USDA Celebrates National Homeownership Month

Activities and Events across the Nation to Spotlight Efforts to Help Rural Residents Realize the Dream of Homeownership  WASHINGTON, June 2, 2016 – Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today kicked off National Homeownership Month by highlighting USDA’s ongoing role to help people buy homes in rural areas. “Owning a home helps promote stable communities and is one of the best ways […]


The Dewey, Meade, Perkins & Ziebach County FSA offices would like to keep you informed of the following items important to USDA programs.  If you have any questions please contact the Dewey County office at 865-3522 ext 2, Meade County at 347-4952 ext 2, Perkins at 244-5222 ext 2 or Ziebach County at 365-5179 ext 2.     DATES TO REMEMBER: […]

Pioneer Days is a week away

If you can believe, it is already that time of the year for the annual Dupree Pioneer Days Celebration. Festivities kick off next Friday evening with the Dupree Alumni reunion supper at Pioneer Hall. Registration begins at 4:00  p.m. with the supper at 5:30 p.m followed by the alumni program.  Following the alumni program, Extreme Bingo will be held. The […]

Dupree to receive mosquito control grant

Dupree is one of more than 200 South Dakota cities, counties and tribes that will share in nearly a half a million dollar  in grants intended to control mosquitoes and prevent the spread of West Nile virus (WNV), the Department of Health announced this week. All applying communities received funding, with grants ranging from $450 to $20,000. Grant awards were […]

Summer fun for everyone

The Sioux YMCA and Camp Leslie Marrowbone 2016 summer camp session dates are as follows: • Session 2 June 27 – July 1: Eagle Butte, Isabel, Timber Lake, and Green Grass Pick up locations: Eagle Butte Cultural Center at 9:30 a.m., Isabel Community Building at 10:30 a.m., Timber Lake School at 11:00 a.m., and Green Grass Playground at 11:45 a.m. […]

Dupree school board holds June regular session

The Dupree school board met June 13, 2016 in regular session and presented several first readings on policies needing board approval, and passed a number of motions pertaining to the upcoming school year. The first reading of the policies being enacted pertained to contractors affidavit and guarantees; electronic communication by board members; credit placement for students transferring in from unaccredited […]

Area break-ins and car thefts result in three juvenile arrests

Three juveniles, two girls and a boy were arrested after four garages in Dupree were broken into on Thursday night. Three vehicles, two in Dupree and one in Eagle Butte were also stolen and recovered.  Ziebach County Sheriff Gary Cudmore on Friday said the incidents initially appeared to be separated but in the course of the investigation it was found […]

Stevens and Deal make President’s List at MTI

MITCHELL— BreeAnn Stevens, daughter of Mark and Rhea Stevens and Kesse Deal, daughter of Sean and Kellie Deal were among those named to the President’s List at Mitchell Technical Institue. A total of 373 students at MTI have been placed on the Spring Semester 2016 President’s List, according to MTI President Mark Wilson.  To be named to the list, students […]

Thinking about health…

A story in The Guardian, a British news outlet that now has a publishing arm in the U.S., grabbed my attention. The headline read, “Treatments for cancers and Alzheimer’s on the verge of a breakthrough.” Really? Now, I’ve written about this stuff long enough to know the word “breakthrough” is a red flag. Anyone who hears the word or sees […]

Giving kids a positive summer experience

Every parent has heard complaints about summer boredom.  Our kids may initially welcome that summer freedom, but all that empty time can sometimes become a burden.    That’s where parents can help by approaching summer activities for their kids in a positive way.  Some parents, for example, worry too much about their children’s futures.  They view summer as a time […]

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