Meet the Owners

Meet the Owners

Terry Arends

Terry Arends is a Hartford resident whose job at Central States Mfg. involves providing customers with the best products for their needs. You have to be on your game to make sure your clients get exactly what they want, he says. He believes attention to detail sets you apart from the competition. “Golden West has been a great partner with Central States,” Terry says. “They ensure we can keep our business running by providing us with our phones, emails, and fast speeds.”

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Merlin & Sherri Goebel

Merlin and Sherri Goebel believe adaptability is the key to small-town success. That, and committing to the local community — whether by carrying fresh produce or supporting charitable causes. The Goebels have owned Sunshine Foods in Hartford for two decades and still believe the best is yet to come.

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Aaron & Amie Delgado

Aaron and Amie Delgado moved to Dell Rapids to be closer to family. The couple turned a few heads due to their unconventional look but were welcomed with open arms. Their coffee shop, LaDelle and Fourth Coffeehouse, attracts both regulars and visitors with tasty treats and a warm, inviting atmosphere.

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Teri Michaels

Meet Teri Michaels, owner of the Hartford Veterinary Clinic in Hartford. Teri embraces the small-town lifestyle that Hartford provides. It’s one of the draws that brought her and husband, Phil to town in the first place.

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 Lynnae Redenius

Meet Lynnae Redenius, owner of Tammen Auto & Tire Inc in Hartford. Her willingness to learn and dedication to providing excellent customer service has paved the way for her success.

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 Mike Parks

Meet Mike Parks, owner of T&C Self Service in Dell Rapids. The service station/convenience store offers everything from hot dogs and cold beer to a friendly ear and community support. 

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 Adam & Kim DeJong

Meet Adam & Kim DeJong, a Hartford couple committed to helping the community. Longtime Hartford residents and owners of the local Pizza Ranch franchise, they help feed and support the community.

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 Robin & Justin Eich

Robin and Justin Eich both grew up in small communities. When the couple married and decided to start a family, they wanted a similar upbringing for their kids. Hartford proved to be the ideal setting; 20 years later, they are thriving — at home, at work, and in their many extracurricular activities.  

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 Steph & Jordan Schmidt

Steph and Jordan Schmidt give Dell Rapids residents things to do without leaving town. The Schmidts own Pinz LLC, offering entertainment and award-winning food, and are members of the Golden West Telecommunications Cooperative. Like Golden West, Steph and Jordan are committed to making a difference in their town and giving back to the community by investing in its future.  

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 Chris & Callie Tuschen

Chris and Callie Tuschen craft community - and beer - in Hartford. The Tuschens own Buffalo Ridge Brewing Project and are members of the Golden West Telecommunications Cooperative both personally and with their business. Like Golden West, Chris and Callie pride themselves on the connections they provide and are committed to helping Hartford grow and be an even better place to live.

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