PrairieTracks Feature

Two Generations, One Passion

This past January, I went to see the movie, The Greatest Showman and I was really captivated by it. I wondered if the Barnum and Bailey Circus train has ever come to Huron and if so, what it was like? I decided to reach out to people on Facebook to see if anyone knew. I stumbled across a lady named, Jeanne Bauder (Smith).

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The Circus is Coming to Town!

The Circus is Coming to Town!

The James Valley Shrine Club has hosted the circus in Huron
since 1964. Once again it will be at the Huron Arena on April 2 with
two great shows at 2:00pm and 6:00pm.

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Celebrating Area Women: Natalie Bertsch and Jewel Kopfmann

Celebrating Area Women: Natalie Bertsch and Jewel Kopfmann

Natalie Bertsch and Jewel Kopfmann are co-founders and co-owners of DT-Trak Consulting, Inc., a revenue cycle management firm that partners with various healthcare clinics and hospitals nationwide with offices in Miller and Sioux Falls. After nearly 16 years of working from Alaska to New York, and expanding from 2 to 150+ staff, they have a proven business method assisting in the ever-changing and complex healthcare world. Natalie and Jewel have pioneered DT-Trak’s very own proprietary analytics software, with specific drill-down capabilities for trending and metrics, for identifying gaps in revenue cycles and opportunities for increased efficiencies. Their success comes down to their ability to connect, communicate and deliver according to each client’s needs, earning their trust.

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Celebrating Area Women: Tasha Stahl

Celebrating Area Women: Tasha Stahl

Tasha started Pack & Play Travel in January 2014. Tasha started it as something part time to help others archive their travel dreams. Tasha never imagined it would turn in to something full time, or that her services would be in such demand. Tasha built this business from the ground up investing a lot of time and money in to getting trained, gaining clients, marketing and researching.

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Celebrating Area Women: Michelle Chenoweth

Celebrating Area Women: Michelle Chenoweth

As a Realtor for Montgomery Real Estate in Huron Michelle Chenoweth says that she is “very blessed to do this work and help individuals and families find homes that suit their needs.” “I am very fortunate to find friends within my clients as well,” she added. 

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Celebrating Area Women: Mary Pearson

Celebrating Area Women: Mary Pearson

Mary A. Pearson is a lifelong resident of Huron.  She was married for 36 years until her husband passed away in 2009.  Mary has two children and three grandchildren.  She graduated from Huron High School in 1968 and has been a businesswoman for 47 years, currently serving as President of Northwest Pipe Fittings in Huron and Pierre.  Mary was also mayor for the City of Huron from 1998 – 2006 and sponsor of the Mayor’s Junior Leadership Program

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Celebrating Area Women: Martia Thelen

Celebrating Area Women: Martia Thelen

Martia Thelen has been a very active business woman in the Redfield Community.  She has owned and operated several businesses over the past 35 years including the Thelen Funeral Home, Sears Store and the Coachman Supper Club.  For the past 25 years, she has have owned and operated the Super 8 along with rental properties consisting of The Storage, a duplex rental, Main Street Plaza. Just within the past three years, she added a UHaul business running out of the Super 8.  She also helped with a construction business and a small farming operation.

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Celebrating Area Women: Mandi Forman

Celebrating Area Women: Mandi Forman

Mandi Forman, a Huron native, is the daughter of Tom and Cindy Borkowski.   She is the wife of Rocky Forman and mother to two amazing daughters, Mayli (3) and Remzi (2months).  She was part of the 2001 graduating class of Huron High School.  In 2003, she graduated from Southeast Technical Institute with a degree in Applied Business.  After a brief break, she decided to continue her education and enrolled in National American University, graduating in 2011 at the top of her class and proudly holding a degree in Therapeutic Massage.   

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Celebrating Area Women: Lori Heller

Celebrating Area Women: Lori Heller

Lori Heller began attending Stewarts School of Hairstyling in 1985. She really knew that she wanted to go into hairstyling because she really enjoyed making people feel good. Lori graduated from Stewarts in 1986, then went to work for Stewarts as an instructor until 1988. She worked in various salons in Huron and even managed Regis in the mall for a year. She then rented a chair at Shear Dynamics for seven years, before opening her own salon, The Mirror Family Haircare in her home in Wolsey in 1998. “This way I was able to be there for my two beautiful daughters, Caitlin and MiKayla,” she said. In 2015, Lori and her husband decided to move to Huron. She now operates in Huron and this year, she will have done hair for 33 years.

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Celebrating Area Women: Marla Starr

Celebrating Area Women: Marla Starr

Originally from Redfield, SD, Marla Starr, CFP®, ChFC®, has been helping people make financial decisions for 40 years.  She has been in the Huron community for 22 years and is a self-employed business owner-franchisee with Krause, Starr & Associates, a financial advisory practice of Ameriprise Financial Services, Inc.  Her team practice has offices in Huron, Mitchell, Aberdeen and Sioux Falls.    Her office is located at 110 Third Str SW Suite #107, Huron, SD. 

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