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VA Black Hills Health Care System Facilities will be Tobacco Free

By Staff | May 22, 2019

As part of the Department of Veterans Affairs’ (VA) commitment to provide excellent health care for Veterans, VA Black Hills Health Care System (VA BHHCS) is pleased to announce that all its facilities will be tobacco free for visitors, contractors, volunteers, vendors and patients, by May 29, 2019. Department of Veterans Health Administration (VHA) published VHA Directive 1085 Smoke-Free Policy […]

E.A.G.L.E. Center presents year end awards

By Staff | May 22, 2019

E.A.G.L.E. Center I hosted its Awards Day Wednesday, May 15. ATTENDANCE AWARDS: 1st Quarter: Sydney Garreau 2nd Quarter: Sydney Garreau 1st Semester (Overall Best): Sydney Garreau 3rd Quarter: Sydney Garreau, Leroya Blue Arm-Webb 4th Quarter: Sydney Garreau, Leroya Blue Arm-Webb 2nd Semester (Overall Best): Sydney Garreau, Leroya Blue Arm-Webb Best Attendance Entire School Year: Sydney Garreau OUTSTANDING ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENT:    […]

Ducheneaux graduates from Lake Area Technical Institute

By Staff | May 22, 2019

WATERTOWN, SD – The 52nd Annual Lake Area Technical Institute graduation ceremony was held Friday, May 10, with eight hundred twenty-three graduates receiving their diplomas. The following students were presented their diplomas by Mike Cartney, President of Lake Area Tech. Jamie R. Ducheneaux, Eagle Butte, SD, Welding Technology

Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe members attend summit in Oklahoma

By Staff | May 22, 2019

Eagle Butte S.D. – May 16, 17, and 18, 2019, Cheyenne River Sioux Tribal members and a guest traveled to the homelands of the Ponca Nation, in an effort to continue building relationships with the Ponca Nation of Oklahoma and Nebraska. This included youth and adults who have been collaborating with other tribes in building a strong working relationship with […]

Keeping time under pressure

By Staff | May 22, 2019

Like the fancy dancer gliding across the dance floor, landing on the beats of the drum and floating on the melody of the singers, we get things done. Pressure is the drum beat pushing us along, enticing us to keep moving toward whatever goal or end we have set out to achieve. Sometimes the pressure gets a bit too much, […]

SDDVA Secretary Whitlock’s — A resting place for heroes

By Staff | May 22, 2019

It’s a few years into the future and a I drive past a grand entry that reads “South Dakota Veterans Cemetery” American flags line the drive as I pull into the cortege lane and exit my vehicle. I survey the South Dakota Veterans Cemetery as we prepare for the first internment of a hero who has opted to spend eternity […]

Guest Column: To those who serve

By Staff | May 22, 2019

May is National Military Appreciation Month, a time to recognize, honor, and thank all of the men and women in uniform who selflessly serve our state and nation. When I reflect on their service and sacrifice, it’s hard not to think about my dad and personal hero, Harold, and all of the men and women who today fill the ranks […]

Takini Skyhawks graduation filled with tradition and remembrance

By Staff | May 22, 2019

The Takini High School graduation and 8th Grade Moving Up Ceremony took place at Takini School Gymnasium on Thursday, May 16. Six Skyhawks achieved their high school diplomas, and sixteen eitheth graders met requirements to transition to high school. The commencement ceremony was filled with tradition, gift giving, remembrance, and honoring. Platform guests were School Board Chair June Hollow Horse, […]

SURVIVOR contestant brings presentation to Dupree School

By Staff | May 22, 2019

For people who enjoy reality TV and wonder just how much of it is ‘real’ and how much is ‘fake or altered’, listening to Holly Hoffman present would have been very enlightening.  Hoffman, from Eureka, SD, was in the season 21 of the SURVIVOR series reality show and last week she shared all about her experience with the show as […]

Dupree Elementary hosts project day

By Staff | May 22, 2019

The Dupree Elementary held a project day on Wednesday, May 15.  Students completed projects from many different subject areas wich were on display throughout the school.  Most students had an art piece on display from their Art class as well as projects from their classrooms that they had completed either individually or in groups during school.  Students also had the […]