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Iroquois homecoming royalty candidates

Posted: Friday, Sep 23rd, 2016
Candidates for Iroquois Homecoming Royalty are, back row, from left, Logean Hansen, Kenny Nelson and Jakop Marone; and in front, Tiffany Miller, Hannah Wehlander and Isis Insua. Coronation will kick off Homecoming week at IHS with the crowning of the king and queen following the Lady Chiefs volleyball game against Freeman on Monday, Sept. 26. All are welcome!  
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Parkston Our Home coordinator honored

Posted: Friday, Sep 23rd, 2016
HURON -- Jenise Pischel, program coordinator for the Our Home Inc. facility in Parkston, received the Outstanding Service Award at the fall conference of the South Dakota Corrections Association in Sturgis.
Pischel, who has been with Our Home Inc. for 12 years, was nominated for her ongoing participation in detailed training and in being an instructor on web training sessions
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Pumpkin recipe contest is part of upcoming Harvest Fest: Make Plans to Bring the Kids to Harvest Fest

Posted: Friday, Sep 23rd, 2016
HURON -- The Huron Young Professionals are proud to host the 2016 Harvest Fest sponsored by Iverson Auto of Huron on Saturday, Oct. 1, at the South Dakota State Fairgrounds.
Families can look forward to the following activities: a Pumpkin Patch, pumpkin painting, pumpkin slingshot, Needle in a Haystack, face painting, crafts, candy corn toss, Ghost Bowling, Dolly Parton Imagination
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VTMH celebrates Environmental Services Week

Posted: Friday, Sep 23rd, 2016
Residents and staff at Violet Tschetter Memorial Home celebrated Environmental Services Week on Sept. 16, honoring those working in laundry, housekeeping, and maintenance for all the great things they do to keep their home clean and beautiful.
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S.D. American Legion Auxiliary receives awards at National Convention: Local Auxiliary honored for ‘Most Outstanding Overall Americanism program’

Posted: Friday, Sep 23rd, 2016
Members of the American Legion Auxiliary gathered recently in Cincinnati, Ohio, for the 96th annual national convention of the world's largest patriotic organization. Throughout the year in their communities, members promote programs dedicated to patriotism and their commitment to serving our veterans. Units and chairmen, having submitted reports, are recognized at the convention. South Dakota
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SDFU Foundation awards $1,000 scholarship to Alyssa Stevens

Posted: Wednesday, Sep 21st, 2016
HURON -- Alyssa Stevens of Wessington has been awarded a $1,000 scholarship from the South Dakota Farmers Union Foundation's annual Insuring a Brighter Tomorrow scholarship program.
Alyssa was one of 25 recipients chosen from a large group of applicants to receive the scholarship to be used in her post-secondary education in South Dakota. The scholarship program is funded by
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Meet the 2016 Spirit of Dakota nominees

Posted: Tuesday, Sep 20th, 2016
The 2016 Spirit of Dakota Banquet is planned Saturday, Oct. 1, at the Huron Event Center.
Eight outstanding women from across the state have been nominated for the prestigious Spirit of Dakota title.
These women are just doing what is natural to them for the pleasure of being active community members. The nominators are to be thanked for letting these
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A Special fundraiser . . .

Posted: Tuesday, Sep 20th, 2016
On Aug. 27, Mark Simonds of Coborns organized a fundraiser for the two Huron Special Olympics teams -- The Adult Heartland Hunter Special Olympics team as well as the Huron Tigers school-aged Special Olympic team. It was hosted by the Elks, who graciously donated the space and time for the fundraiser.
There were several events at the fundraiser, as
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“Squeezebox” coming to Huron Event Center on Sept. 25

Posted: Tuesday, Sep 20th, 2016
HURON -- An award-winning musical duo will present a
special concert, beginning at 2:30 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 25, at the Huron Event Center. Admission is by free-will donation.
"Squeezebox," featuring Ted Lange and Mollie B, have been performing together for 11 years, winning over fans from coast-to-coast and all points between.
In the past year, Mollie B has
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United Way Heartland Region Month proclamation

Posted: Tuesday, Sep 20th, 2016
A United Way Heartland Region Month Proclamation was signed by Mayor Paul Aylward at a city commission meeting. From left are, Lisa Tschetter, Director of Huron Advocacy, UWHR board members Ralph Borkowski and Peggy Gibson, Mayor Aylward and Kim Krueger, Director Beadle County Humane Society. 
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You are appreciated . . .

Posted: Tuesday, Sep 20th, 2016
Jennifer Boomsma (second from right) was presented a gift of appreciation recently for her 30 years of service as a pianist to the Hitchcock United Methodist Church. Boomsma took piano lessons from Brenda Ruedebusch in Huron. She began her service to the Hitchcock UMC by playing for Sunday school and then became one of four pianists for the church. Jeffery
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2016 Huron Prairie Fest held Sept. 10

Posted: Tuesday, Sep 20th, 2016
HURON -- The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and Maga Ta-Hohpi Friends Group were proud to continue hosting the Huron Prairie Fest that was held Sept. 10 at Maga Ta-Hohpi Waterfowl Production Area. This year's Prairie Fest had a theme of Outdoor Recreation in South Dakota.
Activities ranged from casting a fishing rod, shooting a bow, navigating a compass
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Warbirds homecoming candidates...

Posted: Monday, Sep 19th, 2016
Wolsey-Wessington will celebrate its homecoming next week, when the King and Queen will be crowned at Coronation on Monday, Sept. 19, at 7:30 p.m. in the gym. Royalty candidates are front row, from left, Abbey Tschetter, Parker VanBuskirk, Jadyn McCready and Cheyenne Malikowski; and in back, Darian Ogunjemilusi, Caleb Brandt, Dylan Hines and Bennett White. Activities will continue throughout the
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Direct Support Professionals Week . . .

Posted: Monday, Sep 19th, 2016
Mayor Paul Aylward proclaimed the week of Sept. 11-17 as Direct Support Professionals Week, as they are an integral part of the long-term care system that serves people with intellectual, developmental and physical disabilities. Front row, from left, are DSP Kermittee Tchida, Marietta Buskohl, Shandra Zens and DSP Gina Griffith; and in back, DSP Lisa Tschetter, Coordinator Shauna Kemnitz, Coordinator
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Holy Trinity Classic Car Show

Posted: Monday, Sep 19th, 2016
The winner of the "Father's Choice" award during the Classic Car Show held recently was Dick Green of Huron, who is shown with Father Michael Schneider in the parking lot of Holy Trinity Catholic Church.
The car show was held as a fundraiser for Holy Trinity Catholic School.
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Hitchcock-Tulare FFA Chapter receives $10K grant for hydroponics-greenhouse project

Posted: Monday, Sep 19th, 2016
HURON -- The Hitchcock-Tulare FFA Chapter has received a $10,000 grant to put toward its hydroponics/greenhouse project. Farm Credit Services of America (FCSAmerica) made the contribution as part of its celebration of the Farm Credit centennial.
In the fall of 2016, the Hitchcock-Tulare school will move into a new building with a state of the art agriculture lab. With
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SunQuest and Violet Tschetter Alzheimer's Walk

Posted: Friday, Sep 16th, 2016
Participants in the Alzheimer's Walk sponsored Wednesday by SunQuest Healthcare Center and Violet Tschetter Memorial Home are shown in the group picture above, and of the group walking around Tiger Stadium. More than $550 was raised and will go directly to Alzheimer's research.
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Donuts, anyone?

Posted: Friday, Sep 16th, 2016
SunQuest Healthcare Center residents visited the Donut Shoppe on Tuesday for donuts and coffee. Residents enjoyed visiting with each other and other customers during their time at the Donut Shoppe.
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United Way volunteer opportunities

Posted: Friday, Sep 16th, 2016
Each month there are opportunities to volunteer in programs all around Huron. We are helping spread the word.
• Huron Adult Day Care is in need of volunteers to work on crafts, crochet around small note books, and help with recycling cards. Also needed is someone to play the piano for one half hour each Monday morning and be
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SDFU families participate in Legislative fly-in

Posted: Thursday, Sep 15th, 2016
HURON -- Twenty-six family farmers, ranchers and Farmers Union members from South Dakota joined with some 275 farmers and ranchers from across the nation in Washington D.C. for the National Farmers Union (NFU) Fall Legislative Fly-In Sept. 12-14.
"We are facing some challenging times on farms and ranches across South Dakota right now. This Fly-In provides an excellent opportunity for
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S.D. 4-H Youth Council donates $21,500 to grant three wishes through S.D. Make-A-Wish Foundation

Posted: Wednesday, Sep 14th, 2016
BROOKINGS -- South Dakota State 4-H Youth Council donated $21, 500 to Make-A- Wish, their state-wide community service project for the 2015-2016 4-H year.
"Giving back to the community is a focus of 4-H and our membership does this in a multitude of ways. This year-long focus is one way for us all to give back to one entity together,"
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JVCS class creates volcanoes

Posted: Wednesday, Sep 14th, 2016
Mrs. Thompson's sixth-grade class at James Valley Christian School created quite an explosion with their hand crafted volcanoes. The students reported on the type of volcano constructed, whether their volcanoes were active or inactive and the ingredients that went into creating the eruptions.
In these photos, Gary Lee Scholl demonstrates his volcanic creation.
Next, Landon Wager produces an eruption
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B-I-N-G-O: Take part in a winning musical! Musical planned Sept. 15-18 and 22-25 at De Smet Event Center

Posted: Tuesday, Sep 13th, 2016
DE SMET -- Catch bingo fever and play a game or two with the cast of, "Bingo: The Winning Musical," during the upcoming muscal performance by the De Smet Community Theater.
Under the direction of Trey Karlen of De Smet, "Bingo: The Winning Musical," will be presented Sept. 15-18 and Sept. 22-25, with shows at 7 p.m. Thursday, Friday and
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Tea, anyone? Pyle House celebrates restoration: Tea at the Pyle House from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday

Posted: Tuesday, Sep 13th, 2016
When Gladys Pyle was young, inviting friends and neighbors over for tea on the porch was probably a common social event, especially when the weather was too hot to sit inside or just cool enough to want to soak in the last rays of the autumn sunshine.
The Museum Board of Directors is inviting everyone to once again come for
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Stitching together winners ...

Posted: Tuesday, Sep 13th, 2016
Winners in the Sew Your Own Sweepstakes at the S.D. State Fair include, from left, Allison Duerre, Jessica Kott, Isabelle Mairoise and Mary Mairoise. Not pictured is Anna Andrews.
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Wolsey-Wessington School wins $25K grant: District will utilize Monsanto Fund grant to investigate DNA and GMO concepts

Posted: Monday, Sep 12th, 2016
WOLSEY -- To feed the world's rapid-ly growing population and tackle many other global challenges, our country's next generation of leaders will need to be highly-skilled in the areas of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM).
That's why the America's Farmers Grow Rural Education Program, sponsored by the Monsanto Fund, has awarded the Wolsey-Wessington School with a $25,000
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Local schools recognized as among nation’s healthiest: Miller Elementary and Madison and Washington Elementary in Huron are on the list

Posted: Monday, Sep 12th, 2016
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- More than 300 schools were recognized today as the healthiest schools in America by the Alliance for a Healthier Generation, an organization founded by the American Heart Association and Clinton Foundation, working to empower kids to develop lifelong, healthy habits.
Among the 328 schools recognized nationwide were three in the Heartland Region -- the Miller Elementary School
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Making a Difference ...

Posted: Monday, Sep 12th, 2016
Carol and Chuck Miller, 519 Lawnridge Ave. S.W., are the third winners of the "I Made a Difference" award. They have planted new grass in their front and back yards. Chuck built new flower planters and added a new patio area in the backyard. Carol has many beautiful flowers and cute lawn ornaments. The Miller's received a flag from the
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