Let’s Play Library installed in Spearfish City Park

Originally published July 3, 2019 in the Black Hills Pioneer.

By Kaija Swisher

Those in Spearfish City Park have a new resource to use to access sports/play equipment.

The Black Hills State University Physical Education Program created a Let’s Play Library, filled with equipment to use at the park, such as Frisbees, basketballs, volleyballs, soccer balls, bocce ball, slack lines, jump ropes, and racquet sports. Read More

Seventeen Harlandale ISD schools ‘Walk Across Texas’ during AgriLife Extension competition

Originally published May 2, 2019 in AgriLife Today.

By Paul Schattenberg

More than 1,600 youth from 17 schools in the Harlandale Independent School District walked over 338,190 miles while completing the Walk Across Texas after-school fitness challenge presented by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service.

A concluding Walk Across Texas celebration was held recently at Vestal Elementary, the winning school of the district competition. Student participants were presented first-place medals and school staffers received certificates of appreciation. In addition, Vestal received a first-place trophy that will rotate to the winning school of each year’s competition. Read More