2017 Ziebach County 4H Rodeo Results

Sr Girls Barrels Saturday – Brianna Williams, 18.068; Brooklyn Hanson, 18.449; Shantell Brewer, 18.493; Sage Gabriel, 18.651; Sunday – Joey Carley, 18.636; Sidni Ferguson, 18.643; Brooklyn Hanson, 18.661; Kayden Steele, 18.826; Jr Girls Barrels Saturday – Kashlyn Bettelyoun, 18.475; Macy Schiley, 18.497; Tessa Goldade, 18.51; Shelby Derner, 18.534; Sunday – Kashlyn Bettelyoun, 18.35; Saylor Wilson, 18.48; Shada Selby, 18.806; Macy […]

Northwest Area Conservation Districts: TREE FACTS – Fire Blight in Trees and Shrubs


Fire blight is showing up all over in northwestern South Dakota. It is a bacterial disease caused by the bacterium Erwinia amylovora that can kill branches and whole plants of many members of the rose family. It is especially destructive to apples, pears, and crabapples.  It can occur on serviceberries, flowering quinces, cotoneasters, hawthorns, quinces, raspberries, mountain ash and etc. […]

USDA News

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 […]

Frank Fuhrer

Funeral services for Frank Fuhrer age 80, of Isabel will be 10:30 a.m. MDT Thursday, July 27, 2017 at Isabel Community Center. Interment will be in the Hillview Cemetery under the direction of Kesling Funeral Home of Mobridge. Visitation will be Wednesday July 26, 2017 beginning at 5:00 p.m. with a prayer service at 7:00 p.m. at the Community Center […]

Clement White Dog Sr.

Clement White Dog Sr., 68, of Eagle Butte entered the spirit world, Wednesday, July 19, 2017 at his home, surrounded by his family. Funeral services will be 11:00 a.m, MDT, Friday, July 28, 2017 at St. John’s Episcopal Church, Eagle Butte with Mother Mikayla Dunfee presiding. Burial will follow at the Blackfoot Ascension Cemetery, Black Foot, SD. A wake service […]

Ronald Paul Yellow Sr. Wi Ci Omani – Walks With Sun

Funeral for Ronald Paul Yellow Sr. age 71, of rural Fort Yates, ND was at 10:00 a.m., CST at St. Peter’s Catholic Church in Fort Yates, ND on Friday, July 21, 2017. Fr. John Paul Gardner and Brother George Maufort were officiating.  Burial was at the Yellow Family Cemetery under the direction of Oster Funeral Home of Mobridge, SD. There was […]

U.S. Healthcare ranked lower than in most developed nations


One thing I haven’t heard much in this latest healthcare debate is that the U.S. has the best health system in the world. That’s different from the last two times around. When the nation debated the Clinton health plan in 1994 and the Affordable Care Act in 2009-2010, a huge talking point for politicians and special business interests opposed to […]

Throwback Thursday

From the July 28, 1977 Edition of the West River Progress

Dupree Locals…

The Sacred Heart Parish of Dupree held their monthly 200 Club drawings on Sunday, July 16th at the church hall following Holy Mass and Brunch. Winners were: $50–Doyle Simon, Eagle Butte; $50–Amyah Reid, Granddaughter of Darla Vrooman, Dupree; $25–Sara Ganje, Eagle Butte; $25–Bob Salverson, Gillette; $25–Kerry & Mariah McLellan, Lantry; $25–Fr. Dan Juelfs, Eagle Butte. Evelyn Anderson and Twila Schuler […]

Your Questions Our Answers: The Importance of Social Security Survivors Benefits

Most people don’t like to think about death. We plan for life, for that day when we retire, for the places we’ll go and the things that we’ll do then. Unfortunately, death is a part of life we must prepare for. The death of a worker is devastating for the entire family, not only emotionally, but also financially.  Social Security […]


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