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Upcoming Events

August 22, 2017 - August 27, 2017

Platte Area Swimming Pool Schedule for August

Platte Area Swimming Pool

August 23, 2017

Goodwill Truck Here

Platte Food Center

August 23, 2017

Modern Woodmen Hometown Hero Lunch!

Platte Area Swimming Pool

August 25, 2017 - August 28, 2017


Lyric Theatre

August 29, 2017 - September 12, 2017

Goodwill Truck

Platte Food Center

September 1, 2017 - September 04, 2017

Nut Job 2: Nutty By Nature

Lyric Theatre

September 22, 2017 - September 23, 2017

2017 Platte Museum Horse & Wagon Ride

Academy, SD

Hometown Happenings Radio Show

Hutterite Colonies

Unique to the Platte area is having three Hutterite Colonies north of town only minutes away from each other. Meals and tours are sometimes available upon request with advance notice. 

Platte Colony

Joe Waldner, president
Contact: Dale Stahl, secretary -- 605-726-3142
Population: 140
Main Industries: Farming crops, raising hogs, turkeys, and chickens.
Other Specialties: Garden produce, turkey jerky, chicken broilers and brooms for sale to the public. They have a shoe repair shop for colony members. A welding and repair shop is open to the public.
Location: From the four-way stop in Platte, 10 miles west, five miles north, four miles west, one mile north, and one mile east.

Cedar Grove Colony

David Hofer, president
Contact: George Hofer, secretary -- 605-337-2404
Population: 188
Main Industries: Hogs, stock cows, dairy cows, chickens, and farming crops.
Other Specialties: Homemade buns and breads, pork chops and pork products, chicken, and ground meats. They will sell items upon request. They have a welding shop and do stainless steel work for customers.
Location: From the four-way stop in Platte, nine miles north, two miles east, and one mile north.

Grass Ranch Colony

Alvin Waldner, president
Contact: Leonard Waldner, secretary -- 605-778-6777
Population: 160
Main Industries: Farming crops of corn, beans and winter wheat; livestock, hogs and turkeys.
Other Specialties: Turkey jerky and garden produce for sale, welding and repair work.
Location: From the four-way stop in Platte, 19 miles north and one mile west.