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.

20° View Weather Current Conditions Sioux Falls Change Location
Set Weather Options



Significant snowfall for KELOLAND on Monday. Click Here For Storm Center Update.



[0] My Saved Articles
Find local businesses
on the KELO Pages!


Statehood Project Uses Soil From Each County

July 28, 2014, 7:05 AM

Statehood Project Uses Soil From Each County
File Photo: National Park Service


A Plankinton artist has come up with a unique way to help celebrate South Dakota's 125th anniversary of statehood, using dirt and trees.

Altman Studeny collected soil from each of the state's 66 counties and has planted 66 trees to be distributed back across the state.

Studeny spent two weeks in June traveling to each county and gathering soil in 5-gallon buckets. In each bucket he planted a bur oak, a tree that grows in each region of South Dakota and can live for centuries.

Studeny says he hopes the trees will grow to full height in time for the state's bicentennial, 75 years from now.

The trees currently are on display in Pierre, along a walking path near the state Capitol.

Previous Story

Next Story



View news

You may also like

Ronald Neels Sentenced To 75 Years In Prison

11/23/2015 5:59 PM

For more than a decade, nobody knew Ronald Neels was sexually abusing a victim inside his home near Garretson. The victim never said anything about th...

Full Story | Watch
Roslyn Man Arrested In Shooting

11/21/2015 4:46 PM

A Roslyn, South Dakota man is accused of trying to kill another man overnight.

Full Story
Tyrese Ruffin's Mother Speaks Publicly For First Time

11/25/2015 6:18 AM

In her first and only television interview, Doohen talked about her son, who she called the joy of her life.

Full Story
LHS Student Charged With Making Bomb Threat

11/23/2015 10:53 AM

Sioux Falls Police said a 16-year-old student wrote a message on a bathroom mirror.

Full Story
Sioux Falls Police Investigate Multiple Stabbings

11/23/2015 12:12 AM

Sioux Falls Police are investigating two stabbings late Sunday night.

Full Story