Practicing acts of kindness cultivates compassion, inspires others to pay it forward

“As evidenced in countless acts of kindness, the wave of good action repeats itself as others observe the act and want to join in – as their own brain centers react to the good deed. It starts with one small act, and turns into a title wave. You can start one in your community today.” -- Christina Sarich

Snowed in on both ends of the street, my little family could drive nowhere after Winter Storm Europa hit this past Christmas.  We were stranded, or had to travel on foot, and grocery shopping on foot was not something any of us looked forward to, although we well know there are many people who have no choice but to do […]

This is how I picture it

The Eagle Butte city council…business as usual

For the last four years, I’ve called into question actions undertaken by the Eagle Butte city council. From illegal executive sessions, lack of minutes, to the council’s salary and term limits. New council members promised things would change but it appears it’s business as usual at city hall. Last week, the Eagle Butte city council met. Among items of business […]

Don’t squat with your spurs on…

Winter... a time to be neighborly

After squatin’ on my spurs for so long, I’ve decided them rowels were getting too sharp. So I’d better saddle up and ride on.  It seems only fitting at this time to elaborate about the winter we’ve been having and how hard it has been on everybody. The biggest problem is my opinion is “everything is too modern and we […]

The 92nd Legislative Session has officially kicked off!



The 92nd Legislative Session has officially kicked off! This week was full of events with the Governor Daugaard’s State of the State, the State of the Judiciary given by Chief Justice Gilbertson, and the State of the Tribes given by the Yankton Sioux Tribal chairman Robert Flying Hawk. Along with that, I am assigned to the Agriculture and Natural Resource […]

Say cheese: Senate OKs release of booking photos



PIERRE — South Dakota took what one senator characterized as a “baby step” with Senate approval of a bill that designates booking photographs as public records.  The Senate approved the bill Friday on a 20-12 vote with three members excused. Sen. Stace Nelson, R-Fulton, explained SB25 to his colleagues. He said the bill came from Attorney General Marty Jackely’s open […]

The Polar Express



The Polar Express pulled into the station in December to celebrate students who made a 5 point gain in reading and math on the MAP testing.   Passengers were allowed to wear pajama’s and enjoy the movie and treats. More classes below. Due to limited space, please see next week’s issue for more Upper Elementary activity photos. 

Christmas is about giving…



Students in Mrs. Ducheneaux’s room donated to the Angel Tree in hopes of helping others enjoy the holiday.

Dupree Blood Drive to be held January 24



A very important blood drive will be held in Dupree on  Tuesday, January 24 at the  Catholic Church hall  from 2:30 – 5:30 p.m.   This drive is important in nature as many blood drives have had to be cancelled due to weather conditions causing a shortage of blood to supply the hospitals with what they need.   This drive […]

Snow, snow, and more snow



The snow has sure piled up so far this winter filling up shelter belts and drifts, creating “snow waves”, and reaching higher than 15 feet in some places. Relief is on its way this week, as temperatures are expected to reach into the mid to upper 30’s with the possibility of the thermostat rising to the 40’s, hopefully taking some […]

Pederson selected to attend Hugh O’Brian Leadership Program



CL Pederson, son of Cindy and Bret Pederson, was the sophomore recently selected by the Dupree School faculty and staff to attend this summer’s Hugh O’Brian Youth Leadership Program. Kelci Bends wasselected as the alternate.   The four day conference will be held at the University of SD in Vermillion and students will participate in programs designed to enhance their […]


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