The Tyndall Bakery is at least 100 years running and on the fourth generation of owners in the small town of Tyndall in Southeast South Dakota.
Carol and Ed Radack bought the Tyndall Bakery in May of 2007 and the store itself has been a landmark in the small town of Tyndall since at least 1917 with some reports of possibly dating back as far 1903.
Ed Radack, left, carries out a tray of donuts while Liza Plihal works on a tray of rolls on Wednesday morning. Liza is the Radack’s only full time employee besides themselves. Liza has been working with them for two years now.
Carol Radack rolls out the dough while making cinnamon on the big table in the kitchen on Wednesday morning. Carol is always the first to the bakery coming in any time between 12 A.M. and 3 A.M. just depending on the number of orders for the day.
Sierra Messman and Ed Radack joke around while cleaning up in the kitchen on Friday, Jan. 13.
Carol Radack brings out a couple of trays with rolls and doughnuts to put into the display on Wednesday morning.
Carol and Ed Radack help one customer while Liza Plihal, right, helps with another on Wednesday morning. Liza is the Radack’s only full time employee besides themselves. Liza has been working with them for two years now.
Kolaches, rolls and donuts are just some of the pastries sold at the Tyndall Bakery.
Sierra Messman helps a customer on Friday morning. Sierra is one of six high school students who work mornings before school and on Saturday mornings at the Tyndall Bakery.
A little girl is ready to go as she tries opening the door while her mom purchases roll on Friday, Jan. 13.
Ed and Carol Radack watch from behind the counter as they watch the people outside of the bakery on Wednesday morning.
Sierra Messman has a laugh with Liza Plihal while cleaning the pans and trays after making the pastries on Friday, Jan 6. Sierra works part time in the mornings and is a senior at Bon Homme High School while Liza is the only other full time employee at the bakery beside Ed and Carol.
Carol Radack works in the kitchen inside the Tyndall Bakery around 5:30 in the morning making pastry items before opening the store on Wednesday in Tyndall. Carol typically starts her day around 2:30 to 3 a.m. unless there are larger orders and then it can start even before midnight.