This is how I picture it: I bid thee farewell


Many in the community have already heard the news, but to all our readers living away from the area, this is my final column for the West River Eagle as the editor. Friday, June 30 was my last day after five and a half years. What started out as a hobby of just taking sport pictures turned, into a deep […]

Ohitika Archers qualify for World Championship: Team is fundraising for travel expenses

What was once a way of life and a means of survival for the Native American people has come back again.  In recent years, archery has become a hobby on the Cheyenne River Reservation; it has been a long time coming. For the third consecutive year, the Cheyenne-Eagle Butte Ohitika (Brave) Elementary Archery Team has remained the National Archery in […]

Northwest Area Conservation Districts: TREE FACTS – Spider Mites and their Control

Spider mites are a common pest problem around yards, gardens and shelter-belts in South Dakota. The mites cause injury as they pierce the plants and suck their sap. Following severe infestations, leaves become discolored, producing a gray or bronze look to the plant.  Leaves and needles may ultimately become scorched and drop prematurely. Spider mites frequently kill plants or cause […]

Your Questions Our Answers

Question: I served in the military, and I’ll receive a military pension when I retire. Will that affect my Social Security benefits? Answer: You can get both Social Security retirement benefits and military retirement at the same time. Generally, we don’t reduce your Social Security benefits because of your military benefits. When you’re ready to apply for Social Security retirement […]

Donald “Ole”Ross Hartinger Sr.

Memorial service for Donald “Ole” Ross Hartinger Sr., age 89 of Mobridge, SD was at 9:00 a.m., CST on Friday, June 30, 2017 at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Mobridge, SD. Fr. Bill Hamak will be officiating.   Military Honors were provided by Parker Browder American Legion Post 4 of Mobridge, SD. Burial will be at Black Hills National Cemetery on […]

Dupree Locals

Twila Schuler enjoyed a two week trip to Florida where she visited her brother, David Zacher and his wife Nelly.  Other family members who joined her were Ken and Regina Schuler, Ashley, and Heather from Grand Forks, ND, Michael and Dahn Schuler, and Madison from Cheyenne, WY, and Walt and Lisa Griffith and Dylan from Sioux Falls, SD.  The group […]

Throwback Thursday: July 7, 1977 Edition of the West River Progress

USDA News: Keeping you informed

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: NOTICE […]

Dupree community prepares for a weekend full of fun

The celebration kicks off with DHS Alumni on Friday night at 5 p.m. Graduating classes ending at 7 p.m. will be honored. “What’s for dinner?” Indian Tacos at Pioneer Hall and everyone is welcome. “Dupree History” is the theme for the annual Pioneer Days parade which will be Saturday, July 8 at 10 a.m. The descendants of the Fred Dupris […]

City of Dupree recipient of Health Department awards for mosquito control

PIERRE, S.D. – Nearly 200 South Dakota cities, counties and tribes will share in $499,911 in grants intended to control mosquitoes and prevent West Nile virus (WNV), the Department of Health announced today. The City of Dupree’s share in the Mosquito Controll will be $2,120. “South Dakota has a disproportionately high number of WNV cases when compared to other states. […]


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