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Urban Americans say they care about farmers’ and ranchers’ plight

By Alaina Beautiful Bald Eagle | June 03, 2020

We do care. A simple yet powerful message. And one Jack Bilheimer, a retired L.A. County, California law enforcement officer wanted to convey to South Dakota family farmers after he learned of their plight watching the May 3 broadcast of “60-Minutes.” “Farming and ranching goes way back to the beginning of our wonderful country. I may be over here, in […]

Calvin “Red” Traversie

By Alaina Beautiful Bald Eagle | June 03, 2020

Funeral services for Calvin “Red” Traversie, age 78, of Ridgeview were at 10:30 AM, MT, Tuesday, June 2, 2020 at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Ridgeview. Visitation was one hour prior to services. Burial was at the St. Joseph’s Catholic Cemetery under the direction of Kesling Funeral Home of Mobridge. Red passed away Thursday, May 28, 2020 at St. Alexis […]

Homer Billy Cook II

By Alaina Beautiful Bald Eagle | June 03, 2020

NoIze Ando DeKaigh aka Homer Billy Cook II, age 38, of Eagle Butte, SD, entered the Spirit World on Friday, May 29, 2020 at the Cheyenne River Health Center at Eagle Butte. He is survived by three daughters, Althena Cook, Mission, SD, Aveline Cook, Eagle Butte, AnaLeta Yellowbird, Harding, MT. Parents, Gloria Landreaux of Eagle Butte, SD and Homer Cook, […]

Ansonia Marie Black Bird

By Alaina Beautiful Bald Eagle | June 03, 2020

Ansonia Marie Black Bird, age 58, of Pierre, SD, entered the Spirit World on Monday, May 25, 2020 at Pierre.  Ansonia is survived by her son, Bradley Black Bird of Pierre, three daughters, Sonia Black Bird and Shannon Black Bird of Pierre and Lillian White Eyes-Jeffries of Yuma, AZ. One brother, Ron Black Bird, Sr. of Eagle Butte. One sister, […]

Torin E. Iron Hawk

By Alaina Beautiful Bald Eagle | June 03, 2020

Torin E. Iron Hawk, age 49, of Red Scaffold, entered the Spirit World on Tuesday, May 26, 2020 at the Monument Health Hospital in Rapid City, SD.  He is survived by two daughters: Laney Iron Hawk of Phoenix, AZ and Lynnae Iron Hawk of Marty, SD. His parents, Mathew and Prairie Rose Iron Hawk of Ash Creek, SD. Two brothers, […]

Grain bin accidents and deaths rising due to poor crop conditions

By Alaina Beautiful Bald Eagle | June 03, 2020

Wet and cold weather in 2019 have created a dangerous situation this year for South Dakota farmers who store grain in bins, heightening a risk of entrapment or death that has existed on farms for generations. The number of reported grain entrapments across the country rose by 27% from 2018 to 2019, and deaths rose by 53% that year. South […]

Help fight COVID-19 by quitting smoking or vaping

By Alaina Beautiful Bald Eagle | June 03, 2020

Smoking cigarettes and vaping impair the lungs’ ability to fight off infections from viruses like COVID-19. People who smoke cigarettes or e-cigarettes are more likely to get sick and recover slower from respiratory infections. Let’s break down the science of why this happens. Air tubes are lined with cilia, which look like tiny hairs. The cilia’s job is to help […]

2019-2020 Dupree School JH/HS Academic and Athletic Awards

By Alaina Beautiful Bald Eagle | June 03, 2020

The Dupree JH/HS Academic Awards and Athletic Awards as listed alphabetically by student. The list includes 7th-12th grade students that staff chose for awards. When a course subject is listed, the student was one chosen as of either one or two of the top students from that course. This spring, some of the JH/HS staff that teach core subjects, including the […]

Preparing for natural disasters

By Alaina Beautiful Bald Eagle | June 03, 2020

Natural disasters are increasing in severity and frequency. However, studies show that advance planning can keep individuals healthier and safer and support faster recovery for communities. And one of the most effective ways to prepare is by enforcing up-to-date building codes. Studies show that adopting the International Residential and Building Codes generates a national benefit of $11 for every $1 […]

Senator Rounds’ Column: Coming back stronger

By Alaina Beautiful Bald Eagle | June 03, 2020

For the past few months, South Dakotans have done a good job of distancing to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Compared to other states, we have a very low number of cases and some of our counties have no cases at all. More and more businesses are opening their doors, and in most cases they are following safety guidelines outlined […]