Dupree city election set for April 12, no school board election this year

There will be a city election this April as candidates have filed petitions to challenge seats that are opening up. In the mayor seat, Jim Veit will challenge incumbent Ray Lenk. For the alderman seats, in Ward I, no petitions were received. Sandra Lemke has one year left on her term and Una Lee Howe will take a one year […]

Braves take down Lady Cubs, set to defend Region 6A title against McLaughlin on Friday

The Cheyenne Eagle Butte girls basketball team will have the opportunity to defend their Region 6 championship after defeating the Chamberlain Lady Cubs 68-54 in the upper bracket of the Region 6A basketball tournament last Thursday night. Four C-EB players finished with double digit scoring in the win as three seniors led the way. Dawnee Keckler finished with 19 points […]

Petting nursery at the C-EB Ag shop

The Cheyenne-Eagle Butte Chapter of FFA held it’s annual Animal Nursery Day on February 24th during FFA week.  About 700 children held small animals and petted larger ones while local FFA members instructed them on how to hold the chicken and the puppy, and how to pet the larger animals correctly.  Baby chickens and baby puppies, a rabbit, a horse, […]


Betty Olson, Senator of District 28

Counting Veto Day, there are only two weeks or ten days left of the 2016 legislative session. Wednesday was Crossover Day where all the bills and joint resolutions had to be passed through the house of origin. Things started to get exciting on Monday. The House voted to reconsider the half cent sales tax to increase teacher pay after it […]


Dean Schrempp Representative of District 28A

The busiest week of the legislative session is behind us. The much debated Governor’s education bill barely passed the House, and we survived crossover day. After two days of delaying tactics, a failed vote, and a vote to reconsider, the House passed the Governor’s education bill with no votes to spare. The bill increases the sales tax rate from 4% […]

American Cancer Society to provide funding to promote health equity in South Dakota

The American Cancer Society will provide another year of funding in 2016 to support increased access to colorectal cancer education and screening resources in underserved communities nationwide.  Thanks to support from Walgreens, Horizon Health Care, Inc. (Horizon) will receive a $50,000 grant award to provide cancer education and access to screening for individuals. A community health center network with clinic […]

NNA greets good news-bad news with postage rollback and storm clouds ahead for service

WASHINGTON—Community newspapers face the classic good news-bad news scenario in an announcement that postage prices will decline April 10. The good news is that the First Class Mail stamp price will fall to 47 cents and mailing classes used by newspapers will decline 3 percent to 5 percent. The bad news is that the financial relief is temporary, and the […]

Plans set for the 7th Annual Indigenous Honor Run

By Rita Weatherbee The date has been set for July 21-24, 2016, for the next Indigenous Riders Iron Pony Intertribal Honor Run, which starts at Crazy Horse Memorial and rides to Eagle Butte, South Dakota.  This year’s ride will honor the people of Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe.  Rex Carolin, President of the Indigenous Riders motorcycle riding organization from Phoenix, AZ, […]

March as they say is “In like a lion”

Cheyenne River Animal Shelter nears completion, seeks donations for much needed equipment

If you were to drive south on Rodeo Road on the eastern edge of Eagle Butte, you will see the nearly completed Wakpa Waste Animal Shelter. The cost of the facility was provided by a TECA grant from the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe.  However, the TECA grant only covered the cost of building, the shelter is required to come up […]

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