Why We Moved to Webster/Day County

Read the stories of our neighbors--those who have moved back after spending time away from Day County--in a series from Reporter & Farmer called "Coming Home" that began in 2013.







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“It’s the safer living” of this area, Russell Larson said. “Every other place I’ve felt the need to have a gun for protection.” Looking back, Monica says, “I don’t know where our kids would be now it we weren’t living here. They had 4-H and FFA... they weren’t really sports kids, but because we lived here we were comfortable with letting them go to a neighbor’s house alone or to hang out with friends and knowing they were going to be safe.” Read More >

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“I convinced her this was the best place for us,” Alice Donat said. “It’s always been in the back of my mind to return.” Read More >


Kelli (Kuecker) Bullert came home in October 2012 to take on a new challenge in her hometown of Webster. While her bachelor's degree is in criminal justice and master's degree in public administration, Bullert was excited for a new career in mortgage banking. She lives in town with her husband Joey and one-year-old daughter, Penelope. Read More >




Christa Coyne was a traveling nurse for eight years before moving back to her hometown of Webster. Six years ago, she purchased a home in Webster and returned on the weekends to work on it. It became harder to leave each time, so she jumped at the chance to work in Aberdeen in 2001. Today, she commutes from her home in Webster to Sanford in Aberdeen. Read More >

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“You can’t get the kindness (anywhere else) like you can here,” she said. “Where else can you get someone to come out and help you step up the curb or carry your groceries to your car for you?” she said. “I consider these gifts and blessings.” Read More >



'Big Wave Dave' (aka David Premus) returned to his roots in 2011 after spending time in California and traveling in the military. Dave now lives in Webster with his wife and three children, and it sounds like he couldn't be happier!  Read More >


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“You can’t get very far from the best hunting and fishing in South Dakota, " said Rodney Schlechter. Read More >