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Sealing the Deal

Posted: Tuesday, Jul 29th, 2014
Carleen Wild
Enterprise staff
Someone had to do it. But Mark Ekern had no idea, nor did anyone else in the Ekern family, that their great-uncle Carl was the one doing all the handiwork on the Moody County Time Capsule back in 1914.
"Somebody had to solder it up, it looked great," said Mark, from his modest, well-hidden workshop

Council askedÖ Why have sidewalks?

Posted: Tuesday, Jul 29th, 2014
Why do I need to maintain my sidewalk when the guy across the street doesn't even have one? That was essentially the question before the City Council this past week as Gregory Alberts of Flandreau was voicing frustrations over the sidewalk repair request that he recently received in the mail.
Alberts isn't alone. A number of residents have

Faces of Faith, part I

Posted: Tuesday, Jul 29th, 2014
If you have ever been through the hallway at Our Saviors Lutheran between the offices of the church and the sanctuary itself, you may have noticed a wall of photos.
Each picture details the name of a pastor that has served this small church in our rural South Dakota community and the dates that correspond with their time here. It

Faces of Faith, part II

Posted: Tuesday, Jul 29th, 2014
Continued from previous story

Father Douglas Binsfeld
Fr. Binsfeld is the new priest at Ss. Simon & Jude Catholic Church in Flandreau and St. Peter Parish in Colman.
"We, as priests, get assigned. We don't choose the parishes we go to. We allow our bishop to place us where the needs are, that's the voice of our

Santee Sioux Tribal Election is Saturday

Modified: Tuesday, Jul 29th, 2014
This coming Saturday is the General Election for the Flandreau Santee Sioux Tribe. There are four positions this summer that are open for tribal members to vote on. They include positions for President, Secretary, Trustee 1 and Trustee 3.
Tom Allen is running against incumbent Tribal Council President, Anthony Reider for that position. Leah Fyten (inc) and Gordon Jones,

Caring for our Community - 31 years

Modified: Tuesday, Jul 29th, 2014

The two were sitting together at a table off to the side of the dining hall at Riverview Rehabilitation and Health Care Center in Flandreau the other day. Sharon Grafing and Lynda Kuntz were visiting quietly, greeting friends occasionally and observing inbetween conversations, all that was going on in the room.
It's a view the two friends and colleagues

After 60 years of family ownership, Riverview Health Services is sold

Posted: Tuesday, Jul 29th, 2014
In a move that may come as surprising to many, Minnesota-based Welcov Healthcare announced this week it is taking over ownership and operations of Riverview Manor in Flandreau beginning September 1, 2014.
Riverview is an 83 bed skilled nursing facility that also offers assisted living, home health and independent living, along with adult day services, hospice and respite care.

Stop by the FDCís BBQ Thursday

Posted: Tuesday, Jul 29th, 2014

It's a relatively new summer tradition in Flandreau but it's one that the Flandreau Development Corporation is happy to bring back again this year! A reminder to the greater area of their Backyard Barbeque coming up later Thursday. You are invited to join community members and business leaders over the lunch hour as we step away from the hectic

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