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February 3 Edition

Countryview Catering wins Restaurant of the Year

Restaurant of the Year

South Dakota Pork Producers Council President Lester Moeller, left, presents the Restaurant of The Year Award to Glenda and Randy Odegaard.

Countryview Catering under new ownership

Glenda Odegaard of rural Lake Preston retired from the food service industry at the end of 2015 after more than 30 years when she and her husband, Randy, sold their De Smet business, Countryview Catering, to Kim and Josh Nelson, owners of 3rd Street Bar & Grille in De Smet.

Kim and Josh Nelson purchased Countryview Catering in January.

The Nelsons purchased 3rd Street Bar & Grille in De Smet in June 2014. Catering services are an extension of that business and falls under the umbrella of 3rd Street Bar & Grille’s liquor license. This allows the option of full bar service for events within the city. Along with the bar, the Nelsons will continue to lease the catering building on Calumet Avenue. Josh will continue to work full-time at Quality Tool in Brookings and leave the cooking to Kim.

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Commissioners take steps to resolve big ditch issue

At Tuesday’s Kingsbury County Commissioners’ meeting following an executive session with rural residents Wayne Soren, Scottie Hojer and Paul Johnson, States Attorney Gregg Gass, and other legal and engineering professionals, commissioners established a project resolution to review and repair maintenance issues on County Ditch #4, also known as the big ditch.

Commissioners entered into agreements with both a Brookings civil engineering firm and a St. Cloud, Minn., law firm.

Carey Bretsch, professional engineer, and president of Civil Design Inc, of Brookings and his company will conduct a preliminary engineering study, at a cost of no more than $50,000, to evaluate flow capacity of the ditch.

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