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Easter fun

Posted: Thursday, Apr 24th, 2014
The Iroquois Area Community Club held its annual Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday afternoon in the school gyms.  Kids came for the hunt.  Afterwards they had treats and played games in the gym.
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Putting out the ‘Welcome’ mat

Posted: Thursday, Apr 24th, 2014
I built a birdhouse this winter, a very special birdhouse with no back wall. I was determined I, and my wife Norelle, were going to watch the miracle of birth and commune with nature from the comfort of our home.
I crafted it carefully, paying attention to each detail. After construction, I painted it and installed a solar light
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Mitchell woman honored as S.D. Salute to Senior Service winner

Posted: Thursday, Apr 24th, 2014
A 74-year-old Mitchell woman has been honored as the South Dakota winner of the Home Instead Senior Care® network's Salute to Senior Service® award.
Clara Determan is being recognized for her dedicated community service, including her work at the Retired Senior Volunteer Program. Determan helps other seniors get to their medical appointments, runs errands and makes sure they have food
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‘All Shook Up’

Posted: Monday, Apr 21st, 2014
Huron High School drama department is preparing for its upcoming musical production, "All Shook Up," inspired by and featuring the songs of Elvis Presley. The show will be presented at 7 p.m. Friday and at 2 p.m. Saturday in the HHS Auditorium, under the direction of Darlene Haberstick.
"All Shook Up" combines the popular tunes of Elvis Presley with the
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Support Red Cross at ‘Ole & Lena’s Wedding’: Fundraising dinner theater set Saturday at Plains

Posted: Monday, Apr 21st, 2014
The Dakota Region Ameri-can Red Cross is inviting the community to a comedic fundraising dinner theater, "Ole and Lena's Wedding," Saturday at the Plains in Huron. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. and the "wedding ceremony" begins at 6 p.m.
"In lieu of wedding gifts, please consider bringing nonperishable food for the local food pantry," states the Red Cross "invitations." All
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Redfield churches unite for Weird Animals VBS

Posted: Monday, Apr 21st, 2014
How do kids learn that Jesus' love is one-of-a-kind? In Redfield next month, it will be at Weird Animals vacation Bible school.
"Weird Animals VBS, where kids learn Jesus' love is one-of-a-kind" will be held May 27-30 with two sessions planned, one for preschool-age children and the other for elementary grades one through five.
Weird Animals VBS is a
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HRMC celebrates volunteers

Posted: Monday, Apr 21st, 2014
Like many other organizations around the nation, Huron Regional Medical Center (HRMC) is celebrating Volunteer month in appreciation of the many individuals who give of their time, talents and energy to help the hospital care for the people of this region.
April is Volunteer Appreciation month and is a time to celebrate people doing extraordinary things through service. April also
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Thank you to VTMH volunteers

Posted: Monday, Apr 21st, 2014
Violet Tschetter Memorial Home held a celebration in honor of its volunteers on April 12.
The theme was "We need s'more volunteers like you" which led to the creation of a great dessert and cute gift jars presented to all who attended.
In the next photo, Dude Vanderhule holds a handmade quilt created for him by Jolene Fredrickson,
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Onward Wolsey Gun Calendar profits benefit volunteer firemen, senior center

Posted: Monday, Apr 21st, 2014
Wolsey Volunteer Firemen received a check for $22,702.65 for 95 percent of the 2013 Onward Wolsey Gun Calendar profits at the Onward Wolsey Game Feed April 12.
The Wolsey Senior Center received 5 percent, or $1,194.88.
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Sharing the fun of going to the prom

Posted: Saturday, Apr 19th, 2014
Several members of the Huron High School Key Club stopped at SunQuest Healthcare Center before going to the prom to share the glitz and glamour with residents. Tabitha Schmidt, left, and Josee Schwartz, right, are shown with Mary Bill. In the next photo are, from left, Schwartz, Schmidt, Lexi Echmann and Hannah Nelson.
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Redfield youth honored for volunteerism

Posted: Friday, Apr 18th, 2014
Dalton Howe of Redfield, an eighth-grader at Redfield Junior High School, was presented an engraved silver medallion to recognize his selection by the Prudential Spirit of Community Awards as one of South Dakota's top two youth volunteers of 2014.
The recognition was held Wednesday during a student recognition assembly in the Redfield High School Auditorium.
Howe, 14, led a project
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HMS takes part in Redfield contest

Posted: Friday, Apr 18th, 2014
Huron Middle School participated in the Redfield Instrumental Contest held April 12. Sixth graders receiving superior ratings in the contest include, from left, Shelby VandenHoek, Julianne Hanson and Noelle Nemmers.
In the next photo, seventh- and eighth-grade students receiving superiors include, first row, from left, Claire Trautman, Thomas Mayfield, Sylvia Kattner, Tyrese Theus, Sierra Halbur and Sawyer Ptak; second row,
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Wolsey ‘runs into the future’

Posted: Thursday, Apr 17th, 2014
Wolsey-Wessington freshman varsity cross country runner, Ashley Robinson and her coach, Carmen Bartells, held a fundraising 5 K run/walk on Saturday, April 12. The run/walk helped raise money for both the Wolsey-Wessington cross country team and a "Running into your Future" scholarship to be presented to a Wolsey-Wessington senior. Although the morning was a bit chilly, over 85 runners, from
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Applications being accepted for at-large contestants for Miss S.D. Outstanding Teen

Posted: Thursday, Apr 17th, 2014
HOT SPRINGS -- Applications are being accepted for at-large contestants for the Miss South Dakota's Outstanding Teen Pageant which will be held June 20, 2014 in Hot Springs.
The teen pageant is open to young women ages 13-17 who have not graduated from high school. Contestants will be judged on talent, private interview, evening wear, lifestyle and fitness in sportswear, scholastic
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Now is the ‘Write Time’ for S.D. State Fair literature competition

Posted: Thursday, Apr 17th, 2014
HURON -- Every year the South Dakota State Fair offers a special platform for writers to have their work read and heard in public. Department 370 Literature will be taking entries in 30 categories for competition, awards and critiques during the South Dakota State Fair. Poets, storytellers, essayists and journalists can enter now through July 31.
So now is
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GFWC donates to Family Safe Center

Posted: Wednesday, Apr 16th, 2014
Dona Meyer, left, of General Federation of Women's Clubs is shown presenting donated items to Jan Manolis of the Jan Manolis Family Safe Center during their District meetings. They have shown their support of the JMFSC for the past several years. These items were donated for use in the center's domestic violence shelter.
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‘Journey to the Cross’ planned at 1st UMC: Walk-through event planned Thursday and Friday from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m.

Posted: Tuesday, Apr 15th, 2014
First United Methodist Church will be offering a "Journey to the Cross" walk-through event both Thursday and Friday, with doors open from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m.
This walk-through experience will take visitors from creation to the cross, with hallway decorations helping bridge transitions along the path.
"We're trying to communicate with people that the Bible is not a series of
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‘Watch the Lamb’

Posted: Tuesday, Apr 15th, 2014
Senior High Youth from Riverview United Methodist Church prepare for the "Watch the Lamb" Good Friday Service. Come and share the agonizing journey to the cross. The production will be presented at 6 and 8 p.m. on Good Friday, April 18. Participants include Brandon Haber, Kyle Corbett, Ryland Solem, Braeden Edleman, Mason Thomas, Brett Johnsen, Braedon Hinker, Jecelyn Wehde, Carolyn Marshall, Brenden
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Center For Independence holds banquet

Posted: Tuesday, Apr 15th, 2014
The Center For Independence held it's annual banquet on April 1  at the Plains with approximately 250 people in attendance. 
Blaine Liebnow was awarded the Excellence in Achievement Award.  Blaine has done an outstanding job of self advocating and providing disability awareness to people in the community. Blaine has been very active in Bridging Activities, the agency newsletter and
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More photos from Center for Independence annual banquet

Posted: Tuesday, Apr 15th, 2014
The Excellence in Achievement Award was presented to Blaine Liebnow, who is shown with Theresa Jensen, SC.
In the next photo, the Employee of the Year award was presented to Beth Lueck, left, lead instructor at Strides. With her is Georgia Langbehn, CSO, who presented the award.
Next, Dairy Queen in Miller was recognized as Employer of the Year.
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United Way to accept grant applications

Posted: Tuesday, Apr 15th, 2014
United Way Heartland Region will begin accepting grant applications for the 2015 year from May 1 through May 23. The grant application will be available on the web site at www.liveunitedhuron.com.
Grant applications must be received at the UWHR office located on the second floor of Wells Fargo, via mail at PO BOX 652 or delivered to 631 Kansas Ave.
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Welcome to music class at Madison School!

Posted: Monday, Apr 14th, 2014
Madison Elementary students in first and second grade invited their parents into their music classroom on Monday and Tuesday.
Parents experienced music education through a variety of activities including games, instruments and songs, and were introduced to some of the new technology available in classrooms today, such as the Smartboard. Music teachers are Kris Claeys and Barbara Nicholas.
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Pizza with the Principal

Posted: Monday, Apr 14th, 2014
Students who enjoyed Pizza with the Principal in March and April include, back row, from left, Mrs. Heinz, Connor Dunn, Trisdon Larson, Olivia Thompson, Yoselyn Yanes, Riley Winegar and Robert Garcia; middle row, Jason Kerlin, Elijah Shreeve, Roman Gonzalez, Nelson Landrau-Ortiz, Hayden Spencer, Jonathan Colon and Abbie Ostby; and in front, Hle He Ma Tun, Teodoro Flores, Maner Htoo,  Say Lay
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‘Running into your Future’ 5K set Saturday: Young survivor of rare allergies plans event to launch scholarship

Posted: Saturday, Apr 12th, 2014
WOLSEY -- Huron native Ashley Robinson was born with rare allergies that caused her body to reject protein. Doctors did not expect her to reach her second birthday. Today, Ashley is a 14 year old freshman varsity runner on the Wolsey-Wessington cross country team, has run two half-marathons, and is launching a "Running into Your Future" scholarship.
"The first two
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JVCS students take part in Math Olympics

Posted: Saturday, Apr 12th, 2014
Five students from James Valley Christian School were top scorers in their grade and division of the Math Olympics sponsored by the Association of Christian Schools.
Fifth grader Malachi Mann placed first and eighth grader Ryan Wager placed first in reasoning. Sixth grader Jamie O'Neill and seventh grader Chelsea Hofer placed first in computation.
In addition to
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Registration open for Advanced Placement high school courses

Posted: Saturday, Apr 12th, 2014
South Dakota high school students can register now for 2014-15 online Advanced Placement (AP) courses.
The courses are offered at no cost through Learning Power, a project of the South Dakota Department of Education, Northern State University's E-Learning Center, and Technology and Innovation in Education (TIE). Learning Power was developed six years ago primarily for students in the state's small
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Huron’s Destination Imagination teams advance to Global Finals: Cultural food to be served at fundraiser Saturday at 1402 Utah Ave. S.E.

Posted: Friday, Apr 11th, 2014
Two Huron Destination Imagination teams have advanced from state competition to Global Finals, which will be from May 19-25 in Knoxville, Tenn., this year.
Destination Imagination is a unique program that seeks to inspire students to use their own imagination and innovation to solve problems.
"Our goal is to help student teams learn to be creative in every aspect of
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H-T STAR Patriots named for April

Posted: Friday, Apr 11th, 2014
The Hitchcock-Tulare Elementary School is continuing its student of the month program titled STAR Patriots. This program evaluates students on behavior, work habits, achievement, attitude and character. Teachers are able to choose one or two STAR Patriots each month. April STAR Patriots include, back row, from left, Alex Wipf, Madison Hofer, Caden Miller, Gabe Clark, Tate Gordon, Cassidy Johnson and Kinsey
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