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Handgames competitions engage students in traditions

Dupree, Takini, Tiospaye Topa and C-EB schools sent handgames teams to compete the Dakota Oyate Challenge (DOC) this past weekend. There are elementary, high school and junior high categories. Dupree’s junior high team, pictured on page 7b, competed not only in the DOC, but also competed in the Old Agency Handgame tournament taking first in both. The high school team, […]

Winter finally releases sled-worthy snow

Local teen apprehended for questioning in shooting

The Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe Tribal Police and Rapid City Police Departments announced the apprehension of sixteen-year-old Dante Tyrone Jimi Johnson at a gas station on LaCrosse street in Rapid City Saturday morning. According to a flyer released by the CRST tribal police last Thursday, Johnson is identified as a “person who may have information regarding an incident that took […]

Automated tax returns not impacted by partial government shutdown IRS says

According to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) website, process times for tax returns will be similar to times experienced in previous years — if those returns are filed electronically. Despite working with a reduced staff during the partial government shutdown, or “Appropriations Lapse,” tax returns filed electronically will not require the staffing that paper filed returns require. Walk-in tax services […]

DHS Drama Club competes at Fine Arts Regional One Act Play Contest

Dupree School competed for the first time ever at the SDHSAA Fine Arts Regional One Act Play Contest in Timber Lake. Their JH/HS cast and crew for the serious drama, LOCKDOWN, about a potential intruder in the school, were among the eight schools to compete. The other competing schools were Timber Lake, Selby, Sully Buttes, Faulkton, Gettysburg, Edmunds Central (Roscoe […]


Organizations work together to ease pain of government shutdown

The partial government shutdown has thrown a wrench in the day-to-day operations of government agencies that operate on continuing resolution funding, and a bolt into the operations of agencies who received forward funds for the fiscal year. For example, Bureau of Indian Affairs agencies are currently operating on skeletal crews and those working are most likely not being paid. However, […]

Fatal shooting leads to manhunt

A young CRST man was fatally wounded this weekend as a result of a shooting in the “No Heart” neighborhood. Marcus Antonio, also identified as Marcus Clark was the victim. According to Tribal Police Chief Charles LeCompte and Remi Beautiful Bald Eagle with the Tribal Chairman’s office, law enforcement is looking for people of interest in the case. As of […]

A white lining coated the edges of Eagle Butte this past weekend

Dupree school realizes plans toward student safety; prepares for the future

The Dupree school board met Jan. 14, and heard reports of  completion of the remodeled front office, updates on the security system, and concerns about the junior high football equipment. The board also took action on the revision of two more board policies and the adoption of the 2019-2020 school calendar. Superintendent Gail Swenson reported that the new office area […]

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