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VOLUME 3 • ISSUE 4 • JULY/AUGUST 2015

06 FROM THE EDITOR

08 BUZZ What’s got everybody talking 16 CALENDAR Clear your schedule 18 MEET NEKO APD's new drug dog 20 SCENE Aberdeen Magazine was there, were you? 22 GALLERY 2015 Granary Harvest of Arts Exhibition 24 PROFILE Dr. Margret Huber

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26 FOOD The Brass Kettle Brings a New Experience to Aberdeen 28 RECIPE No-Fuss Campfire Omelets 30 PROFILE Anadia Rockey 32 MEDIA Is Online Streaming the New Standard for Television? 34 SPORTS The World's Most Popular Sport 36 PROFILE Dennis Gavin 38 PICTORIAL Fun in the Sun

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42 OPEN HOUSE Out with the Old 44 Q&A Nate Poeppel 46 YESTERDAYS Citizens Building Marks Aberdeen's Financial Boom

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48 IN THE BACK What's coming to Aberdeen?

Cover Photo Troy McQuillen

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All photos by Troy McQuillen

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EDITOR'S LETTER

Release the McCracken!

SUMMER BEGAN ON JUNE 21 THIS YEAR. For many of us, it feels as though we’ve been in the middle of it for a while now. The sun has been shining, the bugs are awake and our shorts have already seen some use. But now that July and August are upon us we can safely say that summertime is in full force. The fireworks shops are open and the grills are warmed up as people prepare for their Forth of July celebrations, and kids are enjoying their summer vacation as their parents await the return of the school year.

In this issue, we show you all the ways you can get out of the house and enjoy the summer while it lasts. Whether it’s improving your golf game, spending a day on the lake, or taking in one of the many outdoor events that this town has to offer. I came to Aberdeen almost four years ago as a student of Northern State University, and it’s these things and so much more are why I choose to stay here in this wonderful town. It has given me countless opportunities to learn and achieve, including my current position as Managing Editor of this magazine! When I learned that the previous Editor, Angelia Shultz, whom I had been working under as an intern, was leaving, I was a bit surprised. But when I was later asked to take over her position, I was practically speechless! It took some thinking but I accepted and have been working hard ever since. In the very first issue of the Aberdeen Magazine, the former Editor, Barb Andrews, described Aberdeen as having “many of the amenities a much larger city would have, but within walking distance and with an affordable price range.” As a former resident of Bruce, South Dakota, a much smaller town than this, I had always yearned for a place I could call my own where I had room to grow, but I was worried about being overtaken by the sheer size of places like the Twin Cities or Chicago. But when I came to Aberdeen, I found a wealth of opportunities to grow and make something of myself, while still retaining the small town atmosphere that I had grown up in. Some would say that this town has nothing going on and nothing to do, but really, there is a lot more than meets the eye. As you read on, you’ll see a number of things to make your time in Aberdeen worthwhile, such as fine art, fine dining and how to make the most of this fine weather. If summer for you means keeping active, then we have you covered as well. Kids can take part in our rapidly growing pastime of soccer, seniors can learn how to take part in their own local Olympics, being held for the first time in Aberdeen, and people of all ages can learn how yoga can keep both their body and mind in peak condition. As I’ve learned in my time here, Aberdeen is full of hidden potential and opportunity. It can be quiet and simple but also lively and enthralling; it can be a home and a destination. You just have to know where to look, and we want to show you. //

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ISSN 2378-3060 MANAGING EDITOR Sean McCracken

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CONTRIBUTORS

ANDREW HANSEN

McQuillen Creative Group Video Editor by day. Gamer and sports enthusiast by night. As a valued member of the Aberdeen Magazine team, Andrew welcomes the opportunity to write because he says it gives him an outlet in which to express ideas in a new and unique way.

EZEKIEL RICHTER

Ezekiel is a Video Producer and Filmmaker at McQuillen Creative Group. He has worn many hats and it's his many life experiences that inspire the creative genius he brings to Aberdeen Magazine.

RACHAEL GILBERTSON

Rachael is a local artist and an Aberdeen Area Humane Society employee. With an emphasis in: photography, design, and life drawing, she graduated with her Fine Arts B.A. from Augustana College in 2009. A lover of traveling and new experiences, Rachael is thoroughly enjoying her most recent move – to Aberdeen.

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ABERDEEN WILL SOON SEE A NEWCOMER to its world of higher learning. The brand new A-TEC Academy is almost complete and is scheduled to open this fall. Over 700 students have already enrolled for the many Career and Technical Education (CTE) courses that A-TEC will be offering. But that’s not all Aberdeen educators will have to offer. Plans are in place to convert the old Coventry building on Milwaukee Ave. into a brand new elementary school, which is expected to open Fall 2016. The new school is expected to help with overcrowding and reroute congested traffic away from current school locations. //

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Blackout Motors Seeks to Help Kids WHAT IS SOUTH DAKOTA KNOWN FOR? Fertile plains? Mt. Rushmore? How about the best place in the nation for custom bike building? South Dakota is a motorcycle state and a niche area for custom parts and builders. Blackout Motors and the Yelduz Shriners plan One of Blackout on showing off our little Motors custom known claim to fame with the motorcycles. inaugural Blackout Motors Show and Shrine. Katie and James Washnok, owners of Blackout Motors motorcycle shop, and the Yelduz shrine temple, of which James is a member, are putting on the show and hope to have it grow in the next few years. All the money raised this year will go to the Shriner’s Hospitals for Children transport fund, to help families living far away from the hospital cover their transportation costs. The show is open to anyone wanting to check out some cool bikes or show off some of their own. If your bike isn’t custom, don’t worry; categories include trike, sport bike, import, bagger, stock and yes, custom. Other categories that can be entered include Competitors Pick, “Blackout Bombshell,” Potentate’s Pick, and People’s Choice, where you can vote for your favorite entry by putting money in their jar. So come on down to the Yelduz Shrine Center August 29 to see some awesome bikes and raise money for a good cause. //

A Better Bug Spray Bug Repellent Works Differently MOSQUITOES CAN REALLY RUIN OUR SUMMERS AROUND HERE. We have three choices, stay indoors, wear way too much clothing despite the summer heat, or douse ourselves with cans of bug spray. The bug spray seems to work, but exactly what is in that stuff? Mark Bower at the Aberdeen Parts Store (RV and mobile home parts and supplies) is promoting, Sniff-N-Stop, a highly concentrated spray that works a bit differently. You just put a few squirts on your clothes, the bugs smell it, and leave you alone. It’s organic, safe, and works on all the critters that like to dine on our flesh. Doesn’t mention zombies, however. It’s a bit spendy at $13.44 for a small bottle, but you don’t use much. Give it a try. Let us know how it works for you. // Mark Bower recommends Sniff-N-Stop bug repellent.

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Taking the Gold in the Golden Years

The South Dakota Senior Games Come to Aberdeen

BEING OVER 50 DOESN’T MEAN YOU’VE LOST YOUR LUSTER, far from it. An active lifestyle can last far into the later years, and this year’s South Dakota Senior Games wants to show that. For over 30 years the not-for-profit South Dakota Senior Games Association (SDSGA) has been promoting health, fitness, and physical activity for men and women 50 years of age and older. Every year, the SDSGA helps coordinate local Senior Games competition in 12 communities throughout the state, as well as the statewide competition, which this

year will be held in Aberdeen on September 3-6 at various locations throughout the city. The Games include a wide variety of athletic events such as Track & Field, Cycling, Swimming, Tennis, Racquetball, Archery, Badminton, Softball, Billiards, Basketball, Horseshoes, Golf and many others. Participants will compete against others of their same gender in a five-year age grouping (50-55, 55-60, 60-65, etc.) The State Games are supported through a combination of entry fees, small donations from individuals and from larger corporate donors. The local organizing committee, chaired by Mark Kolb, is looking for financial support for the four-day statewide competition, the first of its twoyear commitment to Aberdeen. Funds would be used to offset the cost of participant incentives, venue fees, officials and umpires, a picnic for the participants, and the Hall of Fame Recognition Banquet. Registration information can be found at www. southdakotaseniorgames.org //

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Summer Concerts in Downtown Aberdeen THE ABERDEEN DOWNTOWN ASSOCIATION is excited to bring live music back to Downtown Aberdeen and even more excited to keep it free! Three great bands are lined up on three different nights. One in June, again in July and finishing up in August. The stage will be set up in front of Dacotah Bank and will have people enter at the south end of the block (in front of Aberdeen's newest restaurant, The Brass Kettle. These are shows for all ages so bring the family and did we mention they are FREE! The next event will be Thursday July, 16th from 7 pm – 10:30 pm. Come on downtown and catch Gwen Sebastian! Gwen was on NBC's "The Voice" and is currently on tour with Blake Shelton and Miranda Lambert. You’ll be thrilled to can catch her and her

amazing band right here in Aberdeen! The summer will finish off with Johnny Holm Band on Thursday August 6th from 7 pm – 10:30 pm. Johnny and his amazing band (his daughter is now the lead singer) will be bringing their legendary street dance fun to Main Street. These concerts will be free and open to all ages. There will be food and beverages available for purchase so come Downtown and be ready to have a blast! If you have any questions, please give the Downtown Association a shout at 226-3441. //

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July JULY 10

Budweiser Street Stock Special Don’t miss a night of fast cars and good times at the Budweiser Street Stock Special! When: 7 pm-11:00 pm Where: Brown County speedway Cost: $10 adults, $6 students, 6 and under free

JULY 18

Aberdeen Downtown Crazy Days Enjoy live music, food vendors and a number of fun outdoor activities for the kids at this year’s Downtown Crazy Days! When: 9:30 am-5:30 pm Where: Main Street Cost: Free admission

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SD State Swim Meet Season Championship Come cheer on the Aberdeen Swim Club at this year’s season championship. When: TBA Where: Aberdeen Aquatic Center Cost: Free admission

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Brown County Fair Make the memories of a lifetime at the Brown County Fair, featuring Martina McBride, Gary Allen, and Brett Eldredge. Where: Brown County Fairgrounds Cost: Free Gate Admission, Grandstand prices vary

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Jim Gill Concert Kids of all ages are invited to come see award winning children’s musician, Jim Gill! When: 2 pm-3 pm Where: Alexander Mitchell Public Library Cost: Free admission JULY 24-25

Storybook Land Festival Bring the whole family for a weekend of fairy tales and fun for kids of all ages! When: All Day Where: Wylie Park/ Storybook Land Cost: Free admission

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Sizzlin' Summer Nights It’s the largest car and motorcycle show in the region and it’s right downtown! You’d be crazy to miss it! When: 3 pm-9 pm Where: Downtown Main Street Cost: Free admission

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HUB | BUZZ

Meet Neko! Aberdeen’s New Police Dog is Here to Clean up the Streets.

Photo by Troy McQuillen

Neko and Officer Barstad pose in unison, showing that they make quite the team.

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SAY HELLO TO THE NEWEST MEMBER of the Aberdeen Police Department, Neko! Coming to us all the way from the Netherlands, Neko (pronounced Nee-Ko) is Aberdeen’s first drug dog to arrive in the force since 2002. He was obtained through a Dutch breeder who bred him specifically to be a drug-sniffing dog. Neko is a Belgian Malinois, which is one of the most common breeds for police dogs, alongside Dutch and German Shepherds. But this sixteenmonth-old still had work to do before his training was complete. Neko’s handler, officer Tom Barstad, explains, “He actually came to us with absolutely no training, he was a complete green dog.” His training began in April and finally became ready for duty some time in mid-June. Since Officer Barstad is Neko’s dedicated handler and caretaker, they live together in order to strengthen the dynamic of their partnership. Because of this, he knows the level of dedication that it takes to get a new police dog ready for the field. “It is a lot of work. You’re going to put more work into this than you’re ever going to get back.” Even so, Officer Barstad knows that Neko will be an absolute boon to the Aberdeen Police force. //


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ON THURSDAY, MAY 21, Scott Peterson’s historic Appel Building was taken over by a whisky tasting event. The main floor of this building (formerly Play It Again Sports), located at 224 S. Main is currently empty, yet is prepped for a hip new business to move into. This event was a perfect opportunity to not only show off the space to the public, but was a fun time for sampling whisky and food flavored with whisky. Brodie Mueller of Hub City Events along with staff from Pounders tested this inaugural tasting event. Attendance was a little less than hoped for, but samples were had by many. Nearly 40 people paid the $50 ticket price to sample bourbon, rye, and Canadian whiskies as well as cocktails. A full bar was also available for other types of drinks. They did an excellent job of creating a urban, metro vibe which was only accentuated by jazz music from Ron Parker and A Dash of Jazz. We hope to see this unique event again in Downtown Main Street. // Photos by Troy McQuillen

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A Legacy of Rural Dedication Come See the 2015 Granary Harvest of Arts Exhibition

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WE IN THE DAKOTAS TAKE PRIDE IN A STRONG WORK ETHIC. Whether it requires waking at sun-up to start daily farm chores, grading students’ homework until “The Late Show” airs, or returning home from a work day wearing more paint than the commissioned oil painting itself, we rural Americans will go to painstaking lengths to complete a job – and complete it well. We’ll accomplish each job so well that we will SPECS be able to attach our name to it with pride. WHO: All Ages Why do we bother WHAT: Harvest of Arts with such strain? Like Fine Art Exhibition those before us, our WHERE: Granary Rural current way of life was Cultural Center, 40161 built on the legacies 128th St., Groton, SD 57445 of previous, dedicated generations; we’re WHEN: July 25 – leaving something September 27, 2015 better for the future. WHY: To provide Dakota Such was John Sieh’s and Minnesota area artists legacy and vision. a unique space to display Sieh’s mother – a a range of works that the farmer’s housewife whole family can enjoy. – would spend her nights painting with watercolors after daily farm life had concluded. Not only was the farmstead left as a legacy to her son, but her love for art as well. The Granary Rural Cultural Center sits on the original Sieh farmstead. A gift to the people of Brown County, Sieh provided the perfect location to mesh traditional prairie life and current cultural

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events. The Granary provides an environment where artists, non-artists, locals, tourists, and people of all ages can gather together to enjoy and appreciate the arts. I recently had the pleasure of visiting with Lora Schaunaman, Chairperson for The Granary Harvest of Arts Exhibition. “Do you believe that living in an area with strong ties to traditional culture makes it more challenging for artists to express new ideas?” I inquired, “…Such as displaying fiber wall art to audiences that may be more familiar with traditional quilt patterns (where function negates beauty)?” Schaunaman’s response resonated with Sieh’s vision. “His vision was always: do art, be inspired, enjoy viewing, attend classes, attend workshops, to teach about art and culture of the prairie… and to keep people who aren’t even artistically inclined to come appreciate art.” Artists in all areas of specialty were encouraged to submit pieces for the juried Granary Harvest of Arts Exhibition. “We’re hoping to make this an annual event. Last year, we started small and hope to gain momentum each year,” explains Schaunaman. Artists could submit in five categories: Painting, Drawing, Photography, Mixed media/Fiber arts, and/or 3-Dimensional. If 2014’s “small start” of 60+ pieces of work is any indication of 2015’s show, the late Sieh and his mother’s legacy is sure to be a strong one in the arts. More information on submission specifications can be found online at: http://brown.sd.us/ node/436 or by calling the Granary Rural Cultural Center at: (605) 715-7117. The Granary is a nonprofit organization. //

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ince 2012, Dr. Margret A. Huber has been the esteemed President of Aberdeen’s own Presentation College. It’s a lofty position, and one that had a long and interesting road leading up to it. Growing up in western Pennsylvania as the oldest child in a very Catholic family, Dr. Huber knew that she wanted to answer the call of the church at a very young age. After graduating from Marycrest Girls High School, she went off to college and joined the Sisters of Divine Providence at the same time, where she stayed for about twenty-five years. It was there that she got her push into the field of higher education. “I had always wanted to be a teacher, that was my seven year old image of what the sisters were, but every year as I went along I got more and more knowledge of higher level teaching. I wanted to teach grade school, then high school, but when I got into college I realized I really wanted to work at the college level.” She recalled one day after she got her Baccalaureate, when she was walking around doing “nun stuff”, when a superior came and asked if she’d like to get her PhD, come back and work at LaRoche College. A divine opportunity if there ever was one. She went off to the University of Michigan to earn her PhD in higher education. When she returned, she worked at the college for a couple years as Executive Vice President before becoming President at age thirty-one. In 1992, after 12 years as President, she felt it was time to move on; not only from La Roche College, but from the order as well. After a discernment retreat, she decided to leave the community behind and focus on a career in higher education. After taking Presidency positions from colleges in both California and New Jersey, she finally arrived at Presentation. After seeing an ad for a position as president of Presentation, she became intrigued and flew out for an interview. After arriving at the airport, she rented a car and headed to the hotel. “The next day, I drove around the area, had my interview and I thought ‘I could live here forever.’ It was just really beautiful and it reminds me of where I grew up in Western Pennsylvania.” Since coming to Presentation in 2012 Dr. Huber has made a number of strides in pulling the college toward what she calls the “benchmarks of higher education.” These include everything from adding social science programs, adding physical spaces, such as the Wellness Center and Java City, and building their relationship with Roncalli. “Now I’m just looking at the horizon wondering what could this college be?” With her experience, guidance and her love of wholesome education, it’s safe to say that Presentation College is in good hands. //

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HUB | FOOD Nick Howell (left) and Brandon Johnson (right) proudly show off Aberdeen's newest restaurant.

A Taste of Innovation STARTING YOUR OWN RESTAURANT IS NOT SOMETHING THAT ANYONE CAN JUST DO. But if anyone can do it, it would be Brandon Johnson and Nick Howell, the owners of Aberdeen’s newest dining experience, The Brass Kettle. With over twenty-five years of experience in the business between them, these two chefs knew that starting their own restaurant would be the best way to do what they love, the way they want to do it. Nick Howell believes, “We knew this would be the perfect opportunity to let our culinary skills shine and bring something to Aberdeen that they hadn’t had before.” As the first chef owned and operated restaurant in the area, most would agree that this is a bold idea. Luckily these two both have the experience to back it up. Brandon’s experience began as dishwasher at Minerva's 10 years ago. Already quite the foodie, he learned to cook at the former Scotty’s, now Daddy’s, and later brought his talents to all the local hot spots such as the Palm Garden, Bully’s, and even Wild Oats, the former owner of their current location. For Nick, his love of cooking began even earlier in the kitchen with his mom and grandma.

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“I was a Food Network nut, not so much Cartoon Network as a kid” This talent was recognized all over Aberdeen, from Minerva's to Flatlanders where he was the Exec Chef for a time, to Palm Garden where he was the kitchen manager. The experience between both of them brings with it a passion and skill for making incredible food at a competitive price. The name of the game at The Brass Kettle is hand-made. Everything they offer was a labor of love that Brandon and Nick worked tirelessly to create themselves. The level of involvement ranges from the recycled wood paneling on their bar, to their hydroponic vegetables. The veggies are grown right on site, the first restaurant in Aberdeen to do it. “We wanted to make everything from scratch, so why not just grow our own produce from scratch as well?” explains Brandon. In addition to being both fresher and cheaper overall, on site grown produce also creates a level of convenience. Brandon remarks, “If we want to say, use tomatoes on our burgers year round, there’s really only a small time of the year where a tomato is even worth it. With hydroponic tomatoes, we can serve them all year round. That’s true of any kind of produce.”

The Braised Beef Backribs (above) and the house-ground Pork Potstickers (below) are just two of the many delectable dishes The Brass Kettle serves.

When something is described as unique, it can usually be paired with a number of other words as well, such as innovative, new and special. For these two chefs, unique means a golden opportunity to create something of their own, something most Aberdonians have never seen. //

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The Brass Kettle Brings a New Experience to Aberdeen


“Dr. Lister really understood what my goals and needs were and genuinely wanted to help me return to my active life,” Chelsea says. “He made me feel comfortable from the start, and I knew everything would be OK.”

BACK IN ACTION

How Sanford helped a young athlete recover and get back to the activities she loves Chelsea Weig remembers it well. She was playing in a high school basketball game on a Friday night when the unexpected happened.

Dr. Lister performed Chelsea’s surgery at the beginning of March, and the Weigs could not be happier with the results.

“I felt something pop in my shoulder,” the 16-year-old Ipswich High School student says. “Then I felt the pain, and I knew something wasn’t quite right.”

“With the minimally invasive procedures we provide here in Aberdeen, it’s amazing how quickly patients can return to normal activities,” says Dr. Lister. “We do general orthopedics, but we also offer arthroscopic knee and shoulder procedures as well as joint replacement for shoulders, hips and knees.”

Her mother, Lacey, decided a trip to the emergency room at Sanford Aberdeen Medical Center was in order that same evening. After an evaluation, Chelsea was referred to orthopedic specialist, Daniel Lister, MD. A few days and one MRI later, Chelsea learned she had torn a ligament in her left shoulder, causing her shoulder to dislocate. It was not the news she was expecting. “I will admit I was a little hesitant to go to the emergency room at first,” Chelsea remembers. “I thought I just had a bad bone bruise, but it was much worse. So I’m glad my mom insisted that we go that night.” Just like Chelsea’s injury, the events that followed happened very quickly. “I was so impressed with how fast they made everything happen,” Lacey says. “She was hurt on Friday, saw Dr. Lister on Tuesday, had her MRI on Thursday and then scheduled her surgery.” After consulting with Dr. Lister and weighing the pros and cons of the treatment options, surgery seemed the best option for Chelsea. “I want every patient I see to know all of their options before making any decisions,” says Dr. Lister. “We offer surgical and non-surgical options that fit your specific needs and lifestyle.” Because of Chelsea’s active lifestyle and love for sports, the Weig family felt more comfortable having her shoulder surgically repaired. “I hurt my shoulder near the end of the basketball season, and I wanted to give myself a chance to come back next season without wondering if it had healed all the way, or if I’d hurt myself again,” Cheslea says. “And I wanted to be able to lifeguard in the summer as well.” 018002-00462 6/15

Now that summer is here, Chelsea’s only real evidence of her injury are the tiny scars that remain on her shoulder. She continues physical therapy at Sanford Ipswich and is ready to lifeguard and hopefully play volleyball and basketball next season. “I am so grateful for the care Chelsea received from Dr. Lister and rest of the team at Sanford,” Lacey says. “It’s never easy to put a child through surgery – at any age – and he made us feel comfortable and confident we made the right decision. And what’s even better is that we didn’t have to travel far to find this kind of care.” Dr. Lister and Lacey both encourage anyone experiencing pain to have it checked. Far too often people ignore problems, which can lead to bigger issues. “We want to see you sooner rather than later,” Dr. Lister says. “Often times we can find simple solutions that can relieve your pain.” Chelsea, like her mother, was also grateful for the personalized care she received at Sanford Aberdeen. “Dr. Lister really understood what my goals and needs were and genuinely wanted to help me return to my active life,” Chelsea says. “He made me feel comfortable from the start, and I knew everything would be OK.”

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HUB | RECIPE

A fancy break from the rustic side of camping BY TROY MCQUILLEN THERE’S JUST SOMETHING DIFFERENT ABOUT OMELETS. Fluffy eggs, cheese, a few toppings folded into an egg-like taco. Admittedly they can be challenging, even more so if you try to serve a bunch at once to a small crowd or family. If you want to bring a bit-o-gourmet to your campsite, try these freezer baggie omelets. Sure you could take all the omelet add-ons and just scramble some eggs in with them, then slop a pile on everyone’s plate like a mess hall lunch counter. We can do better than that. My mom first told me about this “baggie omelets” a while back, and we served about 15 at a family party, each having the ability to customize their own omelet. Give it a try, of course the sky’s the limit when it comes to toppings, spices and herbs. A word of caution, these get very hot, and you’re messing around with a big tank of boiling water so play it safe, use tongs, and don’t splash! //

WHAT YOU’LL NEED Zip Top Baggies, quart size (absolutely must be “Freezer Baggies” otherwise they’ll melt) Sharpie marking pen 2 eggs per person Large pot of boiling water (the bigger the better) Cup or narrow bowl All sorts of toppings including ham, bacon, sausage, cheese, bell peppers, onions, mushrooms, sour cream, parsley, basil, etc. Salt and pepper When you’re tired of all the rusticness associated with camping, try this omelet which boarders on the fancy side of camp food. It’s easy and you can serve a lot of people; letting them each customize their own omelet.

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• Get your water boiling. Try to use at least one gallon, more is better. I used a large stock pot on a grill. • Chop up all your ingredients into smallish, uniform sizes. All meats should be precooked. Green onions can be raw, but you may want to sweat white, yellow or red onions before hand so they’re not so crunchy. • Use the Sharpie to write each person's name on a baggie.

• Use the cup or narrow bowl to support the baggie for filling. • Crack two eggs into the baggie • Add any toppings you like, including the cheese. • If you like butter and egg together, drop in a small pat of butter. • Remove from the cup, squeeze the air out and squish up all the contents until the eggs are well scrambled.

Use the Sharpie marker to identify who’s omelet is who’s. Make sure you’re using Freezer Baggies. If you don’t the regular baggies will melt.

COOK ALL THE OMELETS

• Carefully deposit each baggie into the boiling water. You can crowd them in, but don’t cram them into fit. If necessary, do two batches. In a large pot, you could do 6-8 at once. • You can keep the lid on the pot to trap more heat. This will cause the baggies to fill with air and float. Not sure if that’s a good or bad thing. They’ll still cook. • Monitor for doneness. The more baggies in the pot the longer they’ll take to cook. After 10 minutes, test two or three baggies by carefully taking it out of the water, and squeezing the contents with a tongs. You should still see runny eggs at this point. Take them out if you like them like that, or put them back for another 2-3 minutes. It’s best to take them out slightly runny as they’ll firm up due to heat carry-over. • If you have a lot, use a cookie sheet lined with a towel as you retrieve them. The towel will soak up the residual water. SERVE!

Use a cup or narrow bowl to support the baggie as you fill it. Just dump everything in.

Squeeze out the air, seal the baggie and squish away. You want to scramble the eggs thoroughly and mix everything together.

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ANADIA ROCKEY BY SEAN MCCRACKEN

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any people choose to try yoga as a form of relaxation, to reach a calm and peaceful state of mind. After four years of teaching, NSU yoga instructor, Anadia Rockey, knows that the body can receive just as many benefits as the mind. Anadia (or Rockey as she usually goes by) began practicing yoga in her hometown of Manitoe Springs, Colorado in 2009 and started teaching it in 2011. After enrolling at Northern State University in 2012, her original plan was simply to take yoga classes but was dismayed to learn that there weren’t any available. She recalls, “I asked if they had any yoga classes at the school, and they said no, and I said, ‘well do you want some?’ and then it just kind of snowballed from there,” She soon began teaching her first yoga classes at the Barnett Center, moving to the wellness center and soon even started teaching for a few of the athletic teams on campus. “It started as one class, once a week with four people and now I think there’s about nine classes on campus alone, ranging from five to thirty people.” As an experienced yoga instructor, Rockey is well aware of the many benefits that yoga has to offer both physically and mentally. Yoga helps the body become more limber, its risk of injury is greatly reduced and the stress on your joints that can come with running or weight lifting is greatly lessened. You can tailor your yoga to certain parts of the body to focus on weight loss, muscle strengthening and core power. It’s not always an outlet for relaxation and some sessions can get very intensive depending on which class you take. “I think a lot of people don’t realize that it can be such a workout.” Rockey remarks. However, many athletes on campus have realized it and have begun to take advantage of Hatha yoga, the more body intensive of the other yoga classes offered on campus. Yoga has also been widely popularized as a way for people to reduce stress in their lives, but Rockey says that there is more to it than simply taking the classes. “A lot of people come in and are looking for one specific thing to make them relax and unwind,” Rockey explains that “if you’re struggling through a pose…you can center yourself, remind yourself that you have the power to do this, you can push thought it, and the idea is that you take that ‘calm amidst the chaos’ and you use it in your daily life, at work or in class, wherever.” In addition to Rockey’s classes, which are free to students, yoga classes can be found in a number of places in Aberdeen, including Profiling Beauty Health and Wellness Center and the YMCA, and while she definitely supports it, Rockey doesn’t claim credit for yoga’s current level of popularity “I think somebody had to start it. I think after it started, it just took off on its own.” //

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Stealing Cable’s Spotlight Is Online Streaming the New Standard for Television?

f I died and came back as a vegetable, I’d be a couch potato. After all, the couch has the best view. But did you know that nearly 1 in 5 living room couches sits opposite a television sans cable. According to the market research institute GfK, almost 20% of households have cut the subscription cable cord. In addition, companies like Time Warner, Comcast, and Direct TV have lost hundreds of thousands of subscribers in the last two years. It's no surprise why, quite frankly. Viewers want entertainment on their own time. They want the ability to slowly consume a television series over several months or binge watch an entire season in one setting, and viewers are willing to pay for it. “I'm a paid subscription gal!” says Aberdonian Angelia Schultz, “Netflix, Hulu+, HBO Now, Amazon Prime Streaming. I love commercial-free watching.” Plus, online streaming services such as Netflix and Hulu have some of the best new entertainment available! Netflix has House of Cards and Daredevil; Amazon Prime has Alpha House with John Goodman; and there's Crackle.com where Jerry Seinfeld interviews comedians in cars while getting coffee.

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Ultimately, streaming services are affordable! “I use Netflix with rabbit ears because I am cheap.” explains actor and South Dakota Film Festival attendee Arin Winger, “I don't let the TV dictate my schedule. That's why I have a wife and four children.” In contrast, NSU Director of University Relations Greg Smith uses cable TV about 70% of the time, but admits “Cable is expensive and the selection is actually not that great in our opinion. If our TV were internet capable, we would probably increase our use of streaming.” Local 30-somethings Sara and Greg Blair have ditched cable altogether. Sara explains, “Avoiding child-based marketing is wonderful. I love when we travel; our kids don’t understand why there are toy commercials interrupting their cartoons.” So it's settled. Everybody can cancel their cable subscription tomorrow. Or maybe it’s not that simple. Many of you may be asking How will I watch my favorite sports teams? Or How will I get my local programming? The Big 3 (NBC, CBS, ABC) may be prehistoric when compared to streaming services, but they do offer the local content that Netflix can't, which is one big reason

cable subscribers are hesitant to cut the cord. Undoubtedly, not everyone has good luck with digital antennas. However, local news stations are releasing stories online, sometimes before they air, because they know the “news” moves faster than the TV schedule. So, at some point, accessing local programming online may not be an issue. Which brings us to the topic of sports. “I need cable for sports!” says Aberdeen Magazine contributor and sports enthusiast Andy Hansen. “In my opinion, live sports are where the a la carte and streaming services fall short.” But consider this cliché response. There's an app for that! Sling TV lets you stream more than a dozen channels – including ESPN – of live television without cable. If Sling TV ever develops DVR capabilities, users could watch their live sporting events for a fraction of the cost. So, perhaps we're at a tipping point. Perhaps our future generations will wonder why our TVs made demands of our schedules instead of the other way around. Heck! If you're thinking of making the switch, now might be the perfect time. You can avoid an entire year of political attack ads. But at the end of the day, just because we can live without a cable subscription doesn't mean we must. Some folks still really enjoy the live TV viewing experience. And they enjoy the suspense and water cooler conversation that weekly cliffhangers provide. Indeed, 20% of American households being without cable indicates 4 out of 5 households continue to subscribe. As we all know that 4 out of 5 of something is usually enough to sell gum. My only hope is that the gum is potato flavored. //

WHAT ABERDEEN RESIDENTS HAD TO SAY: “I could easily survive with a streaming service, but we stick with cable because my husband needs his sports programming.” JENNIFER SLAIGHTHANSEN, ABERDEEN CITY COUNCIL MEMBER

“I realized that I only watched cable TV for the news and football. I can get news on the internet and if there happens to be a football game on that I want to see, I simply go to the local sports bar. My favorite is Pounder's.” JOSEPH WESELOH, NSU GRADUATE

“When I turn on the TV, I first turn to the HBO channels...if there is nothing there, I turn to C-Span... if there is nothing there I want to watch, I work my way down the lineup to the Inspiration Channel to see if Matlock or JAG is on...if not, I find something else to do.” ROBERT J. FOUBERG, BANK EXECUTIVE

“We canceled our Netflix subscription because choice was too limited and hard to update.” PAT TOLLEFSON (LIVES IN A RURAL AREA WITH LIMITED DSL SERVICE)

“I grew up with cable. I'm a network junkie who is very addicted to TV. I've added Netflix for more options, but I would find it hard to drop cable.” SUZETTE MCQUILLEN, NETWORK JUNKIE

“I have heard of Netflix and Hulu but don't really know how to get them or use them or why we should. We only use Cable TV because we know how to turn it on when we want it and off when we don't.” BEA PREMACK, RETIRED

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THE WORLD’S MOST POPULAR SPORT Soccer Scores Big in Aberdeen BY ANDREW HANSEN

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here’s plenty of people out there that complain that soccer isn't exciting to watch and at one point in my life I agreed, but after watching a little more; you have to respect the beauty of the sport itself. There's a type of elegance that goes into every pass, and the kind of shape you have to be in to play it is incredible. In one phrase, it's poetry in motion, and this exact poetry has been going on for a lot longer than most sports we watch religiously today. Obviously soccer has been an international phenomenon for years now and America is a little late to the party. People from all over the world find their way to Aberdeen to play this beautiful sport and it may be one way to bridge the gap between some of the differences in culture we may have. After all soccer is something everyone has either heard of or played. Whenever you have something in common with another person it can always be beneficial to a community too, and we can see that happening right here in town. Friends and families can get together and have a great time and exercise. Overall it's a win-win situation. There certainly has been an increase in soccer participation over the past four years. “Currently there are 755 people in the Fall, 111 in the Winter, 905 in the Spring and 210 in Competitive,” said Steve Cogley, Director at the Hub City Soccer Club. It doesn’t stop there either. Today the soccer scene in Aberdeen is bigger than ever. Both local colleges have teams, Central and Roncalli have combined into one team each for boys and girls, and children and adults have plenty of Sekou Gogue, Braden Senger opportunities to play throughout both the

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(from left to right) Lirt Bwel, Jacob Tichi, Ashton Schuchhardt, Jeleni Peters, Timmy Kvasnicka, Joshua Martin, Brayden Hansen, Braden Senger

spring and summer leagues. With the wide growth of participates in the community, the soccer club built the Moccasin Creek Soccer Complex just off Melgaard road. In 2000 they even had to add on because the original fields were not enough to hold all the people, and now they even have employees and a technical director in the club's offices in Berkshire Plaza. The bigger and bigger this complex and club gets, who knows we might be talking FIFA World Cup 2026. It's no wonder soccer has grown in Aberdeen, because it's been growing everywhere. There's an estimated 4.2 million people in the US that play organized soccer. That's good enough to rank it the third most played sport in America right behind basketball and baseball/softball. Since

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America hosted the World Cup in 1994, and with the recent advancement of the men and women national teams, soccer is getting more and more attention. “I certainly feel soccer has the ability to bridge cultures across our community. In most other countries, soccer is the number one sport and often times kids moving into Aberdeen have a comfort level with soccer. This then opens opportunities for them to engage in a sport they are comfortable with and at the same time meet and socialize with their peers in comfortable environment, hence then bridging the gap with different cultural back grounds,� said Cogley. So next time you're out and about and have a minute to spare drive by the fields down south and check out a little soccer. Who knows, you might like it. // JULY/AUGUST 2015 ABERDEEN MAGAZINE |

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f you have been to Lee Park Golf Course recently, you will have noticed that there have been changes happening. Most of those changes revolve around having open space. Whether it was changing the inside of the clubhouse to feel more appealing or cutting down some trees on the course to facilitate the playing of the game, all these changes and more has been the work of Lee Park Golf Professional Dennis Gavin. Gavin, a PGA certified professional golf instructor has been working on making the course more viable towards the average player. “We have added both a junior golf program, and a free lesson program at Lee Park. Finally this year, we are instituting a pace of play initiative to train all our players the need to keep up, and not let the hole they are playing take more than 13 minutes.” When asked what influenced him to become a professional Gavin said, “I started playing golf at the age of 12 caddying at a local country club. They allowed us to play on Mondays, and they held a caddie tournament at the end of the summer. My first tourney I shot 156! However, I really enjoyed playing, so I started to practice with purpose. By the second caddie tournament I won it shooting a 76, and started down the road to a career.” “Once I got finished trying to play competitively on a mini-tour (not as successfully as needed), I had to choose a different career. I chose to be a golf professional at a club above going to law school. Once I choose this career, I realized that a person needed to join the PGA of America if there were to be good opportunities to succeed. It takes about four to five years to pass various tests, which I was able to do, and I became a PGA member,” said Gavin. Born and raised in Denver, Colorado, Gavin spent 20 years as a golf professional in Minnesota, including a stint as assistant professional at Hazeltine Nation Golf Club. He then spent seven years as a golf pro and course manager in Oregon. Right before he came to Aberdeen he was the general manager at a 36-hole facility in the Phoenix area for five years. His wife, Katherine, lives with him here in Aberdeen while his daughter and grandchildren live in Chandler, Arizona. When Dennis isn't working at Lee Park he likes to go fishing and the occasional round of golf, go figure. But in the winter he is honored with teaching classes for prospective golf professionals that are attempting to become PGA members themselves. For that type of coaching he is sent to Florida. Which seems to be a pretty good gig, “No one seems to believe me when I tell them how hard I work during these sessions,” says Gavin. Lee Park has added many new players in the last couple seasons with their golf programs for all age groups, and free lessons on Tuesday nights from 6 pm – 7:15 pm beginning back in May. “How much do they cost? THEY ARE FREE!” So get out and hit the links and stop by for some free lessons from PGA member that trains up and coming pros. You might learn a thing or fore. //

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ven though Aberdeen is a far from a coastal city as can be, that doesn’t mean you can’t throw on a bathing suit and make the most of summer. And nothing makes a South Dakota summer special like a day at the lake. There’s something for everyone, whether you’re enjoying a quiet day of fishing, speeding across the water on a personal watercraft, cruising behind the boat on your skis or just relaxing with your friends and family on the pontoon. No matter how you spend it, the day is never wasted on the water and the good folks at Aberdeen Sport Recreation have everything you need and more to make the most of your day on the lake. //

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majority of the many homes in Aberdeen are more than 50 years old; many of them 80 to 100 years old and there is a growing demand for these homes to be updated and remodeled. By introducing modern amenities and touching up the existing features, Sauerwein Construction is giving these homes their life back, while retaining the character and charm of the original buildings. Not only does this increase the homes value and improve the quality of life for their clients, they are also preserving a part of Aberdeen’s history. On this particular home, Sauerwein completely gutted all the main floor rooms, then redesigned the layouts by moving or removing walls to create more functional spaces. In the kitchen, new cabinets and flooring that fit the period and character of the home were installed along with new oversized base and crown molding. A split system AC unit was added to service the kitchen as well as much of the main level. The completed project produced a very functional and beautiful living space with modern amenities while retaining its original charm. Even though the quality of their work speaks for itself, their clients have just as many good things to say, “From the start they took the time to understand what we wanted. They helped us bring our vision into focus and into reality… People who have seen the final result are amazed by what they accomplished.” //


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NATE POEPPEL A LOOK INTO THE LIFE OF A YOUNG CAREER MAKER

BY SEAN MCCRACKEN

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When did you first start playing music? When did you realize you wanted to make a career out of music? I first started playing music when I was seven years old. My parents gave me a guitar for Christmas that year, and my mom taught me how to play. A few years after that, I began playing bass, trombone, and a few other instruments. I always enjoyed playing music, but writing was mainly my thing. I believe that writing is the reason I still play music and record albums. Throughout the process of learning how to make my own albums, I realized that my production and business skills would allow me to produce, engineer, and market albums for other artists. Throughout the past four years, studying marketing at NSU, I filled my days with audio work. This included singles, albums, senior recitals, live events, and online work for clients around the country. I learned most of my craft through experience, but I also heavily studied great engineers like Fab Dupont, Chris Lord-Alge, Jonathan Roye, and Greg Wells. My audio and business background led me to a tour managing job for Nick Thomas (The Spill Canvas) in 2014, and that made me realize that I wanted to make a career out of music.

What is that career? How has it transformed from what you started doing to what you are doing now? I would describe myself as a producer, engineer, tour manager, and marketer. I’ve focused on working with organic artists. Real, natural, honest music is just what I enjoy listening to. Some reference artists to this genre may include John Mayer, Angus & Julia Stone, and Bahamas. My career allows me to work with artists around the country, both online and in-studio. It also allows me to work with bands like The Spill Canvas as we tour with Motion City Soundtrack this summer. When I started, I knew that I loved writing and playing music, but I also knew there were far better musicians than myself. I grew up with a father who enjoyed mechanical design and engineering. Of course, this is not audio, but I feel that the concept of capturing and molding something accurately and working towards a product that is beneficial to consumers is similar in all types of engineering. The music business side of my career was influenced by connecting with artists over the years, talking about audio with other engineers, and studying business at NSU.

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One of the hidden gems of the Aberdeen area is the budding scene of local musicians. As luck would have it, we got a hold of Audio Engineer and Tour Manager, Nate Poeppel, one of Aberdeen’s most ambitious musicians. Nate is currently working with Sioux Falls band, The Spill Canvas, while they’re on tour with Motion City Soundtrack, but he was kind enough to answer some of our questions.


What kind of impact or presence do you think you’ve created in the Aberdeen area? I hope that I left an impact on others throughout the past four years. Aberdeen has giving me a massive amount of opportunity through Northern State University and also the downtown music community. Through my years of performing and engineering,

I've been able to establish sustainable relationships with artists like Ron Parker, Matt Harmel, Jill Warner, Micah Reierson, and many others. These community artists allowed me to connect with others and grow my business. Through my work, I've also been able to help others create their own impact on the community. Whether it be live events around town or albums that the Aberdeen community has listened to, the area has enabled me to impact others with the music I've helped capture, enhance, and distribute.

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office and adventure mobile. My van has hardwood flooring on the main floor and bed loft, a custom designed cabinet for the kitchen, a sink, a two-burner stove, a refrigerator, a full-sized bed, solar panels mounted to the roof, and a massive amount of storage for all of my gear. The process has been overwhelming some days, but I've had help from a good friend, Troy McQuillen. I won’t be touring in my van this summer, but I plan on making extended-stay trips to various locations throughout the U.S. and Canada over the next few years.

I still feel that I’m constantly changing and learning new things with the opportunities that come my way. Although most of the future is unforeseeable, I intend to keep my same career path, extend into new markets such as video and graphic design, and see where this life takes me. I hope to live in new places and pursue anything that piques my interest. // JULY/AUGUST 2015 ABERDEEN MAGAZINE |

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A B E R D E E N | Y E S T E R DAY S

Source; Homecoming supplement, Aberdeen The Hub City, Progress and Prosperity, published by the Aberdeen Daily News, June 12, 1909.

SIX STORIES OF POTENTIAL CITIZENS BUILDING MARKS ABERDEEN’S FINANCIAL BOOM BY 1909 ABERDEEN’S POPULATION HAD RISEN TO 12,000 (a bit shy of Sioux Falls’ 14,000). In that year, a banking newcomer was about to substantially impact the architectural landscape of downtown Main Street. The institution was Citizens Trust and Savings Bank, and they were in the midst of constructing our first high rise. The Citizens was organized on February 15, 1906 by C.A. Russell (president), C.N. Herreid (vice president), R.A. Townsend (cashier) and R.G. Townsend (assistant cashier). They knew growth was on the horizon so they wanted to build a new bank building. And they wanted to build big.

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The Citizens Building was the largest and most modern building between the Twin Cities and the west coast when it opened in the early spring of 1910. The community was skeptical that a six-story building could be developed in Aberdeen, but the bank proclaimed, “six stories or nothing!” The size was planned because Aberdeen was booming and many of the other small commercial block buildings had simply become too small for our swelling town.

The building was designed to occupy 50 feet of Main Street frontage and 142 feet of Second Avenue. Early plans for the building called for modern amenities of its day. Two electric elevators would travel the six floors (plus a usable basement level), and most importantly a soft water system would supply treated water to the whole building. The basement offices would be lit with skylights in the

The Citizens Bank Building as it stands today. It was recently listed for sale for $359,000.

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The new six-story Citizens Bank building towered over the intersection of Main Street and Second Avenue. It opened in the early spring of 1910.

The Citizen Building sported a rooftop garden restaurant that included a popular dance floor. Apparently it was great spot to launch fireworks in the early 1910s.

The interesting aspect of this drawing is that it depicted an architect’s vision for the building, yet, because of other buildings, would never have been possible to view it from this perspective. It seems to favor the Second Avenue side as the main façade, complete with canopied basement entrance. The entrance was built, but not as grand as depicted. This drawing also shows “shell” embellishments atop the parapet, but those didn’t appear to make it onto the final building. The architect was F.H. Ellerbee from St. Paul.

sidewalk and a basement freight entrance would be on the avenue side. The actual bank would be on the corner while stores would be across the hall to the south, and in the back on the avenue side. In looking at the architect’s rendering one can see the grandeur that was envisioned. I can find no pictures showing the “shell” accents on the roofline, but there definitely was a broad overhang capping the building. If you stand back and visually dissect the brickwork, you can make out the three horizontal patterns of brickwork as depicted in the drawing.

The Citizens Building has gone through a lot of “remuddling” over the years in multiple attempts to modernize specific entrances and storefronts. Fortunately the Second Avenue entrance is pretty much intact in its original state. As with any Main Street building, the Citizen Building has potential. It obviously needs a lot of work, but any old building does. There are lots of office spaces vacant inside the building as well as in our entire historic downtown. But, the best way to look at it is, it’s not a lot of vacant spaces, it’s a lot of opportunity. //

Two stores were designed in the back on the avenue side. Ivey’s for Hair now occupies one of these spaces.

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