T&C has been a fixture in Dell Rapids since 1976. The service station/convenience store offers everything from hot dogs and cold beer to a friendly ear and community support.
Family Principles Guide Fourth-Generation Grocer When RF Buche was four years old, he snuck out of his house in Gregory during a blizzard and walked through the snow just to spend time with his dad. His destination? The family grocery...
Rural Douglas County Healthcare System Confronts COVID Head-On Rural healthcare providers face challenges, but that isolation can be beneficial, too. When COVID-19 arrived in South Dakota, it took a while for cases to reach rural areas....
You might think fabric shortages would negatively impact a quilt shop. But for sisters, Deb Mergen and Diane Bunkers, owners of Always Your Design in Dell Rapids, it simply meant an opportunity to lend a helping hand.
When food supplies dwindled as the pandemic forced the packing industry to scale back operations, Ken Charfauros and Janet Niehaus shuffled their plans to help ease demand.
When safety protocols dictated social distancing, schools and offices were suddenly off-limits. Students and professionals alike had to adapt to working online.
When Hartford resident Adam DeJong got a job delivering pizzas in high school, he had no idea he would one day own the restaurant. After serving in the Army National Guard, Adam thought about teaching or coaching … but realized his true passion involved pepperoni.
SD Outdoor Shop offers apparel and gear for outdoor enthusiasts, as well as bike rentals, trail passes, and kayak/paddleboard rentals.
Honeybees are South Dakota’s state insect, and they play a big role in our economy. South Dakota ranks second in the nation in honey production thanks to an ideal combination of soil, topography, and climate — translating to a $30 million crop. But honeybees are on the decline and need our help to thrive.
Robert Dennis says there are two things you never ask a rancher: how big their ranch is and how many cattle they own.
“That’s like asking how much money they have in the bank,” he explains. “We don’t like to be a braggy people!”