Municipalities partner to build regional workforce



In an unprecedented step, various state, city, tribal, and nonprofit entities are partnering to address a pressing need to fill over 600 job vacancies in Pierre, South Dakota, while lowering unemployment rates on the Cheyenne River Sioux Reservation. The partnership stemmed from a meeting on September 18, 2015 in Eagle Butte, South Dakota where participants pooled resources and strategized to […]

High Bear death under investigation by FBI



The Federal Bureau of Investigation is investigating the death of Philip High Bear Sr., 33 of Eagle Butte.  According to a report in the Native Sun News, High Bear was found in his cell at the Walter Miner Law Enforcement Center with shallow breathing and transported to the Eagle Butte Indian Health Service hospital where he later died.  The West […]

The Quest for a saddle



It took about five years, lots of phone calls, Facebook messages, personal contacts, and dead ends but I never gave up hope that I would find a bronc saddle that has been missing for 37 years.  It all started about five years ago when I met a Navajo Indian bronc rider named Ramos Benny from New Mexico. We got acquainted […]

Pope Francis’ inspiring message



Washington, D.C., recent ly hosted Pope Francis during his first visit to the United States. Not just Catholics, but citizens across the country have been preparing for his much-anticipated trip to our capital city. Tens of thousands flocked to the city to attend a special Mass, catch a glimpse of the pope-mobile or watch the pope’s address to Congress on […]

Protecting the most vulnerable among us



Recently, the Senate took up a common-sense bill to protect human life, the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act. This bill would protect unborn children who have reached the age of 20 weeks – the age at which unborn children can feel pain – from being killed by abortion. Unfortunately, this bill was defeated in the Senate after just three Democrats […]

Environmental regs: finding some consolation in state government



Environmental Regs: Finding In recent years, the EPA has proposed a number of new rules having potential to affect our daily lives. I know South Dakotans are concerned about some of these pending proposals and I share their concerns.  One prominent proposal imposes new regulations on coal-fired power plants, and will require states to rework their power grids. Another rule […]

Queen Longbrake and King Leddon reign at DHS Homecoming 2015



Stephanie Longbrake and Devin Leddon, both seniors, were selected by their peers to be the King and Queen this year as the Dupree High School student council, advised by Mrs. Patty Peacock, held Homecoming with a “Fairy Tale” theme.  Homecoming was a full week this year as it kicked off Friday the 18th with a Homecoming Dance and was followed […]

Mary Maher



Mary Maher left this world on September 19, 2015.  Mary was born January 30, 1909, in Pittsburg, KS, to Joseph and Rosie (O’korn) Zorc. Mary moved from Pittsburg with her parents and her 2 sisters, Josie and Rosie, to a homestead 12 miles south of Eagle Butte, SD.  She attended the Liabolt/Olsen School and received her 8th grade diploma. Mary […]

Betty Elsie Deane



Betty Elsie Deane passed on September 20, 2015 at home under the care of her children & Sanford Hospice at age 92 in Bismarck, ND. Per her instructions, Bismarck Funeral Home completed an immediate cremation, her ashes will be scattered as directed, and there will be no formal funeral service. A Celebration of Life/Memorial Service is being planned for 1:00 […]

Rapid City Invitational Cross Country results



Rapid City Invitational  September 25, 2015  Varsity Girls  1, Kelby Rinas, Mandan, 19:31.7; 2, Elizabeth Yoder, Dickinson, 19:34.0; 3, Kendra Dykstra, Stevens, 19:34.0; 4, Melanie Jacobs, Aberdeen Central, 20:03.8; 5, Kelsie Herman, Todd County, 20:05.2; 6, Jamie Schweiss, Stevens, 20:10.5; 7, Katherine Erickson, Aberdeen Central, 20:16.2; 8, Kasey Van Zee, Stevens, 20:18.1; 9, Mallory Delmont, Custer, 20:20.8; 10, Asha Smith, […]


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