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RuralX inspires a volunteer to be a maker of dreams!

Blog, News & Events on March 16th. Comments Off on RuralX inspires a volunteer to be a maker of dreams!

Author – Carey Grosdidier, freelance writer

Nichole Cross volunteered at RuralX last summer intending to learn a little more about hosting an open space and collecting actionable feedback from a community gathering.

She left with so much more.

“I met Joe Bartmann (VP of Innovation at Dakota Resources) when I attended an ‘Art of Hosting’ event in Sioux Falls that he put on in November of 2015, and I was intrigued by the methodologies taught,” she explains. “He invited me to be part of the team at RuralX. As an industrial designer, I feel gathering and analyzing feedback is an important skill to practice, so I came to RuralX ready to help Joe gather and distribute participant feedback so attendees could take what they learned back to their communities to analyze and act upon.”

Nichole explains that while she was volunteering at … Read More »


Centerville Is Not Dying. (Part 1 of 3)

Blog, News & Events on March 13th. Comments Off on Centerville Is Not Dying. (Part 1 of 3)

Part 1 of a 3 part look at the future of Centerville, South Dakota

Guest Author, Jared Hybertson, Centerville Economic Development Coordinator

Right before Christmas break this past school semester I was having a conversation with one of our fine teachers at Centerville Public School and he mentioned to me that he had overheard a conversation two middle school students were having about the school and community. “Centerville is dying, you know that right?” the one student said. “Yeah, pretty soon there won’t be enough kids for us to even have a school”, the other one replied. Of course this was a tough conversation for the teacher to stomach and so he jumped in and did his best to explain to the students that their comments were simply not true. The teacher’s attempt to correct the two student’s way of thinking on … Read More »



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