Couple from Rhode Island found their ‘Green Acres’ in Fall River County

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Photo by Eric Harrold/Fall River County Herald-Star

Lyle Rudloff and Katherine Dennis are pictured outside their home on Rocky Ford Road, which overlooks the Cheyenne River valley to the south. 

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By Eric Harrold

Staff Writer

EDGEMONT -- Fall River County appears to have its share of residents who are newcomers to the area in search of an alternative to the place from which they moved.

That description fits Lyle Rudloff and his wife Katherine Dennis of...

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Powers family says loss of home in fire is part of God’s plan

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Brett Nachtigall/Fall River County Herald-Sta

Brian Powers and his son Jesse look inside what remains of their home through a broken-out window this past Saturday morning. The morning of Feb. 22 was the first opportunity the family had to begin going through their residence to find items that could be salvaged following the North River Street fire that started last Monday night, Feb. 18, and burned four businesses in addition to their home.

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By Brett Nachtigall

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China Buffet owners fighting more than fire

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Photo by Eric Boyd/Fall River County Herald-Star

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By Brett Nachtigall

Publisher

HOT SPRINGS – One of the businesses completely lost in last week’s fire was the China Buffet, which has been one of the community’s more popular dining establishments for more than 20 years, not only because of their food but also because of the work ethic shown by owners Mui Vong and Phan Sam and their son Phap Sam.

After opening for the first time in 1997, the restaurant’s daily...

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Fargo Mercantile building also damaged in fire

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Brett Nachtigall/Fall River County Herald-Star

Tracey Etchey, second from left, stands in Centennial Park with some others as they look across the river towards the Fargo Mercantile where she operates her business Junk & Disorderly on the main floor.

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By Brett Nachtigall

Publisher

HOT SPRINGS – In addition to The Vault, China Buffet, Heartsong Quilts, Gus’ Best Ice Cream and the home of Brian and Ann Powers, also severely impacted by last week’s devastating...

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In the Wake of Tragedy: The Vault owner looking to rebuild

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Photo by Luke Edwin

A pair of Hot Springs Volunteer Firefighters stand on top their department’s ladder truck as flames inside The Vault shoot skyward.

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By Eric Boyd

HOT SPRINGS – The Vault has turned a page since Greg Gunwall and Kris Bogner took ownership of the local coffee house, pub and grill at the end of 2018. Gunwall, Bogner and staff have shifted the restaurant’s reputation to a hub of family-focused food, drink and community involvement.

The latest chapter...

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