Voter turnout near 70% across South Dakota



Voters across the country turned out in large numbers last Tuesday to cast their ballots for local, state, and national elections. At the national stage, Republican candidate Donald Trump defeated Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton in the race for president.  Trump picked up 290 electoral votes, while Clinton garnered 232.  Clinton did win the popular vote with 61,329,657, while 60,530,867 voters […]

Honoring veterans



Mr. Wes Heidlebaugh, computer teacher at the Upper Elementary in Eagle Butte, was the featured speaker at the Veteran’s Day Program held on Thursday morning at the Upper Elementary. Heidlebaugh, a veteran, explains to the students and crowd the meaning and symbolism behind the colors of the U.S. Flag. The program was organized and put on by the American Legion […]

Fall 2016 Spay/Neuter Clinic



The CRST Wakpa Waste Animal Shelter will be holding their fall Spay and Neuter Clinic this Saturday and Sunday, November 19 and 20. It is first come first serve, check in begins at 7:00 a.m. If your pet needs vaccinations,  or you would like to surrender animals, or register pets, come to the shelter during the week from 1:00 p.m. […]

Now you see me, now you don’t



Main Street in Eagle Butte looks a little different as the Old Habitat Office building was torn down last week. The building stood between the City office and and the old Ben Franklin and more recently J&P Video building. 

Daugaard: “I will not recommend that South Dakota pursue Medicaid Expansion



Gov. Dennis Daugaard released a statement on Tuesday on the future of Medicaid expansion in South Dakota. “On Monday, I met with Vice President-elect Mike Pence and discussed the Trump Administration’s plans for repealing or reforming the Affordable Care Act. Based on that discussion, I will not recommend that South Dakota pursue Medicaid expansion in 2017,” Daugaard said in a […]

Christmas at the Capitol Tree-Lighting Ceremony



The 2016 Grand Lighting Ceremony for Christmas at the South Dakota Capitol will take place in the rotunda on Tuesday, Nov. 22, at 7 p.m. CST. The public is invited to join Gov. Dennis Daugaard, First Lady Linda Daugaard and Pierre Mayor Laurie Gill as they welcome guests and light the Capitol trees. The Capitol Christmas display includes over 90 […]

Hats Off!



I’d like to put in a hats off to the people who hosted the event and attended lunch with the students at the Upper Elementary: American Legion Auxiliary Members-Nancy Dupris, Eddie Jewett, Judy Whirlwind Horse, Carmen One Skunk, Shelly Schuler, Robyn Johnson, Betsy Mitchell, Mary Mitchell, Cheryl Ulmer, Lyndsay Scott, Denise Willison Jr Members: Arianna Anderson, Aaliyah Anderson, Kaloni Johnson, […]

Diabetes Awareness Month



November is Diabetes Awareness Month, which is a national effort to draw attention to diabetes and create a sense of urgency around this health crisis. Millions of Americans have diabetes and are continuously being diagnosed every year. This month is the perfect time to get screened for diabetes if you have concerns or to commit to taking charge of the […]

This is how I picture it

When “We the people” does not mean “We the People”

We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defence, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America. The first six words of the above preamble […]

Randolph’s Corner

Stay tuned for more...

The day of this writing a dedicated  “Day of Action NoDapl” is occurring nationwide with protests. It is also occurring at many U.S. Army Corp of Engineers offices, who currently have the official federal say.At least in regards to the Dakota Access Pipeline crossing under the Missouri River in North Dakota.  The ACE has also just released an official statement […]


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