About Kimmy Scherer

South Dakota supports Breastfeeding

By Kimmy Scherer | August 11, 2021

In acknowledgement of the importance of breastfeeding to the health of South Dakota, Gov. Kristi Noem has proclaimed August 2021 as Breastfeeding Month.   South Dakota joins the nation and world in celebrating and supporting World Breastfeeding Week and National Breastfeeding Month through the theme ‘Every Step of the Way’ as support is essential to success and longevity.  Breastfeeding significantly […]

Virtual cancer support: GRYT Health fills need for remote connection during pandemic and beyond

By Kimmy Scherer | August 11, 2021

GRYT Health is a virtual cancer organization that was started and is run by cancer patients, survivors, caregivers and researchers. Approximately 80% of their staff has personally experienced cancer.  A GRYT Health Community member said being involved with GRYT Health was her saving grace during her cancer treatments. “Even before the pandemic, going through cancer treatments can be extremely isolating,” […]

Noem releases misleading statement on CRT in SD schools as politicians use Critical Race Theory to widen American political divide

By Kimmy Scherer | August 11, 2021

Governor Kristi Noem released a statement regarding Critical Race Theory (CRT) on August 5 in response to a four-page report from the South Dakota Board of Regents, the body charged with oversight of higher education in the state. In its statement, the SD Board of Regents sought to clarify the use of CRT in the state’s institutions of higher education, […]

Merlin Bruguier

By Kimmy Scherer | August 11, 2021

Merlin J. Bruguier, Sr., age 56, of Green Grass, entered the Spirit World on Monday, August 2, 2021, at Eagle Butte, South Dakota.  A wake service will begin at 4 PM (MST), Thursday, August 12, 2021 at the CRST Bingo Hall at Eagle Butte. Funeral Services will begin at 10 AM (MST), Friday, August 13, 2021, at the CRST Bingo […]

Aaron Thomas (Lefty) Lafferty

By Kimmy Scherer | August 11, 2021

Aaron Thomas (Lefty) Lafferty, 34, Red Wing, died Thursday, August 5, 2021, at North Memorial Health Hospital in Robbinsdale, MN, surrounded by his family. He was born August 6, 1986, to Anne Marie Lafferty in Eagle Butte, SD. Visitation and services will be held on Friday, August 13, 2021, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.at Colvill Courtyard in Colvill Park 507 […]

U.S. Department of Agriculture/Farm Service Agency News

By Kimmy Scherer | August 11, 2021

The Corson, Dewey, Meade, Perkins, and Ziebach County FSA offices would like to keep you informed of the following items important to USDA programs.  If you have any questions please contact the Corson County office at 605-273-4506 ext 2, Dewey County office at 865-3522 ext 2, Meade County at 347-4952 ext 2, Perkins at 244-5222 ext 2 or Ziebach County […]

E-edition08-12-2021

By Kimmy Scherer | August 11, 2021

Cheyenne River moves to Level 3 of the Coronavirus Response Plan

By Kimmy Scherer | August 04, 2021

Cheyenne River went up to Level 3 this week. We went from “low risk and minimal threat to public health” to “moderate risk and medium threat to public health.” This means a curfew is now in place from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. MDT. Masks are still required. In his daily broadcast on August 3, Chairman Harold Frazier said, “as of today […]

Prayer runners trek from Standing Rock to Line 3

By Kimmy Scherer | August 04, 2021

There are time when people exhibit the best in humanity; when they show their true nature to one another, and in doing so inspire a nation. Though the Olympics are happening on the other side of the world, the most difficult running in the world just took place between Standing Rock and northern Minnesota. The miles were run by some of the […]

West River Eagle Local Weather Outlook

By Kimmy Scherer | August 04, 2021

Slight relief from heat wave on the way The weekend will be slightly cooler than last week but not by much; it will still be hot. It is, after all, August on the prairie. This year, August is likely to be one of the driest on record.  The UDSA has upgraded their drought assessment for our area to level 3, […]