April 1 Deadline for Property Tax Assessment Freeze Program



 Elderly and disabled South Dakotans have until April 1 to apply for property tax relief under South Dakota’s Assessment Freeze for the Elderly and Disabled Program.  Under the program, for tax purposes, the homeowner’s property assessment is prevented from increasing.  If the actual value of the home increases, the homeowner still pays property taxes on the former (lower) value.  To […]

Voices of our political leaders

Michael J. Fitzmaurice and the New State Veterans Home

Until he went abroad to serve his country, Michael J. Fitzmaurice had never left the Dakotas. Fitzmaurice was born in Jamestown, North Dakota, and grew up in South Dakota. Coming from a family with a history of serving, Michael carried on the tradition by joining the Army in 1969. On March 23, 1971, Michael was on the ground at a […]

Voices of our political leaders

Planning your trip to Washington, D.C.


Until he went abroad to serve his country, Michael J. Fitzmaurice had never left the Dakotas. Fitzmaurice was born in Jamestown, North Dakota, and grew up in South Dakota. Coming from a family with a history of serving, Michael carried on the tradition by joining the Army in 1969. On March 23, 1971, Michael was on the ground at a […]

Guest Column

The Dakotas First Woman Sheriff—My Grandmother

Youth is a relative thing.  I have lost mine already.  But history is more interesting.  I read several articles of late about so and so being the first female sheriff in the US.  I tried to track these down and contacted an author in Texas about this subject.  I have asked for documents based on a Texas news article but […]

Dupree receives IHS funding for new water tower



On the Cheyenne-River Sioux reservation, where non-reservation cities pulse within the tribal community’s heart, water use and distribution unify divergent agendas.   Mní waste: water is good; Mní wiconi: water is life. Water is one of those unifying factors in which all entities of power and function work together to provide the life-giving and life-preserving flow of water to all […]

Dupree Drama Club to present Comedy Play next Tuesday



The Dupree Drama Club will be presenting the comedy “A Pirate Play” on Tuesday, April 5th at 7 pm in the Dupree School’s Old Gym.  There will be no admission charge as this program is sponsored by our 21st Century grant.  During intermission of the Dupree JH/HS School Play, the two Dupree School Destination Imagination Teams will be performing their […]

Destination Imagination pancake supper fundraiser



Come and enjoy a pancake and sausage supper while supporting the Dupree School Destination Imagination teams.   The supper will be held on Tuesday, April 5 from 5-6:30 p.m..  Serving will finish just in time for everyone to stay and enjoy the Dupree JH/HS play, “A Pirate Play”, and two Destination Imagination performances, by the DI tectives and GlaDIators, at […]

Two Dupree students compete at State Visual Arts Contest




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