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Celebrating 100 days of school

Posted: Saturday, Feb 28th, 2015
Students at Iroquois Elementary School celebrated the 100th day of school on Feb. 18. They started the morning off with doing 100 seconds of silence and 100 exercises. After that the students helped count out 100 classmates. Then students formed smaller groups to see how long it would take the students to collectively read 100 books -- it took only 18 minutes.
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HMS seventh grade publishes books

Posted: Saturday, Feb 28th, 2015
Seventh grade students at Huron Middle School recently published children's books that they wrote in class. Students are shown with their personalized books. The writing class is taught by Tammy Barnes.
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Huron Area Junior Music Festival planned Sunday

Posted: Saturday, Feb 28th, 2015
The Huron Area Junior Music Festival will be held at 12:30 p.m. Sunday, March 1, at Huron High School.
One hundred and fifty entrants will be performing in piano, voice, strings, guitar and woodwinds events. The Festival is sponsored by the South Dakota Federation of Music Clubs, an affiliate of the National Federation of Music Clubs.
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Hats off to the hat makers: Two volunteers knit hats to give to patients at James Valley Community Health Center

Posted: Friday, Feb 27th, 2015
Recently, two local ladies began making a difference for patients at the Horizon Health Care, Inc. (Horizon) James Valley Community Health Center (CHC) -- one hat at a time.
Terrie Lynne "Lynne" Kjetland of Wessington and Carol Whitted of Huron recently began knitting hats from donated yarn to give to all patients at Horizon that came to the clinic
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Leadership Huron class visits legislature

Posted: Friday, Feb 27th, 2015
The 2015 Leadership Huron class recently visited the State Capitol in Pierre for Business Day at the Legislature.
The class was able to be in the office of Governor Dennis Dougaard to witness the signing of Senate Bill 46, which allows the Department of Agriculture to begin the construction of the Nordby Exhibit Hall located on the South
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Kindergarten Pizza with Principal

Posted: Friday, Feb 27th, 2015
Kindergarten students who were invited to eat Pizza with the Principal for the month of January include, back row, from left, Mrs. Heinz (principal), Dakota Stanfield, Yaziely Sotomayor, Sarah Tun Noe, Jerika Kinney, Kya Tschetter, Kira Wallenstein, Cooper Bischoff, Lorna Bult, Jacob Kleinsasser, Jesse Morris and Allyra Kerlin; and in front, Joshua Olivo, Sebastian Olivo, Linda Lopez,  Jusrena Wah, Raphael
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Raising awareness of teen dating violence: McGruff the Crime Dog and AlertID share warning signs and resources

Posted: Friday, Feb 27th, 2015
According to the National Domestic Abuse Hotline, each year 1.5 million high school students experience physical abuse from a dating partner.
Only one-third of those victims seek help. Dating violence is the verbal, emotional, physical, or sexual abuse of a partner. Teen victims of dating violence pose a higher risk of substance abuse, eating disorders as well as a
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Lawmakers support State Fair Foundation’s Nordby Exhibit Hall

Posted: Thursday, Feb 26th, 2015
House Agriculture and Natural Resource Committee members have purchased a brick for $1,000 to support the State Fair Foundation's Nordby Exhibit Hall for 4-H, Youth and Community capital campaign.
Also, Gov. Dennis Daugaard has signed SB 46, which provides an additional $700,000 in spending authority necessary to cover the full cost of the project.
It is not a state appropriation
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Government at work

Posted: Thursday, Feb 26th, 2015
The Woonsocket senior class enjoyed a trip to Pierre last Tuesday. American Legion member and chaperone Joel Rassel lined up a tour of the Emergency Operations Center for the class. Lunch was courtesy of the Woonsocket American Legion. The class attended the Democratic caucus and then observed both the House and Senate sessions. Representatives Heinemann and Wollman ventured to the gallery
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HHS Speech & Debate team qualifies two students to National Tournament

Posted: Wednesday, Feb 25th, 2015
The Huron High School Speech & Debate Team qualified two students to the National Speech & Debate Tournament to be held in Dallas, Texas, this June.
The Northern South Dakota National Qualifying Tournament was held at Watertown High School Feb. 20-21, 2015.
Benji Habkat qualified in Humorous Interp and Abigayle Reese qualified in US Extemp Speaking. Beeca Langbehn finished as
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Iroquois HOSA teaches about dental care

Posted: Wednesday, Feb 25th, 2015
Iroquois Chapter of HOSA gave presentations last week on dental health to the elementary students.  This was in observance of National Children's Dental Health Month. They are also hosting a SMILE drive through on Friday, Feb. 27, where each student is asked to bring in one oral care product that HOSA will then donate to a local charity. At left, HOSA
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Sunrise over the prairie

Posted: Monday, Feb 23rd, 2015
This picture was taken recently from a farm home east of Huron just as the sun began peeking above the horizon.
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Kingdom Kids visit the spa!

Posted: Monday, Feb 23rd, 2015
Students from Kingdom Kids Preschool enjoyed a visit to Escape Salon & Spa on Friday. Students toured the salon and got to learn many of the different things that can be done in the salon.
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Huron Community Foundation accepting 2015 grant applications

Posted: Monday, Feb 23rd, 2015
The Huron Community Foundation (HCF) is accepting 2015 grant applications through April 1. This marks the 10th consecutive year of HCF grants, with $41,500 available for distribution this year.
The year's grants will bring the HCF's support of community organizations to $238,560 since its inception in 2004. Grants will be awarded the week of the 11th annual HCF Pheasants
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Huron Noon Lions Club presents 4-H awards

Posted: Monday, Feb 23rd, 2015
The Huron Noon Lions Club presented cash awards in a contest for 4-H record books. From left, award recipients are Grace Troutman, Jacey Hupp, Megan Larsen, Grant Duvall and Brant Slepikas.
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Temples of Justice: State’s colorful past comes to life in SDPB courthouse documentary

Posted: Monday, Feb 23rd, 2015
It's a tale of scalawags and scoundrels; history and mystery. Temples of Justice explores the rich history of South Dakota's county courthouses.
The new one-hour SDPB Television production premieres on SDPB1 Television on Thursday at 8 p.m.
Temples of Justice visits 44 courthouses in South Dakota and tells the colorful stories of several.
You'll find out how swindlers changed history,
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Hitchcock-Tulare FFA attends farm show

Posted: Monday, Feb 23rd, 2015
The Hitchcock-Tulare FFA Chapter attended a presentation by Dr. Temple Grandin at the Watertown Winter Farm Show.
Grandin is a designer of livestock handling facilities and a Professor of Animal Science at Colorado State University.
Facilities she has designed are located in the United States, Canada, Europe, Mexico, Australia, New Zealand, and other countries. In North America, almost
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Legislative page

Posted: Monday, Feb 23rd, 2015
Braeden Edleman from Huron High School, the son of Jason and Ann Edleman, is serving as a House page sponsored by Rep. Dick Werner.
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Happy birthday, Dr. Seuss! Huron Public Library plans birthday party Saturday, March 7, from 3 to 4:30 p.m.

Posted: Monday, Feb 23rd, 2015
We're having a party, it's truer than true. We want to celebrate and party with you. Come help celebrate Dr. Seuss' birthday on Saturday, March 7, from 3 to 4:30 p.m. at the Huron Public Library.
This year's theme is Horton Hears a Who. The festivities begin at 3 p.m. with games, crafts, photos and birthday cake. The first 150
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Build Dakota scholarships now available at MTI

Posted: Monday, Feb 23rd, 2015
MITCHELL -- Gov. Daugaard announces the Build Dakota Scholarship Fund program at Mitchell Technical Institute. Funded by a donation of $25 million by T. Denny Sanford and matched by Gov. Dennis Daugaard and state of South Dakota, the Build Dakota program provides a full ride scholarship to students who will commit to working in South Dakota for three years after
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HHS Cherry Prom Royalty

Posted: Saturday, Feb 21st, 2015
Cherry Prom was held on Sunday, Feb. 15, at the Plains. Royalty chosen includes, back row, from left, Lexi Eckmann, daughter of Scot Eckmann and Teresa Haatvedt; Jeremiah Johnson, son of Gary and the late Lisa Johnson; middle row, Ry Solem, son of Doug and Laurie Solem; Mikayla Snyder, daughter of Joe and Debbie Snyder; Kelsey Thorsness, daughter of Jay
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Pizza with the Principal for first graders

Posted: Saturday, Feb 21st, 2015
First grade students who ate Pizza with the Principal in the month of January are, back row, from left, Mrs. Heinz (principal), Robert Garcia, Cashton Goldammer, Julian Rodriguez, Blake Kannegieter, Christopher Erickson, Nolan Stahly, Ryan Gill and Lane Nunes; and in front, Emmerson Lopez-Ramos, Kortney Allerdings, Angel Perez, Paw Eh Kyi, Diana Morales-Chilel, Heidy Niz-Chavez, Luis Ramos-Bartolon, and Hailey Rogers. Not
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HHS Speech & Debate Team places seventh

Posted: Wednesday, Feb 18th, 2015
The Huron High School Speech & Debate Team traveled to the final tournament of the regular season, the Harrisburg Rushmore Challenge, on Friday at Harrisburg High School.
In the overall team standings, Huron finished seventh out of the 20 teams attending the tournament. First place went to Aberdeen Central, second went to Sioux Falls O'Gorman, and third to Sioux Falls
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VTMH Valentine’s Day king and queen

Posted: Wednesday, Feb 18th, 2015
Jimmy and Ida Hohm were crowned this year's Valentine king and queen at Violet Tschetter Memorial Home.
Jimmy and Ida have been married for 70 years and 7 months. They are looking forward to being together for 71 years in June.
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Go Red ... Taste for Your Heart

Posted: Monday, Feb 16th, 2015
To help women learn how to reduce their heart disease risks, Huron Regional Medical Center is hosting an evening of fun called, "Go Red … Taste For Your Heart," from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday at Huron Event Center.
Heart disease has been called the Silent Killer because it often has no noticeable symptoms. It's more deadly than all forms
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HACA presents Todd Oliver & Friends

Posted: Monday, Feb 16th, 2015
Todd Oliver & Friends, a comedic variety show, will take the stage at Huron High School on Sunday, Feb. 15, at 7:30 p.m. This is the third of four concerts sponsored by the Huron Area Concert Association.
Todd Oliver is nationally known for his amazing real-life talking dogs and hilarious comedy. Oliver has been seen on America's Got Talent,
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Tonic Sol-fa to perform with HHS Madrigals: A cappella group to perform Thursday at 7 p.m. at HHS Auditorium

Posted: Monday, Feb 16th, 2015
The a cappella group, Tonic Sol-fa, will be performing at the Huron High School auditorium on Thursday at 7 p.m.
Joining the group on stage to perform a song with the quartet will be the Huron High School "Madrigal Singers." Doors will open at 6:30 p.m. All seating will be general admission.
Tickets are available at Dakotaland Federal
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Thank you to Huron providers from Holy Trinity fifth graders

Posted: Monday, Feb 16th, 2015
There are so many wonderful services and people in Huron who take care of everyone, and so fifth graders at Holy Trinity Catholic School wanted to say "THANK YOU."
In the first photo, the students met Mayor Aylward, who gave them a tour of the city departments.
Next, Sarah Bowen showed students around the police department. Did you know when
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Legislative page

Modified: Monday, Feb 16th, 2015
Avery Del Grosso is working as a Page at the S.D. Senate with Sen. Jim White. Del Grosso is a student at Huron High School, and his parents are Andrea and Shane Del Grosso of Huron.
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Kingdom Kids Panda Bear class visit library

Posted: Monday, Feb 16th, 2015
The Panda Bear class (4-5 year olds) of Kingdom Kids Learning Center enjoyed a fun filled trip to the Huron Public Library on Feb. 6. 
They were given a tour around the children's department, listened to several  stories, and were given a fun project to do -- creating valentine bookmarks. 
The trip to the library ended a unit
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