About Leah Holder

Joline’s family brought carousel to Faulkton

By Leah Holder | May 01, 2019

Joline Buechler started life in Faulkton as Joline Ketterling. The Javaite has a history that ties here to the very heart of the Carousel City. In 1981 Joline’s uncle Bob, who owned a construction business in Faulkton, called her dad to go with him on an impromptu trip to the Black Hills. It was top secret and even Joline’s father […]

Cook learned about cooking, caring from her mother

By Leah Holder | April 17, 2019

Jennifer Perkins, general manager of the new TJ’s Time Out in Selby, credits much of her spirit and success to her mother. “My mother Janice taught me cooking at an early age.” said Jen. “I was six when she taught me to make homemade, hand-cut egg noodles and pie shells.” Something Jennifer still enjoys very much. “We ate a lot of […]

Cook has once again found cause for a feed

By Leah Holder | April 03, 2019

If you are one of the hundreds of people that attended the Indian Taco Feed in Java from 2006 to 2016 you already know that good food and a good cause make for a good time. Spearheading the annual feed was Javaite Becky Witlock. A lifetime Java resident, she no stranger to the importance of family and community. Becky is […]

Cook Norman Brantley made eggs for Jack Benny

By Leah Holder | March 20, 2019

Norman Brantley of Selby said he has always had a heart for cooking. It was a skill that helped him through his life’s adventures. After graduating high school in Denver, Colo., he moved to Los Angeles to see what California would offer. “At that time,” said Norm, “Hollywood was something. It was the place to go for kids.” Having experienced […]

Tom Volk is outdoorsman, prefers camp cooking

By Leah Holder | March 06, 2019

If the weather is permitting, you will most likely find Tom Volk outdoors, that is if he’s not in an ambulance. Tom is an Advanced Emergency Medical Technician with the Mobridge Region Hospital and an avid outdoorsman. Tom has three kids and 10 grandkids and takes them to the Black Hills to camp and hike every chance he gets. Tom […]

Pam Hare has distinguished Taco Bell career

By Leah Holder | February 20, 2019

Pam (Overseth) Hare, a successful Rapid City resident, is a Mobridge native.  A region coach for Taco Bell, Pam flies around the upper Midwest overseeing 28 Taco Bell stores in Wyoming, South Dakota and the Upper Peninsula of Michigan.  Her husband, Greg, is retired after 36 years at a Rapid City cement plant and while they don’t have any children, […]