Sunday , 22 October 2017

Culture

Is your food ‘Dakota Fresh’?

The wheels are turning at the Dakota Fresh Food Hub, as producers gear up for delivery Spring 2016. Kari O’Neill, Community Development Field Specialist at South Dakota State University’s Extension Office, she considers herself a very active facilitator to the producers who are getting the hub up and running. “We decided from the beginning that we were going to start ... Read More »

As cell phone use grows, some connections harder to make

As cell phone use grows, some connections harder to make by Wendy Royston, Dakotafire Media Additional reporting by Bill Krikac In today’s fast-paced, digital era, people are “connected” more than ever. But tasks that used to be simple—such as finding a phone number—are becoming more difficult. “Because there is not a published directory of wireless phone numbers, people are tougher ... Read More »

Social networking bridges gaps between people, communities

by Wendy Royston, with additional reporting by Doug Card The Dakotas may be geographically secluded, but technology has made rural life less isolated. “(Facebook) is a way for me to stay connected to the world, because I don’t leave the house to go to a place where there are other people,” said Barb Stangeland, who works as a care manager ... Read More »

Finding people to serve requires innovative thinking

Want to turn over your position on a board or committee to someone else? Good luck. Finding people willing to serve in leadership positions in the rural Dakotas may be more difficult than it’s ever been. We tend to blame this on a declining population, but there’s also another factor at play: At the same time populations are declining, the number of nonprofits is increasing. Read More »

Dr. Barbara Johnson sheds light on stained glass in Clark County

“You have a lot of treasures in your county. I was very impressed with what I’ve seen visiting churches and buildings these last few weeks,” SD Humanities Council speaker Dr. Barbara Johnson stated. Dr. Johnson, of Aberdeen, spent the last three years looking at thousands of windows in South Dakota, making a report to be used for the Light of the Prairie special that was recently on South Dakota’s Public Broadcasting station. Read More »

Lilacs are looking good this spring

Lilacs are one of those plants whose lovely flower clusters and sweet fragrance are anticipated by gardeners in many parts of the world, but especially in the colder regions of the United States, Europe and Asia, according to David Graper, Extension Horticulture Specialist and Director of McCrory Gardens. Read More »

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