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2014 Salvation Army Christmas Basket program planned Monday through Thursday

Posted: Friday, Nov 28th, 2014
The 66th annual Salvation Army Christmas Food Basket Program will be held Monday through Thursday, Dec. 1-4, at the Huron High School Auditorium. The event gets underway each night at 6:30 p.m. and can be heard live on Huron radio station KOKK or viewed on the Huron Tiger Network (Midcontinent Cable Channel 6) or on the web at www.christmasbasket.us.
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Collecting food for others

Posted: Thursday, Nov 27th, 2014
On Nov. 21 members of the Sunday School at Immanuel Lutheran Church in rural Iroquois dropped off items at the Salvation Army food pantry. The youth, as well as Jodi Burma and Stephanie Dickson, started at 4:30 p.m. east of the Immanuel Lutheran Church and 80-plus miles later, they finished in Huron around 7 p.m., collecting from more than
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HHS Speech & Debate team travels to Mitchell

Posted: Thursday, Nov 27th, 2014
The Huron High School Speech & Debate Team traveled to the Mitchell McGovern Tournament on Nov. 21-22.
This tournament is named after former Senator George McGovern, a great South Dakota public servant.
Overall, the team finished ninth out of 22 teams at the tournament. First place went to Aberdeen Central, second to Sioux Falls O'Gorman, and third to Watertown.
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Salvation Army Christmas Basket program planned Dec. 1-4 at HHS Auditorium

Posted: Wednesday, Nov 26th, 2014
The 66th annual Salvation Army Christmas Food Basket Program will be held Monday through Thursday, Dec. 1-4, at the Huron High School Auditorium.
The event gets underway each night at 6:30 p.m. and can be heard live on Huron radio station KOKK or viewed on the Huron Tiger Network (Midcontinent Cable Channel 6) or on the web at www.christmasbasket.us.
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Join us for Thanksgiving dinner

Posted: Monday, Nov 24th, 2014
There is room at the table for you at the free community Thanksgiving dinner at noon Thursday in the First United Methodist Church fellowship hall.
Organizers, co-chairmen Sheron Chapman, Christine Palleria and John Hershman, say they and their crews expect to prepare meals for more than 400 that day.
"Last year between home deliveries and those who ate in, we
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JVCS auction planned Nov. 29 and Dec. 1

Posted: Monday, Nov 24th, 2014
The 55th James Valley Christian School Auction will be held on Nov. 29 and Dec. 1. It is a wonderful fundraiser for the school's operating expenses, and is a great social time as many Huron community members, JVCS alumni, students, and parents come together.
Professional auctioneers donate their services for the live auction which begins on Saturday, Nov. 29,
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Christmas Tour of Homes planned Dec. 6: Holy Trinity Catholic School plans third annual event at five local homes

Posted: Monday, Nov 24th, 2014
The Christmas Tour of Homes will be here before we know it! Holy Trinity Catholic School will host the third Annual Christmas Tour of Homes on Saturday, Dec. 6, from noon to 5 p.m.
Five homes will be on the tour this year, all decorated in its most festive Christmas finery! Each house will display its owner's unique Christmas
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Quilts of Valor

Posted: Monday, Nov 24th, 2014
In appreciation for their service, the Huron Area Quilt Guild honored eight area veterans at their annual "Quilts of Valor" presentation Oct. 15 at Mount Calvary Lutheran Church. It was a privilege to hear the Veterans' stories and present a token of our appreciation for their sacrifices on our behalf. Four of the quilts were made by the guild
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HRMC celebrates Hospice Month

Posted: Monday, Nov 24th, 2014
November is National Hospice Month, a time when care providers across the country are working to educate people about high quality end-of-life care.
"Take a Moment, Make a Moment" is the theme this year for National Hospice/Palliative Care Month, chosen to encourage the community to focus on what is most important in life, especially when it comes to times
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Aroma promotes breast cancer awareness

Posted: Monday, Nov 24th, 2014
During October, Aroma Coffee & Café encouraged customers to donate tips on the purchase of a special white chocolate raspberry coffee drink to be donated to the HRMC Foundation to help raise awareness of early detection of breast cancer. Hannah Schouten, who manages Aroma for her parents Dan and Laura Reinders, poses with an envelope containing $170 that was donated
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Five generations of family

Posted: Monday, Nov 24th, 2014
Five generations include, back row, from left, Cassie Littau of Nebraska, and Lonnie Kuper of Woonsocket; and in front, Mary Kuper of Woonsocket, Kayleigh Hart of Nebraska, and Mickie Salisbury of Wolsey. PHOTO CONTRIBUTED
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SDNTA announces piano competition winners

Posted: Monday, Nov 24th, 2014
Area students who were winners in the South Dakota Music Teachers Association piano competitions held at Augustana College, Sioux Falls, November 8th included:
• First place, Senior Duet: Tierra Decker, daughter of Jeff and Teresa Decker of Huron and Julie Loewen, daughter of Dr. Nathan and Rosette Loewen of Huron
• Second place, Senior Piano Solo, Tierra Decker
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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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