Weather’s winds and percipitation lock down travel and schools; be prepared

                  Weather manages our lives — maybe even more than we conciously consider. Our attire, vehicle choices or treatment, homes and businesses adjust to the weather with each season of the year.  The weather is so much a part of our lives, that we have designed methods to manage our environments to […]

Save the Date!  

Sunday, January 8, 2017 has been set as the date for a joint meeting for the Ziebach County Historical Society’s Annual Meeting and the Dupree Community Club January meeting.   There will be a chili cook-off fundraiser for the ZCHS to begin the evening.  Funds are being raised to purchase heating/cooling units for the future Ziebach County History Center at […]

Science fairs and research projects help fuel STEM careers

Tomorrow’s scientists, researchers, engineers and mathematicians are getting their start with hands-on, inquiry-based problem solving thanks to school science fair research projects. “Right now, South Dakota is facing a real shortage of people who are trained in the science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) disciplines,” according to Dr. Jim Rice, SD EPSCoR Director. “We are trying to use South Dakota’s […]

Dupree Locals…

Twila Schuler went to Sioux Falls on Monday and was a guest at the home of her daughter, Lisa Griffith and family.  She had a medical appointment on Wednesday and that evening Greg and Barbara Schuler, Katie and Amelia Jennings, all of Sioux Falls, were guests at Lisa’s home. She returned home on Thursday. Gary Schuler of Riverton, WY, spent Thanksgiving […]

Gary Lee Block

Gary Block died unexpectedly November 30, 2016 at age 57 of natural causes at his home in McLaughlin, SD. He is being cremated, with a memorial being planned for the spring, arrangements have been entrusted with Oster Funeral Home of Mobridge, SD.   Condolences can be sent to Judy Block, PO Box 259, McLaughlin, SD 57642. He is proceeded in death […]

Your questions and answers

Question: What is a Social Security Statement, and how can I get a copy? Answer: Your online Social Security Statement gives you secure and convenient access to your earnings records. It also shows estimates for retirement, disability, and survivors benefits for you and your family. You can obtain your personal Statement online by using your own my Social Security account. […]


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: […]

Feeder Design Reduces Hay Waste

BROOKINGS, S.D. – According to U.S. Department of Agriculture National Agricultural Statistics Service, over the last decade hay production has decreased 11 percent while at the same time, hay prices have concurrently increased 77 percent. “With the markets where they are, livestock producers cannot afford to let any hay go to waste,” said Taylor Grussing, SDSU Extension Cow/Calf Field Specialist.  […]

Dupree Angels place third in Gateway Autoplex Classic Tournament

The Dupree Angels who are sixth grade students that are coached by Robyn Dupree and Sherri Selby, received third place at the Gateway Autoplex Classic Tournament. The tournament was held in Rapid City this weekend.   They beat the Lady Cavs in the first game 26-12, lost to the Rapid City Elite 12-19 in the second game and then came back […]

Veterans unite to protect and serve first nations and national water resources

This week, over 4,000 veterans of the United States military set aside their lives to honor their oath to protect and serve both foriegn and domestic interests.  “Veterans for Standing Rock” consists of veterans from World War II to Iraqi Freedom who have independently mobilized to stand in protection of the water protectors who have been praying against the Dakota […]

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