Letter to the Editor…

Letter from Mersedes Rough Surface to Nicholas Scherr Dear Mr. Scherr, I suppose in our situation formalities aren’t really required, however, if there is anything that I have learned from my mother, it’s to kill those who have wronged me with kindness. Sometimes I can’t always promise this to her, and in this situation I have to say I don’t […]

Nationals: A great run


State Champ. That phrase changes when you arrive at Nationals. Instead of being the only one with that title in my event, I was now one of 54 with that title. That’s right. Fifty-four state breakaway champions. As the first round neared, I became so excited yet nervous to show what I had. I knew for a fact I had […]

Quality analysis and valid conclusions necessary in an era of Trump fodder


All sides of the political playing field and most of those spanning the space between crease their brows in bewilderment at each other. The faces of Fox News and CNN reporters mirror one another: confused, baffled, condescending and indignant. A presidential tweet hits the Internet highway and cocks crow and hens squawk. Everyone shares some level of pure disdain and […]

Lawn and Garden tips


Hello everyone and thank you for continuing to read. In the last week, we had some storms that made a mess of our gardens and landscapes. I was a gardener for years on the west coast where we had years of rain like we had last week, and as a result, we began to work with the weather pattern instead […]

Schrempp descendants gather

Violet Rost celebrates her 99th birthday

The Forever War — a good summer read


The Forever War, by Joe Haldeman was published in 1974 and was a Hugo Award winner. The novel, branded as a classic and iconic science fiction war novel, circles around the drafted soldier and physicist William Mandella, who is trained and then shipped to fight the alien race of Taurens who pose some threat to the strongholds of Earth as […]

Hometown Days begins under the tent…

Annual Emergency Response exercise

On Saturday, July 20, a full-scale emergency response exercise to test state of readiness of emergency responders was conducted near the junction of Hwy. 65 and 212, near Dupree. According to Ziebach Co. Emergency Manager Charles Red Crow, the emergency simulation was conducted by the Ziebach County Emergency Management Office and included various first responders and law enforcement agencies including […]

The Cheyenne River Youth Project will distribute school supplies to 500-Plus children on Friday, Aug. 2

EAGLE BUTTE, SD (July 18, 2019) — The Cheyenne River Youth Project has announced that it is now accepting donations for its 2019 School Supplies Drive. The official distribution is scheduled to take place at Cokata Wiconi (Center of Life) from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 2, and all members of CRYP’s Family Services program may participate […]


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