2017 Ziebach County 4H Achievement Day Results

A number of 4H members brought in projects to show, even one rabbit, and a few members did the Youth in Action entries like Fashion Revue and Special Foods.  The individual 4H member results are in alphabetical order as follows (P = Purple ribbon placing/best award, B = Blue, and R = Red). Brodie Bachman: Photography-P, Visual Arts-Textiles-B, Home Environment-Wall […]

Maurice (Mick) Gary Bliese

Mick Bliese, 72, Gettysburg, passed away Saturday, August 5, 2017, at the Avera Heart Hospital, Sioux Falls. Funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m., Thursday, August 10, 2017, at Emmanuel Lutheran Church, Gettysburg, with Pastor David Otten presiding. A prayer service will be held at 7:30 p.m., Wednesday, August 9, with visitation one-hour prior, all at the church. Maurice […]

James Benton Keckler

James Benton Keckler, age 81, of Sioux Falls, SD died on Saturday, August 5, 2017, surrounded by his family.  Jim was born on May 4, 1936 to Gail and Kathryn (Hagel) Keckler in Eagle Butte, SD.   He went to school at Ridgeview, SD and Eagle Butte, SD.  He graduated from Northern State College in 1959 with a bachelor’s degree […]

Verl V. Walking Elk

Mass of Christian Burial for Verl V. Walking Elk, age 46, of Kenel, SD will be at 11:00 a.m., CT on Saturday, August 12, 2017 at the Catholic Church of Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary in Kenel, SD. Fr. Jim Hoerter will be officiating.   Burial will be in the Church Cemetery under the direction of Oster Funeral Home of Mobridge, […]

Donovan Duane Banley

Donovan Duane Banley, 62, of Sioux Falls and formerly of Eagle Butte passed away Thursday, August 3, 2017 at the Sioux Falls VA Medical Center. Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m., MDT, Friday, August 11, 2017 at the Old Agency Building, Eagle Butte. Burial will follow in the Eagle Butte Cemetery. A wake service will be at 7:00 p.m., MDT, […]

Daimon Delano Ducheneaux

Daimon Delano Ducheneaux, 16, of McLaughlin, passed away Tuesday, August 1, 2017 at Sanford Hospital, Bismarck, ND. Funeral services will be 10:00 a.m., CDT, Friday, August 11, 2017 at McLaughlin Blue Gym, McLaughlin, SD with Father Kim Fonder presiding. Burial will follow at St. Joseph’s Catholic Cemetery, Porcupine, ND. A wake service will be at 7:00 p.m., MDT, Wednesday, August […]


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 […]

The 2017 Sturgis Motorcycle Rally

It’s almost rally time in South Dakota. What started in 1938 as a single motorcycle race in a small town has grown into one of the largest and best-known motorcycle gatherings in the world. This year is the 77th Annual Sturgis Motorcycle Rally, and though we don’t expect the numbers will approach the levels we saw two years ago, the […]

Connecting With Our Veterans!

This summer we have had hot temperatures, wind, and very few rain showers; leaving our soil as hard as rocks! Rocks and stones play a large part in our life – Mount Rushmore, Crazy Horse, and beautiful memorials for our veterans. For some of us, we have stones in our fields, our landscaping and in our prairies. There are agates […]

Throwback Thursday

From the August 9, 2007 Edition of the West River Eagle

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