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Prairie Village News  5/31/16

Faron Wahl, Manager We’re pretty traditional here in South Dakota. While edgy trends punctuate the U.S. coastlines, we folks of the Plains hold closer to time-honored values. This is evident […]

Prairie Village News  5/24/16

Faron Wahl, Manager I was checking the village’s spring wheat crop the other day, as I like to do often, and was impressed with the stand. I pulled one healthy […]

Prairie Village News  5/17/16

Faron Wahl, Manager It’s been said that the 1960’s began to define modern America, and the year 1966 may well have defined the 1960’s. But in stark contrast to the […]

Prairie Village News 5/10/16

Faron Wahl, Manager It began with a tent, and lantern, and a camp stove. My wife and I started camping with our two children when they were very young (one […]

Prairie Village News  5/3/16

Faron Wahl, Manager A dark, shadowy figure has been hanging around the village for some time now. Anyone who is around much has seen him, but most don’t give him […]

Prairie Village News  4/26/16

Faron Wahl, Manager A sunny welcome to spring from Prairie Village! The calendar is about to turn to May, bringing with it the opening of the 50th anniversary season of […]

4-H'ERS Built Picnic Tables

LAKE COUNTY 4-H’ERS built benches and picnic tables for the historic Prairie Village west of Madison. Youth learned measuring skills and how to use construction tools like drills, wrenches, hammers […]

Prairie Village News 9/2/2015

Stan Rauch, Manager It seems that the just completed 53rd Annual Steam Threshing Jamboree was a big success. Judging by the large number of comments received, and observations made, it […]

Prairie Village News    8/20/2015

Stan Rauch, Manager Jamboree campers will be coming in this weekend and continuing throughout next week. We encourage early placement of the camping units in their reserved spots, and in […]

Prairie Village News  8/14/2015

Stan Rauch, Manager We are more than busy continuing to gear up for the 53rd Annual Steam Threshing Jamboree featuring the Ford-Ferguson Tractors, Trucks & Cars that is coming very […]

Prairie Village News   8/6/2015

Stan Rauch, Manager With the completion last weekend of the two highly entertaining Johnny Rogers concerts and the car show, we now increase our focus on the August 27-30 Jamboree […]

Prairie Village News    7/31/2015

Stan Rauch, Manager It’s going to be another very busy weekend at the village. We have the Johnny Rogers Country Legends concert tonight and his History of Rock and Roll […]

Prairie Village News 7/24/2015

Stan Rauch, Manager We look forward to being part of the Discovery Day activities on Saturday as there will be free admission to Prairie Village from 1:00 to 4:00 pm. […]

Prairie Village News 7/17/2015

Stan Rauch, Manager This Saturday is campground movie night which is free to all who would like to attend. The movie “Herbie And The Love Bug” will be shown at […]

Prairie Village News 7/07/2015

Stan Rauch, Manager With 126 camping units on the grounds, it was a busy 4th of July weekend at the village. The previous record high for campers that weekend was […]

Prairie Village News  7/02/2015

Stan Rauch, Manager With the 4th of July holiday about upon us, it will be an exceptionally active time at the village. We will have a large number of campers […]

Prairie Village News  6/18/2015

By Stan Rauch, Manager We certainly had a successful and enjoyable Northern Bull Riding Tour event last Friday evening with a record crowd of about a thousand on hand to […]

Prairie Village News 6/10/15

By Stan Rauch, Manager The Sneve Homestead house here at the village is in the process of getting a new cement foundation. It will be moved just 10 feet or […]

Prairie Village News 6/5/2015

By Stan Rauch, Manager The Miss Prairie Village/Miss Prairie Princess Pageant is this Sunday evening at 7:00 in the opera house. The participants have been practicing this week for what […]

Prairie Village News 5/29/2015

By Stan Rauch, Manager June is about upon us and we have a busy schedule of events during the month. The Miss Prairie Village/Miss Prairie Princess Pageant is on the […]

Prairie Village News 5/20/2015

Prairie Village News By Stan Rauch, Manager Last June the inaugural Prairie Village Variety Show was held in the opera house and it was a highly enjoyable event. Eighteen individuals/groups […]

Prairie Village News 5/5/2015

By Stan Rauch, Manager We are about to be off and running with the 2015 season at Prairie Village and we anticipate that it will be another exceptionally good one. […]

PRAIRIE VILLAGE NEWS  8/28/2014

By just about any standard of measurement, the just completed 52nd Annual Steam Threshing Jamboree was a big success. Judging by the large number of comments received, and observations made, […]

The 52nd Annual Steam Threshing Jamboree August 22-24 featuring the Hart-Parr Oliver Collectors Association National Show is about upon us. The complete schedule of events and other related information can […]

Stan Rauch, Manager With two major events at the village this past weekend, to say it was busy would certainly be an understatement. According to the many comments that we […]

Submitted photo MADISON AREA RETIRED TEACHERS, including (left) Millie Gross, Carol White, Bonnie Nelson, Rita Brown and DeAnn Molskness, have been preparing the Prairie Village Library for the upcoming Steam […]

Stan Rauch, Manager We certainly have had a positive response to the Buddy Holly and Beyond Review that will be at the opera house this Saturday night. The 7:00 pm […]

Stan Rauch, Manager We are pleased to provide the venue for a major portion of the Madison School Reunion activities that will be at the village on Saturday from 3:00 […]

Stan Rauch, Manager Both tonight (Thursday) and Friday night the Ghostlight Players from Freeman, SD return to the opera house with this year’s theatre performance of the comedy “Sylvia”. Curtain […]

Stan Rauch, Manager With the 4th of July holiday about upon us, it will be an exceptionally active time at the village. We will have a large number of campers […]

Stan Rauch, Manager It was a full opera house last Sunday evening enjoying a great bunch of talented performers at our first ever Variety Show. I believe it is safe […]

Stan Rauch, Manager We certainly had a successful and enjoyable Northern Bull Riding Tour event last Friday evening with a big crowd on hand to take in the bull riding […]

Stan Rauch, Manager We are looking forward to an excellent Northern Bull Riding Tour event this Friday evening at the village. The Bierema Rodeo Company from White River, SD conducts […]

Stan Rauch, Manager The open house and associated Chamber of Commerce ribbon cutting on Wednesday in celebration of our extensively renovated Lawrence Welk opera house provided the attendees with the […]

Stan Rauch, Manager June is about upon us and we have a busy schedule of events during the month. The Miss Prairie Village/Miss Prairie Princess Pageant is on the 8th, […]

Prairie Village cleanup 5/20/2014

FOURTH-GRADERS Alison Vacanti (left), Fiona Donelan and Alexandra Gutierrez from Madison Elementary School spend part of Friday afternoon picking up scattered sticks and other trash in the camping areas at […]

Stan Rauch, Manager Our consignment auction last Saturday was certainly a big success. We had a record high 392 bid card holders in attendance to purchase the large number of […]

Stan Rauch, Manager We are about to be off and running with the 2014 season at Prairie Village and we anticipate that it will be another exceptionally good one. Our […]

Stan Rauch Manager, Prairie Village By just about any standard of measurement, the 51st Annual Stream Threshing Jamboree was a big success. Judging by the large number of comments received, […]

Stan Rauch Manager, Prairie Village The Jamboree is about upon us and it promises to be a big one. Lots of campers and tractors have been arriving and that will […]

Stan Rauch Manager, Prairie Village We are rapidly approaching the August 23-25 Steam Threshing Jamboree featuring International Harvester. The campers seem to arrive earlier every year and that’s a good […]

Madison Daily Leader 7/30/13Photo by Cindy Bilka WITH A BELCH OF SMOKE and a blast for the steam whistle, Prairie Village’s giant woke from a long slumber. On Saturday, the […]

Stan Rauch Prairie Village Manager The Ghostlight Players will be presenting Neil Simon’s classic comedy “The Odd Couple” on Friday, August 16 and Saturday, August 17 in the Lawrence Welk […]

Stan Rauch Manager, Prairie Village With the 51st Annual Steam Threshing Jamboree featuring International Harvester coming up soon on August 23-25, it seems to be an appropriate time to take […]

Prairie Pasque Questers will be selling cookbooks at Mart in the Park later this month. Proceeds from the books will help with the renovation of the steam-powered carousel at Prairie […]

Stan Rauch Manager, Prairie Village Even though there isn’t a major Prairie Village event this weekend, there will be a lot of activity out here. It starts off on Saturday […]

Stan Rauch Manager, Prairie Village We hosted the highest number of campers over the 4th of July holiday that we have ever had, right at 100. With 234 camp sites […]

Stan Rauch Manager, Prairie Village There has been a flurry of building preservation and enhancement activity at the village the past few days. The painting of the lobby of the […]

Stan Rauch Manager, Prairie Village With the 4th of July being next Thursday and our annual Railroad Days being on Saturday and Sunday the 6th and 7th, it will be […]

Stan Rauch Manager, Prairie Village The 6th annual Motongator Joe’s Country Music Festival is this Friday, Saturday and Sunday at the village. This is always a great time for the […]

Stan Rauch Manager, Prairie Village This past weekend was an exceptionally good one at Prairie Village as two extremely successful major events took place. It all started Friday evening with […]

By Stan Rauch Manager, Prairie Village We have a big weekend coming up at the village with the Northern Bull Riding Tour event on Friday and the Miss Prairie Village/Miss […]

By Stan Rauch Prairie Village Manager The consignment auction on Saturday was the largest we have ever had and overall it was a huge success. The 103 individual consigners was […]

By Stan Rauch Our annual consignment auction is coming right up this Saturday starting at 10:30. A large number of items have been consigned and we are anticipating an excellent […]

By Stan Rauch, Manager We are about to be off and running with the 2013 season at Prairie Village and we anticipate that it will be another exceptionally good one. […]

By Stan Rauch Manager, Prairie Village By just about any standard of measurement, the 50th Anniversary Steam Threshing Jamboree that featured John Deere was a resounding success. Judging by the […]