7 Commander Jerry Meneke.
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SDHCA Dakota MasterWorks Art Show set

Modified: Wednesday, Oct 15th, 2014
The South Dakota Health Care Association (SDHCA), Home Federal Bank and KELO-LAND Television will hold their 18th annual SDHCA Dakota Master-Works Art Show Oct. 27-28, at the Good Samaritan Society Jerstad Retreat Center in Sioux Falls. 
Art exhibits will be displayed on Monday, Oct. 27, from 3 to 7 p.m., with an awards reception beginning at 7 p.m. The
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Fire safety lessons

Posted: Wednesday, Oct 15th, 2014
Last week was Fire Prevention Week and the Huron Fire Department visited with second-graders at Madison Elementary and gave each child a fireman's hat. Children listened to the sirens and learned about the fire truck and fire safety.
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Book by Huron native and veteran gives insight into today’s war on terror

Posted: Wednesday, Oct 15th, 2014
After traveling through eight different countries this past summer in support of today's veterans, Huron native and veteran, Marty Skovlund, just finished up his newest endeavor -- writing a book.
The book, which chronicles the experiences of 34 Rangers and includes the input of spouses and family members, reveals the stories of war that have not yet been told.
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A family heritage in cookbooks

Posted: Tuesday, Oct 14th, 2014
Tried-and-true family recipes, many representing their German heritage, are shared in the third volume of cookbooks printed by Pam Hofer of Carpenter.
"I completed my collection with this third book and finished my dream of making cookbooks," said Hofer, flanked by granddaughters, Hannah Schoenfelder, 7, and her sister, Hailey, 5, as she discussed her project. "The first two books are
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American Lutheran Church prepares lefse for annual Fall Festival

Posted: Tuesday, Oct 14th, 2014
This year the American Lutheran Church Norwegians and helpers made 150 pounds of potatoes into lefse for annual fall festival planned Tuesday.
The fall festival, including coffee and rolls served from 8 to 10 a.m., will feature a luncheon from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. serving a choice of soup (potato or vegetable beef), pork loin sandwich, dessert of your
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SDCFEL State Convention held in Sturgis

Posted: Tuesday, Oct 14th, 2014
The South Dakota Community and Family Extension Leaders held its 86th State Convention in Sturgis Sept. 26-27.
Deanne Ness, Alison Dennis and Sue Gose attended the two-day event. Cultural Arts exhibits and silent auction items were entered.
Carol Oedekoven, one of the CFEL members, demonstrated a decorative towel using bleach.
Cheryl Kleppin, State President, called the meeting to order. Sturgis
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Local volunteer help available for Medicare Part D beneficiaries

Posted: Tuesday, Oct 14th, 2014
Senior Health Information and Education (SHIINE) volunteers will be available to help people compare their Medicare Part D plans Monday through Friday from Oct. 15 through Dec. 5, with the exception of Thanksgiving, Nov. 27.
People are welcome to stop from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Huron Area Senior Center, 290 Seventh St. S.W. Please call 605-352-8291 to
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Learning about fire prevention

Posted: Monday, Oct 13th, 2014
The Huron Fire Department visited second-graders at Holy Trinity Catholic School to talk to them about fire safety. The students learned about the importance of having a safety plan at home and school. They also got to see and hear about the fire truck. A favorite moment was when they got to see the lights and hear the sirens.
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Hajek Family Scholarship

Posted: Monday, Oct 13th, 2014
The Hajek Family Scholarship was recently presented to Breanna Rowland, a biology, pre-professional, pre-dental major from Madison. The presentation was made at the Agriculture and Biological Sciences Scholarship Banquet at South Dakota State University. Shown, from left, are Thomas and Jean Hajek of Huron, Rowland, and Dean Barry Dunn.
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4-H WEEK: Why I like 4-H

Posted: Monday, Oct 13th, 2014
Hi, my name is Rachel Derksen and this is my third year in 4-H. I belong to the Pearl Creek Boosters 4-H Club. This year I showed cattle and sheep. I enjoy being outside and around animals and 4-H allows me to do both those things. I encourage anyone to join 4-H; there's something for everyone.
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Legion dedicates flag pole at new Post home

Posted: Saturday, Oct 11th, 2014
The Huron William Reaves American Legion Post 7 dedicated a new flag pole in front of the Post home Sept. 15.
The flag is a symbol of the proud veterans who join the American Legion as a way to continue to serve their country.
Chaplain Keith McMillan dedicated the flag pole as fellow Legionaires and Legion Auxiliary representatives
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Milliken honored for 60 years as Mason

Posted: Saturday, Oct 11th, 2014
The Huron Lodge No. 26 A.F. & A.M., Hi-12, and the Martin Lodge No. 219 A.F. & A.M. honored Roy Milliken of Huron for his 60 years of membership in the fraternity on Oct. 3 at the Hi-12 lunch at the Huron Masonic Lodge. His wife, Marjy, had the honor of attaching the pin, which was presented by Kevin Hodson
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Bigelow receives Devine Angel Award

Posted: Friday, Oct 10th, 2014
Maria Bigelow of Huron is the 2014 recipient of the Devine Angel award, which is South Dakota's most prestigious award. Inspired by Susan G. Komen, the award was created in memory of Kathy Devine who devoted so much of her life to furthering Komen's mission of ending breast cancer forever. The Devine Angel award is reserved for those who exemplify
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The pumpkins have arrived!

Posted: Friday, Oct 10th, 2014
Holy Trinity received its annual pumpkin delivery with more than 1,000 pumpkins delivered. Families from Holy Trinity Catholic School and Church helped unload the delivery. The Great Pumpkin Patch at Holy Trinity is open every day from noon to 6 p.m.
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What you can do in 4-H

Posted: Friday, Oct 10th, 2014
Hi, my name is Kaitlyn Micheel. I am a third year member of the Pearl Creek Boosters 4-H Club. 
I like 4-H because I can do Visual Arts and Beef and still can have fun.  I think you should join 4-H because it is fun and you will probably get awards.
I am also a part of Clothing, Electric, Foods
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S.D. students to perform at National FFA Convention

Posted: Friday, Oct 10th, 2014
The South Dakota FFA is pleased to announce that six South Dakota high school FFA members will have the special honor of joining a select group performing in the National FFA Band and Chorus during the 2014 National FFA Convention.
Austin Herrboldt, Menno; Clayton Keck, Miller; Alana Nelson, McCook Central; Kasey Schmidt, Milbank; and Mikayla Sousa, Milbank, will
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Where’s my 80-pound dog when I need her?

Posted: Friday, Oct 10th, 2014
Where's my 80-pound dog when I need her? A couple of years after I got Mona -- my 80 pound German shepherd, I married and moved to Phoenix. As usually happens with marriage, it almost inevitably leads to the arrival of babies, in this case, two.
One evening, when the girls were toddlers we called for a babysitter because
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HRMC plans Breast Cancer Awareness activities: October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Posted: Thursday, Oct 9th, 2014
October is Breast Cancer Prevention and Awareness month. In order to promote the importance of early detection activities, Huron Regional Medical Center is hosting and participating in several awareness activities.
On Friday, Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 12, HRMC will present the South Dakota debut of "Pirates of the Chemotherapy" with proceeds benefitting the Beadle County Relay for Life. This
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Northwest Pipe takes home Hunger Games hardware: Company collected 1,128 items with seven employees

Posted: Wednesday, Oct 8th, 2014
HURON -- In conjunction with the United Way's Heartland Region Back to Football Friday, the annual hunger games were held in September.
The food drive competition benefited The Huron Salvation Army and The Heartland Region Backpack program, serving children in Huron, Iroquois and Wolsey-Wessington.
In all 3,387 items were donated by total of 259 employees from 10 companies.
All non-expired,
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Happiness Fair fundraiser set for Wednesday

Posted: Wednesday, Oct 8th, 2014
The Congregational United Church of Christ is holding its Happiness Fair fundraiser Wednesday from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Rolls will be served 9 to 10 a.m.. Luncheon will be served from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and will feature homemade soups -- potato, vegetable beef, and chicken noodle -- barbecue sandwiches, pie and beverage, with free refills on
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