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Huron Rotary Club honors Olsen: Nels O. Olsen receives plaque in appreciation of ‘Exceptional Dedication and Service’

Modified: Thursday, Sep 3rd, 2015
A Rotary Club plaque "In Grateful Appreciation for Exceptional Dedication and Service" was presented to Nels O. Olsen by Earl Hinricher, secretary and treasurer of the Huron Rotary Club.
Nels has been a very active member since becoming a Rotarian in 1969, and he continues to attend the weekly meetings. And since the beginning, he has served on the board
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S.D. Country Music Hall of Fame plans awards ceremony at State Fair

Posted: Thursday, Sep 3rd, 2015
The South Dakota Country Music Hall of Fame (SDCMHoF) will hold its 12th Annual Awards Ceremony at the South Dakota State Fairgrounds in Huron on Sunday, Sept. 6. 
The 2015 SDCMHoF Inductees will be presented with awards on the Farm Bureau Dakotaland Stage at Gate 3 starting at 6 p.m.
The honored inductees are Gary Gibson, Tyndall; Del Woodard, Clear Lake;
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Huron Public Library acquires historygeo.com award-winning database

Posted: Thursday, Sep 3rd, 2015
The Huron Public Library is excited to announce the addition of a new and award-winning historical research map-service database.
HistoryGeo.com caters to history, genealogy, and land-researchers, and at its heart, displays a map with over nine million original U.S. landowners in a single, searchable presentation. This particular map is part of what HistoryGeo calls its First Landowners project, and
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Alzheimer’s-friendly business program to be offered online: Home Instead Senior Care offers free training for southeast S.D. area businesses

Posted: Thursday, Sep 3rd, 2015
The Home Instead Senior Care® office serving Southeast South Dakota is launching a new campaign designed to make the community more Alzheimer's friendly.
Through the Alzheimer's Friendly BusinessSM program, the Home Instead Senior Care office will provide free training to local businesses to help equip employees with information and resources needed to welcome families who are caring for a
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And the winner is...

Posted: Wednesday, Sep 2nd, 2015
Huron's Kendal Braa, right, was selected to receive the inaugural Volunteer of the Year award from the Miss South Dakota Scholarship Foundation. He was presented the award plaque at the Miss South Dakota Pageant in Hot Springs on June 20, by Foundation Board President Steve Shannon.
PHOTO COURTESY OF THE HOT SPRINGS STAR
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Goergen promoted at HRMC: Now new Inpatient Services Director

Posted: Wednesday, Sep 2nd, 2015
HURON -- Huron Regional Medical Center (HRMC) is pleased to announce the promotion of Amy Goergen, RN, to director of inpatient services, according to Gail Robeson, RN, MBA, vice president of patient services for HRMC.
Goergen, has worked as a nurse at HRMC for nearly 21 years. In her new role, Goergen is responsible for planning, coordinating and directing all
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SD Stock Dog Association to raise money for Make-A-Wish

Posted: Wednesday, Sep 2nd, 2015
HURON -- The South Dakota Stock Dog Association will entertain fairgoers this week in Huron while also helping to make wishes come true for kids across the state facing life-threatening medical conditions.
Free-will donations and the proceeds from an auction beginning at 5 p.m., on Thursday, Sept. 3 will benefit Make-A-Wish South Dakota during this year's South Dakota State Fair.
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Artist application deadline is today: For SDAC Artists in Schools and Communities; Touring Arts programs

Posted: Wednesday, Sep 2nd, 2015
PIERRE - Artists are reminded that the deadline to apply to the South Dakota Arts Council's Artists in Schools and Communities (AISC) and Touring Arts programs is today, Tuesday, Sept. 1.
The Artists in Schools and Communities program provides intensive, hands-on training in all arts disciplines to students of all ages across the state by providing funds to schools
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32nd State Senior Games this weekend

Posted: Wednesday, Sep 2nd, 2015
SIOUX FALLS -- The 32nd Annual South Dakota State Senior Games will be held in Aberdeen this week.
The games will take place beginning on Thursday, Sept. 3, through Sunday, Sept. 6.
The Games offer Competitive Competition for those 50 years of age and over.
There is still time to register on-line at www.southdakotaseniorgames.org, or on-site in
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Something new at the museum

Modified: Tuesday, Sep 1st, 2015
One of the best kept secrets in Huron is the Dakotaland Museum located on the State Fairgrounds.
While the Beadle County museum is not part of the South Dakota State Fair, the Fair is a great time to visit the museum. Admission is only $2 for adults, youth ages 6 to 17 are just $1, and children 5 and under
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Wolsey-Wessington Homecoming planned: Homecoming Week activities will kick off the day after Labor Day

Posted: Tuesday, Sep 1st, 2015
Immunization gives parents the safe, proven power to protect their children from 14 serious and potentially deadly diseases before they turn 2 years old, says a state health official.
To celebrate the importance of immunizations for a healthy start and throughout life , and to make sure children are protected with all the vaccines they need, the South Dakota Department of
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NARFE meeting

Posted: Tuesday, Sep 1st, 2015
Deb Kuhler spoke at a recent NARFE (National Active and Retired Federal Employees) meeting.
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Four generations of Stegeman family

Posted: Monday, Aug 31st, 2015
This four generation photo was taken Aug. 16 following baptism for Cameron Lee Schneider at Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Aberdeen. Cameron, who was born July 3, is being held by his mother Sarah (Erfman) Schneider of Aberdeen. Others pictured are, from left, great-grandmother Margaret Stegeman of Wolsey and grandmother Janice Erfman of St. Lawrence. Cameron is the fourth generation to
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Grants available to 4-H clubs and FFA/FCCLA

Modified: Monday, Aug 31st, 2015
The South Dakota Department of Agriculture announces that grant funding is now available through the Building Our South Dakota Rural Communities (BOSDRC) grant program.
Grants are open to 4-H clubs, FFA chapters, and Family Career and Community Leaders (FCCLA) of America chapters. The grants are designed to demonstrate the importance of communities and organizations working together to improve rural life.
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Sanborn Snackback Program gears up

Posted: Friday, Aug 28th, 2015
The Sanborn Snackback Program will begin its third year at Sanborn Central School on Sept. 11.
The program is sponsored by Artesian First Lutheran Church, St. Charles Catholic Church, Forestburg Lutheran Church and the Letcher Commun-ity Church.
The intention of the program is to provide a snack pack for weekend nutrition for each child that qualifies for the
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Farmers Union celebrates successful camp season

Posted: Thursday, Aug 27th, 2015
More than 1,729 rural youth, ages 6 to 18, learned about cooperatives, developed leadership skills and celebrated South Dakota's agriculture industry together by attending a Farmers Union County, District or State camp this summer.
"Camps are a wonderful way for S.D. Farmers Union to fulfill our commitment to provide rural youth with leadership education, as well as exposure to farm
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Redfield ACA plans ‘bonus’ shows: Redfield Area Concert Association membership drive is under way

Posted: Thursday, Aug 27th, 2015
The Redfield Area Concert Association's Membership Drive is going on now. Membership does more than bring fine musical entertainment to the Redfield area. It offers reciprocity with other area concert associations as well.
This significant benefit is often overlooked. A RACA membership is also a ticket to performances in Huron, Pierre, and Gettysburg all within easy driving distance
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S.D. American Legion Band shares the beat

Posted: Wednesday, Aug 26th, 2015
The South Dakota American Legion Band was honored to play for the residents at SunQuest Healthcare Center while they were in Huron for the 2015 Legion Convention. The band provides music for the convention every year, and as a highlight each year, they provide a concert for a local venue in the host community. Everyone thoroughly enjoyed the music they
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Pride of Lake Byron

Posted: Wednesday, Aug 26th, 2015
Wonderful surprises meet you when viewing the yard of Jan and Larry Baruth, who have received the most recent "Pride of Lake Byron" Feature Yard Award. A water fountain edged by yucca plants surrounded by a large neatly bordered bed of crushed rock, gives one the feeling of an Arizona landscape. Jan says she personally shoveled ten tons of the
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American Lutheran Church honors, thanks members who are 80 and older

Modified: Wednesday, Aug 26th, 2015
American Lutheran Church in Huron recently held a party honoring all its members who are 80 and older. The purpose of the party was to recognize them for all they have done through the years and thank them for their service. Dessert and beverage was served and tables were decorated in a festive theme. 
The Saturday afternoon was spent
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HHS Class of 1960 to host luncheon, silent auction fundraiser to benefit Huron parks & rec

Modified: Wednesday, Aug 26th, 2015
In conjunction with its 55th class reunion, the Huron High School Class of 1960 is hosting a luncheon for the public. The event will be held on Saturday at noon at the Huron Event Center.
The public is invited & encouraged to attend as LaRon Klock, Director of the Huron Parks and Recreation Department, will give a presentation and
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‘Mom’s Gift’ to be presented

Posted: Wednesday, Aug 26th, 2015
"Mom's Gift" written by Phil Olsen, first produced in Los Angles in December of 2013, will make its South Dakota debut in November.
The play, brought to Huron by Huron ACT, is set in a suburban Minneapolis home. Kat returns to her family home on her father's 60th birthday, when her mother "shows up."
Her mother has been
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After 60 years, Huron Symphony Orchestra to end concerts

Posted: Wednesday, Aug 26th, 2015
The Huron Symphony League, Inc. board of directors recently announced that the Symphony will not present any concerts for the 2015-16 season. For nearly 60 years, Huron has been the proud home of the Huron Symphony Orchestra -- one of only five symphony orchestras in the state of South Dakota.
For the past several years, the Symphony has had the
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South Dakota Retired School Personnel to meet

Posted: Wednesday, Aug 26th, 2015
South Dakota Retired School Personnel (formerly South Dakota Retired Teachers) will meet at 11:30 a.m., Wednesday, Sept. 2, at the Huron Senior Center.
Meetings are held at 11:30 a.m. the first Wednesday in September, October, November, December, March, April and May. All personnel -- cooks, custodians, teachers, aides, administrators, etc. -- and spouses are invited and encouraged to attend.
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Andy’s Road Race — fun and prizes for all

Posted: Monday, Aug 24th, 2015
The 34th annual Andy's Road Race, Bike Ride and Harvey Gleich Memorial Walk is right around the corner on Saturday, Sept. 5, at Memorial Park in Huron, and offers something for everyone.
Participants of any age and fitness level can choose from 5K or 10K road races, 5K fun walk or 5- or 23-mile bike rides. For the
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Professor writes children’s poem, ‘The Memory Thief,’ to explain Alzheimer’s

Posted: Monday, Aug 24th, 2015
MITCHELL -- Alzheimer's Disease indiscriminately affects millions of Americans -- stealing their memories, changing their behavior and making families strangers to one another.
This is a difficult enough concept for adults to comprehend, but how do you explain it to children?
Kyle Herges, assistant communications professor and head of the digital media and design department at Dakota Wesleyan University, has
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S.D. Advocacy Services announces new staff

Posted: Friday, Aug 21st, 2015
Tim Neyhart, Executive Director of South Dakota Advocacy Services (SDAS), is pleased to announce that Carrie Geppert of Tea has joined the agency and will serve as the director of the Protection & Advocacy Assistive Technology (PAAT) Program. Geppert will be located in the Sioux Falls office and will work with people throughout South Dakota.
South Dakota Advocacy Services is
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