Every semester I show my students clips from a film called “Walking the Bible.” In it, the narrator tries to walk in those places that one reads about in Scripture. It’s a way for me to introduce my students to the idea of context. Those events recorded in Scripture have a geographical context. They didn’t happen on the plains of South Dakota in the 21st century. They have their own time and place. I believe it’s important for my students to know the origins of the text.
Marijuana (cannabis) is generally viewed as a safe, innocent recreational drug and medical cure-all. It is neither, according to a recent MedScape report, “Smoke and Mirrors: Is Marijuana Actually Medicinal?” (April 18, 2018). The benefits are limited, the potential for harm is high.
The South Dakota Retailers Association and our nearly 4,000 member businesses encourage South Dakota voters to join us in opposing Initiated Measure 25 (IM-25).
I have been the Brookings High School band director for nine years, and every year I am impressed and humbled by the students. They work extremely hard, practicing much of the summer and for one to two hours every day before and after school.
As we close in on the final stretch of campaign season and voter preparation, debates and political ads, letters to the editor and in some cases, unabashed personal attacks, I often find myself wondering why so many people choose the role of passive observers instead of doing the work to understand their options, and the implications of the choices they make with their votes.
Not long after a 2017 meeting in which Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein reportedly discussed wearing a wire to secretly record conversations with President Trump, two top officials in the meeting, FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe and bureau lawyer Lisa Page, went to the office of a third FBI official, general counsel James Baker.
The Brookings High School Quiz Bowl Club hosted the 14th annual BHS Quiz Bowl Invitational Tournament on Oct. 9. We have many people to thank for supporting this great event. First, we would like to thank the following individuals for volunteering to read and judge at our tournament:
We encourage your support to elect V.J. Smith as state senator for District 7 in Brookings. V.J. is an outstanding communicator and will be a strong voice in the Legislature for our community.
We’ve likely all heard the old saying, “If you don’t vote, you can’t complain.” Well, it sure looks like there are far more complainers than voters right now.
Old Jasper Blankenship bought a deer license again this year, just as he’s done every year since Eisenhower was president. He sticks nickels and dimes in a jar all year long and smiles each time he contributes. By Fall, he’s saved up enough for a deer tag.
OMAHA, Neb. – I’ll take the #bluewave for $300.
I recently had lunch with a college friend who was back in South Dakota for a few days when our conversation turned to newspapers and their future.
Public power is not a term most are familiar with. But the fact is, if you live in Aurora, you are served by a public power utility. The city has owned and operated the local electric utility for 22 years, providing you numerous benefits.
Two days, not even a month apart, reveal a great deal about the vicious and venomous culture gripping Washington today, especially in the U.S. Senate.
I just read an article in the Brookings Register about the city council considering the Highway 14 (aka Sixth Street road project).One portion stated that the City of Brookings is considering paying nearly $400,000 for a decorative lighting upcharge.
Pity the poor white man. He can’t catch a break in this country. The nation’s capital in particular is filled with persecuted Republican dudes crying woe.
VOLGA – A 17-year-old runaway from Volga was involved in a hit-and-run accident while driving a stolen car Tuesday, according to the Brookings County Sheriff’s Office.
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VOLGA – Bridgewater-Emery/Ethan grabbed an early 28-0 lead en route to a 55-12 win over Sioux Valley to close out the high school football regular season on Friday night.
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BROOKINGS – Two straight in two overtimes. The Jackrabbits scored the only goal of the game in the second overtime in back-to-back Summit League matches as South Dakota State defeated South Dakota, 1-0, on a chilly Thursday evening at Fishback Soccer Park.
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