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Huron native completes nomadic journey through 8 countries to support U.S. veterans

Posted: Monday, Jul 28th, 2014
At midnight in Denver, June 7th, Huron native Marty Skovlund and Leo Jenkins, of Denver, began a vagabond journey with nothing but what they could fit in their backpacks and $100 in their pockets in the hopes of raising at least $10,000 in support for United States veterans -- all in three weeks.
The journey would require them to
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Music in Garden to host KMIT/KOOL 98 summer giveaway: Event originally scheduled for day after tornado hit Wessington Springs

Posted: Monday, Jul 28th, 2014
"Music In The Garden" at Shakespeare Garden in Wessington Springs has partnered with KMIT and KOOL 98 radio to be one of the sites for the Super Summer Giveaway.
Attendees to the event on Thursday will have the opportunity to register during the live radio remote from 5-7 p.m. One name will be drawn at each event to be
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Super Summer Jam fun begins Tuesday

Posted: Monday, Jul 28th, 2014
Looking for some summer fun for your kids? From Tuesday to Friday, Bethesda Church of Huron will be hosting its second Super Summer Jam along with a carnival on Saturday.
Each evening from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. the church will be conducting an outdoor VBS at four locations throughout the city: Putters & Scoops at Ravine Lake, Prospect
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Summer Reading Program prizes awarded

Posted: Monday, Jul 28th, 2014
Library Trustee Jim Gropper did the honors of drawing the names of the winners of the Huron Public Library's Summer Reading Program prizes.
A total of 1,007 people registered for the program -- 44 Wee Readers (infant to 2 year old), 325 Prekindergarten, 504 first through fifth grade, 63 teens, plus 71 adults and 14 staff members.
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Carthage plans Straw Bale Days: Celebration Aug. 2 and 3 to also honor S.D. on its 125th anniversary

Posted: Monday, Jul 28th, 2014
Carthage will celebrate its annual Straw Bale Days on Aug. 2 and 3. This year the event also will honor South Dakota on its 125th anniversary as a state.
The day starts with the parade entrants lining up on 222nd Street for the 10 a.m. parade. Eeryone is welcome to enter the parade. After the parade, there will be
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GERT demo held for Wolsey youth

Posted: Monday, Jul 28th, 2014
On July 17 the South Dakota Wheat Growers in Wolsey held a facility tour and a grain engulfment demonstration for the Wolsey students. The SDWG rope rescue team used the GERT (grain engulfment rescue trailer) that was built by SDWG employees to train the students in the dangers that are present around grain bins. The students were also presented
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Wessington Fun Days draws a crowd

Posted: Monday, Jul 28th, 2014
Wessington Fun Days was a great success on July 19, beginning with a breakfast at the American Legion followed by the 5K walk/run.
Winning first prize in the walk/run was Cole Sargent, who broke his own record and set a new fast time; Chris Hass was second place and Keith Larsen placed third in the men's division. Kari Sargent was
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Sharing talents

Posted: Monday, Jul 28th, 2014
The Cain Creek Band recently performed at SunQuest Healthcare Center. From left, are Bob VanSteenbergen, Brent York and Stan Gliko. The residents really enjoy them.
next, Varadha Taggarse sang for residents following the band. Her father, Dr. Taggarse comes to see his patients at the nursing home frequently.
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Wolsey-Wessington students attend HOSA National Leadership Conference

Posted: Saturday, Jul 26th, 2014
On June 25-28, six Wolsey-Wessington Health Occupations Student Association (HOSA) members attended the 37th Annual HOSA National Leadership Conference (NLC) in Orlando, Florida, which was held at Disney's Coronado Springs Resort.
This is the second year that South Dakota has had a nationally-affiliated HOSA chapter, and only the first year for Wolsey-Wessington High School to have an affiliated chapter.
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Horticultural Horror No. 3: Inversion as a method for limiting the size of tomatoes

Posted: Saturday, Jul 26th, 2014
(This is the third in a series of three columns about horticulture submitted by Bill Russell.)
BY (This is the third in a series of three columns about horticulture submitted by Bill Russell.)
BY BILL RUSSELL
I'm a tomato junkie. Be it in salads, on sandwiches or just sliced and topped with mayonnaise, set me next to a nice ripe tomato
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SBA receives investment in Industrial Arts Education program

Posted: Friday, Jul 25th, 2014
Dakota Energy Cooperative (DEC), CoBank and Basin Electric Power Cooperative each gave a $5,000 donation to Sunshine Bible Academy's (SBA) Industrial Arts Expansion Project.
The project's goal is to increase the number of students who will pursue a vocational Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) related career in South Dakota. The program expansion will increase student enrollment and
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‘My Boss is a Patriot’ award presented

Posted: Friday, Jul 25th, 2014
Robin Skinner, center, of Violet Tschetter Memorial Home was recognized with the My Boss is a Patriot Award presented by the Employer Support of the Guard and Reserves (ESGR). She was nominated for the award by Carissa Daly, a member of the HHC 153rd Engineering Battalion. Presenting the award is Frank Palleria, with the ESGR.
The My Boss is
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Wolsey-Wessington School receives dividend for safety

Modified: Friday, Jul 25th, 2014
The Wolsey-Wessington School District was recently awarded a $2,545 worker's compensation participation dividend check from Continental Western Insurance Company and the American Insurance Agency in Wolsey. The district was recognized for its superior safety record and 0 percent loss ratio in its previous policy year. Wolsey-Wessington School Superintendent James Cutshaw is shown holding the check presented by David A. Burnison,
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Tornado relief

Posted: Friday, Jul 25th, 2014
Tona Rozum, left, South Dakota House District 20 Representative recently presented two checks to the City of Wessington Springs Tornado Relief Fund on behalf of Mitchell Clubs. She is shown presenting checks to Linda Willman, Wessington Springs City Auditor. One check is for $7,500 from the Mitchell Area Charitable Foundation and $1,000 from the Mitchell Rotary Club. Rozum said they
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Friends of the Rodeo award winner

Posted: Thursday, Jul 24th, 2014
State Senator Jim White, right, of the Huron SERTOMA Club, presented the Friends of the Rodeo plaque to Ivan Trowbridge of Wolsey during the Heartland 4-H Rodeo held Sunday at the 4-H Rodeo Grounds. Trowbridge has spent countless hours helping behind the scenes of the 4-H rodeo, swinging gates, holding goats, pushing calves or whatever is needed or asked of
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Pride of Lake Byron award winner named

Posted: Thursday, Jul 24th, 2014
George and Lori Walters are the latest recipients of the "Pride of Lake Byron" Feature Yard award, given by the Lake Byron Development Association. A sign on the house saying "Bloom" seems to encourage the colorful pots of red petunias, glowing yellow gazanias, and waving grasses to blend together to brighten the landscape. The Walters and their little dog Shak
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Huron Young Professionals 5K Color Race planned Saturday at Ravine Lake

Posted: Thursday, Jul 24th, 2014
It's no secret the South Dakota weather can be unbearable at times in our community, and keeping our youth safe is a priority. Huron Young Professionals, for the second year in a row, has teamed up with Coats for Kids for the HYP 5K Color Race on July 26 at Ravine Lake.
Race time is 8:30 a.m., registration
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A quiet, peaceful place to meditate: Garden at Grace Episcopal Church offers atmosphere to contemplate

Posted: Wednesday, Jul 23rd, 2014
HURON -- For the last few months Grace Episcopal Church has had a meditation hour on Wednesday evenings from 7:30 until 8:30 p.m.
There is no service, but the sanctuary is open for people to come and meditate in the quiet of the church.
Bibles and prayer books are available for those who wish to use them.
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Farmers Union announces Beadle County Day Camp date

Posted: Wednesday, Jul 23rd, 2014
HURON -- From electricity and internet access to banking and farm inputs, rural residents throughout South Dakota depend upon cooperative businesses for access to many essential products and services. To celebrate cooperatives' role in their communities, Farmers Union organizations across the state will host day camps for rural youth.
This year's theme: "It's a Bird, It's a Plane, It's
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National 4-H Council, CME Group bring Commodity Carnival to Huron for State 4-H Horse Show: Continued partnership aims to educate youth and families across the midwest about managing risk in agriculture

Posted: Wednesday, Jul 23rd, 2014
HURON -- CME Group, the world's leading and most diverse derivatives marketplace, and the National 4-H Council are partnering for the second year to bring the Commodity Carnival, an interactive fair experience, to 120 state and county fairs in 11 states this summer including this week's State 4-H Horse show which begins today and runs through Thursday at the S.D.
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Say ‘Hello to Dolly!’ Dagmar “Dolly” Keehn is state’s oldest resident at 109 years young

Posted: Wednesday, Jul 23rd, 2014
HURON -- South Dakota Health Care Association (SDHCA), in conjunction with KELOLAND Television, is honored to announce that Dagmar "Dolly" Keehn has been named the "2014 Centenarian of the Year."
According to Century Club records, Dolly Keehn, a current resident at Riverview Rehabilitation & Health Care Center, born in March of 1905, is the current oldest living South
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Ravine Lake to host arts festival July 26 and 27

Posted: Monday, Jul 21st, 2014
On Saturday, July 26, and Sunday, July 27, Ravine Lake in Huron will be hosting an arts festival, the first arts festival held in Huron in many years.
Local area artists will display their talents in photography, oil painting, watercolor, metal, yarn, wood, pottery, textiles and wood sculpture. Admission will be free and live music will also be part
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Huron’s Foster Grandparents encourage others to take on role

Posted: Monday, Jul 21st, 2014
In the midst of many laughing and yelling children running around the nursery, "Grandma Betty" sits with a content child in each arm and a twinkle in her eye as she explains what brought her to M and M Daycare.
"I started in November of 2008," said Betty Maxwell, also known as ‘Grandma.' "I had fallen and broken my right
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Huron Lions/ess Clubs hold awards banquet

Posted: Monday, Jul 21st, 2014
The Huron Lioness Club met June 19 with the Lions Clubs at the Huron Area Senior Center for their annual officer installation and awards banquet.
Lee Klocke of the Huron Eye Openers Lions Club was the master of ceremonies and musical entertainment was by Kara Gutormson.
Huron Lioness Club awarded the Outstanding Lioness Service Award to Char Walter and
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Roasting marshmallows

Posted: Monday, Jul 21st, 2014
Residents at Violet Tschetter Memorial Home enjoyed roasting marshmallows Friday afternoon.
Lonnie Johnson blows on his marshmallow.
Next, Community Life Aide Kaye Haug helps test a resident's marshmallow.
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SDALL honors local groups for contributions

Posted: Saturday, Jul 19th, 2014
Huron area individuals and organizations were recognized for outstanding contributions to adult education by the South Dakota Association for Lifelong Learning (SDALL) on July 10.
Christina Htoo was named Student of the Year for demonstrating outstanding progress in educational development. She has been a student at Cornerstones Career Learning Center in Huron since 2011, and in that time has raised
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Sombke urges lawmakers to ensure rural access to broadcast TV stations

Posted: Saturday, Jul 19th, 2014
Doug Sombke, president of South Dakota Farmers Union, visited Capitol Hill last week to urge lawmakers to act on pending legislation that will ensure rural Americans maintain access to their local broadcast television stations.
"Broadcast television is a key tool for rural Americans to obtain local news, weather and market data and emergency broadcast alerts," said Sombke, who also chairs
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Farm Safety Day set Thursday in Huron

Posted: Saturday, Jul 19th, 2014
Youth attending the Beadle County Safety Day will learn about farm safety from 1-2 p.m. on Thursday, July 24. Emma Christensen, Farm Credit Services of America (FCSAmerica) outreach coordinator, will teach the children about various hazards in rural areas. Christensen partners with the South Dakota Farmers Union for this event.
According to the National Safety Council, agriculture is the nation's
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Olinger joins Beef Bucks program based in De Smet

Posted: Saturday, Jul 19th, 2014
Todd Olinger, a cattlefeeder and farmer of Woonsocket, has become the newest member of the volunteer group of individuals governing the Beef Bucks program based in De Smet. Beef Bucks is a non-profit organization established for the purpose of promoting the beef industry and consumer education.
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Jailbirds raise money for March of Dimes

Posted: Friday, Jul 18th, 2014
On July 10 the March of Dimes held their annual Jail N' Bail event in Huron at the Plain's from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
The South Dakota chapter of the March of Dimes organization holds eight different Jail N' Bail events throughout South Dakota every year. The Jail N' Bail event raises money through people who volunteer to
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HBOR donation drive for Springs

Posted: Friday, Jul 18th, 2014
The Huron Board of Realtors held a donation drive to assist the Wessington Springs community with their loss due to the recent storm. Drop boxes were located at certain agencies and lending institutions, and the outcome was phenomenal -- clothes, canned foods, bottled water, socks, etc., were among some of the donations given. Thanks to all that donated to this
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Horticultural horror No. 2: A bloomin’ nightmare

Posted: Thursday, Jul 17th, 2014
(This is the second of a three-part series on horticulture. The first article appeared Sunday.)
In 1964, I lived in a townhouse in Phoenix, Arizona. At the time I was working twenty-five miles to the west and commuted across the desert daily. Our back yard was about the size of a postage stamp and surrounded by a six-foot, grape-stake fence.
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Iroquois Sports Day Weekend begins Friday

Posted: Thursday, Jul 17th, 2014
Iroquois will celebrate its annual Sports Day Weekend Friday through Sunday, July 20.
The fun begins Friday night at 6 p.m. with a "Happy Birthday South Dakota" community picnic celebration. Pulled pork sandwiches, hotdogs, beans and birthday cake will be served. Those attending are asked to bring a salad or dessert to share. Paper products and drinks will be provided.
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Wood carvings in progress ...

Posted: Wednesday, Jul 16th, 2014
Woodcarvers getting ready for the upcoming "Arts Festival on the Shores of Ravine Lake" include, from left, Jeff Dahr, Lanny Lundeen and Doug Dutenhoeffer. The festival will be at Ravine Lake July 26 from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. and July 27 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Live music and a local artist will be featured; admission is free.
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Marine Corps League drawing held

Posted: Wednesday, Jul 16th, 2014
At left: Leo Istas, Ron Larson and Bill Russell of the Marine Corps League, Huron Detachment No. 746, present a beautiful Henry 30.30 rifle to Mandy Ness, first place winner of the Rip Roarin' Repeatin' Rifle Raffle. Her young son is looking on.
Huron Mayor Paul Aylward drew the winning tickets Thursday morning at Veteran's Memorial Park downtown.
Second
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