Garretson

Employers Getting Ghosted: Trend Frustrates Local Business Owners

GARRETSON, S.D.- At ‘O So Good’ in Garretson, Owner Chef Omar Thornton says turnover in the restaurant industry is common. So he’s often looking for new employees. However, a new and frustrating issue he’s come across is ghosting.  “I might get maybe about ten applicants in to choose from and I’d say that from that a good 70 percent of…

Garretson and Clark Advance at State Amateur Baseball

Garretson and Clark Advance at State Amateur Baseball

MITCHELL, SD… The State Amateur Baseball Tournament continued in Mitchell Tuesday  night. Derek Fischer threw a complete game and fanned 9 as Garretson edged Menno 2-1. Nick Bruning’s solo HR tied the game and Brad Ulmer’s 7th inning single knocked in the game winner. In the second game, Clark broken open another pitcher’s dual and went on to beat Northville…

Former South Dakota Governor Supports Palisades Expansion Project

GARRETSON, S.D.- Palisades State Park in Garretson is expanding and former Governor Dennis Daugaard is putting vocal and monetary support towards the project. While in office, Daugaard focused on enlarging South Dakota’s park system. Even though he’s now retired, he wants to continue to help out as state parks are one of his passions. “Palisades State Park being one of…

Palisades State Park to More Than Double in Size

GARRETSON, S.D.- A popular state park near Garretson is going to more than double in size. South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks Commission has agreed to acquire donated land to expand the 157-acre Palisades State Park.   Over the years the park has become a popular tourist destination. “Very beautiful around here. You’ve got the eroded Sioux Quartzite Rock that…

Garretson Community Takes on “10 Gallon Milk Challenge”

GARRETSON, S.D.-At the beginning of August, Ohio Farm Broadcaster Tye Higgins started the “10 Gallon Milk Challenge.” He challenged people to go to their local grocery store, buy 10 gallons of milk and then drop it off at their local pantry. One Sioux Empire community is putting their own spin on that challenge. Two dairy farmers are revamping the 10…

Canova and Garretson win 3rd round State “B” games

Canova and Garretson win 3rd round State "B" games

SIOUX FALLS, SD… The 3rd round at the State “B” Amateur Baseball Tournament began Thursday night at Ronken Field in Sioux Falls. And the gang from Canova advanced with a wild 19-9 win over Parkston. The Mudcats actually jumped out to a 5-1 lead, but 10 runs later Canova led 11-5. Parkston closed the gap to 11-9, but Canova then…

Milbank and Garretson advance at State “B” Amateur Baseball

Milbank and Garretson advance at State "B" Amateur Baseball

SIOUX FALLS, SD… Milbank and Garretson advanced to the 3rd round of the State “B” Amateur Baseball Tournament Monday night at Ronken Field. Lance Frogner’s 6th inning 2-run HR gave Milbank a 2-1 lead and they broke it open as Brady Krause had 3 RBI’s. Taylor Boer pitched a complete game and had 9 strikeouts in the 8-2 victory. In…

Workplace Chaplaincy Brings New Approach to Employee Wellness

Local businesses recognizing the need for a program like Corporate Care

Corporate Care launched four years ago in Sioux Falls as local pastor James Swanson recognized the need to reach people where they were at the majority of time – work. Since then, the business has only continued to grow as word of mouth has more businesses contacting the three now on staff. For more information, watch our interview with Swanson,…

Auto Parts Store Needs Public’s Help Identifying Donation Thief

GARRETSON, S.D. – Caught on camera this week: a thief in Garretson swiping a donation jar meant for hurricane victims. The theft happened Wednesday afternoon at Ewe-Pullet Self Service Used Auto Parts.”  Surveillance video shows the suspect walk up to the counter, quickly take the jar and leave.  Nordstrom’s Automotive Inc. owns Ewe-Pullet.  Vice President & General Manager Shannon Nordstrom…

Garretson Community Rallies to Support Fire Victims

Garretson, S.D. – The community of Garretson is coming together to support the families who lost their homes after Thursday’s house fires in Garretson. The fire started Thursday afternoon in one home and spread to the home next door. Authorities say both homes are a complete loss. No one was injured and authorities are still trying to determine the cause…