Terry Arends was born in South Dakota but spent three decades in the Pacific Northwest. A job opportunity brought him back home, and today, there’s nowhere else he would rather be.
The Pearl Hotel, a fixture in downtown Kadoka since 1907, once catered to hungry and tired Milwaukee Railroad passengers. When train service was discontinued in the 1950s, business declined, and the city was eventually prepared to demolish the property. That’s when a spirited citizen stepped in and led a preservation effort that continues to this day.
When Martin and Gertrude Jorgensen first homesteaded on the South Dakota prairie over a century ago, they were laying the groundwork for a family business. Four generations later, great-grandson Cody Jorgensen — along with his dad, uncle, and cousin — runs Jorgensen Land & Cattle in Ideal.
When Maxine and Ray Montreal took to the streets with their food truck in 2014, that was just the start. After serving countless breakfast burritos, hot sandwiches, and goulash, they’ve opened a brick-and-mortar café in Montrose. Now, customers are catching on to new favorites like pancake lasagna.
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Merlin and Sherri Goebel believe adaptability is the key to small-town success. That, and committing to the local community — whether by carrying fresh produce or supporting charitable causes. The Goebels have owned Sunshine Foods in Hartford for two decades and still believe the best is yet to come.
In honor of National Women’s History Month, meet Amanda Wood. Her role in a traditionally male-dominated field is a testament to her strong skills and desire to work outside. Her experience growing up with five brothers didn’t hurt!
Tashina Red Hawk has achieved more at the age of 18 than many people do in a lifetime. If you ask the Mission teenager how she’s accomplished so much, she’ll talk about hard work, determination, and a genuine desire to be a role model for Lakota youth. But it really boils down to a positive attitude.
When Kelly Wollman moved to Bonesteel, she didn’t imagine that she would become the publisher of the Bonesteel Enterprise. Now, she is the sole owner of not only the Enterprise, but also her own graphic design and marketing business, Be Creative.
Aaron and Amie Delgado moved to Dell Rapids to be closer to family. The couple turned a few heads due to their unconventional look but were welcomed with open arms. Their coffee shop, LaDelle & Fourth, attracts both regulars and visitors with tasty treats and a warm, inviting atmosphere.