Allen scholarship Kyle Hubert of Vermillion was awarded the Wilbur Allen Scholarship in Wildlife Sciences for the 2008-2009 school year at South Dakota State University. Kyle, the son of Joe and Jeanette Hubert of Vermillion, is majoring in wildlife and fisheries sciences at SDSU, where he is active in the Alpha Lambda Delta Honor Society and the American Wildlife and Fisheries Society. Elizabeth Allen presented the Wilbur Allen Scholarship Fund in Wildlife Sciences in memory of her husband, Wilbur, a dedicated wildlife conservationist, scientist, outdoorsman and sportsman. Wilbur Allen visualized the need for thoughtful preservation of land and wildlife. These ideals, coupled with his mechanical abilities led him to revolutionize the archery industry with his invention of the compound bow. Mr. Allen was employed in several areas of industry, which gave him the business skills that he could later use in his own corporation. As his compound bow grew in popularity, it soon took up all of his time. Expansion of his business led to the need for specialized tooling, which he designed and built himself. Patented in 1969, the compound bow has been accepted as the standard of the industry. This consequently reflects the ingenuity and capability of its inventor, Wilbur Allen.
By David Lias For most people in Vermillion, Cheryl Miller and Pamella Jackson have been merely images on newsprint. The … Read Article