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A helping hand for United Way

Posted: Saturday, Dec 20th, 2014
Performance Radio and employees are committed to making a difference in our region with their generous contribution to the UWHR campaign with a donation of $2,235 to impact programs and projects in our region. Back row, from left, are Zach Nelson, Jeff Duffy, Shawn Martin, Keith Osier, Matt Watson and Kelly Sharp; and in front, Jan Eickhoff and Jeri Grohs,
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Supporting the United Way

Posted: Saturday, Dec 20th, 2014
The American Bank & Trust and American Trust Insurance employees from De Smet, Wolsey and Huron recently held a workplace campaign and with the company donations, $7,244.10 was donated toward the $282,000.00 goal for the UWHR campaign. From left, are Jeri Grohs and Stephanie Taylor, ABT employees and UWHR board members, Jason Ollerich, UW board, and Preston Steele, Dave DeBoer and
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It’s all about Christmas!

Posted: Friday, Dec 19th, 2014
Kristie Laird recently brought her second grade class from James Valley Christian School to sing Christmas songs for residents at SunQuest Healthcare Center. The students made Christmas tree ornaments and handed them out to residents before everyone enjoyed Christmas cookies!
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Sharing the Christmas spirit

Posted: Friday, Dec 19th, 2014
The Huron High School Tiger Friends recently visited SunQuest Healthcare Center to sing Christmas carols and songs. The energetic group was a hit with residents! The students made Christmas cards which they presented to everyone attending before sharing Christmas cookies.
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United Way volunteer opportunities

Posted: Friday, Dec 19th, 2014
Each month there are opportunities to volunteer in programs all around Huron. We are helping spread the word. Below are some of the opportunities for October and November.
• The Beadle County Humane Society can always use volunteers to help with the animals and other chores at the shelter on an ongoing basis -- help with kennels in the mornings,
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Junior Achievement teaches ethics

Posted: Friday, Dec 19th, 2014
Junior Achievement challenges local middle and high school students to think about the gray areas of life. The JA Excelling through Ethics program brings a unique opportunity for students to think about situations that are happening daily around them and how they would respond.
Is it ethical to share a story/picture that is not yours on social media, or
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HHS Speech & Debate Team in CFC tourney

Posted: Thursday, Dec 18th, 2014
The HHS Speech & Debate Team attended the first of three Central Forensic Conference tournaments on Saturday at Brandon Valley High School.
Huron is currently in fourth after the first CFC tournament.
The current point standings for the participating schools are Sioux Falls O'Gorman 149, Brookings 129, Yankton 127, Huron 111, Mitchell 89, Sioux Falls Washington 80, Sioux Falls
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Cookin’ It Up features ‘Sweet Treats’

Posted: Thursday, Dec 18th, 2014
Cool weather is in the air and it's a perfect time to warm up the oven. "Cooking It Up" is turning up the heat up with their sizzling new cooking classes! The upcoming session, "Sweet Treats," will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 18.
The YWCA has partnered with Healthy Huron, Carr Chiropractic, Wyshbone Market and Dakota
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Marketing & Social Media seminar set

Posted: Thursday, Dec 18th, 2014
In the ever changing world of technology, businesses can sometimes feel overwhelmed with trying to understand the do's and don'ts of online marketing and the use of social media as a tool to market their business.
The Huron Chamber & Visitors Bureau will host Scott Meyer of 9 Clouds to present a two hour seminar on "Marketing & Social
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S.D. Community Foundation Awards $15,000 to the South Dakota State Fair Foundation

Posted: Wednesday, Dec 17th, 2014
HURON -- The South Dakota Community Foundation is pleased to announce that the South Dakota State Fair Foundation has been awarded a $15,000 grant to assist with its performing arts stage.
This grant was presented through the South Dakota Community Foundation's statewide grant program.
The South Dakota State Fair Foundation has embarked on a capital campaign in order to
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Historical Society program to feature ‘Pioneer Girl’: De Smet to host DDN site for Tuesday conference

Posted: Monday, Dec 15th, 2014
The South Dakota State Historical Society and the History and Heritage Book Club are hosting a discussion of Laura Ingalls Wilder's "Pioneer Girl: The Annotated Autobiography" at the Cultural Heritage Center and through the video-conferencing Digital Dakota Network (DDN) at 7 p.m. Tuesday.
The program will feature Nancy Tystad Koupal, director of the Pioneer Girl Project and the South Dakota
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A ‘Poppy Days’ thank you

Posted: Monday, Dec 15th, 2014
Members of the American Legion William Reaves Post 7 were treated to lunch at their regular meeting on Dec. 4. Women from the American Legion Auxiliary served the lunch to thank them for the help they gave during Poppy Days.
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Santa comes to Huron early for Heartland Region United Way: Dakota Provisions donates $68,000-plus for United Way

Posted: Monday, Dec 15th, 2014
Employees at Dakota Provisions found it in their hearts -- with only a handful more employees than in the previous year -- to raise their pledges from $52,000 to $68,427.00. This is an average increase of around $22 per employee.
Fund drive chairman Mark "Smoky" Heuston had this to say about the huge increase in pledges: "Our management staff
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A stroll among Christmas trees

Posted: Monday, Dec 15th, 2014
Members of Mount Calvary Pre-kindergarten class recently had fun touring the Christmas trees at the Huron Event Center.
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Thank you for our school!

Posted: Monday, Dec 15th, 2014
On Nov. 14 the entire Buchanan K-1 Center and principal Mrs. Heinz, center, presented a book signed by all staff and students to the Gray Construction foreman Chris Miller, left, and another crew member, Kyle Bradshaw, right. For the last year, the construction crew have been constructing and remodeling what is now the Buchanan K-1 Center. The Buchanan staff/students wanted
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Credit Unions give a helping hand

Posted: Monday, Dec 15th, 2014
"People Helping People" has been a philosophy for Credit Unions for many years, and this year is no different. In early December the Central Chapter of Credit Unions brought donated items to the Salvation Army Food Pantry in Huron. Not only does the Salvation Army provide food to those who need it, but items such as toiletries, clothing, furniture, etc.,
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Kiwanians receive Walter Zeller Fellowships

Posted: Saturday, Dec 13th, 2014
Five local Kiwanians were honored with a Walter Zeller Fellowship at a recent Kiwanis meeting by Minnesota Dakotas District Lt. Governor Alfred Vanderlaan. 
Kiwanians Rick Sabers, Barbara Lorenz, Russ Dramstad, Ryan Fuchs, and Arnie Claeys were chosen for this fellowship for their continued commitment of time, talent, and service to Huron Kiwanis and its supported projects. 
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2014 Christmas awards and preparing for ’15

Posted: Saturday, Dec 13th, 2014
The Parade of Lights committee of the Huron Chamber & Visitors Bureau would like to announce the winner of the Griswold and Christmas Business Awards as well as highlight a Christmas Lane.
The 2014 Griswold Award went to Dr. John & Wilma Robert at 1780 McDonald Dr. Several houses were nominated this year including 119 Mellette Ave. N.W., 605
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North Area Honor Band participants

Posted: Saturday, Dec 13th, 2014
Huron High School students that were in the North Area Honor Band held in Aberdeen Dec. 6 include, back row, from left, Meredith Ollerich, trumpet, Micah Brown, trumpet, Caleb Schoenfelder, tuba and Ben Brown, bassoon; and in front, Larry Petersen, director, Sean Preston, trumpet, Kevin Baltzer, French horn and Tabitha Schmidt, percussion. The South Dakota North Area Honor Band was created when area band directors
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Kiwanis supports 4-H

Posted: Saturday, Dec 13th, 2014
Huron Kiwanis Club completed its $5,000 donation for the Nordby Exhibit Hall for 4-H Youth and Community. The club has received great support from 4-H youth and parents through the years at its Pancake House, which is operated at various times throughout the year, but always during the South Dakota State Fair. Kiwanis Club leaders wanted to show their appreciation
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Shop Huron & Win

Posted: Saturday, Dec 13th, 2014
The Huron Chamber & Visitors Bureau is excited to announce that the Shop Huron & Win campaign is keeping its momentum as the Christmas holiday nears! The second weekly drawing was held Wednesday at Walkers Flower Shop with shop owner Ann Edleman, left, and store associate Elisha Prien, pictured. The second winner of the $100 drawing is Lori Messegee of
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2015 Leadership Huron to support revitalization at S.D. State Fairgrounds, downtown beautification

Posted: Friday, Dec 12th, 2014
"I'm proud to report that this year's class represents diverse backgrounds, careers and passions, we all have one common goal- to be change makers," says 2015 class President Aaron Pilcher. During the last couple of months, the 2015 Leadership Huron classmates have not only been learning about each other and their community, but have also spent time discussing many different
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Beadle Bops 4-H Christmas activities

Posted: Friday, Dec 12th, 2014
Members of the Beadle Bops 4-H Club sang Christmas songs for residents at Country View Estate on Tuesday.
On Monday, several members of the group met at Kmart to ring bells for the Salvation Army.
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United Way donation tops $30,000

Posted: Thursday, Dec 11th, 2014
Premier Bankcard and its employees support the mission and philosophy of the United Way Heartland Region and that is evidenced by the incredible donation of $34,022.40 toward the goal. The UWHR appreciates the generosity and support of Premier Bankcard and the wonderful work they do in this region. From left, are UWHR board member Peggy Gibson; Kelli Peterson, Premier Bankcard
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Sharing the love of reading

Posted: Thursday, Dec 11th, 2014
Sophomore students from Huron High School helped read to kindergarten students recently at the Buchanan K-1 Center. PHOTOS CONTRIBUTED
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State Historical Society program to feature ‘Pioneer Girl’ discussion

Posted: Thursday, Dec 11th, 2014
The South Dakota State Historical Society and the History and Heritage Book Club are hosting a discussion of Laura Ingalls Wilder's "Pioneer Girl: The Annotated Autobiography" at the Cultural Heritage Center and through the video-conferencing Digital Dakota Network (DDN) at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 16.
The program will feature Nancy Tystad Koupal, director of the Pioneer Girl Project and the
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Runnings’ Ladies Night Out raises money, awareness for breast cancer

Posted: Wednesday, Dec 10th, 2014
A local breast cancer awareness event has raised $635 to help support breast cancer awareness and detection.
This is the fourth year Huron's Runnings Farm & Fleet has hosted a Ladies' Night Out in October with breast cancer information, refreshments, door prizes and specials with the funds contributed to Huron Regional Medical Center Foundation's breast cancer awareness fund.
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Top spellers at Huron Middle School

Posted: Wednesday, Dec 10th, 2014
Huron Middle School is proud to announce the qualifiers for the 2014-2015 HMS spelling bee. The HMS spelling bee will be held on  Thursday, Dec. 18, at 4 p.m. in the HMS vocal room. The top three winners will qualify for the regional spelling bee in Mitchell. Qualifiers include, back row, from left, Cullen Beals, Colton Black, Jacob Hotchkiss, Jemma
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Sunday school buys presents for Angel Tree

Posted: Wednesday, Dec 10th, 2014
On Friday, December 5, Sunday school children and their parents from Immanuel Lutheran, rural Iroquois, purchased items for children on the Salvation Army Angel Tree. The students asked the congregation for donations. After shopping, they went caroling at StoneyBrook Suites Assisted Living and visited elderly members at their homes. They can hardly wait until next year to do it again!
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State Oral Interp Festival held in Huron

Posted: Wednesday, Dec 10th, 2014
The Huron High School Speech & Debate Team hosted the State Oral Interp Festival on Dec. 5-6. The first day of the tournament was hosted at the Huron Event Center; with the second day hosted at Huron High School.
The State Oral Interp Tournament involved over 300 student competitors from over 50 schools in South Dakota. It is the culmination
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Nebraska man dressed up as Santa for decades

Posted: Monday, Dec 8th, 2014
NORTH PLATTE, Neb. (AP) -- Larry Covey has heard Christmas wishes from area children since his beard was red -- more than 40 years ago.
But now, Covey's beard is fluffy and white. He never liked using a fake beard to dress up as Santa Claus, The North Platte Telegraph reported.
Covey said he started as Santa when a co-worker
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S.D. Farmers Union recognizes Torchbearers

Posted: Monday, Dec 8th, 2014
Seventeen rural youth were recognized with the Torchbearer honor during the 2014 South Dakota Farmers Union State Convention.
This is the highest honor South Dakota Farmers Union awards youth membership. The Torchbearer award recognizes a youth's commitment to their community, their state, and the organization, as well as the leadership skills they have developed through Farmers Union Youth Programming, explains
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Ringing in the season

Posted: Monday, Dec 8th, 2014
The Huron Board of Realtors were ringing bells for the Salvation Army Friday at Coborn's. From left, are Jaime Olsen, Erica Deming and Sarah Senske.
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SunQuest volunteer tea

Posted: Monday, Dec 8th, 2014
The Huron High School Madrigals performed for a volunteer tea recently at SunQuest Healthcare Center. Cake and punch were served.
Those attending volunteer in a variety of manners, including to play bingo, present music programs, line dance, pass mail, label clothing, lead church groups, Bible study, accompany people to doctor or hospital visits, and more.
The volunteer tea
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