Notes from Nick’s

If that tree could talk

Oct 8, 2014

If that tree could talk

Iconic elm succumbs to Dutch Elm Disease.

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Sherwood Berg’s Mark

Jul 23, 2014

Sherwood Berg’s Mark

Sherwood O. Berg, the gentlemanly former president of SDSU who died Feb. 16 at 94, left his mark on his alma mater in many ways.

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Boarding house reach was perfected by hungry boarders

Feb 24, 2014

Boarding house reach was perfected by hungry boarders

Chuck Cecil recalls popular State boarding houses … and their meals.

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Campus Air Force had no wings

Sep 9, 2013

Campus Air Force had no wings

Chuck Cecil tells the story of how a P-51 Mustang fighter plane from World War II ended up parked beside State College’s heat plant.

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Destination Nick’s

Jul 10, 2013

Destination Nick’s

If you laid all the Nickburgers ever served in a line, there would be miles and miles of burger aficionados following along and scarfing them down.

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SDSU athletics: Homegrown, hard working, victorious

Feb 27, 2013

SDSU athletics: Homegrown, hard working, victorious

Chuck Cecil observes that coaches haven’t had to venture far to find the nucleus for teams that bring home honors in the classroom and in the field.

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State vs. U: The beginning

Oct 15, 2012

State vs. U: The beginning

Players saddled up, hitched the wagons and took a two-day trip to Sioux Falls for a 1889 extravaganza that included the first football game between the schools.

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Kiddish trick

Jun 29, 2012

Kiddish trick

State College was targeted for massive program gutting by what one state newspaper editor described as a “kiddish trick” devised by a group of Vermillion businessmen and University of South Dakota alumni who were, the editor concluded, “green with envy.”

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Bartling book opens story to State athletic fund-raising

Mar 9, 2012

Bartling book opens story to State athletic fund-raising

Retired Brookings businessman is curator and unofficial head librarian of one of the nation’s best track, field and running libraries.

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Weary Willie: A hobo comes to life, honored in bronze

Sep 13, 2011

Weary Willie: A hobo comes to life, honored in bronze

Bronze statue of Weary Wil to go on permanent display in Hobo Day Gallery.

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