Eagle Butte 20-1 and C-EB 95-561 boards to meet

The Eagle Butte 20-1 School Board will hold the July Regular Meeting on Monday July 13 at 5:30 p.m. at the Upper Elementary Conference Room. The Cheyenne- Eagle Butte 95-561 Board will meet on Monday at 5: 30 p.m. at the high school con­ference room. The combined school board will meet at 7:00 p.m. at the Upper Elemetary.

Eagle Butte man sentenced for failure to register as a sex offender

Acting United States Attorney Randolph J. Seiler announced that an Eagle Butte, South Da­kota, man convicted of Failure to Register as a Sex Offender was sentenced on June 22, 2015, by U.S. District Judge Roberto A. Lange. David Marrowbone, age 51, was sentenced to 15 months in custody, followed by 5 years of supervised release, and a $100 special assessment […]

Howes man sentenced for larceny

Leland Logg, age 38, of Howes was sentenced to four years of probation, and ordered to pay $7,583.15 in restitution, after pleading guilty to charges of larceny. Logg was also ordered to pay $100 special assessment to the Federal Crime Victims Fund. Logg was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Roberto A. Lange on June 24, 2015. Logg was indicted by […]

Mobridge man sentenced for excavation of archaeological resources

Carl Overbey, a/k/a CJ Over­bey, age 40 of Mobridge, was sentenced to one year probation, a fine in the amount of $1,000, for Excavation of Archaeologi­cal Resources. Overby was also ordered to pay a special assess­ment of $25 to the Federal Crime Victims Fund. Overbey was also ordered to turn over the illegally taken artifacts. The conviction stems from an […]

Open letter: Protect He Sapa, Stop Cultural Exploitation

The current Rainbow Family of Living Light gathering in He Sapa, the Black Hills, has caused serious tensions within the Oceti Sakowin. Many of us see the Rainbow gathering as engaging in cultural exploitation, and some of their activities as desecrating our holiest site by appropriating and practicing faux Native ceremo­nies and beliefs. These actions dehumanize us as an indigenous […]

Using Minecraft as a tool and not a weapon

“What did I do to deserve this?” asked Mark Cheverton’s 7-year- old son with tears in his eyes. A short while prior, Cheverton, a former public school teacher of 15 years and an engineer with GE, made the decision with his wife to buy the video game Minecraft for his son, who begged his par­ents for many months. “The decision […]

Supporting science in South Dakota

While working as governor of South Dakota, securing the underground laboratory at the Homestake mine in Lead was one of our proudest accomplish­ments. Without the strong sup­port of people across the entire state none of this would have happened. At that time, it was called the Deep Underground Science and Engineering Labora­tory, or DUSEL, and managed by the National Science […]

The start-up cost of canning

canning season! Food pres­er vation is one of my favorite activities in the summer and sometimes in the winter when I make jelly from the juice I froze in the summer.  Because canning is a hobby of mine, I have had all the neces­sary supplies for years and didn’t think much about the cost of getting started until a recent […]

Opening of the Sanford Lab Homestake Visitor Center in LeadIllinois,

This week I had the oppor­tunity to attend the dedication of the Sanford Lab Homestake Visitor Center in Lead. The visi­tor center will be something for South Dakotans and travelers from all over the world to see. Here people will learn about the history of Homestake and the Sanford Lab projects. The Sanford Underground Re­search Facility is in the process […]

Hometown Days

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