Tiospaye Topa Thunderhawks celebrate Homecoming

Tiospaye Topa School hosted their homecoming beginning the week of September 18. Corination was also held on September 18 and the homecoming royalty was chosen. The Homecoming Queen and King is, Sunni Rousseau and Jamie Ducheneaux. AlsoHomecoming Queen and King, Sunni Rousseau and Jamie Ducheneaux. were this year’s Homecoming Princess and Prince.   

CRYP will accept applications for “Growing into WOWACHINYEPI” Program until Oct. 25 Seven youth will receive naming ceremony and honoring, certificate of achievement and wopila dinner; four will continue leadership journey and travel to Washington, D.C.

EAGLE BUTTE, SD (Oct. 12, 2017) — The Cheyenne River Youth Project® has announced that it is accepting applications for its innovative “Growing into Wowachinyepi” program until Wednesday, Oct. 12. This initiative is designed to honor the Cheyenne River community’s youth leaders in a culturally relevant and respectful way, while also giving participants opportunities to continue their leadership journey. Seven […]

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The Good Folks of Lennox Valley

Hold for breaking news…Egg case cracked wide open I’ve always said that gossip in Lennox Valley was born in one of three places: Maxine’s weekly column called “Rumor Has It,” Raymond Cooper’s radio show, or Caroline’s Beauty Salon. Being a Friday afternoon, every seat in Caroline’s was filled, and all the hair dryers were humming as the good ladies of […]

Dear Petty Betty

Dear Petty Betty, I recently just tried to book a room for a Friday night in Rapid City. The person I was talking to told me the cost of the room was $350. Yikes! I asked why it was so high. The reply was that there was a High School Activity happening that weekend. So, I said… “You jack up […]

South Dakota’s unofficial October holiday

For many South Dakotans, myself included, the third Saturday in October is always circled on the calendar. While most fall weekends are primetime for college football and Major League Baseball playoffs, those are all overshadowed, at least for me, by walking through a food plot, slough, or corn field and hearing a friend or family member yell, “rooster!” The South […]

Reflections from the Combine

Sometimes I find myself asking, “What did I get myself into?” The question usually comes at 2 a.m. when I’m dragging myself out of bed to check the cows who are ready to give birth or when the fall rains finally dissipate, the ground dries out and we can finally get into the field to harvest, only to find the […]

At the heart of it… Cross cultural parenting from afar… Challenges, what we think we know!

When your child is crying on the phone and you are 8 hours or 15 hours away, you feel helpless. You cannot reach out and give him or her a hug. You have only your words to comfort and promises that things will get better. In trying to help our children become stronger individuals as they enter the world, we […]

Healthcare is a Real Rural Issue

Until recently, when Shelly and George Kenzy paid their monthly bills, they wrote a check for $2,600 to their health insurance provider. A large expense for the farm family of five who raise cattle and forage crops near Gregory. “Health insurance is a big deal for our family because our daughter, Brooklynn, has had Type 1 diabetes since she was […]

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