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Archive for February 2019

‘Fit My Feet’ moves into former Brookings Payless store

BROOKINGS – What Nick Kolterman, owner and founder of Fit My Feet Orthotics & Shoes, calls an “old fashioned sit-and-fit shoe store that used to be like Kinney shoes” is coming to Brookings.  It’s occupying the former Payless Shoe Source at 720 25th Ave. and opens for business Friday. There are two other Fit My…

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Students brewing up success at BHS

BHS students start, run their own coffee and pastry business BROOKINGS – Starting and running your own business is a difficult task for anybody to take on, but a group of Brookings High School students are learning firsthand the basics of running a business by starting their own as part of class. BHS seniors Stephen…

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Sisters take ownership of Brookings Sylvan Learning Center

BROOKINGS – The wellbeing and education of children matter to sisters Colleen Halbur and Michelle McGuckin; that’s no surprise with 16 children between the two of them.  Along with their husbands, they took ownership of the Brookings Sylvan Learning Center in December 2018. The sisters themselves come from a large family and grew up on…

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St. Thomas More adding second grade

BROOKINGS – As St. Thomas More Catholic School celebrated its successes of the past and its promise for the future at a Winter Gala and Grand Auction fundraiser on Saturday evening, the end of Catholic Schools Week 2019, it continues on its structured path to an education system that houses pre-kindergarten through third grade. Presently…

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New academy aims to create young leaders

BROOKINGS – The youth are the leaders of tomorrow, but they need to learn how to think like leaders now, which is what the Brookings Youth Leadership Academy will help them do, said Sarah Meusburger, one of the organizers. The Leadership Academy is for kids who are currently in sixth, seventh and eighth grades in…

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Local Police & Firefighters build beds for kids

BROOKINGS – Police and firefighters often team up on scene to save lives, but Tuesday night, they teamed up in a different way.  Their goal was to benefit Sleep in Heavenly Peace, an organization whose sole purpose is to build basic beds so “No kid sleeps on the floor in our town.” To accomplish that…

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SDState honored for sixth-straight year as Military Friendly School

For the sixth consecutive year, South Dakota State University has been ranked as a Military Friendly® School by VIQTORY, a service-disabled, veteran-owned small business. SDSU was ranked as a bronze institution for the 2019-2020 rankings. “This honor, like others we have received from VIQTORY and other organizations, confirms that we are doing the right things…

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