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Renewed Efforts in Decade-Old Disappearance of Rachel Cyriacks
Over ten years have elapsed since Rachel Cyriacks vanished from Woonsocket, South Dakota, sparking a prolonged search that persists to this day. In a recent bid to push the investigation forward, law enforcement agencies intensified their efforts along the James River northeast of Huron, an area previously scoured for clues. The search was marked by the deployment of boats and the erection of a temporary structure on the riverbanks, signaling the seriousness of the operation. Despite the extensive measures, officials have maintained a tight-lipped stance, releasing no details on any findings.
Artesian Gears Up for Annual Family Festival and Fireworks Extravaganza
The town of Artesian is abuzz with excitement as it gears up for its annual Artesian Family Festival & Thunder Valley Fireworks Show, a lynchpin in the community's Independence Day festivities. Set against the picturesque backdrop of the Tumwater Valley Golf Course, the festival kicks off at 6:00 p.m. on July 4th, offering an evening packed with music, culinary delights, and activities that promise fun for the entire family. A $10 parking fee is the only charge for an event that prides itself on being accessible to all, with free entry serving as an open invitation to join in the celebrations.
A 150-year journey continues: Boyd family wagon exhibit officially opens
In 1878, John and Eliza Boyd traveled to Dakota Territory and settled in Lake County. Almost 150 years later, their wagon is one of the centerpieces of the Lake County Museum and has just been celebrated with a grand opening of a new exhibit. The exhibit, which opened Thursday, features...
How Cyriacks investigation has unfolded since 2013
HURON, S.D. (KELO) — The week’s search northeast of Huron has put the spotlight back on Rachel Cyriacks; the Woonsocket woman disappeared 10 years ago this month. Cyriacks’s family reported her missing in December 2013. That same month, Sanborn County law enforcement spoke with Cyriacks’s husband Brad, who was the last person to see her. He and Rachel were going through a divorce, and she had sought and received a protection order against him. Rachel said Brad physically abused her. He spent time in jail for violating that protection order.
Parade of Lights 2023 winners announced
HURON — The Huron Chamber and Visitors Bureau’s Parade of Lights Committee released the winners of last week’s Parade of Lights category winners. The winners will receive awards at December’s Chamber Mixer, from 4:30 to 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 12, at Farmers and Merchants Bank.
LAIC sends survey, eyes new funding
The Lake Area Improvement Corporation's (LAIC) pursuit of a childcare and early education center in Madison has been widely publicized over the last year, and as the project continues to gain momentum, the LAIC is turning its attention to strengthening its financial backbone. On Monday, the LAIC will be sending...
Harriet Pressler dies at age 81; Bird flu confirmed in NW Iowa; Near record highs possible next week
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (KELO) — Here’s a look at the top stories this Midday. Harriet Pressler, the wife of former U.S. Senator Larry Pressler, has died this week at the age of 81. Law enforcement has left an area along the James River northeast of Huron. Two positive...
Madison Master Singers Christmas Concerts
A Madison group is helping kick off the holiday season with concerts this weekend. The Madison MasterSingers will present their Christmas concert tonight in Howard. The concert will start at 7:30 p.m. at Bethany Lutheran Church in Howard. A second concert will be held on Sunday in Madison. The Madison...
Carthage Jail & Museum: A Monument to Religious History and Martyrdom
The Carthage Jail & Museum in Carthage, Illinois, is a site steeped in history, marking the tragic martyrdom of Joseph Smith, the founder of the Latter Day Saint movement, and his brother Hyrum. Within the limestone walls of the jail, the Smith brothers faced a violent mob on June 27, 1844, resulting in their untimely deaths. As a monument on the National Register of Historic Places, the museum attracts visitors worldwide, interested in this profound moment in religious history. Restored to its 1844 state, the site offers a vivid portrayal of the past.
Cereal box dominoes at Holy Trinity
HURON — Holy Trinity Catholic School’s student council sponsored a cereal box drive in November. A total of 275 boxes of cereal were brought in over the donation week. To celebrate the efforts, student council set up a dominos course using all of the donated boxes. The cereal...
Library plans Christmas Lane BINGO
Christmas Lane BINGO is back! Join the Huron Public Library and Huron Chamber & Visitors Bureau in a season of Christmas and BINGO!. Participation begins Monday, Nov. 27, and ends Dec. 31. Grab a BINGO card from the Library or Chamber, or print one online. Load up your car with...
The old lake dam
Trinity Lutheran Church will have worship on Sat., Dec. 2 at 6 p.m. This will start the winter rotation of Saturdays at 6 p.m. and Sundays at 9 a.m. and 11 a.m. for the three churches in the Prairie …. This item is available in full to subscribers. Attention subscribers.
First quarter honor roll announced
“A” Superior Seniors : Tom Aughenbaugh, Britt Carlson, Kadyn Fast, Emily Jennings, George Jensen, Connor Johnson, Willem Lim, Wyatt Rigge, Edger Wilkinson Juniors: Alyssa Asleson, Sam Gigov …. This item is available in full to subscribers. Attention subscribers. We have recently launched a new and improved website. To continue...
1883: The discovery of some gold in Huron
November 30, 1883 The Supreme Court of Dakota says Yankton is the capital, but Bismark is the birthplace of all proclamations and the home of the lion-hearted. An addition 12 x 16 has been built to …. This item is available in full to subscribers. Attention subscribers. We have recently...
HMS girls tangle with Arrows
HURON — The Huron Middle School girls’ basketball teams hosted the Watertown Arrows Thursday afternoon at the middle school gym. The Arrows were poor guests, taking three of four from the Tigers. Seventh grade. Huron fell in both contests in the seventh grade level, as Watertown took a...
Huron's iconic pheasant listed for sale
Huron’s so-called “world largest pheasant” is for sale. The 28-foot-tall pheasant overlooking Highway 14 has been welcoming people to the city since 1959. Montgomery Real Estate is listing it at a sale price of $180,000. That includes the pheasant along with the commercial building the giant bird is perched upon.
State grant paves the way for childcare
Several organizations, businesses and individuals came together to bring a new opportunity to De Smet in the area of childcare. The Governor’s Office of Economic Development (GOED) has partnered …. This item is available in full to subscribers. Attention subscribers. We have recently launched a new and improved website....
Leadership events expand student skillsets
It may be in between fall and winter sports for many high school students, but that does not mean students have been without something to do. Some at Lake Preston have been busy competing in FFA …. This item is available in full to subscribers. Attention subscribers. We have recently...
2013: Donations needed to meet goal
10 YEARS AGO November 27, 2013 The annual 29-day giving challenge began Nov. 13 and runs until Dec. 12. This is the fifth year the project has been done locally. It is part of a global project that …. This item is available in full to subscribers. Attention subscribers. We...