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WINTER 2022

INSIDE New Sanford Clinic . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 Lesnar Family Profile . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 Fiegen Construction Profile . . . . . . . . 16 Libraries Reimagined . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20 Youth Sports Camps . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24 Photos of HHS Activities . . . . . . . . . . . . 26 Patriot’s Pen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30 Business Directory . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32

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CONTENTS

From the Mayor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 From the Chamber . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 New Sanford Clinic . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 Bond Passes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 Lesnar Family Profile . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 Fiegen Construction Profile . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16 Libraries Re-imagined . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20 HHS School Contacts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22 HSD Education Foundation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23 Youth Sports Camps . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24 Photos of HHS Activities . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26-28 Patriot’s Pen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30 Jane Klemme Column . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31 Harrisburg Business Directory . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32

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IMPORTANT LOCAL CONTACT INFO CITY OF HARRISBURG 605-743-5872 | www.harrisburgsd.gov 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 GENERAL CONTACT INFO FOR HOMEOWNERS CABLE TELEVISION SERVICES

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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

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FROM THE MAYOR

ALWAYS MORE TO COME There’s always more to come in Harrisburg. The work of the city staff to plan capital improvement projects is nothing short of impressive. Infrastructure takes months and years of planning and even more time during implementation. As the projects slow down for the season, I encourage you to reach out and ask positive questions that move our community forward. Visit our website, harrisburgsd.gov/departments/ infrastructure-projects, for a look at everything in the works.

Mayor Derick Wenck

I’d like to take a moment and recognize a public servant deserving of our appreciation. Michael McMahon, Planning & Zoning Official, was instrumental in completing the grant application that brought $74,000 in state funding to the community in support of the Hugh Robinson Park revitalization project. With the $250,000 total project completed earlier this fall, we hope you can check out the newest destination playground and park in town. New this year to our annual holiday lighting contest will be a “Parade of Lights.” What started out as a fun contest to show holiday spirit amongst neighbors has snowballed (see what I did there…) into one of the most popular winter activities in town! Watch our social media pages and website for more information from the Community Programming team. Being able to refresh your mind and body is imperative to healthy living. What you do with your leisure time should be interesting and enjoyable, too. We have wonderful programs for all ages at the Community Library. From toddler story time to the monthly book club, an engaging opportunity is waiting for you. Be sure to check out the “Explore South Dakota” educational series on Dec. 1, 8, and 15. The Parks Department is also striving to offer more outdoor activities. Coming this winter are guided nature hikes, snowshoeing, and bird watching. While it’s still several months away, you can also expect more recreational programming in the spring. Kickball, disc golf, and guided park play are on the horizon. Don’t worry, we’re bringing back the always popular archery, hatchet throwing, and fishing at Lake Ole. Whatever you choose to do, be sure to ask for some newly branded Parks & Rec swag! Wherever you look in our community, there is more to come. And we want that community participation along the way. We’d love to hear from you! Text “HI” to 605-777-0110. You can also receive city-wide text message notifications. To opt-in, text “HARRISBURG” to 91896. Wishing you all a safe and happy holiday season!

Derick Wenck

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MESSAGE FROM THE CHAMBER

JOIN US FOR THE MOST WONDERFUL TIME OF THE YEAR! This afternoon, I opened my mailbox, and what to my wondering eyes would appear but two Christmas catalogs! I’ve also already seen social media posts of Christmas trees adorning friends’ homes, and my own daughter has been jamming out to Christmas carols for a couple of weeks. None of this may seem strange as you’re reading this article in late November, but I’m writing this in the middle of … October!! What is it about this time of year that provokes something in us that we just can’t wait for? Amidst rising inflation and continued supply shortages, I understand why people are getting a jump start on their shopping, but there’s something more at play. Sure, the glow of Christmas lights and the familiar tunes we’ve known since childhood can warm us on a chilly winter day, but I would argue that it’s the traditions and time spent with loved ones that truly makes this the most wonderful time of the year. Speaking of traditions, we’ve got a Chamber activity calendar packed fuller than Santa’s sleigh with opportunities for you to enjoy some familiar traditions and start some new ones. So make your list and check it twice as we invite you to join us for the following events. Shop Small Saturday: This is a nationwide event held the Saturday after Thanksgiving which encourages us to shop small and shop local by supporting the businesses right in our hometown. This year, keep an eye on our Facebook page for details about our Shop Small Saturday Scavenger Hunt. You’ll have an opportunity to visit our Chamber members, check in, and earn the chance to win some fabulous prizes. While you’re stopping in, be sure to thank our local businesses for their investment in our community. They really are the elves bringing magic to our local economy. Harrisburg Hometown Holiday: Over the past four years, this truly has become a wonderful Harrisburg tradition. Join us at 5:30 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 2, as we welcome Santa to town. We’ll gather down by the picnic shelter at Lake Ole as we await Santa’s arrival, and we’ll help him provide enough Christmas cheer to light the town Christmas tree. Enjoy some hot cocoa and the chance to snag a photo with ol’ St. Nick himself. Harrisburg Chamber’s Annual Meeting: If you’ve been looking for an opportunity to visit the beautiful Meadow Barn, here’s your chance! Join us on Thursday, Dec. 8, for the Chamber’s Annual Meeting. Don’t let the name fool you. It’s not really a meeting; it’s a party! And it’s not just for Chamber 8

members; all community members are welcome to attend! For just $40, you can enjoy a prime rib dinner, meet movers and shakers in the Harrisburg community, and this year, we’re throwing in some reindeer games! Each ticket includes fake money that you can use to play casino games like blackjack, roulette, and Plinko throughout the Adrienne McKeown evening. At the end, you turn that fake money into chances to win fantastic prizes. Come celebrate another booming year in Harrisburg with us! Tickets are available on our website. The Devious Duo: While some may argue whether this tradition belongs on the naughty or nice list, there’s no doubt that the Elf on the Shelf can bring out some real Christmas creativity! We’re taking this tradition and adding a Chamber spin to it. Throughout December, watch our Facebook page for photos of our two elves, Cliff and Willow, popping up throughout Harrisburg. Take a guess and comment on which Chamber business or organization the devious duo is visiting, and you’ll be entered for a chance to win prizes donated by our Chamber members. Cliff and Willow will be up to their holiday hijinks from Monday, Nov. 28, through Friday, Dec. 23, so get in on the fun and get to know our Chamber members. We thank you for your support of our Chamber members this past year, and we look forward to having you join us for these Harrisburg holiday traditions—both old and new—during this most wonderful time of the year. Happy Holidays, Harrisburg!

Chair of the Board, Harrisburg Chamber of Commerce

HARRISBURG CHAMBER OF COMMERCE Carrie Bell, Executive Director 605-777-9120 www.harrisburgsdchamber.com director@harrisburgsdchamber.com 220 S. Cliff Avenue | Harrisburg SD 57032 CONNECTING THE HARRISBURG COMMUNITY


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HEALTHCARE

NEW CLINIC CARES FOR KIDS AND ADULTS CLOSE TO HOME Receiving care close to home has new

TRANSITIONING CARE

meaning for Maddie Fest since the Sanford

After deciding to transition her family’s care to the Harrisburg clinic, availability was one of Fest’s biggest considerations when choosing a new pediatrician, along with finding a provider with whom her daughter was comfortable. Pediatrician Bianca Johnson, MD, ended up being a perfect fit.

Harrisburg Clinic is now located near her family’s home in Harrisburg. When her 3-year-old daughter, Magnolia, comes down with a cold or cough, it only takes them a few minutes to arrive for their appointment. “Our daycare is across the street from the clinic, so it’s really convenient to pick her up and get care in about 20 minutes,” Fest said. The whole family now visits the Sanford Harrisburg Clinic both for routine and urgent care. “I hop onto My Sanford Chart and am able to make an appointment online without having to wait, so that’s really convenient for us,” she said.

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“Dr. Johnson is so good at connecting with Magnolia and always asks her questions about her favorite activities or foods,” said Fest. To establish care with a new pediatrician, Fest let Dr. Johnson know she wanted to change her daughter’s primary care provider. The clinic staff then updated her information in My Sanford Chart. “It was a super easy process,” said Fest. By reestablishing care, Fest has a go-to person for any questions about her daughter’s health. And if her daughter needs specialty care, Dr. Johnson can connect them to the Sanford Children’s Hospital.

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LOCAL CARE FROM LOCAL DOCTORS The Sanford Harrisburg Clinic is home to three full-time pediatricians: Bianca Johnson, MD, Leah Heidenreich, MD, and Shannon Carruthers, MD. They provide a full range of pediatric care for newborns and children up to age 18, including:

Routine well child visits Care for urgent, chronic and complex conditions Preventive health Sports physicals Vaccinations Parenting education and support The clinic has 26 clinical exam and procedure rooms, housing family medicine, pediatrics, women’s and behavioral health services. Patients can also visit the clinic for labs, X-rays and ultrasounds as well as mammograms on days when the Edith Sanford mammography truck is located at the clinic. “There’s so many things in this clinic that are available to people,” said Fest.

CARE FOR ALL AGES In addition to their daughter, Fest and her husband also get care at the clinic. Currently pregnant with their second child, Fest appreciates being able to do some of her prenatal appointments closer to home in partnership with her OB/GYN in Sioux Falls. “I wanted to finish my pregnancy with the same provider but also use the clinic for smaller visits,” she said. “So being able to see a midwife or an OB/GYN who visit the Harrisburg clinic on certain days of the week has been really nice.”

Aaron, Maddie and Magnolia Fest entrust their health care to the new Sanford Harrisburg Clinic.

As a Harrisburg resident since 2018, Fest is excited to see more health care services available in her community. “So many people say it’s great to have a clinic right here to visit over their lunch break or after work,” she said. The Sanford Harrisburg Clinic is located near the corner of North Cliff Avenue and Willow Street with an attached Lewis Drug retail pharmacy. To schedule an appointment, log in to My Sanford Chart or call 605-213-9700. //

The children’s waiting area at the new Sanford Harrisburg Clinic.

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BOND VOTE PASSES Harrisburg School District voters approved a $30 million bond on Sept. 27. The voter-approved funds will provide for a new elementary school to be located just to the west of South Cliff Avenue in Harrisburg. The new elementary will relieve overcrowding at Liberty Elementary. The resolution also includes site preparation, furniture, roads and parking lots, bus garage, and potential improvements at South Middle School. If bids come in as anticipated, the bond proceeds will be used to also install a track and renovate the cafetorium and kitchen area at SMS.

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Superintendent Tim Graf said, “I want to thank everyone who took the time to cast a ballot in this election. The bond funding that voters approved will allow the district to continue to meet the needs of our students and families as we manage growth. We are very appreciative of the support that our patrons have shown through the bond vote today and in prior referendums. The vote is an affirmation that, as a school community, we are committed to providing our students with a modern learning environment. This is only the start of our work, though. It’s the work of our staff who do great work in these buildings each and every day that will make the biggest difference in our students’ lives.”

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SERVICE TO OTHERS A CORE VALUE AT THE LESNAR HOME

By Bob Fitch

Service to others and leading by example are core values at the Harrisburg home of Casey and Kelsey Lesnar. Their 7-year-old daughter, Lenora, has been showcasing those values while she wears the crown of Tiny Miss Harrisburg. Lenora has been a vocal cheering section for all things Harrisburg. Through Facebook and other channels, she’s shown a spotlight on events in the city such as the car show, Lava’s Harvest Festival, and the Harrisburg Parks archery basics event. In addition, Lenora teamed up with the community library to collect food for the local food pantry during September’s Hunger Action Month. She and the other Little Miss Harrisburg princesses helped hand out programs and Cracker Jacks at the dedication of Dakota Access Field by the Harrisburg Baseball Association. Plus she recruited some of her friends to help rake leaves during the Active Generations “Rake The Town” event. She’ll also participate in the chamber’s holiday lighting ceremony. Kelsey said, “We normally take part in the events in town and I just thought Lenora’s time as Tiny Miss Harrisburg could be another resource to promote worthwhile causes – someone different to ask for food for the food pantry or people to help rake at the rake-a-thon. Maybe her role can be another way to bring people together.” Lenora is a first grader at Freedom Elementary and will move to Adventure next year as part of the Tiger Reserve program. She’s also involved in ballet, competitive dance, Acro and competitive dance team at Pulse Dance Studio in Harrisburg; and competitive cheer at Dakota Spirit in Sioux Falls. According to Kelsey, “The things she’s done have been pretty simple, but we wanted her experience to be more than just winning the crown and riding in the parade. She’s usually shy, but this involvement has helped her be more vocal and talk to more people.” Lenora has enjoyed doing events with Miss Teen Harrisburg Leia Rombough. Leia recently became Miss Teen South Dakota International 2023. Not to be outdone by her younger sister or her classmate Leia, Kelsey and Casey’s older daughter, Ava, was named Miss Junior Teen South Dakota International 2023. Lenora was first runner-up in the state Little Miss Division. Ava is 14 and a freshman at Harrisburg High School. She’s an THE BRIDGE | WINTER 2022

Kelsey and Casey Lesnar with their children, Lane, Ava, Lex and Lenora. Photo by Marissa Whipple.

honor student, plays basketball and runs track. She also works for the WagZone dog walking and let-out service. The job provides flexibility with her sports schedule. Casey said, “If you’re wondering where all the involvement comes from, it’s their mom. I’m not going to take credit.” One of 13


As part of her role at Tiny Miss Harrisburg, Lenora Lesnar has helped promote local community causes, including the Harrisburg Area Food Pantry.

Lane, Ava, Lenora, Lex and Kelsey delivering thermal tote bags to parents who have children in the Sanford newborn intensive care unit (NICU). Also pictured is a representative of Sanford Health.

Kelsey’s most important efforts is to give thermal bags to mom’s with children in the newborn intensive care unit (NICU) at Sanford Medical Center. Casey said, “A lot of times you have to haul breast milk from home to the hospital or vice versa; the thermal bags help with that.” Kelsey added, “Or you can use it to bring healthy food from home because you go sit there all day with your baby.” Friends, family and others sponsor one or more bags and then the Lesnar family adds tissues, hand sanitizer, drinks and snacks. Ava and Lenora help their mom shop for the extra goodies, do an assembly line to fill them, and then deliver to Sanford. Over the past two years, they’ve donated about 180 NICU thermal bags The cause is near and dear to their hearts. On July 16, 2020, their sons, Lane and Lex, were born at 26 weeks and weighed only 2 pounds. The boys spent 99 days at the NICU. “When they were born, the babies got hats and blankets. The doctors and nurses often get food catered by families who previously had children there. I thought I should do something for the moms.” Sponsorship of the bags is $25 each. This year, she started a similar fundraiser to give bags to couples who are utilizing the Sanford Fertility Clinic. And, while Lane and Lex were in the hospital, Kelsey was part of a pilot program called 14

the NICU Read-A-Thon, which has since become an ongoing program. When she’s not volunteering, Kelsey works part-time from home in customer service for Premier Bankcard. She started working for Premier soon after she graduated from Sioux Falls Washington 14 years ago. Casey is a pharmacist and the pharmacy manager at Walgreen’s at 26th and Sycamore. He’s a native of Webster and a graduate of South Dakota State University. He stays involved with SDSU by being a preceptor who supervises pharmaceutical interns at Walgreen’s. “My dad told me I was in the wrong kind of farm, being a pharmacist instead of a farmer. When you grow up on a farm, but work indoors for a living, I always want to spend time working with my hands,” he said. Consequently, he used his

Lenora and Ava at the South Dakota International Pageant.

construction skills to re-do every room in their 1950’s-era house and, in his free time, fixes up other homes as rentals or to re-sell them. Lane and Lex are thriving and busy 2-year-olds who like being outdoors. They like to chase the kittens with Lenora; love to explore the “forest” with Ava on the family’s acreage; and enjoy going to Harrisburg parks, the library, The Sandlot and Air Madness. “Lex likes to work on his toy cars, he’s go-go-go. But Lane will sit down and read 30 books in a row. They’re opposites,” Kelsey said. //

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PRIDE IN THEIR PEOPLE AND SERVICE Driving around the area, it’s a common occurrence to see a Fiegen Construction sign posted near commercial buildings. Several notable projects the company has done include the Sioux Falls Specialty Hospital’s Urgent Care facility on 85th and Minnesota; the Sanford Pentagon and Fieldhouse; and the Dakota Dome remodel along with the Sanford Coyote Sports Center at the University of South Dakota. Closer to home in Harrisburg, Fiegen Construction just finished the new Sanford Clinic at the corner of Cliff Avenue and Willow Street. Fiegen Construction is a familyowned, commercial construction company based in Sioux Falls. Ron Fiegen founded the company in 1967 after years of experience working in the steel and construction industry across the country. Currently, the day-to-day operations are led by brothers Jeff and Rusty Fiegen and Jeff’s son, Lucas. Their steady growth has been the result of preserving the family’s legacy and core values instilled by their father. “Nobody worked harder and nobody in the area had the knowledge of steel construction like our father had,” Rusty said.

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The company prides itself on its employees and the service provided on each project. “About 20 years ago, we really advanced our ‘Design/Build’ approach to our business,” said Lucas Fiegen. The approach of offering in-house architects who work closely with clients while having the capability to build and construct those plans under the umbrella of one company has been key for Fiegen Construction over the years. “We enjoy it when a client asks us to design a complex project and we make it all come together.” About 50 employees work for Fiegen Construction with an average tenure greater than 12 years. Some employees have been with the company for 40+ years. “When we find a good employee we take care of them as if they are part of the family,” said Lucas. Several recent hires are fruits of the Harrisburg High School Career and Technical Education Center. Jack Marquardt and Jonah Dancisin both became acquainted with Fiegen Construction through their building trades classes at HHS. Jack is taking advantage of the Build Dakota Scholarship program, a Jack Marquardt working on-site at a Fiegen Construction project in Sioux Falls. 16

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REIMAGINING THE SCHOOL LIBRARY By Bob Fitch

With students today having nearly limitless information in their iPhones, it’s time to think of libraries as something more than quiet repositories of books. Educational researchers advocate for libraries to be reimagined as open, transparent spaces that invite students to communicate and collaborate. Printed books still play a critical role in supporting learners, but digital technologies and makerspaces offer additional pathways to learning. Students and teachers no longer need a library simply for access to books. They need a place that encourages participatory learning from a variety of sources. In other words, instead of being an archive, libraries are becoming a learning commons, said educational researcher Beth Holland at Edutopia.org. In the Harrisburg School District, Kristi Jones is helping shepherd students, teachers and administrators across the bridge from the oldstyle library to the new “learning commons” concept. During her 9 years as the library media specialist at South Middle School and now in her first year at Freshman Academy, she and others have introduced new approaches in the library to stretch the minds of students by using both technology and makerspaces.

Kristi Jones is the library media specialist at the Freshman Academy.

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Ms. Jones is in her 33rd year of teaching, which includes 14 years as a teacher-librarian. She taught 3rd-6th grade at the Canton School District. When she took a year off for the birth of her son, she substitute taught kindergarten in Harrisburg. “I fell in love with kindergartners. So I got my kindergarten endorsement and taught those kiddos for 13 years, the last 8 of the stretch in Harrisburg.” The high school librarian at the time encouraged Ms. Jones to get her library endorsement and she became the librarian at Journey Elementary for its first 5 years. Then she shifted to South Middle School and now “finally made it to high school” as the teacher-librarian for Freshman Academy. (Outside of her work with the school district, she is also the librarian for the Harrisburg Community Library). She gives Travis Lape, who is now the district’s innovative programs director, much of the credit for her adding technology and makerspaces at the South Middle School library. While she would have preferred a carefully written plan, Mr. Lape jumped in feet first and pulled her and the students along with him. “It was a big, wonderful ride with Travis. He was ready with the tech – he just needed somebody to say, ‘Okay, I’ll try it.’ Now, I think 8 of our 10 schools have makerspaces. The elementary school libraries are doing an incredible job with the little guys.”

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Hannah Frye, Wyatt Witwicki, Landen Bachtell, Matic Rath, Garrett Johnson helped build this model of a Ferris wheel using K’nex blocks.

Like anything new, there’s always a period of trial and error. But there are also remarkable results. The South Middle principal asked her about “Scott” (not his real name), a student who was regularly disrupting his classes. “It surprised me because he came into the library every day for three years and I’d never seen any behavior issues. He was so happy in the library,” she said. “Scott was always here with the same group of boys and they were amazing. The first day we had a makerspace, we had these little fans and some batteries. The aim was to create a circuit to power the fan to fly up. Well, Scott and those guys figured out how to wire 20 batteries to it and see if they could shoot the fan up to the ceiling. I looked at Mr. Lape and he looked at me and we thought ‘We’re in big trouble with these guys, because they are so far above us when it came to these things.’” The word “shush” is rarely heard in Ms. Jones’ library. “Over at South, we’d crank the stereo up and kids would sit in their little areas, and they just worked on their projects. It was loud, but we had an enclosed space.” The open space she has now precludes the music, but the new Freshman Academy library will have walls next year. “The music helps make the library a place they love.” Even with makerspaces and music, the South Middle School had an incredible number of library books checked out. She said many students today like graphic novels. While there are educators who are critical of the graphic novel concept, she said the books are not necessarily easier reading. Every book in the library has a “Lexile” level assigned to it. Lexile is a measure of a book’s difficulty – and many English and Language Arts teachers are rigorous about getting students on a challenging Lexile level – which can be attained either through a traditional novel or a graphic novel. “The kids are into graphic novels because they often tie into video games they like. But it’s fine – their eyes are on books instead of screens. They’re reading and you have to be happy. You just want them to love reading.” Mr. Lape secured a grant to obtain quite a few materials for STEM activities and makerspaces at South Middle School. But Ms. Jones is having to re-build an inventory now for the Freshman Academy. She’s sharing materials with the high school library. THE BRIDGE | WINTER 2022

The K’Nex used to make the Ferris wheel are a hit. Meanwhile, the KAPLA planks offer challenging exercises in engineering. Several students have built free-standing bridges between tables as much as 36 inches apart. Another student was on her way to making a perfect replica of the Eiffel Tower – with no design to follow, just a picture and her own minds-eye of the tower’s architectural and engineering requirements. Ms. Jones would love to add Sphero’s as a resource for teachers and students. Sphero’s are little robot balls that students can code and program to go so far, stop, turn, etc. via an iPad app. Social studies teachers can have students program it to quiz themselves about countries on a giant map. A biology teacher can use it on a giant diagram of a human body and the students have to code in the path of blood flowing through the body. “If you can add activities like these, you’re drawing kids into the library. Some may be doing great in the classroom and others may struggle in the classroom – either way, the makerspace gives students a chance to thrive in a whole different way,” Ms. Jones said. //

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YOUTH ATHLETICS

TEACHING YOUTH HELPS VARSITY REMEMBER WHERE IT ALL BEGAN Before the opening of their 2022-23 seasons, Harrisburg High School coaches and athletes took time in October to provide training to tomorrow’s team stars. Coach Callie Aylward and the HHS gymnastics team hosted 44 elementary-age girls and boys at a camp at Wings Gymnastics Academy. Coach Nick Mayer and the HHS girls basketball team hosted 75 elementary-age girls for camps at Endeavor and Horizon Elementary Schools and at the high school. Coach Scott Langerock and the HHS boys basketball team hosted 200 elementary-age boys at Explorer and Endeavor Elementary and at the high school. Coach Aylward said gymnastics campers had the opportunity to practice skills on vault, bars, beam, floor and trampoline. “We focused on skills and drills as well as taking turns, listening while the coach is speaking, and working together. Both the high school student coaches and the campers had a great time!”

Approximately 200 elementary-age students took part in the boys basketball camps. Basketball camp photos by Jon Klemme.

Coach Langerock said all the camps benefit the high school players who participate by giving them a great sense of being part of the overall culture of the program. “They love their opportunities to

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Left: Penelope Pekoske is encouraged by HHS gymnast Meredith Hruby. Gymnastics photos courtesy of Callie Aylward. Middle: HHS gymnast Mully Mullady demonstrates practice techniques on the trampoline. On the far side of the trampoline is Peyton Fitzer, Elyse Lorenzen and Aubrey Saufley. Nearer to the camera is Haddie Robel and Kennedy Heil. Right: At the girls basketball camps, the focus was on fun, dribbling, passing, shooting, defense and learning through mistakes.

represent our program to the community and to the younger kids. They have put countless hours into their own personal skill development. It is a very healthy reminder that it started somewhere and that it is worth it.” He said the varsity athletes do a great job at these camps interacting with the younger campers. “We have been doing this long enough now that our high school guys remember when they came to these camps. They tell stories to the campers that participate now.” The first two things the boys’ basketball camp focuses on are meeting new teammates and giving as many high fives as possible. “We want to create a very fun and energetic camp atmosphere. We want them to love playing basketball. And we want the kids to keep a positive attitude. You are going to make mistakes and miss shots when you play. Don’t get

frustrated with mistakes. Enjoy the process of practicing,” Coach Langerock said. When the ball hits floor, the boys basketball camps focus on three skill sets: Dribbling and ball handling, shooting form and layups, and passing. They put the skills in action through several games and drills. The real test is to effectively combine the skills and successfully implement them at game time. At the girls basketball camp, Coach Nick Mayer said, “We emphasize having fun, being loud and that it’s ok to make mistakes – because that’s how we learn. We focus on the basics of dribbling, passing, shooting and even get some defensive slides in the mix. Our high school kids are so great with the young kids; they display incredible energy, enthusiasm, patience and create long-lasting connections with our campers.” //

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The HHS boys golf team won the South Dakota AA State Championship and freshman Riley Christensen was the individual champion.

The HHS girls soccer team won the South Dakota AA Championship.

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The HHS girls cross country team competing at a fall meet.

Tiger cross country runner Greyson Cauwels competes in the Metro Conference Meet.

The HHS girls volleyball team. Tournament results were not available at press time.

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PATRIOTIC SALUTE HOW CAN I BE A GOOD AMERICAN? By Regina Stoeser, 2021 Harrisburg South Middle School // 2021 VFW PATRIOT’S PEN WINNER

To be a good American, I believe you must first take a step back and look at the roots this country was originally founded upon. This country was built from the ground up with slabs of perseverance, individualism, and the undying desire for freedom. This new foundation was then packed with the rich soil of patriotism, and rays of death-defying love for this country. To be a Regina Stoeser good American, I believe you must understand the blood, sweat and tears that watered the seed of our great nation. I also believe that in order to be a good American, you simply need to be grateful for the gardeners who died watering this seed, and forever thank God for this great elm tree of a nation we call home.

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America is without a doubt the greatest country in the world, and it’s important for Americans to understand how fortunate it is to be a part of it. The road to being a good American is all about understanding how lucky you are to be able to plant your own roots in this land of the free, and making sure to not take it for granted. To be a good American, I believe you need to understand the seeds it took to grow this nation’s mighty branches, and make sure to water them for future generations. With that said, long live the land of the free and home of the brave. God bless America. //

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HERE’S THE SLANT What does the fox say? I don’t know. I forgot to ask him. He took me by complete surprise on Thursday night when he ran a quick diagonal through the grocery store parking lot. The fox seemed very put together. He looked well-groomed with a beautiful coat that was standing at attention in the breeze. Why does a fox get so dressed up?

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Maybe it was his wedding day. I wondered if he changed his mind and was high-tailing it back to the timberland, seeking a safe place to relish his bachelorhood. Whatever the occasion, I was pleased as punch to mark one down for things I don’t see every day. From my point of view, I always find victory in things that take me by surprise. Consider a recent camping trip. Thanks to a road-closed sign on Highway 46 near Irene, we took a detour on a blacktop to head south. A place called Wakonda appeared on the horizon not long after we turned. We slowed down to study the small town and just for fun, we decided to tour a place we had never been before by turning left on Slant Street. On the corner, where Slant meets Main, we found a tiny gas station and we went in to investigate. Our car was the only one in the parking lot but inside the place was abuzz. There was one cashier and a table of 6 in the back of the store playing pinochle on a mid-October Saturday afternoon. I was kind of curious and I wanted to ask the players if new members were welcome to join the card club. But I kept my mouth shut because the non-verbal cues were hard to miss. I could see that this was a VERY serious game of pinochle and strangers on a detour down Slant Street were of little to no significance to these pinochle players. Where Slant Street ended, we were able to head south again. Up one hill and down another showed us some of the most beautiful fall foliage ever witnessed in the valley beyond a creekbank near Volin. So, here’s the slant: Sometimes, even though you want to stop and play games, its not the right destination. Take your cue from the high-tailing fox. Keep running until you see what it is you didn’t know you were looking for.

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Black Hills Federal Credit Union (605) 937-4515 aprilm@bhfcu.net

Including mailing, marketing, printing, promotional

Fully Promoted (605) 274-0105 sfsd@fullypromoted.com Performance Press (605) 582-7070 info@performancepressinc.com PromoLogo USA (605) 578-0800 john@promologousa.com Sioux Valley News (605) 764-2000 SiouxValleyNews@vastbb.net Qualified Presort Service, LLC (605) 965-3210 jeffpeterson@qualifiedpresort.com Sisson Printing Inc. (605) 336-6136 denny@sissonprintinginc.com

AG SERVICES

Bluestone Federal Credit Union (605) 367-7070 codyn@bluestonefcu.org Central Bank (605) 782-1818 awalsh@centralbankonline.com CorTrust Bank (605) 336-3900 tdehaven@cortrustbank.com CU Mortgage Direct - Chris Pater (605) 275-1777 cpater@cumortgagedirect.com First Bank & Trust (605) 978-3030 breanna.garbers@bankeasy.com First International Bank & Trust (605) 321-5615 JAPPel@fibt.com

SILVER MEMBERS

BRONZE MEMBERS

G. A. Johnson Construction, Inc. (605) 361-8800 corey@gajci.com Janus Home Solutions (605) 743-4233 todd@janushomesolutions.com J.Wahl Construction, Inc. (605) 940-7819 jwahl@live.com KN Construction (605) 767-3500 lexie@nielsonconstruction.net One Hour Heating & Air Conditioning (605) 271-1419 kcd99@hotmail.com Select Companies (605) 743-4865 info@selectcompanies.co Sioux Falls Plumbing LLC (605) 731-9019 jason@siouxfalls-plumbing.com Showplace Cabinetry (605) 743-2200 heidi.bowers@showplacecabinetry.com

CELL PHONES

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

The First National Bank in Sioux Falls (605) 782-5881 KAAspaas@fnbsf.com

Noble Wireless Group DBA AT&T (407) 242-6265 bob.chabot@nobleamerica.com

APARTMENTS, RENTAL PROPERTY

Frontier Bank (605) 331-2889 traceyh@frontierbk.com

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

Sawyer Pointe Apartments (605) 275-4245 info@residepropertymanagement.com Select Companies (605) 743-4865 info@selectcompanies.co Solutions Property Management, LLC (605) 988-8496 Linda@yourrentalsolution.com

Quoin Financial Bank (605) 275-5000 gharrell@quoinbank.com Reliabank (605) 306-2000 jeremyk@reliabank.com

CHILDCARE Creator’s Kids (605) 231-5520 stina@atysolutions.com Early Explorers Learning Center (605) 498-1541 teasupertitans@gmail.com

AUTOS, RVs AND AUTO REPAIR

Security National Bank of South Dakota (605) 977-9000 gdybsetter@snbsd.com

Clean Ride Auto Spa/The Clean Bean (605) 306-2266 coffee@cleanrideautospa.com

Including electrical, painting, plumbing

CHURCHES

1J Homes (605) 232-4000

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

J & M Transmission & Auto Services Inc. (605) 368-2050 maryellen@jmtransmissionservice.com Noteboom RV (605) 743-4002 office.noteboomrv@gmail.com Ultimate Automotive (605) 367-9088 sara@ultimateautosf.com Valvoline Instant Oil Change (605) 321-9900 pnelsen@dakota.net

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GOLD MEMBERS

BUILDING

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 Fiegen Construction (605) 335-6000 lucas@fiegenconstruction.com

Kids ‘R’ Kids of Prairie Hills (605) 215-1341 info@kidsrkidsprairiehills.com

NewDay Church (605) 368-9894 randy@sf-newday.org Shalom Lutheran Church/Preschool (605) 767-5382 office@shalomlc.com St. John Paul II Catholic Church (605) 988-3750 office1@jp2sd.org

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CLEANING SERVICES

ENGINEER or ARCHITECTURE SERVICES

GRAPHIC DESIGN

Mustang Disaster CleanUp (605) 370-1990 mark@mustangdisastercleanup.com

Co-op Architecture (605) 334-9999 josh@co-oparch.com

Design Loft (605) 376-7430 jp.design@midco.net

Merrill’s Window Cleaning, LLC (605) 951-1954 merrillswindowncleaningllc@outlook.com

EAPC Architects Engineers (605) 444-1600 leap.chear@eapc.net

SERVPRO of Sioux Falls (605) 213-3303

Infrastructure Design Group, Inc. (605) 271-5527 KariJ@infrastructuredg.com

COFFEE Lava’s Coffee (605) 261-1568 treatsnsweetssd@yahoo.com Scooter’s Coffee Drive Thru (605) 271-0964 travis@scooterssiouxfalls.com The Clean Bean (605) 306-2266

Stockwell Engineers (605) 338-6668 jbrown@stockwellengineers.com

EVENT SITES

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

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

Riviera Events and Catering (605) 413-8780 mattsapari8@gmail.com

Harrisburg Aquatics Foundation (605) 728-3564 harrisburgaquaticsfoundation@gmail.com

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

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

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

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

FAMILY FUN, ENTERTAINMENT

Harrisburg Lion’s Club (605) 201-9361 asjtimmer@yahoo.com Harrisburg School District (605) 743-2567 joanne.vermulm@k12.sd.us Harrisburg SD Optimist Club (605) 520-4158 harrisburgsdoptimist@gmail.com Sioux Falls Chamber of Commerce (605) 336-1620 Sioux Falls Rotary - South medevany@gmail.com United States Postal Service (605) 743-2791 vicki.a.johnson@usps.gov

CONVENIENCE STORES Friendlys Fuel Stop (605) 767-7561 Sioux Valley Cooperative (605) 886-5829 ap@siouxvalleycoop.com

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

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HEALTH Including medical and fitness

Athletico Sioux Falls East (605) 213-5590 Nancy.Rausch@athletico.com

COMMUNITY, SERVICE ORGANIZATIONS

Harrisburg Economic Development Corporation (605) 450-0715 lisaz@siouxmetro.com

Schoeneman’s Building Materials Center (605) 213-1100 al.schoeneman@schoenemans.com

TSP, Inc. (605) 336-1160 lorenzenll@teamtsp.com

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

Harrisburg Community Library (605) 767-7910

HARDWARE, BUILDING MATERIALS Harrisburg Ace Hardware (605) 213-0600 frosin.acehardware@outlook.com

Country Apple Orchard (605) 743-2152 morethanapples2021@gmail.com Dakota Entertainment (605) 331-1404 garner@dakotaentertainment.com Great Shots (605) 312-7950 jonathan.buckley@greatshots.golf The Fireworkz Store (605) 261-9403 m4heavyd@yahoo.com The Sandlot (605) 370-0507 thesandlotpark@gmail.com

FOOD / GROCERIES Dollar Fresh (605) 213-2222 amack@dollar-fresh.com Fareway (605) 743-9071 u1781@farewaystores.com Hy-Vee Inc. (605) 271-7171 cvenenga@hy-vee.com

GARAGE DOOR REPAIR PS Garage Doors of South Dakota (605) 743-3667 jlangenstein@psgaragedoorssd.com

GOLF Spring Creek Country Club (605) 743-2000 gsumma@sio.midco.net

Evolve Chiropractic & Rehab (605) 767-1610 evolvechiropracticsd@gmail.com GreatLIFE (605) 213-1600 membersupport@joingreatlife.com Harrisburg Eye Care (605) 213-2020 info@harrisburgeyecare.com Harrisburg Family Chiropractic (605) 767-7463

drmayland@harrisburgfamilychiropractic.com

Harrisburg Family Dental (605) 213-1230 Seth.schr@gmail.com Heroic Fitness (605) 759-5083 mal.herofitness@gmail.com Neighborhood Dental Clinic (605) 767-0285 sheitzler@neighborhooddentalcare.com Prairie Rehabilitation – Harrisburg (605) 767-3008 ljohnson@prairierehab.com Sioux Falls Dental Implant Center (605) 799-2929 info@siouxfallsdentalimplantcenter.com Wermerson Orthodontics (605) 274-0555 info@wermersonorthodontics.com

INSURANCE AND/OR INVESTMENTS American Family Insurance Terra Koupal & Associates LLC (605) 361-2020 tkoupal@amfam.com Ascend Financial, Inc. (605) 553-9620 kris@ascendfinancial.com Brock Aldrich - Edward Jones 605-214-1079 Brock.aldrich@edwardjones.com Daniele Heyn - Aflac (605) 777-1566 daniele_heyn@us.aflac.com

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Casey Van Beek Innovative Employer Solutions (605) 321-6733 casey.vanbeek@ies-sd.com Lloyd Nickel Allstate Insurance Agency (605) 937-6500 lloydnickel@allstate.com Perspective Insurance (605) 444-6070 steveo@perspectiveinsurance.com RightQuote (605) 213-0024 amy.schulz@rqthatswho.com Terra Koupal & Associates: American Family Insurance (605) 361-2020 tkoupal@amfam.com Wade C Thomas Farmers Insurance Agency (605) 275-3935 wthomas1@farmersagent.com

INTERNET / CABLE TV

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

RADIO STATION

Squealers Smoke Shack (605) 679-7675 Squealerssmokeshack@gmail.com

Dells Empire Country (605) 842-3333 sschramm@gwtc.net

REAL ESTATE AND DEVELOPERS Kaylee Van Middendorp - 605 Real Estate (507) 220-1615 kaylee@605advantage.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

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

SANITATION SERVICES Novak Sanitary Service (605) 338-7126 melissaw@wcnx.org Roo’s Sanitation (695) 498-1588 Roossanitation@gmail.com

SIGNAGE/WRAPS Customeyez Design (605) 521-5239 customeyez@live.com Redline Wraps & Signs (605) 595-2023 redlinewrapssd@gmail.com

Digit-All Technologies (605) 231-9000 clarissa@digitsf.com

Crabapple Homes LLC (605) 201-7598 lisa@meierhenrylaw.com

Midco (800) 888-1300 andrew.curley@midco.com

The Experience Real Estate (605) 940-5544 Tiffany@TheExperience.com

Bluepeak (605) 501-7272 richard.janssen@mybluepeak.com

Infrastructure Design Group, Inc. (605) 271-5527 philG@infrastructureDG.com

Quality Telecommunications (605) 371-5475 kim@triviewquality.com

Jim Dunham & Associates (605) 275-8500 ashley@jimdunhamassociates.com

TECHNOLOGY OR COMPUTER SERVICES

LIQUOR

Julie Roth Real Estate (605) 740-0645 julieroth@hegg.com

Big D Technology Solutions, Inc. (605) 271-9885 danderson@bigdtechnology.com

Misty Glen Mobile Home Community (605) 362-4705 mistyglen1@hotmail.com

ELBO Computing Resources, Inc. (605) 361-3720 kyle@teamelbo.com

Grains & Grapes Liquor House (605) 213-0182 grainsgrapesliquorhouse@outlook.com

MUNICIPAL SERVICES City of Harrisburg (605) 743-5872 contact@harrisburgsd.gov

NAIL SALON Serenity Nail Spa (605) 213-0147 serenitynailspa21@gmail.com

OFFICE EQUIPMENT A & B Business Solutions (605) 335-8520 johnny.noel@abbusiness.com Gordon Flesch Company (605) 221-0102 gwestemeier@glesch.com

PET CARE FACILITY SDK South (605) 743-5824 smokendakotakennels@gmail.com

PHOTOGRAPHY OR VIDEO SERVICES

NAI Sioux Falls (605) 357-7100 mmahlen@naisiouxfalls.com Solutions Property Management, LLC (605) 988-8496 Linda@yourrentalsolution.com Tim Allex Realty Group (605) 759-3996 clientcare@timallex.com Van Buskirk Companies (605) 361-8211 kristi@vbclink.com

RELOCATION ASSISTANCE Welcome Sioux Falls (605) 799-5072 info@welcomesiouxfalls.com

RESTAURANTS B&G Milkyway

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

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

PROPERTY, LANDSCAPE AND LAWN MAINTENANCE

CNC Food Factory, LLC (605) 322-5325 cncfoodfactory@yahoo.com

All Season’s Property Maintenance (605) 743-5912 allseasons605@gmail.com

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Rudy’s Landscaping, LLC (605) 728-9399 rudyslandscapingsd@yahoo.com

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

SPORTS EQUIPMENT, UNIFORMS Daubys Sports Center (605) 332-8041 brian-daubys@qwestoffice.net

TAXIDERMY Diggers Taxidermy (605) 881-8474 kcnew6@hotmail.com

UTILITIES NorthWestern Energy (605) 978-2913 paul.mantz@northwestern.com Xcel Energy (800) 895-4999 eric.pauli@xcelenergy.com

WEB, SOCIAL MEDIA Firelink Online Media (725) 696-3473 mychelle@firelinkdigital.com

YOUTH SERVICES Boys & Girls Clubs of the Sioux Empire (605) 338-8061 sjones@bgcsiouxempire.org Harrisburg Baseball Association (605) 978-2101 adrienne.hba@gmail.com Junior Achievement of South Dakota (605) 336-7318 kelli.rogotzke@ja.org Pulse Dance Studio (605) 408-6246 pulsedanceteams@gmail.com Wings Gymnastics Academy (605) 271-8242 frontdesk@wingsgym.com

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