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Celebrating CFEL Week May 2-8

Posted: Monday, May 2nd, 2016
The Beadle County Community and Family Extension Leaders will observe CFEL Week May 2-8.
Founded in 1928, the S.D. CFEL has had a strong history of helping women in the state through its educational programs to improve and maintain quality home, family, and community life.
Its mission statement is, "Joining together to broaden our horizons by maintaining quality
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Mammograms in May! HRMC’s May Mammo promotion encourages early detection

Posted: Monday, May 2nd, 2016
In celebration of moms, Huron Regional Medical Center is offering free roses and osteoporosis screenings to women who schedule a screening mammogram between now and May 6.
Breast cancer is the second leading cause of death in women, second to lung cancer. Early detection increases the chance of survival. If you are age 40 or older, visit the American Cancer
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Americanism essay/poem contest winners named

Posted: Monday, May 2nd, 2016
The 2016 winners from the American Legion Auxiliary Americanism Essay and Poem contest sponsored by the William Reaves Unit No. 7 American Legion and Auxiliary were recently announced.
For the essay contest, students were asked to write on the theme, "How do we keep Lincoln's promise to our veterans and their families?" The poetry winners wrote about "Joining together for
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Huron Eye Opener Lions Club welcomes new member

Posted: Monday, May 2nd, 2016
Huron Eye Opener Lions Club recently inducted a new member during its regular meeting. From left, are Lion Lee Klocke, who sponsored new member Matthew Lenz. Both members were actively involved grilling pancakes during the 55th annual Lions and Lioness Pancake Days at the South Dakota National Guard Armory on April 19 and 20.
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Sherwin Linton seeks talent for Centennial Stage Show

Posted: Monday, May 2nd, 2016
The South Dakota State Fair and entertainer Sherwin Linton are looking for South Dakota entertainers of all genres and styles to be included in the 2016 State Fair AARP Centennial Stage Shows.
Linton, who is originally from South Dakota, has been a perennial favorite at the State Fair since the early 1970s. Linton, in collaboration with the State Fair management
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Students honored for Academic Excellence

Posted: Saturday, Apr 30th, 2016
The best and brightest from the Class of 2016 were honored for their academic achievements at the 26th Annual Academic Excellence Banquet in Pierre on Monday.
In conjunction with Gov. Dennis Daugaard, the Associated School Boards of South Dakota invited more than 200 students, who were identified as the top one percent of their senior class, from the state's public, private
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Patriot Award

Posted: Saturday, Apr 30th, 2016
Mike Radke, right, vice principal at Huron High School, was presented with a Patriot Award today by ESGR (Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve) representative Frank Palleria, in recognition of extraordinary support of his employee serving in the South Dakota National Guard.
Radke was nominated by Sgt. SDNG Zachary Campbell.
The Patriot Award was created by ESGR to publicly
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JVCS has top scorers in Math Olympics: Contest sponsored by Association of Christian Schools

Posted: Friday, Apr 29th, 2016
Three students from James Valley Christian School were top scorers in their grade and division of the Math Olympics sponsored by the Association of Christian Schools.
Seventh grader Kerstyn Fast placed first and eighth grader Madelynn Brantner placed first in reasoning. Eighth grader Emily Wedel placed first in computation.
In addition to these top scorers, 14 other
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American Legion Auxiliary essay contest

Posted: Friday, Apr 29th, 2016
The American Legion Auxiliary sponsored an essay contest, "How Do We Keep Lincoln's Promise to Our Veterans and Their Families," which was won by Madison School third-grader Anna Pyle. Her winning essay follows:

How do we keep Lincoln's promise to our veterans and their families?
BY ANNA PYLE
Class 1 -- Third Grade
Lincoln said, "To care for him
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Students place in Huron Area Junior Festival

Posted: Friday, Apr 29th, 2016
The Huron Area Junior Festival was held March 6 at Huron High School. The event is a program sponsored by the National Federation of Music Clubs.
Adjudicators were Nancy Syring, Susan Winters and Theresa Stehly, all of Sioux Falls; and Mia Kruse, Huron.

SUPERIOR PLUS
• Piano solo: Tierra Decker, Kolby Hofer, Grace Trautman, Benjamin Ward, Kaitlyn Balcom,
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United Way outlines grant application process: Informational meeting planned Thursday at The Plains

Posted: Thursday, Apr 28th, 2016
It is time once again for the United Way Heartland Region grant application period. 
"We welcome grant requests from nonprofit organizations in good standing with the IRS, who hold a current 501c-3 status," said UWHR executive director Rhonda Kludt. 
An informational meeting for any group interested in applying will be held at noon at The Plains on Thursday. For more information about the grant application
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HRMC Pickle Challenge benefits Leadership Huron

Posted: Wednesday, Apr 27th, 2016
During the month of March, HRMC employees continued efforts to create a more positive workplace through the Pickle Pledge which states, "I will turn every complaint into either a blessing or constructive suggestion."
Hospital departments decorated using their assigned country and Pickle Pledge theme. Employees received Pickle Passports and travelled from ‘country to country' from Columbia to Poland and even
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S.D. 4-H helps youth learn to babysit

Posted: Wednesday, Apr 27th, 2016
More than 70 youth, ages 7-14, participated in SDSU Extension 4-H Babysitting Clinics held in Forestburg and Plankinton this spring.
"The goal of the 4-H Babysitting Course is to give youth the confidence to handle unexpected situations and to properly care for youth under their supervision," said Audra Scheel, SDSU Extension 4-H Youth Program Adviser of Sanborn, Aurora & Jerauld/Buffalo
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Thinking outside the cake box: Cub Scouts hold annual cake auction to raise funds

Posted: Tuesday, Apr 26th, 2016
Huron Cub Scout Pack 55 held its annual cake auction fundraiser on April 18. Cub Scouts and their parents baked and decorated cakes that were themed as "anything related to cub scouting." The parents and their sons made creative designs with the cakes and added various embellishments and unique shapes of cakes.
Auctioneers Steve Sprecher and Dale Holtey did
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Winning HMS Anti-drug Essays

Posted: Tuesday, Apr 26th, 2016
Huron Middle School students who won an anti-drug essay contest and their winning essays are as follows:

By Gonzalo Quispe
Sixth grade
There are many reasons to stay drug free. I stay drug free because of the music I play. First I participate in band that I enjoy. One reason l like band is because I learn many notes
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HACA to present ‘Link Union.’ Final concert planned Saturday at 7 p.m. at HHS

Posted: Tuesday, Apr 26th, 2016
Link Union will take the stage at Huron High School on Saturday, April 30, at 7 p.m.
This is the final of four concerts sponsored by the Huron Area Concert Association. Admission is by season tickets only.
This eight member family band from the Ozark Mountains will take you on a journey through the decades, over the mountains,
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Looks yummy!

Posted: Tuesday, Apr 26th, 2016
Winners of the Huron Area Photo Club March contest titled "Food" were, first place, Don Pageler for "Alpine German Inn at Hill City;" and tied for second place were, next photo, Lorene Cavigielli for "Cheesy" and, third photo, Michelle Harmdierks for "Sweet Treat" (at left).
"April Showers" is the topic for the Thursday, April 28, meeting at 7 p.m. in
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Campus to Careers Expo coming to Huron

Posted: Tuesday, Apr 26th, 2016
Area adults (those 18 years and older) will have an opportunity to explore a variety of career options during the Campus to Careers Expo or DEGREE=CAREER on Wednesday at the Huron Campus Center from 5 to 7 p.m.
The Expo is an evening of learning experiences conducted in conjunction with the Huron Community Campus, North East Area Health Education
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Junior Girl Scouts earn Inside Government badge

Posted: Monday, Apr 25th, 2016
Junior Girl Scout Troop 46234 in Iroquois recently earned their Inside Government badge.
Troop member Maggie Miller led the meeting. She brought in special guest Jeff Miller, Police Chief from Brookings, to talk to the girls about laws.
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Steps on the path to independence

Posted: Saturday, Apr 23rd, 2016
Kraig's' life hasn't been perfect. Kraig began in the same way that many young people begin their independence, with success followed by intermittent stumbles.
But, when Kraig attended Partners in Policymaking, the lessons he learned during the sessions changed his perspective and his life. The training, organized and conducted by South Dakota Advocacy Services, provides individuals with developmental disabilities the
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Chamber Ag Scholarships awarded

Posted: Saturday, Apr 23rd, 2016
The Agriculture Committee of the Huron Chamber & Visitors Bureau has awarded $2,000 in Ag Scholarships. Rex Schlicht of Woonsocket received $1,000, and Kylee Boomsma from Wessington and Chase Bixler from Hitchock each received $500 toward their further education. The criteria for the scholarships include activities, leadership, scholastic ability or improvement, need and character. The recipients will receive their funding
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Wolsey-Wessington earns state FFA degrees

Posted: Saturday, Apr 23rd, 2016
Wolsey-Wessington School students earning FFA degrees during the convention in Brookings were, back row, from left, Blaine Carey (adviser), Brittany Bergquist, Tyler Horn, Hunter Johnson, Lane Langbehn, Carter Langbehn and Brady Struck; and in front, John Hamilton, Alyssa Stevens, Laurel Diekhoff, Keely Mehling, Kallie Carey, Emma Abbott and Tanner Waters.
In the next photo, the Livestock Judging team receive second
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Five generations ...

Posted: Friday, Apr 22nd, 2016
Five generations include great-great-grandmother, Letha Kinney of Huron; great-grandfather, Russel Kinney of Ladysmith, Wis.; grandmother, Rhonda Coggins of Cheynne, Wyo.; daughter, Jessica Frankfourth of Cheynne, and daughter, Lorelai Frankfourth of Chyenne.
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Register to vote!

Posted: Friday, Apr 22nd, 2016
The Huron Board of Realtors is sponsoring a "Get Out The Vote!" voter registration drive at all the houses that are participating in the Open House Weekend in Huron this weekend, April 23-24.
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Teaching about ‘Stranger Danger’

Posted: Thursday, Apr 21st, 2016
The Iroquois FCCLA (Family Career Community Leaders of America) members took two afternoons to go into the preschool room at Iroquois to teach "Stranger Danger" to the preschool students. In the two class periods, FCCLA members read a book about stranger dangers, had a matching activity, and did a craft with the preschoolers.
From left are FCCLA students Chris Sprong, Gabby
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Thank you, volunteers!

Posted: Thursday, Apr 21st, 2016
Fun was had by all at a party held for community volunteers  at the Violet Tschetter Memorial Home on April 16.
Sandy Meyers, Community Life Coordinator, presented a gift to Ursula Hopper for her dedication and riding her bicycle to VTMH year around to volunteer.
Next, Oriette Monson was also presented a gift for volunteering her services to help
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