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Gala Days: Livin’ the dream in Aurora

Posted: Wednesday, Jul 29th, 2015
• Parade starts at 10:30 a.m. Saturday

AURORA, There's something for everybody: that's the news from Aurora Gala Days committee member Nancy Price.
With a full schedule of events for Saturday, Aug. 1, that certainly seems to be the case, whether you prefer rummage sales (8 a.m.), car and motorcycle shows (2:30 p.m. in front of Lemke's Bar &

Quilts to bloom in new location

Posted: Tuesday, Jul 28th, 2015
AURORA, The Blooming Quilts Party 6 is set from noon to 5 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 1. The biennial event is a showcase of the talents of the Brookings Quilt Guild members and there's quite a selection of quilts to be seen.
"This is our fun one," said Theresa Bennett, guild member.
She will be hosting the event for the first

Working on a new home

Posted: Tuesday, Jul 28th, 2015
Brookings Area Habitat for Humanity held a groundbreaking ceremony for the Daniel Madit-Kilara Chol family in Aurora earlier this month. Daniel, Kilara, five of their six children and three friends broke ground during the ceremony. The Rev. Timothy Fountain from St. Paul's Episcopal Church in Sioux Falls participated in the ceremony as well as Barbara Johnson, BAHFH executive director, and

A honey of a good time

Posted: Monday, Jul 27th, 2015
Bruce was the place to "bee" this weekend as the community celebrated its 24th annual Honey Days. Below, the Adee family's 1950's-themed Honey Bee Drive-In float took the sweepstakes award in the popular Main Street parade Saturday. Visitors made sure their ice cream was topped with plenty of honey fudge at the burger feed in the park. And 3-year-old golden

Aiming to Inspire Health fundraiser on Aug. 13

Posted: Monday, Jul 27th, 2015
BROOKINGS, Brookings Health System Foundation will hold the sixth annual Aiming to Inspire Health sporting clays fundraiser on Thursday, Aug. 13, from 2 to 8 p.m. at Medary Creek Hunt Club, rural Aurora.
Proceeds from the 2015 event, presented by First Bank & Trust, go toward the Progress Lives Here capital campaign goal of $4.6 million to support the hospital

Crazy Days are here – again!

Posted: Thursday, Jul 23rd, 2015
• Old favorite gets new lease on life

BROOKINGS, Some local events are too good to put down. Witness Crazy Days, an almost legendary event that every year took over the streets of downtown Brookings.
Now, like a phoenix rising from the ashes, it's back.
Give much of the credit for its resurrection to lifelong Brookings resident Elliot

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