South Dakota Farmers Union Foundation Offers $2,500 Agricultural Graduate School Scholarship

HURON, S.D. – Applications for the South Dakota Farmers Union Foundation Graduate School Scholarship are now available at The Farmers Union Foundation Scholarship is designed to help retain talent in South Dakota to support South Dakota’s agriculture industry. It is open to students from South Dakota, pursuing a graduate degree in research, animal science, agriculture business or agriculture education […]

Lower Sioux hoops squad shines at NABI Invitational

Local team earns runner-up finish at 15th Annual NABI Invite Playing some inspired basketball, the Lower Sioux hoops squad earned an impressive second-place finish at the 15th Annual Native American Basketball Invitational (NABI) held recently in Maricopa, AZ. The event – the largest all Native tournament in North America – featured 64 boys and girls teams with players from all […]

Practice makes perfect

Volleyball practice began on August 10. Practice started at 10:00 a.m at the Upper Elementary Gym. Mary Mitchell is this year’s Volleyball Coach. Football practice also began on August 10. Practice is required for athletes grades nine through 12. Students need 10 full practices before playing in their first game. Students need to attend school on a regular basis and […]

WhiteDog receives redtail feather from CRST VA

Eagle Butte | United States Army soldier, Cordray WhiteDog, was honored by the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe Veterans Association in Eagle Butte. On Friday, August 11, WhiteDog was presented a redtail hawk feather by the veterans association. WhiteDog is currently on leave and will soon be returning to his duty station in Vicenza, Italy. With his family by his side, […]

Little Tree Library opens in Eagle Butte

A bustling, crowded residential street in Minneapolis, Minnesota. A rural ranch road in Montana. A quiet, tree-lined street in Eagle Butte. What do all of these seemingly different areas have in common? They each provide a gift to their communities, courtesy of Little Free Library, an international organization whose purpose, according to its website at littlefreelibrary,org, is “building community, sparking […]

Terry Bottjen, IHS Ambulance Service employee, named 2017 National NAEMT Paramedic of the year

Service means “the action of doing work for others” and “a system providing a public need.” Emergency Medical Technicians are among the people who provide life-saving services for people in emergency situations, and people in the Eagle Butte area are in safe hands with EMT’s such as Terry Bottjen, who is the 2017 NAEMT/Nasco Paramedic of the Year. Bottjen lives […]

The business of baking makes the world better

Daily Bread Bakery opened July 7, 2014 with owner Robi Miller excited for new adventures and challenges and excited to provide blessings for the rural South Dakota communities where she grew up. Miller’s decision to open a bakery came to her one day while she was driving. She was working two jobs, driving long distances, and she just decided it […]

Lake County Ohio Indian Museum seeks to use artifacts to teach the diversity of tribes in the U.S.

She loves to tell the story, which she begins with a playful warning. The white whale soapstone carving “moves on its own” and is slowly making its way to the end of its spacious display box, which it shares with several other soapstone carvings of whales in various shapes, said Museum Director Ann L. Dewald. The soapstone “spirit whale” sits […]


In last week’s story on Acudetox methods, we mistakenly listed Wakiyan Peta employed by the Indian Health Service (IHS). Wakiyan is actually the Acting Behavioral Health Director for the CRST Behavioral Health Department which includes both the Four Bands Healing Center (Substance Abuse) and Cheyenne River Counseling Services (Mental Health).

Eagle Butte Man Sentenced for Failure to Register As a Sex Offender

United States Attorney Randolph J. Seiler announced that an Eagle Butte, South Dakota, man convicted of Failure to Register as a Sex Offender was sentenced on August 10, 2017, by U.S. District Judge Roberto A. Lange. Kenneth Bowker, Jr., age 58, was sentenced to 24 months in custody, followed by 5 years of supervised release, and a special assessment to the Federal […]

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