Dewey County 4-H Achievement Days raises money and confidence


Forty kids, 165 projects, five judges, a 4-H advisor and countless volunteers is what it takes to make Dewey County Achievement Days possible. There were projects everywhere it seemed on Thursday July 27 at the Timber Lake Community Center. The kids took their handmade treasures to the judges to explain the steps they took to make them and what they […]

Traversie signs Letter of Intent

On July 26, 2017 Brexton Traversie signed his letter of Intent to play NCAA College Football at Greenville University in Greenville, Illinois. His high school football coach Les Logg was there to support him as well as Brexton’s dad James (Dusty) Traversie, his brother Teo Traversie and his mother Codi Dupris.   Brexton will begin his College Football Career August 7, […]

South Dakota State University announces graduates

BROOKINGS, S.D. – The following students graduated after the spring 2017 session at South Dakota State University. The students listed below completed all requirements for a degree and/or certificate program and those requirements have been verified by the appropriate college. The names of honor graduates marked with WH designate graduation with honor; WHH, with highest honor; CL, Cum Laude; MCL, […]

Throwback Thursday

From the August 7, 1997 Edition of the Eagle Butte News

Rap artist’s dream deferred, but not defeated


Mike Brown grew up in Philadelphia with both of his parents, the youngest of three children. From an early age, he loved rap. “I started out in 5th grade. I was new to a school for the last year and I met a friend named Dre, and his brother was looking for an artist, and he asked if I wanted […]

Local artist, Bonnie LeBeau, wins People’s Choice award at 5th Annual Native Pop event in Rapid City

Rapid City, SD | Local quilter Bonnie LeBeau received the People’s Choice award at the Native POP: People of the Plains art market and cultural celebration, which began its fifth year Friday evening, July 14, with an awards presentation and artist reception at the Dahl Arts Center. Through the Four Bands Community Fund, and with training for artists in business […]

Submitting letters to the editor

Letters to the editor of a newspaper are a great way to publically express concerns about an issue, offer ideas for solutions to issues, and highlight events that may have been overlooked or not covered in the newspaper. While letters to the editor are printed on the opinion page, they are not just an expression of an opinion; they are […]

The Good Folks of Lennox Valley: Raymond Cooper Prepares For His Greatest Performance

July 4, 1998, is a date that will live in infamy in the annals of Lennox Valley. Let’s look back at the events that led up to this remarkable date in Valley history. The daily talk radio show, “Renderings with Raymond,” is as good a place to begin as any, I suppose. It had been only 17 months since Raymond […]

Government-Run Health Care Does Not Work


Comprehensive health care reform is necessary to relieve American families from our current failing health care system. Following recent votes in the Senate, it’s clear that reforming our health care system is no easy task. However, I remain committed to working with my colleagues toward a solution.  We believe affordable health care is best achieved through a competitive, market-based system […]

No Better Place to Live and Work


When people around the country think about South Dakota, the first image that comes to mind is probably Mount Rushmore. Though we’re proud to be the home of Gutzon Borglum’s masterpiece, the truth is that we are much more than the stone-carved presidential tribute. South Dakota is a great place to live and work. First, we have a very low […]


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