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Spirit of Dakota announces nominees

Posted: Monday, Sep 22nd, 2014
Thirteen outstanding women have been nominated by their communities to be honored at the Spirit of Dakota's 28th anniversary celebration and award banquet.
They are Julaine Arient-Rollman, Rapid City; Wanda Drake, Lake Nordon; Shirley Eisnach, Pierre; Rozella Glanzer, Huron; Melissa Johnson, Aberdeen; Linda Rabe, Rapid City; Lorraine Rousseau, Sisseton; Theresa Stehly, Sioux Falls; Renee Sutton, Burke; Louann Streff,
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Huron Symphony Orchestra announces 58th concert season: HSO membership drive now under way

Posted: Monday, Sep 22nd, 2014
The Huron Symphony Orchestra is pleased to announce its 2014-15 concert season under the direction of conductor Dr. Robert Vodnoy, Director of Orchestral Activities and Professor of Strings at Northern State University. This will be the Orchestra's 58th season.
The Symphony has also launched its season membership and fund drive, which includes a special musical offering for donors. Those
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James Valley Christian Class of 1964

Posted: Monday, Sep 22nd, 2014
The Class of 1964 from James Valley Christian High School celebrated its 50th class reunion on Sept. 13 at the Hangar Restaurant in Huron. From left, are, Elliott Hofer, Myrna (Friesen) Sprenger, Ella Decker, Lois (Hofer) Petersen, Elaine (Stahl) Kleinsasser, Sylvester Tschetter, and Paulette (Hofer) Gross.
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Gleich donation

Posted: Monday, Sep 22nd, 2014
A total of $1,210 was raised through the Harvey Gleich Memorial Walk held in conjunction with Andy's Road Race on Aug. 30 at Memorial Park. This was the 33rd annual event, and was held in memory of Harvey Gleich. Proceeds from the walk are being donated to the Polycystic Kidney Disease Foundation (PKD Foundation), the Gleich family's choice of charity.
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Mona, a real canine con artist

Posted: Monday, Sep 22nd, 2014
I had been dog-less since Duchess passed on in early 1959. Then, in 1961, I adopted a beautiful German Shepherd puppy I named Mona II, after the dog we lost in the attack on Pearl Harbor. A couple of weeks after the attack, that dog was found hiding in a Hawaiian sugar cane field by the Humane Society and shipped
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Ducks Unlimited plans annual banquet: Duck Stamp prices may rise to increase waterfowl protection measures

Posted: Saturday, Sep 20th, 2014
Ducks Unlimited, the "world's leader in wetlands conservation" will be hosting its annual banquet and fundraiser in Huron on Thursday, Oct. 2, with cocktails at 5:30 p.m. and dinner at 7 p.m. with the fundraiser to follow, all at the Beadle County Sportsman's Club.
Contact Dan Krugman at 605-461-8007 or Mike Zell at 605-350-2778 for tickets or additional
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Huron Farmers’ Market to feature Sunrise Flour Mill’s Heritage Flour

Posted: Friday, Sep 19th, 2014
Healthy never tasted so good -- and those heading to the Huron Farmers' Market Saturday morning will discover why.
Darrold Glanville of Sunrise Flour Mill will be selling flours and baking and selling pizza baked in a brick oven.
The market is open from 8 a.m. to noon in the former Extension building parking lot, on the corner of Third
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DWU names royalty

Posted: Friday, Sep 19th, 2014
Dakota Wesleyan University crowned its 2014 homecoming king and queen Sunday during coronation. This year's king and queen are Cassie Landgaard of Worthington, Minn., and the granddaughter of Dale and June Metter of Huron; and Kyle Gerlach, Mount Vernon.
Landgaard is double-majoring in athletic training and biology. She is the president of CHAOS (science) Club, president of the Athletic Training
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Hitchcock-Tulare names homecoming royalty

Posted: Friday, Sep 19th, 2014
The Hitchcock-Tulare Homecomong royalty named this week include, from left, king Landon Gatzke and queen Cassie Schultz.
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Iroquois Homecoming this week

Posted: Friday, Sep 19th, 2014
Iroquois School named its 2014 homecoming royalty this week, with queen Sierra Crater and king Erik Wehlander.
Next, Tuesday was Super Hero Day and these are just a few of the students who dressed up for the day.
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Sharing love

Posted: Friday, Sep 19th, 2014
Geneva Spelbring, who is a resident at SunQuest Healthcare Center, spends her days making little wrapped boxes, that she gives to others along with a printed poem telling the recipient the small box -- filled with love -- is a reminder that someone cares. She is giving the boxes to residents at Violet Tschetter Memorial Home.
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Beadle County 4-H Achievement Days indoor results

Posted: Friday, Sep 19th, 2014
Congratulations Beadle County 4-H'ers! These are the purple ribbon winners from Achievement Days held Aug. 7-8. These entries were also judged at the S.D. State Fair.
• Aerospace & Rocketry, Wyatt Rigge
• Child Development, Kaitlyn Micheel, Laci Svennes (3), Hannah Appel, Kelby Dickson, Jacob Wehde, Elise DeVries (2), Melissa Thompson
• Clothing, Claire Trautman, Kate Hamilton (2), Sadie French,
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Back to Football Friday

Posted: Thursday, Sep 18th, 2014
Participants in Carr Chiropractic's Back to Football Friday, spent their lunch hour walking to get their lunch then bring back to the Carr Chiropractic. Several different groups held similar events that encouraged getting out and getting healthy. The event is coordinated by the Heartland Region United Way.
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Nephrology Nurses’ Week spotlights healthcare heroes

Posted: Thursday, Sep 18th, 2014
Huron Regional Medical Center Dialysis Unit invites hospitals, dialysis facilities and others to honor nurses during ‘Nephrology Nurses Week'.
HRMC dialysis unit will join the American Nephrology Nurses' Association (ANNA) in a nationwide celebration honoring nephrology nurses during Nephrology Nurses Week, Sept. 14-20.
Nephrology nurses care for patients with kidney disease that require dialysis and provide lifesaving care each
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‘Drawn to the Land: Homesteading Dakota’ exhibit on display at Huron Public Library: Traveling exhibit to be at library until Nov. 1

Posted: Wednesday, Sep 17th, 2014
"Drawn to the Land: Homesteading Dakota," a traveling exhibit from the South Dakota State Historical Society, will be at the Huron Public Library until Nov. 1.
From 1860 to 1920, thousands of homesteaders poured into Dakota from across the country and overseas. Many stayed, making a home for themselves and their descendants. Others came for only a short while
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Wessington seniors share lunch

Posted: Wednesday, Sep 17th, 2014
The Wessington Sunshine Nutrition Center had more than 30 people turn out for a special dinner Monday and to hear Brett Spencer of Huron, center, speak on how to prevent becoming a victim of fraud.
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An evening with Rebecca and Kuba Saturday

Posted: Tuesday, Sep 16th, 2014
The Redfield Area Concert Association is excited to bring to the Redfield stage the highly acclaimed husband and wife duo of Rebecca and Kuba.
Two wonderful performers -- an acclaimed Broadway theater vocalist, Rebecca, and a spectacular Vibraphone virtuoso and multi-instrumentalist, Kuba -- present a widely varied program of pops, jazz, and classical music that makes for a wonderful
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‘Authors Among Us’ series begins Wednesday

Posted: Tuesday, Sep 16th, 2014
The Huron Public Library's Authors Among Us series proudly presents Minnesota author, Frederick Blanch, at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the library.
Blanch will read from his latest book, "Last Words:  Frederick's Bionary," a "witty, charming, sad, and hilarious" account of the author's trials and travails. The book has been nominated for the Minnesota Book Awards and includes accounts of Blanch's
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Pride of Lake Byron award

Posted: Tuesday, Sep 16th, 2014
Leif and Janis Andol have been given this summer's final "Pride of Lake Byron" Feature Yard award. Big evergreen trees and rosemaling signs that say "Velkommen" give their yard a touch of Norway, the country that Leif immigrated from when he was a young man. Dark burgundy barberry bushes, and maroon and yellow day lilies accent their neatly mowed green
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“Moms Next” now in Huron: New group provides a way for mothers of school children to connect

Posted: Tuesday, Sep 16th, 2014
With sometimes more than 30 mothers in each of its groups, MOPS, or Mothers of Preschoolers has added a third group, Moms Next, to its twice-monthly meetings in Huron.
Moms Next is providing a way for not only mothers of preschoolers, but mothers of children from preschool to seniors in high school to get together and encourage one another.
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First graders receive U.S. flags

Posted: Tuesday, Sep 16th, 2014
The Iroquois Elementary first graders recently received their first flag and were taught a little basic information about the flag. They were also given the list of ten questions that were asked in class to study with their parents, and a copy of the Pledge of Allegiance for their room. Instruction and flags were provided by Colin Royal and the
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GFWC Fortnightly Club awards scholarship

Posted: Tuesday, Sep 16th, 2014
G.F.W.C. Fortnightly Club members Vivian Allen is giving Tyresse Theus a music scholarship for private lessons on guitar. His instructor is Barb Valer. Tyresse is in the eighth grade and is active in the music group "We Found Sound."
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4 generations of Cooks

Posted: Tuesday, Sep 16th, 2014
From left, mother Becky Trigg holding her son, Hunter Charles Trigg, great-grandmother Maxie Cook and grandmother Connie Rowen.
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Holy Trinity Church to host Classic Car Show Tuesday

Posted: Tuesday, Sep 16th, 2014
Holy Trinity Cathloic Church has rescheduled its Classic Car Show for this Tuesday, Sept 16, from 6:30-8:30 p.m.
The event will be held in the Holy Trinity Catholic Church parking lot.
The group is inviting all Classic Car enthusiasts to bring their cars to the show.
For fans that come to see the cars a concession stand will
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Iroquois plans homecoming festivities

Posted: Monday, Sep 15th, 2014
Iroquois School is planning homecoming festivities including coronation on Tuesday and special dress-up days all week.
Monday will be PJ day, Tuesday is Super Hero Day, Wednesday is Color War day, and Thursday is throw back/decade day and Friday is Spirit Day.
Coronation will take place Tuesday, Sept. 16 after the home volleyball game against Oldham-Ramona-Rutland (ORR), followed by a
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Iroquois fifth-graders study citizenship

Posted: Monday, Sep 15th, 2014
The Iroquois Elementary fifth grade class recently received instruction on flag etiquette and basic citizenship. They learned how to fold the U.S. flag properly, proper raising and lowering of the flag as well as care of the flag. In citizenship, they learned about Patriot Day, about the Pledge of Allegiance, having pride in the history of the United States, and
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‘Patriot Day’ program at Federal Building

Posted: Saturday, Sep 13th, 2014
The Huron Federal Employees recognized the 13th Anniversary of September 11th, "Patriot Day," by inviting all the employees for a "Flag Raising Ceremony" in front of the Huron Federal Building. While members of the National Guard HHC 153rd Engineering raised the U.S. flag, everyone was invited so sing "The Star-Spangled Banner." Bev Helm invited everyone to reflect upon the
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Last chance to buy advance tickets for S.D. Women’s Expo is Monday

Posted: Saturday, Sep 13th, 2014
The deadline to save on event tickets for the 2014 South Dakota Women's Expo is Monday.
The S.D. Women's Expo, which will be held Saturday, September 27, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the S.D. State Fairgrounds, has been completely revamped to bring attendees more excitement, entertainment, fun and friendship. This year's "Color Me …" theme has inspired new
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Troop 222 raising money to attend World Boy Scout Jamboree in Japan

Posted: Friday, Sep 12th, 2014
"We cannot do it without your help!!!"
Boy Scout Troop 222 in Huron is embarking on a fundraising campaign to help the troop travel to Japan for the 2015 World Boy Scout Jamboree.
The World Boy Scout Jamboree offers Scouts a once in a lifetime opportunity to broaden their horizons and experience culture, food, customs. They will make lifelong friends
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Local authors to hold book signing in Wessington Springs

Posted: Friday, Sep 12th, 2014
Co-authors Summer Schakel and Dixie Faughn will be signing their new book, "Below Gravity," Saturday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Sweet Grass in Wessington Springs.
The book is science fiction aimed at teenage or younger readers.
Faughn, who is also an artist, lives in Jerauld County where she enjoys sharing her artwork through commission.
Through the
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Bunny love at SunQuest Healthcare

Posted: Friday, Sep 12th, 2014
Lavonne Marshall, a resident at SunQuest Healthcare Center, finds comfort in cuddling a black rabbit, one of the bunnies the center cares for to provide animal interaction for the residents.
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October proclaimed United Way Month

Posted: Thursday, Sep 11th, 2014
Members of the United Way Heartland Region Board and partner organizations were on hand at Monday night's city commission meeting as Mayor Paul Aylward proclaimed October as United Way month in Huron.
From left, are, Jamie Miedema, YWCA director; Ralph Borkowski, Kelli Peterson and Chris Nohr, all from the UWHR board, and Mayor Aylward. The UWHR Pledge card
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S.D. American Legion District 6, 4 plan fall meetings: District 6 to meet Sept. 28 in Mitchell, District 4 to meet Sept. 13 in Doland

Posted: Thursday, Sep 11th, 2014
The annual District 6 Fall Meeting of the South Dakota American Legion will be held Sunday, Sept. 28, in Mitchell for Legionnaires from Beadle, Kingsbury, Miner, Aurora, Brule, Buffalo, Davison, Hanson, Jerauld and Sanborn counties.
The Legion business session will begin at 3 p.m. in the Mitchell American Legion Post Home.
A social will begin at 2
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Creating music is ageless

Posted: Wednesday, Sep 10th, 2014
Violin music filled the halls at SunQuest Healthcare Center when violinist Laura Barry, who is the niece of resident Victor Woodruff, stopped by.
Barry, standing, is shown with her uncle and Erma Woodruff.
Next, Barry performs with Dwaine Dunning, who is also a resident at the nursing home.
Dunning often plays his violin to entertain fellow residents.
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Hunger Games to begin: Food drive competition to benefit Salvation Army and Heartland Region Backpack Program; have food at Northwest Pipe by 2 p.m. Sept. 17

Posted: Wednesday, Sep 10th, 2014
In conjunction with Back to Football Friday, Northwest Pipe would like to challenge your company to take part in the third annual Hunger Games community-wide food drive competition, originally started by Raven Aerostar and now handed over to the big winners!
This is a food drive competition benefiting The Huron Salvation Army and The Heartland Region Backpack program, serving children
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