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Girl Scouts make ‘sweet’ memories

Posted: Saturday, Nov 22nd, 2014
On Nov 14-15, 68 Girl Scouts from Huron, Woonsocket, and Clark participated in a Sweet Shoppe camp retreat. They met at the Congregational United Church of Christ and made crafts and various sweets, ranging from frosting cupcakes to making candies (caramels and suckers), and decorating cakes with fondant.  Once the Donut Shop opened, the girls who were fourth grade and older
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Heartland 4-H shares Thanksgiving meal

Posted: Saturday, Nov 22nd, 2014
Members of the Heartland 4-H Club gathered all the necessary items for a Thanksgiving meal at their November meeting. The food will be given to a family in need.
Back row, from left, are Brylee Eden, Kaylee Morehead, Nathan Gauer, Tanner Cronin, Jacob Wehde, Kenzie Morehead, Landon Wallman and Jerrad Wallman; and in front, Tristan Dykstra, Nathan Enninga, Wyatt Rigge
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Top sellers at Buchanan

Posted: Saturday, Nov 22nd, 2014
Recently the Buchanan K-1 Center held a Krispy Kreme Fundraiser and those students who sold 30 or more Krispy Kreme products were invited to the office to have donuts with the principal. Shown are, back row, from left, Nevaeh Crist, Davis Osier, Mylie Byrd, Abagail Harrington, Juliana Goethel, Riley Winegar, Trisdon Larson, Mason Jurgens, Jonas Bucklin, Hylton Heinz and principal
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Dakota Harmony Chorus reschedules show: Concert at 3 p.m. Sunday at Wessington First Presbyterian Church; followed by supper

Posted: Friday, Nov 21st, 2014
Dakota Harmony Chorus, under the direction of Kevin Waller of Miller, has rescheduled its show entitled "I Feel A Song Comin' On" on Sunday, Nov. 23, at 3 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church in Wessington.
Musical numbers will include old-time favorites, sacred and gospel music, holiday and Christmas music and patriotic selections. Admission to the show is
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Storm interrupts HHS debate tournament

Posted: Friday, Nov 21st, 2014
The Huron High School Speech & Debate Team traveled to the Aberdeen Golden Eagle Challenge Tournament on Nov. 14-15. The team was able to attend the first day of competition but was unable to return on Saturday due to bad road conditions. They were able to participate in the Speech events held on Friday.
By not attending the rest of
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Quilt winner

Posted: Friday, Nov 21st, 2014
Sharon Michalski from Willow Lake was the winner of the Breast Cancer Awareness Quilt that was raffled at Violet Tschetter Memorial Home. Sharon's brother, a former resident of VTMH, had purchased the raffle tickets for his sister. She said that winning is a special honor since her brother recently passed away and purchasing the tickets was one of the last
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Knights of Columbus plan annual Tootsie Roll Drive

Posted: Thursday, Nov 20th, 2014
Developmentally disabled individuals in the Huron area will reap the benefits of the annual Knights of Columbus Tootsie Roll Drive that begins Thursday at 2 p.m. and continues through Sunday at several local businesses.
About 70 Knights of Columbus volunteers, all wearing bright yellow vests, will be giving away Tootsie Rolls for donations this weekend at Coborn's Inc., Fair
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First UMC plans free Thanksgiving dinner

Posted: Thursday, Nov 20th, 2014
First United Methodist Church will again host a free Thanksgiving dinner from noon to 1 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, Nov. 27.
Dakota Provisions will be donating the turkey for this dinner, which will include real potatoes and gravy, sweet potatoes, cream corn, sweet salad and dinner rolls and homemade pumpkin or apple pies.
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Giving back during the giving season

Modified: Wednesday, Nov 19th, 2014
Sunday School youth of First Presbyterian Church assembled 20 boxes for Operation Christmas Child in October. These boxes will be delivered along with boxes filled by members of the congregation during the week of November 17-23.
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Two On Tap Sunday

Posted: Wednesday, Nov 19th, 2014
HURON -- "Two On Tap: Happy Holidays," the second in a series of four fun-filled musical programs sponsored by the Huron Concert Association, will be taking the stage on Sunday at 7:30 p.m. in the Huron High School Auditorium.
Broadway showstoppers Melissa Giattino and Ron DeStefano return to the midwest with an exciting all-new Yuletide celebration that features colorful costumes,
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Noah’s Ark to be auctioned at Mount Calvary Preschool: Fundraising supper and auction planned Sunday, Nov. 23

Posted: Monday, Nov 17th, 2014
Mount Calvary Preschool is having its annual fall fundraiser on Sunday, Nov. 23. The children's program is at 4 p.m., with a baked potato and nacho bar supper starting at 4:30 p.m. The auction will start at 5 p.m.
Clint Bartel built and donated the Noah's Ark. After researching the Bible, this is his interpretation of the Biblical ark. It has three
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Huron Farmers Market plans Holiday Bazaar

Posted: Monday, Nov 17th, 2014
Huron Farmers Market will hold its annual Holiday Bazaar on Saturday from 9 a.m. to 12 noon at the Crossroads Event Center in the main lobby.
Vendors in attendance will be Fairacre Farms, Nelsons Farm, Backyard Acres, Country Bakery & Produce, Arbeiter Farm, and Larsons Country Rainbow. Items available will be fall produce, a large variety of baked goods, jams,
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Parade of Lights in two weeks

Posted: Monday, Nov 17th, 2014
"Sights & Sounds of Christmas" is the theme for the 22nd anniversary of the Huron Parade of Lights. The popular holiday event will be held on Friday, Nov. 28, at 7 p.m. 
 "We've left the theme wide open for all kinds of ideas," says Gary Kasperson, chairman of the committee. He added, "From Christmas trees, lights and ornaments, a nativity
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Preston travels to Europe as People to People Ambassador

Posted: Monday, Nov 17th, 2014
Martina Preston, 10-year-old daughter of Jason and Becky Preston (Jason is a graduate of Huron High School) and granddaughter of Ruby Preston of Huron, traveled to Europe this past summer as a People to People Ambassador from the state of Washington.
Preston's travels began in Versailles, France, where the entire delegation (42 students) toured the Palace of Versailles, and
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Iroquois teachers honored by Legion

Modified: Monday, Nov 17th, 2014
The Bensley-Rounds American Legion Post 280 of Iroquois held its Veterans Day program on Tuesday. Since this coming week, Nov. 16-22, is National Education Week, two teachers at Iroquois School were selected for Teacher of the Year.
The primary teacher selected was Jessica Eckmann, who has proven herself many times since she joined the Iroquois Faculty. She currently teaches
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Seventh-graders publish books

Posted: Monday, Nov 17th, 2014
Two seventh-grade writing classes at Huron Middle School recently published children's books this trimester. The classes thank Northwestern Energy for grant money to make it possible for all of the students to take home a copy of their published book.
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Dressing up like the ’50s

Posted: Monday, Nov 17th, 2014
Mrs. Nelson, first-grade teacher at Buchanan K-1 Center and two of her students dressed up in '50s attire in celebration of the 50th day of school. The students who joined in on the fun are, from left, Crayton Siedschlag and Micah Metter, who are both first-graders.
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Kingdom Kids and Veterans Day

Posted: Monday, Nov 17th, 2014
On Monday, Nov. 10, Sharon Rex, a volunteer at Kingdom Kids Learning Center and a veteran, shared with the Panda Bears (4- and 5-year-old class) about Veteran's Day. She also told them about her service to our country as an Army nurse during the Vietnam war. She shared pictures from Vietnam and some Vietnamese clothing with the children, and brought
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Boy Scout Troop 151 on Veterans Day

Posted: Monday, Nov 17th, 2014
Boy Scout Troop 151 participated in the Wolsey Veterans Day Program that was held at Wolsey-Wessington School on Tuesday. Scout Master Robert Bult led the History of the Flag.
Next, after the program, Troop 151 held a Flag Retirement Ceremony.
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Hope Lutheran youth collect food

Posted: Monday, Nov 17th, 2014
Hope Lutheran Senior High Youth are shown with 660 pounds of food items they delivered to the Salvation Army following their food drive on Nov. 9. The youth would like to thank the generosity of the Huron community and Thrivent Financial James River Group for their support in completing this project. Kneeling, from left, are Katie Schoenfelder, Landon Claeys and
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HMS Super Kids of the Month

Posted: Saturday, Nov 15th, 2014
Huron Middle School October Super Kids of the Month include, front row, from left, Jenna Evans, Nightingale Tun, Payton Cass, Maria Sanchez, Grace Mulder, Aubrey Rutledge, Derick Siemonsma, Valerie Shields, McKenna Letcher, Sierra Scheinert and Lu Pway Doh; and in back, Spencer Busch, Andrew Hansen, Josh Askew, Nelson Hernandez, Abigail Brandsrud, Sylvia Kattner, Kaiser Ruth, Cooper Fryberger, Bryce Steffen, James
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United Way volunteer opportunities

Posted: Saturday, Nov 15th, 2014
Each month there are opportunities to volunteer in programs all around Huron. We are helping spread the word. Below are some of the opportunities for October and November.
• The Beadle County Humane Society can always use volunteers to help with the animals and other chores at the shelter on an ongoing basis. Potential volunteers can contact the shelter by
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Honoring the veterans

Posted: Friday, Nov 14th, 2014
Veterans at SunQuest Healthcare Center were treated to the Veterans Day pancake feed held at the Elks.
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Christmas tree exhibit planned: Annual Huron Area Arts Council, Huron Event Center exhibit opens Nov. 28

Posted: Friday, Nov 14th, 2014
The annual Huron Area Arts Council/Huron Events Center Christmas Tree Exhibition will be open for public viewing at the Events Center on Friday, Nov. 28, following the Parade of Lights. The exhibition will be open at all times through Jan. 17.
Individuals and groups wishing to display a Christmas tree may begin installation of their entries on Nov. 23, the
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Christian Learning Center field trips

Modified: Friday, Nov 14th, 2014
The Christian Learning Center Preschool 4's (Pre-K) morning and afternoon classes toured the North Fire Station with firefighter Randy Tounsley as guide. Fire safety lessons both groups learned were: My Friend the Firefighter; Stop! Drop! And Roll!; and Crawl Low Under Smoke!
Back row, from left, are Jayda Morrison, Oaklee Schnabel, Rylan Eggleston, Roselena Moreno, Colt Culver, Taylor Metter, K
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Five generations

Posted: Friday, Nov 14th, 2014
Five generations include, from left, Tyler Rittel with daughter, Jaela, Gina King, Bonnie Younkin and Marorie Mitchell.
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United Way drive

Posted: Friday, Nov 14th, 2014
Adam Fleishhacker, a biomedical technician for Huron Regional Medical Center and newly-appointed United Way board representative from HRMC, stands next to a display educating hospital employees about this year's United Way Heartland Region campaign goals and purposes. All employees were invited to the hospital cafeteria on Thursday to enjoy root beer floats and complete their pledge cards to be entered
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HRMC Auxiliary installs new officers: Donates equipment at luncheon

Posted: Thursday, Nov 13th, 2014
The Huron Regional Medical Center (HRMC) Auxiliary hosted their annual membership luncheon earlier this fall, in the HRMC Legacy Plaza Auditorium.
During the luncheon, HRMC President and CEO David Dick updated the group on physician recruitment, including the addition of Dr. Alese Fox, a board-certified family medicine physician with OB, who joined New Life Family Medicine Oct 1.
Dick
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Boy Scouts hold fundraiser

Posted: Wednesday, Nov 12th, 2014
Boy Scout Troop 222 held a fundraiser at the Dakota Inn on opening weekend of pheasant season, selling first aid kits and sack lunches. They also set up a booth at Runnings. Shown are, front row, from left, Robert Stahl, Sawyer Ptak and Danny Besse; and in back, Back row: Aaron Eckmann, Wyatt Larsen, Gavin Machtemes, Melissa Machtemes, Scott Ptak.
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Troop 222 teaches flag etiquette

Posted: Wednesday, Nov 12th, 2014
Boy Scout Troop 222 teaches Cub Scout Pack 55 the proper care and folding of the American flag, how to raise and lower the flag, and also how to perform an outdoor flag ceremony. They also talked about flag history. Other projects the Scout troop was involved in includes moving couches for a local resident, hosted the Fall Camporee out
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Huron Area Quilt Guild donates ‘Perky Pets’ quilts

Posted: Wednesday, Nov 12th, 2014
Throughout this past year, Huron Area Quilt Guild President Colleen Smith led members of the group in a quilt-a-long for her Perky Pets quilt project. Completed quilts were then donated to local charities.
This Perky Pet quilt was donated to Mount Calvary Lutheran Church for its annual pre-school auction fundraiser to be held Nov. 23. Holding the quilt are Daryl
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HHS Speech and Debate team takes part in first competition

Posted: Wednesday, Nov 12th, 2014
Members of the Huron high School Speech and Debate team held their first competition of the season on Nov. 7 at Sioux Falls Washington High School.
This was a big tournament with every school offering forensics in South Dakota in attendance, and even a few from Minnestoa. Only speech events were offered at the SFW tournament.
As a team,
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Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness

Posted: Wednesday, Nov 12th, 2014
Cognitive decline is the most feared condition associated with old age. Concern is merited, explained Leacey Brown, SDSU Extension Gerontology Field Specialist.
"The number of people with dementia is expected to rise over the coming decade. By the year 2025, 20,000 people over the age of 65 in South Dakota are projected to have Alzheimer's disease," Brown said.
While this
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Dakota Harmony Chorus plans concert

Posted: Monday, Nov 10th, 2014
Dakota Harmony Chorus, under the direction of Kevin Waller of Miller, is presenting a show called, "I Feel A Song Comin' On," on Sunday, Nov. 16, at 3 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church in Wessington.
Musical numbers include old-time favorites, sacred/gospel music, holiday music and patriotic selections, Admission to the show is by free will donation.
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‘Be a Santa to a Senior’: Tree is set up at Lewis Drug for second year of program

Posted: Monday, Nov 10th, 2014
Even though she retired this year, Jan Jerke is volunteering to remain a part of the "Be a Santa to a Senior" project that she helped bring to Huron last year through Home Instead Senior Care in Mitchell.
"It's fun to deliver them," Jerke said. "Just to see their faces and surprise in receiving a gift. Seniors, especially, don't receive
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Shoe box gifts to be collected

Posted: Monday, Nov 10th, 2014
Collection dates for Operation Christmas Child shoe box gifts will be Nov. 17-22 from 1 to 6 p.m. and Sunday, Nov. 23, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Living Hope Alliance Church, 1779 Frank Ave. S.E.
Last year the Huron area collected more than 1,000 shoe boxes that were sent to needy children. This year, boxes from South Dakota
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HRMC hospice and home health honor vets

Posted: Monday, Nov 10th, 2014
Many Americans do not realize that one in four of all deaths in the U.S. are Veterans. As the nation honors these American heroes for their military service on Veterans Day, Nov. 11, it's important to remember that they also deserve recognition and compassionate care when dealing with a serious illness.
These Americans have made profound sacrifices in defense of
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Kiwanis Club elects new officers

Posted: Monday, Nov 10th, 2014
The Kiwanis Club of Huron annouces it's new officers and board members for the upcoming year. They are president Gayle Kludt, president-elect Tom Christensen, second vice president Tim Flanery, secretary Vern Kahre, treasurer Gayle Bussell, and board members: Rick Sabers, Brenda Houge, Dave Bartel, Scott McCaskell, Arnie Claeys, Ned Keeler and Darla Erickson.
Kiwanis meets weekly at the Crossroads
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Dakota MasterWorks art show winners named

Posted: Monday, Nov 10th, 2014
The 18th Annual SDHCA Dakota MasterWorks Creative Art Show and Competition for artists age 60 and older was held Oct. 27-28, at the Good Samaritan Society in Sioux Falls.
With nearly 150 entries, professional judges awarded first, second and third place, honorable mentions and Best of Show to art pieces in seven different mediums of two age groups. The
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This year, give thanks by giving blood

Posted: Monday, Nov 10th, 2014
Every year, most of us celebrate Thanksgiving the same way: family, feasting and football. These are all good, of course. But there is another tradition we might consider adding. We can donate blood!
"As we know, hospitals don't close for the holidays," says Angel Pillet, Donor Recruitment Director at United Blood Services Rapid City. "The blood you donate now
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Hope Lutheran youth food drive Sunday

Posted: Monday, Nov 10th, 2014
Hope Lutheran Church's senior youth group and Thrivent Financial team will be going door-to-door to collect food for "Hope for the Hungry" from 3 to 6 p.m. Sunday. Members of the youth group who will be collecting food items include, from left, Gracie Schoenfelder, Mark Christenson, Alison Fenske, Nick Christensen, Landon Claeys, Bennett White, Elisebeth Dickson, Katie Schoenfelder, and Hannah
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Local students take part in All State

Posted: Monday, Nov 10th, 2014
Huron High School students participating in South Dakota All State Chorus and Orchestra held Nov. 1 in Sioux Falls include, front row, from left, choral director Laura Petersen, Tabitha Schmidt, Lindsey Friedrichsen, Rachel Smith, and orchestra director Hans Peterson; second row, Ben Halbkat, Claire Hoogland, Lauren Kattner and Ben Ward; third row, Brooklynn Hiles, Courtney Hoogland and Mason Stahly; and
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4-H announces Hometown Heroes

Posted: Monday, Nov 10th, 2014
The South Dakota 4-H Foundation has announced the 2014-2015 Hometown Heroes representatives. The poster project got its start in the Sioux Empire CHARACTER COUNTS! program and has been a part of this program for 18 years.
The poster project is in its third year as a statewide project for the 4-H program.
This fall, 106 high school Hometown Heroes
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