Where have our newly found feathery friends gone? Continue reading Where Are Those Darn Ducks?
Long lines in the left turn lane from Mt. Rushmore Road to Omaha Street are a daily sight by Central High School. Changing the light’s timing is no simple procedure, however. Continue reading Left Turn on Omaha Piles up Traffic
By Austin Lammers S.F. Roosevelt 63, RC Central 52 The Central squad met Sioux Falls Roosevelt in the first consolation round at the Sioux Falls Arena on Friday. The fifth-seeded Rough Riders looked to bounce back after a loss at the hand of Pierre on Thursday, and Central looked to keep the momentum after surprising first-seeded Sioux Falls Washington with a close game. After trailing … Continue reading Boys’ State Basketball Wrap-Up
By Austin Lammers My father grew up in a small town called Fordyce, Nebraska. Placed in Cedar County about 15 miles south of Yankton, South Dakota, this “village” (as Wikipedia calls it) of 139 people includes his childhood home, which touches the 200 acres of corn and soybeans my grandfather farmed annually. My father, Roger, was the oldest of the five Lammers children. Paul, Christine, … Continue reading How Joan Didion Diagnosed the Hole in My Heart
By Austin Lammers Twelve years ago, Connor McCormick first stepped into Naasz Gymnasium to watch the Central Cobblers basketball team. As he entered, his eyes widened and his breath halted while he took in the atmosphere of a high school arena, which, to a six-year old, can be quite exhilarating. The stands were full, the band was loud, and anticipative energy electrified the building. … Continue reading Cobblers Up Close: Connor McCormick
By Sydnee Conroy The evening of Halloween, I walked into Walmart with my 7 year old sister and headed towards the candy aisle. We had run out of candy to hand out and needed to restock. As we walked, she turned her tiny body to me and asked why the stores “totally skipped Thanksgiving.” I had nothing to say; up until then, I hadn’t even … Continue reading Is Thanksgiving crumbling beneath the pressure of Christmas?
Christmas is upon us and so is the need for many of us to track down the perfect gift. Whether finding something for your loved one or finding the perfect gift for a white elephant exchange, the need is there. Luckily so is the Internet, and the Pine Needle staff has scoured the web to find the greatest gifts you have not considered. Without further … Continue reading Pine Needle Gift Guide 2014
Did you have to go to the main office at all this week? Do you even know where the main office is? The environment was a study in contrasts, with the office full of wandering staff just checking things out, construction workers busily attending to building details, and harried secretaries trying to impose order on the chaos. It appeared to be most intense for the … Continue reading Roundup: Construction woes
While most classes at Central were not able to watch the entire television broadcast of the Cobbler girls’ state AA basketball tournament game against Sioux Falls Washington, almost everyone saw the ending. With a few minutes left in third block, Washington spurted against the Cobbler girls, and students privileged to be watching packed up their backpacks disconsolately, feeling a late eight point Warrior lead to … Continue reading School Grinds to a Halt for Girls’ Win
by: Regan E. & Courtney M. The Cobblers’ cross country team hit the road this weekend, heading to Huron for the state meet, where the girls broke new ground, Tony Smorgiewicz took care of business, and the boys beat their cross-town rivals with a nice finish. Girls The girls went into the race as underdogs. Newspapers across the state did not have them in contention … Continue reading Smorgiewicz Runs to State Title as Both Girls & Boys Run Well