White Horse and Cherry Creek to get new Tribal Health Clinics this year

White Horse clinic set to open in November

 Two rural Cheyenne River communities will be getting new clinics to replace the current buildings which have badly aged over the years and are in need of updates  The new clinics will replace the clinics in White Horse and Cherry Creek and are set to be completed yet this year.  The Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe, in conjunction with the Cheyenne […]

Moreau Grand Annual Meeting this Friday



 Moreau-Grand Electric will conduct its annual meeting at the Timber Lake Public School in Timber Lake South Dakota on Friday, October 2, 2015. A free supper will begin at 5 p.m. with the meeting to begin after the meal. In addition to the meal, prizes throughout the evening and a free movie for the kids, attendees will hear Vic Simmons, […]

City council hears project update at Monday Special Meeting; Main Street to be paved by end of week



The Eagle Butte City Council held a special meeting on Monday night to hear a progress update from First Dakota Foreman contractor JR Chambuls and DGR Site inspector Aaron Miller.  The two reported that Main Street will be paved this week starting on Wednesday and are hoping to have it completed by Saturday.  Chambuls cited a conflict with a Pierre […]

Four Bands Community Fund to Transition to New Leadership



Four Bands Community Fund to Transition to New Leadership  Tanya Fiddler, Four Bands Community Fund’s Executive Director over the past 13 years, is moving on to lead the Native CDFI Network, a national association of Native community development financial institutions (CDFIs) that work to increase access to capital in Native communities. As a founding Co-Chair and former Chairperson of the […]

Newspaper week highlights power of the press

Public Notices Month observed in South Dakota

South Dakotans appreciate government public notices published in their local newspaper and statewide surveys consistently show that they do read them.  The latest statewide survey conducted a year ago found that almost half of all South Dakotan adults (48.7 percent) read public notices such as school board minutes and zoning notices in their local newspaper either frequently or sometimes.  The […]

SD Fire Marshal, Fire Departments To Observe Fire Prevention Week



South Dakota’s fire marshal is using this year’s Fire Prevention Week to remind citizens that location matters when it comes to smoke alarms.  Fire Prevention Week starts Sunday, Oct. 4, and runs through Saturday, Oct. 10. The week’s theme is “Hear the Beep Where You Sleep. Every Bedroom Needs a Working Smoke Alarm!”  State Fire Marshal Paul Merriman says firefighters […]

Newspaper week highlights power of the press

Guest Opinion

T h e power of the press s h o u l d never be underest ima t e d and must never be abused.  T h i s w e e k marks the 75th anniversary of National Newspaper Week and the theme — The Power of the Press — points to the importance of watchdog journalism, accurate reporting, […]

Orrie Harry Charger, Sr.



Orrie Harry Charger, Sr., age 85, of Eagle Butte, passed away Tuesday, August 25, 2015 at the IHS Hospital in Eagle Butte.  Traditional Lakota Services for Harry were held on Monday, August 31, 2015 at Charger Camp.  Orrie Harry Charger, the eldest child of Rufus Charger, Sr. and Marcella Holy Bear Charger, was born at Promise, SD on March 28, […]

Mary Ann Red Horse



Mary Ann Red Horse, age 57, and formerly of Eagle Butte, entered the Spirit World on Friday, September 19, 2015 at the MacNeal Hospital in Berwyn, IL.  Mary Ann is survived by her three children: Fredell Panana of Winslow, AZ, Joshua Red Horse of San Carlos, AZ and Tramaine Red Horse of Phoenix, AZ. Her sister, Patricia Red Horse of […]

Mary Lou (Meter) Shoulder



A funeral service for Mar y Lou (Meter) Shoulder, age 71 of Wakpala, was at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, October 5, 2015, at the Wakpala Community Center. Burial was at St. Elizabeth’s Episcopal Church under the direction of Kesling Funeral Home of Mobridge. A two-night wake will start on Saturday with services on Sunday at 7:00 p.m. at the community […]


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