With pheasant numbers up 147 percent this year in Brule County, it was no wonder the Chamberlain community saw plenty of hunters filling its streets, businesses, hotels and restaurants during the Opening Weekend Rooster Rush – a weekend that resulted in higher sales and foot traffic for many.
It was a great day to tag along with your dad and older brother as they took to the field in search of rooster pheasants on opening day of the 2014 pheasant season. Temperatures were mid 60s and Saturday closer to 80 degrees. This young man Xavier Donovan (John and Amy) of Chamberlain shows his older brother Max the ‘lucky’ pheasant foot he was given by another hunter in the party.
Issues of land erosion have plagued the shores surrounding Cedar Shore Resort along Shoreline Drive. Now that water levels have receded for Fall, plans for two projects, one by the South Dakota Department of Transportation and another by Game Fish & Parks totaling about $10 million combined, are coming into play to stabilize the riverbank.
Chamberlain’s 7th and 8th grade football team closed the season with a 60- 0 win over the Crow Creek Chieftains. Chamberlain got off to great start as they scored four touchdowns in the first quarter to take a 30-0 lead. The Cubs, Kenny Flute scored on the Cubs first play of the game as he followed some excellent blocking around the right side for a 60-yard touchdown run.
Cross Country will head to the state meet in Huron on Saturday. The girls team, along with Jacob Lopez, will be headed out to compete against the best in the state after a solid performance at Region 4A meet on October 16. The girls placed 3rd overall with Ella Byers (3rd), Anna Byers (5th) and Mikayden Weston (18th) taking home medals. Lopez also finished very strong and earned 12th.
Cross Country: Back: Morgan Hauke, Troy Lopez, Zach Hough, Jacob Steckelberg, Matt Schwenk, Jessie Ristau, Ashton Burke. Middle: JJ Martin, Brittany Goodlow, Anna Byers, Maddy Tyrell, Lucas Lopez, Alyana Steckelberg, Ciara Hough. Front: Madelynn Schindler, Ella Byers, Mikayden Weston, Darynn Burke, Laila King, Andy Steckelberg Not Pictured: Hunter Eimers, and Nathaniel King