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Remains of 9 Lakota children who died at Pennsylvania boarding school are returned to Rosebud

By Kimmy Scherer | July 21, 2021

The remains of nine Lakota children who died at a boarding school in Carlisle, Penn., were returned after 140 years to their home on the Rosebud Sioux Indian Reservation in South Dakota on Friday, July 16. On Friday morning, a tribal delegation, including ancestors and a tribal motorcycle group, crossed the Missouri River via the Chief Standing Bear Bridge from Nebraska into […]

Meetings

By Kimmy Scherer | July 21, 2021

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By Kimmy Scherer | July 21, 2021

New mural welcomes visitors to Eagle Butte and proclaims: Mitákuye Oyášiŋ, “We are all related.”

By Kimmy Scherer | July 14, 2021

The 7th annual Red Can Graffiti Jam took place July 7-10 in Eagle Butte, sponsored by the Cheyenne River Youth Project (CRYP). Massive Mural of Mitákuye Oyášiŋ The heart of the four-day celebration was the creation of a massive mural on one of the old IHS apartment buildings as one enters Eagle Butte. This year, for the first time, the RedCan Jam […]

From the Editorial Board

By Kimmy Scherer | July 14, 2021

It’s a week of art in Eagle Butte and in the West River Eagle! Last week we were regaled with new art throughout town thanks to the RedCan Graffiti Jam. The new mural on Main St. is AMAZING. It declares to everyone that “We are all related” in our town and across the Lakota nation. Mitákuye Oyášin. This week we […]

Political Voices: Where’s the Beef ?

By Kimmy Scherer | July 14, 2021

America’s meat supply is a matter of national security. If we don’t control our own food supply, then we don’t control our own destiny. South Dakota feeds the world, and we do it better than anybody else. We have more head of cattle per-person than any other state. But anticompetitive practices in the meatpacking industry are threatening that way of […]

Home and Garden Tips

By Kimmy Scherer | July 14, 2021

Greetings everyone, I hope all is well with everyone. This week I will cover some home and garden tips. Garden Tips  Watering. Almost everyone got some much-needed rain last week. The return of high temperatures in the 90s is normal for this area, along with wind, so don’t back off on your watering plan since what rain did come down […]

Prairie Doc Perspectives: The Butterfly Effect

By Kimmy Scherer | July 14, 2021

My daughter recently brought home a monarch caterpillar. We cared for it in a container making sure it had a supply of fresh milkweed leaves and kept its cage clean. It seemed perfectly content to munch on leaves all day. After a few days it hung upside-down from the lid of the cage and we waited for it to form […]

Youth to run in healing and solidarity from Mobridge to Minnesota

By Kimmy Scherer | July 14, 2021

On Sunday July 18, twenty-four runners will begin a relay from Mobridge, through SouthDakota and Wisconsin, ending in Minnesota at a water protector camp near the Enbridge Line 3 pipeline near Perch Lake Township. The runners will depart around 9:00 am near the drive-in movie theater and all are welcome to come see them off. Donations of supplies, snacks, water, food and […]

West River Eagle Local Weather Outlook

By Kimmy Scherer | July 14, 2021

Clear Skies and Lighter Winds Saturday, High Winds Return Sunday Thursday sunshine will give way to heavy clouds and high winds in excess of 30mph on Friday.  The expect a high temperature of 66°F and a low of 26°F.  Windchill will make it feel about 20°F colder.  There is a 20% likelihood of precipitation, given projected atmospheric conditions “pop-up” thunderstorms […]