There’s a lot of confusion about 5G. The term is used for both cellular and Wi-Fi technology, but the only thing they have in common is a number and a letter. Read on to learn the difference between 5G and 5GHz — plus, get some tips on maximizing your home Wi-Fi network’s performance.
Robin and Justin Eich both grew up in small communities. When the couple married and decided to start a family, they wanted a similar upbringing for their kids. Hartford proved to be the ideal setting; 20 years later, they are thriving — at home, at work, and in their many extracurricular activities.
When Teri Arneson of Elm Springs drove into town one day, everybody was gathered at the fire station. Her curiosity sparked her to start a community Facebook group to help with communication.
That was 2014. Today, the Elm Springs Community News, Etc. Facebook group has 442 members regularly sharing posts.
Once upon a time, connecting to the internet subjected users to a series of electronic bleeps and bloops and ear-screeching static. Today, broadband gets the job done a lot more quietly, and offers a much faster and reliable experience. If you’ve ever wondered what broadband is exactly, read on!
We first profiled Roger and Lori Pietz in our January 2010 issue of Horizons. Their business has grown quite a bit since then! Today, Pietz’s Kuchen Kitchen & Specialties has expanded beyond their namesake kuchen and sells pizza, kolaches, and meat rolls … and they’re about to add another new product that is sure to be a hit!
For decades, channel 37 never existed … and today, it can only be found virtually. If this sounds like a government conspiracy, that’s not too far from the truth. Channel 37 was declared off-limits to over-the-air analog broadcasters in 1963 so scientists could search for alien life in the universe.
April 1 is synonymous with practical jokes and hoaxes. While its origins are unclear, April Fools’ Day has been around a lot longer than you might think! From bathing lions to spaghetti trees, there have been plenty of elaborate pranks over the centuries. Click below to read about some of our favorites!
A Dell Rapids family gave up their “normal” life to pursue a dream they never knew they had. Their bowling alley has become a popular community gathering place all year long.
Sending money is almost effortless these days thanks to mobile apps like PayPal and Venmo. Those who prefer to do business locally can opt for online banking, as well. Read about your various options here.
State Honors Hartford Residents of Hartford are celebrating Governor Kristi Noem's announcement that their town was chosen as South Dakota's "Small Com munity of the Year" for 2020. Every year, two South Dakota communities - one large and one small - are recognized...
QR Codes Make a Comeback QR codes have made a comeback in the past year as a result of the COVID -19 pandemic, which has forced businesses to creatively reassess safety protocols. Perhaps you remember them? QR (Quick Response) codes appeared everywhere at the...
Help is Just 3 Digits Away! Call 211 for SD Helpline Center Golden West telephone subscribers are now able to dial a new three-digit code for assistance. Dialing 211 provides access to a wide range of information and resources for residents across the state. Most...
FCC Mandates 10-Digit Dialing in 2022 Due to a new federal mandate , starting mid-2022 all telephone calls will need to include the area code when dialed - even local calls within the same town. Adopting I0-digit dialing (area code plus telephone number) is necessary...
Crafting Community Brewery Brings People Together in Hartford Chris and Callie Tuschen fell in love with the craft beer scene while living in Oregon. After moving back to South Dakota , they turned their passion into a business. Today, their brewery in Hartford draws...
When COVID-19 threatened to derail a popular Freeman festival in 2020, organizers responded by offering online sales and a drive-through for pickup. Those who look forward to delicious German food every spring will be pleased to learn that Schmeckfest will continue with this format in 2021.
The Internet of Things is a network of physical objects that connect to the internet and share data. Golden West employees talk about some of their favorites!
Katie runs Sweet & Sassy Chefs, a family-based small business in Edgemont that offers healthy, nutritious meals gourmet-style, relying on meat and produce grown on their ranch. The focus is on freezer meals, but Sweet & Sassy Chefs also caters a wide variety of events including weddings, birthdays, retirement parties, teacher appreciation days, and corporate trainings.
The first television set hit the market nearly 100 years ago and quickly captivated the American public. There are more ways than ever to watch TV nowadays, and one of the most popular in recent years has been streaming. Choosing a device depends on factors such as budget and viewing habits.