Boxing club provides direction, consistency for local youth



each punch of the bag. Only on a couple instances, Clark gets ahead of his punches momentarily breaking up the rhythm before pausing and starting the process over until he gets the desired result. In another corner 16-year-old Brett Brings Plenty, the club’s oldest member, dances around a punching bag striking it with fury in each punch. On the other […]

Eagle Butte Police Department to take back unwanted Prescription Drugs



Eagle Butte, South Dakota – On Saturday, April 29, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. the City of Eagle Butte Police Department and the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) will give the public its 13th opportunity in six years to prevent pill abuse and theft by ridding their homes of potentially dangerous expired, unused, and unwanted prescription drugs. Bring your pills […]

Storm Spotter Training



A Skywarn Severe Weather Spotter Class will be held in Eagle Butte on Tuesday, April 18, 2017. There will be two classes, the first from 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. at the Upper Elementary PDR Room 204. The second class will be at the Eagle Butte Volunteer Fire Hall beginning at 6:00 p.m. The class is free and open to […]

Journalists seek real answers for combating fake news



 Brookings – To fight the notion that they offer “fake news,” media outlets need to do a better job of telling the public how they gather their facts.  That was one topic journalists agreed on during a panel discussion-“Fake News: Cutting Through the Noise”-held Monday night at the South Dakota Art Museum.  “Our profession needs to do a better job […]

Daugaards invite families to attend Annual Easter Egg Hunt



PIERRE, S.D. – The Governor and First Lady are inviting families to take part in the 64th Annual Elks Easter Egg Hunt on the Governor’s residence lawn at 1 p.m. CDT on Easter. “This will be the seventh year that Linda and I have participated in the mansion Easter Egg Hunt. We’re happy to have the opportunity to continue the […]

2nd Annual Canki Luta Omani Sobriety Conference & Sobriety Dance



On April 22, 2017 a walk will begin at 9:00 a.m. at Lakota Thrifty Mart and walk to Landmark Hall where the conference will be held at 10:00 a.m. Lunch and supper will be provided. This event is sponsored by the Canku Luta Omani Sobriety Support Group. We are not responsible for accidents or theft. Please call 964-8186 for more […]

Prevent Tick-Borne Illness



PIERRE, S.D. – Head outdoors and enjoy the spring weather but keep an eye out for ticks to prevent tularemia and other tick-borne diseases, says a state health official. “We see cases of tick-borne illness every year in South Dakota,” said Dr. Lon Kightlinger, state epidemiologist for the Department of Health. “You can protect yourself when you’re outside by checking […]

This is how I picture it



I’m a registered independent voter. I am fed up with the extreme partisan politics that have enveloped this country over the last several years coming from both sides of the aisles. Ok, I just thought it might be a good idea to lead with that to let you know where I stand before you read any further. Republican members of […]

At the heart of it

Hope in the blasphemy of a dream

“Good is better than God,” said the woman in my dream.  I woke early, before the sun, these words clear in my ears, written across the dark backdrop of my mind – a blank screen before my eyes opened and the dim shape of my desk and dresser appeared.  Dreams are strange things. They can be blurry and surreal, or […]

The Good Folks of Lennox Valley

In April, Valley tempers reach Fever Pitch

I like to tell people that Lennox Valley rests in a lovely place where two mountain ranges meet. The truth is that there are no mountain ranges, at least not within a few hundred miles of Lennox Valley.  The area was first settled in the mid 1800s by European immigrants in search of a better life. What they found was […]


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