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Presorted Standard ECRWSS US Postage Paid Permit #1 Harrisburg, SD 57032 To Current Resident

Serving the Harrisburg School District and Surrounding Community HARRISBURG, SOUTH DAKOTA

Featured Business Showplace Wood Products

Featured Business Harrisburg Family Chiropractic and Massage Therapy 303 West Willow Street • Harrisburg, SD 57032 605-767-7463 Owner: Dr. Ashley Mayland Website: and also on Facebook! When was your business/company established? Harrisburg Family Chiropractic and Massage therapy has been proudly serving Harrisburg since 2006!

1 Enterprise Street • Harrisburg, SD 57032 605-743-2200 Owner: Employee-owned Business Hours: M-F 8am to 5pm How many employees do you have?: 445 When was your business established?: Showplace Wood Products was established in 1999 and began producing cabinetry in February, 2000. You can view a brief 5-minute video of the Showplace story entitled "Built on a Handshake" from our YouTube channel by following this link: http://youtu. be/pE3Y8qIY4sw What are three key points you want people to know about your business?:

How many employees? We currently have two receptionists and two licensed massage therapists on staff.

• Showplace manufactures cabinets that are sold through hundreds of independent kitchen and bath dealerships found in all 50 states and parts of Canada.

Three key points you want people to know about your business: Dr. Mayland treats patients in all stages of life and offers free consultations for anyone who may be wondering if Chiropractic care can help them. Call our office today to schedule a time that is convenient for you!

• Showplace cabinets are available locally through two companyowned showrooms called Showplace Kitchens; one is located in Showplace Plaza as you head north out of Harrisburg on Cliff Ave., the other on Minnesota Avenue in Sioux Falls. Showplace Kitchens is managed by Dan Devine.

• Harrisburg Family Chiropractic carries a large selection of nutritional supplements, pillows, ice packs, biofreeze and much more. • We offer convenient early and late evening appointments as well as Saturday morning appointments and most insurance plans are accepted. Additional information about your business: Dr. Mayland has received the highest rating in the Activator Methods, a very safe and effective low force adjusting technique. We proudly serve our patients ranging from expecting mothers, infants, young children and athletes to their grandparents and great grandparents. Currently we have 2 massage therapists working alongside us at Harrisburg Family Chiropractic. Our massage therapist offer a wide variety of services including: Deep tissue massage, Gentle massage, Prenatal massage, Hot Stone Massage, Paraffin Dips, and even Ear Candling. Betty and Jess offer convenient day, evening and weekend appointments.

• Showplace supports over 300 community and non-profit organizations in the area; the beautiful Lyptus wood panels in the Harrisburg High School Performing Arts Center were provided by the employee-owners of Showplace. What are some areas of specialty?: Employee-owned Showplace Wood Products, Inc. manufactures fine all-wood cabinetry for kitchens, baths or any room of the home. Every cabinet is made-to-order to fit the individual homeowner's specific requirements with a unique combination of value and selection, backed by the assurance of a limited lifetime warranty. Showplace also builds Murphy wall-beds, designer closets, entertainment centers and products to support cabinet refacing. We have an additional manufacturing plant in Beresford, SD that supplies doors and other components to the Harrisburg facility. As you might expect from an employee-owned company, Showplace offers its employees a full benefits package along with a full-service cafeteria and fitness center; meet some of our employees by following this link:

Community Calendar Friday, July 4 Independence Day City Offices Closed Monday, July 7 City Council Meeting, 6pm Tuesday, July 8 Planning Commission Meeting, 7pm

Monday, July 14 School Board Meeting, 6:30pm Monday, July 21 City Council Meeting, 6pm Monday, July 28 School Board Meeting, 6:30pm


Featured Business Community Calendar Featured Business Harrisburg Water Restrictions In Case of Emergency Street Light Outages Utility Bill Drop box New City of Harrisburg Utility  Payment & Bill Services

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High School FFA Asks For Help In Hosting Old MacDonald’s Farm Need a Doghouse?

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South Middle School South Middle School Can’t Wait for WEB! Olivia Slack-Olympian in Training

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North Middle School Keep Your Middle Schooler Turning the Pages Tigers have Character! 

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Freedom Elementary Head Start FREE Preschool Services


Building Permit  Data   January  through     May   SOURCE:  Planning  and  Zoning  Department.  Released  May  30,  2014.  For  questions  call  743.5872  

    of  Permits  Issued   No.     Total   Construction  Value         NEW   RESIDENTIAL    Single-­‐Family  Units   Multiple-­‐Family  Units     TOTAL      

2012     100        $3,248,439                     17   1       18      


2014     113        $6,052,628        

117      $5,776,528        

          26   1       27      

    36   2     38      

  Harrisburg Water Restrictions    

City of Harrisburg Water Restrictions are in effect year round. Watering restrictions apply to the sprinkling, watering, or irrigating of lawns. Trees, shrubs, flower and vegetable gardens may be watered as needed. These restrictions are strictly enforced and failure to abide by them will result in up to a $200.00 fine. Currently we are at a Level 2 Restriction which limits watering or irrigating of yards to 2 days per week using the last digit of your physical address. Water use shall occur before 10:00 a.m. or after 5:00 p.m. If your address ends in: 0, 3, 6 - you may water on Monday and Thursday 1, 4, 7 – you may water on Tuesday and Friday 2, 5, 8, 9 – you may water on Wednesday and Saturday No watering is allowed on Sundays or between the hours of 10:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m.! Should the level of restriction change, notification will be done by the following methods: city website, Tiger Times publication, and on your monthly water billing. To establish a new lawn, new sod and seed watering permits are available for a one-time, two week period. The permit is $50.00 and can be obtained from City Hall. Please contact City Hall at 743-5872 in advance if you are interested in obtaining a permit.


In Case of Emergency The City of Harrisburg contracts with the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Department. In case of an emergency, dial 911. For non-emergency calls, dial 605-764-2664 for dispatch. Keep your garage doors closed at night and when not at home. If you keep your vehicle outside, keep it locked. Speed limits in residential areas are 20 mph, please remember to SLOW DOWN. Please respect the city parks and equipment. Report any vandalism. Follow the city ordinances regarding animals, watering restrictions, and other city codes to avoid fines. HELP!Line Center is available 24 hrs. a day/7 days a week for any personal or family crisis. Dial 211

Street Light Outages To report a street light outage in any area other than the Greyhawk Estates Addition, please call 1-800-960-6235 or visit their website at To report a street light outage in the Greyhawk Estates Addition please call Southeastern Electric at 1-800-333-2859.

Utility Bill Drop box The Harrisburg City utility bill drop box is still located at 203 Prairie Street and is available to you for dropping off your utility bills.

New City of Harrisburg Utility Payment & Bill Services


ay utility bills online, by mobile device or by calling 877-885-7968 Pay by electronic check or savings Pay by VISA, MasterCard or Discover Pay immediately, schedule a payment or set up Auto-Pay View the amount you owe online or on a smart phone or tablet View your water bill online Stop receiving paper bills; you will receive an email each time a new bill is ready for viewing. Website: PSN phone: 877-885-7968 Download “PSN Payments” from App Store or Google Play View your bill online. Please opt out of receiving paper bills to save resources.


uthorized payment processor is Payment Service Network, Inc.

IMPORTANT: For those of you that were setup on auto pay previously, you will now need to go online and setup your new auto pay with PSN, Inc. Thank you.


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tudents may be out of class for the summer, but their dedication to their extracurriculars continues on. The summer workout is underway, the running club is on their feet at 7:15am each morning, etc, this is the commitment Tiger Nation is so excited to support and wants you to join us. Your $250 family membership (it costs $16 for a family of four to attend each event - attend 15 Harrisburg Tiger sporting events and you are ahead) includes activity passes, an apparel voucher and support of the booster club for the school district. Tiger Nation’s membership drive will be up and active in August at school open houses. The Fine Arts & Sports Banquet is Sunday, August 24th, 5:30pm at the Harrisburg Event Center, Tiger Nation’s monthly meetings June 18th, July 16th, and August 20th at 7pm in high school library, join us!


ongratulations to our first ever AA State Track and Field Medal winners! The Tigers who made us proud are runner up state champion Haley Bruggeman in both the 100 and 300 meter hurdles. Third place 1600 meter runner and sixth place 800 meter dash finisher Jasmyne

Cooper and fifth place 400 meter finisher Paul Paul ran strongly. Our long jumpers Connor Erickson and Hunter Christensen placed fifth and sixth and Hunter also competed in our fourth place 4 x 100 meter dash team with Jon Kabambi, Trevor Tecklenburg and Daniel Mastick. Great showing for our first year at this competitive level, we are eager to list more runners, throwers, jumpers and relays next season!


hank you to our own Harrisburg Tiger sportswear store, Dauby’s Sports Shop, 2720 West 41st Street, owned and operated by Brian Sandro. Brian has been outfitting Harrisburg Tigers various sports teams for years, supports Tiger Nation’s 5K Walk and Road Race, and stocks our Tiger Nation apparel. If it is a Harrisburg Tiger t-shirt, sweatshirt or stadium chair that you need, Dauby’s is the year round store to fit your need. Thanks, Brian, for all of your support financially and professionally - it is greatly appreciated!


iger Nation is the booster club supporting all extracurricular activities in the Harrisburg School District. We wish the best of luck to those

High School FFA Asks For Help In Hosting Old MacDonald’s Farm TODD MARKS, FFA ADVISOR


or the 11th straight year, the Harrisburg FFA Chapter will be hosting the Old MacDonald’s Farm petting zoo at the Sioux Empire Fair. This is the 75th year of the fair with larger than normal crowds expected. This means that we will need more help than ever in making sure Old MacDonald’s operates smoothly.


he dates of this year’s fair are August 2-10th. FFA Officers will be contacting members in the near future to set up work schedules. Volunteers are asked to work at least one 3-hour shift with shift times being 8am to 11am, 11am to 2pm, 2pm to 5pm, & 5pm to 8pm. All FFA members are encouraged to volunteer and this is a great opportunity for the incoming freshman class to get a head start on their Agricultural Education and FFA activities. Even if you are not taking an Agricultural class this fall, please volunteer and good help is always welcome. Parents are also welcome to volunteer!


tudents who will be in the 7th or 8th grades this year are also welcome to volunteer. Duties of volunteers include feeding and watering the animals, answering questions for visitors, cleaning pens and cages, holding onto kittens and puppies, and many more! We are also in need of puppies and kittens to display at Old MacDonald’s Farm. Kittens and puppies should be at least 8 weeks old and be in good health.


f you would like to volunteer to work or provide animals for the petting zoo. Please contact FFA Advisor Todd Marks at todd. or call his cell phone at 605-941-7975.


groups making their trips to National conferences and competitions this summer. In April, Tiger Nation divvied up our funds for the extracurricular activities requesting dollars and we are proud to say we supported: Football, Choir, Girls Soccer, Boys Basketball, Girls Basketball, Debate, Volleyball, Wrestling, FFA, Track & Cross Country, Fastpitch Softball, HOSA, Boys Golf and Tiger Robotics. Dollars were given as per their advisors or coach’s request for team and individual sports camps, airfare or gasoline travel expenses, and equipment to compete. If you would like to have input, donate, in anyway be a part of Tiger Nation’s commitment to our students, please join us. Tiger Bowl on Saturday, September 6th - mark your calendars - presents many opportunities for volunteering from the 5K Walk Run Race, inflatables, outdoor meal, taking money at the gate, etc. We have many successful high school students and our support increases their success stories for high school and life going forward. Thanks for your support Harrisburg, and go Tigers!



ach year, the Introduction to Agriculture Classes at HHS build doghouses as their final project. This year, we have 17 doghouses that the students did not purchase for themselves so we are offering them to anyone who can put them to good use. The doghouses are 42” long, 24” wide and approx. 28” tall. They are designed with a removable roof for easier cleaning and a windbreak inside the door opening so your pet can be more comfortable regardless of the wind direction. The doghouses are painted basic exterior white so you can paint over them to match your own home or whatever color you desire.


he FFA is asking $35 for each doghouse. The doghouses are located behind the high school shop and feel free to inspect them at your leisure. If you are interested in one of our doghouses, please contact FFA Advisor, Mr. Todd Marks at or call his cell at 941-7975. THANKS!!

South Middle School South Middle School Can’t Wait for WEB! BETSY ATWOOD, SOUTH MIDDLE SCHOOL COUNSELOR

Incoming HSMS 6th graders… are you ready for the new school year?


ark your calendars for Thursday, August 14th! The HSMS WEB program will host a 6th grade orientation session from 8am-12pm. WEB (Where Everyone Belongs) isn’t your average meeting! This student-only orientation is a chance for you to learn all about HSMS from the experts… your fellow students!


e have 29 eighth grade students ready and excited to be your WEB leaders! These students will lead you in fun games, silly activities and honest discussions on what to expect during your 6th grade year. Even better, these leaders will connect with you throughout 6th grade as mentors, helpers and friends!

We can’t wait to see you soon!

Olivia Slack-Olympian in Training DARREN ELLWEIN


iddle School students are busy with a variety of activities. At South Middle School we have a student that practices for a sport outside our designated extra-curricular activities. Olivia Slack competes as a figure skater. At the age of four, she began skating and hasn’t stopped, practicing twelve or more hours per week.


urrently, she is a member of the ISI (Ice Skating Institute). Through this organization she has participated in five competitions this year, receiving first or second place finishes on a consistent basis. Seeing promise in her skating, Olivia will enter a different division in a few months. The United States Figure Skating organization has a club in Omaha for skaters who want to compete at the Olympic level. Her local coach in Sioux Falls says she has the potential to continue moving up the ranks of figure skating. Olivia has decided to make the move to Omaha to work with Olympic-caliber coaches. Her practices will be two times per day, two and a half hours per practice. Olivia is ready for the challenge commenting, “I want to see how far I can go. My main goal is the Olympics of 2018.”


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Keep Your Middle Schooler Turning the Pages AMANDA OLINGER


ducators and other academics often report the detriment of “summer loss,” in which students lose nearly one month their school skills due to the gap in education that summer provides. While we all love the sunny warm weather of summer and sitting by the pool, lake, or just on the deck by the fire pit, it is important to push your student to keep one school habit up throughout the summer: reading.


ccording to Bernice E. Cullinan from the New York University, it is typical for free reading to decline during adolescence, as this is a time in a persons life when kids are more interested in games, socializing, and other developmental factors that arise in this time of life. However, having a consistent reading pattern throughout the school year and summer, helps these students prevail academically later in their school life (high school and college) but also helps students beat the woes of summer loss. Cullinan states, Whether measured by the number of books read, the time spent reading, or regularity of library usage, reading systematically increased the students’ vocabulary scores.” No matter what your child’s reading pattern is, consistently reading throughout the summer will help them retain the knowledge gained from 13-14 and prepare them to be stronger in the next school year.


o what should you do? Here are some tips to help make your middle-schooler a reader for life.

et them pick the books they want to read. Whether you take a trip to the library or the book store, allow your child to pick out the books they want to read rather than forcing a selection on them.


alk about the books they are reading. Perhaps even read the book along with your child so you can have discussions about the characters, actions, and situations.


on’t discount magazines or newspapers! They count too! While “Seventeen” magazine may not be the most educational, other interesting magazines such as sports magazines, nature magazines, or other informational magazines provide non-fiction reading to your adolescent.


brother or sister. It helps cultivate a family of readers, while getting all your kids involved.


uggest your child read the books before the movie comes out. It helps set deadlines so they don’t get in a “book rut” but it also helps them think critically about story genres (print vs. non-print) while establishing a love for reading (especially if the movie isn’t as “good as the book”….. which it seldom is!)


isten to audiobooks in the car. Historically humans were not “silent readers” but rather we practiced oral traditions in nearly every culture. Most stories were told aloud in clans, tribes, and villages, and Kings and queens listened to manuscripts read aloud to them. What to watch out for: void reading on computers and the Internet (kindles and ebooks are ok). The research is increasingly clear, only book reading raises literacy, so when your child tells you that they read emails and texts all day—it doesn’t count.


eading below grade level isn’t going to help either. Reading only light material doesn’t help students better read the more complex texts that schools require. The reading genres that best helped fourteen-yearolds with comprehension were: Complex fiction: humor History and biography Science Fiction, Myths, and legends Adventure/ Current events


elp your students beat the “summer dummers” and encourage them to read throughout the summer.


Parents, model reading for your children and read as well. Much of the information in this article came from two fantastic sources: “Independent Reading and School Achievement” by Bernice E. Cullinan, New York University and How to Make Your Child a Reader for Life by Paul Kropp.

ave them read to younger siblings. What a great two-in-one: exposing your younger children to reading by their cool and admired big

Join Us Every Wednesday thru August 27th at 6:45 pm HARRISBURG UNITED METHODIST CHURCH 204 Grand Ave. for a

1/2 Hour of Power

Worship Service


Tigers have Character! Our students at North Middle School show exceptional character.  We try to celebrate this through different venues, such as daily accolades, our PBIS system that awards tickets for positive choices and behavior, and teacher selected student of the month representatives.    At the close of each school year, students are also given a chance to formally tip their hat to a student who they see as an example of great character.  Students nominate two peers, one male and one female, for the Tiger of Character award.  The guidelines for the award are listed below:  T – Thankful of diverse, growing opportunities I – Insists on doing his/her best G – Gracious in all situations E – Eager to lend a helping hand R – Respectful to others  Congratulations to this year’s Tiger of Character recipients:  6th grade:  Katie Gropel and Max Ragon 7th grade:  Anna Westerman and Carter Lucas 8th grade:  Kennedy Pirlet and Jacob Hanssen

Freedom Elementary Head Start FREE Preschool Services CARMEN STEWART


he Head Start program offers a free child development preschool program for children ages 3-5 at Freedom Elementary for all eligible children in the Harrisburg School District. The classroom operates Monday-Thursday from 11:30 to 3:00 p.m. with lunch and snack provided. The class size is 17 students with a qualified teacher and classroom aide. This federal Head Start program services predominately children from low-income families, but can enroll some over-income children, so we encourage everyone to complete an application and income verification. Enrollment is now being accepted for the Fall 2014-2015 school year. USD Early Head Start also serves expectant women and children ages 0-2 in the Harrisburg School District. Please call USD Head Start at 1-800-813-8132 or visit for an application or for questions.


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