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DENR seeks comments on Waterbody Report

The state Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) is seeking public comments on the draft 2020 Integrated Report. Required under the federal Clean Water Act, this report is used by the state to identify impaired waterbodies in South Dakota. The draft 2020 Integrated Report also includes the National 303(d) Program Vision. Comments from the general public, interested parties and […]

Facts about the coronavirus

The Center for Disease Control is closely monitoring an outbreak of respiratory illness caused by a new coronavirus (2019-nCoV) that was first detected in Wuhan City, Hubei Province, China and which continues to expand. Chinese health officials have reported thousands of infections in China, including outside of Hubei Province. Infections with 2019-nCoV also are being reported in a growing number […]

Maher seeks changes in state’s universities


Sen. Ryan Maher wants to make some major changes in the way the state’s universities operate. For now, though, he’s just starting with two of them. Maher, R-Isabel, is sponsoring SB55 which would require the South Dakota School of Mines and Technology and Black Hills State University to share administrations.  “If I ultimately have my way, I’d do the exact […]

Dewey County Sheriff’s Office Weekly Report

January 12: Vehicle look out assist, assignment completed/settled by contact, Timber Lake Service, Timber Lake January 13: Welfare check, gone on arrival (GOA)/unable to locate (UTL), Hwy. 20 & 63 Junction west of Timber Lake January 13: Non-injury accident, handled by officer/Deputy, North Hwy. 65 & 20 Junction, Isabel January 13: Traffic stop, warning issued, Hwy. 20 MM 170 January […]

Following the dream: C-EB alumni begin nursing school at SDSU


Getting accepted into the South Dakota State University nursing program is no easy task. The application requirements include completion of prerequisite courses, a minimum GPA of 2.7, and a written essay explaining why you want to become a nurse. Of the hundreds of applicants who applied for the 64 slots available at the main campus in Brookings, and the limited […]

Church fire under investigation, warrant issued

Although a fire destroyed the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints chapel in Cherry Creek on Thursday, January 9, church services have continued, said missionary Elder Gary Morgan. For the past few weeks, Sunday service has been held in a residents’ home and that will continue for now, said Morgan. Church leaders have been talking about what’s next for […]

Darrel Eagle Staff in Hawaii: Part II


When Darrel Eagle Staff toured the Pearl Harbor National Monument in Hawaii last month, an informational video about the early morning attack on December 7, 1949 was presented to visitors before they were boarded onto a boat which would take them to the sunken USS Arizona. Although Darrel was thousands of miles away from the homelands of his people, and […]

Cook of the Month: Brett Curry


Brett Curry is a member of the Veteran Service Corps. He has lived in Promise since 2017. Growing up in Hollywood, Florida, grandma’s house was a safe place for Brett Curry, who is the middle child of three boys. “Every time we went to my grandmother’s house, I was the one who ended up in the kitchen helping her cook,” […]

Roghair serves as Senate Page

With the state legislative session in full swing, opportunities abound and recently, Maria Roghair, of Isabel, served as a Senate page. She was sponsored by Senator Ryan Maher, R-Isabel. A senior at Sunshine Bible Academy, Maria is the daughter of Brice and Anne Roghair of Isabel. She said serving as a page will help her decide if one day she […]

Blood drive at Beck Motor Company

Pierre-Ft. Pierre residents are gearing up for a community blood drive. “With fewer people donating blood, some parts of the country run the risk of having critical blood shortages,” said Abbie of Vitalant, formerly United Blood Services. To make sure there is a dependable blood supply locally, Beck Motor Company has scheduled a community blood drive at their location from […]


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