Hill City, South Dakota

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. The previous high school was razed in 2003. Hill City District 51-2 schools are predominantly funded through property tax on those living in the school district. The district also has adopted an open enrollment policy that makes it easier to transfer between local school districts. Enrollment as of the 2010-2011 school year was 506, Education in South Dakota District State Wide Profiles while the majority live outside the city limits. The school also serves the town of Keystone, South Dakota, and the unincorporated towns of Rochford (Rochford, South Dakota), and Silver City (Silver City, South Dakota). The school system is administered by a board of education which as of the 2010-2011 school year, was made up of President Owen Wiederhold and members Cydnee Gruzenski, Kris Knapp, Darrell Sullivan and Michelle Anderson. The school's superintendent is Mark Naugle. Hill City Rangers Home Page The high school and middle school principal is Todd Satter and the elementary principal is Blake Gardner. The Hill City Schools made AYP under the No Child Left Behind Legislation at every grade level and at every subgroup. South Dakota school districts use the Dakota Step Test as its assessment tool. The upcoming year, 79% of students will be required to be proficient in reading and 72% in math. Culture and religion Hill City is becoming a center for the Black Hills visual arts community. The Hill City Arts Council oversees the promotion of the arts in the city, Welcome to Hill City Area Arts Council as well as several arts events throughout the year including the annual Art Extravaganza put on by the local artists and Arts and Crafts fair which draws more regional influence. An annual quilt show and Native American quilt show are also offered. There are seven art studios and galleries in town with several regionally known artists. Hill City Galleries and Opportunities Styles highlighted are sculpture in bronze and stone, watercolors, painting, and framing. Native American artwork and jewelry are also prominent. The Hill City Slickers is a musical group that plays country, folk, and bluegrass music as well as original music. In 2003 they were featured artists with the Black Hills Symphony Orchestra. Thus far they have produced three albums. Hill City is home to the Black Hills Museum of Natural History, which came out of the vision of the Black Hills Institute for Geological Research. The museum was incorporated in 1992. The collection on display includes dinosaurs, fossil fishes, mammals, birds, reptiles, and fossil invertebrates, as well as gemstones, minerals, and meteorites. The highlight of the collection is the ''Tyrannosaurus rex'' specimen named "Stan (BHI 3033)" which is one of the most compete skeletons unearthed with 65% of the bones unearthed. The museum is also a leading contributor to Hill City's Natural History Days celebration that focuses on fun and education, with guest speakers, and a fossil hunt for children. http: www.bhmnh.org Retrieved May 27, 2007 Wade's Gold Mill and Mining Museum offers a look back on the history of mining in the Black Hills. The museum has worked to collect and preserve equipment used of mining in the Black Hills and hosts a one-stamp gold mill. http: www.wadesgoldmill.com Retrieved on June 8, 2007 Although people of many faiths live in Hill City, five groups have established church buildings in town. These include Assemblies of God, Catholic Church, Lutheran (Missouri Synod) (Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod), Lutheran (ELCA) (Evangelical Lutheran Church in America), and one non-denominational Christian church. Hill City Chamber of Commerce - Western Romance and Wedding Directory Sports and recreation 200px thumb right Coach Gins Court in Hill City, SD. Home to the Rangers. (File:GinsCourt.JPG) Hill City High School is a member of the South Dakota High School Activities Association and competes in class "A". Because students helped to fight a wildfire that threatened the community in 1939, the school's mascot is Smokey Bear, and the fight song is Marines' Hymn. Geology and paleontology The Geology Gallery contains a wall that shows a 2.5 billion year rock record of the Black Hills area. The Museum of Geology at the South Dakota School of Mines and Technology provides artifacts and information for patrons to better understand the timeline. Along with the geology section is the paleontology section with fossils, much of which is on loan from the Black Hills Institute of Geological Resarch (Black Hills Institute of Geological Research, Inc.) in Hill City, South Dakota. A model of an on-site dig with a tent provides patrons with a sense of field work, sometimes with a retired paleontologist working in it who can answer questions. A model of a T-Rex (Tyrannosaurus) and a Stegosaurus accompanied by a roaring sound track are also included in the exhibit.


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in 1973 and is involved in the excavation and display of dinosaur and other fossils. In 1992, the institute was engaged in a legal battle over ownership of the ''Tyrannosaurus rex (Tyrannosaurus)'' fossil named "Sue (Sue (dinosaur))". This city was one of the filming locations for TNT (Turner Network Television)'s 1994 film

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KTPT "The Point" (Christian rock) ** 98.7 KOUT "Kat Country" (Country (Country music)) ** 100.3 KFXS "The Fox" (Classic rock) ** 103.9 K280AJ (Adult contemporary) ** 104.1 KIQK "Kick 104" (Country (Country music)) ** 105.1 KAWK "The Hawk" (Adult contemporary) ** 106.3 KZLK "Max FM" (Adult hits) *''AM Radio'' ** 810 KBHB Sturgis ** 920 KKLS (KKLS (AM)) Rapid City ** 980 KDSJ


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% of students will be required to be proficient in reading and 72% in math. Culture and religion Hill City is becoming a center for the Black Hills visual arts community. The Hill City Arts Council oversees the promotion of the arts in the city, Welcome to Hill City Area Arts Council as well as several arts events throughout the year including the annual Art Extravaganza put on by the local artists and Arts


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as the "Heart of the Hills" which is derived from its close proximity to both the geographical center of the Black Hills, and the local tourist destinations. The city has its roots in the Black Hills mining rush of the late 19th century. Tin mining was dominant in the 1880s and led to an influx of capital and people into the area. As the mining industry subsequently waned, tourism and timber became increasingly important to the area. With the establishment of Mount Rushmore

in the 1940s, Custer State Park, and the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally, the Black Hills became known as a tourist destination which Hill City benefited from. In recent years the city has diversified to become a center for the arts in the area featuring several art studios and festivals.

Hills Visitor Magazine History Human history in the area that became Hill City, and the greater Black Hills in particular, started by at least 7000 BC. The Arikara arrived by 1500 AD, followed by the Cheyenne, Crow (Crow Nation), Kiowa and Pawnee (Pawnee people). In the 19th century, the Lakota (Lakota people) Sioux claimed the land, calling it ''Paha Sapa''. In 1874, Major General George Armstrong Custer led an expedition into the Black Hills, during


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doi accessdate 2007-12-14 High School Boys compete in basketball, football, track and field, cross country, and wrestling. High School Girls compete in basketball, volleyball, cheerleading, track and field, cross country, and golf. Outdoor


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-country skiing is popular. It was a tourist town in the 1950s and 1960s, because of its key location on US Highway 16 between Rapid City (Rapid City, South Dakota) and Mount Rushmore National Memorial, with a variety of tourist attractions, including a "Mellerdrammer" (Mellodrama) live theatre, a "Ghosttown" of various buildings with tourist shops and small amusements, "It's a Small World" Museum (featuring an 1880 Tiny Town model and other miniature collections


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and performing arts and creative writing in Hill City and the Black Hills. Geology and paleontology The Geology Gallery contains a wall that shows a 2.5 billion year rock record of the Black Hills area. The Museum of Geology at the South Dakota School of Mines and Technology provides artifacts and information for patrons to better understand the timeline. Along with the geology section is the paleontology section with fossils, much of which is on loan from the Black Hills Institute of Geological Resarch (Black Hills Institute of Geological Research, Inc.) in Hill City, South Dakota. A model of an on-site dig with a tent provides patrons with a sense of field work, sometimes with a retired paleontologist working in it who can answer questions. A model of a T-Rex (Tyrannosaurus) and a Stegosaurus accompanied by a roaring sound track are also included in the exhibit.


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'' ** 89.3 KBHE (South Dakota Public Broadcasting) SDPB (South Dakota Public Broadcasting) NPR (National Public Radio) (Public (Public radio) Classical (European classical music) Jazz) ** 92.3 KQRQ-FM "Q 92.3" (Classic hits) ** 93.1 99.5 KRCS "Hot 93.1" (Top 40 (Top 40 (radio format)) CHR (Contemporary hit radio)) ** 93.9 KKMK "Magic 93.9" (Adult contemporary) ** 95.1 KSQY "K-Sky" (Mainstream Rock) ** 97.9 105.7

Hill City, South Dakota

'''Hill City''' is the oldest existing city in Pennington County (Pennington County, South Dakota), South Dakota, United States. The population was 948 at the 2010 census (2010 United States Census). Hill City is located southwest of Rapid City (Rapid City, South Dakota) on State Highway 16 (South Dakota Highway 16) and on U.S. Route 385 that connects Deadwood (Deadwood, South Dakota) to Hot Springs (Hot Springs, South Dakota). Hill City is known as the "Heart of the Hills" which is derived from its close proximity to both the geographical center of the Black Hills, and the local tourist destinations.

The city has its roots in the Black Hills mining rush of the late 19th century. Tin mining was dominant in the 1880s and led to an influx of capital and people into the area. As the mining industry subsequently waned, tourism and timber became increasingly important to the area. With the establishment of Mount Rushmore in the 1940s, Custer State Park, and the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally, the Black Hills became known as a tourist destination which Hill City benefited from. In recent years the city has diversified to become a center for the arts in the area featuring several art studios and festivals.

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