Dr. Bartholomew receives award

Thursday, July 12, 2018

Kenneth A. Bartholomew, MD, of Fort Pierre, received the South Dakota State Medical Association’s Richard P. Holm, MD, Media Award at the recent SDSMA annual convention. The Media Award recognizes an individual who has helped promote the medical field and medical issues. At right is SDSMA President Robert E. Van Demark, Jr., MD, of Sioux Falls is shown presenting the award to Dr. Bartholomew. Dr. Bartholomew has been a frequent guest on Dr. Holm’s “On Call With The Prairie Doc” show on public television. He was recently guest lecturer at Grand Rounds at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and continues...
Faulkton to Feature Mural by World-Famous Artist

Thursday, July 05, 2018

For a small town, Faulkton, South Dakota has made some big investments in the arts. Its latest public art project will be a distinctive piece by an internationally acclaimed artist that’s sure to draw visitors from throughout the region. Australian artist Guido van Helten will use the side of a grain elevator in Faulkton as his canvas this summer. His aim will be to portray the essence of the town through a photorealistic, larger than life mural. Van Helten has been commissioned to create public works of art throughout the world, from Belarus to Ukraine. Public and private funds were raised for...
Guido expected to start painting elevator the end of June

Friday, June 15, 2018

Artist Guido van Helten is expected to arrive in Faulkton around June 27. The Faulkton area has been anxiously awaiting his arrival, as he will be painting his murals on the elevator on the east side of Faulkton. His plan is to take a couple of more photos and tweak his planned design a little. Grid lines will be painted before the end of June. Plans for the painting started early last year. Guido was able to stay in Faulkton in July where he visited with the locals, took pictures and toured the area. He has chosen his theme and subjects and is looking...
Work progressing at Hope’s Park

Friday, June 15, 2018

Concrete for the picnic shelters and the sidewalk at Hope's Park and Playground were completed last week, as well as the bathroom building and electrical. Bathroom fixtures will be delivered this week and the commemorative bricks are scheduled to be set in place this weekend. Look for an article and picture in next week's Faulk County Record on the progress to date and also an update on funds raised for the project. Article and image courtesy of the Faulk County Record.
Faulkton Area Economic Development Corporation and Steinmetz Redi-Built Home Center, Inc.

Thursday, May 31, 2018

Faulkton Area Economic Development Corporation and Steinmetz Redi-Built Home Center, Inc. WOULD LIKE TO BRING THIS FLOOR PLAN TO THE FAULKTON AREA. Opportunity to design your own garage and basement with the Harper 2018 floor plan. Any questions, please call Trevor with the FAEDC at 605-949-9507 or Gary with Steinmetz Homes at 605-878-1070.
Nikki Melius receives award

Thursday, May 31, 2018

Nikki Melius was presented the Faulkton Area Lions 2018 Community Service Award at their dinner held Wednesday night, May 23 at R & R Pheasant Hunting Lodge. Melius was also the guest speaker. Lions president Virgie Wagner (left) presented the plaque to Melius. This year’s Faulkton Area Lions Community Service honoree, Nikki Melius, wears several hats and has made a significant impact on the quality of life in the community. Mrs. Melius spoke to the Lions club about the FCCLA programs taught in the Faulkton School District and the benefits of that program. Melius is the family and consumer science instructor and...
Economic Developers Are a Great Resource

Thursday, May 17, 2018

Setting up a business is a challenge. Just managing the paperwork, accounting and regulations alone can be daunting to an entrepreneur. Not to mention the essential capital requirements every business needs to kick start operations. Where can a new business owner turn to get their questions answered? Look no further than Trevor Cramer of Faulkton Area Economic Development Corporation (FAEDC) He is a valuable resource to help build your business or to help attract the right talent for your team. Resources to Help Your Business Trevor is familiar with business retention and expansion strategies and knows about available real estate properties that can...
Attracting Millennials

Monday, April 02, 2018

It’s hard to know what to believe about Millennials; the overall impression is that they are lazy, entitled, and killing American culture one day at a time. If this is the case, then why do so many communities work to attract them? In truth, we know that there is a lot more to Millennials than what floats around in popular culture. We know that they can be a vibrant addition to any community and want them here. To attract them, it is important to dig deeper and learn more about what makes Millennials tick. Every week there’s a new ground-shattering...
New agent at Farmers Union Insurance

Sunday, March 25, 2018

Dawn Melius is back in the insurance business as of March 1, 2018 as the Dawn Marie Agency. Melius was with Farmers Union Insurance from 1995 - 2005. In returning she has retaken her insurance exam and now has her license and is ready to serve your insurance needs. When the agency started looking for a replacement agent, Melius said she then started thinking about returning to the company. After much thought, along with input from her family, she decided to look into the opportunity. What she found was exciting changes with Farmers Union Insurance. She is now an independent agent and...
The Infrastructure to Attract Industry

Monday, March 12, 2018

Industrial parks are a valuable recruitment tool. But acquiring a large property and establishing the requisite infrastructure to attract companies is a major undertaking, particularly for a rural area.   The people of Faulkton, South Dakota have long prioritized economic development. According to Trevor Cramer, economic development director for the Faulkton Area Economic Development Corporation (FAEDC), the town has had the goal of building an industrial park since the 1980s. The main difficulty was finding a suitable property close to city limits. A site one mile east of town with a conservation easement was eventually identified. FAEDC went through a 15-month process with...
Deadline for Hope’s Park & Playground Buy-a-Brick

Monday, February 26, 2018

The deadline for Hope’s Park and Playground Buy-A-Brick fundraising campaign is Wednesday, Feb. 28. For a $100 donation you may buy a brick to line the sidewalk at the park. It may be in honor or memory of someone or be engraved with a family or business name. After Feb. 28, donations of any amount will still be accepted but the bricks will not be available. You may donate online at or you may use a donation card found at several area businesses or you may contact Beth Deiter, 598-6785, if you have any questions.
Bauers in new venture…The Steel Barn

Monday, February 26, 2018

Michael and Emily Bauer in front of their new CNC table (Computer Numerical Control). Michael and Emily Bauer have started a new business in Faulkton, The Steel Barn. The new business consists of a CNC Table (computer numerical control) which cuts metal (an actual cutting torch) into designs. The idea came about in December when Emily was visiting with Carrie Deiter at Deiter’s shop 163rd Street Design. They were looking at signs Deiter had designed which included metal art. After the Bauers researched the idea they decided to go ahead with the business. “Michael has always been good with woodworking and design,” commented...
Preserving Faulkton’s Historic Legion Hall

Monday, February 26, 2018

“One of the really important things about preservation is it connects people to history in a very tangible way.” ~Myrick Howard As this apt quote by Howard suggests, by preserving historic structures, we provide a window into the past. The American Legion Hall in Faulkton is listed in the National Register of Historic Places, our nation’s list of more than 90,000 properties deemed worthy of preservation.   The Legion Hall has played an important role in the area’s history. Under the leadership of First Commander Max Moore, a local dentist, the Foncannon Post constructed the Legion Hall building in 1922. The Foncannon Post...
"Oil Up Buttercup" is Open for Business

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

JoDee Bryant has started a new business in Faulkton called “Oil Up Buttercup” just to the east of the Faulkton Development office on Hwy. 212. Retirement hasn’t slowed Bryant down. She retired as the Farm Loan Manager on Dec. 28, 2017, and certainly didn’t let any grass grow under her feet, starting her new business right away. She has been fixing up the shop for about ten days and now has it ready for business. She even has room in the back to hold classes. Bryant has been using essential oils for about three years now, finding out about the oils through...
Animal Health Center donates to Hope’s Park & Playground

Monday, January 15, 2018

Animal Health Center donated $1,200 to Hope’s Park & Playground. Above are left, Beth Deiter, Hope’s Park & Playground committee member, Animal Health Center’s Dr. John Bode, and Faulkton Area Economic Development Corp. Director Trevor Cramer. Dr. John Bode and Dr. Bill Baus of Animal Health Center wanted to give back to the Faulkton community and thought of no better way than to donate to the new Hope’s Park & Playground. A check for $1,200 was presented to Beth Deiter on Tuesday morning at the Center. Deiter stated that donations have been coming in and thanks the community and businesses for their...