Tornado warning systems to be tested April 27



A statewide tornado drill will be conducted for South Dakota by the National Weather Service between 9:00 and 9:30 am MDT (10:00 and 10:30 am CDT) on Wednesday, April 27.  Because the exercise is used to ensure communications and warning systems are functioning properly before storm season, people will see and hear the actual alerts used for tornadoes. Outdoor warning […]

Hugh Glass program to be held in Timber Lake



Rabies cases increase in 2015 across South Dakota



 Animal rabies cases in South Dakota rose to 29 in 2015, up from 21 in 2014. That compares to 28 cases of animal rabies in 2013 and 60 in 2012. Rabies is a cyclical disease, with cases periodically rising and falling, but it is always a risk in South Dakota, according to Dr. Lon Kightlinger, state epidemiologist. “During the past […]

Cheyenne River Detective to be honored April 28



Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe Criminal Investigator Russell Leaf along with Federal Bureau of Investigation Special Agent James Asher, will be awarded Department of Justice Certificates of Appreciation as part of National Crime Victims’ Rights Week 2016.   The U.S. Attorney’s Office will present the honorees with their awards and provide brief remarks in recognition of their outstanding dedication, service, and […]

Eagle Butte woman sentenced for larceny



Melissa Wolf Black 34, was sentenced to 15 months in custody, two years of supervised release, and a $100 special assessment to the Federal Crime Victims Fund after pleading guilty to larceny charges on January 7, 2016. Wolf Black was indicted by a federal grand jury on November 10, 2015.   The conviction stems from June 26, 2015, when Wolf […]

Three Eagle Butte men facing assault charges



Tahlon Ducheneaux 23, Raymond (Yamni) Uses The Knife III 25, and Chase Dolphus 21, were indicted on February 17, 2016 on the charges of  Assault with a Dangerous Weapon and Assault Resulting in Serious Bodily. All three made initial appearances before U.S. Magistrate Judge Mark A. Moreno, and pled not guilty to the Indictment. If convicted, the three individuals face […]

This is how I picture it

Faith restored

All too often anymore, we are inundated with the negative of the world. From the current presidential campaign to racism directed at children at a state AAU wrestling tournament, it seems the negative always finds its way into my Facebook news feed of some horrific incident or situation which tests my faith in mankind. In the newspaper industry you hear […]

The Pirate Play presented at Dupree School



What’s scarier than pirates at sun up?  Pirates in the dark!   Dupree School had such fear and spookiness when during their production of The Pirate Play when the power went out at Dupree School.  Their play was held on Tuesday night during the strong winds/rain and there were power outages in Dupree.  But, as the saying goes, ‘the show […]

A night at the ballet



This past year the Sioux YMCA in Dupree and the Dupree School 21st Century Grant After School Program collaborated on a Dance Program. With the help of Sioux YMCA volunteer Amanda Held, a dance class was started after school in a classroom at the Dupree School. 24 enthusiastic girls ages K-6th grade started taking classes two nights a week during […]

Academic fair and community meeting April 21



Dupree High School, grades 7-12, will be hosting an Academic Fair and Community meeting for Personalized Learning on April 21, 2016. Your attendance is welcomed to enjoy the hard work that students have performed in the classroom as well as learn about changes occurring to enhance learning in the school.   The Academic Fair will be held in the theatre […]


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