About Kimmy Scherer

“If you build it, they will come.”

By Kimmy Scherer | September 15, 2021

PHOTOS COURTESY OF CITY OF EAGLE BUTTE The City of Eagle Butte recently completed a new corn hole course and hosted an inaugural tournament at the Lakeside Gold Course Club House this past weekend. Competitors tested out the course day and night. Course designers and builders worked throughout last week to complete the course. Looking at the course lit up […]

Durable Medical Equipment supports quality of life during COVID and beyond

By Kimmy Scherer | September 15, 2021

In the early 2000s the folks at Missouri Breaks realized there was a huge need for medical supplies in the Cheyenne River area. As a result, Missouri Breaks launched its Durable Medical Equipment division to meet the need. Little did they know the key role the company would play to protect Native peoples in the global pandemic two decades later. Serving the […]

Lady Braves volleyball returns to the court at Mobridge-Pollock Invitational Volleyball Tournament

By Kimmy Scherer | September 15, 2021

The Lady Braves traveled to Mobridge on September 11 to participate in the Mobridge-Pollock Invitational Volleyball Tournament, which involved eight teams from around the region: Cheyenne-Eagle Butte, Herreid/Selby, Ipswich, McIntosh, Mobridge-Pollack, North Central, Stanley County, and Timber Lake. With only one Lady Braves match played so far this season (They beat McLaughlin.) due to COVID wreaking havoc at the start of the […]

Cheyenne-Eagle Butte First Days of School

By Kimmy Scherer | September 15, 2021

PHOTOS COURTESY OF  CHEYENNE-EAGLE BUTTE SCHOOLS Cheyenne-Eagle Butte Schools excitedly welcomed learners back for the 2021-2022 school year! Teachers worked eagerly to prepare their classrooms to start the year off well and students were excited to see each other when in-person learning resumed. With the partnership of the community, we are able to accomplish a lot to kick off the […]

Another “Never Forget” Moment in American History

By Kimmy Scherer | September 15, 2021

Cheyenne River women travel to DC to support Remove the Stain Act As we honored the innocent victims and first responders on that fateful day 20 years ago on September 11, Indigenous communities in South Dakota are not forgetting a pivotal moment in history that led to intergenerational trauma that still exists today. One of many “Never Forget” moments in […]

From the Editorial Board

By Kimmy Scherer | September 15, 2021

We’re in the last days of summer sliding into fall. School and fall sports started and gardeners are starting to think about final harvest and how long we can draw out the tomato crop. It’s a bittersweet time and the paper this week holds both sweetness and bite. We have a great story about the Durable Medical Equipment business in […]

Requesting Correction: Thirty years of federal service

By Kimmy Scherer | September 15, 2021

Dear Editor, In your September 9th issue of the West River Eagle, it is noted on page 12 in the Cheyenne – Eagle Butte School 2021-2022 Service Awards ceremony – BIE Honorably Mentioned: Nearing 30 years: Douglas Petersen. This statement is incorrect. The following is the correct information: Douglas Petersen’s last teacher day with Cheyenne-Eagle Butte was on June 14, […]

Reflections and Recipes from Granny Grace

By Kimmy Scherer | September 15, 2021

“Confessions of a Get-by Cook” Many years ago I heard, “A spotless house is the sign of a wasted life.” I tend to agree.  Judging by that one criteria, we can safely say that my life has not been wasted. I’ve never had a spotless house and don’t expect I ever will. I would also say that a day spent […]

Political Voices: Remembering 9/11 as a Congressional Staffer

By Kimmy Scherer | September 15, 2021

Tuesday, September 11, 2001. It was like every other day working for then-Congressman John Thune on Capitol Hill. I was a staff assistant at the time and our office, the Longworth House Office Building, was located adjacent to the Capitol.  A few minutes past nine the phone rang – it was our Chief of Staff – he was in South […]

Home and Garden Tips

By Kimmy Scherer | September 15, 2021

Greetings everyone. I hope you have enjoyed the last few days of summer. As far as the calendar goes, the season of Fall begins September 21. If this year is anything like the past few years, we should enjoy the next couple weeks before the first flakes fly. This is the last chance for early fall deals on winter equipment. […]