User uShare 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.

80° View Weather Current Conditions Sioux Falls Change Location
Set Weather Options


TEMPERATURE LOCATION | Sioux Falls News & Weather, South Dakota News & Weather, Minnesota and Iowa News

[0] My Saved Articles
Back to all news


Find local businesses
on the KELO Pages!


High School Students Step Up For Brandon Family

February 16, 2014, 5:30 PM by Leland Steva

High School Students Step Up For Brandon Family

Jon and Anne Peters are both teachers in Brandon. Last year using their savings and donations from friends and family, the Peters family raised $15,000 to adopt two-year old Gracie.

Due to fraudulent activities by the adoption agency, the money was lost and Gracie still lives thousands of miles away. Jon helped moved Gracie to a different orphanage in Haiti, and the family is trying to raise the money again. The Brandon Student Council put together the "Footloose Dance" where all the profits went to the Peters family. Over 100 students danced the night away, and the Peters family is amazed with the support they have received from the students.

“It's a giant blessing. There's nothing to living in a small town and having people step up when things get kind of crummy like this and it's just really cool, especially to see the kids do it and want to do it being that it's a student council and they took this on themselves,” Peters said.

The dance raised over 500 dollars for the Peters family.
Photo Credit:
Photo Gallery:

Previous Story

Next Story


Find Local Businesses on KELO Pages!

View education

You may also like

Homan To Step Down At End Of Contract

8/22/2014 9:34 AM

Sioux Falls Schools will have a new leader after June 30, 2015.

Full Story
'Baby Got Class' Rap

8/21/2014 10:37 AM

As KELOLAND kids head back to class, we thought parents would enjoy this back to school rap.

Full Story
South Dakota Ranked 22nd In ACT Scores

8/20/2014 9:46 AM

South Dakota remained just above average among states on the ACT college entrance exam.

Full Story
Middle School Texting Concerns

8/19/2014 2:41 PM

If you have a middle school student at home who does a lot of texting, it may be time to sit them down for "the talk."

Full Story
Move-In Day For SDSU Students

8/22/2014 11:03 AM

All this week, we have been celebrating back to school in KELOLAND.  Soon, it will be college students turn to head back to the classroom.

Full Story