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August 2012 Volume 11 • Issue 9

August Activities Calendar Back to School Snacks & Crafts


Home Building

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Do You Have Symptoms of Acid Reflux? 60

Jen (Sandvig) Pfeiffer etc. for her. 605.334.2479 email: etc.mag@sio.midco.net www.etcsiouxfalls.com


For Kids

Notebook Ideas 66

Tot Spots Ayden Hofts’ Room 70

at home

At Home by the Lake – Parenting & Pregnancy the Chad and Sarah Javers Home 26 Working Out For Two: How to recipes Exercise Safely Through Pregnancy 74 Back to School Snacks 36

Man in the Kitchen Get Out of Town 38

vino The Black Rooster 42

Account Manager Cover Artist, Graphic Designer

friends & family


Angela Efting Ellerbroek Toby Kane



the a list 44

Travel Lanesboro, Minnesota 55

Children’s Books Best Books 78

Cute Kids Submit Your Child’s Photo 80

neighbor et cetera Kelly Grosdidier — Lessons in Life 84

Taste a Blend of Cultures at the Sioux Chef Challenge 51 Experience Mozart’s Opera The Magic Flute with Samuel Ramey 51

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Back to School 88

best friendS Submit Your Pet’s Photo 90

historical marker Volcanic Ashfall 94

etc. for her is published monthly and distributed free in Sioux Falls. The content used in this magazine is copyright 2012 etc. for her and may not be reprinted in part or in whole without written consent by the publisher. All articles and editorial material represent the opinions of the respective authors. iStockphoto® used on the following pages: 6, 24, 39, 54, 74, 88

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Add a Little

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to Your Next Party Invitation by MAry Michaels Photos by Chang Photography


n this world of posts, texts, tweets, blogs, instant messages and @mentions, who has time to sit down and hand-write a note anymore? Valerie Carlson and the rest of the team at Spark Letterpress hope their unique letterpress creations and other trendy stationery products will motivate people to once again put pen to paper. The inspiration for Spark Letterpress comes from Valerie (art director), her sister, Diedre Johnson, and mother/owner, Bebe Stangland. Together with their creative design and printing team, they recently opened a retail store in Sioux Falls to complement the letterpress printing that they have been doing for several years for clients across the country. Letterpress printing is a centuries-old process that involves setting type and images in reverse on a plate. The plate is then inked and pressed onto a paper surface. The process then transfers the ink and leaves a deep, three dimensional impression on the paper creating a look and feel that is unlike

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any other type of printing. “We have been printing in Sioux Falls for about seven years, working with individual retailers around the country,” Johnson explains. “We’re excited to now have a storefront locally so that we can interact with customers and offer a wider variety of products.” Johnson said a majority of their printing business over the years has been for wedding invitations, with albums carrying their products in stores across the United States. Now, however, customers can come downtown to the TriState Creamery Building on Main Avenue and browse through the collection of Spark’s custom stationery products, as well as their favorite brands of notecards, party papers and more.

All of the natural light coming through the windows of this historic building, which is part of the Uptown at Falls Park redevelopment, provides the perfect backdrop for showing off the brightly colored invites, notepapers, cards, wrapping paper and gift items in the store. Rifle Paper Company out of Florida offers products with beautiful illustrations, and the Old Tom Foolery brand of greetings cards will have you laughing out loud in the store. Another of the Spark family’s favorite brands is Night Owl Paper Goods, which offers products that are made from eco-

friendly, sustainably-harvested birch wood and are filled with 100% post-consumer recycled pages. At Spark, you can find items from Night Owl such as journals, smaller notepads, larger journals, bookmarks and greeting cards. And, you can write on the wood with any writing instrument. Everything in the store speaks to this group’s love of letterpress printing and the art of written communication. Repurposed old type tables display the new Sweets product line, where customers can choose their own colors of paper and envelopes and have their name or monogram letterpressed to

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create their own personalized stationery. Samples of their work are displayed on walls, almost like a Spark art gallery, showcasing everything from wedding or mitzvah invitations to birth announcements and cards for any occasion. Scanning the samples, you realize that the possibilities are endless when it comes to creating that just-right notecard or invitation. The company’s website (letterpresslove.com) features the multitude of paper colors, ink colors and fonts available. Fortunately, the Spark creative team can help you sort through all the choices and walk you through the printing process. No longer are you limited to a plain rectangular card in an envelope for your invitations. If you are a fan of the spy thriller, you might like an invitation packaged like a top secret mission dossier, with pages inside a small manila folder that provide event specifics and a map to the location. Having a wedding in a warm location? Check out the custom-printed programs with a shell or other decorative shape affixed to craft sticks, giving your guests all the ceremony details…plus a fan to cool themselves. Spark can also help with items like favor boxes in different shapes and colors or unique event mementos like the wedding coaster which features the couple’s names and the ingredients of their special reception drink. “We have been excited by all of the ‘paper lovers’ who have come to see us since we opened,” says Johnson. “We hope to be a source for fine paper goods not available anywhere else in Sioux Falls.” Store summer hours are Tuesday through Friday 11am -5pm and Saturdays 10am - 2pm. You can also call to make an appointment. Find out how you can put a little SPARK into your next invitation.

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Jazz at Fawick Thursdays • 7pm • Downtown near the Statue of David August 2 - Gene McGowan and Kaija Bonde with the First Thursday Dixieland Band August 9 - Sioux Falls Big Band August 16 - Public Domain (‘20s and ‘30s Jazz) August 23 - Brian Masek and Friends. Free! INFO (605) 367-8222.


Falls Park Sound and Light Show This is a recurring event which runs from through September 3 Come see the history of the city that grew up around the falls of the Big Sioux River as it is dramatized in a digital sound and laser light show. Shown nightly half-hour after sunset Memorial Day Week-Labor Day weekend, weather permitting. Bring a blanket or chair to sit on. (605) 336-1620.

Thursdays at Icon Lounge • Jazz Night 402 N. Main Ave. • 6-9pm Live jazz music from The Icon Jazz Ensemble. $5 Signature Drinks. $10 Sampler Platters. INFO (605) 444-4266.

Strawbale Summer Porch Series Thursdays • 5pm - 8pm 47215 257th St. Renner, SD. Every Thursday this summer, join your friends at Strawbale Winery for food, music, artists, and of course wine. Local artisans with everything from purses and pottery to watercolors and jewelry. Enjoy fine South Dakota wines and relaxing music complimented with specially prepared food, just for you. $5 per car. INFO (605) 543-5071.

Rhythm on the River Wednesdays • 7:30pm Cherapa Place Listen as the soft notes of classic jazz and blues meld with the warm summer air in the city’s most picturesque new setting. The Sioux Falls Jazz & Blues Society presents Rhythm on the River. August 1: Jazzed with Bobby Gripp August 8: Jesse Christen August 15: Serenata with Connie Law August 22: Jazz Diversity Project August 29: Elisabeth Hunstad. INFO (605) 335-6101.

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Downtown Riverfront Street Musicians Saturday, August 4 • 6pm Downtown Riverfront Between 6th & 8th Street Saturdays we feature a lineup of incredibly talented local street musicians of all ages along the riverfront, sponsored by Xcel Energy. Sit back, relax, and enrich your life with the musical styling’s of this diverse community of artists. INFO (605) 338-4009. Moonlight Movies Saturday, August 4 • 9:15pm Fawick Park • 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. No coolers or pets and no alcohol is allowed in the city park. INFO (605) 338-4009. Sangria Sundays Sundays in August • 1pm - 4pm 47215 257th St. Renner, SD. Join your friends at Strawbale Winery for food, music, and of course wine. Enjoy fine South Dakota wines and relaxing music. Come relax and enjoy the country. $5 per car. INFO (605) 543-5071.

Bring Your Friends Night at Wild Water West Mondays in August • 4pm Wild Water West Monday Night Bring Your Friends Night! Bring up to 10 people to receive admission for only $40 for the group. This price includes unlimited admission any time after 4pm. INFO (605) 361-9313.

• Enjoy Our South Dakota Raised Beef and Bison and Wild Seafood • Enjoy Summer Menu Items featuring Gourmet Salads and Sandwiches • Jazz Music EVERY Wednesday & Street Muscians EVERY Saturday 6-8pm • NEW! Healthy KIDS Menu • Great Selection Premier Wines and Craft Beers

300 N. Cherapa Place • Sioux Falls, SD (605) 274-1667 • Join us on Facebook www.wildsagegrille.com New Hours - Now Open Saturday for Lunch!

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Mondays at McKennan Monday, August 6 • 7pm East 26th St. & South Second Ave. August 6 - Hazel Miller Band (gospel/blues) August 13 Main Avenue Warehouse August 20 - Mogen’s Heroes. INFO (605) 367-8222. Free Consultation Mondays Mondays, August 6, 13, 20 • 9am - 6pm. Heal With Hypnosis LLC • 3701 W. 49th St. Ste. 203C. (Elevator accessible) Consulting Hypnotist Rebecca Wiener offers complimentary 1-hour consultations. Learn how hypnosis can help you resolve past painful events and move forward. Please call 605-940-8389 or visit www.HealWithHypnosis.com to preschedule your free consultation. Terrific Tuesday Tuesday, August 7 • 4pm Wild Water West Every Tuesday of the 2012 summer is Terrific Tuesday offering unlimited admission for only $5.00 + tax per person with school supply donation from 4pm - 8pm. INFO (605) 361-9313.

st 2 Family Fun Night Wednesday, August 8 • 4pm Wild Water West Wednesday Family Fun Night! Receive half price on unlimited evening admissions between 4pm to 8pm every Wednesday this summer. INFO (605) 361-9313.

Rhythm on the River Wednesdays • 7:30pm Cherapa Place Listen as the soft notes of classic jazz and blues meld with the warm summer air in the city’s most picturesque new setting. The Sioux Falls Jazz & Blues Society presents Rhythm on the River. August 8: Jesse Christen August 15: Serenata with Connie Law August 22: Jazz Diversity Project August 29: Elisabeth Hunstad. INFO (605) 335-6101.


Jason Huneke Show Wednesday, August 1 • 10am, 1pm, 3pm Jason’s show is a fast-paced juggling, unicycling, and manipulation show that involves the audience. JFK Elementary at 10 a.m. Glenview Park at 1 p.m Dan Dugan Park at 3 p.m. INFO (605) 367-8222. Wacky Wednesday Water Carnival Wednesday, August 1 • 6:30pm 2309 Kuehn Park Road 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. INFO (605) 367-8222.

Author Jason Willis Presents Atlas’ Burden Wednesday, August 1 • 7pm Old Courthouse Museum 200 West Sixth Street Author Jason Willis, a Lyons, S.D. native, will present his science fiction Vietnam war-based novel Atlas’ Burden at the Old Courthouse Museum. Books will be available for signing and sale at the presentation. Admission is free. INFO (605)367-4210 or www.siouxlandmuseums.com Starlab Inflatable Planetarium Thursday, August 2 • 1pm, 2pm, 3pm Old Courthouse Museum Sixth St. and Main Ave. 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. (605) 367-4210.

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t 201 Historic Walking Tour of the South End Cathedral District Thursday, August 2 • 6:30pm Pettigrew Home & Museum 131 N. Duluth Avenue Enjoy beautiful summer weather while learning about the Sioux Falls sites you pass by every day. Call 367-4210 to register in advance. $3. INFO (605) 367-4210. Jason Huneke Show Thursday, August 2 • 10am, 1pm, 3pm Jason’s show is a fast-paced juggling, unicycling, and manipulation show that involves the audience. Thursday, August 2: Morningside C.C. at 10 a.m. Meldrum Park at 1 p.m. Linwood Park at 3 p.m. INFO (605) 367-8222.

Theater in the Parks Thursday, August 2 • 7pm McKennan Park East 26th Street and South Second Avenue Discovery Movement Theatre Production of Classics! Two highly-trained, seasoned performers create a world of humor and imagination using illusion, music, juggling, and classic Vaudeville-style physical theater for all ages. 45 minutes All shows are free! INFO (605) 367-8222

Charlie Parr at the Summer Plaza Concert Series Friday, August 3 • noon Old Courthouse Museum Sixth St. & Main Ave. Charlie Parr will perform his guitar driven folk at the Old Courthouse Museum Summer Plaza Concert Series from noon to 1 p.m. The concert will be held in the plaza behind the Old Courthouse Museum. Bring your lunch or purchase one from Kaladi’s. INFO (605) 367-4210.

Downtown Block Party Friday, August 3 • 6pm 8th & Railroad Center 401 E. 8th St. Enjoy live music, food vendors, beer & wine for purchase and shopping at some of the most unique stores in Sioux Falls. Picnic table seating will be provided, but feel free to bring your own lawn chair. There will be two bands each evening. Between the bands, enjoy a Battle for the Arts! Free children’s activities 6pm - 8:30pm. INFO (605) 338-4009.

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Animals on the Amphitheatre Friday, August 3 • 6pm Downtown Riverfront Between 6th & 8th Streets

An all-new event the whole family will love – get up-close and personal with the live animals and artifacts of the famous Great Plains Zoo’s Zoomobile, which will be stopping at the Amphitheatre! Featuring educational and entertaining presentations by knowledgeable zoo staff, Animals on the Amphitheatre brings the zoo to you! Free! INFO (605) 338-4009.


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12 a First Friday Friday, August 3 • 10am Various downtown businesses A special day of shopping, art and entertainment downtown! Many stores stay open late until 8pm. INFO (605) 338-4009. Horse & Carriage Rides Friday, August 3 • 6:30pm - 8:30pm Plaza by 12th & Phillips Relive years past as you pass down Phillips Avenue in a carriage pulled by two majestic horses. Discover simple romance in the heart of your beautiful city every Friday evening June through August. Cost is $5 per rider. INFO (605) 338-4009.

Into the Pit Quarry Tour Friday, August 3 • 9:30am Old Courthouse Museum Sixth St. & Main Ave. Take a trip aboard the historic trolley to an active quarry owned by Concrete Materials and view the modern techniques of quarrying. Guaranteed to provide payloads of information. Space is limited, call 367-4210 to register. Limit 4 spaces per call. Playtime at Pioneer Friday, August 3 •10am Pioneer Park Pine Street and Jessica Avenue Grab your little ones, a sack lunch, and your swimsuits and join

us for a fun morning at Pioneer Park. We will have inflatables, crafts, sidewalk chalk, games, and many more activities. This fun day is open to everyone. 10 years and under. Children ages six and under must be accompanied by someone 16 years old or older. City of Sioux Falls Parks and Recreation. INFO (605) 367-8222.

Theater in the Parks Friday, August 3 • 10am McKennan Park East 26th St. and South Second Ave. Discovery Movement Theatre Production of Classics! Two highly-trained, seasoned performers create a world of humor and imagination using illusion, music, juggling, and classic Vaudeville-style physical theater for all ages. 45 minutes All shows are free! INFO (605) 367-8222. Hy-Vee Day at the Great Plains Zoo Saturday, August 4 • 11am Great Plains Zoo 16th & Kiwanis Enjoy lunch courtesy of Hy-Vee from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., up-close animal encounters, visits from the Zoo’s mascots, and face painting. INFO (605) 367-8313. Outdoor University Saturday, August 4 • 10am The Outdoor Campus • 49th St. and Oxbow Ave.

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augu Join us for our 2nd annual Outdoor University! Try kayaking, fishing, archery, bb guns, laser gun shooting, outdoor cooking, camping skills and more. We’ll have demonstrations of fish and game cleaning, hunting dogs, fish stocking, live trapping large game and much more. FREE family event! INFO (605) 362-2777. Sioux Empire Fair August 4 - 12 W.H. Lyon Fairgrounds We are the best source in South Dakota for family fun, national headline concerts, carnival, commercial displays, and agricultural activities. Join us each year for the highlight of summer! INFO (605) 367-7178. Sioux Falls Municipal Band Concert Sunday, August 5 • 8pm West 4th Street and North Euclid Avenue “Grand Finale” is the theme. INFO (605) 367-8222.

Farm to Feast Tuesday, August 7 • 5pm Falls Park Farmers Market Pavilion near downtown Sioux Falls Help Celebrate 100 years of delivering farm fresh food to Sioux Falls. 27 professional chefs and talented food artists will team up with 16 local farms at our First Annual Farm to Feast event. Each Chef will prepare a dish featuring local foods. Come taste the culinary sampling of local, farm fresh food! Admission: $20 Advance $25 at the door. INFO (605) 543-5678.

The Ballroom Dance Club August 10 • 8pm - 11:30pm El Riad Shrine • 14th and Phillips Ballroom dancing to the music of the Mearl Lake orchestra, guests welcome with tickets $10 each at the door. Yearly membership available. (605) 528-5653. Evening in the Vineyard Friday, August 10 • 6pm 48052 259th St. Brandon, SD. Enjoy an “Evening in the Vineyard” and winery, relax and listen to live music. Purchase a gourmet pizza by Stepping Stone Pizza, bring a lounge chair or blanket and please no pets and no outside alcohol. INFO (605) 582-6471.

Mark Kreitzer at the Summer Plaza Concert Series Friday, August 10 • noon Old Courthouse Museum Sixth St. & Main Ave. Inventive songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Mark Kreitzer will perform from noon to 1 p.m. in the plaza behind the Old Courthouse Museum. Bring your lunch or purchase one from A Taste of Country. The concert will be held indoors in the case of bad weather. INFO (605) 367-4210. Icon Lounge presents Friends by Fire Saturday, August 11 • 7-11pm 402 N. Main Ave. Live outdoor concert. INFO (605) 444-4266.

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ust Quilts & Vines Saturday, August 11 • 10am - 4pm Strawbale Winery 47215 257th St. Renner, SD. Over 300 quilts displayed on the grape vines, buildings. Eight different wines to taste, food vendors, music and entertainment, all outdoors in a beautiful country setting. Some of the ticket proceeds to help Project Linus and Camp Bring It ON. INFO (605) 543-5071.

Stupendous Race Through Our Parks Saturday, August 11 • 9am Pasley Park Off of Southeastern Avenue Join us on this five-mile quest to prove that you are the fastest and smartest in Sioux Falls. Don’t let the distance scare you off. We will be stopping along the way for some friendly competitions. Suitable for all ages. Teams of two to five people will compete along the trail through our beautiful park system. Participants may walk, jog, run, or be pushed in a stroller. Lastminute registration and race check-in will be from 8 to 8:45 a.m., with race beginning at 9 a.m. Registration is required. INFO (605) 978-6930. Kidgits Back to School! August 11 • Empire Mall Join us to celebrate back to school with many crafts, activities, fun and treats! INFO 361-0586.

Princess Party in the Park Sunday, August 12 • 2pm Upper Tuthill – next to Tuthill House Come all princesses! Join us for an elegant ball of fun in a fairytale land. We will have crafts, snacks, games, activities, dancing, and so much more. Please dress as a fairytale character and enter into the contest for the best-dressed princess. Ages 2 and 3 Register by August 10. $10 admission. INFO (605) 978-6928. Sioux Chef Challenge Sunday, August 12 • 5pm Sioux Falls Convention Center Executive or sous chefs from local restaurants and catering companies will create delectable appetizers, entrees and desserts in an effort to be selected best dish of their category. Guest judges will select the winner of each category. Attendees will enjoy dinner and have an opportunity to participate in selecting the “People’s Choice” award recipient. $40 admission. INFO (605) 228-4799. Warm Up Sioux Falls Sunday, August 12 • 1pm Athena Fibers Warm Up Sioux Falls is a part of a national effort to create warm afghans for families in need. Volunteers use leftover yarn to make 7” by 9” sections that are joined together into afghans to donate to Sioux Falls organizations that help families. INFO (605) 271-0741.


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st 20 Historical Tours via Bus Monday, August 13 • 6:30pm Depart from Falls Park west side near Visitor Information Center Sioux Falls Landmarks include individual sites of historic interest throughout the city. Most of the sites on this tour do not have historical markers, so their histories may not be well known. This tour includes things like the U.S.S. South Dakota Battleship Memorial, Seney Island & more. Designed for adults - limited to 23 per tour. Reservations will be taken only one week in advance at 367-8222. INFO (605) 367-8222.

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Historic Walking Tour of Mt. Pleasant Cemetery Thursday, August 16, • 6:30pm Mount Pleasant Cemetery • 2001 E. 12th Enjoy beautiful summer weather while learning about the Sioux Falls sites you pass by every day. $3 admission, please register in advance. INFO (605) 367-4210.

Kid’s Activity Day at the Old Courthouse Museum Thursday, August 16 • 9am Old Courthouse Museum Sixth St. & Main Ave. 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. Call (605)367-4210 for available times.

Patchouli at the Summer Plaza Concert Series Friday, August 17 • noon Old Courthouse Museum Sixth St. & Main Ave. Patchouli will perform their mix of folk, worldbeat, flemenco, and jazz. Bring your lunch or purchase one from The Pickle Barrel. The concert will be held indoors in the case of bad weather. INFO (605) 367-4210. The Closet - Clothing Give-away Saturday, August 18 • 9am - 4pm The Ransom Church 700 North Main Ave. The Closet it one of the ways Ransom Church has chosen to give back to the community of Sioux Falls. If you are in need of clothing, this is your opportunity to come and get what you need — free of charge. Everyone welcome! INFO (605) 339-3733.

Bob Dylan Saturday, August 18 • 8pm Sioux Falls Arena • 1201 N. West Ave. An Evening With BOB DYLAN and His Band, in Show and Concert! Reserved tickets ($49.50 plus applicable fees). INFO www.bobdylan.com or (605) 367-7288. Downtown LIVE Saturday, August 18 4pm gates open, music 5pm Falls Park West by 5th & Phillips

012 This thrilling music extravaganza promises to deliver a fun and exciting evening of entertainment featuring Candlebox & Indigenous. Open 5:00 - 11:00 Music. Bring a lawn chair, and enjoy a variety of food and beverage vendors. Call 3384009 if you’re interested in volunteering at Downtown LIVE. Volunteers receive a free event t-shirt and free admission. Swing Dance Program at the Old Courthouse Museum Sunday, August 19 • 1pm 200 West Sixth Street Learn to swing dance at the Old Courthouse Museum! Beginning swing dance lessons from 1-1:30p.m. with open dancing from 1:30-4 p.m. Beginners are welcome, all ages, no partner needed. INFO (605) 367-4210.




Minnehaha County Towns Exhibit Opening Reception Thursday, August 23 • 5pm - 8pm Old Courthouse Museum Sixth St. and Main Ave. Get to know your County Towns at the exhibit opening reception for the Minnehaha County Towns exhibit. Get the first look at the exhibit, and enjoy refreshments with the museums staff, volunteers, and guests. INFO (605) 367-4210. Evening in the Vineyard Friday, August 24 • 6pm Wilde Prairie Winery 48052 259th St. Brandon, SD. Enjoy an “Evening in the Vineyard” and winery, relax and listen to live music. Purchase a gourmet pizza by Stepping Stone Pizza, bring a lounge chair or blanket and please no pets and no outside alcohol. INFO (605) 582-6471.

Megonia at the Summer Plaza Concert Series Friday, August 24 • noon - 1pm Old Courthouse Museum • Sixth St. and Main Ave. Megonia will perform music from the deepest Appalachia to the Dustbowl West in the plaza of the Old Courthouse Museum. Bring your lunch or purchase one from Kaladi’s. The concert will be held indoors in the case of bad weather. INFO (605) 367-4210. Heart Walk Saturday, August 25 • 8am Falls Park – Downtown Sioux Falls We’re walking to save lives. Please join us at the... Eastern South Dakota Heart Walk. Register online at SouthDakotaHeartWalk.org to form a team, win great prizes and help prevent the No.1 cause of death in South Dakota—heart disease and stroke. Funds raised support medical research, public awareness, provide education and advocacy efforts of the American Heart Association. INFO (605) 366-7022. Creedence Clearwater Revisited Saturday August 25 • 8pm Grand Falls Casino Resort. Tickets $25 & $45. 877-5114FUN. www.grandfallscasinoresort.com.

Naomi Crotty loves the thrill of bargain hunting and transforming those treasures to her taste. This effort makes her The Blessed Door’s Frugal Room Contest winner. Armed with the passion of a frugal find, Naomi’s furniture consignment and other found items have transformed her family’s new home. From painting and recovering mismatched furniture, to dying wedding fabric in her bathtub to decorate the nursery, her room transformations wow her family and friends. Congratulations Naomi on piecing it all together to design your fabulous Frugal Rooms!

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12th Annual Jam Against Hunger Sunday August 26 • 1-6 pm Terrace Park Bandshell • 4th & Euclid, Help fight hunger with the 12th Annual Jam against Hunger. The event is free, but we encourage you to bring a nonperishable food item or cash donation to benefit Feeding South Dakota. Last year we raised 28,000. We beat our record every year. Help us do it again this year. INFO (605) 336-0751 Swing Dance Program at the Old Courthouse Museum Sunday, August 26 • 1pm Old Courthouse Museum • 200 W. Sixth Street Learn to swing dance at the Old Courthouse Museum! Beginning swing dance lessons from 1-1:30p.m. with open dancing from 1:30-4 p.m. Beginners are welcome, all ages, no partner needed. INFO (605) 367-4210.

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hat do you get when a construction business owner marries a furniture store marketing professional? A beautiful, custom-built home on the shores of Wall Lake. Chad and Sarah Javers were married in October of 2011 and moved into their new home in November. The project took less than six months to complete, and the couple worked hand-inhand to put it all together.

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Chad is the owner of Javers Construction, and his past design and construction projects provided much of the inspiration for this Wall Lake home. The exterior of the house and several walls inside, including walls in the living room, master bedroom and lower level family room, feature dry stacked stone. According to Sarah, one of Chad’s signature design elements

is the intricate ceilings. “You’ll rarely see a flat ceiling in Chad’s work,” she says. A tray ceiling breaks up an “ordinary” ceiling to create variations in height and shape. In the Javers home, the tray ceilings are multi-layered in the master bedroom, octagonal in the kitchen, and deeply coffered in the living room. Dimmable lighting within the tray ceiling provides a great opportunity to

set the mood of the room. The spacious floor plan provides plenty of living space for the Javers family, which includes Sarah’s son and a new baby due in December. But, the rich, dark brown knotty alder wood and Asian hand-scraped hardwood floor create a sense of warmth and coziness throughout the house. Sarah is a self-proclaimed minimalist. “I have a hard time

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committing to a hole in the wall,” she laughs as she explains why there aren’t more pictures hanging or “things” on shelves. “For us, our style is more in the design and architecture of the house rather than collectibles and knick-knacks.” That design and architecture also includes features like

arched doorways, granite kitchen countertops, double vanities in the bathrooms and a wealth of built-in storage throughout the house, including cabinets in the master bedroom walk-in closet with special space designed just for Sarah’s shoes (“and it was HIS idea,” she says). While many of the home’s features add visual impact,

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others were included for comfort, conservation and convenience. They used energy-saving materials in the building process, and most of the home’s lighting is on a controlled system that

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allows them to adjust levels to conserve energy. For added convenience, they can access lighting controls with the TV remote and their cell phones.

Chad and Sarah’s master suite definitely has the feeling of comfort with a fireplace built into the signature dry stack stone wall, an oversized chair next to the window looking out onto

the lake, and a master bath featuring a walk-in shower with beautiful tile work and multiple shower heads controlled by a programmable electronic keypad.

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Convenience is key in the kitchen, which offers a great space for cooking and entertaining, with a gas stove top, double oven and an island for additional workspace. All of the granite for the kitchen countertops came from the same stone, so one pattern is carried throughout the space. The knotty alder from doors and trim around the house provides a rich finish to the cabinetry, and the pull-out trays for canned goods and spices, as well as the walk-in pantry, provide enviable kitchen storage. Just off the kitchen is an entry from the garage and the main

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floor laundry, with built in lockers for coats, boots and shoes that can be kept neatly out of sight. For those times when the Javers aren’t outside, they can entertain downstairs with a movie on the large flat screen TV that is mounted in a custom-created space on the wall. Or, they can gather around the poker table in the bar area, which has built-in shelving, along with a full-size refrigerator, popcorn machine and an old slot machine from Las Vegas for a little touch of novelty.

Sarah’s son enjoys his space in the house, with his bedroom as well as a kid-friendly game room in the spare room in the lower level. Once again, the walk-in closet and built-in storage offers plenty of space for books, games, Legos and more. As much as they enjoy all of the features inside their home, it is the waterfront area that really makes this house a jewel on the shoreline of Wall Lake. A concrete driveway along the side of the house connects front to back, leading to a spacious backyard and an area made for entertaining.

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Sarah says they weren’t sure what to call this area, because “patio” and “deck” were too confusing with the areas attached to the house and “boat house” didn’t really seem to fit. The area includes a bar, granite counters on concrete block, a large grill and an insulated cooler made from a metal pickup toolbox. The roof covering has recessed lighting, and there is a heating tower for cool evenings and a wall-mounted fan for warm days. “As the guys were working on this area, they started referring to it as the ‘Whiskey Fort,’ and the name stuck.”

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Now, the words “Whiskey Fort” are cut into the metal in front of the cooler, and are featured on an aged-look metal sign on the wall. The benefit of Chad being “in the business,” Sarah says, is that he knew exactly what needed to happen at each stage as they built their home. The down side is that when he builds a house, it is eventually going to be for sale. Sarah isn’t in any hurry to sell this home by the lake, but she knows that if that happens somewhere down the road, she and Chad will once again create a home together as a family.

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“Our journeys took us to Brandon, Tea, Flandreau, Canton and points beyond. What we found was more than just a few good steaks; we found quaint little adventures, right in our own backyard. ”


any years ago, my beloved and I and two very good friends spent a better part of a summer exploring the small town steakhouses just outside of Sioux Falls. Yes, Sioux Falls offers an abundance of great restaurants, but we thought it would be fun to do a little comparison of what kind of offerings we could find in the communities just outside of the city limits. Our journeys took us to Brandon, Tea, Flandreau, Canton and points beyond. What we found was more than just a few good steaks; we found quaint little adventures, right in our own backyard. These little trips came to mind a couple of weeks ago when another couple picked us up at our house and we headed off for dinner. This time we ventured a little bit further than normal, but what we found at the end was a gem of a restaurant in LeMars, Iowa. More on that later. While the quality of food varies greatly, we have come to learn that most of the small town steakhouses feel very comfortable, kind of like an old friend’s house. I’ve often wondered if Chinese

restaurants all got their décor delivered from the same truck; each one gets the same lanterns, red wallpaper and plastic gold dragon wall art. They all seem to have come out of the same catalog. Steakhouses are much the same; wood paneled walls circa 1972, melamine salad bowls and the three-option salad dressing server. It’s just a different catalog. I’m not saying that’s a bad thing. That predictable look makes them all the more comfortable. Don’t let the décor scare you; it seems to me that they are focusing on the food not remodeling. Through these visits I’ve learned a few things. First, always ask the server for suggestions, because 9 times out of 10, that waitress has been working there since the wood paneling was installed. She knows what is good, and she won’t be afraid to tell you. If she says order the onion rings or the ribeye, I’ll order the onion rings or ribeye. Second, skip the wine list. With one exception, the wine list is short and not that good; inexpensive table wines, white zinfandel and wines by the glass that probably



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come out of a box. But the cocktails are stiff and inexpensive, so that’s the safer way to go. Lesson 3, designate a driver. The exception to the wine list rule? Archie’s Waeside in LeMars, Iowa. It’s a little further than we usually venture; 70 miles and we generally stay within 45, but it’s worth the extra drive. Archie’s is, in many ways, the typical steakhouse. Larger than most, they had to order two of the décor packages back in 1972. The wood paneling is warm, the booths are well worn and the food is served from stainless steel carts. Our server that night had been there 18 years, another who brought the wine, has spent the last 35 years in that apron. If someone works there that long, it must be a pretty good place. And the wine list? Ask and they will show you a list of rare and exquisite wines from all around the globe. If you can’t decide, ask what Bob (the third generation owner) recommends. He’s been to the vineyards; he knows the winemakers and he will guide you to great selections. Seriously, designate a driver. This is a wine list worth digging into. Our dinner partner’s knowledge of wine far exceeds mine and even she was stumped as to what to order. We tried two of Bob’s suggestions, and spent the rest of the night talking about why each bottle was better than the other. We started with a cheese course that included outstanding Iowa-made cheddar and a buttermilk bleu from Sonoma. Bob insisted that we try the onion rings, and he threw in some fried zucchini, fresh from the garden. We were getting full before we

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even ordered the steaks, but that didn’t stop us. The steaks are hand cut and dry-aged right there. I’ve had a lot of steaks in a lot of towns, but none that could hold a candle to Archie’s. I’m not exaggerating when I say these steaks rival any I’ve ever eaten, anywhere. And I hesitate to say this, but the steaks are cheap, which is good, because you’ll spend your money on the wine. Oh, that wine list! One thing stands out in the memories of each of these excursions; the time we spent with friends. The food ranged from pretty good to outstanding, but the company of our friends filled each night with memories that were better than anything on the menu. Sure, we could have gone to one of the great restaurants here in town (we often do), but we wouldn’t have spent as much time together. When we made the conscience decision to get out of town, we were committing to spending time in the car; talking, sharing and laughing and extending the event from an hour or two across the table, to an entire evening. Our trip to Archie’s lasted almost six hours and every minute was filled with laughter, stories and friendship. And wine, did I mention the wine list? Who’s up for a road trip? Do yourself a favor, eat something good today. Between trips to out-of-the-way dinners, Jim creates advertising at ADwërks, his small ad agency in uptown Sioux Falls.

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o, don’t worry; you’re not in the wrong section. This is a wine article, I promise, not a riveting documentary on melanin-rich fowl. Growing up in Florence, Italy, I had the privilege of sipping local wines at a young age. Luckily for me, the local wine of Florence is Chianti! It’s still one of my favorite wines to drink to this day, especially on a warm August night with some penne and homemade marinara sauce. When it comes to picking out a good bottle of Chianti, here’s the golden rule: pick one with the black rooster on it! I started doing a little more research on the origins of this peculiar symbol that appears on some of the best bottles that Tuscany has to offer.

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The original Chianti was defined in 1716 by the Medici family and included the area around Gaiole, Greve, Radda and Castellina. The borders were extended and redrawn in 1932 to stretch to the north of Florence, south to Castelnuovo Berardenga, west to Tavarnelle Val di Pesa, and east to the Chianti Mountains. There are now 8 sub-zones: Classico, Colli Aretini, Colli Fiorentino, Colline Pisano, Colli Senesi, Montalbano, Montespertoli, and Rufina. But here is the interesting story that I am constantly in search of: the legend of the rooster! Gallo Nero which in Italian means black rooster, is the symbol for the region’s Chianti Classico producers association, and you will

find it on the necks of the bottles from this region. Its origins (keep in mind the story comes from an old man from Siena) began in the 12th century when Florence and its rival Siena were continually warring over the rich territories between the two cities. Legend has it that they would resolve this quarrel with a race involving two knights, one from each city. The rules were agreed upon...the two knights would start the race when the cock crows. The point where the knights meet would be the new border. This is where it gets interesting...allegedly the Florentines had a black rooster which they kept unfed for days, so by the morning of the race it crowed well before dawn. Thus, the Florentines

had an advantage because their knight left first and rode many miles deeper into rival territory, reaching Fonterutoli, a territory of Castellina. So the border was established in Castellina, close to Siena, in a place they named Croce Fiorentina. The only thing I like better than a good bottle of wine is a good story that goes with it! Next time you’re at your local wine store, be sure to peruse the Chianti section. Check the neck of the bottle for the infamous black rooster, a sure sign that you are getting an original Chianti. Carpe Chianti! For all of your wine questions, contact Riccardo at riccardovino@sio.midco.net

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Check out one of our many classes and ongoing Knit Alongs, join us Thursday nights from 6 to 8 for “Knitting on the Porch”. For class listings check our website. Available at Athena Fibers, 3915 S. Hawthorne, 271-0741, www.athenafibers.com.

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Relax and enjoy a beverage or delicious meal on our patio with an exclusive view of the Riverfront Amphitheater at Wild Sage Grille, 300 North Cherapa Place. (605) 274-1667 or www.wildsagegrille.com

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Make reservations now for our 7 Year Anniversary, September 7 and 8. Includes two evenings of music, food and drink specials, and samba dancing. Carnaval Brazilian Grill. 2401 S. Carolyn Ave. (605) 361-6328. carnavalbraziliangrill.com

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Relaxing with friends and family around the fire pit just got even better. The Heritage Collection by Agio is just one of many great seasonal sets at closeout prices at the Furniture Mart. The group includes four spring chairs with cushions in Sunbrella fabric, throw pillows, a 48” fire pit that doubles as a table, screened dome, lid and fire implement for just $997 (that’s 55% off!). 2101 W. 41st St. (605) 336-1600.

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Riddle’s delectable mocha diamonds are a tempting treat in pretty pink gold. See the collection at Riddle’s Jewelry on the corner of 41st and Louise. 605-361-0911.

Down on the Corner Join us for a night of music under the stars; just over the border. Creedence Clearwater Revisited – Saturday August 25th at 8 p.m. Grand Falls Casino Resort. Tickets $25 & $45. 877-511-4FUN. www.grandfallscasinoresort.com.

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For a more casual look, try a Trollbeads leather bracelet. They are available in six different colors to match any mood or outfit. Trollbeads, The Original Since 1976. Available at Holsen Hus. 225 S. Phillips Ave. 331-4700.

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Summer Extravaganza!

Join us for our Summer Extravaganze on Saturday, August 11. Eye exams for children and adults, significant discounts and drawings for free items! Fun activities for all ages! 8am - 3pm. Dakota Vision Center. 5012 S. Bur Oak Place. (605) 361-1680.

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The Simon Kidgits Club is a fun, informative program that focuses on health, wellness, education, safety and entertainment for children ages 3-8. For more information, contact The Empire Mall. (605) 361-3301.

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best dish, best presentation and best use of fusion winners. Attendees will also sample the dishes and vote on the people’s choice award. The event is expected to draw 300 people. “It will be an elegant evening of great food and good-willed competition,” said co-chair of the event, Elizabeth Duffy. Funds raised will benefit the Diversity Kiwanis Club of Sioux Falls and be used toward their mission to serve children of the world. Tickets are $40 or two for $75 and can be purchased by contacting Elizabeth Duffy at (605) 228-4799 or elizabeth@ advanamortgage.com.

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magine being swept away by one of the most powerful and electrifying voices of our time: internationally acclaimed bass-baritone, Samuel Ramey. “If dark chocolate had a sound, it would be Ramey’s voice,”—Charles Passy, The Record. Experience Ramey’s amazing voice as the curtain opens on Mozart’s fantastical opera The Magic Flute in the Mary Sommervold Hall of the Washington Pavilion, September 15 at 7:30 p.m. and September 16 at 2:30 p.m. Celebrating their 10th Anniversary, Sounds of South Dakota, Inc. is the first local opera company to produce and present a fully staged opera on the main stage of the Washington Pavilion. Ramey performs the role of Sarastro on stage for the very first time in his career. Maestro Delta David Gier conducts the South Dakota Symphony Orchestra, and Dr. Lisa Grevlos, president of Sounds of South Dakota, Inc., stages the opera. Opera icon, Samuel Ramey, a fixture at the Metropolitan Opera, La Scala, and virtually

every other major opera house around the world, is the definitive American bass recording star, winning nearly every music award including three Grammys. Emerging young artists and Sioux Falls natives, Eric Wassenaar and Alyssa Nance, along with many highly talented regional vocalists complete the cast of The Magic Flute.

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he ultimate escape from city living, Lanesboro, Minnesota, has peace and quiet with no stoplights or franchises in sight. Said to be the premier Arts and Culture destination of the Midwest, the town is settled in the Bluffs of the Root River Valley. Lanesboro was recognized by Mother Earth News on the “Great Places You’ve (Maybe) Never Heard Of ” list mentioning the cultural and natural attractions the town has to offer. It was also named one of America’s Prettiest Towns by Yahoo! Travel / Forbes Traveler for scenic beauty and small town charm. There are so many wonderful things to do in Lanesboro. Enjoy an Old Order Amish tour, and visit an 1890s living history site. Walk a tour of historic Lanesboro, and take a ride from Molly the Trolley. Stop by Lanesboro Arts Center to enjoy some local art, and educate yourself with a trip to the Lanesboro Historical Museum. You could also schedule a group tour of the Lanesboro State Fish Hatchery, one of five state cold water hatcheries managed by the Minnesota Department of Natural Recourses. Also be sure to check out Frank Wright’s studio and shop, where

he creates amazing spoons, utensils and chopsticks out of local hardwoods. The Stone Mill Hotel & Suites offers themed rooms and suites with its decor symbolizing the past uses of the building. And there are several privately-owned bed & breakfasts, resorts, vacation rentals, and historic inns in Lanesboro, with plenty of variety to choose from. With over 14 bed and breakfasts, Lanesboro has been named the Bed and Breakfast Capital of Minnesota. There is also an abundant shopping experience available to visitors in Lanesboro, from furniture to wine, you’ll find something for anyone. Find a quirky bird feeder at Avian Acres’ Wild Bird Supply; paint your own pottery at Potiche Pottery and Gifts; and purchase a delicious bottle of fresh fruit wine at Scenic Valley Winery. Enjoy a soothing therapeutic massage at Prana Healing Center Massage Therapy, or take part in an energy therapy option at Lanesboro Day Spa. The amount of outdoor activities to enjoy in and around Lanesboro is reason enough to visit for at least a weekend.

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Root River provides way for thrilling kayak and canoe trips. Be sure to bring along your bike and enjoy the ultimate riding experience on the magnificent paved Root River State Bike Trail, meandering through thick forests, tall limestone bluffs, and pretty, serene little towns. With the option to choose your

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attractions in the country, Niagara Cave is just outside of downtown Lanesboro and offers a one-hour guided tour. Food is celebrated often in Lanesboro, which is also the named the Rhubarb Capital of Minnesota. Known for its excellent restaurants and fresh, organic foods, Lanesboro offers a dining

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span that will soothe every appetite and mood. Enjoy a famous omelette at Chat N’ Chew for breakfast; have a daily comfort food special off of Highland Cafe’s menu for lunch or enjoy a classic 1950s meal made from scratch at the Pedal Pusher’s Cafe and Pedaler’s Roast Coffee Bar. For dinner, enjoy pasta, steak or seafood at Intermission, and enjoy a glass of wine at Old Village Hall Restaurant & Pub, which received the Best of the Midwest, 2010 Midwest Living Wine Spectator Award of Excellence. And you can’t skip dessert when you can visit Aroma Pie Shop,

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featuring their World Famous Pie baked fresh each morning, along with other delicious menu items. Or choose Another Time Ice Cream Parlor & Chocolates, with 15 flavors of Bridgeman’s Ice Cream available. With several more exciting restaurants, your tastebuds will not leave Lanesboro disappointed. Who doesn’t love fresh foods, charming bed and breakfasts, bike trails and rhubarb? A visit to Lanesboro is one that will surely be delightful. Caution: repeated trips here may occur. Relax, reboot, and have fun.

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“It’s important that patients with GERD don’t ignore their symptoms. Left untreated, GERD can cause inflammation and scarring in the esophagus, leading to difficulty swallowing.”

the esophagus or even the throat, because one or both of the sphincters at either end of the esophagus isn’t working properly, said Dr. Cristina Hill Jensen, gastroenterologist with Avera Medical Group Gastroenterology. When the lower sphincter between the stomach and esophagus relaxes at the wrong time or too often, it usually causes the classic symptoms of frequent heartburn, nausea or indigestion. When the upper sphincter at the top of the

esophagus is also not working properly, stomach acid backs up into the throat or “voice box.” This causes symptoms like constant throat clearing, frequent coughing, a feeling that there’s a lump in your throat, or excessive mucous when eating. Another less common symptom of GERD is non-cardiac chest pain, which may make the patient feel like he or she is having a heart attack. If you have symptoms like this, you have plenty of company.

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“Fifty percent of people, at some point in their lifetime, experience symptoms of reflux, and 10 to 15 percent of the population have significant reflux disease,” said Dr. Christopher Hurley, gastroenterologist with Avera Medical Group Gastroenterology. Fortunately, GERD is easily treated. The first thing your doctor may suggest is diet and lifestyle changes, Dr. Hill Jensen said. This includes eating smaller meals, not eating before bedtime, avoiding caffeine and other triggers of heartburn such as spicy foods, and not lying down immediately after eating. Antacids like Mylanta, Tums or Rolaids might be helpful for occasional heartburn. But if the symptoms keep coming back, the next line of defense is often an over-the-counter acid reducer. These medications fall into two categories, including H2 blockers – like Pepcid AC, Tagamet, and Zantac, and proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) – like Prilosec, Nexium and Prevacid. “These medications can be safely used long term,” Dr. Hurley said. Some patients are concerned that PPIs may place them at higher risk for osteoporosis, but because the benefits of taking these medications outweigh the risks, Dr. Hurley said doctors usually recommend taking the medication, while supplementing with additional calcium and vitamin D. “Most patients get better on these medications, with few side effects,” Dr. Hill Jensen added. If GERD does not get better on medications, or if patients don’t want to take medications for the long term, surgery is an option. “Medications are not a cure for reflux – they simply reduce the acid. The actual problem is mechanical,” said Dr. Brad Thaemert, surgeon with Surgical Institute of South Dakota. This mechanical problem is fixed through a procedure known as Nissen fundoplication. The surgery is done minimallyinvasively, through laparoscopy or robotic surgery. “It can also be a “scarless” technique with all instruments inserted through a single incision in the navel,” Dr. Thaemert said. It’s important that patients with GERD don’t ignore their symptoms. Left untreated, GERD can cause inflammation and scarring in the esophagus, leading to difficulty swallowing. What’s more, untreated GERD can cause cells in the esophagus to change. This condition is known as Barrett’s esophagus, and people who have it are at higher risk for developing esophageal cancer – a life-threatening disease. If you have had symptoms of GERD for some time, your doctor may recommend an upper endoscopy to rule out Barrett’s or any other serious condition. Warning signs that require a doctor’s attention include weight loss, symptoms which are not responsive to medications, vomiting, severe chest pain, or a sensation of food getting stuck in the chest region. To learn more, go to www.AveraDigestiveDisease.org

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t’s the time to get ready for school again, and one thing that is always needed is a notebook. In honor of the notebook, here are some cute and fun ways to use them in crafts with your kids. From creative notebook covers to actually wearing a notebook paper T-shirt, who knew notebooks could be so much fun?

Materials Needed: Spiral-bound notebook, extra wide fuzzy pipe cleaners in a variety of colors, tacky glue, and colored paper. Instructions: Glue the pipe cleaners in the order of colors you desire onto the cover of the notebook. Fold the ends of the pipe cleaners against the top and bottom edges of the inside cover, then glue a sheet of colored paper on the inside to conceal the ends. You now have a soft and colorful notebook that will be more fun to use than a plain one.

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Food Box Notebook Cover Materials Needed: Spiral-bound notebook, some colorful food boxes, ruler, mini-hole punch, jewelry pliers, and scissors. Instructions: Cut your box of choice down to size using a notebook page as a template. Carefully remove the wire from the notebook. Mark the holes on the back of the cut box cover and use a mini hole punch to punch them out. Make sure that this hole punch makes mini holes, not regular sized holes. Line up the holes while holding the notebook together, and replace the wire coil. Bend the ends of the wire back into place to secure. Use a decorative punch on the corners of the box notebook cover to give it an extra special finished look.

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Notebook Paper Dry Erase Board Materials Needed: Cut frame to match the size of the paper, notebook paper, dry erase markers, and extra decor for the frame. Instructions: Place the notebook paper inside your frame. Decorate the corner of the frame with any sort of fabric or scrapbook decoration you desire. Use dry erase markers to leave your messages and to make your lists for your back to school needs! This also makes a very cute gift for teachers.

College Ruled T-Shirts Materials Needed: White T-shirt, black paint pen, blue and red fabric paint, paint brush, wide masking tape, and poster board. Instructions: Put the poster board inside the shirt to make sure the paint doesn’t leak to the back. Take the masking tape and tape off the shirt where you want the blue lines to be. Remember, this is supposed to look like notebook paper, so be pretty precise on your spacing. Feel free to let the tape go over the edges of the shirt and stick to the surface below to ensure it stays in place when you paint. Using the blue paint, paint between the paint and let dry. Remove the tape once it is dry, and put two pieces of tape down vertically, leaving a space where you want the red line to go. Paint red between the tape and let dry. Using a black paint pen, have your child help you write their name on the top line, as if it were a piece of paper. When everything is dry, remove the tape from the red line and the poster board from inside the shirt, and you have a college ruled T-shirt that will be sure to turn heads!

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so we decided on airplanes because he loves things that fly. Our next project for his room is a battlefield. He loves playing battle games on Xbox, so we decided that would be super neat when his friends are over playing that his entire room looks like a battlefield.” Changing up the space has always given it a renewed sense of personal style, as well as a space to feature Cindy’s overabundance of imagination and creativity. Cindy uses her personal imagination to transform and reinvent Ayden’s bedroom, which also lends new identities for the space that will highlight

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his personality. “Kids rooms are so fun to do because you can just get crazy with it — no limits,” says Cindy. “I have such a fun time doing it! I love decorating, but kids rooms are my favorite thing to do because you can let your imagination go wild!” The whimsical room is quaint in terms of size, but very big and bold with its colors and décor. The entire room is painted with vivid red and bluish hues, and features numerous personalized accents. From the hand-painted walls and furniture to the homemade bulletin board, each detail embraces Ayden’s love of things that fly and Cindy’s love of DIY-projects. “I purchased some inexpensive crates and painted them white for all his books. I really had fun with his dresser and used chalkboard paint for the fronts of them so he could write what was in each drawer to stay organized,” she says. “I also did that on the front of his toy chest. I made his bulletin board, so he could pin up his

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artwork. I bought his dressers at Kmart. I didn’t want to spend a lot since I knew I wanted to paint the front of them. I also changed the knobs out to make them more interesting.” A customized and hand-painted map on the wall adds worldly character. “I knew that I wanted to do vintage airplanes, so I started looking on the Internet for ideas on different airplanes. I saw a nautical map and thought it would be awesome to do one entire wall a map with an island just for Ayden,” says Cindy. “The wall map is Ayden’s favorite part of the room. It glows in the dark and serves as a nightlight when he goes to bed.” Ayden’s room is proof that his mother, Cindy, is an incubator of new and innovative ideas, and she’s also very good at implementing those ideas into nearly unimaginable realities. However, perhaps the most significant element of the endless redesigns and remodels of Ayden’s room is that it’s a true collaboration and labor of love between mother and son. There is no other way the love between them could be more keenly felt than after you step into Ayden’s room. It’s evident in every personalized detail. The focus was and always has been on Ayden and his interests. Lastly, the room also demonstrates that together as a team, the sky is the limit.

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Working Out For Two: How to Exercise Safely Through Pregnancy

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hen Jamie Conroy was preparing for the birth of her first baby she made sure to prepare herself physically. As a certified personal trainer, she taught a class on exercising in pregnancy at Sanford Wellness Center. “Working Out for Two” was both her job and her personal goal. “I knew I’d need the endurance and the energy, both before and after my baby was born,” says Conroy, as her 10-day-old son Carter naps nearby. “For all the sleep I’m not getting, I seem to have plenty of energy.”

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“Exercise helps women get in shape and prepared for a vaginal delivery; they’re ready for labor. Labor is hard work.”

A Healthy Habit Exercise is an essential part of a healthy pregnancy, says Sanford Health obstetrician Kristin Hermanson, MD. For most women with low risk pregnancies, exercising a minimum of 30 minutes a day during pregnancy has incredible health benefits for both the new mother and her growing baby. “There are so many reasons we recommend this,” Dr. Hermanson said. “Exercise helps women get in shape and prepared for a vaginal delivery; they’re ready for labor. Labor is hard work.”

Women who exercise during pregnancy have fewer problems with excessive weight gain in either themselves or their baby. They are better able to handle the physical challenges of carrying a baby and bounce back physically faster after the baby is born, Dr. Hermanson says. Some expectant moms with “high-risk” pregnancies or complicating conditions might have some restrictions on exercise, the doctor says. Women in danger of pre-term labor, with a growth-restricted baby or low amniotic fluid levels might be advised to watch their activity levels, she says. Women

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In general, a pregnant woman’s exercise level is dependant on her level of fitness prior to pregnancy. Unless an activity puts a woman at risk to fall or strike her abdomen, she should be able to do it while pregnant with a few modifications, Dr. Hermanson says. “If you’re a runner before you’re pregnant, you can probably continue to run,” Dr. Hermanson says. “If you’ve never run before, it’s not a good time to start running, but you can still try to stay physically fit.” Even a woman who has never exercised before should be able to take up walking or swimming, doing some light weight lifting or riding a stationary bike, she says. “It’s never to late to get started,” the doctor says.

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Whatever activity she chooses, she should make sure that she doesn’t lay on her back after the first trimester of pregnancy because it is harder to get good blood flow to the baby. She should also make sure that she isn’t pushing her heart rate too high. “Rather than worry about your heart rate, it’s better to make sure that you’re able to talk comfortably,” the doctor said. “If you’re gasping for air while you’re exercising, you’re working too hard.”

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Since Conroy was already in good shape prior to her pregnancy, she tried to maintain most of her usual exercises, adjusting her activity to accommodate her changing shape and growing baby. She ran, worked out on an elliptical machine and did strength training. She learned to adjust her routine, modifying exercises that gave her pains in her calves and lower back. “I noticed that at times I didn’t have the endurance I used to have, but you learn what you can do,” she says. “Generally I found that it gave me energy. I felt good almost all the time.” Conroy said it was fun to bring her newborn son back to meet her students in the “Working Out For Two” class. After her pregnancy and delivery, she can tell the women she helps with experience that the exercise makes life better for both baby and mother. “I want to motivate pregnant women to be exercising,” Conroy said. “I can attest to the benefits. We new moms need all the energy we can get.”

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Adventures on the Farm by Denise Heisinger Exciting things happen on a farm throughout the year. Written in rhyme, this book describes all the beautiful changes that occur as the seasons flow one into another. With baby lambs, spring flowers, the fall harvest and romping in the snow, children want to read this book over and over. It is a great read aloud to people of all ages. The illustrations leap off the pages, and children want to get out their colors to recreate their own farm scenes. Ages 2 and up dkheisinger@santel.net

The Baby That Roared by Simon Puttock When Mr. and Mrs. Deer find a little antlered bundle on the doorstep, Mrs. Deer thinks their wish for a baby has come true; Mr. Deer thinks that the baby is very, very peculiar. It won’t stop roaring, so they ask advice from friends and family, who in turn send them off to fetch what they think the baby needs. But each time Mr. and Mrs. Deer return home from an errand, someone is missing and the baby is still roaring. It takes wise old Granny Bear to spot the problem. The baby’s not a baby - it’s a little monster! A very hungry monster at that... Ages 3 yrs and up Candlewick Press

Jack and the Baked Beanstalk by Colin Stimpson Jack and his mom run a little café, but business has dried up and they’re nearly broke. So when Jack comes home with only an old can of baked beans in return for their last few pennies, his mother throws it out the window. Overnight it grows into a gigantic baked beanstalk, which takes Jack to the castle of a giant who spends all his time counting his huge fortune. Jack helps the giant to find something more fun to do, and saves the café in the process! Ages 3 yrs - 6 yrs Candlewick Press

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Pip and Posy: The Scary Monster by Axel Scheffler It’s a rainy day, so Posy decides to stay at home and do some baking. With the cupcakes safely in the oven, she settles down to lick the bowl when a large, blue, furry paw appears at her window. A moment later, a monster walks in- oh, no! But something about the monster looks familiar... Pip and Posy are friends (most of the time!) in the newest title in this series about the dramas of toddler life. Ages 2 yrs - 5 yrs Candlewick Press

Bert and Ernie Go Camping by Sesame Workshop Join Bert and Ernie on a camping adventure, where they discover that size is a big clue when following tracks, that some objects (like lunch) don’t float as well as others, and that nature is full of fun surprises. Each set offers four simple, funny stories starring favorite Sesame Street characters. Ages 4 yrs - 7 yrs Candlewick Press

The Midnight Zoo by Sonya Hartnett When the Germans attack their Romany encampment during World War II, Andrej and his younger brother, Tomas, flee through a ravaged countryside under cover of darkness, guarding a secret bundle. Their journey leads to a bombedout town, where the boys discover a hidden wonder: a zoo filled with creatures in need of hope. Like Andrej and Tomas, the animals — wolf and eagle, monkey and bear, lioness and seal, kangaroo and llama — have stories to share and a mission to reclaim their lives. Master storyteller Sonya Hartnett crafts a magical and moving fable about war and redemption...and what it means to be free. Ages 10 yrs and up Candlewick Press

Letters to Leo by Amy Hest illustrator: Julia Denos The joys and trials of fourth grade - and of life with her father now that her mother is gone play out in charming letters from Annie to her dog, Leo. Annie Rossi never, ever thought her father would let her have a dog. But now that he’s finally given in, she’s found the perfect ear for the stories of her day. She just writes them in a notebook hidden under the bed and reads them to Leo in her soft night voice, like the one her mother used when reading to Annie at bedtime before she died. And Annie sure has a million stories to tell! Ages 8 yrs - 12 yrs Candlewick Press

Create with Maisy by Lucy Cousins Why does Maisy keep a Big Box of Everything, filled with glitter, sequins, foil, stickers, paint, brushes, paper, and tons more stuff? Because she loves to make things! Children as young as two will be thrilled to follow her lead, thanks to a brand-new Maisy format featuring both familiar illustrations and photographs by Lucy Cousins. Here are crystal-clear steps for creating seventeen simple crafts, highlighted by photos of the end result. Enjoy making things from painted pebbles to paper lanterns, food collages to feathered masks, and wax-relief paintings to wonderful vegetable animals. As spectacular looking as it is hands-on, here is an activity book sure to please parents as much as it does Maisy’s little fans. Ages 2 yrs - 5 yrs Candlewick Press

AlphaOops! The Day Z Went First by Alethea Kontis It’s chaos! It’s pandemonium! And it’s definitely not as easy as A-B-C! Filled with visually humorous details, Bob Kolar’s colorful illustrations are the perfect foil for Alethea Kontis’s snappy story about the comic confusion that comes when the letters of the alphabet, like a class of unruly children, step out of order and show that each one has a mind of its own. Now in paperback! Ages 4 yrs - 8 yrs Candlewick Press

Before I Disappear by Barb Herding A fictional tale of 16-year-old Lauren Stafford and the teenagers she meets when she is hospitalized as a result of her eating disorder that has spiraled out of control. This book uses fiction to treat a very serious topic. Yougn adult book Bookstand Publishing

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Kelly Grosdidier Lessons in Life By Adrienne McKeown


hildhood is filled with many special memories and milestones, but there are probably few that are met with as many mixed emotions as going back to school each fall. The excitement of reuniting with classmates not seen all summer goes toe-to-toe with the gutwrenching nervousness of classroom assignments. School supplies are meticulously selected. The outfit for the first day of school is carefully chosen. And as the last days of summer vacation slip away, children make their way back into the familiar routine of the school year. One of the most stressful parts—and arguably one of the most important parts—of each new school year is the teacher assignment. The anxiety children experience about the unknown raises feelings of fear and doubt. Will I like my teacher? Will my teacher like me? For students lucky enough to land in Kelly Grosdidier’s fourth grade classroom at John F. Kennedy Elementary, however, they have nothing to worry about. Mrs. Grosdidier was one of five finalists for last year’s Dr. John W.

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Harris Teacher of the Year award in the Sioux Falls School District. According to the parent who nominated her, Mrs. Grosdidier goes beyond teaching what’s in the curriculum. She teaches her students life lessons. We met up with Mrs. Grosdidier during her summer vacation to find out what it is that drives her to approach each new school year with excitement as fresh as newly sharpened pencils. How did you end up choosing a profession in teaching? When I was young, I was always inspired by my teachers. They were always very good to me. No matter what kind of day I had at home, they always made me feel special and I liked the way they could teach me new things or help me with something that I was struggling with. I think I always knew I wanted to be an elementary teacher. Who was your favorite teacher when you were in elementary school? And what about his/her teaching style do you try to emulate in your classroom? I could still name every teacher that I had in elementary school. I didn’t have any bad experiences. There’s probably a little bit of something that I took from every teacher, but the most important thing for me — and it probably came from every teacher I had — was that they cared about me as a whole child, not just about me as a student. They wanted to know how my day was at home or how the softball game went. There was such a personal connection. One thing I talk about in my classroom that they also talked a lot about is life skills and choices and pressures you will have when you’re not in the classroom and how to handle that.

Last spring, you were selected as one of the finalists for the Dr. John W. Harris Teacher of the Year award. That’s pretty exciting. Please tell us about that. It was very exciting. It was very humbling. It was an honor to be recognized because I was nominated by the parents of my classroom. It was an honor to know that the message was getting through — that I really, truly care about their children. At the same time, it was hard to accept knowing that I’m doing the same thing that so many other teachers are doing, and I just happened to have parents who would go out of their way to nominate me. There are so many coworkers and past co-workers who I think do a better job than I do. People typically aren’t in this profession for the accolades or the pay, though. What is the best part about being a teacher? Every single day you are making a difference to someone. Every day someone is counting on seeing you or telling you what they did last night. Throughout the school day, it’s those “light bulb” moments when you can tell they really understand. I also enjoy being out and about in the summer and having a student jump out of a car in a parking lot and run across yelling, “Mrs. Grosdidier!” I don’t know; I just don’t think I would have that same satisfaction in any other job. So—one mom to another—how do you deal with other people’s children all day and still have energy and creativity left for your own kids when you get home? Spark_EFHAd_August2012.pdf 1 7/17/12 12:01 PM I used to worry about that, but it’s not that way. You’re at a whole

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different level. It’s different at home; they have different needs and different wants. If anything, I think it helps because my kids are at the same school so they see the way that these other kids look up to me — that I’m cool. (laughs) But I did worry about that. It’s kind of like when you’re pregnant and you worry about how you’re possibly going to love the second child when you already love your first child so much. Your heart just grows. It just makes room for more. What is the one “teacher secret” you wish parents knew? You know, like, “We don’t all want an apple on the first day of school.” Is there some big teacher secret you wish you could tell the parents of the world? I’d like them to know that we are there for their children and we’re doing the very best that we can. Prior to the first phone call you might get about a negative behavior, that teacher has probably researched and tried everything they possibly could to help with that behavior before they are actually coming forward to you. Teachers are known for having rules. What is one rule that you just will not tolerate being broken in your classroom? Bullying. It is so important to me that all the other students understand that nobody is any better than the other. It is very important to me that — by the end of the first six weeks — they see each other as equals. And we talk about how maybe one student does have the best penmanship in the classroom but another student is the best basketball player in the classroom. We’ve all been given

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talents, and we need to not be jealous but recognize other talents and be thankful for the talent that we have. And we talk about how we can share those talents with others. Back to school is right around the corner. How do you prepare yourself to go back to school each fall? Well, I’m personally kind of a nerd. I think this stems from just finishing my master’s not that long ago and wanting to continually grow and learn, but I’ve been taking some training throughout the summer and then I also did some research on best practices on things I want to tweak in my classroom. Next week, a couple of colleagues and I are headed out to Spearfish for a training called SD Math Counts. So as I’m reading and learning this stuff, I’m getting excited to implement it in my classroom. So, what are you most looking forward to when you go back to school this year? I’m just very excited to meet the new group of students. And my kiddos who just left [fourth grade] are going into fifth grade, so I’ll still get to see them. Everyone’s excited at back to school time. There’s that little magic in the air — kids are going through the halls and going back to see their old teachers — it’s nice. It’s like a fresh start every year. This article is dedicated to my former teachers, especially my English teachers who taught me the importance of being able to write good — um, I mean — write well.



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Back to School by Dick Rogen, DVM


he sale ads for “Back to School� items can send shivers down the spine of some children and cause others to smile. These ads also have an effect on our four-legged friends as well. Pets love routine. Feeding time is almost a religious event with my cat Momo. Piper reminds us about bedtime every night and Millie seems to know when the kids are supposed to be home. Lots of people have told me that their pets know when the school bus comes every day. Daily events like the evening walk, treat time and when to go to sleep are important to your pet. When life makes changes, they have to adapt. There are times when our pets do not want to alter their daily events. Sometimes it can become stressful for them. Dogs and cats react to stressful events in a variety of ways. They cannot leave home in most cases, so they are held captive to deal with what humans dole out to them. Behavioral changes are the most frequent way for pets to show stress. These changes can be subtle, or quite obvious. In dogs, nervous energy is the most common sign of emotional stress. Millie is more restless and vocal. She will pace, bark at every little thing and go to the window often to look out. I do not know if she feels threatened or anxious. Dogs are pack animals and do not like anyone to leave their group. People will respond to stress by chewing their fingernails, fidgeting or becoming agitated. Some pets will decide to lick their legs, especially the front legs. They will lick them obsessively to the point where they get sores on their skin. Veterinarians call them lick granulomas. They are raised, ulcerated areas of skin with an irregular in shape. They are symptom of stress, not an infection. I see them commonly after kids go back to school, during owner divorces or even after the owners have a shift change at work.

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The change in schedule or routine is difficult for some pets to handle. The treatment for them involves antibiotics for secondary infections, topical meds for inflammation and more importantly life changes that keep them tired and busy. Always consult with your Veterinarian before these issues become too significant. Destructive chewing is a more obvious and alarming sign of stress for some pet owners. Some pets will suddenly decide to eat your shoes, woodwork or even the sofa when they are stressed. Good pets may suddenly decide that eating your underwear is a good way for them to stay close to you! There are medications to help reduce the stress and they will help. However, exercise and stimulation is the most important part of getting your pet back to normal. Cats also can be stressed by changes in their life. Obsessive grooming is common in distressed felines. They will chew or lick off the hair of their stomach or back when stressed. It is important to have them checked for other medical conditions before the diagnosis is made for over grooming. More stressful situations for humans arise when cats decide to display their anxiety by not using their litter box. Urinating or pooping in the house is more common than we would like. This behavior is the strongest way for felines to show their unhappiness. It is a difficult problem to cure and may take months to correct. When life changes, remember that your pets may not like it. Help them cope with changing circumstances by increasing their exercise or play time, brushing them, or presenting them with a new toy. If your pet needs more help, call your Veterinarian who can assist with a behavioral consultation and make sure there is not a different underlying cause. Horizon Pet Care 1224 East Holly Boulevard Brandon, SD 57005, (605) 582-8445


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Bailey, best friend of Linda & Dan Rager

Sydney, best friend of Kevin and Traci Rovang

Brock, best friend of Jake M.

Daisy, best friend of Lana Hessel

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Copper, best friend of Sandy, Emily & Ben

Floppy, best friend of Brad & Sarah

Frisco, best friend of Warren Ries

Fred, best friend of Dr. Lewis

Kashmir, best friend of Anthony & Bridgette

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Kia, best friend of Sam and Jen Moser

Marley, best friend of Kelsey, Ryan, Trevin and Diablo

Max, best friend of Theresa Kenyon

Nala, Tyson, and Ice, best friends of Erin Brubakken, Kayla Myre, and TJ Walth

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Patsy, best friend of Ken Johnson & Craig Godfrey

Oliver & Chance, best friends of Mary & Jon Cameron

Pepper, best friend of Kathie Smith

Ruby, best friend of Craig Godfrey & Ken Johnson

Sammi Sosa, best friend of Christine James

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Volcanic Ashfall


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Volcanic Ashfall


bout 610,000 years ago, volcanic activity in the Yellowstone National Park area produced a cataclysmic eruption 1000 times larger than the Mount St. Helens eruption in 1980. At the blast site a huge depression (caldera) was created covering about 1500 square miles. Ground-hugging flows of hot volcanic ash, pumice, and gases swept across the western United States. The eruption shot a towering column of volcanic ash and gases high into the air. Downwind from the volcano, fine ashfall blanketed a large part of North America. More than three feet of ashfall accumulated across Minnehaha County. The eruption occurred during an interglacial state, and subsequent ice flows buried or removed the ash. One time, erosion revealed an outcrop of ash near here in a cutbank on the east side of Skunk Creek. Locally called Hartford Ash, the site is used as a marker to distinguish three distinct stages of glaciation. The drift from two older glaciers has been identified below the Hartford Ash Bed, while the drift from a third and more recent glacier is above it. DEDICATED IN 2006 BY THE MINNEHAHA COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY IN HONOR OF DENNIS W. TOMHAVE

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Violent Volcano Eruption The last of three super eruptions occurred in the present-day Yellowstone National Park 610,000 years ago. This massive eruption rapidly released magma from its chamber, and the overlying land collapsed into the now-empty chamber and created a caldera, a geographic depression 34-miles across, 45 miles long, and several thousand feet deep. Contributed by Verla D. Vigil.

Extent of Ashfall At the time of the eruption, towering dust clouds blackened the sky. Volcanic debris spread out rapidly and covered thousands of square miles in minutes. Nearly 1000 miles away, the accumulation of ashfall in Minnehaha County exceeded three-feet in depth. The Hartford Ashfall bed is one of five locations in South Dakota where ashfall from this eruption has been found. Image owner: US Geological Survey.

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