The City of St. Paul (pop. 2,290) is home to the Howard County Medical Center (HCMC), a 16 bed Critical Access Hospital and rural health clinic. The Center had outgrown their service area and needed to expand in order to eliminate overcrowding and to allow concentration and attention to be on… more
The City of Minden, Neb. (pop. 2,923), is the home of Kearney County Health Services, a 10 bed Critical Access Hospital with an attached rural health clinic that provides acute and swing bed inpatient care, emergency care, primary care, as well as outpatient surgery, laboratory, radiology, among… more
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.
When the… more
Jose Mendez Echeverria, wife Eliana and two year old daughter Aitana resided in a trailer house for nine years in Crete, Neb. They were ready to buy a home that had more space and comfort. Crete has a lack of housing available creating an obstacle. A friend of Jose told him about the Rural… more
Presbyterian College recently held a ribbon cutting ceremony on August 7, 2019 to celebrate the completion of a 144-bed student dormitory.
The event included tours of the dormitory which, by the way, is not your typical dorm room. The complex features prime residential apartment like… more
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… more
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. The… more
Chugwater Telephone Company (‘ChugTel’) is headquartered in Chugwater, Wyoming, and has offered communications services to this small rural community for decades. Known as the “Little Town with a Big Heart,” Chugwater is in a sparsely populated region, however the residents and businesses, as in… more
Rural communities need volunteers to thrive and help provide services larger municipalities offer through paid personnel, such as a fire department. The volunteer fire department in Webster, SD, understands this need and the facilities and training needed in order to respond to emergency… more
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. The realization set in… more