Sunday, June 29, 2008

The Elkton Harvest Festival

It's Elkton Harvest Festival time and here comes a fine tractor. Tractors like this Farmal were once a common site in the Elkton area, but now about the only time you see one is in the local parade.

Saturday, June 28, 2008

A parade's not a parade without horses!

A parade would not really seem like a parade without horses. This father and daughter team took advantage of the day to ride together and help make the Elkton parade a success.

Basketball anyone?

This young boy not only rides a unicycle, but he also plays a little basketball at the same time.

Hill Top Dairy

This float says it all: It started with milk.

Here come the red hats

These young ladies are decked out in red and purple and are ready to enjoy the festival.

A child enjoys the parade

You are never too young to enjoy watching a parade. Even the very young find them awesome.

A favorite ride for the kids

This was one of the most thrilling rides for the young children. Some seemed frozen in fear, but they all seemed to enjoy it.

Fun on the merry-go-round

The merry-go-round is always a popular and enjoyable ride for young children, and
these young kids are certainly having fun on it.

Ed and his daughter

Ed is just about worn out from the rides, so he and his daughter are ready to go home.

Playing games

Adults love to be kids for a while too, and try their luck at playing games. These young men were trying to win a teddy bear, but is it for the kids or themselves?

Watching the merry-go-round

For children, watching a ride can sometimes be as much fun as actually going on the ride itself. These kids seem to be having a great time just watching their friends and waiting their turn.

Farmers take time to talk

Sometimes we just have to take a break from the rides, the food and the noise and have a friendly talk with a neighbor we haven't seen in awhile.

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

A family that loves horseback riding

Victoria, Laura, Marla, Tiffani, and Jena are doing what they all love to do best--spending time together riding horses on a Sunday afternoon.

Dusty finds a good home

Tiffani and Marla are spending Sunday afternoon riding Dusty. Dusty, a horse out of Wyoming, had a health problem, so Tim Davis, his owner, gave him to Marla and family. Tim was too fond of the horse to get rid of him, so he gave him a home where he knew he would be well taken care of in his old age.

Victoria and Laura working Bugs

Victoria and Laura are giving Bugs, Laura's favaorite horse, a good workout. Bugs spends the school year at South Dakota State working with university students. I believe Bugs has more than enough hours in college to graduate, but she just loves her job.

Jena getting in some practice

Jena, 11, is practicing barrel racing on her favorite horse, Vinny. She is using the trees at Theilen's Corner for barrels.

Wednesday, June 04, 2008

Steve & Diane's grand opening

Steve and Diane are celebrating their grand opening with free meals, cookies, and ice cream. It has been a long time since Elkton has seen so many people on Main Street. Cars were parked on both sides of the street and everybody was coming into the local super market.

Time for ice cream

Free ice cream anyone? You don't have to be a child to enjoy an ice cream cone at any time during the celebration.

Sausage or a hot dog anyone?

These young men lined up to select their choice of meat to eat on this grand opening day.


NieeMa, who is on the Elkton City Council, is in a festive mood. She is showing off her meal which she is eating with other home town folks on this grand opening day.

Chelsea & Bill Clinton

Chelsea and Bill Clinton came to Flandreau this past week to campaign for Hillary. Chealsea spoke about why she thought her mother was the best person to be the next president of the United States, where as Bill talked more about issues and the role South Dakota would have in the future of this country.

The Clinton's in Flandreau

President Bill Clinton and his daughter Chelsea are giving talks in South Dakota on why they think Hillary would be the best person to be the next president of the United States. It's not everyday that a past president of the United States comes to this area and meets with the local farmers and towns people to talk with them about changes that need to be made so America can be an even better place to live.