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Growth Drives Change . . . Page 11 HHS Alumni Spotlight . . . . . . Page 18 Collaboration for Parks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Page 20 Business Directory . . . . . . . . . Page 28

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CONTENTS Message from the Publisher . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 Municipal Contacts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Message from the Mayor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 Message from the Chamber . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 Message from the Superintendent . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 Harrisburg Schools Event Calendar . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 HHS Intern Program . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 Perspective . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16 HHS Alumni: Verbovskiy Family . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 Community Enhancement – Parks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20 Local Family Profile: Danny Harris . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22 Business Profile: Harrisburg Family Chiropractic . . . . . . . . . . . 24 Business Profile: Select Companies . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26 Harrisburg Business Directory . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28

SOCIAL SECURITY DEATH & TAXES

ADVERTISERS Baker Audiology . . . . . . . . . . . 16

Jason Ahrendt State Farm . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13

Black Hills Federal Credit Union . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22

Man Salon . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10

Complete Benefits . . . . . . . . . . 3

Neighborhood Dental . . . . . 10

Dakota Radon . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6

Northwestern Energy . . . . . . 4

Edward Jones Brock Aldrich . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25

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Escape 605 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 First Class Dental . . . . . . . . . . . 5 Frontier Bank . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 Harrisburg Family Chiropractic . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24

Reliabank . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17 Security National Bank . . . . 9 Select Companies . . . . . . . . . . 31 Showplace Cabinetry . . . . . . . 2 TapOnIt . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32

THE BRIDGE “The Bridge” is published quarterly by AGE Media & Promotion in partnership with the Harrisburg School District, the Harrisburg Chamber of Commerce and the City of Harrisburg. Age Media & Promotion | www.agemedia.pub PUBLISHERS Garrett and Mindy Gross, AGE Media | (605) 690-4071 EDITOR Bob Fitch, AGE Media | (712) 551-4123 | bob@agemedia.pub

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Our friend JoAnne VerMulm, communications director for the Harrisburg School District, recently said to us, “If you don’t like growth, you’re in the wrong place.” Bullseye! Those of us who live in the Harrisburg School District and do business in Harrisburg know growth has become central to the community’s identity in the past 20 years. In that time frame, school district enrollment has gone from 784 to 5,427; and the population has gone from 958 back then to today when the city is closing in on 8,000. Yes, growth has its challenges. But look at the rewards: Unmatched opportunities for our children in the premiere public school district in the state; a vibrant industrial sector with manufacturers, developers, builders and jobs(!); and a resurgence of retail and service establishments that is the envy of other small towns in South Dakota. In this issue, we focus on some fun and interesting components of this growth story including the proposed new outdoor athletic facilities, improved parks, school building needs, and the high school internship program. Plus you get to meet some of great families and businesses who contribute to Harrisburg’s successful growth story. With our partners in the school district, chamber and city, AGE Media looks forward to continuing on a quarterly basis to deliver this “bridge” for communication among the greater Harrisburg community.

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IMPORTANT LOCAL CONTACT INFO

CITY OF HARRISBURG

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605-743-5872 | www.harrisburgsd.gov 301 E. Willow St., Harrisburg SD 57032

605-767-7910 200 E Willow St, PO Box 400, Harrisburg, SD

City Administrator . . . . . . . . . . . . . Andrew Pietrus . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 605-743-5872

Hours Monday -Friday | 9:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m. Saturday and Sunday | Closed

Building Inspector . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Al Bossman . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 605-360-6709 Engineer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Joe Stonesifer, PE, CFM . . . . . . 605-498-4949 Finance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Mary McClung . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 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) . . . . . . . . . .

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parks@harrisburgsd.gov | 605-743-5872 To reserve a park or specific park amenity, go online: harrisburgsd.gov/events/reserve-a-park Ellis Larson Park . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 507 E Maple Street Hugh Robinson Park . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 203 Prairie Street

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Heartland Park . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 503 Troy Avenue

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Legion Park . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 200 Willow Street

Vast . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 877-633-4567

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Electricity, Xcel Energy (Zone 1 includes most areas) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 800-895-4999

Rover Range (Dog Park) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 805 Kent Street Lions Park . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 310 N Perry Lane

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

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FROM THE MAYOR

HARRISBURG IS STRONG BECAUSE OF YOU 2020 has been a challenging year for many of our city’s residents and their families. Despite the hardships endured by many, our city has remained steadfast. Growth continues with the addition of 86 single family homes and 12 apartment buildings (194 units). This has increased our tax base by a little over $35 million. Construction is underway for our new water reclamation facility to ensure our city is cleaning all contaminated waters in the most efficient means possible. Two new paths were completed in 2020. A path from Liberty School to Harrisburg High School and a path from Legendary Estates to Willow Street. These trail systems are meant to further enhance the connectivity of our city for pedestrians, as well as provide an opportunity for our city’s means of access before developers create the permanent fixtures to these trails. The Minnesota Avenue street project has been completed. With a fully paved four-lane connection to Sioux Falls, and a walking path, residents now have a more efficient means of transportation. We will be tackling the design and possible construction of the intersection at Willow Street and Cliff Avenue in 2021. Dollar General and B & G Milkyway are just a couple of the new businesses we can expect to join our growing business district in 2021. Our partnership with the Harrisburg Baseball Association, Harrisburg Community Foundation and

the Harrisburg School District has made headway on the new championship field, Bankers Park. Central Park will be entering the second phase of development in 2021.

Mayor Derick Wenck

In addition to its existing services, the Lincoln County Sheriff’s office is performing enhanced patrolling hours. Harrisburg is incredibly fortunate to have a tremendous working relationship with the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Department and look forward to growing with them. We have hired a full-time Community Development Director. Kevin Fitzgibbons will oversee the communications efforts for our city as well as managing the city’s social media, developing programming for the city, and working with the chamber, school, and others to further develop a strong Harrisburg community. Because of our residents’ grit, Harrisburg had an incredible year of continued growth. Our city’s existing business community must also be given an immense amount of praise. They weathered the rapidly changing restrictions and public safety issues this year. Be proud Harrisburg, our city is strong because of all of you.

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MESSAGE FROM THE CHAMBER

HARRISBURG HOMETOWN HOLIDAYS Home and holidays. If I were to guess, I bet those two words evoke a fountain of emotions and memories. Home is a place where we are free to be ourselves, to be comfortable, to traipse around in our ratty old sweatpants or favorite faded T-shirt. And the holidays? Well, if your house is like mine, the holidays — filled with traditions, old family recipes, and decorations passed down for generations — just add to the comfort one finds at home.

Once you have some shopping wrapped up, join us for our annual meeting on Tuesday, Dec. 1. I Adrienne McKeown know a “meeting” sounds boring, but this really is a celebration of all that our community has accomplished in 2020, despite the enormous hurdles we faced. And this year, we’re ready to party! Join us for dueling pianos and a prime rib dinner for only $25 per person. We’ll also recognize our Citizen of the Year and our Small and Large Businesses of the Year. Seats are limited, so you’ll want to contact the Chamber office to get your ticket right away. And finally, we will head into Christmas with our Harrisburg Hometown Holiday event. Don’t miss the arrival of Santa as he rides into Harrisburg to light our town Christmas tree. Mark your calendar for Friday, Dec. 4, and keep an eye out for further details on our Facebook page and website.

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This holiday season, I invite you to immerse yourself in the comfort that comes by being a part of your hometown. The Harrisburg Chamber of Commerce is planning multiple events to help us come together (in a safe way!) during the holidays. Several merchants will participate in Shop Small Saturday — a day set aside amid retail pandemonium — to focus on the importance of supporting our hometown businesses. As I shared in the last issue, the Harrisburg community really stepped up and shopped local during quarantine last spring. Let’s end the year strong and show our businesses how much we appreciate having them in Harrisburg. If this year has taught us anything, it’s that when we are forced to think outside the box, amazing creativity springs forth. I encourage you to get creative with your gift giving this year and find ways to support local businesses instead of defaulting to online merchants. Shop Small Saturday takes place on November 28, the Saturday after Thanksgiving.

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The holidays really are a special time, filled with so many memories. My holidays will be a little different this year, as I just lost my mom in October due to COVID. Although it continues to be a difficult loss, it has taught me that living in a community where people know one another and show support and concern for one another is an incredible blessing. Thank you for the outpouring of love and support you’ve given to me and my family during this time. Your kindness is comforting, and it certainly reminds me that Harrisburg is my home. I look forward to seeing you at our upcoming events, and I wish you all a holiday season filled with love, comfort, and time spent making memories at home!

Chair of the Board, Harrisburg Economic Development Corp. & Chamber of Commerce

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HARRISBURG SCHOOL DISTRICT For all schools, call 605-743-2567 www.harrisburgdistrict41-2.org 200 E. Willow St., Harrisburg SD 57032 High School . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1300 S. Willow, Harrisburg North Middle School . . . . . . . . 2201 W. 95th St., Sioux Falls South Middle School . . . . . . . . 600 S. Cliff Ave., Harrisburg Endeavor Elementary . . . . . . . 2401 W. 95th St., Sioux Falls Explorer Elementary . . . . . . . . . 4010 W 82nd St, Sioux Falls Freedom Elementary . 1101 Tom Sawyer Trail, Harrisburg Horizon Elementary . . . 5800 S. Bahnson Ave., Sioux Falls Journey Elementary . . . . . 6801 S. Grange Ave., Sioux Falls Liberty Elementary . . . . . . . . 200 Willow Street, Harrisburg

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FROM THE SUPERINTENDENT

GROWTH DRIVES CHANGE “The only thing that is constant is change.” – Heraclitua While that is true in life, that is also undoubtably true of the Harrisburg School District. Growth has been the engine of change in the district for over 20 years, and the growth has continued even amid a pandemic. This past year, we have witnessed an enrollment growth of 269. New boundaries were drawn in February 2020 for elementary and middle school zones to help address overcrowding in some district buildings. Adventure Elementary will open next fall. The building will house the Tiger Reserve program and students in the Adventure Elementary zone. The Adventure zone is everything south of 85th Street to the District boundary to the south and west of Minnesota Ave. (Highway 115) to the District boundary on the west. A new addition to Harrisburg High School was opened in August to address the growth at HHS. Current enrollment at the high school is 1,333 students. This is an increase of 209 students over one year ago when we opened the year with 1,124 students in grades 9 through 12. The growth is expected to continue. Anticipated enrollment at the high school in the next three years is 1,438 in the fall of 2021; 1,557 in the fall of 2022; and 1,702 in the fall of 2023. These enrollment numbers do not factor in growth from year to year within these grades. The current capacity of the high school is 1,650 students. Last year, the district announced tentative plans to address future facility needs that included a bond issue for a new Freshman Academy to open in the fall of 2023. The new Freshman Academy would serve all freshman in the district and be built on the site of a future second high school. Tentative plans include building common areas for a future second high school and enough classrooms

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to serve all freshman in the district for the next several years. This facility would become the second high school when growth in the district reaches an enrollment level to support two high schools of approximately 1,100 students. This is a costeffective plan to Superintendent Tim Graf address the growth and facility needs while continuing to offer current programs without raising taxes. We believe this can be accomplished due to the growth in the tax base and two bond issues that will be retired in less than three years. Although COVID-19 put discussion of a fall bond issue on the back burner, the Harrisburg School Board is expected to discuss this in the coming months. While the pandemic has dominated the school board and staff’s attention since March, Harrisburg School District growth will continue to drive the need for change.

Tim M. Graf

Superintendent, Harrisburg School District

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WINTER ACTIVITY CALENDAR

HARRISBURG SCHOOLS WINTER SCHEDULE OF EVENTS The HHS athletic event schedule is not included in this issue because it is subject to change due to COVID. Scan the QR code here to access the school activities calendar and follow Harrisburg High School on Facebook. WEDNESDAY-FRIDAY, NOV. 25-27 No School

THURSDAY, JAN. 28 7 p.m. HHS Solo Performance

FRIDAY, DEC. 11 7-9 p.m. Student-Directed Shows Performance

MONDAY, FEB. 1 7 p.m. One Act Home Show

SATURDAY, DEC. 12 7-9 p.m. Student-Directed Shows Performance

MONDAY, FEB. 8 3:30-6:30 p.m. 6-8 Parent Teacher Conferences

SATURDAY, DEC. 19 2-4 p.m. Prairie Christmas Performance 5-7 p.m. Prairie Christmas Performance

WEDNESDAY, FEB. 10 3:30-6:30 p.m. 6-12 Parent Teacher Conferences

MONDAY, DEC. 21 7 p.m. HHS Band Concert TUESDAY, DEC. 22 End of First Semester DEC. 23-JAN. 4 No School TUESDAY, JAN. 5 Classes Resume MONDAY, JAN. 18 In-Service Day No School 2:00-8:30 p.m. K-5 Parent-Teacher Conferences

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THURSDAY, FRIDAY, MONDAY, FEB. 11, 12, 15 No School THURSDAY, MARCH 4 7 p.m. HHS Choir Solo Night THURSDAY, MARCH 18 No School FRIDAY, MARCH 19 No School MONDAY, MARCH 22 8 p.m. HHS Show Choir Performance

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SCHOOL-BUSINESS PARTNERSHIP

REAL-LIFE LEARNING BENEFICIAL FOR STUDENTS AND LOCAL BUSINESSES Brain drain. Kids leaving in droves. The headlines have been similar for many years. How can communities overcome the need for a workforce when talented learners are leaving our area? Travis Lape, director of innovative programs at Harrisburg High School, set out to answer some of these questions and create opportunities for learners by expanding work-based learning experiences for HHS learners. “We need to get kids out there to see what is possible; we need to get them out early,” he said. Exposure to career interests may be an answer and Harrisburg High School is exploring along with learners, in hopes of creating a local workforce of highly skilled professionals that want to stay in the area after graduation. A team from Harrisburg High School visited Yankton High School about 2½ to learn about that school’s program. Since then, HHS has been developing experiential, careerbased, opportunities for learners. “We took the Yankton model and made it fit our learners in Harrisburg,” Lape said. The program is building partnerships with both small and

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large companies and institutions in Harrisburg. To ensure learners have the opportunity to explore their interests created the need for additional support. Consequently, Breanne Lynch was brought on board in fall 2019 as the district’s career and technical education coordinator. The first full internship cohort was launched the same semester. Lynch supports internship learners by facilitating a sixweek course where interns prepare employment documents, review soft-skills, and practice interviewing techniques. During this time, Lape and Lynch ensure HHS has a business to partner with the intern. “If we don’t have a partner, we find one,” Lynch said. Once a connection has been established, interns apply in a manner similar to other hiring processes by emailing a resume and interest letter to the prospective placement. The business then invites the learner in for an interview and then decides if the student is a fit for their needs. Often interns are paid for their 100 hours of experiential work. However, more than the pay, the opportunities pay off by expanding skill sets, developing interests, and experiencing career fields.

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Currently, HHS has established connections with over 120 business and industry partners. Harrisburg Mayor Derek Wenck is owner of Digger’s Taxidermy and is one of the business partners. “When I first heard about the internship program my first thought was, ‘Man I wish I had this when I was in school,’” Wenck said. “I was hesitant at first with taking on an intern. With my business it’s about the fine details and having that artistic touch.” But he’s been happy with the work done by his intern, HHS senior Ethan Headlee. “Ethan is a great fit as he asks all the right questions and gets involved with the daily projects.” Last fall, Derek Lieser, HHS Class of 2020, interned with Danaise Rindsig at The Dapper Dog Grooming Salon. Derek is currently at South Dakota State University focusing on pre-veterinary studies in hopes of becoming a veterinarian. Rindsig said, “It was such a delight to be able provide an opportunity for additional work experience for our intern. Plus it was an excellent opportunity for us, as a business, to have an extra set of hands and a fresh perspective to tackle a few special projects we had been hoping to complete.” Lieser said his time at The Dapper Dog was truly valuable. “I would wholeheartedly encourage students to partake in an internship, especially as you are finalizing your postsecondary plans”. Forty students from the high school participated in the internship program in fall 2020. Feedback has been

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DISCONTENT & UNCERTAINTY My face is the one behind the mask at the main entrance of Harrisburg High School. Oftentimes folks ask me if I like wearing a mask all day at work. “Well, wearing a mask sure beats a punch in the face,” I always say. I guess what I mean is, things could always be worse. And get worse they may, because the only thing we know for sure about our current state of pandemic is that it causes every Jane Klemme single person varying degrees of discontent. Who among us could have predicted that we would ever witness the whole WORLD in a simultaneous state of discontent? What does global discontentment look like? It looks like chaos and unrest and overall unprecedented uncertainty. Most of us have experienced uncertainty before … hours of uncertainty while the parent of a teenager anxiously awaits her return from a Saturday night outing; days of uncertainty while the patient waits for the results of the biopsy; or even months of uncertainty while the entrepreneur silently ponders if his front door is busted, as it seems it’s been a long time since he saw it swing open.

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It is rare for a state of uncertainty to have no end in sight. With a look back on my life, I do have one I remember. Back home in Iowa during the 1980s, things were getting tough on the farm. The workload seemed steady but the return on investment for fed cattle could not outpace the 19 percent interest charged on borrowed money. Things tightened up all over that year at home. Uncontested signs of uncertainty took up residence in the kitchen. In those days, my mom worked at home. She did housework, yardwork, chores, and more. Honestly, I cannot remember if my siblings and I knew she was out seeking employment in the teaching field she had worked in before we were born. However, none of us missed the news on the day she came home with her proclamation. Then, with all the pomp and circumstance, my siblings and I watched as Mom smiled while hanging this sign on the refrigerator: “Your Mother Doesn’t Work Here. Clean Up After Yourself.” And that’s what we did. Mom went to work teaching fourth and fifth graders and the rest of us were quite surprised at the workload she carried for all those years. We felt more than a little uncertain during the fall semester when she would get home at 7:00, sit down to supper and ask how our day was. None of us answered because we knew she wasn’t listening. Who listens with her eyes closed and her forehead resting in the Hamburger Helper? When the symptoms of this pandemic hit our rear view mirror, we will all breathe a sigh of relief. Later, during times of uncertainty renewed, we can use the skills we garnered from behind the mask to meet it head on and see where our brand new path will lead us.

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UKRAINIAN FAMILY TAKES ROOT AND GROWS IN HARRISBURG A safe place to live with opportunities for your children to prosper … that’s something which most people who grow up in the American Midwest take for granted. For one Harrisburg family, those blessings are appreciated a lot more. Viktor Vladimirovich Verbovskiy and his wife Olga Vladimirovna Verbovskaya were Ukrainian natives who grew up when their country was still part of the USSR. Even after Ukraine became independent after the fall of the Soviet Union, there were no guarantees of safety and opportunity. So Viktor and Olga took a leap of faith and moved to the United States. “My parents and my five oldest siblings came from Kiev, Ukraine, and moved to Portland, Ore., about 25 years ago,” said Roza, Kristina, Viktor, Denis, Olga, Igor, Inna, and Aleksandr. Photos courtesy Roza Pond. Roza Verbovskiy Pond, the second youngest of eight children of to communicate and interact with people and work on her Viktor and Olga. “My brother Denis, myself and my sister English language. When we moved to South Dakota, she Kristina were born in Portland. I lived there until I was about worked at the assisted living. So she got the contact with 7 years old when we moved to South Dakota.” Roza was in the people she wanted. She was very religious. In my eyes, she third grade when they moved to Harrisburg in 2006. was drawn to the older folks because they shared views on “My father had served in the USSR army for two years and religion.” Olga died from cancer this past May. She had been he was also a police investigator in Ukraine. It really wasn’t a the head cook at Edgewood Assisted Living, where she was great environment to raise kids. They just wanted a better life also a caregiver. for their kids, a safer place, a better education. We’re very, very “Mom was our rock,” Roza said. “She was awesome. grateful,” Roza said. She was super supportive of all of us. She always took us to According to Roza’s brother, Denis Verbovskiy, church and prayer nights; we were always involved somehow. “Dad didn’t want to go into the police force here I remember prayer visibly. She brought us to God; she made because of the corruption he experienced in Ukraine after the sure we understood who God was and that we read the Bible. fall of the Soviet Union and all the problems that came with If we missed church, we had church at home. We’d pull up that kind of job. He didn’t want any part of that, so he went some chairs in the middle of the living room – it was awesome. into the labor force.” In Portland, Viktor was a truck driver Our brothers would read the Bible up there and then mom and worked in a mechanic shop. Here, he works for Ryder as would find a song and we’d sing; and then go right into a a truck driver and in landscape maintenance. message. That was part of us.” Their family’s home church is the House of God, which provides services in both Ukranian “My mom worked at a textile mill in Kiev, but wanted a and English at 3205 S. Six Mile Road in eastern Sioux Falls. more interpersonal career here,” Denis said. “In Oregon, she worked at the Hertz Rental Center. It gave her the chance

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who lived in the Sioux Falls area. The family connection was combined with two other factors to motivate the move: (1) The climate here was better for their mother’s health; and (2) Harrisburg was even a more safe place for their children. “No one here had a fence, you could run to the park with your friends,” Roza said. “It’s such a family community rather than just a place to live. I can go outside with my daughter, we can go for a walk, the neighbors are friendly. My daughter will go to the same elementary school that I went to when I was little. I want my daughter to grow up in a safe place like I did.” Denis appreciated how close he and his classmates were in Harrisburg schools. “At one point or another, I had a new best friend every time I’d hang out with someone. Midwesterners are easy to get to know.”

Viktor and Olga.

Roza said the new high school had opened just two years before she started there. “It’s remarkable the opportunities that are available. I think Harrisburg has done a phenomenal job taking care of their students.” Four of the eight Verbovskiy children (Slavik, Igor, Denis and Roza) graduated from Harrisburg High School. Youngest sister Kristina is currently a senior at HHS. Five of the eight are on active service duty in the U.S. Armed Forces. Roza is a personnel specialist with the United States Navy (and was able to transfer to South Dakota on humanitarian orders to help care for her mom as her cancer became worse). Denis is a lieutenant in the United States Army. He is a platoon leader in a cavalry squadron at Fort Carson, Colo. Three other older siblings are also in the military. Slavik (who was the first to sign up with Uncle Sam) is a chief in the U.S. Navy; Vataliy is a lieutenant junior grade in the U.S. Air Force; and Igor is a staff sergeant in the Air Force. The stories their father told about his time in the Soviet Army could be scary, Roza said. Denis said that because his dad had no choice about serving in the Soviet military, he never pushed his own children to join the armed forces. However, Denis said, “We wanted to serve because of what America has done for our family. Coming over here with nothing, our parents were able to reach the middle class and support their kids through school and college.”

Netesov lives in Parker and is a respiratory therapist at Avera Heart Hospital. Roza said, “Inna also does missionary work in Haiti, where she’s helping to start a safe house for women and young children. That will be starting in the next yearand-a-half. They are raising funds now. By the time I finish my nursing degree (in 1.5 years), I will go to Haiti to do some volunteer work there, too.” On top of the navy and nursing, Roza also operates RJ’s Pastries in Harrisburg, a small, homebased business built on the foundation that “everybody knows everybody in Harrisburg.” HHS senior Kristina managed the high school tennis team this fall and is taking dual-credit college courses. Following high school, she will be pursuing a degree in psychology to become either a counselor, therapist, or social worker. She is heavily involved in her church youth group at House of God Church where she spends a lot of her time. Oldest brother Aleksandr (Alek) is a father of two who resides in Alaska. He has a bachelor’s degree in information technology from Colorado Technical University. Due to a lower spinal injury, he now spends his days exploring and traveling the states.

Each day in his Army career, Denis takes lessons from his mother and puts them into action. “Mom taught me to be kind to everyone. Every interaction I saw her have with people was one of general kindness and finding no faults with people. I definitely take a similar approach leading soldiers in the organization. I don’t know the backgrounds of these soldiers. But I’ve got to treat them with the same respect Mom gave everyone she met.” Their older sister, Inna Verbovskiy THE BRIDGE | WINTER 2020

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OUTDOOR RECREATION PLAN LEVERAGES RESOURCES OF CITY, SCHOOL AND PRIVATE SECTOR By Bob Fitch

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private sector to partner with each other.”

A public/private partnership is promising an expansion of Harrisburg’s community park resources at two locations at less than half the cost of the original plan at one site. Progress is ongoing in a joint effort by the city of Harrisburg, the Harrisburg School District, and the Harrisburg Community Foundation to not only continue upgrading Central Park, but to also add a community baseball and softball complex adjacent to the high school.

The advantages of the revised plan are it shares city and school resources, utilizes existing school infrastructure, benefits from the generosity of an adjacent landowner, and allocates park resources to better match the city’s growth profile.

“The goal from day one of this project has been to meet the comprehensive outdoor recreational needs of the community,” said John Sutton, vice president of the Harrisburg Community Foundation. He said what initially started as a plan to improve Central Park north of Liberty Elementary has grown into a plan to accomplish much more. “The school district is such an integral part of outdoor youth recreation in Harrisburg that it really made sense for the city, the school district and the

Andrew Pietrus, Harrisburg’s city administrator, said, in one respect, the size and number of ballfields proposed in this project might seem outsized for a town the size of Harrisburg. “It’s a challenge that the school district is so large, but the community it identifies with is much smaller.” The school district stretches north to 57th and 69th Streets in Sioux Falls, west into the Tea area, and east and south to the Iowa border and the Canton area.

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“Almost all of the kids in our youth baseball program are coming from within our school district, but outside of our city limits,” Pietrus said. The Harrisburg Baseball Association is the third largest in the state, trailing only Sioux Falls and Rapid City in participation numbers. Likewise, there are large numbers of girls in the pipeline waiting to build on the State A championship Harrisburg High School girls softball team brought home this fall. “We’re talking about a demographic challenge that most communities our size in South Dakota don’t face in trying to have a really successful recreation program with kids from another city. That’s why it’s so important to have the private sector come in and be a part of it. The real champion here is the Community Foundation and their efforts to fill in that gap from the challenges we face with demographics; and plugging in the private sector’s goodwill and their hard-earned dollars to build those ballfields,” Pietrus said. Sutton said, “From a practical standpoint, to accommodate the large numbers who come at one time for youth athletics, you need a large parking lot. In the previous plan to expand the ballfields at Central Park (the Legion ballpark site), the cost for parking alone was $2.7 million. Meanwhile, the school district had always planned to build baseball and softball fields for the school’s use at the high school. So this phase of the project just takes the practical step of expanding the baseball and softball resources at the school and taking advantage of the existing parking. Then the city park resources can focus on playgrounds, picnic shelters and more at Central Park. The ballfield part of the project in no way changes the plan to fully develop the park site.” Sutton said, “The families and youth located in the boundaries of the school district are who we’re trying to serve. Ballfields were a large part of the city’s original plan and, I think, this plan we’re working with now is consistent with where the resources are being allocated. But, to be successful as a community project, it needs to be more than just ballfields. Harrisburg has grown to the point that it deserves a modern city park as well. Anybody coming to the new ballfields will also benefit from the park improvements.” He continued, “For those of us who live in southern Sioux Falls, we identity with the school district. We’re Tigers – and we’re proud beyond belief in that identity. We come to Harrisburg to be with our kids’ friends from school and their parents.”

Groundwork for the capital campaign by the Harrisburg Community Foundation has been underway for over two years. If fundraising objectives are met as expected by first quarter of 2021, grading and construction on park elements and ballfields can begin in spring and summer of 2021. In Central Park, grading for new t-ball fields has been underway this fall and grading is expected in the spring for the area that includes the prospective pavilion and bandshell. The two-site project is expected to be in the neighborhood of $4 million, a cost shared by the school district, city and private donations. Sutton said the Community Foundation is approaching $1 million in “leadership gift” commitments from area corporations. “The beauty of a park project versus a building project is you can make meaningful progress in phases,” he said. The Harrisburg Community Foundation has its origins in organizing Harrisburg Days. Three years ago, it took on a broader mission which includes park development and Existing gravel drive scholarships, plus Covid relief for area businesses this year. Park signage

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The baseball and softball complex adjacent to the high school will include gameday fields and practice fields. It has the potential to be a destination site for regional tournaments for children ages 8 to 18. Visitors from Minneapolis, Des Moines, Fargo and all points in between will be spending

Pietrus said the community can be proud that this project is being coordinated and efficiently funded by so many entities “rather than everybody just saying ‘Who is going to get this funded, who’s going follow through?’ Instead, everyone is stepping up and saying ‘We’re the ones following through.’”

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He’s excited to envision the upgraded Central Park as “a modern park area with all the community aspects you’d expect to gather outside – a bandshell, picnic shelters and a pavilion.” Pietrus described the prospective pavilion as “a picnic shelter on steroids” such as the one at Sertoma Park in Sioux Falls.

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A LIFETIME OF WATCHING ‘UNREAL’ GROWTH IN HARRISBURG By Bob Fitch Retired farmer and long-time Harrisburg School District bus driver Danny Harris has seen and been a part of a lot of the town’s history – from its days as a small farming community to its explosive growth as South Dakota’s fastest growing municipality. When Danny Harris was born in rural Lincoln County in 1939, the population of Harrisburg was less than 250 people. The 2020 census is expected to peg today’s population at more than 7,000.

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When Danny graduated from Harrisburg High School in 1957, his class included 26 students. When his son Dan graduated from Harrisburg High in 1981, the size of the graduating class had only grown to 36. Harrisburg’s 2020 class included 304 graduates. When Danny started driving bus for the Harrisburg School District, there were four routes and four or five drivers. Today, he’s one of 38 drivers covering 32 routes. When Danny parked his tractor for the final time in 2008, he was farming land north of 57th Street between Southeastern and Sycamore Avenues. That area is all houses now. Needless to say, Danny Harris has seen a lot of growth in Harrisburg and the surrounding area in his 81 years. Before Harrisburg was even a town, the story goes that the stagecoach stop on Nine Mile Creek was named “Harrisburg” after Danny’s great-great-grandfather. Johnson Harris was a pioneer farmer in Dayton Township.

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“I started school at the Schindler country school, district 44. Then I started going to school in Harrisburg when I was in 7th grade,” Danny said. Even his daughters started at the Schindler country school in the 1960s. “Out in the country, we had one teacher who taught all the grades. When we came to town for school, there was one teacher for 7th and 8th grade together.” He has fond memories of his school days. “I will never forget. The fire escape from the second floor was in our classroom. It was one of those big round tubes. We got in trouble for going down.” The football field in his high school days is where the Liberty playground is now. “Part of the field overlapped with the baseball field. I think the field was only 80 yards long. I played in the second or third year that Harrisburg had football. That was 6-man football. On the offense, there was the quarterback, center, two ends and two

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fullbacks. I was a fullback. We were pretty good, but Brandon was better,” he said. “In the ‘50s, Harrisburg had the best gymnasium in the conference. It was bigger than anybody else’s. Colton had the smallest gym I ever saw. The fans stood above the court looking down from a railing. Worthing’s basketball court was in an old Quonset,” he said. Although there had been girls’ basketball in earlier years, by the time he was in school, there were no sports teams for girls. Cheerleading was the only athletic opportunity for them. One thing which was similar to today was a major health scare – the polio epidemic of 1948. “The school was shut down for a month during the polio epidemic. My brother, Jack, who was 5 or 6, had polio and was in an iron lung. My folks dropped him off at McKennan Hospital and couldn’t go back to see him for 30 days. “We lost two kids out of our school and one parent. My brother pretty much fully recovered. But there were a lot of people in this area who got disabilities from polio. Many had deformed legs.” At least 67 people in Sioux Falls died from polio in 1948 alone. Danny has also seen the rise, fall and rise again of the business fortunes in the town. At one time, he remembered, there was a stockyards along the railroad tracks east of town from which farmers would ship their livestock. Across the street north from the old bank building downtown, there was a grocery store and café. Where Meraki Salon is located now, youth in the years before him would play their basketball games in the upper level of that building. There was a gas station where Fresh Horses Saloon is located today. Going south from the old bank building at the corner of Willow and Railroad Avenue, he said there was a drug store and down from that was a barber who also fixed radios. Further down still was a second grocery store. The fire station was where the city building is now. Today’s post office sits where

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Danny Harris with the Harrisburg High School basketball team (from the 1957 Tiger Tracks yearbook). Danny is standing, fourth from the left.

there was once an auto repair shop. His family didn’t really go to Sioux Falls that often. “We went to Canton every Saturday night where we sold our eggs. Then we’d go roller skating there,” Danny said. He was among the farmers who worked hard to help expand the Harrisburg Fire Department so it could provide service to rural areas. “In 1964, we bought a new fire truck and we’ve just kept expanding and expanding ever since. Before that, they were using an old Studebaker for a fire truck.” Danny was on the volunteer fire department for 51 years. He still cooks oysters at their December appreciation event. In days gone by, the appreciation event was a pheasant hunt followed by a pheasant dinner. He was around for the first iteration of Harrisburg Days in the 1960s. The fire department had a huge tractor pull and barbecue for a fundraiser. Also in the mid-1960s, they raised money for a new baseball field by hunting jackrabbits and selling the pelts. “We’d surround sections of land and shoot jackrabbits. We had truckloads of jackrabbits.” Danny continues to live on the home farmstead which is 1.5 miles east and 1.5 miles north of the Harrisburg fire station. His children still own the cropland in a limited liability corporation, although someone else farms the land now. He said the growth he’s seen in Harrisburg during his life “has been unreal.”

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BUSINESS PROFILE

CHIROPRACTIC PRACTICE HAS BEEN ‘AN AMAZING RIDE’ By Bob Fitch

Harrisburg Family Chiropractic will mark 15 years in business this coming March. Dr. Ashley Mayland said, “It’s been an amazing ride. The community is great. I love the fact that there are families where I see three or four generations. We’re what we consider a ‘family practice.’ We work on people from newborns to geriatrics.” On top of the many patients he sees from the local area, Mayland said positive word of mouth brings clients in from as far away as Worthington, Minn., Crofton, Neb., and Watertown, S.D. Patients seek him out because of his expertise in cranial bone work, allergy sensitivity testing, and use of new technologies. He was an early adopter of cold laser treatment, which stimulates healing while using low levels of light. Low-level light is applied directly to a targeted area and damaged cells respond with a physiological reaction which promotes tissue repair and

relief from pain and inflammation. For 15 years, Mayland has also maintained a certified advanced proficiency rating for Activator spinal correction. “The Activator is an instrument which allows delivery of a precise amount of force to the area we want to adjust – 300 to 1,000 times faster than manual adjustment, so people barely feel it,” he said. Mayland treats a variety of conditions from headaches, neck and back pain, carpal tunnel, hip, ankle and knee problems to infant colic and acid reflux. Harrisburg Family Chiropractic also has three massage therapists on staff – Reese, Betty, and Allyson. Massage therapy can help increase blood circulation, reduce swelling, relax muscles, relieve muscle pain and spasms, and aid in recovery and range of motion. Reese and Martha (at the front desk) have been with the clinic for

Dr. Ashley Mayland of Harrisburg Family Chiropractic.

10 years. “We feel blessed to have them working with us – we consider them family,” Mayland said. True to the “family” in the company’s name, the reception in the office has come full circle for long-time patients. When his oldest daughter Abbigail was a 2-year-old, she could be found toddling around the office when Mayland’s wife, Paula, came in help out. Today, as a

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When he and his wife moved to Harrisburg, the town had 2,000 residents and the school district only had three buildings. While Harrisburg has experienced growing pains over the years as it adjusts to its burgeoning population, he said necessary infrastructure improvements such as the sewer treatment plant and water tower were “not glamorous, but needed to be done” before the city could move on to upgrading roadways.

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TERRIFIC TOWNHOMES, TWIN HOMES AND APARTMENTS Harrisburg-Based Select Companies Offers ‘High End’ Living Options at Tigerway, Ivy, Prospect and Keller Circle Harrisburg-based Select Companies Inc. offers a unique package of properties which the company builds, manages, leases and maintains. Select’s mission is to expand and inspire the Harrisburg, Tea and Sioux Falls communities with the highest quality rental townhomes and apartments. The company also leases RV spaces and storage rentals. Select Companies is currently focused on leasing the new Tigerway Townhomes & Apartments. One of two 22 unit apartment buildings is ready for renters. Tigerway Apartments are three stories with an elevator. security entrance and heated indoor parking garage, not to mention side-by-side refrigerators with ice and water, garbage disposals, washer and dryer in each unit. One bedroom. 836 square feet Two bedroom. 1,196-1,385 square feet The living room and kitchen at Tigerway apartments. The building also includes a heated garage.

The Tigerway Townhomes are two stories with your own entrance and attached double garage on each townhome. One bedroom. 1,141 square feet Two and three bedroom. 1,330 square feet The Tigerway Apartments & Townhomes are located in Harrisburg, just minutes away from Wal Mart on Minnesota and 85th Street. The units are also all in the Harrisburg Public School District. The Prospect Townhomes are a new build located off of Prospect and Justus Avenue in Harrisburg. They will be available for rent by January 1, 2021. The townhomes are three bedroom single story, handicap accessible, oversized attached double garage, vaulted ceilings, side-by-side refrigerator with ice and water, double sinks in the master bedroom, washer and dryer in each unit, garbage disposal, patio and a very open concept. Three bedrooms. 1337-1453 square feet Select Companies is also currently finishing construction on the Ivy Townhome development in Tea. The townhomes (two and three bedrooms) are single story, handicap accessible, oversized attached double garage, vaulted ceilings, side-byside refrigerator with ice and water, double sinks in the master

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Central Bank (605) 782-1818 awalsh@centralbankonline.com

Sisson Printing Inc. (605) 336-6136 denny@sissonprintinginc.com

CorTrust Bank (605) 336-3900 tdehaven@cortrustbank.com

AG SERVICES

First Bank & Trust (605) 978-3030 breanna.garbers@bankeasy.com

APARTMENTS, RENTAL PROPERTY Sawyer Pointe Apartments (605) 275-4245 info@residepropertymanagement.com Select Companies (605) 743-4865 info@selectcompanies.co

BRONZE MEMBERS

Solutions Property Management, LLC (605) 988-8496 Linda@yourrentalsolution.com

Performance Press (605) 582-7070 info@performancepressinc.com

Bayer Crop Science (605) 743-5459 x 5604 erin.baker-daggett@bayer.com

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GOLD MEMBERS

The First National Bank of Sioux Falls (605) 782-5880 jmiverson@fnbsf.com Frontier Bank (605) 331-2889 traceyh@frontierbk.com Quoin Financial Bank (605) 275-5000 gharrell@quoinbank.com Reliabank (605) 306-2000 jeremyk@reliabank.com

Including electrical, painting, plumbing

360 Painting of Sioux Falls (605) 679-4957 tsaxer@360painting.com Albers Electric, LLC (605) 366-9561 alberselectric@yahoo.com BHI Construction, LLC (605) 743-2152 accountspayable@bhi-construction.com B.J. Construction (605) 743-5167 JNBL@midco.net G. A. Johnson Construction, Inc. (605) 361-8800 corey@gajci.com Hai Plumbing LLC (605) 695-5942 haiplumbing@hotmail.com Janus Home Solutions (605) 743-4233 todd@janushomesolutions.com J.Wahl Home Inspection (605) 368-4650 jwahl@jwahlhomeinspection.com KN Construction (605) 767-3500 lexie@nielsonconstruction.net LoveOurRoof Sioux Falls (605) 599-7663 dustinallen@loveourroof.com One Hour Heating & Air Conditioning (605) 271-1419 kcd99@hotmail.com ProLift Garage Doors (605) 366-5950 djones@proliftdoors.com Select Companies (605) 743-4865 info@selectcompanies.co CONNECTING THE HARRISBURG COMMUNITY


Showplace Cabinetry (605) 743-2200 heidi.bowers@showplacecabinetry.com

SCORE (402) 760-0963 tmundhenke2000@yahoo.com

CELL PHONES

Sioux Falls Chamber of Commerce (605) 336-1620 afarr@siouxfalls.com

Wireless World (605) 789-8722 phock@wirelessworld.com CHURCHES

South Dakota Retailers Association (605) 906-3370 lhasbrouck@sdra.org CONVENIENCE STORES

Harrisburg United Methodist Church (605) 767-2253 humc@harrisburgumc.com

Casey’s General Store (605) 743-5404

NewDay Church (605) 368-9894 randy@sf-newday.org

Sam’s BP (605) 767-7561 sq46@yahoo.com

The Ransom Church (605) 339-3733 paul.nix@theransomchurch.org

DANCE STUDIO

Shalom Lutheran Church/Preschool (605) 767-5382 office@shalomlc.com St. John Paul II Catholic Church (605) 988-3750 office1@jp2sd.org CLEANING SERVICES White Glove Cleaning Services, LLC (605) 421-8078 cindy@thewhiteglovecleaningservices.com CLOTHING

Pulse Dance Studio (605) 408-6246 pulsedanceteams@gmail.com ENGINEER or ARCHITECTURE SERVICES EAPC Architects Engineers (605) 444-1600 leap.chear@eapc.net Stockwell Engineers (605) 338-6668 jbrown@stockwellengineers.com TSP, Inc. (605) 336-1160 lorenzenll@teamtsp.com

FOOD / GROCERIES Emer-GenZ Eats & Treats (605) 354-5948 pamela@emergenzeats.com Fareway (605) 743-9071 u1781@farewaystores.com Hy-Vee Inc. (605) 271-7171 DMitchell@hy-vee.com GOLF Spring Creek Country Club (605) 743-2000 gsumma@sio.midco.net GRAPHIC DESIGN Design Loft (605) 376-7430 jp.design@midco.net HARDWARE, BUILDING MATERIALS Harrisburg Ace Hardware (605) 213-0600 frosin.acehardware@outlook.com Schoeneman’s Building Materials Center (605) 213-1100 al.schoeneman@schoenemans.com HEALTH including medical and fitness

EVENT SITES

Avera Medical Group Harrisburg (605) 213-8000 erica.arends@avera.org

COFFEE

American Legion Post 45 & Auxiliary Unit 45 (605) 261-2621 axe@sio.midco.net

Evolve Chiropractic & Rehab (605) 767-1610 evolvechiropracticsd@gmail.com

Sassy Cakes & Coffee (507) 215-1828 sassycakesbyashly@gmail.com

The Harrisburg Event Center (605) 366-0863 contact@harrisburgeventcenter.com

GreatLIFE (605) 213-1600 dustin.derry@joingreatlife.com

Scooter’s Coffee Drive Thru (605) 271-0964 travis@scooterssiouxfalls.com

The Meadow Barn (605) 370-2786 events@themeadowbarn.com

Harrisburg Eye Care (605) 213-2020 info@secure.harrisburgeyecare.com

COMMUNITY, SERVICE ORGANIZATIONS

FAMILY FUN, ENTERTAINMENT

Harrisburg Family Chiropractic (605) 767-7463

EmBe Avera (605) 362-9438 abakke@embe.org

Air Madness (605) 767-1600 tylerpedersen88@gmail.com

Harrisburg Area Food Pantry (605) 929-0599 harrisburgareafoodpantry@yahoo.com

Christmas Tree Acres (605) 214-0275 sfpacker56@aol.com

Harrisburg Community Foundation (605) 940-4393 info@harrisburgcf.org

Conquer Escape Rooms (605) 498-1540 info@conquerescaperooms.com

Harrisburg Community Library (605) 767-7910

Country Apple Orchard (605) 743-2152 accountspayable@bhi-construction.com

Ambush Apparel (815) 545-9634 garrett.ambushapparel@gmail.com

Harrisburg Lion’s Club (605) 201-9361 asjtimmer@yahoo.com Harrisburg School District (605) 743-2567 THE BRIDGE | WINTER 2020

Dakota Entertainment (605) 331-1404 garner@dakotaentertainment.com

drmayland@harrisburgfamilychiropractic.com

Harrisburg Family Dental (605) 213-1230 Seth.schr@gmail.com Heroic Fitness (605) 759-5083 mal.herofitness@gmail.com Highest Health Chiropractic (605) 351-3517 outreach@highesthealthchiropractic.com Neighborhood Dental Clinic (605) 767-0285 sheitzler@neighborhooddentalcare.com Prairie Rehabilitation – Harrisburg (605) 767-3008 ljohnson@prairierehab.com

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Wermerson Orthodontics (605) 274-0555 info@wermersonorthodontics.com INSURANCE AND/OR INVESTMENTS Ascend Financial, Inc. (605) 553-9620 kris@ascendfinancial.com Brock Aldrich - Edward Jones 605-214-1079 Brock.aldrich@edwardjones.com Daniele Heyn – Aflac (605) 520-3079 daniele_heyn@us.aflac.com Casey Van Beek Innovative Employer Solutions (605) 321-6733 casey.vanbeek@ies-sd.com Jackie Hoerner-District Sales Manager & Benefits Counselor (605) 281-5188 jackie_hoerner@us.aflac.com Lloyd Nickel Allstate Insurance Agency (605) 937-6500 lloydnickel@allstate.com Riverview Insurance & Investments (605) 498-0305 dpitzl@juffer.com INTERIOR DESIGN, HOME DECOR White Barn Charm (605) 261-7629 whitebarncharm@gmail.com INTERNET / CABLE TV Midco (800) 888-1300 andrew.curley@midco.com Vast Broadband (605) 306-3043 jeffrey.larson@vastbroadband.com LIQUOR Grains & Grapes Liquor House (605) 213-0182 grainsgrapesliquorhouse@outlook.com MUNICIPAL SERVICES City of Harrisburg (605) 743-5872 contact@harrisburgsd.gov OFFICE EQUIPMENT A & B Business Solutions (605) 335-8520 johnny.noel@abbusiness.com

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PHOTOGRAPHY OR VIDEO SERVICES

SANITATION SERVICES

CMAC Production (605) 201-4609 cmacprod@yahoo.com

Novak Sanitary Service (605) 338-7126 melissaw@wcnx.org

Lynn Marie Photography (605) 370-4506 lynn@lynnmariephotography.com

Roo’s Sanitation (695) 498-1588 Roossanitation@gmail.com

PROPERTY, LANDSCAPE AND LAWN MAINTENANCE

SIGNAGE

All Season’s Property Maintenance (605) 743-5912 allseasonslawn@qwestoffice.net Yardscapes, LLC (605) 929-2000 SFYardscapesLLC@gmail.com REAL ESTATE AND DEVELOPERS 605 Real Estate (507) 220-1615 kaylee@605advantage.com Amber Halvorson - Keller Williams Realty (605) 376-7550 amberhalvorson@kw.com Amber Ellingsen Realty (605) 360-6707 amberellingsen@kw.com Casey Hatch - Keller Williams Realty (605) 777-9090 caseyhatch@kw.com Codi Realty Group/My Home My Harrisburg (605) 370-9991 codi@codirealtygroup.com Jim Dunham & Associates (605) 275-850 ashley@jimdunhamassociates.com NAI Sioux Falls (605) 357-7100 mmahlen@naisiouxfalls.com

Customeyez Design (605) 521-5239 customeyez@live.com SPORTS EQUIPMENT, UNIFORMS Daubys Sports Center (605) 332-8041 brian-daubys@qwestoffice.net TAXIDERMY Diggers Taxidermy (605) 881-8474 kcnew6@hotmail.com TECHNOLOGY OR COMPUTER SERVICES Big D Technology Solutions, Inc. (605) 271-9885 danderson@bigdtechnology.com ELBO Computing Resources, Inc. (605) 361-3720 kyle@teamelbo.com UTILITIES NorthWestern Energy (605) 978-2913 paul.mantz@northwestern.com Xcel Energy (800) 895-4999 eric.pauli@xcelenergy.com

Solutions Property Management, LLC (605) 988-8496 Linda@yourrentalsolution.com

WEB, SOCIAL MEDIA

Tim Allex Realty Group (605) 759-3996 clientcare@timallex.com

Firelink Online Media (725) 696-3473 mychelle@firelinkonline.com

Van Buskirk Companies (605) 361-8211 kristi@vbclink.com

YOUTH SERVICES

RESTAURANTS

Boys & Girls Clubs of the Sioux Empire (605) 338-8061 rwimmer@bgcsiouxempire.org

Big J’s Roadhouse (605) 767-8000 bigjroadhouseBBQ@gmail.com

Junior Achievement of South Dakota (605) 336-7318 kelli.rogotzke@ja.org

Fresh Horses Saloon (605) 767-5908 patrick.miller1975@gmail.com

Pulse Dance Studio (605) 408-6246 pulsedanceteams@gmail.com

PET CARE FACILITY

Harrisburgers (605) 767-1900 harrisburgers@yahoo.com

Resort by SDK (605) 743-5824 smokendakotakennels@gmail.com

Subway (605) 213-1009 coleshawd@gmail.com

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