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Learning how everything works together ...

Posted: Monday, Feb 20th, 2017
Huron Mayor Paul Aylward, standing at left, and City Commissioner Doug Kludt, right, visited the fifth-grade class at Holy Trinity Catholic School. They spoke about each of the City departments and how they function. Students were able to ask questions, and one said, "Do you like being Mayor?" Mayor Aylward answered in the affirmative! The students then composed a thank you to some
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Valentine’s Day fun at SunQuest

Posted: Monday, Feb 20th, 2017
SunQuest Healthcare Center held its annual Valentine's Day party on Tuesday, with the crowning of Valentine royalty, king George Wolf and queen Sarah Gross.
Linda Pietz brought fourth- and fifth-grade students who shared valentines and read books to the residents.
Musical entertainment was provided by Callee Bauman-Wachter. Ice cream and cookies were served.
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Valentine’s Day royalty ...

Posted: Monday, Feb 20th, 2017
Residents at Violet Tschetter Memorial Home celebrated Valentine's Day on Tuesday with a party and the crowning of Valentine royalty, King Kenny Gates and Queen Lucille Pierson.
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Little House Day!

Posted: Friday, Feb 17th, 2017
Second graders at Holy Trinity Catholic School celebrated Laura Ingalls Wilder with a Little House Day! Everyone dressed up as pioneers and students worked on slates, studied primers and even had a Spelling Bee. Students had their lunch in the classroom from pails and played games like, ‘Who Has the Button?' and ‘Where's the Thimble.' They made Whirly Gigs and played
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Kindgom Kids display creative talents

Posted: Friday, Feb 17th, 2017
"Amazing Artists" -- that's what children at Kingdom Kids Learning Center are!  On Feb. 12 the KKLC children sang for the First United Methodist Church during worship and displayed their art at a combined Art Show and Cakes for Kids Pancake fundraising brunch. Front row, from left, are Kiera Hansen, Nataley Wendel, Stokley Palmer, Cora Fitzgerald, Xavier Lee and teacher
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Valentine’s royalty ...

Posted: Friday, Feb 17th, 2017
SunQuest Village held its Valentine Party on Tuesday and crowned Valentine's Royalty, Elmer and Vylene Beckman. Tenants enjoyed games, food and music provided by Dorene Eckman.
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School District Employee of the Month...

Posted: Thursday, Feb 16th, 2017
Congratulations to Danielle Radke, left, Para-Educator at the Washington 4-5 Center, for being selected as the Huron School District's Classified Employee of the Month!‬Danielle is receiving the award from Washington Principal Beth Foss.
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State Historical Society awards five historic preservation grants

Posted: Wednesday, Feb 15th, 2017
PIERRE -- Historic preservation projects in Arlington, Delmont, Faulkton, Madison and St. Onge have received matching grants from the South Dakota State Historical Society.
"2017 is the 20th year for this historic preservation grants program," said Jay D. Vogt, director of the State Historical Society. "In 2016 we awarded $108,204 between 11 projects which had matching funds of $291,301. The
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Keeping the wheels turning

Posted: Wednesday, Feb 15th, 2017
Lloyd Timperley has logged a lot of miles since becoming a volunteer driver of the Huron DAV Van 11 years ago.
Since the program started in Huron in October 2005, they have gone through three vans and are currently raising money to purchase their fourth vehicle through the DAV Transportation Network program this summer.
The DAV Transportation Network was started
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Kindernook mails Valentines ...

Posted: Wednesday, Feb 15th, 2017
Kindernook Preschool students made valentines and brought them to the U.S. Post Office in Huron where they enjoyed a tour and mailed their cards. In the first photo, children take turns hand cancelling their cards and applying pink heart stickers to the envelope back before mailing the cards. Next, preschool students also toured the Huron Public Library and enjoyed a
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HHS spelling champion! Rutledge wins regional spelling bee with the word ‘crochet’

Posted: Wednesday, Feb 15th, 2017
HURON -- Huron Middle School eighth-grader Aubrey Rutledge won the Regional Spelling Bee held Saturday, Feb. 4, in Mitchell, with the word "crochet."
She will be headed to Vermillion for the state competition for the third year in a row!
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‘Kisses from Iroquois’ for the 153rd

Posted: Wednesday, Feb 15th, 2017
Preschoolers from Iroquois elementary had a wonderful time decorating cards for the 153rd Battalion currently serving in Iraq. They used stamps, stencils, stickers, markers and lots of glue to make Valentine cards! On a trip to the Post Office, students mailed the cards and chocolate kisses -- "Kisses from Iroquois" -- to the soldiers. Becky Albrecht is the preschool teacher.
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‘Create it at your library’ during Teen Tech Week

Posted: Wednesday, Feb 15th, 2017
Local teens will be helping Huron Public Library celebrate annual Teen Tech Week™ March 5-11, when they join thousands of other libraries and schools across the country who are celebrating this year's theme, "Create it at your library."
This theme helps us raise awareness about how Huron Public Library creates a space to extend teens' learning beyond the classroom
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Happy Birthday, Laura Ingalls Wilder!

Posted: Monday, Feb 13th, 2017
IROQUOIS -- Second grade students at Iroquois Elementary celebrated Laura Ingalls Wilder's birthday this week by participating in many activities that Laura experienced when she was a young lady.
Among the activities for the day was learning how to churn butter, crochet, make rope, necklaces and covered wagons. 
Marge Blue, Airabella Deysel's great-grandmother, made fresh bread for the children to
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HMS Super Kids of the Month for January ...

Posted: Monday, Feb 13th, 2017
Huron Middle School Super Kids of the Month for January include, back row, from left, Thai Khaing, Luke Eckhardt, Kaitlynn Harms, Maggie Knippling and Jeff Lewis; middle row, Jonatan Hernandez, Kpru Shee, Shirldene Bettelyoun, Hei Say, Mu Mu Soe and Elias Gutierrez; and in front, Hei Wah, Emma Ross, Jason Lopez-Mendez, Ku Mu Mu Wah, Augustine Hendrickson and Le X
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Pizza with the Principal in January ...

Posted: Monday, Feb 13th, 2017
Kindergarten students at the Buchanan K-1 Center chosen to eat pizza with the principal in the month of January include, front row, from left, Tha Kyay, Keagan Herran, Keller White, Alicia Oestrich, Madyson Metzger, Elliott Harms, Sher Ner Moo and Ehh Ker Ler; second row, Airiona Lytle, Sophia Rodriguez, Sherly Lopez-Martinez, May RaYar Say, Yesenia Lopez-Lopez, Zoe Fernandez-Flores and Sophia Montoya;
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Celebrating 100 days of school ...

Posted: Monday, Feb 13th, 2017
Students and staff at The Buchanan K/1 Center celebrated 100 days of school this week by dressing up as if they were 100 years old! Some of those who joined in the celebration were, front row, from left, Jacob Estremera-Diaz, Brent Meyer, Daylia Aung, Abby Kjellerson and Chase Johnson; middle row, Nick Mittelstedt, Reese Kynauw, Zoey Mooney, Sophia Campagiorni, Idella Meyer, Reagan
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Support for Huron DAV Van Fund

Posted: Monday, Feb 13th, 2017
From left, Michael Lueck, Beadle County Veteran's Service Officer and Chairman of the Huron Veteran's Council, presents a $500 check to Lloyd Timperley, DAV Van Volunteer Driver, to support their efforts in securing a replacement vehicle. Looking on is Council member, Jerry Meneke, at right.
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Augustana Choir to present concert Sunday: Huron student in group that recently completed concert tour to Germany and Italy

Posted: Friday, Feb 10th, 2017
SIOUX FALLS -- Mark Christenson of Huron spent the month of January touring Germany and Italy as a member of The Augustana Choir.
Christenson and The Augustana Choir will perform their tour program during a home concert at 3 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 12, at Our Savior's Lutheran Church in Sioux Falls. Dr. Paul Nesheim will conduct. The concert will
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Nebelsick receives SASD Legislative Leadership Award

Posted: Friday, Feb 10th, 2017
HURON -- On Feb. 1, the School Administrators of South Dakota (SASD) "Legislative Leadership Award" was presented to Superintendent Terry Nebelsick of Huron.  
Nebelsick has served as superintendent for the Huron School District since July 2011. Before being named as superintendent, he served as principal for Huron High School (1994-2011), secondary principal for the Lead-Deadwood School District (1991-1994), and
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National Geographic Geography Bee held at Huron Middle School

Posted: Friday, Feb 10th, 2017
Huron Middle School recently held the National Geographic Geography Bee. School champion was Peyton Williams-Morrison, who took the qualifying test to participate in the state competition in Aberdeen this spring. Runner-up was Tanner Cronin. Participants include front row, from left: Dylan Lichty, Will Burns and Mustafa Saeed; and in back, Hayden Kane, Tate Meyer, Peyton Williams-Morrison and Tanner Cronin. Not pictured
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Huron Middle School honor roll

Posted: Friday, Feb 10th, 2017
Huron Middle School students named to the second quarter honor roll with a 3.5-4.0 grade point average include:
• Sixth grade: Alasow Hibaq, Isabel Alger, Shirldene Bettelyoun, Mason Davis, Kelby Dickson, Colt Dunkelberger, Elizabeth Estrada, Carlos Feliciano Jr, Izabel Forthman, Bree Ann Friesen, Mattlyn Fryberger, Heaven Gainey, Brynn Gose, Amyah Greene, Adison Gross, Lakynn Haak, Cheech Harman, Sabrina Henry, Shaidalee
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Iroquois kids show the 153rd they care

Posted: Thursday, Feb 9th, 2017
IROQUOIS -- The youth from Immanuel Lutheran Sunday School, rural Iroquois chose for their Christmas Eve program offering to go towards care packages for the 153rd Engineer Battalion. On Friday, February 3rd, Kelby and Kenna Dickson, Lexi, Kali and Madi Burma, Kera Dubro and Haylah and Ackley Bell along with their moms and Pastor Joshua Knudsen helped box up 320
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South Dakota 4-H youth compete in Denver

Posted: Thursday, Feb 9th, 2017
BROOKINGS -- Twenty South Dakota 4-H members competed at the Western National Roundup in Denver, Colorado. Now in its 97th year, Western National Roundup is held in conjunction with the National Western Stock Show each January and features contests for more than 1,100 elite 4-H and FFA members from 33 states including Alberta, Canada. This year's event was held January
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Huron VFW Post 1776 donates to Huron DAV Van Fund

Posted: Wednesday, Feb 8th, 2017
Huron VFW Post 1776 recently made a donation to the Huron DAV Van Fund. Shown from left, are Dale Greenfield, VFW Post 1776 Commander, and Russell Dramstad, Post Quartermaster, presenting a $1,000 check to DAV Volunteer Driver, Annette Dunham.
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Miner County Livestock Judging Team takes second

Posted: Wednesday, Feb 8th, 2017
BROOKINGS -- Four South Dakota 4-H Livestock Judging Teams ranked in the top 10 out of 56 teams from across South Dakota, Minnesota and Iowa during the Sioux Empire Farm Show held Jan. 28 in Sioux Falls.
"Livestock judging is an excellent way to help youth develop confidence, decision-making skills and team work. These youth are proof that hard work
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