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Relay for Life quilt finds a home: Becky Vossler receives quilt to leave for daughter

Posted: Monday, Jun 29th, 2015
Sometimes you know that something was just meant to be. That's how friends of Becky Vossler felt after a total stranger gave her the cancer survivors quilt that was raffled during the Relay for Life event June 12.
Vossler, who was diagnosed with cancer last year, decided to quit taking the chemo treatments so she could enjoy her life to
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Donika’s Project winners named

Posted: Monday, Jun 29th, 2015
Thank you to all who supported The Donika Project! The true winners of this event are the Shriners Hospitals for Children of Chicago and Minneapolis, and the thousands of children they treat. The winners include, Meribeth Fink of Mitchell who won $100; Peggy Lindblad-Mueller of Huron, the 55-inch TV from Wal-Mart; Al Haak of Huron, the recliner from Slumberland; Dianne
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Anna Farrell, 108, is oldest in S.D.: Huron woman named S.D. Healthcare Association 2015 Centenarian of the Year

Posted: Monday, Jun 29th, 2015
At 108 years old, Anna Farrell of Huron is currently the oldest person in South Dakotan. She is being recognized as the South Dakota Healthcare Association 2015 Centenarian of the Year.
Anna Duba of Huron was born at Stiles, N.D., on June 24, 1907, to Annie (Phillips) and Joseph George Duba. She was the fourth child and second daughter in
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Riverview youth donate in ‘Souper Bowl of Caring’

Modified: Monday, Jun 29th, 2015
The youth from Riverview United Methodist Church recently presented a check to the Salvation Army in the amount of $272.08.
The money was collected from the Riverview Congregation on Super Bowl Sunday as a part of the National Souper Bowl of Caring, a project started by a youth group from Columbia, S.C., in 1990. Youth typically stand at the rear
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Fourth of July safety

Posted: Monday, Jun 29th, 2015
PIERRE -- While there has been more rain in most of South Dakota this summer, state Fire Marshal Paul Merriman says the public still needs to be safe discharging legal fireworks this July Fourth holiday.
Sale of fireworks in South Dakota is legal beginning today. State law allows the purchase and discharge of fireworks from June 27 until the Sunday
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Day of Action

Posted: Friday, Jun 26th, 2015
Janene Kinney takes time to read to some summer school students as part of the United Way Heartland Region's Day of Action Thursday at Huron Middle School.
In the next photo, Janet Peck reads to her group during the UWHR's Day of Action, which promotes reading to children. If a child is read to for 20 minutes every day they
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Huron soldier on mission

Posted: Thursday, Jun 25th, 2015
Lt. Ryan Walter (right), a pediatric nurse from Huron, demonstrates needle placement during a mass casualty drill aboard the hospital ship USNS Mercy during Pacific Partnership 2015. Mercy is currently underway to its next mission stop of Papua New Guinea. Pacific Partnership is in its 10th iteration and is the largest annual multilateral humanitarian assistance and disaster relief preparedness mission
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HHS Speech & Debate team attends national tournament in Texas

Posted: Thursday, Jun 25th, 2015
The Huron High School Speech & Debate Team sent two students to the National Speech & Debate Tournament in Dallas, Texas from June 14-20.
Benji Halbkat competed in Humorous Interp and Abigayle Reese competed in U.S. Extemp Speaking. Both competed well but didn't advance to the elimination round of 60. Each division has between 250-275 students. After 6 preliminary rounds,
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Schroder crowned Miss S.D. Outstanding Teen

Posted: Wednesday, Jun 24th, 2015
Cameron Schroder (center), 17, of Huron was crowned Miss South Dakota's Outstanding Teen Saturday night in Hot Springs. She sang "You Can't Get a Man with a Gun" for her talent and was the winner of the talent award as well as the top interview award and the Yellow Balloon Award for the top fundraiser for the Children's Miracle Network.
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American Legion Auxiliary will hold convention June 25-28

Posted: Wednesday, Jun 24th, 2015
Huron -- The American Legion Auxiliary Department of South Dakota will hold its 95th annual Convention in Huron on June 25-28 at the Crossroads Hotel & Convention Center.
On Thursday, registration opens at noon; at 1 p.m. is training for new members and Unit Officers; at 7 p.m., the movie "Taking Chance" starring Kevin Bacon will be shown.
This
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Olson, Wintle win preliminary awards at Miss South Dakota Pageant; finals tonight

Posted: Monday, Jun 22nd, 2015
HOT SPRINGS -- Julia Olson, Miss Siouxland, and Carrie Wintle, Miss Rolling Plains, took home preliminary awards in the Talent and Swimsuit competitions at the Miss South Dakota Pageant Friday night.
 Olson won the preliminary talent competition singing "Un Bel Di." Smiley took the swimsuit title wearing a teal two-piece.
 Olson is from is Spirit Lake, Iowa and attends school
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First"Pride of Lake Byron" Feature Yard Award announced for 2015

Posted: Monday, Jun 22nd, 2015
HURON -- Rolling acres and grassy knolls define the farm and lake frontage belonging to Randy and Janet Gross. Randy, who grew up on this farm, has cultivated the luxurious green lawns, set off by large pots and beds of colorful flowers, grown by Janet. This beautiful setting invites visitors to enjoy the quaint white outbuildings of the
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Beadle County Archery Team to be sending three archers to Grand Island, Nebraska

Posted: Monday, Jun 22nd, 2015
HURON -- The Beadle County 4H Archery Team will be sending three of its finest archers to the National 4H Shooting Sports Championships in Grand Island, Neb. The national competition is a five day event starting today, Sunday, June 21, and wrapping up with awards on Friday, June 26. Braedon Hinker, son of Duane and Janet Deneke, and Emily Foiles,
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As farmers markets increase in SD, SDSU creates vendor guide

Posted: Monday, Jun 22nd, 2015
SIOUX FALLS (AP) -- The agriculture outreach division of South Dakota State University has released a manual that aims at helping interested and existing farmers markets' vendors navigate regulations and become successful merchants as the number of markets in the state increases.
Farmers markets have grown in popularity in the U.S. over the past two decades, and with triple the
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Simunek, Smiley Win Preliminary Awards at Miss SD Pageant

Modified: Monday, Jun 22nd, 2015
HOT SPRINGS -- Autumn Simunek, Miss Oahe, and Alexandra Smiley, Miss Rushmore, took home preliminary awards in the Talent and Swimsuit competitions at the Miss South Dakota Pageant Thursday night.
Simunek won the preliminary talent competition singing "Hallelujah." Smiley took the swimsuit title wearing an aqua two-piece.
Simunek is from Hott Springs and attends school at University of South Dakota.
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Family celebrates baptism with four generations present

Posted: Monday, Jun 22nd, 2015
The Testerman family celebrated the baptism of five-month-old Mazie Ann on Sunday, May 31. Four generations were represented at the baptism.
Shown first, from left, are great-grandfather Wayne Testerman of Huron, mother, Janelle, holding 5-month-old Mazie Ann, father, Brandon Nolan of Los Angeles, Calif., and grandfather David Testerman of Portland, Ore.
And next, from left, are great-grandfather Wayne Testerman of
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Christian Learning Center Preschoolers graduate

Posted: Saturday, Jun 20th, 2015
The 4's morning and 4's afternoon Pre-K classes held their spring graduation program May 11 at American Lutheran Church. Pre-K volunteers with 4's are Sheron Chapman, Verna DeKraai, Vivian Allen and Barbara Evenson.
Shown first are members of the 4's morning class: front row from left, Korgin Schock, Tucker Glibert, Brooklyn VanWinkle, Tayt Bowlin, Mister Min and Judson Gogolin. Second
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Redfield Jr./Sr. High School fourth quarter honor roll 2014-2015

Posted: Saturday, Jun 20th, 2015
Students receiving a minimum GPA of 4.0
Seniors: Jake Baloun, Matt Collins, Zoe Cosato, Elizabeth Esser, Marlee Mack, Billie Moeller, Ashlyn O'Daniel, Brendan Roth, Duncan Schwartz and Ryan Yost.
Juniors: Orman Fixsen, Kate Gillette, Lizzie Hansen, Emily Harr, Carter Klapperich, Caleb McNeil, Jamie Tebben and Julie Tebben.
Sophomores: Joanna Burdick, Alan Masat, Noel Utecht and Hailey Wacholz.
Freshmen: Kelsey Anderson,
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More produce every week at the Huron Farmer’s Market

Posted: Friday, Jun 19th, 2015
HURON -- Another great Saturday at Farmers Market. With some good cello music and fine weather, vendors had a steady run of customers.
More produce is coming in every week. Nice big ripe tomatoes were on hand along with mini cucumbers with more coming on Saturday. Coffee has been added, the beans being sold by the bag; the vendors sold
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Wolsey-Wessington 4th quarter honor roll

Posted: Friday, Jun 19th, 2015
WOLSEY -- The Wolsey-Wessington School District has released its fourth quarter honor roll for 2014-15.
To achieve honor roll status, a student must be enrolled in a minimum of five class periods for credit.
The honor roll will be calculated on quarter grades using either weighted or unweighted grade point averages.
An honor roll student
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2015 Backstreet Cruisers Car Show results

Posted: Thursday, Jun 18th, 2015
The following are the 2015 Backstreet Cruisers Car Show Results.

CAR STOCK ALL-57
1st Ray and Brenda Paradis Mitchell SD 57 Willys Jeep; 2nd Mel Wagner Wolsey, SD Chev Conv Deluxe; 3rd Art Ziethow Frankfort, SD 49 Olds 76.

CARS STOCK 58-64
1st Rudy and Rose Sides Bridgeport, NE 60 Chevy Impala; 2nd Brenda Steenholt Sioux Falls, SD
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Huron woman celebrates 50 years of employment with the Huron Public Library

Posted: Wednesday, Jun 17th, 2015
On June 15, 1965, Eileen Deckert began working at the Huron Public Library. Now, 50 years later -- after ushering in three different computer systems, transferring from typewriters to computers and internet, moving the library three times, and working under seven different directors-- Deckert has become the first 50-year library employee in the history of Huron. She doesn't plan on
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