Write more letters to friends and family

In an age of instant messages, video chats and social media, the art of letter writing has become rare. But sitting down to write correspondence by hand can be a much more personal way to connect than some of the modern modes of communication. Not only does it give you ample opportunity to express yourself, it gives your recipient something […]

DSS encourages use of online, remote resources during COVID-19 situation


DSS) is asking the public to make use of its online resources instead of going out and risking exposure to COVID-19. “During these unprecedented times, the Department of Social Services is strongly encouraging the use of technology to complete some of the things you would normally do in person at one of our offices across the state. For your safety […]

Managing screen time while kids are home from school

With many kids out of school and spending more time at home, finding ways to fill the time is essential. As most parents know, it can be tempting to allow children to pass some of the extra hours using digital devices, however, research shows that managing screen time is vital for developing minds. When used in moderation and under parental […]

Motor vehicle title and registration renewals extended

The South Dakota Department of Revenue’s Motor Vehicle Division is asking law enforcement to not enforce certain expirations until May 1, 2020. The Motor Vehicle Division requests that law enforcement not ticket March 2020 registration renewals for noncommercial and commercial vehicles expiring on March 31, 2020. These individuals will be given an additional month to renew their registrations. In addition […]

A Commitment to Serve: St. Joseph’s Indian School Thrift Store

For over 20 years, St. Joseph’s Indian School Thrift Store has provided outreach support to several South Dakota communities including Eagle Butte, Wanblee, Okreek, Fort Thompson, Martin, Kyle, Allen, Mission and Potato Creek. The program typically visits each community three to four  times each year, sometimes more if there is an increase in donations. The lengthy but rewarding process starts […]

COVID-19 guidance to childcare facilities

PIERRE, S.D. – The Department of Social Services (DSS) is asking childcare providers in South Dakota to take steps to ensure that the health and safety of children, families, and providers remain top priorities in the days and weeks ahead. “Childcare facilities are a vital link to supporting working families,” Governor Noem said. “It is crucial that this system be […]

How to practice social distancing during a pandemic


As COVID-19 continued to spread across the world, it quickly became evident that the public would have to take drastic measures to slow the transmission. In addition to practicing generalized sanitation and good hygiene, people in some of the hardest-hit clusters were advised to take additional, more aggressive measures. Quarantines and travel restrictions were implemented, and the term “social distancing” […]

Dupree School Art Show

The Dupree High School Art Department recently had a small art show in conjunction with the last home basketball game of the season. Art entries included sketches, watercolors, painted furniture, as well uniquely designed clothing and shoes. Guests then voted for “Best of Show” and Hayley DePoy was awarded the honor. One of her pieces was this painted chair.

Eagle Butte Woman Indicted on Larceny and Bank Fraud Charges

United States Attorney Ron Parsons announced that an Eagle Butte, South Dakota, woman has been indicted by a federal grand jury for Larceny and Bank Fraud. Yesica Rose Lara, age 34, was indicted on March 9, 2020.  She appeared before U.S. Magistrate Judge Mark A. Moreno on March 11, 2020, and pled not guilty to the Indictment. The maximum penalty […]

Two Eagle Butte Women Indicted on Drug Charges

United States Attorney Ron Parsons announced that two Eagle Butte, South Dakota, women have been indicted by a federal grand jury for Maintaining a Drug Involved Premises Near a Playground. Lena Marie Flying By, age 52, and Juanita Red Bird, age 26, were indicted on March 9, 2020.  They appeared before U.S. Magistrate Judge Mark A. Moreno on March 11 […]

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