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Annual Veterans Day Program

American Legion Post 308 will hold their annual Veterans Day Program on Monday, November 11 at the Veterans Center in Eagle Butte.  Events will begin at 11:00 a.m. with flag raising, followed by a 21-gun salute and the playing of TAPS.  Guest speaker will be U.S. Army veteran Brett Curry.  Roll call will be performed in remembrance of veterans who […]

Veterans Day

Dupree School will be holding their annual Veterans Day Program on Monday, Nov. 11 at 1:30 p.m. The program will be held in the new gym and the guest speaker will be Jacob Anderson. The entire school and music department will be involved as they honor veterans. Community members are encouraged to attend.

Change for Takini School entrance

The front entrance of Takini school is closed due to construction for the Americans with Disabilities Act Compliance Project. The back entrance of the school is now utilized as the main entrance. A buzzer system is in place. A post from the school Facebook page stated, “Please be patient with us while we are ensuring our school meets handicap accessible […]

New contact info for Harry’s Hall

Harry’s Hall in Dupree has  new contact information. For reservations, please call Jessie Donovan or Virginia Hertel at 365-5173. Both are available at this number from 8:00 – 5:00 Monday through Friday.

Schools join forces for CPI professional development training


Teachers and staff from Cheyenne-Eagle Butte, Takini School and Tiospaye Topa School gathered Wed., Oct. 30 for CPI Training, instructed by C-EB’s Officer Donnie Mitchell and TTS Principal Brent Mareska.  The training consists of various ways in which a staff member can address an aggressive or violent encounter with another student or staff member, including learning ways to deescalate an […]

Cook of the Month: Stacy Lee


Stacy Lee’s compassion shows in all that she has accomplished — she is the Food Service Manager with the Bureau of Indian Education at Cheyenne-Eagle Butte School in Eagle Butte. Lee has been working in this position for 15 years, and has over 20 total years with the BIE. She also worked with other schools including Takini and Dupree before […]

New phone number for LOWI School

LOWI School has a new phone number and can now be reached: 605-964-LOWI (5694). The old number was 605-964-2805. 

Wes Studi makes history as first Native American to win an Oscar


On Sunday, October 27, renowned 71 year-old Cherokee actor Wes Studi made history at the 11th Annual Governors Awards when he received the an Academy Award- the first time a Native American actor has ever received the honor. “I am proud to be here tonight as the first Indigenous Native American to receive an Academy Award. It’s about time!” said […]

Descendent of Wounded Knee Massacre commander to visit Cheyenne River

Brad Upton of Longmont, Colorado made headlines last year when he came out and publicly announced that his great-great grandfather was James Forsyth who was the U.S. Army regimental commander of the 7th Calvary who slaughtered over 200 men, women and children at Wounded Knee Creek on December 29, 1980. In an interview with the Rapid City Journal last December, […]

Kathy Olsen Photography: a snapshot into Kathy’s world


Kathy Olsen owns Kathy Olsen Photography and is well-known for her photos, which are regularly featured in the West River Eagle. In true home-grown fashion, Kathy operates her business out of Dupree, where she is from and where she currently works as a fourth grade teacher at Dupree School. A Tigers alumni, she went on to Black Hills State University […]


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