Education department announces guidelines for 2017-18 free or reduced school meal programs

PIERRE, S.D. – Child and Adult Nutrition Services in the South Dakota Department of Education announces the policy for free milk or free and reduced price meals. The policy applies to children unable to pay the full price of meals or milk served under the National School Lunch, School Breakfast, and/or Special Milk Programs. The administrative office of each school […]


Eleven outstanding women have been nominated by their communities to be honored at the Spirit of Dakota’s 31st Anniversary Celebration and Award  Banquet in Huron. They are Betty Belkham, Flandreau; Vivian Dobberpuhl, Conde; Genie M Ellis, Black Hawk; Rita Fraune, Hot Springs; Esther Eckmann Gilchrist, Hitchcock; Bernice Guy, Sisseton; Ashley Kingdon-Reese, Huron; Avis Little Eagle, McLaughlin; Ruth Neuberger, Canistota; Susan […]


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 […]

Titus Bobtail Bear

Funeral arrangements for Titus Bobtail Bear, age 57 of Little Eagle, SD are pending with Oster Funeral Home of Mobridge, SD.   Titus Bobtail Bear passed away on Sunday, September 3, 2017 in McLaughlin, SD. 

Mikayla Kills Pretty Enemy Bobtail Bear

Funeral arrangements for Mikayla Kills Pretty Enemy Bobtail Bear, age 23 of McLaughlin, SD are pending with Oster Funeral Home of Mobridge, SD.   Mikayla passed away on August 30, 2017 in Bismarck, ND.

Alan David Red Fox Jr.

Funeral Services for Alan David Red Fox Jr., age 35 of Eagle Butte was at 10:00 a.m. Friday, September 1, 2017 at St. John’s Episcopal Church in Eagle Butte. Interment will be in the Eagle Butte Cemetery under the direction of Kesling Funeral Home of Mobridge family and friends were asked to meet at 4-mile junction at 4:00 p.m. to […]

Your Questions and Our Answers

Question: Recently, I was told I shouldn’t be carrying my Social Security card around. Is that true? Answer: We encourage you to keep your Social Security card at home in a safe place. Do not carry it with you unless you are taking it to a job interview or to someone who requires it. Identity theft is one of the […]

Gov. Dennis Daugaard Declares Sept. 10 – 16 as Suicide Prevention Week

PIERRE, S.D. – Gov. Dennis Daugaard has proclaimed Sept. 10 – 16 as Suicide Prevention Week in South Dakota. Suicide does not discriminate, according to the South Dakota Department of Social Services, with people of all genders, ages and ethnicities at risk. The Department says suicide is a major public health concern with over 40,000 people dying by suicide each […]

Dupree Locals…

Maurice, Sandy, and Dustilyn Lemke spent the Labor Day weekend at the South Dakota State Fair.  They were joined by their daughter Catelyn with Tanner and their granddaughter Riggin. Do you have a local news you would like to submit? Please call 964-2100 or email

4H members of Ziebach County send exhibits to State Fair

Ziebach County 4H members sent projects to the SD State Fair in Huron. Below are the results of their showing. Alan Lemke Foods & Nutrition Purple Dustilyn Lemke Horticulture Red Dustilyn Lemke Poultry & Eggs Red Erin Lemke Foods & Nutrition Red Jacelyn Harris Home Environment Blue Jacelyn Harris Home Environment Blue Lexi Gage Home Environment Blue Lexi Gage Home […]

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