A home run for South Dakota


When the Air Force recently announced that Ellsworth Air Force Base would be the nation’s first home to the new B-21 training and operational squadrons, South Dakota received what is nothing short of amazing news. It cannot be overstated what this means for the for the region, for the state, and for the entire nation. And if any base deserved […]

South Dakota grit in the face of storms


Earlier this month, our state was hit by a bomb cyclone – an unusual name to match unu-sual circumstances. The middle of our state got buried in snow, while the southeast corner was devastated by four inches of rain fallen on frozen ground, sending it into the river and causing major flooding throughout the region. As soon as it was […]

Dignity in work


I grew up in a large working-class family in central South Dakota. My parents worked hard, every single day. So did I, and so did my brother and my sisters. Even with that hard work, there were times when we needed help from government to get by. I am who I am today because of the experiences of both welfare […]

Mullen buys Eagle Butte, Gettysburg and Mobridge papers from Atkinsons

At 12:30 p.m. the staff of the West River Eagle gathered in the general managers office. It was an unexpected meeting made at the request of the owner. The paper had sold. J. Louis Mullen, of Buffalo, Wyoming, purchased the operations of the West River Eagle of Eagle Butte, the Mobridge Tribune, the Monday Reminder and the Potter County News […]

Flood waters recede; BIA 3 left in pieces


The long cold spell this winter held the snow in check, but once the cold spell broke, the melt caused major flooding in areas across CRST. According to Director of the CRST Department of Transportation Dakota Longbrake, damages to roads on the reservation are likely to meet minimal estimates to warrant assistance from other agencies, in particular from the Federal […]

C-EB prom-goers dazzle in classic, 1920’s style


C-EB’s prom was a success, with young men and women from not only C-EB High School, but students invited from schools across the reservation and from other reservations in the state. Students and staff dazzled parents and each other with their elegant 1920’s dressed and suits, hairstyles and accessories. The junior class showed themselves and the seniors how simplicity can […]

C-EB classroom happenings

Cooperative By Nevaeh Brinston, student reporter In room 246 our class is cooperative and are looking for more challenges. Classmates are bonding and working to accomplish their goals. Sometimes there are struggles in this classroom that’s when we have to work even harder, but at the end we will reach our goals. Devil’s Tower In the third and fourth grade […]

Tiospaye Topa school brings Pinocchio to life


“Places, everyone! Action!” The Tiospaye Topa School presented Missoula Children’s Theatre production, “Pinochhio” on Friday, March 23. The first showing started at 2:00 p.m. allowing students and staff to the enjoy the play, and second showing was at 5:30 for community members. Students cast in the production ranged from elementary to high school and they spent the entire week practicing […]

Coach Lends His Horse takes track team to fill sand bags


When Senior Fallynn Cloud Eagle arrived at track practice, she had no idea she would be playing in the sand. Coach Trina Lends His Horse told everyone to keep their street clothes on and load up, they were heading to Game, Fish and Parks to fill sandbags, Cloud Eagle said. “Track is so much more than just a race!” Lends […]

Robot training at Tiospaye Topa

Robot training at Tiosapya Topa was held on March 19. Part of the STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) training of the twenty first century. Nurturing a child’s imagination is what the Sphero Education is catering to. By incorporating  STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) children are learning by driving small robots(size of a softball) across a gym floor. The […]


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