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Friends of the Rodeo award winner

Posted: Thursday, Jul 24th, 2014
State Senator Jim White, right, of the Huron SERTOMA Club, presented the Friends of the Rodeo plaque to Ivan Trowbridge of Wolsey during the Heartland 4-H Rodeo held Sunday at the 4-H Rodeo Grounds. Trowbridge has spent countless hours helping behind the scenes of the 4-H rodeo, swinging gates, holding goats, pushing calves or whatever is needed or asked of
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Pride of Lake Byron award winner named

Posted: Thursday, Jul 24th, 2014
George and Lori Walters are the latest recipients of the "Pride of Lake Byron" Feature Yard award, given by the Lake Byron Development Association. A sign on the house saying "Bloom" seems to encourage the colorful pots of red petunias, glowing yellow gazanias, and waving grasses to blend together to brighten the landscape. The Walters and their little dog Shak
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Huron Young Professionals 5K Color Race planned Saturday at Ravine Lake

Posted: Thursday, Jul 24th, 2014
It's no secret the South Dakota weather can be unbearable at times in our community, and keeping our youth safe is a priority. Huron Young Professionals, for the second year in a row, has teamed up with Coats for Kids for the HYP 5K Color Race on July 26 at Ravine Lake.
Race time is 8:30 a.m., registration
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A quiet, peaceful place to meditate: Garden at Grace Episcopal Church offers atmosphere to contemplate

Posted: Wednesday, Jul 23rd, 2014
HURON -- For the last few months Grace Episcopal Church has had a meditation hour on Wednesday evenings from 7:30 until 8:30 p.m.
There is no service, but the sanctuary is open for people to come and meditate in the quiet of the church.
Bibles and prayer books are available for those who wish to use them.
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Farmers Union announces Beadle County Day Camp date

Posted: Wednesday, Jul 23rd, 2014
HURON -- From electricity and internet access to banking and farm inputs, rural residents throughout South Dakota depend upon cooperative businesses for access to many essential products and services. To celebrate cooperatives' role in their communities, Farmers Union organizations across the state will host day camps for rural youth.
This year's theme: "It's a Bird, It's a Plane, It's
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National 4-H Council, CME Group bring Commodity Carnival to Huron for State 4-H Horse Show: Continued partnership aims to educate youth and families across the midwest about managing risk in agriculture

Posted: Wednesday, Jul 23rd, 2014
HURON -- CME Group, the world's leading and most diverse derivatives marketplace, and the National 4-H Council are partnering for the second year to bring the Commodity Carnival, an interactive fair experience, to 120 state and county fairs in 11 states this summer including this week's State 4-H Horse show which begins today and runs through Thursday at the S.D.
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Say ‘Hello to Dolly!’ Dagmar “Dolly” Keehn is state’s oldest resident at 109 years young

Posted: Wednesday, Jul 23rd, 2014
HURON -- South Dakota Health Care Association (SDHCA), in conjunction with KELOLAND Television, is honored to announce that Dagmar "Dolly" Keehn has been named the "2014 Centenarian of the Year."
According to Century Club records, Dolly Keehn, a current resident at Riverview Rehabilitation & Health Care Center, born in March of 1905, is the current oldest living South
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Ravine Lake to host arts festival July 26 and 27

Posted: Monday, Jul 21st, 2014
On Saturday, July 26, and Sunday, July 27, Ravine Lake in Huron will be hosting an arts festival, the first arts festival held in Huron in many years.
Local area artists will display their talents in photography, oil painting, watercolor, metal, yarn, wood, pottery, textiles and wood sculpture. Admission will be free and live music will also be part
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Huron’s Foster Grandparents encourage others to take on role

Posted: Monday, Jul 21st, 2014
In the midst of many laughing and yelling children running around the nursery, "Grandma Betty" sits with a content child in each arm and a twinkle in her eye as she explains what brought her to M and M Daycare.
"I started in November of 2008," said Betty Maxwell, also known as ‘Grandma.' "I had fallen and broken my right
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Huron Lions/ess Clubs hold awards banquet

Posted: Monday, Jul 21st, 2014
The Huron Lioness Club met June 19 with the Lions Clubs at the Huron Area Senior Center for their annual officer installation and awards banquet.
Lee Klocke of the Huron Eye Openers Lions Club was the master of ceremonies and musical entertainment was by Kara Gutormson.
Huron Lioness Club awarded the Outstanding Lioness Service Award to Char Walter and
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Roasting marshmallows

Posted: Monday, Jul 21st, 2014
Residents at Violet Tschetter Memorial Home enjoyed roasting marshmallows Friday afternoon.
Lonnie Johnson blows on his marshmallow.
Next, Community Life Aide Kaye Haug helps test a resident's marshmallow.
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SDALL honors local groups for contributions

Posted: Saturday, Jul 19th, 2014
Huron area individuals and organizations were recognized for outstanding contributions to adult education by the South Dakota Association for Lifelong Learning (SDALL) on July 10.
Christina Htoo was named Student of the Year for demonstrating outstanding progress in educational development. She has been a student at Cornerstones Career Learning Center in Huron since 2011, and in that time has raised
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Sombke urges lawmakers to ensure rural access to broadcast TV stations

Posted: Saturday, Jul 19th, 2014
Doug Sombke, president of South Dakota Farmers Union, visited Capitol Hill last week to urge lawmakers to act on pending legislation that will ensure rural Americans maintain access to their local broadcast television stations.
"Broadcast television is a key tool for rural Americans to obtain local news, weather and market data and emergency broadcast alerts," said Sombke, who also chairs
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Farm Safety Day set Thursday in Huron

Posted: Saturday, Jul 19th, 2014
Youth attending the Beadle County Safety Day will learn about farm safety from 1-2 p.m. on Thursday, July 24. Emma Christensen, Farm Credit Services of America (FCSAmerica) outreach coordinator, will teach the children about various hazards in rural areas. Christensen partners with the South Dakota Farmers Union for this event.
According to the National Safety Council, agriculture is the nation's
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Olinger joins Beef Bucks program based in De Smet

Posted: Saturday, Jul 19th, 2014
Todd Olinger, a cattlefeeder and farmer of Woonsocket, has become the newest member of the volunteer group of individuals governing the Beef Bucks program based in De Smet. Beef Bucks is a non-profit organization established for the purpose of promoting the beef industry and consumer education.
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Jailbirds raise money for March of Dimes

Posted: Friday, Jul 18th, 2014
On July 10 the March of Dimes held their annual Jail N' Bail event in Huron at the Plain's from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
The South Dakota chapter of the March of Dimes organization holds eight different Jail N' Bail events throughout South Dakota every year. The Jail N' Bail event raises money through people who volunteer to
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HBOR donation drive for Springs

Posted: Friday, Jul 18th, 2014
The Huron Board of Realtors held a donation drive to assist the Wessington Springs community with their loss due to the recent storm. Drop boxes were located at certain agencies and lending institutions, and the outcome was phenomenal -- clothes, canned foods, bottled water, socks, etc., were among some of the donations given. Thanks to all that donated to this
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Horticultural horror No. 2: A bloomin’ nightmare

Posted: Thursday, Jul 17th, 2014
(This is the second of a three-part series on horticulture. The first article appeared Sunday.)
In 1964, I lived in a townhouse in Phoenix, Arizona. At the time I was working twenty-five miles to the west and commuted across the desert daily. Our back yard was about the size of a postage stamp and surrounded by a six-foot, grape-stake fence.
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Iroquois Sports Day Weekend begins Friday

Posted: Thursday, Jul 17th, 2014
Iroquois will celebrate its annual Sports Day Weekend Friday through Sunday, July 20.
The fun begins Friday night at 6 p.m. with a "Happy Birthday South Dakota" community picnic celebration. Pulled pork sandwiches, hotdogs, beans and birthday cake will be served. Those attending are asked to bring a salad or dessert to share. Paper products and drinks will be provided.
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Wood carvings in progress ...

Posted: Wednesday, Jul 16th, 2014
Woodcarvers getting ready for the upcoming "Arts Festival on the Shores of Ravine Lake" include, from left, Jeff Dahr, Lanny Lundeen and Doug Dutenhoeffer. The festival will be at Ravine Lake July 26 from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. and July 27 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Live music and a local artist will be featured; admission is free.
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Marine Corps League drawing held

Posted: Wednesday, Jul 16th, 2014
At left: Leo Istas, Ron Larson and Bill Russell of the Marine Corps League, Huron Detachment No. 746, present a beautiful Henry 30.30 rifle to Mandy Ness, first place winner of the Rip Roarin' Repeatin' Rifle Raffle. Her young son is looking on.
Huron Mayor Paul Aylward drew the winning tickets Thursday morning at Veteran's Memorial Park downtown.
Second
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Dakota Prairie Daylily Society plans tour

Posted: Monday, Jul 14th, 2014
Saturday morning, July 19, Dakota Prairie Daylily Society is hosting an open house garden tour at the country home of Donna and Jack Steele of Wolsey from 10 a.m. through noon.
Last summer the daylily club hosted a garden tour at Vicky and Rick Aughenbaugh's home south of Iroquois.
"We were delighted at the number
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Hitchcock Heydays to begin Friday: Weekend fun to include parade, ATV/lawnmower Poker Run, street dance and fireworks

Posted: Monday, Jul 14th, 2014
The Hitchcock Heydays are planned Friday through Sunday, July 20, offering fun, food and festivities for all ages.
It begins Friday with a chili cook-off in downtown Hitchcock at 7 p.m., with cash prizes awarded in two divisions: Adults and 12 and under. Call 353-4949 for more information.
A street dance will begin at 9 p.m. Friday in the Fire
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What does the Fair say? Horticulture Building on S.D. State Fairgrounds accepting entries through July 31

Posted: Monday, Jul 14th, 2014
WHAT DOES THE FAIR SAY? Are you participating in the South Dakota State Fair Exhibits this year? July is here―and it's time to take a walk through your gardens.
Consider the fruit and vegetables, cut and dried flowers, plants and planters and herbs divisions open for exhibition in the Horticulture Building at the South Dakota State Fair.
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Ready to see patients: HRMC Phyisicians Clinic opens Tuesday

Posted: Monday, Jul 14th, 2014
Members of the HRMC Physicians Clinic include, front row, from left, Kristin VanBuskirk, RN, Raleigh Larson, RN, Jennifer Kalahar, Charlotte Fenske, Angie Kouf, Katie Deniger, RN, Donna Hepper and Jennefer Cruse, LPN; and in back, John Robert, M.D., Jesse Van Heukelom, M.D. and Travis Lehman, DO.
Next is a picture of a medical exam room.
A grand opening is planned
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Local Mormon youth take part in Trek

Posted: Saturday, Jul 12th, 2014
Trek is an opportunity for teenagers in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints to spend several days reenacting the Mormon pioneer handcart trek west.  They wear pioneer clothing, divide into "families," and each family pushes a wooden handcart along parts of the same trail the original pioneers walked. 
They connect emotionally and spiritually with their pioneer heritage as
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Violet Tschetter MH holds open house

Posted: Saturday, Jul 12th, 2014
A group enjoys visiting during an open house held at Violet Tschetter Memorial Home to show off their new decor.
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Lundstroms to speak Sunday at First Assembly of God Church

Posted: Saturday, Jul 12th, 2014
Larry and Gloria Lundstrom of Sisseton, who share a heart for families in crisis, will be appearing at 10:30 a.m. Sunday at First Assembly of God Church, 920 Lincoln Ave. S.W.
The Lundstroms have traveled the U.S. and Canada for more than 40 years. As uncertainty and brokenness have reshaped the very framework of today's families, the ministry of Larry
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Lunch out on the town

Posted: Friday, Jul 11th, 2014
Residents at SunQuest Healthcare Center enjoyed lunch at McDonald's Wednesday. The residents love going out to eat, with meals planned at restaurants throughout town at least twice a month.
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Royal to lead S.D. Sons of the American Legion

Posted: Friday, Jul 11th, 2014
Colin Royal, a member of Bensley-Rounds Sons of The American Legion Squadron 280 of Iroquois, was elected as the Detachment Commander of the South Dakota Sons of The American Legion at the State Convention held in Pierre on June 21. Commander Royal is a 10-year member of the S.A.L. and has been the Detachment Adjutant for the last 7 years.
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Presentation on human trafficking in China planned Sunday: Goodwill Ambassador for Eden Ministry to speak at Hope Lutheran Church

Posted: Friday, Jul 11th, 2014
Denise Jasmer, a Goodwill Ambassador for Eden Ministry, will be speaking on the conditions of human trafficking in China and how she is working to improve the lives of those affected by it during a presentation at 10:30 a.m. Sunday at Hope Lutheran Church, 1667 Frank Ave. S.E.
Jasmer partners with Eden Ministry to make an impact on the
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Classic Car & Bike Cruise Night planned Tuesday

Posted: Friday, Jul 11th, 2014
The fifth annual Classic Car & Bike Cruise Night is planned Tuesday at First United Methodist Church, 2660 Dakota Ave. S.
Cars and bikes will cruise Dakota Avenue from 6 to 7 p.m., with the Show & Shine planned from 7 to 8 p.m. in the First UMC west parking lot.
In case of rain, the event will be held
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