Cook of the Week


Mikayla Whirlwind Horse knows what’s for supper

Mikayla Whirlwind Horse has been cooking for a long time. Since a young age, she has learned the tricks of the trade from her parents and peers. She was born and raised in Sioux Falls, where she graduated from Roosevelt High School in 2012. She is relatively new to the area, moving here from Sioux Falls in December of 2014. […]

Cook Monica Weninger-Schmaltz has active life

Monica Weninger-Schmaltz (Phehín ša Wašté Wín) is a staple in the Mobridge community. She was born and raised in Mobridge and has built her life here. She grew up in a busy household as she is the youngest of eight siblings. She currently resides with her husband, Kurt Schmaltz, her daughter, Phoebe Schmaltz and her two large labradors, Lucky Duck […]

Pam Wells finds out what’s right for the family

Pam Wells is a woman of many talents. She is a wife, mother, grandmother and educator. Pam is an award-winning science teacher at Mobridge-Pollock High School, where she has educated the young minds of our community for the past seven years. She currently resides in New Evarts where she lives with her husband, Sid Wells, and her two dogs. She […]

German food takes stage as Living History nears

For the Living History out at Greenwood Cemetery on July 3 and 4, Marlys Jundt has written a script called “They Weren’t all Norwegians,” highlighting some of the other ethnic groups that helped settle this area. We have featured the Irish, Greeks, Italians and now we will share German recipes. Rev. Keith Kraft will play Jacob Keller in this summer’s […]

Dessert bars are sweet treat for summer gatherings

With the warmer weather comes picnics, camping, ballgames, reunions and community and church gatherings. Deciding what to bring to these events sometimes leaves us scrambling for the perfect item that is easy to make, stores well and is easily transportable. That is where bars come in. They are the perfect treat for bake sales, fundraisers and treats for the neighborhood […]

Bev comes through with Art’s Italian recipes

Art Coragiulo’s father, Joe, is one of the pioneers portrayed in this summer’s Living History, “They Weren’t All Norwegians,” put on by the Klein Museum on July 3 and 4. Marlys Jundt has the scripts all ready and so I went out to Prairie Sunset and talked to Bev Coragiulo, Art’s wife. I told her I was doing a Cook […]

Joline’s family brought carousel to Faulkton

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 […]

Here are some recipes to add to your grilling repertoire

South Dakotans have shown that they love to grill. From steak to chicken and vegetables and fruits, there is just something about firing up the grill that makes everything taste better. There are many brave souls in South Dakota who battle the cold and use their grills through the winter months. Those with gas grills are more fortunate than charcoal […]

Cook learned about cooking, caring from her mother

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 […]

Greeks have long history cooking for Bridge Citians

The second nationality to be featured in this coming Fourth of July’s Living History, staged by Klein Museum, is Greek. Marlys Jundt has written the story of Mike Spilos who will be portrayed by Tom Dafnis, who has Greek ancestors. Mike ran the Windsor Café when he first came to Mobridge and then moved down Main to run Spilos Quick […]

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