Need Cash for College or Trade School?



A $1,000 scholarship is provided by Moreau-Grand Electric and Basin Electric Power Cooperative. The scholarship program recognizes and encourages academic and community achievements of students in the region.  Moreau-Grand believes it is an investment in the economic future of America. The applications are mailed to Basin Electric in Bismarck, N.D., where a Scholarship Committee selects a winner. Selection is based […]

Senate halts fast track repeal of anti-corruption measure



PIERRE — Television ads for Initiated Measure 22, an anti-corruption law, raised hack-les at the state Capitol with its depiction of lobbyists handing over bags of cash to law-makers. In a week of quick action in Pierre, lawmakers raised eyebrows as it looked like IM22 would meet a fast demise. Then the Senate put the brakes on, extending the debate […]

Hats Off!



Hats Off! To the helpful police officer for taking the family of Greg Thompson to town during the blizzard.  From Greg Thompson  and family

This is how I picture it

Just say “no” and get fired?

What a week! On January 20, Donald Trump was sworn in as the 45th President of the United States. Only 10 days since taking office, Trump has already shaken things up with a number of his executive orders, memorandums, and proclamations that he has made. So far among the most controversial orders include 13767 which is the immediate construction of […]

At the heart of it

Chew spit and government leadership

My gut is writhing. I have been trying to digest the actions taken in his first week of office. I feel like I have taken a swig of chew spit every time I hear of another action taken or word spoken by this man we now call president, Donald J. Trump.  As a liberal, independent, let me say that I […]

Letter to the editor…



“My people perish for lack of knowledge” Hosea 4:6 As the world’s events unfold and the weather seemingly spiraling out of control, much of this attributed to man’s sin in forsaking God’s precepts and commands.  When the Israelites disobeyed His laws, there were consequences, as it is today. There is a demonic entity who continues to spew lies to steal, […]

South Dakota State University announces dean’s list



BROOKINGS, S.D. – The following students have been named to the dean’s list for academic excellence during the fall 2016 semester at South Dakota State University. To earn dean’s list distinctions in SDSU’s colleges, students must have completed a minimum of 12 credits and must have earned at least a 3.5 GPA on a 4.0 scale. Students with an asterisk […]

South Dakota Law Makers at Work



It was a very busy week in Pierre with bills beginning to make their way through. Some important issues that came up this week are House Bill 1069, the Department of Transportation, the South Dakota Family Farm Act, and secretary Mike Jaspers came to speak. A big bill that I’m happy to say cruised through committee as well as the […]

Cheyenne Eagle Butte first and second quarter attendance incentive



Members of the attendance committee took the kindergarten and first grade students on a short field trip to the Family Dollar in Eagle Butte, SD for having excellent attendance in the first and second quarters.   The students had a chance to shop for items they wanted at Family Dollar. The toy aisle at Family Dollar seemed to be the […]

Dupree high school student Peter Hinrichs publishes book



Dupree high school freshman, Peter Hinrichs, recently worked with his mom to publish a book.   The book’s title is “The Very Secret Life of Bigfoot” and it is a creative and fun book about Bigfoot.   The book includes over 45 hand drawn pictures of Bigfoot which were done by Peter (as he remembers his times with Bigfoot while […]


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