Talking to your kids about COVID-19: Mental health professionals weigh in


As American families approach another week of closed schools and social distancing recommendations, Black Hills State University psychology professor Emilia Flint, Ph.D., LP, and her colleague at Black Hills Psychology, Tara Ginter, LPC-MH, provide age-specific guidance for talking with your kids about COVID-19. Preschool Children: Recognize that preschool children may be a bit more fussy right now. They are responding […]

Cook of the Month: Evelyn Anderson

Talking with Evelyn Anderson is like speaking to an encyclopedia of 20th century American cooking. She loves to cook and bake and specializes in the kind of cooking that our mothers and grandmothers and most church ladies would recognize. Evelyn Rae Thomas was born in 1936 in the Kramer Community Hospital in Dupree, South Dakota. She was last of eight […]

Dupree School partners with area groups to provide meals for students


During the pandemic and mandated school closures, the Dupree School faculty and staff have been doing all they can to maintain quality education while addressing the nutritional needs of their students. Throughout the week, the faculty and staff were at the school preparing lessons for students which were then either sent home via packets or by email. Since Dupree School […]

Are your kids bored? “Be an Explorer” series uses Facebook Live to introduce them to science


The South Dakota Discovery Center is offering free science content via Facebook Live every Monday-Friday from 10:00-10:20 a.m., while schools are closed. The program, “Be an Explorer,” was developed for grades 2-5 and aims to remotely engage children with scientific learning. Adults and younger children also find the activities fun—make sure all participants have their shoes ready! Everyone can be […]

South Dakota beef producers reeling from COVID-19 epidemic and price irregularities

The COVID-19 pandemic has turned a bad situation for South Dakota beef producers into a crisis in which low market prices and corresponding revenue losses may force some ranchers into bankruptcy. Beef producers are seeing what in January was an $80 profit on each animal sold fall to a $75 loss per head in March. For a farmer with 400 […]

USDA calls for peer reviewers for proposals to help socially disadvantaged and veteran farmers and ranchers

The U.S. Department of Agriculture seeks qualified individuals to serve as peer reviewers to evaluate proposals that support socially disadvantaged and veteran farmers and ranchers. Panelists will review fiscal year 2020 proposals for the Outreach and Assistance for Socially Disadvantaged Farmers and Ranchers and Veteran Farmers and Ranchers Program (also known as the 2501 Program). This program is administered by […]

ZCHS names 2019 Historian of the Year

Darla Vrooman has been named the Ziebach County Historical Society 2019 Historian of the Year. She was nominated by Bev Birkeland and Shawn Olsen, both who praised her contributions to the Pioneer Days Fun Runs, annual Ziebach County Bus Tours, and since 2004, her active participation in the Historical Society. With Vrooman’s help, the Fun Run grows bigger each year, […]

Ziebach County Historical Society 2020 Bus Tour plans

The Ziebach County Historical Society Board of Directors has set the date of Saturday, May 2 for the 2020 bus tour of historic sites in southwest Ziebach County. An alternate weather date was also set for June 6. After several attempts to hold this tour in 2019, the Board hopes the weather and travel conditions will be more cooperative for […]

Governor Noem proclaims Vietnam Veterans Day

At the request of the South Dakota Department of Veterans Affairs, Governor Kristi Noem has proclaimed Sunday, March 29, 2020, as “Vietnam Veterans Recognition Day,” calling on all South Dakotans to recognize the courage, service and sacrifice of the men and women who served during the Vietnam War.      Some served as ground troops in a combat capacity in […]

How to protect livestock in extreme weather

Extreme weather is seldom fun for anyone. Although people often have the means to escape inclement weather, animals are at the mercy of their caregivers. Protecting animals during extreme weather is not restricted to domesticated pets. Those who have livestock on their properties must recognize that these animals will need various levels of care as well. Animals such as chickens, […]

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