American Legion celebrates centennial at District 1 Fall Meeting


American Legion veterans from across the state converged at the Old Agency Building for the annual District 1 Fall Meeting on Sunday, September 29 for Legion business and the celebration of the centennial of the Legion and the American Legion Auxiliary (ALA). The Auxiliary is an extension of the American Legion and is the world’s largest volunteer patriotic service organization, comprised of […]

Body pulled from Cheyenne River, case under investigation


On September 19, human remains were reportedly found on southern shoreline of the Cheyenne River, near the community of Bridger. Because the remains were found off the reservation, the case fell under the jurisdiction of Haakon County. The Haakon County Sheriff’s office said the incident is currently under investigation and could not comment on the matter. According to an official […]

Dupree Schools receive report cards from the state


Each year the South Dakota Department of Education releases data on standardized test results, attendance, staffing preparation/education, and other areas which examine how schools in South Dakota are performing.  Testing information for the high school category is based off scores from the junior class and is analyzed in the “College/Career Readiness” percentage. That percentage is calculated using a formula that incorporates the […]

Breast cancer survival rates soar

A breast cancer diagnosis can be a devastating blow. Upon receiving such a diagnosis, people may begin to ask questions about treatment and the impact cancer may have on their personal lives. Many people who are diagnosed with cancer also begin to wonder about their mortality. An estimated 266,120 new cases of invasive breast cancer and 63,960 new cases of […]

Dances With Wolves: Stories and memories from local folks

With the 30th anniversary of the filming of Dances With Wolves, we asked local folks to share stories and memories that had about the production, which was a huge news around the area. Here are stories that were shared with us, with some good and not-so-good memories: My late grandmother and her husband, Clarence and Loretta Runs After, acted in […]

When Hollywood came to the plains: Remembering “Dances with Wolves”


(Editor’s note: this story was written by David Rookhuyzen and was published in the Capital Journal June 13, 2014. It was 30 years ago in September 1989 that production and filming occurred around the Pierre and Ft. Pierre area.) A $19 million budget. Initial run time of three hours. Estimated worldwide earnings of $424 million. Seven Academy Awards, including best […]

Hawkwing creates a “new town” and brings therapeutic methods to Cheyenne River


Cherry Creek has a new skyline after the recent construction of “toddler town” near the Cherry Creek Youth Center. On Tuesday, September 24, volunteers gathered to assemble several toddler playhouses and playsets that were graciously donated by the Hawkwing organization.  In addition to the play area, a pergola was built, creating an open space for families to relax while children […]

Dupree Blood Drive a success

16 units of life-saving blood were donated at the Dupree blood drive on Sep. 24. A total of 14 people donated, including three first-time donors. Their blood donations will help forty-eight people who need transfusions. Refreshments were provided byRhonda Collins.   The next scheduled drive is November 26, from 2:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. at the Catholic Church Hall.

James Menard

Funeral Arrangements for James Menard age 81 of Eagle Butte, SD are pending with Oster Funeral Home of Mobridge, SD. James Menard passed away peacefully on September 30, 2019 in Rapid City, SD surrounded by loved ones.

Upper Elementary News…

Meeting the Newspaper Club   Celebrating National Newspaper Week!   Meet Hope! By Hope N. Shorty My name is Hope Noelani Shorty. I joined Newspaper Club because I always wanted to know how it feels to be a journalist.  I always wanted to join a different after-school activity other than archery. Newspaper Club interested me in 5th grade, but I had a […]


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