ESSER CRAFTSMANSHIP ON DISPLAY: On top of the many events that fill Canova’s Day at the Park celebration, there is a unique opportunity to view Martin Esser’s craftsmanship collection. For years, Esser built farm and carnival equipment, trucks and numerous other craftsmanship pieces within his garage in Howard. After investing hours into his pieces, the public is invited to admire his collection and handiwork. The collection will be on display from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. on July 3 in the Canova Community Center.

Miner County Pioneer


NEW CHISLIC HOUSE TO CELEBRATE HERITAGE DISH: The Chislic House, Prairie-to-Plate’s Highway 81 restaurant, is set to hold its soft opening on July 5 by reservation only. The restaurant will host a public grand opening on July 25. Construction of the restaurant began in spring 2019 after the land was purchased from the owners of Katie’s Malt Shop and Restaurant. The new restaurant hopes to provide a unique dining experience while staying true to South Dakota’s heritage dish, chislic. The classic chislic people know and love will be served with a “renewed take” created through the use of fresh, local products.

Freeman Courier

Wessington Springs

REC CENTER PROJECT RECEIVES LARGE DONATION: The Wessington Springs Rec Center project received a $10,000 donation from the Farm Credit Services of America last week. Financial Officer for FCSAmerica, Brad Larson, shared how important it was for FCSAmerica to support the local communities the company is stationed in. 12 members from the Springs Rec Center committee and representatives from Farm Credit Services of America were in attendance during a check presentation of the money. The town of Wessington Springs hopes to break ground on a new rec center in 2020.

True Dakotan