Success Stories

Saluda County Water and Sewer Authority

On August 28, 2019, Saluda County Water and Sewer Authority celebrated the grand opening of their new water treatment plant.  The new facility will provide four million gallons per day of treated water to Saluda County and can be expanded to treat six million gallons per day.

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Presbyterian College Dorm

Presbyterian College recently held a ribbon cutting ceremony on August 7, 2019 to celebrate the completion of a 144-bed student dormitory. 

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Telemedicine

The School-Based TeleHealth (SBTH) program is a collaboration between Richland County School District One (RCSD 1) and Prisma Health-Midlands to provide education and health care services in the Lower Richland Community.  This project serves some of the neediest families in the regions.  Since pu

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Dimock Dairy photo

Dimock Cheese is the oldest artisan cheese plant in South Dakota. They have been making quality cheese since 1931.  The factory, located 15 minutes south of Mitchell on Highway 37, is in the breadbasket of the heartland. The retail store is established in Dimock, with a population of 131.

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ChugTel co-owner Jim Moberly

Chugwater Telephone Company (‘ChugTel’) is headquartered in Chugwater, Wyoming, and has offered communications services to this small rural community for decades.

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Webster's Fire Hall

Rural communities need volunteers to thrive and help provide services larger municipalities offer through paid personnel, such as a fire department.

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Haar Family

The Jason and Kabrina Haar family is a big family compared to most with a family of eleven. The couple, along with their nine children ranging in ages from 18 years old to 10 months had been living in a single-wide three-bedroom trailer house just outside of Herreid, SD.

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New grocery coolers

Rural communities deserve access to the high-quality food found throughout groceries in large cities. Unfortunately, with the sparse population across southwestern North Dakota, it can be economically challenging to operate a full-service grocery in the area.

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East Point Academy

Rural Development funds were used to purchase and renovate an existing school facility and for expansion of the Elementary School’s campus. An existing building, on Leaphart Street, was purchased and repurposed as the Middle School campus for grades 6th through 8th.

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Two owners behind store counter

Two entrepreneurs and the people of Anamoose recently celebrated the one-year anniversary of a new bakery and food hub in rural North Dakota.

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