Harry K Local pharmacist named recipient of state’s highest honor
When it rains, it pours. But sometimes what’s pouring are blessings for things you’ve worked diligently toward. Dr. Jim Bregel, head pharmacist at Lewis Drug in Chamberlain, has had quite the year. May 2015 he was ordained as a deacon, which was a journey several years in the making. Then, just over a year later in June 2016, he was told me was going to be awarded the South Dakota Hustead Award, the highest honor for any South Dakota pharmacist to earn and is more commonly referred to as South Dakota’s Pharmacist of the Year. He was publicly recognized at a banquet at his alma mater, South Dakota State University, on September 17, 2016.