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Marking, James

  • Local
  • Person
  • 1927-2013

Born April 26, 1927, in Parkston, SD, where he was raised by his grandparents, Jim Marking went on to become the winning-est coach in SDSU men’s basketball history at the time of his retirement in 1974, with 148 wins and 80 losses, a 64.9 percentage.

After earning seven varsity letters while a student at Parkston High School (where he excelled at football), he entered the U.S. Navy before enrolling at SDSU. There he did not make the basketball team but was an excellent student of the game and, his senior year, coached at nearby Bruce (SD) High School.

After graduating in 1950 with a B.S. in Physical Education, he coached Hayti (SD) High School basketball (117-13) for four years, where he won the SD Boys State “B” High School Championship in 1954 and was runner-up twice. Beginning in 1956, Jim coached at Watertown (SD) High School (78-35) where he won the SD Boys State “A” High School Championship in 1959 and was runner-up twice. He completed his basketball coaching career at SDSU (1960-1974), where, as assistant coach under Jim Iverson, the SDSU Jackrabbit basketball team won the NCSS Division II National Championship in 1963. As SDSU head coach (1965-1974), he had four North Central Conference championships (1968-1969-1970-1973) and five NCAA post season appearances. Marking also served as SDSU’s tennis coach for five years. / After leaving SDSU, Jim was employed by Blue Cross Blue Shield of South Dakota, retiring in 1987.

During his 24 years of coaching basketball, Jim Marking produced 386 wins and 137 losses for a 73.8 percentage. His high school record was 194-48. His SDSU freshmen were 44-9. His record while coaching as SDSU was 148-80. His teams finished 79-45 in the conference for a 63.7 winning percentage. Beyond these records, he influenced hundreds of young student-athletes as a teacher, coach and advisor. His recognition's were numerous: the only SD high school basketball coach to win both a State “B” and a State “A” championship, SD Hall of Fame, SD High School Coaches Hall of Fame, SDSU Distinguished Alumnus Award, Watertown High School Hall of Fame, SD Basketball Coaches Hall of Fame, SDSU Hall of Fame, SD Press Association Distinguished Athletic Award, North Central Conference Hall of Fame, SD Sports Hall of Fame, SD College Coach of the Year (1970), and, on December 21, 1974, SD Governor Kneip issued an Executive Proclamation of “Jim Marking Day”.

On August 22, 1952, Jim Marking married Carola Koehn, a high school friend and 1982 SDSU Home Economics graduate. They had five children: Nancy Johnson (Sioux Falls); Tom (Cindy) Marking (Porterfield, WI); Dan (Susan) Marking (Grand Rapids, MN); Robert Marking (Brookings, SD); and Pam (Marvin) Rathlisberger (Crystal, MN). After 59 years together, his wife, Carola, preceded him in death on March 18, 2012.

Jim Marking died on January 19, 2013, and is buried in Brookings, SD

Daschle, Thomas

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  • Person
  • 1947-

Senator Daschle is one of the longest serving Senate Democratic Leaders in history, and the only one to serve twice as both Majority and Minority Leader. As the Democratic Party Leader, he co-managed the impeachment trial of President William Jefferson Clinton, only the second impeachment trial in United States history. Daschle also led the Senate in response to the attacks of September 11th, 2001 and the anthrax attack on his office on October 15, 2001.

Tom Daschle was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives in 1978, winning by fewer than 200 votes. He was reelected three times before running successfully for the U.S. Senate in 1986. He was re-elected twice to the Senate before being defeated in 2004. Daschle is considered a populist politician, which helped the Democratic Party win elections in a predominately Republican state. Senator Daschle quickly rose to leadership roles within Congress, becoming the Senate Democratic leader in 1994 and serving in that position until his defeat in 2004, thus becoming the second longest serving Senate leader in party history. He was a member of many committees during his tenure in the U.S. Congress, including the Senate Finance Committee, the Democratic Policy Committee, the Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition & Forestry, the Veterans and Indian Affairs Committees, and the Finance and Ethics Committee.

Family Background

Thomas Andrew Daschle was born on December 9, 1947 in Aberdeen, South Dakota. He was the oldest of four sons born to Sebastian C. and Elizabeth Meier Daschle. He attended public and private schools in Aberdeen and was active in Scouts as a youngster. He played basketball, served as president of the student council, and was elected senior class president at Aberdeen Central High School. His growing interest in politics was nurtured by attending American Legion Boys State. Former Senator George McGovern made an impression on Daschle when he spoke at Tom's high school graduation ceremony.

aschle became the first person in his family to graduate from college, earning a political science degree from South Dakota State University in 1969. While in college he was a member of the Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps and the Political Science Club. He ran for sophomore class president in 1965, but lost.

Senator Daschle is married to Linda Hall Daschle and has three children, Kelly, Nathan and Lindsay.

Loriks, Emil

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  • Person
  • 1895-1985

Young, Gertrude Stickney

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  • Person
  • 1883-1965

Gertrude Stickney Young was born in Sioux Falls, Dakota Territory, September 14, 1883 to Emma and Sutton Young. Sutton Young was the first speaker of the house in South Dakota legislature. After attending numerous schools, she received her bachelor's degree from the University of Wisconsin in 1960. She later attended Cornell University, University of Chicago, and the University of California. Young was on the faculty of South Dakota State University from 1907-1942, where she was reportedly a very popular instructor. Following her promotion to Professor Emeritus in 1942, she spent much of her time writing historical sketches of South Dakota, some titles including: South Dakota; An appreciation, and Dakota Again. Many of these were published privately and are now available in many libraries across South Dakota. / Among her civic contributions, Gertrude was the first president of the Brookings Branch of the American Association of University Women, a leader in the Faculty Women's Club, the Woman's Club of Brookings and various other organizations in the Brookings area and in South Dakota. / Gertrude Stickney Young died in January, 1965.

Lott, Trent

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  • Person
  • 1941-

Anderson, Sigurd

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  • Person
  • 1904-1990

Sigurd Anderson, the 19th governor of South Dakota, was born on an island near of city of Arendal, Norway, on January 22, 1904. His parents were Karl and Bertha Anderson. His family came to America in 1908 and settled on a farm 10 miles southwest of Canton, in Lincoln County, South Dakota. Anderson attended Pleasant Ridge School, District No. 11 and graduated from the high school in 1925. That same year the Anderson family moved to a farm in Kingsbury County, near Bancroft, South Dakota. In the fall of 1925, Sigurd entered South Dakota State College. He was very active in public speaking, literary and journalistic activities. During this school year, he suffered from scarlet fever, which prevented his return to college the following fall. In order to secure funds to continue his education, he worked as a farm hand and taught rural school in Kingsbury County, SD. In 1928, Anderson enrolled at the University of South Dakota [USD], and graduated in 1931 with cum laude honors.

After his graduation, he taught high school history in Rapid City and Webster, South Dakota. In 1935, he returned to USD and graduated in 1937 with a degree in law. Prior to graduation from the university he married Vivian Walz of Vermillion, SD. They had one daughter, Kristin, who resides in Okemos, Michigan.

Anderson set up a law practice in Webster, SD in 1937 and was twice elected Day County state's attorney. In 1950, Anderson was elected governor of South Dakota after winning the GOP nomination in a five-way battle. His re-election in 1952 marked the only time a candidate for South Dakota governor has received more than 200,000 votes in a general election. It was during his administration that the Legislative Research Council was established. It was also during this time that the state had a debt free status--the first time in 40 years.
After Anderson's second term ended, he was appointed by President Dwight D. Eisenhower to serve on the Federal Trade Commission [FTC]. He was re-appointed in 1958 to a 7-year term, and resigned from the FTC in 1964 to return to Webster, where he resumed his law practice.

In 1964, Anderson once again announced his candidacy for governor, but lost the GOP gubernatorial primary to Nils Boe, who later became governor. Boe appointed Anderson to fill a vacancy as a circuit judge. Anderson retired as a circuit judge in 1975. Sigurd received dozens of professional and political honors and was a member of numerous organizations.
Sigurd Anderson died December 21, 1990.

Delta Kappa Gamma Society

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  • Organization

Delta Kappa Gamma is an honorary society of professional women educators that promotes professional and personal growth in education and was founded in 1929. It strives towards a number of goals, including to unite women educators of the world in a genuine spiritual fellowship, to advance the professional interest and position of women in education, stimulate the personal and professional growth of its members and to encourage their participation in appropriate programs of action, to honor women who have given or who evidence a potential for distinctive service in any field of education, initiate endorse and support desirable legislation or other suitable endeavors in the interests of education and of women educators, endow scholarships to aid outstanding woman educators in pursuing graduate study and to grant fellowships to non-member women educators, and inform the members of current economic, social, political and educational issues so that they may participate effectively in a world society.

Society of Professional Journalists. Sigma Delta Chi

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The South Dakota State University Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists was started on campus in 1937. The Society of Professional Journalists is a broad-based journalism organization, dedicated to encouraging the free practice of journalism and stimulating high standards of ethical behavior. Founded in 1901 as Sigma Delta Chi, this society promotes the free flow of information vital to a well-informed citizenry; works to inspire and educate the next generation of journalists; and protects First Amendment guarantees of freedom of speech and press. In the mid-1970's, the SDSU Chapter of Sigma Delta Chi lost its sponsor to the National Society of Professional Journalists. It existed on campus until the 1980s. / Between 1940 and the mid-1970's, this society published The Bum and The Junior Bum. The Bum was the official program for Jackrabbit football and printed primarily for Hobo Day. The Junior Bum was eventually added as the official program for Jackrabbit basketball. Proceeds from the sale of these publications funded the society's annual trip to the Sigma Delta Chi national convention. / In the mid-1970's, the SDSU Chapter of Sigma Delta Chi lost its sponsor to the National Society of Professional Journalists. As a result, the publishing of The Bum and The Junior Bum was no longer a financial benefit for the society. The Jackrabbit Sports Information Service, a service provided by the Athletic Department, took over the responsibility of publishing these programs. The Bum is filed with the Jackrabbit Sports Information Services records [UA 46].

American Association of University Women. Brookings Branch

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In 1931, with 37 members, the Brookings Branch of the American Association of University Women (AAUW) came into being under the presidency of Miss Gertrude Young. However, it was not until 1950, after much effort on the part of the members, that the national group granted current and retroactive membership to all women holding degrees from SDSC.

Throughout the years, activities have been many and varied. One of the first programs was the promotion of a kindergarten. The branch operated and supported a private kindergarten in the basement of the city library from 1932 until 1941 when it was incorporated into the public school system. During World War II, the branch was active in projects to aid the war effort. Members helped distribute gas and sugar rationing cards, did Red Cross work and aided in salvaging materials such as paper and tin cans. Over the years, contributions to the National Fellowship Fund have been made regularly with the branch earning the money through many projects including bridge benefits, style shows, benefit movies, and through the selling of maps, engagement pads, books, calendars, and note cards.

Scholarship and fellowship programs have been of vital concern over the years. A small fellowship to a State College girl in the junior class started the local program. In 1962, the program was replaced with one that awarded a scholarship to a senior in high school and one to an incoming senior at South Dakota State College. In 1964, after the death of Miss Gertrude Young, the names of the local scholarships were changed to the Gertrude Young - AAUW Scholarships to honor the memory of the first president of the Brookings branch.

Over the years, study groups were developed and became more and important. In 1954, three groups - child study, money management, and international relations - joined two established groups - music and crafts. In 1963-64, a new structure was imposed on the study approach. The groups since then have centered in four interests areas - community problems, cultural interests, education and world problems. Many action programs have been the result of these study groups and other special concerns of the members. Some of these have been supporting educational television, promoting books and magazines distributed in foreign countries, and a resolution proposing a room for retarded and emotionally handicapped children in local school systems. Study groups have also concerned themselves with problems in urban space, consumer education, innovations and crises in education and values in society, science and the arts. Interest has also centered on the legislative process, particularly in the areas of education and women's rights.

Amateur Athletic Union of the United States

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The Amateur Athletic Union is an amateur sports organization based in the United States. A multi-sport organization, the AAU is dedicated exclusively to the promotion and development of amateur sports and physical fitness programs. It has more than 700,000 members nationwide, including more than 100,000 volunteers.

South Dakota State University

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  • Corporate body
  • 1964-

The land-grant heritage of South Dakota State University, which began with a college founded in 1881, originates from local and national legislation dating back to 1862. The Morrill Act, passed by Congress and signed by President Abraham Lincoln in July of that year, embodied a revolutionary idea in higher education. The legislation created a new type of educational institution, one to give instruction in both liberal and practical arts to people in all parts of the country who needed to work for a living. In 1889, when South Dakota achieved statehood, Congress, acting under the Morrill Act of 1862, granted 160,000 acres of land for the use and support of the “agricultural college.” By accepting this land allocation, the State had to designate the Agricultural College as a land-grant college.

In 1887, the Hatch Act established Agricultural Experiment Stations at land-grant colleges throughout the United States to conduct research and disseminate information relating to agriculture and home economics. In 1914, the Smith-Lever Act formally established the Cooperative Extension Service to extend the research and knowledge of land-grant colleges and current agricultural and homemaking information to the people of each state. In 1917, the Smith-Hughes Act, provided for the preparation of teachers for secondary-school level instruction in agriculture, industrial arts, and home economics. By 1928 South Dakota State College had been chosen to conduct this program. In 1994 the Federal Government granted 29 tribal college (four in South Dakota) land-grant status. Tribal land-grant college extension programs are conducted in cooperation with the traditional (1862) land-grant institutions; therefore, SDSU has an on-going relationship with the tribal colleges through the land-grant linkage. As of 1923 South Dakota State College had an instructional program organized under five divisions: Agriculture, Engineering, General Science, Home Economics, and Pharmacy. Thirty years later, General Science was renamed the Division of Science and Applied Arts. The Nursing Division was created in 1956. The following year all graduate work was organized into the Graduate Division.

Status as a university began when the South Dakota Legislature changed the name of South Dakota State College to South Dakota State University on July 1, 1964. At that time the following colleges were created: Agriculture and Biological Sciences, Arts and Science, Engineering, Home Economics, Nursing, Pharmacy, and the Graduate School. In 1965 Ph.D. programs were established in Agronomy, Agricultural Economics (later discontinued), Animal Science, and Plant Pathology (later discontinued). A decade later, in 1974, the College of General Registration was established to provide assistance to student undecided about a major, preprofessional students, or students who wanted a one or two year general studies program. In 1975 the Department of Education was reorganized and renamed the Division of Education. In 1989 the Division of Education was granted college status. The College of Home Economics was renamed the College of Family and Consumer Affairs.

Chicago, Milwaukee, and St. Paul Railway Company

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The Milwaukee Road, officially the Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul and Pacific Railroad (CMSP&P RR) was a Class I railroad that operated in the Midwest and northwest of the United States from 1847 until its acquisition by and merger with the Soo Line railway in 1985–1986. The company went through several official names and faced bankruptcy several times in that period. While the railroad does not exist as a separate entity anymore, it is still commemorated in buildings like the historic Milwaukee Road Depot in Minneapolis, Minnesota and in railroad hardware still maintained by rail fans, such as the Milwaukee Road 261 steam locomotive.

The Milwaukee Road appeared as the Milwaukee and Waukesha Railroad when incorporated in 1847, but soon changed its name to Milwaukee and Mississippi. After three years, the first train ran from Milwaukee to Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, and the first passenger train ran on February 25, 1851. In 1874 the name was changed to Chicago, Milwaukee, and St. Paul. By 1887, the railroad had lines running through Wisconsin, Minnesota, Iowa, South Dakota, and the upper peninsula of Michigan.

Sigma Theta Tau

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After South Dakota State University’s College of Nursing received National League of Nursing accreditation in 1960, nursing students (assisted by faculty member Evelyn Peterson) applied to form the Phi Chapter of Sigma Theta Tau, which was approved at their national biennial meeting in October, 1961 as its 19th chapter. / Sigma Theta Tau International is an international Honor Society for Nursing; Sigma Theta Tau are the initials of the Greek words “Soma, Tharos, and Tima,” which mean “Love, Courage, Honor.” Its first chapter was founded in 1922 at Indiana University; it now has chapters in more than 650 colleges and universities in 90 countries. Its mission is to advance world health and celebrate nursing excellence in scholarship, leadership, and service, which it does by funding research and scholarships, supporting nursing research conferences, offering online continuing nursing education, etc. To be considered for membership, undergraduate students in their fourth or fifth semester need to rank in the upper 35 percent of the graduating class. For graduate students or nurse leaders, the individuals need to demonstrate achievement in the nursing profession. / SDSU’s Phi Chapter sponsors an annual Distinguished Lecture and, together with Augustana University’s Zeta Zeta Chapter, sponsors an annual research day in support of research/scholarship of practicing nurses and students. It also sponsors student poster presentations on evidence-based practices. In addition, Phi Chapter has service projects addressing both local and international humanitarian needs. It inducted 69 students in April, 2016. It also has a West River Branch in Rapid City.

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