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A Recycling team of 26 people is working to make recycling available and convenient to Day County area residents, and has had the help of school kids involved in the Destination Imagination program.
“The community has really embraced this. I’ll be the first to say I was nervous about learning a new way of doing things,” says Hollie Stadler, Executive Director of the Belle Fourche Development Corporation. “But Empower! has brought people to gatherings that we haven’t seen before.
With a population of about 600 people, Stuart, Nebraska is so small it’s considered a village by Nebraska standards.
Yet this village is thriving, thanks in part to innovative housing development efforts that have been underway since the early 80s. It was then that Stuart was deemed a “blighted” community by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and grants from the Nebraska Department of Economic Development created some creative new opportunities.
Today, of the 250 residences in Stuart, 108 homes have been completely rehabilitated and 40 new homes have been built.
This amazing success story just miles from the South Dakota border led Dakota Resources to invite John Madsen, Chairman of the Stuart Development Corporation, to host a Housing Development Knowledge Camp at RuralX this past summer. John’s insight has since “rippled” into many rural South … Read More »