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Virgil American Legion donates to DAV Van

Posted: Monday, Feb 27th, 2017
Virgil American Legion Post 268 advances the Huron DAV Van fundraising effort.
Huron DAV Van Volunteer Driver, Annette Dunham, accepts a $200 check from Virgil Post 268 Adjutant Gunner Baatrup.
Donations are welcome! Make checks to "Huron DAV Van Fund" and send them to Dakotaland Federal Credit Union, 1371 Dakota Ave S. Huron, S.D. 57350.
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Bank of the West teams with Huron Public Library to present Smart Banking series: ‘Preventing Identity Theft’ begins at 10 a.m. Saturday at Huron Public Library

Posted: Monday, Feb 27th, 2017
HURON -- In an increasingly digital and mobile society, the banking industry has had to make major changes in order to the stay competitive and relevant to the needs of consumers.
While it is exciting to have all your account information available to you instantly through your cellular device, your debit and credit cards, and your home computer, it also
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I.B.E.W. Local 1959 donates to DAV Transportation Network

Posted: Friday, Feb 24th, 2017
Seeking to aid the Huron DAV Van Fund in their efforts to secure a replacement vehicle; I.B.E.W. Local 1959 recently presented a $500 check to the DAV Transportation Network. DAV Volunteer Driver Lloyd Timperley, left, is shown accepting the donation from Local 1959 President Greg Schafer.
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SDSU meat judging team finishes season

Modified: Friday, Feb 24th, 2017
BROOKINGS -- The 2017 South Dakota State University Meat Judging Team finished up its season on Feb. 11, after competing in three judging contests. Team members include Paige Binger of Tulare.
The Meat Judging team provides participants with an opportunity to gain experience in the meat industry and learn more about the end product of livestock production.
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S.D. 4-H announces ‘Quotes to Live By’ essay contest

Posted: Friday, Feb 24th, 2017
BROOKINGS -- South Dakota youth can win up to $200 in cash prizes when they compete in the South Dakota 4-H Quotes to Live by Contest. Deadline for contest entries is March 1.
The "Quotes to Live By" essay contest is a fun, easy and effective way to enhance your school's or 4-H club's character efforts," said Karelyn Farrand, SDSU
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Girls’ Night Out! Huron Middle School holds first annual event Feb. 13

Posted: Thursday, Feb 23rd, 2017
The Huron Middle School held its first annual "Girls Night Out" on Monday, Feb. 13. This event was put on by the HMS Counseling Department with the help of donations and sponsorship from local community businesses.
The goal of the evening was to provide a night of fun for the sixth-, seventh- and eighth-grade girls in middle school, who
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Grace Episcopal to celebrate Shrove Tuesday: Annual Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper to be served from 5-7 p.m. on Feb. 28

Posted: Thursday, Feb 23rd, 2017
Grace Episcopal Church plans to have pancakes hot off the griddle for everyone who will join them for the annual Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 28, at the church.
Churches of many denominations and traditions celebrate Shrove Tuesday, or as it is otherwise known, Mardi Gras. It is the last day before Ash Wednesday,
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HHS Speech and Debate team competes at qualifying tournament

Posted: Wednesday, Feb 22nd, 2017
WATERTOWN -- Huron High School sophomore Jasmine Snow earned a trip to the National Speech and Debate Tournament this spring, where she will compete in the Programmed Oral Interpretation division, set for June in Birmingham, Ala.
The Huron team was seeking advancement at the Northern South Dakota District National Qualifying Tournament, which was held Feb. 17-18 in Watertown.
"We are very
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Random Acts of Kindness: Leadership Huron Class of 2017 focuses on helping

Posted: Tuesday, Feb 21st, 2017
The Leadership Huron Class of 2017 has been focusing on helping the community through a focus on Random Acts of Kindness.
Class president Justin Lindquist said previous Leadership Huron classes have raised money for capital projects -- such as the playground erected on the state fairgrounds and the public dog park at the Beadle County Humane Society shelter.
"We decided
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530 Voiture 40 et 8 contributes to Huron DAV Van Fund

Posted: Tuesday, Feb 21st, 2017
The Huron DAV Van Fund greatly appreciates the $1,000 contrtibution made by the 530 Voiture 40 et 8. Shown from left, are Don Quiram, Chef de Gar; Jamie Schoenfelder, DAV Van Coordinator; and Gunner Baatrup, Finance Officer.
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It’s all about Santa!

Posted: Tuesday, Feb 21st, 2017
Winners of the Huron Area Photography Club photo contest for January titled, "Santa," were first place, above left, for "Santa, Did you get my list?" by Michelle Harmdierks, and second place, "Santa Goes Ceramic" by Darlene Kutzler. The photography club will meet Thursday at 7 p.m. at the former Extension building. The photo topic will be "Skies." Kutzler will present
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VTMH Wear Red Challenge ...

Posted: Tuesday, Feb 21st, 2017
Winners of the Violet Tschetter Memorial Home Wear Red Challenge were second place, Nyla Mandel, and first place, Carolyn Jordan. Also pictured are Sandy Meyers, Community Life Coordinator, and Robin Skinner, Social Services.
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Learning how everything works together ...

Posted: Monday, Feb 20th, 2017
Huron Mayor Paul Aylward, standing at left, and City Commissioner Doug Kludt, right, visited the fifth-grade class at Holy Trinity Catholic School. They spoke about each of the City departments and how they function. Students were able to ask questions, and one said, "Do you like being Mayor?" Mayor Aylward answered in the affirmative! The students then composed a thank you to some
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Valentine’s Day fun at SunQuest

Posted: Monday, Feb 20th, 2017
SunQuest Healthcare Center held its annual Valentine's Day party on Tuesday, with the crowning of Valentine royalty, king George Wolf and queen Sarah Gross.
Linda Pietz brought fourth- and fifth-grade students who shared valentines and read books to the residents.
Musical entertainment was provided by Callee Bauman-Wachter. Ice cream and cookies were served.
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Valentine’s Day royalty ...

Posted: Monday, Feb 20th, 2017
Residents at Violet Tschetter Memorial Home celebrated Valentine's Day on Tuesday with a party and the crowning of Valentine royalty, King Kenny Gates and Queen Lucille Pierson.
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Little House Day!

Posted: Friday, Feb 17th, 2017
Second graders at Holy Trinity Catholic School celebrated Laura Ingalls Wilder with a Little House Day! Everyone dressed up as pioneers and students worked on slates, studied primers and even had a Spelling Bee. Students had their lunch in the classroom from pails and played games like, ‘Who Has the Button?' and ‘Where's the Thimble.' They made Whirly Gigs and played
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Kindgom Kids display creative talents

Posted: Friday, Feb 17th, 2017
"Amazing Artists" -- that's what children at Kingdom Kids Learning Center are!  On Feb. 12 the KKLC children sang for the First United Methodist Church during worship and displayed their art at a combined Art Show and Cakes for Kids Pancake fundraising brunch. Front row, from left, are Kiera Hansen, Nataley Wendel, Stokley Palmer, Cora Fitzgerald, Xavier Lee and teacher
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Valentine’s royalty ...

Posted: Friday, Feb 17th, 2017
SunQuest Village held its Valentine Party on Tuesday and crowned Valentine's Royalty, Elmer and Vylene Beckman. Tenants enjoyed games, food and music provided by Dorene Eckman.
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School District Employee of the Month...

Posted: Thursday, Feb 16th, 2017
Congratulations to Danielle Radke, left, Para-Educator at the Washington 4-5 Center, for being selected as the Huron School District's Classified Employee of the Month!‬Danielle is receiving the award from Washington Principal Beth Foss.
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State Historical Society awards five historic preservation grants

Posted: Wednesday, Feb 15th, 2017
PIERRE -- Historic preservation projects in Arlington, Delmont, Faulkton, Madison and St. Onge have received matching grants from the South Dakota State Historical Society.
"2017 is the 20th year for this historic preservation grants program," said Jay D. Vogt, director of the State Historical Society. "In 2016 we awarded $108,204 between 11 projects which had matching funds of $291,301. The
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Keeping the wheels turning

Posted: Wednesday, Feb 15th, 2017
Lloyd Timperley has logged a lot of miles since becoming a volunteer driver of the Huron DAV Van 11 years ago.
Since the program started in Huron in October 2005, they have gone through three vans and are currently raising money to purchase their fourth vehicle through the DAV Transportation Network program this summer.
The DAV Transportation Network was started
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Kindernook mails Valentines ...

Posted: Wednesday, Feb 15th, 2017
Kindernook Preschool students made valentines and brought them to the U.S. Post Office in Huron where they enjoyed a tour and mailed their cards. In the first photo, children take turns hand cancelling their cards and applying pink heart stickers to the envelope back before mailing the cards. Next, preschool students also toured the Huron Public Library and enjoyed a
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HHS spelling champion! Rutledge wins regional spelling bee with the word ‘crochet’

Posted: Wednesday, Feb 15th, 2017
HURON -- Huron Middle School eighth-grader Aubrey Rutledge won the Regional Spelling Bee held Saturday, Feb. 4, in Mitchell, with the word "crochet."
She will be headed to Vermillion for the state competition for the third year in a row!
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‘Kisses from Iroquois’ for the 153rd

Posted: Wednesday, Feb 15th, 2017
Preschoolers from Iroquois elementary had a wonderful time decorating cards for the 153rd Battalion currently serving in Iraq. They used stamps, stencils, stickers, markers and lots of glue to make Valentine cards! On a trip to the Post Office, students mailed the cards and chocolate kisses -- "Kisses from Iroquois" -- to the soldiers. Becky Albrecht is the preschool teacher.
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‘Create it at your library’ during Teen Tech Week

Posted: Wednesday, Feb 15th, 2017
Local teens will be helping Huron Public Library celebrate annual Teen Tech Week™ March 5-11, when they join thousands of other libraries and schools across the country who are celebrating this year's theme, "Create it at your library."
This theme helps us raise awareness about how Huron Public Library creates a space to extend teens' learning beyond the classroom
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