Archive for July 2019

Backpack, supplies giveaway on July 27

BROOKINGS – Wireless World will give out free backpacks filled with school supplies from 10 a.m.-noon Saturday, July 27.   This is the second year of the Verizon retailer’s annual “Backpack to School” program.  A child (K-12) must be present to claim their free backpack, and no purchase is necessary to receive a backpack. A limited…

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Medary Monument getting a makeover

DAR teams up with Brookings County to restore structure BROOKINGS – The Medary Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) is working with Brookings County to refurbish and bolster the sturdiness of the Medary Monument on old Highway 77. Nancy Stewart, chapter regent of the Medary Chapter, and Chapter Historian Janet Gritzner both…

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High-definition Daktronics display installed at Arrowhead Stadium

BROOKINGS – The Kansas City Chiefs have returned to Daktronics of Brookings, for an upgrade to the west end zone video display at Arrowhead Stadium in Missouri. The installation brings the first High Dynamic Range (HDR) video display to professional football. It replaces the 16HD technology installed in 2009 with 10-millimeter Surface-Mount Device (SMD) technology…

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Brookings Registration open now for speech camp

BROOKINGS – Registration is now open for Speech Day Camp, a fun, interactive setting for kids ages 4-9 who have speech or language disorders.  “Speech Camp is geared toward kids who have difficulty speaking clearly, expressing their thoughts and engaging in positive social interactions and conversations with others,” said Speech-Language Pathologist Jennifer Klinkhammer. “It’s perfect…

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‘Healing Through Art’ coming to BAC

BROOKINGS – A new joint exhibit by painter Jennifer Moser and sculptor James Wakeman opens July 24 at the Brookings Arts Council.  The exhibit features acrylics, watercolors and sculpture and will be on display until August 16. An opening reception is set for 4:30-6:30 p.m. July 25, with an artist talk at 5 p.m. Light…

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SDSU researchers part of new national transportation center

South Dakota State University researchers will develop innovative techniques to repair and construct bridges and roadways through a new U.S. Department of Transportation-funded research center, according to Mostafa Tazarv, assistant professor of civil and environmental engineering. SDSU is part of a consortium of 11 universities working to improve the durability and extend the life of…

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Brookings Art Teacher, painter now offers wall hangings

BROOKINGS – Brookings Mickelson Middle School art teacher Eileen Binkley is returning for her fourth consecutive year at the Brookings Summer Arts Festival – after being juried in on her first try.  And this year she’ll be bringing some new offerings for her patrons. The past three festivals Binkley displayed her watercolor paintings and pen-and-ink…

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Kid-owned businesses featured during Crazy Days event

BROOKINGS – Brookings Economic Development Corporation will host the third annual Kid-Preneur Pop-up Market from 9 a.m.-noon Saturday, July 27, as part of this year’s downtown Crazy Days events.  The market provides an opportunity for kids ages 5-17 to promote their business ideas. From selling baked goods, promoting a dog-walking service, or showing off their…

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Bump, set, spike: Brookings gets new volleyball club

BROOKINGS – Most girls in the Brookings community have always had to wait until seventh grade to play organized team volleyball. That will change this September, when the first year of the Brookings Youth Volleyball Club begins. Former Brookings High School volleyball coach Jodi Melius and her assistant coach, Tracey Buisker, decided to resign from…

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Brookings Grant Writing Workshop on August 1

Learn fundamentals of grant writing, event open to the public Brookings, S.D. July 8, 2019 Brookings area residents interested in learning more about grant writing are invited to a workshop to be held Thursday, August 1 from 10pm-4pm at the Brookings Innovation Center. This valuable workshop, let by individuals of the SDSU Extension Community Vitality…

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