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Photo by Jon Klemme INSIDE A Look Back at Summer . . . . . . . . . 10 Local Family Profile 12 Snapshot of Summer Sports 16 Community Growth 20 Big Sioux Basketball 24 Business Profiles 28-30 Business Directory 32 FALL 2022 BACKTIGERSONCAMPUS! Harrisburg School District welcomes back students for 2022-23 school year .

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605-743-5872 | 301 E. Willow St., Harrisburg SD 57032 City Administrator Andrew Pietrus 605-743-5872 Communications Larry Klipfel 605-767-5078 Deputy Building Official . . . . Brandi Savage . . . . 605-767-5011 Engineer Stockwell Engineers, Inc 605-338-6668 Finance Deb Harris 605-767-5008 Library 605-767-7910 Mechanical Inspector . . . . Steve Robertson . . . . 605-595-3527 Parks and Recreation Jason Thurston 605-213-1000 Police/Lincoln Co Sheriff Non-emergencies 605-764-2664 Planning & Zoning Michael McMahon 605-767-5010 Public Works Toby Huizenga 605-767-0075 Utilities (water/sewer) . . . . . . . . . . . . 605-743-5872 COMMUNITY GARDEN 48 individual gardening plots are available to all Harrisburg residents for the price of just $35 00 per plot Applications are available at www harrisburgsd gov HARRISBURG BASEBALL Information and applications can be found at www harrisburgtigersbaseball com TIGER SOFTBALL CLUB The TSC is a nonprofit organization providing softball for youth ages 5-16 Registration is available at www tigersoftballclub com CABLE TELEVISION SERVICES Vast 877-633-4567 Midco . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 800-888-1300 Electricity, Xcel Energy (Zone 1 includes most areas) 800-895-4999 Electricity, Southeastern Electric (Zone 2, Greyhawk Addition) 800-333-2859 GARBAGE SERVICES Novak Sanitary 605-338-7126 Waste Management . . . . . . . . . . . . 605-906-6039 A-Ok Sanitary 605-331-1103 Bolte’s Sunrise Sanitation 605-361-7936 RBS Sanitation 605-213-3021 Roo’s Sanitation 605-498-1588 Sweeney Sanitation Services 605-630-1734 INTERNET SERVICES WOW 877-633-4567 Midco 800-888-1300 HughesNet www .hughesnet .com Natural Gas, Mid American . . . . . . . . . . . . 888-427-5632 TELEPHONE SERVICES Vast 877-633-4567 Midco 800-888-1300 Qwest 800-244-1111 GENERAL CONTACT INFO FOR HOMEOWNERS

is making a greater investment in public safety. The City and the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office have agreed to a new contract that includes a substantial increase financially in terms of deputies covering City Limits. The City’s latest agreement with the Harrisburg Community Fire Department also includes increased financial support of the Fire Department’s goals of purchasing a ladder truck and establishing a sub-station on the city’s western edge.

Each year volunteers from local businesses and organizations pitch in to clean, maintain, and beautify our City parks or support events within the community. We welcome civic organizations, schools, clubs, and interested citizens who wish to help. We can set up a volunteer project just for your group. Think of it as way to carry on a small investment in your community.

Mayor Derick Wenck, City of Harrisburg Mayor Derick Wenck HARRISBURG

FROM MAYOR Hi, I’m Derick Wenck. My wife, Melissa, and I moved to town 15 years ago and have sincerely enjoyed the support of the community. We have a daughter starting as a sophomore and a son starting 7th grade. I own and operate a small taxidermy business here in Harrisburg.Ifyou’renew to town, welcome to Harrisburg! We’re a growing community with lots to show you. We anticipate that the population of nearly 8,000 will climb to more than 12,000 by 2030 and reach 18,000 by 2040. Look around and you’ll see that our community continues to make strong investments. Infrastructure projects that improve utilities and traffic corridors are key to a successful transportation network. They support the commercial and residential development that continues to find space and begin construction. Investing in our quality of life is important, too. Significant effort has been made to polish our Central Park master plan and bring that vision forward. A new ADA accessible playground was installed at Hugh Robinson Park through the efforts of the Parks & Recreation Board and the Parks Department. I hope you can make your way over to enjoy it along with the newly built picnic shelter. We’ve also placed additional effort in community programming that offers activities for the entire Harrisburgcity.


In September, the City will roll out TextMyGov – a smart texting technology that will improve communication with residents. Using your regular messaging service, you can connect with the city from anywhere on just about any topic. This enhancement will streamline requests to City Hall and provide added benefits to workflow for staff members. Read more on how to sign up in this issue of The Bridge.



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Harrisburg is a better place to play baseball than ever before with the dedication of Dakota Access Field. Energy Transfer, the parent company of Dakota Access Pipeline, made a donation of $175,000 to upgrade the baseball and softball fields in Harrisburg’s Central Park. On hand at the ribbon cutting ceremony this summer were representatives of Dakota Access Pipeline, the Harrisburg Community Foundation, the Harrisburg Baseball Association, the City of Harrisburg and the Harrisburg Chamber. Photo courtesy Harrisburg Chamber of Commerce. BALL!

Harrisburg has so much to offer throughout the year, but I hope you’ll especially take advantage of the opportunities this fall to experience all that Harrisburg has to offer. Come “fall” in love with Harrisburg! Chair of the Board, Harrisburg Chamber of Commerce Adrienne McKeown HARRISBURG CHAMBER OF COMMERCE Carrie Bell, Executive Director director@harrisburgsdchamber.comwww.harrisburgsdchamber.com605-777-9120 220 S. Cliff Avenue | Harrisburg SD 57032



It sounds so cliché, but I’m going to say it anyway. Where has the year gone? It seems like we just turned the calendar to 2022, and now we’re in back-to-school season and staring down the barrel of another busy fall that will lead right into the holiday season. At the Chamber of Commerce, we’re gearing up for a fall frenzy of activity. Like many of you, I can’t wait for Tiger Stadium to fill up with the sounds of Friday night football games. No doubt many of you will be driving down from southern Sioux Falls to cheer on our returning state champs, so on behalf of our member businesses within the city limits of Harrisburg, I invite you to make a night of it! Come down early before the game and grab some pre-game snacks at Fresh Horses, Big J’s, Subway, Harrisburgers, or Milky Way. Or fill up your gas tank and your tummy tank at Friendly’s or the newly opened Sioux Valley Cooperative. Both have great options for grab-and-go hot food for your tailgate party. And don’t forget to stop in and visit our local businesses after the HHS Homecoming parade on Friday, Sept. 16. Before you head home with your buckets of candy, stop in at Fareway or Dollar Fresh to grab some groceries to balance out all that sugar! Their small-town service will get your weekend started off right.Aswe turn the page to October, we’ll keep the candy coming with our annual Business Trick or Treat event. Held on the Friday afternoon before Halloween (Oct. 28 this year), this event is a perennial favorite for kids who love candy and parents who love getting an extra wear out of those Halloween costumes. If you haven’t already done so, make sure to like and follow us on Facebook so you’ll see all the details about which member businesses will be participating. It’s always a great time, and we again invite you to stick around and spend your Friday afternoon and evening supporting our Chamber members. After getting your fill of candy (again), take the opportunity to support our small businesses (again) by filling up your gas tank, grabbing your groceries, and enjoying dinner out. Of course, it wouldn’t be fall without a visit to the apple orchard and pumpkin patch! We are lucky to have Country Apple Orchard right here in Harrisburg, and you won’t want to miss their fall lineup of fun throughout September and October. From a petting zoo to zip lining to enjoying fallinspired brews on tap, you’ll find more than just apples at this orchard—although I can say from personal experience that shooting the apples out of the cannon is quite entertaining!

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Sheldon told Jackson, “You know, you keep on learning a few more things this summer and by next year, you could be my right hand man. He said, ‘I’ll be ready. I could be a teacher next year.’”

This year, Sheldon volunteered to lead and mentor the city of Harrisburg’s new youth garden club. Just one problem: Only one young man joined – Jackson Blom, son of Nathan and Ashley Blom. However, like a preacher who still delivers a full load to a congregation of one, Sheldon followed through and has spent many hours this spring and summer teaching and mentoring Jackson.

Sheldon Ahrndt and his wife, Jan, are originally from west central Minnesota. Both grew up in families with large gardens. Jan did much of her family’s garden work and gardened for 4-H. Sheldon was one of the first three people in Swift County to become a Master Gardener.

Today, in Sheldon and Jan’s backyard, there’s not a blade of grass to be found. Instead, the yard is a vegetable lover’s paradise.

An abundance of produce and good cheer is what you’ll find when you sit down to visit with Sheldon Ahrndt, an 80-year-old retired farmer and factory worker who is willing to lend a hand to youth and military veterans


The backyard of Sheldon and Jan Ahrndt includes a cornucopia of vegetables and fruits Jackson Blom raised vegetables in two plots at Harrisburg’s community gardens this summer Sheldon Ahrndt educated and mentored Jackson on plants and garden

Each spring Harrisburg families are welcome to plant their own garden plots at the city’s community garden. Each plot is only $35. The city tills the soil in the spring and furnishes the water.

“It’s really fun to just go and work with the kid. Jackson is really into this and it’s going pretty good for him,” Sheldon said. Initially, Jackson’s gardening knowledge was very limited, but he “picked up on it real quick. At the start, he didn’t know which were the vegetables and which were the weeds. But a couple of weeks ago his dad was helping him pull some weeds and Jackson said, ‘Dad, you missed a couple.’ I got a kick out of that.” Jackson planted family favorites like sweet corn, tomatoes, carrots, peas, beans, onions and Brussels sprouts.

Jan Ahrndt cans up to 1,000 containers of vegetables, fruits, soups and sauerkraut every year

When they moved in, Ahrndt’s Harrisburg yard was overrun with pigweed, thistle and bind weed. “Over the years, we just kept on digging and pretty soon we had pretty much all of that out of our garden. Today, we don’t use any chemicals for weeds, none whatsoever. We pull everything out. You can see it’s clean,” he said.

Sheldon and Jan share their fresh and canned produce with family members and with the families of localInveterans.addition to sharing food with veteran’s families, the couple cares for the geraniums at the American Legion memorial at the Harrisburg Cemetery. When hail damaged the geraniums at the cemetery this year, Sheldon and Jan re-planted them with generous support from Tannenbaum Tree Farm, located southwest of Sioux Falls. Sheldon also performs color guard duties with members of Harrisburg’s American Legion Post 45. Before Covid, Sheldon and Jan would spend time at the VA Hospital playing bingo and visiting with the residents there. He served six years in the Army National Guard at Fort Leonard Wood. He was a mortar squad leader and was two months away from going to Vietnam when President Nixon started pulling troops out of the country.



• Put eggshells around the roots of tomatoes and peppers when planting to prevent blossom end rot

CarrotsCabbageBroccoliBlueberriesBeetsAsparagusApples StrawberriesRhubarbPotatoesPearsPeachesOnionsCucumbers

• To control blight on tomatoes, mix a half cup of hydrogen peroxide into a gallon of water Spray tomatoes with the mixture once a week

• In the fall, turn your garden’s soil and plant stalks Then rake it, level it off, and plant in the spring


• Instead of wrapping fruit trees, paint the southwest half of the trunk with a 50% dilution of latex paint to prevent sun scalding and bark peels “Just use some old latex paint, interior or exterior, it doesn’t matter It works and it’s cheap .”

Sheldon and Jan moved to Harrisburg about 10 years ago to live close to their daughter, Laurie; her husband, Ryan Dokken; and their children – Mariah and Nate are both HHS graduates and Sam is a sophomore. Laurie works for the Sioux Falls School District and Ryan works for North Central Insurance. Sheldon and Jan have two other daughters, Roxanne, who lives in Des Moines, Iowa; and Andrea, who lives in Racine, Minn.


Jan Ahrndt cans 500-1,000 jars of food per year, including almost everything grown in their garden . The shelves also include jars of homemade:

HamChili and bean soup Stuffed pepper soup Sauerkraut

• Pull your weeds and put them in the trash Don’t leave them on the ground where they can re-anchor or re-root themselves .

Six years ago, the Ahrndt’s hosted Master Gardeners for a tour of their garden. About 250-300 attended and many returned over the next several weeks to show their family members. “This one little lady who came over, she said, ‘I’ve got to tell you something. You know, when I die and I go to heaven, I hope it looks just like your backyard, because this is like heaven on earth.”


• Soak peas overnight before planting . “They’ll come up quicker .”

String WatermelonSunflowersSweetSweetSweetbeanscornpepperspotatoes

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Sheldon also enjoys color guard duty at Harrisburg High School football games. “We put up 50 flags at the games. It’s fun to go out there, and I’ll tell you why: Every time we take the flags down after the game, there are always kids who come up and say ‘You need help? We’ll help you take the flags down.’”

In addition, he appreciates the programs involving veterans at HHS and the elementary schools. After the school’s homecoming parade, American Legion members always remark about the group of daycare kids who stand along the road and salute the flag and veterans. Appreciating youth is part of who Sheldon and Jan are. When they still lived near Benson, Minn., they started an archery club. “That was a lot of fun. We probably taught about 300 grade school kids. Quite a few of those kids shot in the state indoor tournament.” In the adult ranks, Jan was a two-time state archery champion and also finished second and third. Sheldon captured the state championship once. The family still owns their farm in Minnesota. The land is enrolled in the federal government’s Conservation Reserve Enhancement Program. Five ponds were added to the property and the rest was seeded with switchgrass, high and low bluestem, and coneflowers. His brother cares for the wildlife food plots. Sheldon has been tending apple trees in his backyard which he grew from seed. Those trees are going to be transplanted in the wilderness on the farm to help fatten up the deer he and his family enjoy hunting there.

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In anticipation of growth, some changes were made to open up space at Liberty Elementary (the original “Harrisburg School”), but as of the writing of this article, seven new subdivisions are currently underway in the Liberty and Freedom Elementary school zones.

20 CONNECTING THE HARRISBURG COMMUNITY 1960 1970 1980 1990 2000 2010 2016 2020 8,000 6,000 4,000 2,000 0 TOGETHER. BETTER

Addressing District & Community Growth Together

The time is now to address the needs of students in the southernmost portion of the District.

The school board realized a new elementary school would quickly be needed, and while Explorer Elementary’s location in the northwest corner of the District may have seemed like an odd choice at the time, it soon became surrounded by houses and apartments, opening in 2005. The continued development of new neighborhoods resulted in an expansion at the new high school to also include 8th graders, and the construction of Journey Elementary which opened in 2008. In 2009, Harrisburg High School at its present location opened with 425 students in total, and the previous high school location transitioned to Harrisburg Middle School. Since that time two additional expansions at the high school were constructed to accommodate increasingly larger class sizes coming up through the ranks, as well as an alternative school.

Our District has seen a 629% increase in student population over two decades, much of the growth in southern Sioux Falls, but also expanding into Harrisburg. The Harrisburg School District's boundaries cover 70 square miles, stretching west of I-29, north as far as 57th Street in Sioux Falls, east to Iowa's border, and south to 276th Street. The single K-12 building that served the District for over 100 years has expanded to 13 buildings in the last two decades. In 2002, a new high school was built on South Cliff Avenue.



STAYING AHEAD OF THE GAME 784 5,719 7,633 313 ResidentHarrisburgPopulation Harrisburg School District Student Population

If you’ve lived in or around the city of Harrisburg for any length of time, you’ve seen farm fields transform into foundations in every direction. If you aren't one of the original 558 residents who were here in 1980 or a descendent of them, driving past the many subdivisions in the community may not give you pause, but some of those residents may have "walked beans" where your house now stands or could drive 55 MPH all the way to 57th Street without stopping.


The Right Size at the Right Time. Between 2011 and 2020, four additional elementary schools have been built. In 2013, North Middle School opened, and Harrisburg Middle School became South Middle School.

Both East Middle School and Freshman Academy are currently under construction to relieve overcrowding at the high school and both middle schools and are expected to open in the Fall of 2023. With every new building, the school board and administration have anticipated future growth and planned accordingly. The school board’s commitment has always been to build the right size at the right time, without raising the mill levy and imposing any new burdens on taxpayers. The District has been able to do this through the continued growth in property valuation with the addition of new neighborhoods and businesses coming into the community.

Through the passing of bond elections, Harrisburg School District citizens have shown they value the District's foresight to stay ahead of growth and provide quality learning facilities for students.


Our most recent growth challenges are in Harrisburg proper. The city of Harrisburg itself has gone from a mere 558 residents in 1980 to over 7,366 in 2020 with an ever-present increase in population over the past few years.



Liberty Elementary is at capacity. Three of the seven subdivisions are located in this school zone, accelerating the need for additional space. Last year the Tiger Reserve program was moved to Adventure to make more room at Liberty. Additionally, Head Start was moved from Liberty to Freedom, which at the time, had the space needed to accommodate the program. GROWTH CHALLENGES AT LIBERTY


Above: Current subdivisions currently underway in the Freedom & Liberty School zones.


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WHAT CAN BE DONE? In order to maximize use of current facilities and ensure the right size is built at the right time without raising taxes, the District and school board held two public meetings in August and will consider holding a bond election this fall for the construction of a new elementary school. The location of the new building would be on the west side of South Cliff Avenue, about a half mile south of South Middle School. At present, the location is undeveloped, and would be annexed into the Liberty zone, without having to redraw boundary lines. WILL THIS SOLVE OUR GROWTH CHALLENGES? 1st or 2nd Grade* through 5th Grade NEW ELEMENTARYSCHOOL EARLY CHILDHOOD CENTER (CURRENT LIBERTY BUILDING) Pre-K, Head Start, Kindergarten, 1st Grade* FREEDOM ELEMENTARY Moving Early Childhood to current building would free up space at Freedom*DEPENDING E F

CURRENT GROWTH CHALLENGES AT FREEDOM Over the course of 100 years, Liberty Elementary was expanded with no fewer than eight additions, creating a multitude of wings. Classrooms in the building average about 720 square feet, while more modern classrooms in the District are about 25% larger. Recent school designs make better use of space and scheduling of those spaces, and include common learning areas. Though smaller classrooms do accommodate early childhood education well with smaller bodies and class sizes, it does create a disparity between the upper elementary grade students’ learning environments around the District.

E F Near Capacity At Capacity SOUTH END GROWTH

The Early Childhood programs including Head Start and Junior Kindergarten classes are currently housed at Freedom, which adds to the building’s current space shortage. The four subdivisions currently underway in this school zone will also push Freedom toward capacity in the near future. FELEMENTARY REEDOM ELEMENTARY


Dividing grades would give Freedom more room immediately and keep Liberty and Freedom students in their current school boundaries with their peers. Liberty's current upper elementary students will also benefit from larger classrooms.


Combining resources between the District and city is a better use of taxpayer dollars than separate projects with separate price tags. It also lends itself to unlimited potential for the future of Harrisburg’s downtown corridor and future opportunities for business and community growth.




22 CONNECTING THE HARRISBURG COMMUNITY 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022 $15 $10 $5 $0 Design Phase WINTER 2022-2023 SPRING 2023 New ConstructionBuilding FALL 2024 Opening of New Elementary Building Liberty EarlyBecomesBuildingChildhoodCenter Renovation of Liberty North Wing to HSD Administrative Offices FALL/WINTER 2024 SPRING/SUMMER 2025 HSD Administrative Offices HarrisburgBecomecity Hall HSD Staff Move to North Wing of Liberty WHY DOES THIS PLAN WORK? YOU MAY BE WONDERING...


A unique opportunity exists for the Harrisburg School District and city of Harrisburg to create a partnership that would serve both entities and their patrons well into the future.

The District has plans to shuttle students between the new school and Early Childhood Center for ease of drop-off and pick-up for parents with students at both locations.

Demolishing the original school building and replacing it on the current campus would not be feasible economically, logistically, or in the spirit of preserving the heart and soul of what has made Harrisburg what it is today. Building two schools simultaneously would result in raising taxes.

Under a long-term lease with the District, the city of Harrisburg and residents would have use of secure spaces for community and library programming and additional office spaces. This plan would allow the city to utilize capital funds for infrastructure needs.

During non-school hours, the community would also have access to shared-use spaces including the Gym, Commons, and current Band Room. This would allow the District and/or city to offer Community Education classes, community event meeting locations, and indoor walking spaces - long-standing desires of both institutions. Another advantage would be decreased traffic at Liberty Elementary.

Equitable facilities for Liberty students Built with the future in mind as a full K-5 School if/when necessary Utilizing the current building for Early Childhood makes the best use of classrooms

HSD's commitment to a tax levy of less than $12.00 per $1,000 has been honored for over 20 years. No new boundaries would need to be made to elementary zones

Harrisburg community members and District patrons will also benefit from this plan.

Together the District and city can address their immediate needs while planning for future growth in a fiscally responsible manner. WHY NOT JUST TEAR DOWN THE OLD SCHOOL AND BUILD TWO NEW ONES?

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After reviewing the proposal, Showplace gave seed funding to get the league off the ground in the fall of 2007. Once the support set the wheels in motion, the real work started as Blaine and Jon started spreading the word around Harrisburg and surrounding communities. Phone calls were made to Canton, Tea, Sioux Falls Christian, Hawarden, Lennox and others. The response from these communities was great and teams were quickly assembled. That first season 23 boys teams grades 3-6 committed to play.



There are times when the status quo is simply just not good enough. This was the reality in the spring of 2007 when several Harrisburg parents wanted more opportunities for their children to play basketball. At the time, there was really only one league for elementary age kids and that was at the YMCA in downtown Sioux Falls. For decades “The Y” had offered a league option for kids, but over the course of those years Sioux Falls’ population grew substantially and the number of kids who wanted to play exceeded the capability of what that organization could handle. Subsequently, the realities of gym space, practice time, referee availability and overall quality of the product was not at a high standard. This is when Harrisburg residents, Blaine Corlett and Jon Klemme, both parents of elementary-aged boys at the time, started talking on Blaine’s porch. “We simply knew we could do better for our kids than what was currently available,” said Blaine. This was also at a time when a sharp curve for population growth in Harrisburg was on the horizon. More and more and more kids would be facing the same issue that Blaine and Jon’s kids faced.

Showplace has always understood their role in community leadership and strives to support initiatives that promote youth, recreation and community engagement. Consequently, the idea for the league was a natural fit for them.

So they called their friend Bill Allen of Showplace Cabinetry. Bill is a lifelong Harrisburg resident who has been active in local sports as an athlete, coach and supporter his entire life. He was well aware of the situation regarding youth sports in the community. So the three of them started talking and put together a proposal of what they thought an elementary-aged, community-based league might look like. Bill took the idea to then-Showplace President Tony Bour and presented the plan.


As the years went on, more community members got involved and helped as the organization grew. These growing pains were eased by the vision of key contributors in leadership

The initial funding from Showplace went to uniforms, scoreboards, referees and gym space.

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“Our goal that first year was to provide a great value for the families and the best possible product for the kids,” Blaine said. “We wanted referees to show up on time, teams to have nice uniforms and gyms that were good for kids to play in.”

The second year of the league the number of teams doubled and the year after that the girls league was started which again greatly increased the number of kids involved in the program.

The early years of the league paralleled the period when the Harrisburg School District was opening a new elementary or middle school almost every year. This additional gym space was a great resource as the league grew and more courts were needed. The school district also bought into the vision of Big Sioux. Support from the district, it’s building administration, and work done by the building and grounds staff, played a huge part in the league’s success. The Harrisburg District and its activities directors have supported Big Sioux’s mission to ensure all kids have a fun, safe place to play recreational sports. Initially, concessions were run by the league, however over time this became too great an undertaking with multiple gyms and many trips to Sam’s or Costco. The board eventually partnered with area organizations and other entities to give them the responsibility for concessions which also turned into a fundraising opportunity for many groups.

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Over the past 15 seasons, teams from communities as far as Mitchell, Pipestone and Sioux City have brought teams to play in the league. The basketball league is for boys and girls in grades 2 through 6. Big Sioux also offers a volleyball league September through November. It is estimated that over 30,000 kids have played in Big Sioux leagues, and now there are over 3,000 players playing basketball and volleyball each season.

Both leagues continue to epitomize the community spirit that Blaine, Jon and Bill set out to build when they first started talking on the porch in 2007. Big Sioux is an organization the community should take pride in; it epitomizes an example of a community working together to improve opportunities for kids of all skill levels and backgrounds both locally and regionally. Big Sioux will continue to make impacts on youth and the community far beyond after the games are finished.


Big Sioux Basketball Association founders Jon Klemme, Bill Allen and Blaine Corlett

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Big Sioux Basketball and Volleyball are two great examples of what can happen when a community works together to find solutions. The road to build the organization to what it is today didn’t happen on its own and it wasn’t easy. Many volunteers and board members put in countless hours of work to make it all happen. The organization operates as a nonprofit and truly is a community founded and run entity. If you’d like to learn more about either the volleyball or basketball leagues for the upcoming season, check out and

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303 W Willow Street, Harrisburg, SD Proudly serving the community of Harrisburg since 2006. such as Matt Van Holland and Kyle Hanisch. Initially, schedules and game locations were done on paper and spreadsheets but, with Matt and Kyle’s guidance, the use of better technology and communication infrastructure has improved this important task. The Board of Directors have also played an invaluable role to the success of Big Sioux. The Board has included volunteers such as Colin McKenzie, Tammy Harms, Pat Knecht, Wendy Knecht, Jeremy Decurtins, Brent Aday and Ronette Costain. It’s taken an army of volunteers to build the program to what it is today.

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After much anticipation, Sioux Valley Coop opened a new convenience store on Cliff Avenue in Harrisburg on June 9th. This is the sixth location in South Dakota for the Watertown-based co-op.

The new location has Cenex brand gasoline and diesel fuels as well as E-30 and E-85 blends. Sioux Valley Coop offers benefits such as a rewards program and a local charge account program for both commercial and non-commercial customers. The Coop also offers patronage which is a year-end bonus based upon how much an account spends.

Currently the business has more than 20 employees. “Our staff is amazing and they’ve been crucial to a successful opening,” Licktieg said. People interested in learning more about employment, the rewards program or customer charge accounts are encouraged to stop by the store and ask for Trevor.

Harrisburg native Trevor Licktieg is the general manager of the new Sioux Valley Coop


The decision to expand the Coop’s footprint to the Harrisburg area has been in the works for several years. Cliff Avenue is a main route to and from Harrisburg into Sioux Falls and this location has easy access on-and-off Cliff. In addition, the location features a Godfather’s Pizza Express which offers both personal pan pizzas and full-sized pizza options. Fresh breakfast pizzas are served daily as early as 6 a.m. Carry out orders are taken until 8 p.m. Orders can be placed by 605-213-1027. Every morning, fresh Flyboy Donuts are available as well as Caribou Coffee that is brewed on-site. There is a dining area for guests to enjoy a cup of coffee or to visit with others. During lunch time and throughout the day, there is a wide selection of fresh made deli sandwiches and other grab and go lunch options.


The station’s general manager is Trevor Licktieg, a native of Harrisburg and 2013 graduate of Harrisburg High School. He and his wife, Taylor, along with their two children, Quentyn, 4, and Lincoln, 1, live in the neighborhood near the store. Licktieg has managed other C-Stores in the Sioux Falls market for several years, so it was a natural fit for him to lead the team in his hometown. “We take pride in having a clean store with friendly staff and providing great service for our customers,” he said.

The store has a large section of beverages, both alcoholic and non-alcoholic. There is a Beer Cave with a wide selection of domestic and local craft beers. Other services offered include propane tank exchange, firewood and 24-hour gas pump availability with credit/debit cards. Standard business hours are 5 a.m.-10 p.m., seven days a week.

The new Sioux Valley Coop on Cliff Avenue in Harrisburg features Cenex brand gasoline and diesel fuels as well as E-30 and E-85 blends

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