User uShare Login | Register
Login
Register

Along with posting photos, videos, and stories, your uShare account lets you post Classified Ads, recipes on What's For Dinner, and Announcements.


27° View Weather Current Conditions Sioux Falls Change Location
Set Weather Options

RADAR LOCATION

TEMPERATURE LOCATION

Share your Photos, Videos, and Stories on uShare! Click here to get started.
 Winter Storm for January 31-February 1, 2015

Snow Outlook

Severe Weather

State Radar


Click here for local closings & delays

Send photos to ushare@keloland.com

Storm Center Update

 

KELOLAND.com | Sioux Falls News & Weather, South Dakota News & Weather, Minnesota and Iowa News

[0] My Saved Articles
Back to all news

Education

Find local businesses
on the KELO Pages!

 

Dakota Valley Girls Basketball Players Help Sandbag

June 19, 2014, 5:15 PM by Angela Kennecke

Dakota Valley Girls Basketball Players Help Sandbag
MCCOOK LAKE, SD -

Rising water is an all too familiar site for people living in Union County. That's why the community is pulling together to help protect people's homes. 

Some young volunteers are willing to suffer through the heat because they've been in this situation before.

You may think sandbagging homes would be too heavy of a job for this group of teenage girls. But these seven Dakota Valley basketball players say other than the heat, it's work they're happy to do.

"We're here to help and it's just a nice thing to do. It's what I would expect someone to do for me and my family if my house was in danger of the flood," Junior Carlie Long said. 

In fact, Long and her teammates' houses were in danger in Dakota Dunes, back in 2011 when the river flooded. Today's rising water is bringing back a flood of memories. 

"It's scary knowing you can lose everything. It's scary packing up your room and your house, knowing you have to get out in a couple of hours," Junior Haley Hoffman said.

Despite the heat, this effort is the girls' way of paying it forward. 

"We all had a lot of help sandbagging our houses in the flood a few years ago; it's nice to actually give back," Hoffman said.

The girls didn't even know most of the McCook Lake homeowners they helped today.

Previous Story

Next Story


Comments





Sponsored
Find Local Businesses on KELO Pages!

View education

You may also like

Students Return To School After Measles Scare

1/25/2015 5:23 PM

Students will be heading back to school tomorrow at Holy Spirit Elementary after the confirmation that one of the students has tested positive with th...

Full Story
School Leaders React To Measles Guildelines

1/29/2015 6:01 PM

If your son or daughter is not vaccinated against the measles right now, he or she may end up missing nearly a month of school.  The South Dakota...

Full Story | Watch
SF School Board Adjusts Superintendent Powers For Student Absence

1/26/2015 9:55 PM

Two words now included in school policy could eliminate a lot of paperwork if more students are forced to stay home because of the flu.

Full Story | Watch
Lake Area Technical Institute Reaches Enrollment Record

1/29/2015 6:02 AM

Lake Area Technical Institute in Watertown says 2,020 students were tallied during the final spring semester student count.

Full Story
School Funding 101 From SF School District

1/29/2015 9:55 PM

South Dakota ranks last in the country in average teacher salary, and based on the math, that standing isn't changing anytime soon.

Full Story | Watch


Events