About Alaina Adakai

Cheyanne Lynn Crane

By Alaina Adakai | September 11, 2019

Funeral for Cheyanne Lynn Crane age 44 of Albuquerque, NM, and formerly of Eagle Butte, SD will be at 10:00 AM, MT on Wednesday, September 11, 2019 at the Old Agency Building in Eagle Butte, SD. Mother Margaret Watson and Rev. Richard Charging Eagle will be officiating.  Burial will be at Ascension Episcopal Church Cemetery in Blackfoot, SD under the […]

Juan Turning Heart

By Alaina Adakai | September 11, 2019

Juan Turning Heart, 52 of Bear Creek passed away Monday, September 02, 2019 at his home. Funeral services will be 10:00 a.m. MDT, Wednesday, September 11, 2019 at the CRST Bingo Hall, Eagle Butte. Burial will follow at Good Shepherd Episcopal Cemetery, Little Eagle. One-hour visitation will be held at the Blue Gym in Little Eagle prior to burial. Wake […]

Wilma Straighthead

By Alaina Adakai | September 11, 2019

Wilma Straighthead, 68 of Bear Creek passed away Thursday, September 5, 2019 at I.H.S. Hospital, Eagle Butte. Funeral services will be 10:00 a.m. MDT, Saturday, September 14, 2019 at the CRST Bingo Hall, Eagle Butte. Burial will follow at Straighthead Cemetery, Bear Creek, SD. Wake services will be at 7:00 p.m., Friday, September 13, 2019 at the bingo hall, Eagle […]

Clevia Hale

By Alaina Adakai | September 11, 2019

Clevia Hale, 46 of Eagle Butte passed away Monday, September 09, 2019 at her daughters’ home in Fort Pierre, SD. Funeral services are currently pending. Luce Funeral Chapel of Eagle Butte has been entrusted with Clevia’s arrangements.

Michael Condon Sr

By Alaina Adakai | September 11, 2019

Michael Condon Sr., 67 of Dupree, SD passed away Monday, September 09, 2019 at I.H.S. Hospital, Eagle Butte. Funeral services are currently pending. Luce Funeral Chapel of Eagle Butte has been entrusted with Michael’s arrangements.

Fair softball tournament knows “it” out of the park

By Alaina Adakai | September 11, 2019

This year’s fair softball tournaments ran smoothly, thanks to the cooperation and understanding of the teams who participated, the use of ASA certified umps from Pierre, and the organizers’ adherence to the policies they promised. Organizers Kim Claymore-Knight and Bernita In the Woods shared methods in the approach. Games started on time, and the women stuck to the same time […]

A look back at the 67th Annual CRST Fair & Rodeo

By Alaina Adakai | September 11, 2019

Cool temperatures, fog, and rain, did not deter thousands of people from enjoying the 67th Annual Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe Fair and Rodeo, over the Labor Day weekend. Events kicked off on Tuesday with the Takoja Games at the City of Eagle Butte softball field, where children enjoyed games and activities, along with a kids obstacle course, happily claiming their reward of […]

By Alaina Adakai | September 11, 2019

Cheyenne-Eagle Butte girls’ volleyball teams posed a challenge to the Crow Creek Chieftains Thursday night. They got off to a slow start in game one, scoring 15 points to the Chieftains’ 25 points. However, their set made it to four games, with the Braves keeping the score close in games two (22-25) and four (20-25) but only taking the win […]

For the love of the game: Spotlight on Russell Benoist

By Alaina Adakai | September 11, 2019

In these parts, Russell Benoist is a legend in the softball world. For 37 years he has been announcing ball games on Cheyenne River, including the softball tournaments during the annual CRST Fair and Rodeo. According to Benoist, he started out playing fast pitch in Lake Andes while his wife attended college in Huron. The game took him on many […]

Dupree School Board takes care of basics

By Alaina Adakai | September 11, 2019

In stark contrast to the lengthy board meetings of the 2017-18 board meetings, the Dupree School Board covered a lot of ground in a relatively short, hour-long meeting, with much of the information discussed revolving around the school’s increase in student population and need for both staff and space expansion. Middle School/High School Principal Russ Budmayr said, “Personally, I feel […]