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Scouts perform opening flag ceremony

Posted: Friday, Jan 30th, 2015
Boy Scout Troop 151 performed the the opening flag ceremony at the Ag Appreciation Banquet held Monday night.
Back row, from left, are Assistant Scoutmaster Bob Mayfield, Nick Shields, Nathan Price, Dustin Price, Ben Ward and Scoutmaster Robert Bult; and in front, Reese Uecker, Riley Uecker and Thomas Mayfield.
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Pizza with the Principal at Buchanan School

Posted: Friday, Jan 30th, 2015
At right: Buchanan K/1 Center first graders chosen to eat Pizza with the Principal in the month of December include, back row, from left, Mrs Heinz (principal), Avery Beals, Danny Lopez-Ortiz, Kaleb Rashaad, Pretty Moon Tun, Gilberto Martinez-Mendoza, Dylan Reindl, Kennzington Taylor, Diana Borja, Marissa Ready, Soh Eh Moo and Elin Schoenhard; and in front, Kadence Mattke, Ner K Naw,
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December Classified Employee

Posted: Wednesday, Jan 28th, 2015
Kris Hughes (right) a special education paraprofessional, who works at Madison Second- and Third-Grade Center, was selected as the December Classified Employee of the Month for the Huron School Board. Presenting the award is the school's principal, Heather Rozell. The award was presented at the School Board meeting Monday evening, held in the Instructional Planning Center located in Huron
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Anusara Yoga workshop focuses on health

Posted: Monday, Jan 26th, 2015
Carole Wiedenman and Holly Mitchell, owners of Wildflower Yoga Company, are hosting an Anusara Yoga Workshop lead by William "Doc" Savage.
The workshop will be held at Huron's Top Floor Events, 31 Fourth St. S.W., and is open to all levels of yoga students. Everyone is welcome.
Savage said Anusara yoga is an artistic, celebratory and empowering practice. It is
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Making a difference: Rachel’s Challenge coming to Wolsey

Posted: Monday, Jan 26th, 2015
Wolsey-Wessington School will be hosting "Rachel's Challenge" on Thursday at 7 p.m. Everyone is welcome to attend.
Rachel's Challenge exists to equip and inspire individuals to replace acts of violence, bullying, and negativity with acts of respect, kindness, and compassion. Rachel's Challenge is based on the life and writings of Rachel Joy Scott, who was the first victim of
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44th annual American Legion conference set

Posted: Monday, Jan 26th, 2015
The 44th annual American Legion MidWinter Conference will be held at the Ramkota Hotel & Event Center in Watertown Feb. 6-8.
Legionnaires, American Legion Auxiliary members and Sons of the American Legion from across the state of South Dakota will be in attendance.
The Legion business session will begin at 10 a.m. on Friday, Feb. 6, with meetings of
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FCCLA gives blankets to HRMC

Modified: Monday, Jan 26th, 2015
Members of the District VII Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) met Jan. 14 at the Huron Event Center.
Students attending from Faulkton, Highmore Hitchcock/Tulare, Iroquois, Miller, Redfield, Stanley County and Sully Buttes participated in a Tie Blanket Workshop during the meeting and then presented the blankets to Huron Regional Medical Center to be given to young
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Fire Department gives to Salvation Army

Posted: Monday, Jan 26th, 2015
Huron Volunteer Fire Chief Howard Alter presents a $5,263 check to Salvation Army Capt. Leanna Tuttle on Wednesday. The amount represents the proceeds from the firefighters' annual bell ringing effort during the Christmas holiday.
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Four-year nursing scholarships offered to encourage Huron careers

Posted: Monday, Jan 26th, 2015
A desire to ensure the supply of future nurses in Huron led Paul and Donna, "Muffy." Christen to create an endowment which will provide nursing scholarships to students willing to commit to working five years in Huron.
"Muffy and I have always been concerned about the availability of quality local healthcare, and in particular having local nursing education to keep
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A closer look at births in South Dakota

Posted: Monday, Jan 26th, 2015
A study recently released by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) indicated that South Dakota is one of six states with an increasing birthrate.
"This is exciting news in an era when the average age of the population is projected to increase rapidly over the coming decades," said  Leacey E. Brown, SDSU Extension Gerontology Field Specialist.
According to data found
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Huron woman recognized for making a difference in the community: DiAnna Decker selected to receive free fuel for a year

Posted: Saturday, Jan 24th, 2015
Moving to a new country can be a daunting experience, and not understanding the language can be downright scary. DiAnna Decker works hard to teach English to those new to this country and her community. And in turn, her community appreciates her patience and dedication.
Decker, from Huron, was selected to receive free fuel for an entire year from
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Making new friends

Posted: Saturday, Jan 24th, 2015
James Valley Christian's Pre-Kindergarten classes baked cookies and muffins to share with senior citizens at Stoneybrook Suites and SunQuest Healthcare Center. They also sang songs, and enjoyed listening to residents reading them stories. Shown first are two pictures of students and residents of Stoneybrook Suites reading stories together.
Next, members of the JVCS Pre-Kindergarten morning class are, front row,
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Need firewood? Let Boy Scout’s lend a hand

Posted: Friday, Jan 23rd, 2015
Boy Scout Troop No. 222 has been working on cutting and splitting firewood. From left, are Aaron Eckmann, Sawyer Ptak, Drayven Fonder, Melissa Machtemes (assistant Scoutmaster), and Robert Stahl.
A freewill donation will get you some firewood -- if interested, call Melissa at 605-350-4699.
The troop is raising money to help fund its trip to Japan next summer.
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‘Little Town on the Prairie’ gets a new book: Laura Ingalls Wilder Memorial Society creates pictorial history of De Smet

Posted: Friday, Jan 23rd, 2015
The newest addition to Arcadia Publishing's "Images of America" series is De Smet, by the Laura Ingalls Wilder Memorial Society. The book boasts more than 200 vintage and modern images chronicling the growth and change of this eastern South Dakota town.
Incorporated in September 1883, De Smet attracted settlers from the eastern United States, Canada, Germany, Ireland, Norway, Sweden, England
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HMS Geography Bee winners named

Posted: Thursday, Jan 22nd, 2015
Winners in the Huron Middle School Geography Bee are, Logan Weidner, seventh grade, first place, and Juan Urena, sixth grade, who took second place.
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Fun with reading

Posted: Monday, Jan 19th, 2015
Laura Reinders from James Valley Christian School brought her morning and afternoon Pre-K classes to SunQuest Healthcare Center. They brought cookies and muffins. They have been reading, "When You Give a Mouse a Cookie" and other books in class and brought the books to have residents read to them. They also sang a couple songs.
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Legion Auxiliary presents dictionaries

Posted: Monday, Jan 19th, 2015
The Huron American Legion Auxiliary recently presented 198 dictionaries to the third graders in the Huron School District. The dictionaries were funded in part with a grant from the Huron Community Foundation and donations from Auxiliary members. These were presented by Norma Will, Doc Will, Jerry Mencke and Sandra Mencke.
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Junior REAL: S.D. Farmers Union cultivates leaders

Posted: Monday, Jan 19th, 2015
Through South Dakota Farmers Union Jr. REAL (Junior Rural Economic and Leadership) program, high school juniors and seniors in rural schools across the state have been learning about community service, leadership and personal finance for the past nine years.
The program gets kids to start thinking about the choices they are making with money.
Karla Hofhenke, S.D. Farmers Union Executive
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Bowling and making new friends

Posted: Monday, Jan 19th, 2015
Members of the Beadle Bops 4-H Club went bowling with clients of the Center For Independence earlier this week at Fair City Lanes. This was part of the 4-H group's community service efforts.
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Boy Scouts raising funds for Japan trip

Posted: Saturday, Jan 17th, 2015
Boy Scout Troop No. 222 received a donation from the Beadle County Sportsmen's Club after giving a brief presentation about their upcoming trip to the Boy Scout World Jamboree in Japan this summer. Pictured from left to right are Wyatt Larsen, Ross Jenson (Sportsmen's Club representative), Sawyer Ptak, Scott Ptak (Scoutmaster), Aaron Eckmann and Robert Stahl. Also planning to attend the World
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Legion Auxiliary presents dictionaries

Posted: Saturday, Jan 17th, 2015
The Huron American Legion Auxiliary recently presented 198 dictionaries to the third graders in the Huron School District. These were presented by Norma Will, Doc Will, Jerry Mencke and Sandra Mencke. PHOTO CONTRIBUTED
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United Way volunteer opportunities

Posted: Saturday, Jan 17th, 2015
E ach 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
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