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Wild Whoopie Bakery Put a Little Wild Whoopie in Your Day! BY SANDIE WIESE PHOTOS BY CHANG PHOTOGRAPHY


t’s a cookie…it’s a cake…it’s a pie! It’s a Whoopie Pie… and it’s delightfully delicious! “Whoopie Pies are the new cupcake!” proclaims Tammy Wiertzema, owner of Wild Whoopie Bakery, as of April 13th, the newest tenant in the newly-renovated former Tri-State Creamery building. Wiertzema, who was born and raised in Maine, says Whoopie Pies are a treat that can be found at almost every gas station, convenience store and Mom & Pop establishment in the New England area. Living in Sioux Falls since 2000, she hadn’t realized that no one here knew what they were until she brought some of the tasty treats to work. No one there had ever had them nor heard of them. After being laid off from her job, she checked into this further, and found neither “Whoopie Pies” nor anything similar available throughout the Midwest. Wiertzema then decided to turn her love of baking into action. “I had been making cakes forever — at least for the last sixteen years — and every time I baked a cake, people would tell me I ought to open my own bakery business. I would always just nod and agree.”

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The “wild” in Wild Whoopie Bakery” came from that wild idea, and the rest, of course, from its specialty name sake, the soft cake-like cookies with the fluffy center. As legend has it, during the Great Depression, leftover cake batter was the inspiration for Whoopie Pies. Put into farmer’s and worker’s lunches as an extra special treat, the recipients would exclaim “Whoopie!” when taking the treat out of their lunch boxes. Wiertzema admits that the “Whoopie” in the “Whoopie Pie” name “makes some people a little uneasy. Amused at how many people avoid saying the word “whoopie” when placing their orders, she says, “We should change our vocabulary to say Whoopie more!” Dubbed “The Whoopie Lady” by some, she says it’s perfectly fine with her, and encourages customers to please feel free to call her “whatever makes you happy”. After all, “that’s what a Whoopie Pie is supposed to do — make you happy!” Wild Whoopie Pies come in pumpkin (with cream cheese filling), original chocolate, peanut butter, mocha, red velvet, banana nut, and chocolate chip. Available singly or by the dozens, they are all made fresh daily. “Nothing I make is

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made from a mix.” Always experimenting, working on developing new flavors, Wiertzema also encourages the many visitors to her website to suggest new flavors. Some of the suggestions for new flavors are: coconut strawberry-rhubarb, key lime chocolate with orange cream cheese filling, peanut butter cake with chocolate crème, macaroon, and chocolate cake with mint crème. Wild Whoopie Pies come in two sizes: either a 7 oz original size or a 3.5 oz party size…perfect for birthdays, graduations, holidays, celebrations and special occasions, and of course, weddings. Custom labels and decorative bags are also available. Not in mood for a little Wild Whoopie? Wiertzema also offers muffins and rolls. An assorted variety of muffins is also served up daily including blueberry, chocolate chip chocolate, pumpkin, cream cheese, banana nut, and oatmeal raisin. Cinnamon rolls come in a variety of flavors: plain with cream cheese icing, blueberry with cream cheese icing, pecan with cream cheese icing, and more. And who can pass up the ever-popular chocolate chunk cookies? Custom cakes are also available for order upon Wild Whoopie Bakery 524 N. Main Ave., Suite #106 Sioux Falls, SD 605-274-7437 www.wildwhoopiebakery.com

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request. And, a fresh pot of Jumpy Monkey Coffee is always on. With a choice of comfortable seating at tables or a lunch counter work area (wi-fi), and a casual décor featuring original photos by area resident James Borman, customers can whoop it up listening to polka music by the Larry Olsen Band, featuring a family friend who is also currently composing a Wild Whoopie polka. Wild Whoopie Bakery goods are also featured at Cleaver’s Meat Market and the Sanford cafeteria. Wild Whoopie Bakery has already developed quite a loyal following, many of whom are transplants to the Sioux Falls area, originally hailing from or having resided for a time in New England. Wiertzema recently received and filled an order for a record number of Wild Whoopie Pies — shipments of 400 and 200 to be mailed out to Grand Forks, and Georgia. For Wiertzema, the most rewarding part of owning Wild Whoopie Bakery, has been “meeting all the wonderful people” and although left unspoken, also quite probably, putting a little wild whoopie into their day. Owner: Tammy Wiertzema Hours: Monday – Friday: 7:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. Saturday: 8:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Eat in or take out Wi-fi

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Starlab Inflatable Planetarium 8FEOFTEBZT +VOF Â… QN QN QN Old Courthouse Museum 200 West Sixth Street Discover the night sky. Explore the constellations! Starlab Inflatable Planetarium is for children and adults to begin their own sky exploration. Each Starlab presentation lasts approximately 40 to 45 minutes. We can accommodate up to 25 people per program. Suitable for ages six and older. Programs begin promptly on the hour, no late admission. Tickets $1. INFO (605) 367-4210.

4VO +VOF … QN Edith Mortenson Center Main Stage Augustana College Campus 2001 S Summit Avenue A small musical by Benj Pasek and Justin Paul about that sometimes awkward transition into the “real world�. Dreams falter, relationships and friendships change, and everyone expects an adult - but you still feel like a kid. Some strong language. Not recommended for children under 12. Tickets $10 each. INFO (605) 321-2775.

Family Fun Night at Wild Water West 8FEOFTEBZT +VOF Â… QN Wild Water West Waterpark 5 miles West of the Sioux Falls on 41st Street Wednesday Family Fun Night! Receive half price on unlimited evening admissions between 4pm to 8pm every Wednesday this 2009 summer. INFO (605) 361-9313.

Downtown Block Party on the Eastbank 'SJEBZ +VOF … QN 8th & Railroad Parking Lot Don’t forget to stop by the Downtown Block Party at 8th and Railroad Center to add a little variety to your Friday night! Summer block parties are held in conjunction with the First Friday activities taking place throughout downtown on the first Friday of every month. The fun begins at 5pm and runs until 10pm. Bring a lawn chair if you’d like; parking is free! INFO (605) 338-4009.

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Public Domain Tune Band at the Old Courthouse Museum Summer Plaza Concert Series 'SJEBZ +VOF … OPPO Old Courthouse Museum 6th Street and Main Avenue The Public Domain Tune Band will perform acoustic swing music in the Plaza behind the Old Courthouse Museum from noon to 1 p.m. Bring your lunch or purchase one from Chef Amy’s Cafe 334. INFO (605) 367-4210.

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Falls Stadium (known as the Birdcage by locals). Voted by the Sioux Falls Business Journal as the Best Sports Venue to Entertain Fans, Canaries games are a great family value with tickets ranging from $6-$10. INFO (605) 333-0179.

Bake Sales to End Childhood Hunger in Sioux Falls Saturday June 6 $J$J¾T 1J[[B … UI -PVJTF For the third year in a row, sisters Randi and Emily Johnson are having bake sales as part of Share Our Strength Great American Bake Sale, a national campaign that mobilizes Americans to end childhood hunger by holding bake sales in their communities. The Johnson sisters will hold a Great American Bake Sale inside of CiCi’s Pizza at 57th and Louise Ave. from 12 pm to 7 pm. In addition to baked goods, CiCi’s will donate 10% of receipts collected that day towards the sisters’ fundraising to end childhood hunger. The following weekend, the bake sale will continue at their home, 7424 W.. Luke Drive in Sioux Falls. Items for sale will include pies, cakes, cookies, bars, brownies, cupcakes and breads among other baked delights. INFO 310-6742. 2009 Siouxland Renaissance Festival +VOF … BN Sioux Empire Fairgrounds Huzzah for eight years of the Siouxland Renaissance Festival! This is a 2-day event for all ages! Jousting, games, shopping, music, comedy and so much more! Six stages of rousing

entertainment, a children’s area with games, shows and a petting zoo, educational activities, armored jousting, food and goods vendors from across the country, there is truly something for everyone! Come in costume to receive $1 off your admission at the gate! See our website for special ticket prices for children, seniors and large groups! Tickets $10. INFO (866) 489-9241. Downtown Moonlight Movies 4BUVSEBZT +VOF … QN Fawick Park in Downtown Sioux Falls 10th Street & 2nd Ave Enjoy FREE family movies in Fawick Park every Saturday night. The movie will begin at dusk. Bring your favorite chair or blanket and sit back and enjoy the show. Refreshments will be sold during the movies. We ask that you do not bring coolers or pets and no alcohol is allowed in the city park. INFO (605) 338-4009.

Run for Their Lives! SIDS Awareness Run 4BUVSEBZ +VOF Â… BN Sioux Falls Bike Trail The half-marathon will begin at Elmwood Park and be run along the Bike Trail, finishing at Falls Park. The 5k run/walk will start and finish at Falls Park and be run along the Sioux Falls Bike Trail. The 1 mile kids run will be held within Falls Park. We expect this will be a great event to raise funds and awareness for the fight against Sudden Infant Death Syndrome. Also includes a silent auction. Bring your kids to enjoy the Bounce Around Inflatables while you recover from your run and


browse the silent auction items. Admission $10, $20, $30. INFO (605) 213-0194. Sioux Falls GREAT STRIDES for Cystic Fibrosis 4BUVSEBZ +VOF … BN 4QFODFS 1BSL … 4 $MJGG "WF * Cystic fibrosis (CF) is a devastating genetic disease that affects the lungs and digestive systems of 30,000 children and young adults in the United States. GREAT STRIDES is CF Foundation’s largest national fund-raiser. Participants of all ages collect donations to help support vital CF research and care programs. Nearly 90 cents of every dollar raised by the CF Foundation is used to support CF programs. After the walk, join us as we celebrate with food, balloon art, kids activities, and a visit from some of our local heroes! INFO (651) 631-3290.

Sioux Falls Has Talent! Showcase Performance 4VOEBZ +VOF … QN Washington Pavilion’s Great Hall. A showcase performance of the amazing talent Sioux Falls has to offer. Prizes awarded to top performers. Admission - $10 adults / $5 kids. (605) 367-7397. Storyland Children’s Theatre 5VFTEBZT +VOF … BN QN 8FEOFTEBZT +VOF … BN 5IVSTEBZT +VOF … BN McKennan Park Band Shell The Three Pigs- June 9-11 at 10am, June 9 at 7pm The Three Prince Charmings- June 16-18 at 10am,

June 16 at 7pm The Little Mermaid and the Prince- June 23-25 at 7pm, June 23 at 7pm The Commedia-Robin Hood- June 30-July 2 at 10am, June 30 at 7pm Free admission. INFO (605) 367-8222.

Wacky Wednesday Water Carnivals 8FE +VOF Â… QN 4QFMMFSCFSH 1PPM Â… UI 8FTUFSO Whoever thought Wednesday nights could be this much fun? Join us for wacky water play, splash contests, relay games, and music. The pool where the carnival will be held will close at 5 p.m. the day of the event so we can prepare for the carnival, which starts at 6:30 p.m. Free admission. INFO (605) 367-8222.

Norah Rendell and Brian Miller at the Old Courthouse Museum Summer Plaza Concert Series 'SJEBZ +VOF … OPPO 0ME $PVSUIPVTF .VTFVN … UI 4USFFU .BJO "WF Norah Rendell and Brian Miller will perform traditional and contemporary Irish music in the plaza behind the Old Courthouse Museum from noon to 1 p.m. Bring your lunch or purchase one from The Pickle Barrel. Free admission. INFO (605) 367-4210. Physical Graffiti - A Tribute to Led Zeppelin +VOF … QN )JTUPSJD 0SQIFVN 5IFBUFS … / 1IJMMJQT "WFOVF Don’t miss this two and a half hour theatrical

concert experience featuring: 10 musicians, including a string quartet from the South Dakota Symphony Orchestra performing 25 classic Led Zeppelin songs, a life-size stage set, brilliant light show, actors and more! Tickets $18.50 in advance $21.50 at the door. for more info, visit www. siouxfallsallstars.com Great Plains Hot Air Balloon Race 4BU +VOF … BN QN Kenny Anderson Park 3rd and Bahnson Ave – just west of Washington High School More than 30 hot-air balloons are set to take flight over Sioux Falls, Sat June 13th. (Weather permitting). The Great Plains Balloon Race is a wonderful family spectacle that all ages will enjoy... and it’s FREE! Launch times are approx. 6am and 6:30 pm from Kenny Anderson Park. If these two flights are not able to take place the pilots will try again on Sunday, June 14th at 6am. The popular “Walk-in Balloon� will be inflated so that people can go inside of a hot air balloon! Pilots and balloon crew will be on hand to answer questions about ballooning. INFO (605) 929-6894.

Zippity Zoo Day 4BUVSEBZ +VOF Â… BN (SFBU 1MBJOT ;PP Â… UI ,JXBOJT Carnival games, animal encounters and giant jumpers will provide entertainment for the entire family at this popular annual event. Free for Zoo members, or with paid admission to the Zoo. INFO (605) 367-7003.

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2009 Parkinsons Walk Saturday, June 13 Spencer Park: Interstate 229 & S Cliff Avenue On behalf of the 1.5 million Americans who are touched by Parkinsons disease, we invite you to join us at the annual fund raiser for the Parkinsons Association of South Dakota. The walk will follow a 1 mile trail on the bike path. Registration begins at 9 a.m. Warm up and refreshments at 9:45. The walk starts at 10 a.m. and exciting prizes will be awarded at 11 a.m. To sign up, please call the office at 328-4227. Artist in the Park 5VF +VOF Â… QN Â… (MFOWJFX 1BSL 5VF +VOF Â… QN Â… .FNPSJBM 1BSL 8FE +VOF Â… BN Â… +', &MFNFOUBSZ 8FE +VOF Â… QN Â… %VOIBN 1BSL 5IV +VOF Â… BN Â… ,FOOZ "OEFSTPO $PNN $FOUFS 5IV +VOF Â… QN Â… 'SBOL 0MTPO 1BSL Artists in the Parks presents Gator Alley. Join Shari and her cast of characters for a stupendous, fantastic performance. This highenergy ventriloquist show is for all ages. INFO (605) 367-8222.

Automania 8FE +VOF Â… QN Downtown Sioux Falls on Phillips & Main Avenues Muscle & Classic hot rods on Phillips Avenue in Historic downtown Sioux Falls. This is a FREE, nonjudged car show with food and drink vendors, rock and roll and more! Free, fun, family event. INFO (605) 338-4009.

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Kid’s Activity Day at the Old Courthouse Museum 5IVSTEBZ +VOF … BN Old Courthouse Museum 6th Street and Main Avenue Learn about history and make a craft to take home! Learning sessions begin every 15 minutes 9-11:30 a.m. and 1-2:30 p.m. For children preschool through 2nd grade. Free admission. Call (605)3674210 for available times.

Dive In Movies - The Sequel 'SJ +VOF … QN Laurel Oak Family Aquatic Center Our “swimming cinema� returns after two years, due to popular request. All movies are free, but to be in the water you will need to have an air mattress. There will be seating on the deck for others. The movie titles will be available prior to showing. Show times will start at approximately 9:20 p.m. The movies will be held at Laurel Oak Family Aquatic Center. INFO (605) 367-8222. Scott Hesse at the Old Courthouse Museum Summer Plaza Concert Series 'SJ +VOF … OPPO Old Courthouse Museum 6th Street and Main Avenue Jazz guitarist Scott Hesse will perform in the plaza behind the Old Courthouse Museum from noon to 1 p.m. Bring your lunch or purchase one from Kaladi’s. Free admission. INFO (605) 367-4210. Sioux Falls Festival of Cultures 4BU +VOF … BN QN

Falls Park The Festival of Cultures is an annual event beginning at noon, in which all cultures come together in celebration, enjoying ethnic food, music and dancing, arts and crafts, and children’s activities from around the globe. The celebration begins at 11:00 a.m. with the Walk of Cultures, where children ages 6 to 12 are invited to carry the flags of nearly 200 countries and Native American nations. INFO (605) 367-7400. East of Westreville at the Old Courthouse Museum Summer Plaza Concert Series Friday, June 26 8 noon Old Courthouse Museum 6th Street and Main Avenue East of Westreville will perform American Roots Music in the plaza behind the Old Courthouse Museum from noon to 1 p.m. Bring your lunch or purchase one from The Pickle Barrel. Free admission. INFO (605) 367-4210.

Pre-Fourth of July Celebration .PO +VOF Â… BN 5VF +VOF Â… BN McKennan Park Make a themed craft and snack in the park. Come wearing red, white, and blue attire. This class is designed for children ages 2 to 4 with an adult. $5 admission. Registration is required. Register on-line at www.siouxfallsparks.org. INFO (605) 367-8222.

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with pockets of trees and grassy hills covering it. Further east is Spring Creek Golf Course, putting this home, located on Spring View Court, close by the action. When Tom and Amy Menage planned their home from top to bottom, they started with a floorplan they’d used the first

time they chose to build. They liked the idea that the view behind the property would be preserved — as it’s too difficult to build further into the bluff and still support water services and plumbing. This home was thought to be where the Menages would reside on a permanent basis, but a job change closer to

family means they’ve put their home for sale. Now the goal will be to replicate this design once again after they relocate, as there are many things about it the Menage family appreciates. Two custom-made windows were designed to be “as big as possible,” shares Amy Menage. They’re over five feet tall and

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seven feet wide, with two close in proximity spanning from the living room to the dining room. Wooden beams and cabinetry surround this space, adding warmth and giving definition to the rooms. Twetten’s designer Teresa Truog worked in unison with

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also suggested the knotty hickory cabinets should be built to the ceiling. The grass cloth wallpaper was an element that encapsulates the dining room space. It closely resembles the green shades found in the exterior, but also brings in streaks of lighter

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decades, noting their eating and drinking habits. Men who had about 20 grams of alcohol daily — equivalent to a half a glass of wine — had 2 1/2 years added to their life expectancy at age 50, compared with men who didn’t drink at all, according to research published in the Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health. Men who consumed only wine had twice as much added longevity. “In this study, 70 percent of all wine consumed was red wine,” the researchers, led by Marinette Streppel of the University of Wageningen in the Netherlands, said. “This suggests that the cardioprotective effect of wine could be due to a protective effect of polyphenol compounds in red wine, but other explanations cannot be ruled out.” Polyphenols are chemical substances found in plants such as tannins and flavonoids. Deep red wines like Cabernet and Zinfandel have a lot of tannins, which is a natural preservative found in the skins of red grapes. The research, dubbed the Zutphen Study after the Dutch town from which the participants were recruited, followed men born between 1900 and 1920 and examined them several times between 1960 and 2000. So what does all of this mean? Well, according to this study


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On to the Sioux Empire Farmers Market which meets in the 8th and Railroad Center parking lot on Saturday mornings (Tuesdays at the Kohl’s parking lot 3-6 PM). They offered veggies, plants, and even crafts. I stopped at the Cider Hill Farm Bakery stand. The man in front of me chose two berry scones from the assortment of cookies, pastries and breads. I decided on a Honey Wheat Flax loaf and was on my way. Final stop was the Falls Park Farmers Market which was temporarily being held on Weber Avenue while finishing touches were made to its newly renovated space at Falls Park on East Falls Park Drive. When you read this, it should have made the move home, but check out the website at the end of the article for location info. I first purchased a 5lb bag of sweet onions for just three bucks at the Hackberry Hollow Farm stand. As I wander the different booths looking for more good deals, I saw families creating memories. One father explained they have a Saturday tradition of Bratwurst Breakfast at the farmers market. I’m tempted, but decide to take a more traditional approach at the Hebda Prairie Kitchen stand where they have shelves lined with

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jellies, jams, and salsas. I browsed the assortment of caramel and cinnamon rolls, cookies and pies. I chose fruit filled kolaches and ginger snap cookies. I made a final stop at The Goosemobile where I heard a woman explain she found the closest thing to her grandmother’s jam. While they had a variety of products including bedding, meats and even Ostrich eggs, I decided to go with Prairie Pantry Raspberry-Rhubarb. It even says “made from scratch� right on the jar. My reusable bag was full, my shopping done for the day. By choosing a grocer that sells products from local producers you can eat locally beyond the fresh markets’ borders. Some options in Sioux Falls include Meadowsweet Natural Health Market and The East Dakotah Natural Foods Co-op. I try to run into the Co-op once a week to pick up fresh almond butter or maybe hummus from Sanaa’s 8th St. Gourmet and milk – Burbach’s Countryside Dairy milk to be specific (now available at Hy-Vee and Sunshine). It is produced without artificial hormones on a family farm in Harting, NE in glass bottles. You can return the bottle to add to your green quotient. You can even log on to burbachscountrysidedairy.com to view pictures of the very cows producing your milk on the farm located just


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Earth & Sky Land & Water To Have & To Hold

Enhance your summer outfits with turquoise & copper. Earrings $15, necklace $30 at Forget Me Not Gift Boutique. 57th & Western. 335-9878.

Your kids will love Morphibians — land & water fun all in one. Drive anywhere - dirt, grass, pond & pool. Full function radio control. $29.99 at Kidtopia. 57th & Western. 334-4825.

You’ll always have your keepsakes to have and to hold when framed in a shadow box from You’ve Been Framed. 57th & Western. 361-9229.

Breakfast Is Served

Pit ham & cheese omelette served with hash browns — one of the many new breakfast items served during our new Sunday hours. Now open Sundays 11am - 8pm. Spezia. 57th & Louise. 334-7491.

Candy Jar Class

Make a one-of-a-kind candy jar in our Candy Jar Class. Class $30 - offered June 17, July 22, August 5. Color Me Mine. 3709 W 41st Street. (605) 362-6055.

An Adventure

Your kids will love the adventure of catching bugs with this kit. Hours of outdoor summer fun await. Just $7.95 at the Great Plains Zoo. 805 South Kiwanis Avenue. 605-367-7003.

Jolly Jelly Belly

Make your dad jolly this Father’s Day with a Jelly Belly candy jar — filled with Jelly Bellies, of course! Jar $10.99 (candy sold separately). Good Spirits Fine Wine & Liquor. 41st & Minnesota. 339-1500.

Light the Night

Love the great outdoors with these patio candles ($103.95) and natural mosquito repellent candles ($63.95) from Larsen Designs. 69th & Western. 323-0210.

Chicken Salad is Back!

Just in time for summer. A Kaladi’s chicken salad croissant hits the spot on a warm summer day. 26th & Minnesota. 339-3322 and 121 S. Main Avenue. 977-0888.

Change Me

One pair of shoes...endless possibilities. The shoe with the interchangeable top. Great for travel. $80 at Hip Chic Boutique. 328 S. Phillips Avenue. (605) 271-8480.

Home or Office

A great gift idea for dad. Several unique sets of book ends to choose from. Perfect for home or office. Set shown $44.99 at John Adam. 120 S. Phillips Avenue. 332-7685.

Summer Color

Add some fun and color to your summer wardrobe. Several new bags to choose from. Shown $80 at Susanne’s on Phillips. 216 S. Phillips. 330-4002.


Bloomin’ Bracelets

The flowers are blooming at Archival Elements. Posy bracelets just $34. Archival Elements. 330 S. Phillips Avenue. 275-4700.

Whimsy & Elegance

Make my own wedding jewelry at The Bead Co. Bridal, wedding party, hair & floral jewelry all do it yourself or by custom order. Bring in your dress or swatch and design those special pieces for your special day. Swarovski crystals, freshwater pearls and much more. Classes offered. Bead Co. 319 S. Phillips Avenue. www.bead-co.com

Don’t be afraid to mix the fun with the classic. Elegant glass candlesticks $99 each and candles $10 per pair. Twetten’s Interiors. 26th & Minnesota. (605) 275-3456.

PizzitaTM and Beer!

Buffaloberries now serves beer. Enjoy a 6” personal pizza made with whole wheat crust and a glass of wine or ice cold beer. Four pizzita varieties to choose from. Buffaloberries. 309 S Phillips Avenue. (605) 271-8280.

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New from Door Pottery, Limited Edition Whirlygigs. These are limited to quantities of 50 only. Door Pottery has also gone glaze crazy. There are two exciting new glaze blends - Northern Lights Green, and Northern Lights Blue. Available at Artisan House Galleries, 229 S Phillips Avenue. 605-373-0700.

Eat Healthy

Wild Flour Bakery has many healthy options to help you watch your weight and your waist this summer. Wild Flour Bakery. 212 S. Phillips Avenue. 338-5370.

A Fresh Look

Stop by the StarMark showroom to see the freshest looks in cabinet and Cambria colors. Door shown is the Portland door in alder, color is Nutmeg Chocolate. Cambria colors include Oakhampton, Brownhill and Yorkshire. StarMark Cabinetry. 700 E. 48th St. North. (605) 336-5595.

Grab Our Buns

All that’s missing is something from the grill. White, wheat or onion buns available Fridays all summer long at Breadsmith. 609 W. 33rd Street. 338-1338.


Refining Draining Gel ($60) is specially formulated to reduce the local fatty deposits and Refreshing Legs Gel ($54) alleviates & promotes an instant feeling of lightness and well being to heavy tired legs. Both 10% off month of June. Available at Body Sculpting Day Spa. 220 N. Kiwanis Avenue. (605) 977-2639.

Thank Them

A written thank you means so much more. Choose from a large selection of lovely thank you notes and correspondence cards. What A Card. 311 S. Phillips Avenue. 338-1424.

Silk Perfection

Keep summer in your home all year round with a beautiful custom made silk arrangement from Josephine’s Floral Design. You choose the colors. Shown $188. 401 E. 8th Street. 338-9290.

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For the Garden

Uniquely created sculptures for the garden. These garden stakes, designed by Carol Roeda, add a touch of playfulness to your garden. Stake $75, green frog magnet $19 at Sticks and Steel. 401 E. 8th Street. 335-7349.

You have got to smell this lotion to believe it. Eco-organic collection of grapes, super anti-oxidant moisturizing lotion with age defying nutraceutical grade 100% California grape extract. $6 - $21 at Southeastern Hair Design & Day Spa. 1701 E. 69th Street. (605) 332-5115.

Catch the Wave

Let your friends or family “catch the wave” with a gift card from Wild Water West. Celebrating 20 years with a NEW Wave Pool and Swim-up Bar. Wild Water West. 361-9313 or www.wildwaterwest.com.

Fashion jewelry at its finest.

Stop by our showroom to see the finest in fashion jewelry. M-F 9am – 5pm. Fifth Avenue Collection. 708 East Benson Road. 335-0602.

Summer Sizzle

Get ‘em while it’s hot! You’ll love our most popular sandals — several new styles in this summer. Just $18 at Go Casual. 124 S. Phillips Avenue. 334-5795.

Ultra Soft

Dancers will love these new ultra soft dance shorts from the Dance Line. Just $25 each. The Dance Line. 2115 S. Minnesota Avenue. 335-8242.

Switch Flops Why Buy Faux?

When you can have the real thing? One-ofa-kind Antique Turkish Copper Planters, Pots and Urns. 6” to 5 feet, $41.95 - $2,295.95 at Rug and Relic. 401 E. 8th Street. 605.331.5546. www.rugandrelic.com

Stylish flops and heels to match any outfit or any mood by simply changing out the designer straps! Now on sale through the end of June! Prices starting at $39.00 at Simply Perfect. 401 E 8th Street. 338-3599.

Nature Lovers

Perfect for the nature lover, this bracelet captures the essence of the outdoors - with a touch of whimsy. Available at Holsen Hus. 126 S. Phillips Avenue. 331.4700.

Miche Bags

Miche Bags are now in at Tote-ally Gorgeous Boutique. The handbags with the interchangeable shells. Over 40 designs to match the changing you. Handbags $35, shells $25. Tote-ally Gorgeous Boutique. 57th & Western. 274-3500.

Days Gone By

They sure don’t make ‘em like they used to. The Fisher Price Truck (from 1961 - $285) and the Donald Duck Choo Choo (1940 $275) and many more nostalgic toys can be found at Lost Marbles Antiques. 26th & Minnesota. 271-7698.

Knit along with us!

Check out one of our many classes and ongoing Knit alongs, join us Thursday nights 6-8pm for “knitting on the Porch”. Prices vary, for class listings call or check our website. Available at Athena Fibers. 3915 S. Hawthorne, 271-0741, www. athenafibers.com.

All Natural and Delicious

Unique fruit salsas from American Spoon include Cherry Peach, Apple Chipotle, Kiwi Lime, Mango Habanero. All Available at Look’s Market. 69th & Western. 336-3104.

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Cape Town, South Africa BY JESSICA GUNDERSON


amed one of the top 100 destinations in the world in 2008, South Africa is a “World in One Country”, with its second largest city being the thriving metropolis of Cape Town. At the southern tip of the African continent, Cape Town has amazing sites from islands, mountains and more. Here, the seasons are opposite of those in North America, with midwinter in June and July and mid summer in December and January. Generally, the country enjoys a sunny climate year-round. The average temperature in Cape Town is 63ºF, making it a very pleasant location for any vacation. You can swim at perfect beaches, sip world-class wine, take pictures of whales, penguins, and more, hike majestic trails, and learn about the country’s history all in only a few days. Resting beneath the majestic Table Mountain on the edge of sandy white beaches, Cape Town consists of many things to explore. Table Mountain has breathtaking 3,400-foot views of Cape Town of which you can enjoy by cable car or tram through stations on the

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upper and lower parts of the mountain. The more adventurous at heart may opt to partake in the challenging two hour climb. Once at the top, you can enjoy guided nature walks along paved walkways and visit the Fynbos, one of the world’s largest floral kingdoms. Table Mountain is an absolute must for photographers and those who appreciate the beauty of nature. Situated by Table Mountain you will find the picturesque Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, which has striking architectural designs and offers a range of specialty shops, historic sites, an Imax theatre, several vibrant bars and restaurants, and many more options for entertainment. Here you will also find a number of businesses and hotels, as well as a visitor’s center for maps, information and more. The Waterfront Boat Company offers a range of boat trips and charters that provide sunset champagne trips and cruises to the Robben Island, a prison which housed Nelson Mendela for over 2 decades. Tours are provided here by

former political prisoners. The Waterfront Boat Company also arranges activities such as scuba diving, helicopter flights around the Peninsula, and whale watching. Another place to explore and shop is Greenmarket Square, an extremely popular flea market in the business district of Cape Town. Cobblestone streets line many crafts, carvings, artwork, and entertaining acts such as jugglers, drummers, and other musicians that will make you want to move your feet to the rhythm. You also have the option of a guided walking tour of Greenmarket Square, aside from exploring on your own. When it’s time to eat, The Famous Butchers Grill will satisfy your hunger with its many famous meat and vegetarian dishes. For a night out, you may want to try the Ice Lounge. Opened in November of 2006, everything is made of ice with 60 tons of structural ice used to create walls, pillars, seating, bar and amazing sculptures. Many people enjoy events at the Ice Lounge, with live ice carving by ice artists who use chain saws and

chisels, as well as ice jugglers by request. The famous winelands are also a can’t miss. Constantia Valley is one in particular where you can sample scrumptious wine and food. The Constantia vineyard region consists of plenty of Bed and Breakfasts and guesthouses to stay in as well. The Cape Winelands are beautiful and full of wines and wine routes to enjoy. Wine tours can be specially designed to suit your needs, and you can enjoy wine tasting with cheese, chocolate or olives, or simply have a picnic in the gorgeous surroundings with some of the best South African wine. Sunliner Tours offers full day tours only 40 minutes from Cape Town in Stellenbosch, a beautiful and historical town with shops, a museum and impeccable architecture. Stellenbosch is considered the heart and soul of the Cape Dutch wine country. Here, you can also enjoy a hands-on cooking class at the Institute of Culinary Arts. There are many museums in Cape Town, including the Gold of

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Africa Museum, where you can discover over 1000 years of history and artistry within African proverbs. The museum houses 350 gold artifacts from West Africa, as well as selections from other regions in southern Africa. Temporary exhibitions from other areas such as India and Egypt are also on display. The SA National

Gallery houses exhibits of African and Western European art, with the focus being on art that embodies African Culture. The South African Museum is described as “the oldest and largest museum on the sub-continent�, and is a Cape Town landmark which was born in 1825 and is located in the Company Gardens.

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South Africa has so much to offer. It is fascinating, historic, and full of exciting adventures. Venture out from Cape Town and go on one of the many safaris available in order to have an African wildlife encounter. Once you visit South Africa, you will want to return again and again.

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It’s Bikini Season... BY DONNA FARRIS, for Avera McKennan Hospital & University Health Center


cars from surgery have usually meant trading in your bikini for a onepiece – until now. A new surgical technique allows surgeons to perform abdominal procedures like gall bladder removal, appendectomies or gyn procedures through one tiny incision hidden within the belly button. It’s great news for those who love to wear low-rise jeans and cropped tops. But it may also mean less pain and a shorter recovery time after surgery. “I wasn’t too worried about the scars,” said Jill Navrkal, who had her gall bladder removed with the scarless technique. “I’m not going to put on a twopiece anytime soon. But I do have a 10-month-old son to take care of and am a nurse, so I needed to get back on my feet as soon as possible.” “My surgery went great with minimal pain. I was a little stiff and sore at first, but after a couple of days I felt back to normal,” Navrkal said. The procedure was done on an outpatient basis. “I took it easy the next day, but then was able to be up and around caring for my son, and was back to work a week and a half later.” Navrkal took plenty of recovery time due to the physical demands of her job as an ambulatory surgery nurse. “If I had a desk job, I could have been back to work even sooner.” Dr. Brad Thaemert, surgeon with Surgical Institute of South Dakota, performs the scarless technique at Avera McKennan, as does Dr. Luis Rojas, Avera gynecologic oncologist.


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New Surgical Technique Leaves No Scars Dr. Thaemert says the technique is fairly similar to traditional laparoscopy for patients, only without the two to three additional small incisions for surgical instruments. “This technique is all about the scar – that’s the main benefit for patients. There’s not a formal study yet to prove it, but we also feel patients will experience less pain and a faster recovery because we’re going through less muscle with fewer incisions.” Scarless surgery can be used with gall bladder operations, removal of the ovaries, appendectomies, Lap Nissen procedures to correct acid reflux and even weight loss surgery. Scarless surgery is also called Single Incision Laparoscopic Surgery (SILS). It was developed about 10 years ago by an Italian surgeon, yet it’s only begun to take off in the United States in the past 18 months, Dr. Thaemert said. Traditional laparoscopic or “lap” surgery involves creating an incision, usually through the belly button for insertion of a small video camera, and two to three small incisions about 5 mm in size for additional instruments. The SILS technique involves the same incision through the belly button for the camera. However, surgeons slip an additional instrument alongside the camera using the same

incision. They also may use a tiny needle stitch, and the thread becomes a “puppet string” to lift and manipulate internal structures like the gall bladder. “It’s like having an extra hand or surgical instrument,” Dr. Thaemert said. In terms of pain and recovery there’s a “huge difference” between traditional open surgeries and minimally invasive lap procedures. There’s less difference between traditional lap and SILS, although patients probably experience even less surgical trauma, Dr. Thaemert said. Potentially, any abdominal procedure could be done using the scarless technique. Dr. Rojas has performed scarless procedures for gyn procedures like ovary removal. Only a few single-incision hysterectomies have been performed in the nation, yet Dr. Rojas also will be offering these at Avera McKennan using surgical robotics. “We’re always moving toward less invasive techniques for surgery,” Dr. Rojas said. “Patients experience fewer effects of surgery, less pain, a quicker recovery and now, no scar.” For information on hundreds of health topics, click on “health library” at www.AveraMcKennan.org.

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ou have a lot to consider as you and your partner begin to consider adding a new life to your family. Before you start saving for your child’s college fund, you will want to engage in preconception planning with simple steps you can take to minimize the risk of complications in your pregnancy. Preconception care is a critical component of healthcare for men and women of reproductive age. The main goal of preconception care is to provide preventive healthcare, screening and interventions for individuals in reproductive age. It can also help identify risk factors that might occur during pregnancy. Consider these questions as you begin to plan for your family: When should you consider preconception planning? Thinking ahead for a baby can begin anytime. Since approximately half of all pregnancies are unplanned, a woman should always be prepared for pregnancy.

Before Baby:

What does preconception care encompass? To help you prepare for a baby, your healthcare provider will help you identify identifiable risk factors or things you should be concerned about before becoming pregnant:

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Why are prenatal vitamins important? Prenatal vitamins contain an array of multi-vitamins. A prenatal vitamin adds an additional folic acid and is important for fetal growth – it is especially important for brain and spine growth.

What are some other factors partners should consider throughout this screening process? Men and women both need to look at their family history – looking at genetics factors or abnormalities in their families. Examine these factors, talk with your physician and undergo screening if there are genetic abnormality concerns. What are some of genetic factors families should investigate? We know that certain ethnicities are predisposed to certain abnormalities or conditions. In Caucasian populations there is an increased risk for Cystic Fibrosis. The best thing to do is talk with your physician about these items and they can decide at that time what testing, if any, you need to undergo. When does a woman’s age become a risk factor for pregnancy? Pregnancy at age 35 or above slightly increases the risk for complications during pregnancy. Some of those complications include high blood pressure, diabetes and a woman’s chances of having a miscarriage slightly goes up. Planning for a new baby is an exciting process. Be sure to make an appointment with your healthcare provider part of your pre-baby plans.

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THESE ARE JUST SOME OF THE WONDERFUL BOOKS FOR CHILDREN WE HAVE COME ACROSS THIS MONTH. WE HOPE TO SHARE WITH YOU SOME YOU HAVE NOT SEEN BEFORE AND ALSO INTRODUCE OTHERS BEING RELEASED IN THE NEAR FUTURE. ENJOY. Toot Toot Zoom! by Phyllis Root Poor Pierre! He lives all alone at the foot of a mountain, and his heart, how it longs for a friend. Perhaps if he hops in his car — toot, toot, zoom! — he will find a friend on the other side of the mountain! A funny, fast, and noisy tale about finding friends where you least expect to is the perfect vehicle for reading aloud. Ages 3 - 6 Candlewick Press

Dogs on the Bed by Elizabeth Bluemle What’s a family to do when the bed is overrun by dogs? Move over, of course! In this rollicking, rhyming romp, Mom, Dad, and the kids settle in for a peaceful story before sleep — but their canine companions have other plans. Dog owners will recognize the familiar shenanigans pets engage in at bedtime: stretching out sideways, barking at outside noises no one else can hear, whining to be let out (and in again) all night long. But demands aside, adored dogs are still the coziest comforters around. Ages 3 - 7 Candlewick Press To The Beach by Thomas Docherty Looking out his window on a rainy day, one little boy imagines his way to the beach, traveling on a bicycle, a truck, a boat, a plane, and even a very friendly camel! This is a book to inspire all daydreamers. Ages 3 -6 Candlewick Press

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Maggie’s Monkeys by Linda Sanders Maggie’s active imagination is annoying — until she needs a big brother to back her up — in a hugely funny, spot-on tale every sibling is sure to relate to. Readers will hoot with laughter at this warm, witty, wildly imaginative story of sibling love and loyalty. Ages 3 - 5 Candlewick Press

If I Could by Susan Milord From the first rays of the morning sun to the last nod of a tiny head at bedtime, a toddler and mother share a blissfully ordinary day. But there is nothing ordinary about the love between them — a love that is as bright as flowers, as lovely as a song, and as deep as the ocean. A refreshed edition of the new favorite. Ages 2 - 6 Candlewick Press A Walk in New York by Salvatore Rubbino A wide-eyed boy and his dad explore the Big Apple’s busy streets and towering views in this child-friendly tribute to an incomparable city. Salvatore Rubbino’s fresh, lively paintings and breezy text capture the delight of a young visitor experiencing the wonders of New York firsthand. With a gatefold of the Empire State Building! Ages 4 and up Candlewick Press


Cancer & Your Best Friend BY DICK ROGEN, DVM ,

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ne of the most difficult things I have to say, to pet lovers, is that their best friend has cancer. It is the “C” word that nobody wants to hear. And I am sorry to say that it happens way too often. Cancer is very common in pets. The cancers we see in pets are similar to what we experience as humans. Some are devastating, while others are very treatable. I think the worst cancers are those that were preventable. Breast cancer is one of the most common cancers, that I deal with. It is also the most preventable cancer in our pets. Breast cancer occurs in 60-70 percent of all dogs that are not spayed. With each passing heat cycle, the chance of breast cancer increases. Cats will experience a very similar scenario. Spaying your pet prior to the first heat cycle is 100% effective to prevent breast cancer. Dogs are lucky, in that approximately 60% of their breast tumors are benign. The tumors need to be removed and they should be spayed to eliminate the hormones. Cats however, are not as lucky. Nearly 100% of feline breast cancer is malignant. Spaying and removal of the tumors when diagnosed provide comfort, but do not slow the progression of their cancer. Lymphoma is another common cancer in pets. It often starts with a swollen lymph node under their chin and quickly spreads to the other lymph nodes of the body. It rarely shows other symptoms until late in the disease. Chemotherapy is effective in some types of lymphoma. Different breeds of dogs and cats have a higher incidence of certain cancers. It is impossible to select a breed to avoid all of

these problems. There are as many types of cancer in pets as occur in people. We often detect cancer when the patient fails to respond to conventional medicines. Cancer can be treatable through a variety of different methods. Some types of cancer are very invasive and aggressive requiring Veterinary Specialists for Cancer. They are able to provide advanced diagnostics and treatments for cancer patients. They often work hand in hand with your family Veterinarian. They can use CAT scans, MRI scans and PET scans to give a very in depth diagnosis of the cancer and if it has spread. We treat cancer with the same chemotherapy agents that are used in human medicine. Radiation therapy is also used, but only at University Referral Hospitals. Good nutrition, anti-oxidants, vitamins and a stress free life also help in the treatment of cancer in pets. Early detection is the most vital thing that can be done for your pet. Routine petting, holding and grooming will help find skin and subcutaneous masses early. If a mass or lump grows quickly, becomes red or is tender it should be seen by your Veterinarian and biopsy samples taken. Monitoring their appetite, activity and weight changes are also important. Prevention and close monitoring of your pets are important. Good treatment options and care are available, especially if detected early. If your pet has been diagnosed with cancer, make sure you get all of the treatment options. Your pet’s comfort and quality of life are both very important.

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who they are and why you have included them, with a picture of them with you if you have one. Schedule of Events Include starting times for the ceremony and reception, along with the locations, maps and directions to the venues with parking information or any restrictions. Wedding Gift Registry You can incorporate a “Gift Registry� page into your WedSite, where you can share where you registered with your guests, without having to put the information on the invitations. They could simply click on a link that you provide in order to go to the site that shows what you and your loved one registered for. A provided link to the website on the invitations will lead them to this information. Contact Information List your contact information or the goto person you have put in charge of being contacted about any questions regarding the wedding information.

Meal and Drink Information Provide a profile of the vendors, and list the meal selections. Possibly have the option for your guests to send you their choice via the internet instead of through the mail. Also list the ingredients of your meals — for anyone with allergies. Whether or not there will be alcohol at the reception is another thing people want to know, and this is a very tactful way to clue them in.

restaurants and attractions. Back-Up Plans If your wedding is outside and the weather changes, display any back-up plan for indoor changes.

Special Requests If there are any special needs for your wedding, such as “adult only� or “please carpool if you are able�, this would be a great way to communicate them.

RSVP Information Your WedSite can also be an electronic way for your guests to RSVP. This reduces the stress of having to worry about physical mail and postage. Be sure to state the deadline by which all RSVPs must be sent. Set the date far enough in advance so you can inform your caterer and organize the correct seating arrangements for your reception.

Lodging and Travel Information Communicate all the necessary information to your guests coming to your wedding from out of town. Share nearby places to stay or the negotiated special rates such as blocks of rooms at a hotel reserved under your names. You may also need to supply any code needed to provide at the time of booking. For those who may be staying a while, you could also provide suggested

Your very own WedSite is a way for those who are unable to make it to your wedding to stay in tune with what is happening. It is also a way for those who are able to share the special day with you to be able to relax in knowing all of the details. Once the wedding has come and gone, you can still post photos, videos and more from that day as well as your honeymoon in order to share your lives with loved ones.

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Mammoth Muffins for an Even Bigger Cause


BY JENNIFER NOBLE Emily Johnson’s time is spent enjoying the outdoors, playing volleyball and participating in cheer and dance. She’s approaching sixth grade, and her older sister Randi will be a freshman in high school. Randi and Emily have grown up listening to music and playing board games, yet they’ve also bonded baking every spring, hosting a “Great American Bake Sale” for three years running. Randi’s favorite tradition is fixing brownies that appear they will flop but somehow recover. “I’ve messed them up by adding too much water, so then I have to compensate with cake mix or flour. But they still taste great.” The girls spend time developing techniques for frosting cupcakes, learning from their mom Melissa. Their vision has evolved into a desire to own a cupcake shop someday, but for now their entrepreneurial efforts exist to benefit others. Their project began after watching a promotion on the Food Network

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to host a bake sale where funds would help with hunger needs of children. Share our Strength’s “Great American Bake Sale” is an effort to resource children’s summer feeding initiatives, back pack programs, food banks and many sources that benefit children specifically across the country. This year’s sale will move approximately a mile from their home, but it will cook up interest as items for purchase will be sold at CiCi’s Pizza. On June 6th, from noon to 7 p.m., the Johnsons will set up in the restaurant, and CiCi’s will also be donating 10% of their receipts collected that day to the bake sale fund. There will be a second bake sale June 12th and 13th at 7424 W. Luke Drive in Sioux Falls. WHAT HAVE YOU LEARNED PREPARING FOR THE BAKESALE? We’ve learned that we run out quickly. Last year we had repeat customers who came prepared to shop. It was an elderly couple, and they purchased a cake, three pies and forty bars in the first hour. We kept baking through the day to keep up with the demand. This year we’ve borrowed a spare freezer to be able to bake more items ahead of time, and we also will use freezer space of friends and neighbors. We’re involving others who will

bake soley on June 6th to keep items rolling in fresh from the oven. HOW HAVE YOU DECIDED WHAT TO BAKE AND HOW TO PRICE IT? Last year, as one customer bought a loaf of pumpkin bread, we did have another one baking. She said, “That’s not even fair! Now I have to buy that one too.” We compare prices from coffee shops or websites to gauge what we should charge. We also found a popular recipe for Special K bars we use from the coffee shop at our church. Since it’s a fundraiser, people have also been donating ingredients to contribute to what we bake. WHAT ARE YOUR GOALS FOR THIS BAKESALE? We hope to raise $3,000.00 for Share Your Strength’s program this time. We’ll be baking more than we’ve ever done before and more than doubling our profits if we accomplish this goal. Last year’s final total raised $1,257.00 for the organization, and baked items filled every surface available. We are considering attending a national gathering where we would be able to serve the homeless in Washington, DC in celebration of what Share Your Strength’s mission is accomplishing.

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Founding of Colton




-AIN !VE &IRST 3T Colton, SD

FOUNDING OF COLTON In January 1899, John E. and Paulina Colton filed a town site plat for the original village of Colton. Part of their farm was surveyed into blocks, streets, and avenues. They soon expanded the town site to 16 blocks in size with First and Second Additions. Within three years, the population grew to 100 residents, and the number of businesses increased to 30 with nearly all of the commercial buildings located along Main Avenue. Paul F. Sherman, a Sioux Falls businessman, teamed with John Colton in 1904 to bring a railroad to the town. Because the south end of the original town site was low, wet, and subject to flooding, a decision was made to move the business district to higher ground. John and Paulina platted Third Addition which they sold to the newly formed South Dakota Central Land Company of which John was a director. Local businessman bought lots; then twenty buildings were moved from the original town site to Fourth Street, east of the railroad tracks. Three blocks of residential lots also were sold. Funds received from the sale of lots, together with pledges from local farmers, were used to build the new South Dakota Central Railroad. John Colton’s dream was realized in the fall of 1904 when the first train steamed into the village. DEDICATED IN 2004 BY THE MINNEHAHA COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY

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Girls Basketball Team The 1919 Colton High School girls basketball team members are shown wearing game uniforms typical of the style worn by girls in that era. Image owner: Loren Amundson.

The “Western Flyer� In 1910 Colton was the home of a small automobile assembly plant which was located in a building that had been a flour mill. During its brief existence, about a dozen right-hand-drive Western Flyer autos were assembled and sold locally. Image owner: Loren Amundson.


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