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Parks & Recreation Board Changes Meeting Time & Location

The Parks & Recreation Board will change from meeting twice a month to once a month on the 3rd Wednesday, and the meeting location will change from the Plains to the Campus Center located at 333 9th Street SW. Due to a scheduling conflict the September board meeting will be held on the 23rd. Questions may be directed to the Parks & Recreation Department at 353-8533.

National Night Out - Aug 4

The Huron Police Department will be participating in the 32 nd Annual National Night Out on Tuesday, August 4, 2015 from 5pm-8pm in Campbell Park. The department is looking for civic groups, businesses, individuals and service clubs to participate. The goal is to make a city wide block party including food, informational booths, contests, demonstrations and various youth activities.

If anyone is interested in participating, helping out or would like additional information please contact Sergeant Mark Johnson at 353-8550 or email markj@huronpolice.com

Public Notices

August 10, 2015

August 17, 2015

Department Name Phone Fax

Airport Manager

Larry Cooper (605) 353-8516 (605) 353-8517

City Attorney

Jeff Banks (605) 353-8596 (605) 353-8506

Code Enforcement Officer

Jack Neitzert (605) 353-8512 (605) 353-8511

Finance Director

Paullyn Carey (605) 353-8502 (605) 353-8506

Fire Chief

John Coughlin (605) 353-8520 (605) 353-8506

Golf Course Maintenance Superintendent

Rick Button (605) 353-8528 (605) 353-8506

Golf Professional

Jim Bigelow (605) 353-8525 (605) 353-8506

Human Resources Coordinator

Pat Schmidt (605) 353-8505 (605) 353-8506

Huron Community Campus Director

Doug Pietz (605) 353-8518 (605) 353-8519

Inspector


Roger Bell (605) 353-8512 (605) 353-8511

Library Director


Shirley Apley (605) 353-8530 (605) 353-8532

Mayor


Paul Aylward (605) 353-8515 (605) 353-8506

Parks & Recreation Director

LaRon Klock (605) 353-8533 (605) 353-8534

Planning Director

Ralph J. Borkowski (605) 353-8500 (605) 353-8506

Chief of Police

Denny Meyer (605) 353-8550 (605) 353-8554

Public Works Director/City Engineer

Mike Wever (605) 353-8510 (605) 353-8511

Solid Waste Superintendent

Dale Fortin (605) 353-8542 (605) 353-8544

Street Superintendent

Phil McCaskell (605) 353-8545 (605) 353-8506

Traffic Control Supervisor

Troy Merriam (605) 353-8546 (605) 353-8506

Utility Billing (Water/Sewer/Garbage)

(605) 353-8504 (605) 353-8506

Water & Sewer Superintendent)

Vince Juelfs (605) 353-8547 (605) 353-8506

Huron, located in east central South Dakota, is a result of railroad and land booms in the 1880s. The early history of the town is closely linked with the Chicago and Northwestern Railway. At the direction of Marvin Hughitt, General Manager of the Railroad, the west bank of the James River was selected as the division headquarters of the railroad. The company gained title to 880 acres of land at that location.

Huron was named for the Huron Indians. Exactly who gave it the name was never established—apparently it was either Marvin Hughitt or someone in the Chicago office of the C&NW railroad company. The original plat covered 11 blocks from 1st Street to 3rd Street and from Iowa Avenue SE to Ohio Avenue SW.

Huron's first settler was John Cain, a practical printer from Troy, New York. He learned in Chicago, from the railroad people, that they would have their chief town and operating headquarters at their James River crossing.

From 1880 until the capital was permanently located at Pierre in 1904, Huron was in the thick of the fight for the honor of being the capital city. Campbell and Winter Parks are the only remaining properties that were once designated capital grounds.

 

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