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Firsts, lasts in scoring

Posted: Thursday, Aug 25th, 2016
BROOKINGS, A few lucky fans have watched Jackrabbit teams at two SDSU football facilities and are eagerly awaiting their third experience this fall at Dana J. Dykhouse Stadium.
Football got its organized start at the State College campus with the formation in 1889 of the Inter-Collegiate Athletic Association of South Dakota, but it was overshadowed by track and field and baseball.
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Stadium open house on Aug. 27

Posted: Thursday, Aug 25th, 2016
BROOKINGS (AP), South Dakota State University has scheduled an open house for its new $65 million stadium.
The Dana J. Dykhouse Stadium is replacing the 50-year-old Coughlin-Alumni Stadium. Construction on the 19,000-seat facility began in 2014 and wrapped up this summer. The Jackrabbits football team began practicing in the stadium earlier this month.
The open house is 2-4 p.m. Saturday,
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Volbeat rocks Swiftel

Posted: Thursday, Aug 25th, 2016
BROOKINGS, Danish rock band Volbeat cut epic rock riffs to an enthusiastic crowd. The Grammy-nominated band, along with special guests Killswitch Engage and Black Wizard, performed at the Swiftel Center Wednesday night. For its finale, Volbeat brought children in the audience up on stage and ended with their well-known tune "Still Counting."
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Larson loyalty, from college to retirement

Posted: Wednesday, Aug 24th, 2016
BROOKINGS, After 44 years with the same company, Gary Isenberg, director of sourcing and supply, has retired from Larson Manufacturing.
With a humble demeanor, Isenberg would never tell you just how much of an impact his years left on the storm door company. He has dodged the spotlight and praise, but his antics will remain legendary, company officials say.
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10-plus years for meth ring in county

Posted: Wednesday, Aug 24th, 2016
SIOUX FALLS (AP), Two men have been sentenced to more than 10 years in prison for their role in a methamphetamine ring that operated in Brookings County.
U.S. District Judge Karen Schreier in Sioux Falls has sentenced 33-year-old Javier Santos Garcia-Hernandez and 26-year-old Juan Francisco Herrera-Rodriguez, both formerly of Brookings. A federal jury in June found the men guilty of
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Pioneer getting new park restrooms

Posted: Wednesday, Aug 24th, 2016
BROOKINGS, After getting over sticker shock, the Brookings City Council approved building a new restroom facility at Pioneer Park during the meeting Tuesday.
"The facilities (at Pioneer Park) are no longer adequate," said City Manager Jeff Weldon.
There was only one bid, which was "significantly over our budget," Weldon said.
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Commissioners review land exchange agreement draft

Posted: Wednesday, Aug 24th, 2016
BROOKINGS, Brookings County commissioners discussed a draft of an agreement meant to be sent to the city of Brookings for the purchase of the land under the Outdoor Adventure Center and the sale of the Brookings County Resource Center to the city.
Although no action was taken, commissioners did request additional contingencies to the agreement.
During the Aug. 9 commission
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Back to school!

Posted: Tuesday, Aug 23rd, 2016
BROOKINGS, Students in the Brookings School District headed back to class this morning, as did kids at Deubrook. Elkton classes started last week, and at Sioux Valley school starts Wednesday.
Brookings fourth- and fifth-graders head into Camelot Intermediate School this morning.
Dad Craig Wadsworth helps his fifth-grader son Luke unpack his backpack into his locker at Camelot.
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Boosting skateboarding image in Brookings

Posted: Tuesday, Aug 23rd, 2016
BROOKINGS, Bambi Knutson wants to change the way people view skateboarding and show that everyone can ride a board.
"I think that's my main goal, for more people to try it and for it not to have such a bad name," she said.
She's opened Worldwide Skate & Snow Specialty at 118 Main Ave. S. with co-owner Tara Christopher.
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BSD unveils website revamp

Posted: Tuesday, Aug 23rd, 2016
BROOKINGS, The Brookings School District has a new front porch, so to speak.
Just in time for the new school year, the district's tech team unveiled its new school website at the Aug. 15 school board meeting.
A school's website is it's "front porch to the world, and our previous front porch was looking a little tattered, a little beat
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First SD resident positive for Zika

Posted: Tuesday, Aug 23rd, 2016
PIERRE (AP), South Dakota's Health Department says a state resident has tested positive for the Zika virus, the first such case in the state.
Officials say the case is in a woman who traveled to a country where the virus has been spreading. She later developed symptoms.
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Hillcrest family history

Posted: Monday, Aug 22nd, 2016
BROOKINGS, For 45 years, there's been a member of the Mansheim family at Hillcrest Elementary School, either as a student or staff member. When school starts Tuesday, there will be three generations of the Mansheim family roaming the halls.
Pam Carlson's been there the longest, first coming to Hillcrest in 1971 to enter first grade. She's now the third-grade teacher.
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Open for business

Posted: Monday, Aug 22nd, 2016
BROOKINGS, Cinema 5 is open for business in Brookings following a Friday night fire on the roof. Firefighters were called to the scene at about 10:15 p.m. No injuries were reported.
Owner Dick Peterson said the exact cause of the blaze remains under investigation, but the flames were contained to the roof. At the scene, they were visible on top of
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Warmer temps, wetter conditions ahead?

Posted: Monday, Aug 22nd, 2016
BROOKINGS, Warm temperatures and potentially wetter conditions are forecast for fall in South Dakota, according to the Aug. 18 seasonal outlook from National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration's (NOAA) Climate Prediction Center.
"The update projects a continuing trend of warmer than average temperatures in the months of September through November across most of the United States," said Laura Edwards, SDSU Extension
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Welcome back, Jacks!

Posted: Friday, Aug 19th, 2016
BROOKINGS, Thousands of new and returning Jackrabbits have moved back onto the South Dakota State University campus in Brookings this weekend, starting with new collegians on Friday morning. Parents, students and hundreds of Meet State volunteers lugged clothes, furniture, books and more into residence halls on the overcast day, and upperclassmen started the process all over again this morning. After a
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106 years young

Posted: Friday, Aug 19th, 2016
BROOKINGS, Lucille Boyd has seen a lot in her life, but then again, she's seen more than 100 years. Boyd, who was born in 1910, will turn 106 on Aug. 27.
She will celebrate with her family and invited friends, and a special treat.
"You traditionally have angel food cake. You've made a lot of angel food cakes," said her
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Gov says state will accept Harney renaming

Posted: Friday, Aug 19th, 2016
RAPID CITY (AP), Gov. Dennis Daugaard says the state will not fight the renaming of South Dakota's highest mountain.
The U.S. Board on Geographic Names voted earlier this month to change the name of Harney Peak for federal use to Black Elk Peak, after the revered Oglala Sioux spiritual leader. Harney Peak was named after a man whose soldiers killed
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Council to consider restrooms at Pioneer Park

Posted: Friday, Aug 19th, 2016
BROOKINGS, The Brookings City Council will consider constructing a new restroom facility at Pioneer Park and delay planned repairs to Sexauer Park during its meeting Tuesday.
The current restroom facilities at Pioneer Park are attached to the band shell and are old and in need of replacement, according to an attachment to the agenda available on the city's website online.
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The rhythm is gonna get you!

Posted: Friday, Aug 19th, 2016
BROOKINGS, Members of the Brookings High School Marching Band and Color Guard perform during the preview of their fall field show "The Point of No Return" at the Brookings High School Athletic Complex on Thursday.
Thursday's preview show included a burger feed and served as a fundraiser for the band, to help pay for travel, uniform and instrument costs for the
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Woodbine bringing Broadway, brass to Brookings

Posted: Friday, Aug 19th, 2016
BROOKINGS, Now in its ninth year of bringing the finest entertainers to the Performing Arts Center in Brookings, Woodbine Productions announces a blockbuster season with season tickets going on sale on Tuesday, Aug. 23.
Kristin Chenoweth, The Midtown Men, and tenThing will all take the PAC stage within the next eight months.
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New Vision Brookings fundraiser set with $2.5M goal

Posted: Friday, Aug 19th, 2016
BROOKINGS, Vision Brookings is launching a new five-year economic growth initiative to raise $2.5 million by the end of the year, campaign co-chairs Jay Bender, president of Falcon Plastics, Mike Ningen, president of Clites Electric, and Reva Johnson, owner of The UPS Store, announced Thursday.
"We are excited to report that more than $1.6 million has already been raised
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Childhood reading habit becomes massive collection

Posted: Friday, Aug 19th, 2016
BROOKINGS, More than 60 years ago when he was in the third grade in a rural school near Pierre, Jerry Siegel was introduced to Jerry Muskrat, via "The Adventures of Jerry Muskrat," a book given to him from a "beloved teacher" as a Christmas present.
That gift led to Siegel, 73, becoming a collector of a genre of children's
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