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United Way volunteer opportunities

Posted: Wednesday, Mar 25th, 2015
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.
• State Destination Imagination Tournament volunteers are needed on March 28 at Huron High School to help with greeting, concessions, hallway monitoring and guidance of teams to cool down rooms after challenges.
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JVCS to present ‘Johnny Be Good’: Join JVCS for an evening in the ’50s

Posted: Monday, Mar 23rd, 2015
It's the 1950s. There's rockin' and rollin', some stompin' and some strollin' and its all going on down at Sweet Sal's Soda Shoppe. 
It's the place to be! Everyone's happy to be there except Johnny! He wants to go to Nashville and become the "somebody" he was meant to be!
Join JVCS as they take a trip down memory lane into
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State Master Gardener awards presented: Donna Steele and Vicky Aughenbaugh awarded the Gold Star Badge

Posted: Monday, Mar 23rd, 2015
Huron Area Master Gardeners, Donna Steele of rural Wolsey and Vicky Aughenbaugh of rural Iroquois were awarded the Distinguished Gold Star Badge during the State Master Gardener Update.
Steele and Aughenbaugh graduated from the 1995 Master Gardener Class and have since been very active in the local chapter. They are close friends and if you see one, the other
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Papa Luigi raises $45K for HRMC Foundation

Posted: Monday, Mar 23rd, 2015
Nearly 300 guests attended the 16th annual "A Night with Papa Luigi," raising more than $45,000 for the Huron Regional Medical Center Foundation, according to Paul Rann, executive director of the HRMC Foundation.
Papa Luigi hosted a night in "The Roaring 20s" on Saturday, March 7, 2015, at the Huron Event Center. Guests and local "celebrity" hosts dressed in
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Hilarity for Charity and Home Instead Senior Care donate for Alzheimer’s: Groups donate 6,000 hours of free in-home care to families living with Alzheimer’s Disease

Posted: Monday, Mar 23rd, 2015
More than 130 families coping with Alzheimer's disease will now receive much-needed support thanks to the Hilarity for Charity and Home Instead Senior Care Alzheimer's and Dementia Care Relief Grant Program. ®, a movement established with the Alzheimer's Association®, led by actors and writers Lauren Miller Rogen and Seth Rogen to inspire change and raise awareness of Alzheimer's disease, announced
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Time for a coffee break!

Posted: Monday, Mar 23rd, 2015
Residents at SunQuest Healthcare Center had fun going to the Donut Shoppe Friday for breakfast.
Mary Bill (right) enjoys a cup of coffee with Donut Shoppe owner Mary Jo Peters.
Next, Cordie and Valla Vee Benedict enjoy donuts and coffee.
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A visit with pets

Posted: Monday, Mar 23rd, 2015
Carolyn Crather is holding "Chris," a cat ready for adoption at the Beadle County Humane Society. The BCHS brought the animal to Violet Tschetter Memorial Home to share with residents.
As a show of gratitude for bringing animals to the facility, VTMH gathered donations of pet food, toys and money, which was presented to the shelter.
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Midcontinet Foundation awards $100K in grants to groups in 31 communities

Posted: Monday, Mar 23rd, 2015
A record number 89 nonprofit, school and government organizations have been awarded grants made available through the Midcontinent® Foundation. The Foundation board is distributing $109,429 in grants this spring to organizations in 12 South Dakota communities, 19 North Dakota communities and 10 Minnesota communities.
As the charitable arm of the Midcontinent family of companies, the Foundation Board reviews grant
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Lions free library project

Posted: Saturday, Mar 21st, 2015
From left, are Amy Mattke, Robin Moran and Tami Meyer, all with the South Dakota Department of Health; Shirley Apley, director of the Huron Public Library; Lion Jim Gropper, Free Library Project Chair, Huron Eye Opener Lions Club; and Lion Steve Arbach, President, Huron Eye Opener Lions Club. During a recent meeting of the Huron Eye Opener Lions Club, Mattke,
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Mount Calvary Preschool visit

Posted: Saturday, Mar 21st, 2015
Violet Tschetter Memorial Home residents enjoyed having cookies and helping Mount Calvary Preschool children with crafts on Monday.
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St. Patrick’s Day fun

Posted: Friday, Mar 20th, 2015
Green was the theme at the St. Patrick's Day celebration at SunQuest Healthcare Center. They had green beer and green punch along with shamrock cookies.
In the first photo is Heath Blue playing the piano.
Shown next is Dwaine Dunning playing the violin.
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Huron Area Junior Festival held

Posted: Friday, Mar 20th, 2015
The Huron Area Junior Festival was held March 1 at Huron High School. The event is a program sponsored by the National Federation of Music Clubs.
Adjudicators of piano, vocal, flute and violin were Dr. Marcela Faflak, Kay Fischer, Brigette Weisenburger and Helen Anderson, all of Aberdeen; and guitar: Don Whitney of Huron.

SUPERIOR PLUS RATING
• PIANO
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Learning about fighting fires

Posted: Thursday, Mar 19th, 2015
As part of the "Happy Hometown Helpers" unit, the children at Kingdom Kids Learning Center Preschool at First United Methodist Church have been learning about firefighters in the community. Firefighters Kevin Eckmann and Brian Dunn explained how they use the truck, tools and equipment prior to "sounding" the alarms for the children.
Shown first are, front row, from left, Laney Marshall,
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Schlueter named judge for World Baton Twirling event

Posted: Thursday, Mar 19th, 2015
Joanne (Aughenbaugh) Schlueter of rural Iroquois has been selected as one of four U.S. judges for the upcoming World Baton Twirling competition. This competition includes national champions from more than 40 countries and is held every three years. The event will be held in Lignano, Italy.
In addition to her judge's duties, she will hold instructional classes on judging techniques
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Annual Cutest Baby Contest planned: Entries now open for HRMC contest; vote online throughout month of April

Posted: Thursday, Mar 19th, 2015
In celebration of new life and anticipation of spring, Huron Regional Medical Center (HRMC) is hosting its seventh annual Cutest Baby contest during March and April, according to Kim Rieger, VP of marketing for HRMC.
"Ask any parent or grandparent and they will tell you their baby is cute -- and he or she is," said Rieger. "This contest
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CLC Preschool plans open house Tuesday

Posted: Wednesday, Mar 18th, 2015
HURON -- The American Lutheran Church Christian Learning Center Preschool will hold its spring open house today from 5:30 to 7 p.m. The preschool room is located in the upper level of the American Lutheran Church Education Building, 155 Fourth Street S.E. in Huron.
There are classes for children who are ages 3, 4 and 5.
Refreshments will be served by
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Huron to host Destination Imagination state tournament on March 28

Posted: Tuesday, Mar 17th, 2015
To develop opportunities that inspire the global community of learners to utilize diverse approaches in applying 21st century skills and creativity, is what Destination Imagination works toward.
Colleen Jensen and Bobbie Matthews have seen, first-hand, this mission statement come to life. Starting with their own children.
"My own kids were part of the program in Pierre. My husband and
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Huron Symphony Orchestra needs you!

Posted: Tuesday, Mar 17th, 2015
Everyone is encouraged to attend the upcoming Huron Symphony Orchestra concert, "An Afternoon of Concertos," at 4 p.m. Sunday, March 22, in the Fine Arts Center.
It will be a show of support for the orchestra, which has been active in Huron for more than 50 years.
Few people realize how unique the Huron Symphony Orchestra is in South Dakota,
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Angles, lines and figures, Oh My! You can count on fun at Munce’s Math Night

Posted: Monday, Mar 16th, 2015
Angles, lines, figures Oh My! Vanya Munce's eighth grade students met March 9 at the Campus Center for a geometry math night. In class the students have started working with lines, angles, measurement, polygons, transformations, etc.
One of the night's activities involved measuring right triangles on the wall and using the Pythagorean Theorem to solve for the hypotenuse. They
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Legislative pages

Posted: Monday, Mar 16th, 2015
Chelsey Langbehn, daughter of Amy and Larry Langbehn, and Bailey Zerfoss, daughter of Sandy Matthews and Darwin Zerfoss, served as Senate Pages with Senator Jim White the last week of session. They are both students of Wolsey-Wessington High School.
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Saturday is National Pi Day

Posted: Monday, Mar 16th, 2015
Mr. Weger's calculus students, Erik Wehlander and Sierra Crater presented him with a T-shirt to commerate National Pi Day on  Saturday, March 14. Since 1988, Pi Day has been the annual celebration commemorating the 4,000-year-old mathematical constant π (pi), commonly approximated as 3.14159, the ratio of a circle's circumference to its diameter. According to piday.org, "Pi has been calculated to
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DWU to host 23rd regional science fair

Posted: Monday, Mar 16th, 2015
Dakota Wesleyan University will host the 23rd annual South Central South Dakota Regional Science and Engineering Fair on Tuesday, March 24, in the Christen Athletic Center.
The competition includes students in grades six through 12, from 21 schools in 18 South Dakota counties.  Projects will be on display for viewing by the public from 2 to 5 p.m.
Students participating
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Making paper flowers to share

Posted: Friday, Mar 13th, 2015
Broadland Buddies 4-H Club made dyed paper coffee filter flowers and delivered them to the Stoneybrook Suites as table and tray decorations for the residents.
Members pictured are, front row, from left, Holden Hegg, Yesenia Spinsby, Kyla Peskey, Raymond Cole and Blake Peskey; and in back, Hailey Haber, Brant Slepikas, Brandon Haber, Dylan Stahly, Xavier Spinsby and Rachel Huizenga.
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St. Frances Shop style show held

Posted: Friday, Mar 13th, 2015
The St. Francis Shop Fashion Show & Luncheon was held March 7 at Holy Trinity Catholic School. This fundraiser for the school highlights the beautiful and fun fashions that are available at the St. Francis Shop.
Shown first are fashion models Katie Schoenfelder and Cheyenne Dreyer.
Next, Barrie Held models an outfit.
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National Legion Auxiliary president to be in Black Hills

Posted: Friday, Mar 13th, 2015
American Legion Auxiliary Department of South Dakota will host National President Janet Jefford on March 17-19 during a stopover in her year-long nationwide tour to call on community members.
Jefford will have the opportunity to learn about veteran support efforts in South Dakota, including Black Hills Health Care System at Fort Meade and Hot Springs, Hot Springs State Veterans
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