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Jake the letter carrier

Posted: Wednesday, Jan 18th, 2017
Old Jake was a master innovator in our rural neighborhood.
He had that inventive, precise German flair.
He was our mailman.
Every day, Jake and his horse Jenny made the 22-mile circuit starting at the town post office, circling through the farmland, and ending at Leonard's bar back in town.
When it was cold, Old Jake rode the route tucked

A record run at SD State

Posted: Tuesday, Jan 17th, 2017
BROOKINGS, Brookings Deputy Mayor Keith Corbett, left, congratulates Brad Erickson, South Dakota State University men's and women's swimming coach, after reading a proclamation declaring Jan. 15, 2017, as Brad Erickson Day in recognition of his 41 years serving as the Jackrabbits' head coach and efforts in the community.
South Dakota State President Barry Dunn, far left, and Athletic Director Justin Sell

Dudley/Sawnee Hotel lives on as Teen Challenge

Posted: Tuesday, Jan 17th, 2017
BROOKINGS, Teen Challenge of the Dakotas' downtown Brookings building on Third Avenue was one of five projects recognized in November with a Mayor's Award for Historic Preservation.
The Teen Challenge remodel was recognized for its "adaptive reuse," updating what was once an early 20th century hotel that's now used as the organization's re-entry residence.
The former Dudley/Sawnee Hotel has

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