Spink Township, Union County, South Dakota
Street in Spink
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Located in western Union County, Spink Township borders the following other townships:
- Emmet Township — north
- Big Springs Township — northeastern corner
- Sioux Valley Township — east
- Richland Township — southeastern corner
- Brule Township — south
- Fairview Township, Clay County — southwestern corner
- Prairie Center Township, Clay County — west
- Garfield Township, Clay County — northwestern corner
Toward the end of the 20th century only a few business remained in the community of Spink. The Spink Cafe was the center of life in the township and was still a place where farmers would gather. Gary's Repair was a place where people could get the truck or tractor a little work and the old Co-Op that went by the name of Spink Oil was the town's gas station. Spink Oil closed in 1997 and today only the Cafe and Gary's Repair remain.
A proposed refinery by Hyperion Refining, LLC is now working to build the nation's first new oil refinery in years in the United States, this proposed refinery has created a large split in the corn and bean farmers of Union County. A few family farms were given money for options on the land that makes up the family farms that have been a part of the county since the late 19th century. This split lead to the formation of the save union county group and attracted a lot of media attention.
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