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Chamber, GHDC hold annual meeting

Posted: Thursday, Mar 23rd, 2017
HURON -- Awards were presented to two individuals and two corporations Tuesday night, at the joint annual meeting of the Huron Chamber and Visitors Bureau & Greater Huron Development Corporation, held in the ballroom at The Plains.
The room was filled with many of the people who make up the volunteer army of Chamber of Commerce and GHDC boards and helpers, to pay
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Haeder intends to seek state treasurer nomination

Posted: Thursday, Mar 23rd, 2017
HURON, Josh Haeder of Huron has announced his intention to seek the Republican nomination to be South Dakota's next State Treasurer.
"I am blessed to have my wife Amanda and two beautiful daughters, Maggie Mae (3 years old) and Laikyn Rae (10 months old) by my side as we embark on this incredible journey together. My family embodies my desire to serve and help create a
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Work to begin on bridge near Redfield

Posted: Thursday, Mar 23rd, 2017
HURON, The South Dakota Department of Transportation says work will begin to replace the bridge on Highway 212 just west of Redfield on Monday, March 27.
The contractor will begin making changes to traffic patterns in preparation for the complete closure of the bridge on Monday, April 10.
A semi-truck/oversize vehicle detour route will be provided via Highway 26 and
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Itchin’ for springtime ... Scenes from the Outdoor Show

Posted: Tuesday, Mar 21st, 2017
Professional angler Brad Jensen discusses finding and catching fish.
Next a pair of fishermen talk about what their tacklebox needs before the season begins.
Next, Sean Hoffmann and his 2-year-old nephew Peyton Jandel check out an ATV.
And next, one man contemplates how quickly he could finish mowing his lawn with a new mower. The show continues today
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Reptiles, up close and personal

Posted: Tuesday, Mar 21st, 2017
HURON, Reptile expert Todd Magnuson was handling his carpet python at a Rapid City appearance when it wrapped itself around his neck.
It was wound so tight he couldn't talk, and he started turning purple.
"And I saw Elvis," he joked as the snake was doing the same thing Saturday at a Nature Adventures presentation at the Performance Radio Outdoor
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Making some NOISE for the Tigers at the ‘AA’

Posted: Monday, Mar 20th, 2017
Members of the Huron High School student cheering section whoop it up Friday afternoon during the Tigers' game against Harrisburg at the Class "AA" State Basketball Tournament in Rapid City.
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State ag secretary speaks at WEDC annual meeting

Posted: Monday, Mar 20th, 2017
WESSINGTON -- The Wessington Economic Development Corporation held its annual meeting on March 15, at the Sunshine Activity Center in Wessington.
Mike Jaspers, the state's Secretary of Agriculture, was the guest speaker for the event. Jaspers spoke about ag development, the S.D. State Fair and the overall current state of the ag economy.
Jaspers believes it is the family
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Something extra under the hood...

Posted: Monday, Mar 20th, 2017
Firefighters responded to and extinguished a car fire at about 12:30 p.m. Friday, at Seventh Street and Oregon Avenue Southeast. Here, a Huron fire fighter attempts to pry the hood open. The vehicle, a 1997 Buick LeSabre owned by Larry Bentson, caught fire in the engine compartment and also damaged the car's interior. The cause remains unknown. No one was
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Commissioner speaks about housing ordinance at Thursday forum

Posted: Monday, Mar 20th, 2017
HURON, A plan to ease the city's housing shortage by rezoning 10 acres in a new development in southeast Huron to allow for an apartment complex could be heading to a public vote, but should the ordinance be overturned it would jeopardize the Dakota Provisions expansion project, a city commissioner said.
A developer wants to build a 69-unit market rate
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Korkow family prepares for one more state tournament

Posted: Friday, Mar 17th, 2017
HURON -- Just inside the garage at Todd and Kelly Korkow's home there's a wire basket, sitting atop a recently used snow blower. In the basket rest a pair of Nike hightops, with the laces undone, and a small trophy. The trophy is one from some basketball tournament in which onr of the Korkow's four boys have participated over the
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Outdoor show primed for two-day run

Posted: Friday, Mar 17th, 2017
HURON, With spring's arrival just a few days away, it's once again time to starting thinking about spending leisurely hours in the South Dakota outdoors.
This weekend's annual Performance Radio Outdoor Show at the Huron Arena is sure to put winter-weary folks in the right mood to explore all the possibilities.
Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 11
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Making joyful noise...

Posted: Thursday, Mar 16th, 2017
The Huron High School Band and Choral Concert was held Monday night at the high school auditorium. Shown first, under the direction of Laura Petersen, the Madrigals sing an arrangement of Henry Mancini's "The Pink Panther."
And next, the combined band and girls' chorus perform "Proverb of the Karen People," a 2016 creation of Robert D. Pore, an accomplished songwriter
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Severe Weather Awareness training planned in Huron

Posted: Thursday, Mar 16th, 2017
HURON, A two-hour Severe Weather Awareness training session has been scheduled for Tuesday, April 18, in the Pyle Room at the Campus Center in Huron.
The training will be from 7 to 9 p.m., led by Todd Heitkamp, warning coordination meterologist for the National Weather Service.
Beadle County Emergency Management Director Zach Nelson said Severe Weather Awareness training takes traditional
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Clock ticking for HCF grant applications

Posted: Thursday, Mar 16th, 2017
HURON -- The deadline is nearing for 2017 grant applications to the Huron Community Foundation (HCF). Local civic or charitable groups can apply until April 1 for the opportunity to receive financial assistance for a worthy project. Grant guidelines and applications are available at www.huroncommunityfoundation.org.
This marks the 12th consecutive year of HCF grants, with $42,565 available for distribution in
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Assessment freeze deadline approaches

Posted: Thursday, Mar 16th, 2017
HURON -- It's that time of year again for the Assessment Freeze for the Elderly and Disabled in Beadle County, according to Beadle County Treasurer Jacque McCaskell.
Those who wish to participate must meet the following guidelines.
• Applicants needed to be 65 years of age on or before Jan 1, 2017 or disabled during 2016 and proof of disability
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Learning to save a life

Posted: Thursday, Mar 16th, 2017
Boy Scout Troop 151 learned the lifesaving technique of Hands-only CPR during a special session Monday night at HRMC Legacy Plaza. Troop volunteer Joani Ochsner, in the first photo, who also works at HRMC, presented the class using different sizes of manniquins.
Next, Bob Glanzer, R-District 22, also spoke to the students about SB140 which was signed into law, that
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Secretary of State Krebs announces congressional bid

Posted: Thursday, Mar 16th, 2017
PIERRE (AP) -- Secretary of State Shantel Krebs says she's running for Congress.
The first-term Republican announced her campaign in an emailed statement Monday.
She also posted a video that touted her background as a "fourth-generation farm kid," former legislator and businesswoman, with visuals of her lifting a bale of hay and gazing at the South Dakota prairie.
Krebs follows
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City water restrictions ordinance revised

Posted: Thursday, Mar 16th, 2017
HURON -- A plan to reduce the city's peak daily water use by imposing odd-even restrictions took on a new look Monday after the City Commission eliminated two provisions and approved first reading of a revised ordinance.
After hearing from citizens, the commission dropped the prohibition of watering between 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and also exempted gardens from the
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School Board hires new staff

Posted: Thursday, Mar 16th, 2017
HURON -- The Huron Board of Education met Monday as the school year nears the home stretch.
Upcoming dates to remember include fourth- and fifth-grade parent-teacher conferences on March 28 and April 4, High School parent-teacher conferences on March 28, and Middle School parent-teacher conferences March 30 and April 3.
The Board reviewed Conflict of Interest Waiver WR2017-49 for Sherri
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Leaving a career dedicated to creating opportunities to play

Posted: Tuesday, Mar 14th, 2017
HURON, Thez Langbehn has always made sure to watch out for the little guy or gal.
They are the kids who aren't destined to be the city's next high school quarterback or a starter on the girl's basketball team.
But they are important, too.
Making sure they have recreation options is something Langbehn has always believed to be her role
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2017 Spirit of Six; Spirit of Su Awards presented at “B”

Posted: Tuesday, Mar 14th, 2017
The cheerleaders from Ethan High School, which includes Asledi Castillo, Jada Plastow, Tabitha Sonne, Katelyn Wittstruck and Skyler Muilenburg, with cheer coach Samantha Geiman, were presented the "Spirit of Six" award during halftime of the championship game.
Next, Myah Selland of Sanborn Central-Woonsocket won the Spirit of Su Award during the Class B State Girls' Basketball Tournament on Saturday at
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Friday at the State “B” Tournament

Posted: Monday, Mar 13th, 2017
Students in the cheering section, the Avon team and coach Brad Poppe celebrate a play in the early going of Friday's consolation semifinal game against Parker.
Next, it was Hawaiian Day for the students in the cheering section of New Underwood High School, as their Tigers took on Timber Lake.
PHOTOS BY MIKE CARROLL/PLAINSMAN
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NSU strings concert set for March 25

Posted: Monday, Mar 13th, 2017
HURON, The Aberdeen University/Civic Symphony Strings will be in concert on Saturday, March 25 at the Fine Arts Center in Huron.
The program begins at 7 p.m.
Conducting the symphony will be Dr. Robert Vodnoy.
Symphony concertmaster and Northern State University professor Beth Neitzert, a Huron native, is teaching an NSU Music Appreciation course at Huron Community Campus.
"As
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X-ray tech has diverse interests

Modified: Monday, Mar 13th, 2017
HURON -- As Chad Moser leads a small tour through the winding hallways of  Huron Regional Medical Center, he points out a set of new machines.
Like a young boy loose in a toy shop, he virtually bubbles.
"They're new here," Moser says. ‘They' are X-ray machines, which can produce images in a matter of seconds, whereas it takes the
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New trial date set in murder cases

Posted: Monday, Mar 13th, 2017
HURON, A new trial date in July has been set in the first-degree murder cases against Kevin Krueger and Jose Vega.
Circuit Judge Jon Erickson moved Vega's April 3 trial to July 12 on a defense motion for a continuance as part of a motions hearing on Friday.
The judge also set the trial date for Krueger for July 12.
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JRWDD awards grant for Brown County project

Posted: Monday, Mar 13th, 2017
HURON, The James River Water Development District board of directors has awarded $16,250 in cost-sharing assistance for a bridge removal project in Brown County and to co-sponsor the 10th Biennial U.S. Drought Monitor Forum in South Dakota.
The board awarded $15,750 for the project to remove a bridge spanning the Elm River in Brown County. The bridge has been out
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Making some NOISE at the “B”

Posted: Monday, Mar 13th, 2017
On the left, students from Sanborn Central and Woonsocket filled the bleachers at Huron Arena Thursday afternoon, yelling for their Blackhawks in a first-round game at the Class "B" State Basketball Tournament. The Blackhawks needed the support, as they held off a determined New Underwood Tiger team to move into the championship semifinals tonight at 6 p.m., against top-seeded Warner. Above,
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Noem, Rounds defend health care legislation

Posted: Monday, Mar 13th, 2017
HURON, Despite criticism from Democrats and some in their own party, Republicans are taking the first steps in fulfilling their promise to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, a process Sen. Mike Rounds, R-S.D., maintains will take up to two years.
"It truly is a sinking ship," he said Thursday, referring to what is commonly known as Obamacare. "Our
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SDDC workers vote to unionize

Posted: Monday, Mar 13th, 2017
REDFIELD (AP) -- Workers at the South Dakota Developmental Center in Redfield have voted to unionize.
The American News reported that 88 of the 91 direct support professionals who were eligible to vote favored joining the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees. They say it's an effort to improve safety for both clients and staff.
The state-funded
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Welcome - State Class “B” Tournament players and fans! Pursuing a state title...

Posted: Friday, Mar 10th, 2017
Eight Class "B" girls' basketball teams continue their respective quest for a state title today at Huron Arena, when the 42nd State "B" Tournament tips at noon.
Top seeded Warner opens play against Timber Lake in the first game, followed by New Underwood taking on Sanborn Central-Woonsocket at 1:45. Tonight, Sully Buttes and Parker tangle at 6 p.m. and day one wraps
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