Ohitika News Elementary

Polar Express Winter Test Incentive Scoring a five point gain in reading and math on MAP Testing earned these third grade students tickets on the Polar Express!  

Purpose Beats Perks in Workplace Satisfaction

(StatePoint) New research shows that happiness abounds for those working at small businesses. Indeed, 75 percent of small-business employees are either very or extremely satisfied working for a small business, according to the study conducted by Aflac. Perhaps surprising to some, happiness is not necessarily based on salary, but on finding true value and meaning in day-to-day work. Other perks […]


Hat’s off to the Cheyenne River Housing Authority maintenance workers for fixing our furnace and for being on call during the holidays! Your hard work often goes unnoticed but we would like the workers to know that we appreciate everything that you guys do! House #479 Knotslanding

SDSU announces dean’s list

BROOKINGS, S.D. – The following students have been named to the dean’s list for academic excellence following the fall 2017 semester at South Dakota State University. To earn dean’s list distinctions in SDSU’s colleges, students must have completed a minimum of 12 credits and must have earned at least a 3.5 GPA on a 4.0 scale. Students with an asterisk […]

All the Light We Cannot See explores the evolution of possibility into triumph & loss

In the Chicago airport this past summer while in route to the Dominican Republic (DR), I realized that most large airports have numerous book/newspaper retail outlets, and the book and magazine displays are beacons that lure me to peruse the stacks and racks. On one table, I found the novel All the Light We Cannot See, by Anthony Doerr, and […]

Is hope and opportunity for CRST an illusion?

2017 is now history, and we’re faced with the challenges of 2018, which hopefully will initiate and reflect hope and opportunity for the betterment of the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe (CRST) and our future generations. Food for thought… We have become a microcosm (smaller version) of our nation, and in some respect, the world. At the very least, we’ll be […]

The Good Folks of Lennox Valley

Tempers Flare as prayers become personal The excitement in the Valley was palpable that Tuesday evening as the good folks made their way to the fellowship hall of the Methodist Church for what would soon be known as “The Debate of the Century.” The atmosphere was similar to that of a county fair or street carnival as members of the VFW […]

Summary for 2017

Greetings to everyone! I hope this year is better for you than the year before. As I have been on Council now for the last year and a half, I will summarize that period. I have learned a great deal with the help of my colleagues and I appreciate them. I’ve learned that it’s a slow process getting anything done. […]


Hat’s off to Chairman Harold Frazier and staff, Bob Claire, Councilman John Kessler, Frieda Condon, Keith McVay, Andrea Cloud Eagle, Kara Condon, Susan Cody, Takini School kitchen staff: Mora Long, and Michelle White Wolf, Takini Custodians, Parents and Guardians and all who took the time to support and make donations thus far into our school year! We appreciate everyone who […]

At the heart of it… The spirit of place slips around ones heart, and never lets go

In Indiana, there is a festival called Spirit & Place. For the longest time, I did not fully understand the attachment people have to place. This may be rooted in my strong desire for independence, and a habit of always looking beyond my current circumstances into the next best thing or place to be. Since I left my childhood home, […]

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