Brookings Teen Challenge Receives $15K SDCF grant

The South Dakota Community Foundation (SDCF) recently presented a $15,000 South Dakota Fund grant to Teen Challenge of the Dakotas.  Funds will be used to provide support for its residential recovery program and to support a recidivism study that will be conducted by the Wilder Research Group.  “We are grateful to everyone involved at the…

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Community band gears up for summer season

Rehearsals start Monday night at Christy Ballroom BROOKINGS – The Brookings Area Community Band, one of the region’s most time-honored arts traditions, has announced its 35th concert season.   The band is in its 12th year under the baton of David Reynolds, performing arts director at South Dakota State University. Returning as assistant conductor will be…

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Stiegelmeiers offer dollar-for-dollar match to help feed SD children

Funds to benefit Child Hunger Programs at Feeding South Dakota SIOUX FALLS – Coach John Stiegelmeier, the winningest football coach in South Dakota State University history, has built the Jackrabbit program into a yearly contender within the Missouri Valley Football Conference and the Football Championship Subdivision. On a more personal level and for the third…

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SDState to host Miss South Dakota and Outstanding Teen competitions

The 73rd edition of the Miss South Dakota competition will make its Brookings debut May 30-June 1 in the Oscar Larson Performing Arts Center on the South Dakota State University campus. The Miss South Dakota competition will feature 16 young women and 13 teenagers competing for thousands of dollars in scholarships and the roles of…

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Truck raffle raising funds for club

BROOKINGS – The Boys & Girls Club is hosting its ninth annual Truck Raffle with tickets sold until June 1.  Each ticket costs $100, and only 1,000 tickets will be sold. Prizes include three $1,000 cash prizes, several early bird prizes, and a grand prize 2019 Ram 1500. Early bird prizes will be drawn each…

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DeKraai receives SDEA’s Mintzlaff award

PIERRE – The South Dakota Education Association (SDEA) presented Donna DeKraai of Brookings with the first Larry Mintzlaff Memorial Lifetime Achievement Award at its Representative Assembly in Pierre.   DeKraai teaches at Dakota Prairie Elementary School in Brookings and has dedicated her professional career to students and advocating for the teaching profession.   “This is a very…

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SDSU Veterans Affairs, Humanities Council sponsor storytelling contest for veterans

South Dakota State University Veterans Affairs and the South Dakota Humanities Council are sponsoring a storytelling contest for veterans that will culminate with an awards ceremony at the South Dakota Festival of Books Oct. 4-6 in Deadwood. Submissions—in either written or video format—will be accepted until Aug. 15 for the Veterans Story Contest, which is…

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Bum’s Bike & Brew pedal pub is open in Brookings

BROOKINGS, S.D. (KSFY) – Bum’s Bike & Brew is a human-powered bicycle bar giving 14 passengers a tour of the city of Brookings. Jessica Herrboldt opened the business after attending a small business conference in Brookings looking to add something new to the city. You must be 21 or older to ride the bike. The company…

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SDState recognized for 10 years as a Tree Campus USA entity

When South Dakota State University’s Tanner Aiken and John Ball led the planting of an Exclamation™ London Planetree in front of the Oscar Larson Performing Arts Center in April, the university was recognized for its 10th year as a Tree Campus USA institution. The university was also notified that Bee City USA® renewed its certification following…

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Al and Irene Kurtenbach family named 2019 Philanthropic Family of the Year

BROOKINGS – The Al and Irene Kurtenbach family of Brookings was recognized as the 2019 Philanthropic Family of the Year by the SDSU Foundation. The award, created in 2012, “acknowledges exceptional generosity to diverse causes by a family that serves as an inspiration to others to support South Dakota State University.” It was announced April…

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