Throwback Thursday

From the May 29, 2014 Edition of the West River Eagle

Simple Tips to Reduce Suffering this Flu Season

(StatePoint) U.S. health officials are predicting a harsh flu season. While there is still no cure for flu, there are steps you can take to reduce suffering while the virus takes its course. Some experts suggest starting the quest to feel better by exploring your local health food store. Dr. Lawrence Rosen, author of several books based on 25 years […]

Ohitika News Upper Elementary

The Super Bowl is a lesson in Roman Numerals, predictions, and rational answers in Mrs. Ducheneaux’s third grade room.   Fourth grade January 2018 Students of the Month                  

FluView Activity Update (Key Flu Indicators)


Influenza activity increased again according to the latest FluView report. All U.S. states but Hawaii and Oregon continue to report widespread flu activity and the number of states experiencing high influenza-like illness (ILI) activity increased from 39 states plus New York City and Puerto Rico to 42 states plus New York City and the District of Columbia. At 7.1 percent, […]

South Dakota 66th Annual Picnic Notice

WHAT: 66th ANNUAL SOUTH DAKOTA PICNIC in FLORIDA (Be sure to notice the changes – different day of the week and location from last year) WHEN: Saturday, February 24, 2018, we will plan to eat at 1:00p.m. but come early to fellowship with your fellow South Dakotans. WHERE: Lakeland, Fl. – Grace Lutheran Church -745 S. Ingraham Ave. Directions: From […]

The Good Folks of Lennox Valley

Last Man Standing Raymond takes no prisoners in final hours In all my days growing up in Lennox Valley, I can’t remember a day as tense as Thursday, August 20, 1998. Old-timers still say the tension could match any moment in Valley history, before or since. As Raymond began hour six of the special edition of his daily show, “Renderings with […]

State Senate Minority Leader Billie H. Sutton

We’re finishing up the first month of the legislative session, and it has been a productive one. So far over 530 pieces of legislation have been introduced in the House and Senate. Based on these numbers it will be a very busy remainder of this legislative session. As a piece of my Integrity in Government plan, I proposed legislation this […]

Planting Trees Now


“The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The second-best time is now.” This old saying is a good description of how we have approached managing state government in the last seven years. Before us come so many issues – deferred maintenance, highways, criminal justice, teacher pay – that can’t be solved in one year. But a […]

Saluting out local school counselors


National School Counseling Week is a chance for the schools to honor their counselors whose roles are imperative to the smooth function of school systems. The roles of counselors are extensive, from providing education about social skills, mediation between students, transitioning between grades and schools, college planning, crisis management, class scheduling to administrative collaboration, counselors extend their hearts and minds […]

Lessons of Homeownership


For more than a century, the Garfield building in north Rapid City served as a schoolhouse, but today, different lessons are being learned there: the lessons of homeownership. In 2012, plans began for what’s now known as the Garfield Green Project, a mixed-income, mixed-housing development. The school itself would be converted into 12-unit apartment building while eight, single-family “Habitat for […]


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