About Kimmy Scherer

Illustrious Cheyenne River matriarch begins her journey

By Kimmy Scherer | November 24, 2021

Marcella Rose LeBeau 1919-2021 The community of Cheyenne River and the world are lessened by the passing of Marcella Rose LeBeau on Sunday, November 21, 2021. Word spread through tiospaye and the oyate on Saturday morning until formal announcements were made on the AP, South Dakota Public Broadcasting and Stars and Stripes. South Dakota governor Kristi Noem released a statement in praise […]

New movie about Jim Thorpe highlighted at National Native American Boarding School Healing Summit

By Kimmy Scherer | November 24, 2021

November is Native American Heritage Month, an ideal time for Indigenous and non-indigenous Americans alike to remember, honor and celebrate the life and legacy of Jim Thorpe – an icon of Native American strength and resilience.  Nedra Darling, a citizen of the Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation and a proud Cherokee Nation descendent, was a featured speaker at the National Native American Boarding […]

Happy Thanksgiving from the West River Eagle!

By Kimmy Scherer | November 24, 2021

The profiles, recipes and remembrances below are our Thanksgiving offering to you. Please enjoy them from our tiospaye to yours.   J.P. Hutson Science Correspondent J.P. is a veteran, historian, artist and science-lover. He writes our weekly weather column which is specifically tailored to the Cheyenne River micro-climates. His funny bone is a little weak and needs strengthening, so please […]

West River Eagle Local Weather Outlook

By Kimmy Scherer | November 24, 2021

Almost “Normal” for a Week There is a massive cold low-pressure system that is slowly moving inland and causing significant flooding and snowfall in British Columbia and across the northern plains. We are on the northern edge of a southwest heat ridge that is pushing the northern jet stream further north. Modeling suggests that the heat ridge will be over […]

Sacred Heart Catholic Parish 200 Club Drawings

By Kimmy Scherer | November 24, 2021

The Sacred Heart Parish of Dupree held their monthly 200 Club Drawings on Sunday, November 21, 2021 following Holy Mass & Brunch at the church hall.  Winners were: $50 — Ray Lenk, Pierre, SD;  $50 — Kami McLellan, Dupree, SD;  $25 — Thane Brooks, Dupree, SD;  $25 — Brandon Lemke, Dupree, SD;  $25 — Lee Brooks, Dupree, SD;  $25 — […]

Cheyenne River Youth Project serves 186 community members in annual “Thanks for Kids” dinner

By Kimmy Scherer | November 24, 2021

On Friday, Nov. 19, the Cheyenne River Youth Project served 186 community members in its annual “Thanks for Kids” dinner. Although this was the second consecutive drive-thru event due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, the mood was a festive one as cars lined up after sunset for to-go boxes filled with hot, homemade Indian tacos and all the fixings. “We’re […]

E.A.G.L.E. Center STEPS-UP Educational Accountability

By Kimmy Scherer | November 24, 2021

Educational accountability in its simplest definition means holding the educational system responsible for providing a good education to all students. With this in mind, E.A.G.L.E. Center teachers are writing syllabi for their classes. Each syllabus conducts an inventory of online educational programs to determine alignment with state standards, rigor, and accountability to our students and parents. Programs used for instruction include Acellus […]

Ziebach County 4-H Recognition Night

By Kimmy Scherer | November 24, 2021

The annual night of special recognition for Ziebach County 4H members returned this year, after not being held last November. During the event, held on November 19th, the 4H members and leaders enjoyed a supper, awards, a presentation about 4H Performing Arts Camp by Zoey DeLaRosa, and a photo collection by Patty Peacock that presented pictures from the 2020 and 2021 Ziebach […]

Little Moreau Conference title

By Kimmy Scherer | November 24, 2021

PHOTO COURTESY OF PATTY PEACOCK Dupree High School senior McKadyn Chasing Hawk was selected for Volleyball Little Moreau Conference Honorable Mention.

Cheyenne-Eagle Butte Braves 2021 Fall Sports Awards

By Kimmy Scherer | November 24, 2021

The C-EB Athletic Department held their 2021 Fall Sports Awards on Tuesday, November 16 in the high school gymnasium. GOLF: • TYE PAY PAY – Letter Winner & “LOWEST GROSS GOLFER” • ROBERT CLOWN – Letter Winner & “MOST DEDICATED GOLFER” CROSS COUNTRY: • LEVI ELK NATION – Letter Winner & “MOST VALUABLE RUNNER” • AKEYDA ADAMS – Letter Winner […]