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|Stone Lake Region Vacation Guide Spring & Summer 1999 Page 19 I g Stone City has much to offer visitors Stone City, SD, "sister city", is the a number of attractions to the Big which will host this Days celebration 11, an annual event hon- the Dakota Renegade, City originally was of an encampment of the man responsible Lake massacre and both his own and the white man. He ; band sought refuge out- the Minnesota River lands, just into Territory. The site as Inkpa City. in 1879, Inkpa an adjacent platted Geneva, were com- Big Stone City. today remembers its beginnings with the celebration the second in July. are the usual fes- events such as a parade and meal this case, feed), Big Stone City to have and provide entertainment wide variety of other :gin Saturday with a 3 on 3 basketball in downtown Big City, and the kiddie later in the morn- a few of the other events a Riding Lawn Mower with blindfold- Old Timers Softball Pedal Tractor Pull and And no one wants huge street dance on t night or the free water- this year will be a contest and kid- course, with water- € after the parade. events take place BIG STONE CITY, SD has much to offer visitors year round. on Main Street or at the ball field, but you can get more details by calling Margaret Kuefler at (605) 862-8502. Each summer, the Polecats 'Legion and Teener softball teams dust off their cleats for their season, which runs from June 1 to the last weekend in August. The Teeners are coached by DeWayne Henderson and the Legion Polecats by Jim McFarlane. Combined, about 35 people are on the two teams, and with the addition of summer recreation and girls softball teams, that number increases to around 80. The Legion and Teener teams participate in tournaments and about 25 games per year throughout South Dakota, and last year the Legion team was runner-up in the State "B" championship. The Teeners were also named State "B" champs in 1994. Perhaps the largest employer in Big Stone City is Saputo Class Cheese uced in Milbank Cheese USA, Inc., which pack- ages fresh, medium and aged asiago, parmesan and romano recent World Cheese contest in Green a sample of Valley Cheese was judged see- winner in .the low fat Community Cen East Highway 12, Milbank Established in Milbank in 1929 by two Swiss immigrants, Alfred Nef and Alfred Gonzenbbach, the Valley Queen Cheese Factory has continued to expand and increase its output of Hours: Monday-Friday 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Sunday 1-6 p.m. (Memorial Day thru Labor Day) Daily Fees: Adults, $5; Youth, $3; 4 & Under, Free The Facility Offers: • Gymnasium • Swimming Pool • Water Slide • Hot Tub • Sauna • Racquetball Courts Weights • Nordictracks • Nautilus Machines • Stationary Bikes. Stair CUmbers cheeses, as well as several spe- cial blends. Formerly Stella Foods, Inc. until early in 1999, the business employes around 235 people, though that number increases during the summer months. One of the best attractions in South Dakota is when July fourth comes around and the evening sky is ablaze with fire- works. Big Stone City has two stands which begin selling May 1, and several more begins their sales as Independence Day approach- es. The city's two churches also have their annual events which are big draws. Tabor United Methodist Church hosts its annual flower show in August, with a wide variety of arrangements and a delicious lunch. St. Charles Catholic Church holds their bazaar in September as well, which includes a bake sale, crafts, games, food and draw- ings. Known for many miles is Lou's Greenhouse, which is open throughout the summer and offers an excellent selection of practicly anything that grows. When it's time to relax for a picnic with the children, many folks head to the city park on Lake Street, with picnic shelters, docks, and a great view of Big Stone Lake. Plans are also in the works for another park along Highway 12 near the river, which will have a picnic area and play- ground equipment in the near future. Dispite its small size, Big Stone City abounds with attrac- tions all through the year, offer- ing something for everyone. Daycare Available Regardless of the ability to pay, everyone has the right to use Unity Square. DOUTHITT MEMORIAL PARK along the lake in Big Stone ing spot for family picnics. high quality cheese in a number of varieties. Most of it is now sold to Kraft Cheese Company. The Milbank area and the Whetstone Valley have become one of the state of South Dakota's foremost dairying cen- ters, generally leading the state in milk production. However, to supply its ever-growing need for milk, Valley Queen trucks in milk from a number of states, ,including those as far away as Colorado and Iowa. In response to the demand for milk, farmers in the the sur- rounding farmland have con- stantly increased the quality and quantity of their dairy cattle. Visitors will enjoy seeing this farm and visiting the Valley Queen headquarters in Milbank City, SD is a great gather- where it is possible to buy many cheese varieties by the pound. Cheese from Milbank is consid- ered a great gift item. By appointment it is possible to arrange tours of the vast and modern plant which covers sev- eral blocks of the Milbank busi- ness district. For All Your Projects • New Homes & Garages • Remodeling Supplies • Treated/Cedar Decks • Andersen/Caradco Windows You Name It- We Can Help You Milbank Lumber, Inc. Gavin gerhofer • 513 W. 4th Ave., Milbank • After Hours 432-4878 Hours: 7 a.m.-5:30 p.m., Monday-Saturday |Stone Lake Region Vacation Guide Spring & Summer 1999 Page 19 I g Stone City has much to offer visitors Stone City, SD, "sister city", is the a number of attractions to the Big which will host this Days celebration 11, an annual event hon- the Dakota Renegade, City originally was of an encampment of the man responsible Lake massacre and both his own and the white man. He ; band sought refuge out- the Minnesota River lands, just into Territory. The site as Inkpa City. in 1879, Inkpa an adjacent platted Geneva, were com- Big Stone City. today remembers its beginnings with the celebration the second in July. are the usual fes- events such as a parade and meal this case, feed), Big Stone City to have and provide entertainment wide variety of other :gin Saturday with a 3 on 3 basketball in downtown Big City, and the kiddie later in the morn- a few of the other events a Riding Lawn Mower with blindfold- Old Timers Softball Pedal Tractor Pull and And no one wants huge street dance on t night or the free water- this year will be a contest and kid- course, with water- € after the parade. events take place BIG STONE CITY, SD has much to offer visitors year round. on Main Street or at the ball field, but you can get more details by calling Margaret Kuefler at (605) 862-8502. Each summer, the Polecats 'Legion and Teener softball teams dust off their cleats for their season, which runs from June 1 to the last weekend in August. The Teeners are coached by DeWayne Henderson and the Legion Polecats by Jim McFarlane. Combined, about 35 people are on the two teams, and with the addition of summer recreation and girls softball teams, that number increases to around 80. The Legion and Teener teams participate in tournaments and about 25 games per year throughout South Dakota, and last year the Legion team was runner-up in the State "B" championship. The Teeners were also named State "B" champs in 1994. Perhaps the largest employer in Big Stone City is Saputo Class Cheese uced in Milbank Cheese USA, Inc., which pack- ages fresh, medium and aged asiago, parmesan and romano recent World Cheese contest in Green a sample of Valley Cheese was judged see- winner in .the low fat Community Cen East Highway 12, Milbank Established in Milbank in 1929 by two Swiss immigrants, Alfred Nef and Alfred Gonzenbbach, the Valley Queen Cheese Factory has continued to expand and increase its output of Hours: Monday-Friday 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Sunday 1-6 p.m. (Memorial Day thru Labor Day) Daily Fees: Adults, $5; Youth, $3; 4 & Under, Free The Facility Offers: • Gymnasium • Swimming Pool • Water Slide • Hot Tub • Sauna • Racquetball Courts Weights • Nordictracks • Nautilus Machines • Stationary Bikes. Stair CUmbers cheeses, as well as several spe- cial blends. Formerly Stella Foods, Inc. until early in 1999, the business employes around 235 people, though that number increases during the summer months. One of the best attractions in South Dakota is when July fourth comes around and the evening sky is ablaze with fire- works. Big Stone City has two stands which begin selling May 1, and several more begins their sales as Independence Day approach- es. The city's two churches also have their annual events which are big draws. Tabor United Methodist Church hosts its annual flower show in August, with a wide variety of arrangements and a delicious lunch. St. Charles Catholic Church holds their bazaar in September as well, which includes a bake sale, crafts, games, food and draw- ings. Known for many miles is Lou's Greenhouse, which is open throughout the summer and offers an excellent selection of practicly anything that grows. When it's time to relax for a picnic with the children, many folks head to the city park on Lake Street, with picnic shelters, docks, and a great view of Big Stone Lake. Plans are also in the works for another park along Highway 12 near the river, which will have a picnic area and play- ground equipment in the near future. Dispite its small size, Big Stone City abounds with attrac- tions all through the year, offer- ing something for everyone. Daycare Available Regardless of the ability to pay, everyone has the right to use Unity Square. DOUTHITT MEMORIAL PARK along the lake in Big Stone ing spot for family picnics. high quality cheese in a number of varieties. Most of it is now sold to Kraft Cheese Company. The Milbank area and the Whetstone Valley have become one of the state of South Dakota's foremost dairying cen- ters, generally leading the state in milk production. However, to supply its ever-growing need for milk, Valley Queen trucks in milk from a number of states, ,including those as far away as Colorado and Iowa. In response to the demand for milk, farmers in the the sur- rounding farmland have con- stantly increased the quality and quantity of their dairy cattle. Visitors will enjoy seeing this farm and visiting the Valley Queen headquarters in Milbank City, SD is a great gather- where it is possible to buy many cheese varieties by the pound. Cheese from Milbank is consid- ered a great gift item. By appointment it is possible to arrange tours of the vast and modern plant which covers sev- eral blocks of the Milbank busi- ness district. For All Your Projects • New Homes & Garages • Remodeling Supplies • Treated/Cedar Decks • Andersen/Caradco Windows You Name It- We Can Help You Milbank Lumber, Inc. Gavin gerhofer • 513 W. 4th Ave., Milbank • After Hours 432-4878 Hours: 7 a.m.-5:30 p.m., Monday-Saturday