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What’s In a Maze?

What’s In a Maze?

By Jordan Smith Images by Elizabeth Lucille Photography Fall means pumpkin picking, sweater weather, apple cider, and corn mazes. Many people know what a corn maze is or may have raced through one, but don’t understand what goes into making …

At Home with Thomas Christiansen and Adam Jorgensen

At Home with Thomas Christiansen and Adam Jorgensen

By Denise DePaolo Images by Elizabeth Lucille Photography Like many houses of its era, the Sioux Falls home Thomas Christiansen shares with partner Adam Jorgensen is larger than it appears from the outside. The 1928 craftsman is a tidy shuttered …

Connecting to the Past: Face to Face with the Founders

Connecting to the Past: Face to Face with the Founders

By Denise DePaolo Images by Elizabeth Lucille Photography They say death is just a part of life, and as long as we’re remembered, we can live on. That is the idea behind Sioux Heritage Museums’ Voices from the Past: Woodlawn …

The Real Deal: Brandon Callenius

The Real Deal: Brandon Callenius

By Leah Vanden Bosch Images by Elizabeth Lucille Photography Tis the season for spooks and scares, and Jaycees’ Haunted House is serving the Sioux Falls community  enough horror and fright to terrify even the most courageous participant. The attraction has …

A Basement Full of Memories

A Basement Full of Memories

For many, it’s the sound of childhood. The repetitive, upbeat melodies of arcade games on auto, layered one upon another in a siren song that beckons, “Give us your quarters. Give us all the quarters.” And when we put a …

Taste of Sarcasm: Marlin’s Family Restaurant

Taste of Sarcasm: Marlin’s Family Restaurant

By Denise DePaolo Marlin’s in the kind of place I remember going with my grandparents. A display case full of baked goods greets you, and at least half the tables at any given time are occupied by people over 60. …

Little Parent on the Prairie: Stay United

Little Parent on the Prairie: Stay United

By Tracy Kirby Image by Crista Ballard Photography My husband and I recently celebrated our seven-year wedding anniversary. To commemorate, we simply ate an embarrassingly high-calorie meal and reminisced about our life together. During this rare uninterrupted conversation, we talked …

At Home with Jeffrey and Janci Herr

At Home with Jeffrey and Janci Herr

The exterior of Jeffrey and Janci Herr’s two-story Spearfish home is tidy and contemporary. It appears to be the type of front porched suburban dream found anywhere, until one notices Crow Peak looming behind – and steps inside and loses themselves …

The Real Deal: Marc Wagner

The Real Deal: Marc Wagner

You might not know Marc Wagner, but you’ve probably seen his work. The Sioux Falls artist is co-creator of Skullmore, a zine named for his toxic waste-colored rendition of the famous mountain (complete with skeletal presidential visages), stickers of which …

Forever Young: Finding Joy in Nostalgia

Forever Young: Finding Joy in Nostalgia

By Denise DePaolo Images by Elizabeth Lucille Photography There’s an old adage that goes, “We don’t stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing.” As adults, it’s easy to forget the wonders of childhood. Between …