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Back to Football Friday

Posted: Thursday, Sep 18th, 2014
Participants in Carr Chiropractic's Back to Football Friday, spent their lunch hour walking to get their lunch then bring back to the Carr Chiropractic. Several different groups held similar events that encouraged getting out and getting healthy. The event is coordinated by the Heartland Region United Way.
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Nephrology Nurses’ Week spotlights healthcare heroes

Posted: Thursday, Sep 18th, 2014
Huron Regional Medical Center Dialysis Unit invites hospitals, dialysis facilities and others to honor nurses during ‘Nephrology Nurses Week'.
HRMC dialysis unit will join the American Nephrology Nurses' Association (ANNA) in a nationwide celebration honoring nephrology nurses during Nephrology Nurses Week, Sept. 14-20.
Nephrology nurses care for patients with kidney disease that require dialysis and provide lifesaving care each
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‘Drawn to the Land: Homesteading Dakota’ exhibit on display at Huron Public Library: Traveling exhibit to be at library until Nov. 1

Posted: Wednesday, Sep 17th, 2014
"Drawn to the Land: Homesteading Dakota," a traveling exhibit from the South Dakota State Historical Society, will be at the Huron Public Library until Nov. 1.
From 1860 to 1920, thousands of homesteaders poured into Dakota from across the country and overseas. Many stayed, making a home for themselves and their descendants. Others came for only a short while
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Wessington seniors share lunch

Posted: Wednesday, Sep 17th, 2014
The Wessington Sunshine Nutrition Center had more than 30 people turn out for a special dinner Monday and to hear Brett Spencer of Huron, center, speak on how to prevent becoming a victim of fraud.
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An evening with Rebecca and Kuba Saturday

Posted: Tuesday, Sep 16th, 2014
The Redfield Area Concert Association is excited to bring to the Redfield stage the highly acclaimed husband and wife duo of Rebecca and Kuba.
Two wonderful performers -- an acclaimed Broadway theater vocalist, Rebecca, and a spectacular Vibraphone virtuoso and multi-instrumentalist, Kuba -- present a widely varied program of pops, jazz, and classical music that makes for a wonderful
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‘Authors Among Us’ series begins Wednesday

Posted: Tuesday, Sep 16th, 2014
The Huron Public Library's Authors Among Us series proudly presents Minnesota author, Frederick Blanch, at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the library.
Blanch will read from his latest book, "Last Words:  Frederick's Bionary," a "witty, charming, sad, and hilarious" account of the author's trials and travails. The book has been nominated for the Minnesota Book Awards and includes accounts of Blanch's
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Pride of Lake Byron award

Posted: Tuesday, Sep 16th, 2014
Leif and Janis Andol have been given this summer's final "Pride of Lake Byron" Feature Yard award. Big evergreen trees and rosemaling signs that say "Velkommen" give their yard a touch of Norway, the country that Leif immigrated from when he was a young man. Dark burgundy barberry bushes, and maroon and yellow day lilies accent their neatly mowed green
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“Moms Next” now in Huron: New group provides a way for mothers of school children to connect

Posted: Tuesday, Sep 16th, 2014
With sometimes more than 30 mothers in each of its groups, MOPS, or Mothers of Preschoolers has added a third group, Moms Next, to its twice-monthly meetings in Huron.
Moms Next is providing a way for not only mothers of preschoolers, but mothers of children from preschool to seniors in high school to get together and encourage one another.
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First graders receive U.S. flags

Posted: Tuesday, Sep 16th, 2014
The Iroquois Elementary first graders recently received their first flag and were taught a little basic information about the flag. They were also given the list of ten questions that were asked in class to study with their parents, and a copy of the Pledge of Allegiance for their room. Instruction and flags were provided by Colin Royal and the
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GFWC Fortnightly Club awards scholarship

Posted: Tuesday, Sep 16th, 2014
G.F.W.C. Fortnightly Club members Vivian Allen is giving Tyresse Theus a music scholarship for private lessons on guitar. His instructor is Barb Valer. Tyresse is in the eighth grade and is active in the music group "We Found Sound."
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4 generations of Cooks

Posted: Tuesday, Sep 16th, 2014
From left, mother Becky Trigg holding her son, Hunter Charles Trigg, great-grandmother Maxie Cook and grandmother Connie Rowen.
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Holy Trinity Church to host Classic Car Show Tuesday

Posted: Tuesday, Sep 16th, 2014
Holy Trinity Cathloic Church has rescheduled its Classic Car Show for this Tuesday, Sept 16, from 6:30-8:30 p.m.
The event will be held in the Holy Trinity Catholic Church parking lot.
The group is inviting all Classic Car enthusiasts to bring their cars to the show.
For fans that come to see the cars a concession stand will
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Iroquois plans homecoming festivities

Posted: Monday, Sep 15th, 2014
Iroquois School is planning homecoming festivities including coronation on Tuesday and special dress-up days all week.
Monday will be PJ day, Tuesday is Super Hero Day, Wednesday is Color War day, and Thursday is throw back/decade day and Friday is Spirit Day.
Coronation will take place Tuesday, Sept. 16 after the home volleyball game against Oldham-Ramona-Rutland (ORR), followed by a
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Iroquois fifth-graders study citizenship

Posted: Monday, Sep 15th, 2014
The Iroquois Elementary fifth grade class recently received instruction on flag etiquette and basic citizenship. They learned how to fold the U.S. flag properly, proper raising and lowering of the flag as well as care of the flag. In citizenship, they learned about Patriot Day, about the Pledge of Allegiance, having pride in the history of the United States, and
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‘Patriot Day’ program at Federal Building

Posted: Saturday, Sep 13th, 2014
The Huron Federal Employees recognized the 13th Anniversary of September 11th, "Patriot Day," by inviting all the employees for a "Flag Raising Ceremony" in front of the Huron Federal Building. While members of the National Guard HHC 153rd Engineering raised the U.S. flag, everyone was invited so sing "The Star-Spangled Banner." Bev Helm invited everyone to reflect upon the
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Last chance to buy advance tickets for S.D. Women’s Expo is Monday

Posted: Saturday, Sep 13th, 2014
The deadline to save on event tickets for the 2014 South Dakota Women's Expo is Monday.
The S.D. Women's Expo, which will be held Saturday, September 27, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the S.D. State Fairgrounds, has been completely revamped to bring attendees more excitement, entertainment, fun and friendship. This year's "Color Me …" theme has inspired new
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Troop 222 raising money to attend World Boy Scout Jamboree in Japan

Posted: Friday, Sep 12th, 2014
"We cannot do it without your help!!!"
Boy Scout Troop 222 in Huron is embarking on a fundraising campaign to help the troop travel to Japan for the 2015 World Boy Scout Jamboree.
The World Boy Scout Jamboree offers Scouts a once in a lifetime opportunity to broaden their horizons and experience culture, food, customs. They will make lifelong friends
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Local authors to hold book signing in Wessington Springs

Posted: Friday, Sep 12th, 2014
Co-authors Summer Schakel and Dixie Faughn will be signing their new book, "Below Gravity," Saturday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Sweet Grass in Wessington Springs.
The book is science fiction aimed at teenage or younger readers.
Faughn, who is also an artist, lives in Jerauld County where she enjoys sharing her artwork through commission.
Through the
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Bunny love at SunQuest Healthcare

Posted: Friday, Sep 12th, 2014
Lavonne Marshall, a resident at SunQuest Healthcare Center, finds comfort in cuddling a black rabbit, one of the bunnies the center cares for to provide animal interaction for the residents.
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October proclaimed United Way Month

Posted: Thursday, Sep 11th, 2014
Members of the United Way Heartland Region Board and partner organizations were on hand at Monday night's city commission meeting as Mayor Paul Aylward proclaimed October as United Way month in Huron.
From left, are, Jamie Miedema, YWCA director; Ralph Borkowski, Kelli Peterson and Chris Nohr, all from the UWHR board, and Mayor Aylward. The UWHR Pledge card
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S.D. American Legion District 6, 4 plan fall meetings: District 6 to meet Sept. 28 in Mitchell, District 4 to meet Sept. 13 in Doland

Posted: Thursday, Sep 11th, 2014
The annual District 6 Fall Meeting of the South Dakota American Legion will be held Sunday, Sept. 28, in Mitchell for Legionnaires from Beadle, Kingsbury, Miner, Aurora, Brule, Buffalo, Davison, Hanson, Jerauld and Sanborn counties.
The Legion business session will begin at 3 p.m. in the Mitchell American Legion Post Home.
A social will begin at 2
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Creating music is ageless

Posted: Wednesday, Sep 10th, 2014
Violin music filled the halls at SunQuest Healthcare Center when violinist Laura Barry, who is the niece of resident Victor Woodruff, stopped by.
Barry, standing, is shown with her uncle and Erma Woodruff.
Next, Barry performs with Dwaine Dunning, who is also a resident at the nursing home.
Dunning often plays his violin to entertain fellow residents.
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Hunger Games to begin: Food drive competition to benefit Salvation Army and Heartland Region Backpack Program; have food at Northwest Pipe by 2 p.m. Sept. 17

Posted: Wednesday, Sep 10th, 2014
In conjunction with Back to Football Friday, Northwest Pipe would like to challenge your company to take part in the third annual Hunger Games community-wide food drive competition, originally started by Raven Aerostar and now handed over to the big winners!
This is a food drive competition benefiting The Huron Salvation Army and The Heartland Region Backpack program, serving children
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Four-generation recipe wins Family Heirloom Recipe Competition at fair

Posted: Monday, Sep 8th, 2014
Mary Helen Wipf of Huron won the Family Heirloom Recipe Competition at the South Dakota State Fair with a recipe for rahmstrudel.
Rahmstrudel is a culinary mainstay that was created by her husband's great-great-grandmother, Susie (Glanzer) Wipf.
Wipf said her mother-in-law, Phyllis Wipf of Huron, taught her how to make rahmstrudel -- which remains a family favorite.
"In 1979, I
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iHomecoming is 2014 homecoming theme at HHS

Posted: Monday, Sep 8th, 2014
The theme for homecoming this year, according to Huron High School student body president, Mark Christenson, is "iHomecoming."
"We have all-new iPads at the high school this year, so we decided this would be a fitting theme," said Christenson, as he scrolled across his iPad.
This year's homecoming will feature four dress-up days for high school students with Tuesday's theme
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HCA plans membership drive: First concert planned Sept. 29 at HHS Auditorium

Posted: Monday, Sep 8th, 2014
The Huron Concert Association begins its membership drive this week with an outstanding lineup of FOUR delightful shows. Reciprocity agreements with Redfield, Mitchell, and Pierre offer concert-goers 18 opportunities to enjoy first-class entertainment for the whole family with the purchase of one HCA membership ticket for the 2014-2015 season! Each of the local concerts, which are held in the Huron
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Color Me Healthy at S.D. Women’s Expo

Posted: Monday, Sep 8th, 2014
Women attending the 2014 S.D. Women's Expo can take advantage of health screenings and learn important health information to help them and their families be healthy.
The Horticulture Building on the S.D. State Fairgrounds will greet women with a "Color Me Healthy" sign and is the site of the many health booths and screenings. Free and discounted health screenings are
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I Made a Difference

Posted: Monday, Sep 8th, 2014
The seventh "I Made a Difference" award was presented to Christina Harrington, 564 Montana Ave. S.W. Since Harrington purchased her house about a year ago, she has painted it, put up a fence and tree house and did a lot of landscaping in both the front and back yards. She continues to make nice improvements all the time. Harrington received
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The tragic consequences of panic

Posted: Monday, Sep 8th, 2014
In June of 1953, I was in my sixth week of Marine Corps boot camp when word came to me I had lost two cousins in Death Valley, California. Neither was really a blood relation. Charles, the elder of the pair was twenty and the son by a previous marriage of my Uncle Charley. Skipper, just seven, was adopted. Nonetheless,
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Find it ‘fresh’ at Huron Farmers’ Market

Posted: Monday, Sep 8th, 2014
The Huron Farmers' Market is back at the S.D. Fairgrounds today, on the corner of Third Street and Lincoln Avenue Southwest.
The market is open from 8 a.m. to noon, and will offer the following: peppers, summer squash, malabar spinach, onions, honey, handmade rustic soaps, honeycomb, hand cream made from beeswax, tomatoes, beets, cucumbers, jams and jellies, and baked goods
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State’s largest classroom

Posted: Saturday, Sep 6th, 2014
Iroquois Elementary students in grades one through fifth attended South Dakota's Largest Classroom at the State Fair. The students enjoyed the variety of events available.
Wyatt Rigge and Skyla Harris try an experiment at the "Kidz Science Safari."
Next, listening as museum director Rachel Farrell talks about lessons in the one-room school are, back row, from left, Ashley Holland, Champ
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Iroquois School establishes HOSA Chapter for students

Posted: Saturday, Sep 6th, 2014
A new HOSA (Health Occupations Students of America) Chapter has been started at Iroquois High School, which provides a program to engage students interested in health careers. 
HOSA also offers a Competitive Events Program which allows members the opportunity to compete in teams or as individuals in more than 55 different events that involve a wide variety of healthcare
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Scouting community service

Posted: Saturday, Sep 6th, 2014
Huron Cub Scout Pack 55 and Boy Scout Troop 222 were involved in a community service project cleaning ditches in front of Timberoots this summer. Front row, from left, are Katlyn Harms and Angel Olivo Porcayo; and in back, Scott Ptak,  Jacob Harms, Eric Harms, Cole Ochsner, Reese Lemke, Dave Lemke, Joani Ochsner, Sawyer Ptak and Robert Stahl.
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Lions Club donates 50-50 funds

Modified: Friday, Sep 5th, 2014
The Lion's Club donated the proceeds from the 50-50 raffle during the Red Wilk Construction Championship Bull Riding Bull Bash to the 4-H State Fair Foundation Capital Campaign to help build the Nordby Exhibit Hall for 4-H, Youth and Community. Gene Chapman, far left, representing the Lions Club, is presenting the $5,281 check to Loren Noess, the Capital Campaign chairperson.
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Wear orange today for hunger awareness

Posted: Friday, Sep 5th, 2014
Hunger advocates in South Dakota and across the country will be wearing orange today in an effort to raise awareness of the 50 million people in the U.S. who face hunger. Orange is the symbolic color of hunger.
It's just one of the many awareness events taking place throughout the month of September in recognition of Feeding America's Hunger Action
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La Marche Nationale planned in Chamberlain

Posted: Friday, Sep 5th, 2014
Le Chapeau National Lila Speckels of Chamberlain will preside over the 93rd annual La Marche Nationale Sept. 11-13 at the Best Western Ramkota in Rapid City.
Speckels was elected to serve as Le Chapeau National last August in Houston, Texas. She joined La Boutique Nationale des Huit Chapeaux et Quarante Femmes through the service of her husband,
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