Next week is South Dakota Severe Weather Awareness Week



The National Weather Service, South Dakota Emergency Management, and other state, county and local agencies have come together to host Severe Weather Awareness Week. Information about various topics on severe weather safety will be presented each day. The list of daily topics for Severe Weather Awareness Week is: Monday, April 24th – Weather Alerts and Warnings Tuesday, April 25th –  […]

YMCA to host Art Fair and Hand Game Tournament



The Sioux YMCA will be hosting an Art & Crafts Fair & Hand Game Tournament on May 3.  This event will be held at the Dupree Multi-Purpose Building at 3:00 p.m. The cost for a table will be $20 all artist are welcome. The proceeds made from this event will go to Camper Scholarship Program for the youth.  The Sioux […]

Public notice



The City of Dupree will be changing their older battery operated transponder units that are located on the top of your water meters.  The newer unit is very similar to that of the old other than having a longer battery life with a much stronger radio signal. This exchange effort is scheduled for the week of Monday, April 24 through […]

DI teams to host supper



The Dupree Destination Imagination teams will be holding their annual pancake and sausage supper in conjunction with a special night at Dupree School. Starting at 5:00 pm, the supper will be served at the school cafeteria and the fees will be as follows: Adults are $3/meal and children will be $2/meal. Following the supper that is assisting in funding the […]

Census of Agriculture countdown begins for America’s farmers and ranchers



WASHINGTON, March 16, 2017 – America’s farmers and ranchers will soon have the opportunity to strongly represent agriculture in their communities and industry by taking part in the 2017 Census of Agriculture. Conducted every five years by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS), the census, to be mailed at the end of this year, is […]

Pittman wins Region 5 Middle School Principal of the year award



The Region 5 Middle School Principal of the Year for 2016-2017 school year is Dupree JH/HS Principal Pandi Pittman.  Dr. Pittman is one of six principals in the state chosen for this honor this year.  She was nominated by three Region 5 principals and then a selection committee chose her. Dr. Pittman earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Dairy Production at […]

Dupree Librarian accepts donation of books



Kathy Olsen, President of the Dupree Education Association presented the Dupree School librarian, Gay Mraz with the books that were donated from SDEA. SDEA, with the  help of a grant from the National Education Association,  donated six of their favorite books to schools across the state.  Books donated were, Sarah, Plain and Tall, Island of the Blue Dolphins, Where the […]

Mrs. Olsen’s fourth grade class showing the donated books from SDEA.



Dupree Locals…



Maurice, Sandy, and Dustilyn Lemke were in Pierre Saturday for business.  They also spent time with their daughter Catelyn. Donna Davis of Gettysburg was a Sunday afternoon guest of Maurice, Sandy, and Dustilyn Lemke. Maurice and Sandy Lemke were in Pierre Wednesday afternoon for a medical and vehicle appointment. Sally Weyer spent Friday through Sunday at the home of Shawn […]

Averil Ophelia (Swan) Breisch



  Averil Ophelia (Swan) Breisch, 76 years old, died on April 11, 2017 in Scotland, South Dakota, after a long battle with cardio obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Ophelia was born on the Cheyenne River Sioux reservation to Abel Swan and Minerva (Miner) Swan in Whitehorse, SD on December 06, 1940.  Ophelia had a love of education and often followed the […]


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