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Eight Braves receive All-Conference nod

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Five C-EB Braves were named to the All-Nation Conference team and three received honorable mention.

Four seniors and one junior received  a nod to the conference team. Seniors included Braylan Benoist, Joseph Balderas, Clay LaPlante, and Kirby Peterson. The junior was Clay Clausen.

The three players to receive honorable mention were seniors Andrew Frost and Rardy Cook; and junior Trevor Bad Warrior.

The five Braves join 20 other conference players for the all-conference selection. They join seven players from Chamberlain; Parker Evans, Tyson Fleury, Zach Ristau, Nathan Powell, Jeremy Herron, Shawn Foote, and Nick Clausen. From Todd County Matt Dunham, Joe Clairmont, Malik Whirlwind Soldier, Ty Herman, Austin Hammer, and Chris Fast Horse. St. Francis players included Ska Black Bear, Keyshawn Peneaux, Kevin Swalley, and Ryan Brushbreaker. The three Crow Creek players included Anthony Fontenot, Devon Grant, and Chuck Howe.

The honorable mention list included three players from Chamberlain; Hunter Knippling, Dodge Knippling, Spencer Kirkpatrick, and Rich Marone. Four players from Todd County; Nick Emery, Chris Eagle Bear, Pat Yellow Hawk, Stetson Bear Looks Back ; Kibbie Reynolds and Ty Arcoren from St. Francis, and Crow Creek’s Rogan Head and Michael Howe.

The players selected on the all-Nations Conference teams were voted on and selected by coaches.web_DSC4440

William “Bill” Dunbar

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William “Bill” Dunbar, 86, Sturgis, and formerly of Dupree, passed away peacefully on Friday, November 14, 2014, at the Fort Meade VA Medical Center following a long struggle with heart disease.

Funeral services will be held at 10:00am on Wednesday, November 19, 2014, at Kinkade Funeral Chapel. Burial will follow at Black Hills National Cemetery. Visitation will be held on Tuesday, November 18, 2014, from 5:00pm to 7:00 pm at Kinkade Funeral Chapel.

Bill was born in Faith, on April 13, 1928, to Lloyd and Daina (Higgins) Dunbar. After a couple of years of high school, Bill joined the Air Force in 1945. After serving his term he had numerous jobs, and in 1950 he found the love of his life, Doris Miller. Bill and Doris were married on April 13, 1950, in Rapid City in a church basement, with the preacher and his wife, a best man, and maid-of-honor. They went on a day trip to the Black Hills and then it was back to work. To this union five children were born, James “Jim” Dunbar, Sturgis, Vicky (Bernie) Fields, Sturgis, Debrah (Les) Starr, Sturgis, Bill Wayne “Jill” Dunbar, Mobridge, and Lora (John) Breth, Sturgis.

In 1954, Bill returned to the military, but this time with the Army. In his military career, he traveled extensively from Pole to Pole, all over Europe, Africa, Australia, New Zealand, Borneo, Wake Island, Figi Island, American Samoa, Tahiti, Japan, Korea, Tasmania, and the Philippines. He spent four years in Taiwan, and three of those years his family was with him. He had two tours in Vietnam, four months in Greenland, and four years in Alaska with his family. It is hard to imagine how much of the world Bill saw, he was a world traveler.

Bill is survived by his children, two sisters, Jean Shupick, Sioux Falls, and Muriel Reid, Spearfish; four special sister-in-laws, Joan (Harold) Ross, Sturgis, Eileen Lewis, Belle Fourche, Joyce Collins, Spearfish, and Judy (JT) Stout, Dupree; thirteen grandchildren, and eighteen great-grandchildren.

He is preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Doris; grandson, Marcus Kindsfater, brother-in-laws, Steve Shupick, Chad Reid, Jerry Lewis, Bill Collins, Mick Jung; and sister-in-law, Jane Jung.

A special thanks goes to the family and friends for their love and support. Also, a big thanks to the home health team, all the nurses, doctors, and health care providers, at the Fort Meade VA Medical Center for the exceptional care Bill received.

A memorial has been established to the Fort Meade VA Hospice.

Condolences may be sent to the family at www.kinkadefunerals.com.

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Hope everybody’s staying warm. Don’t forget to check on your neighbors, especially the elderly. Lend a helping hand.

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Pete Longbrake carries the flag in as the American Legion Post 124 Dupre Honor Guard posted the colors as the DHS Choir sang the Star Spangled Banner.  He was wearing his uniform that he's had  since he enlisted over 60 years ago. (Photo by Patty Peacock)

Pete Longbrake carries the flag in as the American Legion Post 124 Dupre Honor Guard posted the colors as the DHS Choir sang the Star Spangled Banner. He was wearing his uniform that he’s had since he enlisted over 60 years ago. (Photo by Patty Peacock)

Ziebach County receives $156K from FEMA for June flooding

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by Ross DuBray

The Ziebach County Commissioners held their November regular meeting last Thursday at the County Courthouse. The meeting had been moved to Thursday in lieu of the election on Tuesday.

The commissioners canvassed the election results from Tuesday and certified the results with no errors or changes. County auditor Cindy Longbrake reported that there was a 41% voter turnout countywide.

The commissioners moved to acknowledge $156,207.45 the county received in disaster relief from FEMA for the June flooding. The FEMA dollars was accepted and added to the county’s budget to help supplement the expenses the county incurred as a result of the flooding. The relief money covered about 85% of the expenses.

The commissioners had a conference call with Jeff Schaefer with South Dakota Department of Legislative Audit and discussed the county’s 2012-2013 audit findings.   Two items were discussed regarding the county’s over expenditures due to disaster spending. The over expenditure was awaiting grant reimbursement. Schaefer commended the commissioners on the great work they were doing.

Gravel hauling bids were granted to Haines Trucking LLC and Miller Construction and Gravel. Haines bid $0.24 per mile for hauls within 25 miles, and $0.21 for hauls over 25 miles. Haines also added $0.01 increase per ton-mile if fuel prices increase by $0.20 per gallon based on the $3.759 price of fuel that morning. Miller construction bid a flat $0.22 per mile. Commissioner Russel Johnson moved to accept both bids with all commissioners voting to approve.

The commissioners also accepted the sealed bid of Site Work Specialists, Inc. of Rapid City for the 2006 Caterpillar Rear Ripper. Site Work placed a $5,000 bid while Butler Machinery Co. also of Rapid City placed a bid amount of $4,500.00.

Longbrake reported to the commissioners that the governor had ordered that county offices will be closed for the Thanksgiving holiday on November 27 and 28. The county offices will also be closed on December 25 and 26 for Christmas

States Attorney Cheryl Bogue reported that the matter with Union County over a Mental Health Bill had been resolved with the Union County Commission stating that Ziebach County was not liable for the patient bill.

Other business.

Approved agreement with First Financial Bank to begin Direct Deposit for county employees. Authorized Cindy Longbrake to sign all paperwork relating to direct deposit.

Approved renewal of group health insurance plan with Wellmark Blue Cross and Blue Shield with 10.48% increase.

Approved October Meeting Minutes.

Approved $163,711 in claims

Approved listing of Emergency Shelters presented by Shane Farlee.

 

Allen “AJ-John John” White

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Allen “AJ-John John” White, age 26, of Aberdeen, SD, and formerly of Dupree, SD, entered the Spirit World on Friday, October 31, 2014 near Dupree, SD.

He is survived by his parents: Ted White of Mandaree, ND, mother, Gail “Jonni” White Feather of Dupree, SD. Wife: Alexsina White of Aberdeen, SD. two daughters: Chloe White of Aberdeen, SD and Alliyah White of Mclaughlin, SD. Two sons: LaCeon White and LaShaun White of Eagle Butte, SD. One brother, Tyson Thompson, US Army, Germany. Six sisters: Arvella White, Theola White and Mercy White of Newtown, ND; Tiana White of Mandaree, ND. Willo Pretends Eagle and Sydnee White Feather of Dupree, SD. Paternal Grandparents: Wendell and Arvella White of Mandaree, ND. Maternal Grandmother: Virginia White Feather of Dupree, SD. Two uncles, Mick White Feather, Eagle Butte, SD and Jeff White Feather of Dupree. Four aunts: Evann “Charlie” White Feather of Dupree, Buffy White and Vernell Buckman of Mandaree and Wendy White of Bismarck, ND.

A one night wake will begin at 3:00 PM, Friday, November 7, 2014 at the Dupree Multipurpose Center, Dupree, SD, with a prayer service will begin at 7:00 PM. Funeral services will begin at 10:00 AM, Saturday, November 8, at the Dupree Multipurpose Center, with the Rev. Adam Hoffer and Mother Margaret Watson officiating. Burial will follow at the St. Andrew’s Episcopal Cemetery at Cherry Creek, SD. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Rooks & Red Dog Funeral Home of Eagle Butte, SD. Online condolences may be offered at rooksfh.com and the Rooks & Red Dog Facebook page.

Yolanda “Jill” Young Bird

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webyoungbirdpic, 43, of Eagle Butte, SD entered the spirit world, Saturday October 25, 2014. She was laid to rest at St. Anthony Catholic Church Cemetery in Mandaree, ND.

Yolanda Jilleen Young Bird was born September 8, 1971 in Eagle Butte, SD to Patricia Little Wounded and Matthew Young Bird Jr. She was affectionately known as “Jill” or “Jill-a-beans”. Jill graduated from the Flandreau Indian School and attended the United Tribes Technical College in Bismark, ND.

She gave birth to four beautiful children: Justine Gabrielle Siers, Mikayla Karyn Chase-Coffey, Laurie, Marlin Francis Chase Jr., and Melvin Jesse Has Horns. She also had two grandbabies: Aureyn Khye Coffey and Aubrey Jayce Hernandez. Jill was a happy sister, mother, and grandmother throughout her life. She was a kind and loving person who always greeted you with a smile. Jill was always there for her brothers and sisters: Waylon Young Bird, Jeremiah Iron Moccasin, Stacy Young Bird, and Pamela Young Bird Phillips.

Jill was preceded in death by her paternal grandparents, Matthew Sr. and Belva (Rush) Young Bird and maternal grandparents, Nathan and Flora Little Wounded, Matthew Young Bird Jr., Kyle Ann Little Wounded, Rick “Sugar Bear” Powers and many other aunts, uncles, and extended family.

Thomas Patrick Shupick

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webTom ShupickThomas Patrick Shupick, 60, of Libby, passed away Thursday, October 30, 2014, at Cabinet Peaks Medical Center.  He was born March 19, 1954, in EagleButte, SD, to Steve and Jeanne (Dunbar) Shupick.  Tom was the fourth born of ten children and grew up on a ranch just outside of Eagle Butte.  He graduated from High School and later went to work for the railroad.  Tom worked for several different railroads before his retirement, the last being Burlington Northern Sante Fe.  He arrived in Montana a little over 30 years ago and said he had found God’s Country.  Tom met Wanda out dancing and they have danced the past 28 years together.  Together they built their dream house and he always said they had a “million dollar view”.  He was very proud of his home and yard.  He loved watching rodeos and bull riding on TV and playing pool—so much so that he put a pool table in the new house.  He was preceded in death by an infant son; a niece, Stephanie; his grandparents; and his father, Steve, in June of this year.

He leaves behind his wife, Wanda (Brown); mother, Jeanne Shupick of Sioux Falls, SD; daughter, Deni (Scott) Amundson of South Dakota; brothers, Steve; Fran (Judy); Charlie (Wendy); Mark (Darla) all of South Dakota; Richard (Kathleen) of Wyoming; and Mike (Shana) of Texas; sisters, Cheryl (Jim) Ferguson in Minnesota; Sharon (John) Lawson of Texas; and Marie (Scott) Marks of North Carolina; sister-in-laws, Leone Harner and Dedi Coy of Libby; adopted son Jim (Julie) Hutt; many, many great nieces and nephews; 2 very special grandsons, Kyle and Ben; step-granddaughters, Cassie and Nikki; his special dog, JJ; and his many friends in Troy and Libby.

Contributions to the Tom Shupick Memorial Fund can be sent to any Wells Fargo Bank or PO Box 133, Langford, SD. Online condolences and memories can be shared by visiting www.schnackenbergfh.com.

 

 

Ronald J. Emery

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Ronald J. Emery, age 50, of Arlington, VA and formerly of Eagle Butte, SD, passed away Thursday, November 6, 2014 in the Black Hills as a result of an accidental fall. He is survived by four children: D. Max Emery, Dominic Emery, Michael Reynolds, and Tavian Emery. Two older brothers, Rick Emery and Randy Bernard Emery. Three sisters, Roxane Emery Holmes, Robin Janis Emery, and Jamie Nicole Emery. They had four children, D. Max Emery, Veronica Emery, Dominic Emery, and Michael Reynolds, and though he and Deana later divorced, they stayed in close touch and love their children deeply and shared the issues that arise as children grow.

Most recently, Ronnie adopted his grandson Tavian as his own very special son, on behalf of his daughter Veronica, who passed tragically on October 26, 2014 from natural causes. He is survived by two older brothers, Rick (Tonja) Emery and Randy Bernard Emery, three sisters, Roxane Gale Emery (Michael) Holmes, Robin Janis Emery, and Jamie Nicole Emery They had four children, D. Max Emery, Veronica Emery, Dominic Emery, and Michael Reynolds, and though he and Deana later divorced, they stayed in close touch and love their children deeply and shared the issues that arise as children grow. Most recently, Ronnie adopted his grandson Tavian as his own very special son, on behalf of his daughter Veronica, who passed tragically on October 26, 2014 from natural causes. He is survived by two older brothers, Rick (Tonja) Emery and Randy Bernard Emery, three sisters, Roxane Gale Emery (Michael) Holmes, Robin Janis Emery, and Jamie Nicole EmeryA visitation will be from 5 – 9 PM, Sunday, November 9, 2014 at the Rooks & Red Dog Funeral Home in Eagle Butte. An all-night wake will begin at 1:00 PM, Monday November 10 at Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic Hall at Kyle, SD. Mass of Christian Burial will begin at 9:00 AM, Tuesday, November 11 at Our Lady of Sorrows Church Hall, with the Rev. Rick Abert officiating. Burial will follow at the Eagle Butte Community Cemetery, Eagle Butte, SD. Funeral arrangements have been placed in the care of Rooks & Red Dog Funeral Home of Eagle Butte. Online condolences may be offered at rooksfh.com and our Rooks & Red dog facebook page.

Anna Marie Raile

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web2794343 Anna Marie Raile was born May 16, 1928 to Fred and Eva (Krein) Raile at Wishek, ND. She grew up in Ridgeview, SD on the family farm. Anna attended school in rural Ridgeview and helped with the family farm until 1948. On October 26, 1948 Anna married Ernest Eiseman. They moved to a farm in Burnstad in 1950 and farmed there until 1953 when they purchased a farm three miles northeast of Wishek, ND. Upon selling the family farm in 1960, they moved to Wishek. Anna worked at the Wishek Livestock Market for 3 years. She was the second cook at the Wishek Public school for 4 years. Anna worked at Sayler Lumber Company for 4 years and the Pinke Lumber for 17 years until she retired in 1993. Anna enjoyed gardening, baking, cooking and house painting. She loved walking and the great outdoors. She loved spending time with her children and five grandchildren. Anna and Ernest had their own band for over 20 years.

Anna passed away Tuesday, November 4, 2014 at the Wishek Community Hospital, Wishek, ND. She was 86 years old.          Anna is survived by her daughter, Julie (Craig) Sinclair, Fargo, ND; her son, Gary Eiseman, West Fargo, ND; five grandchildren, Ryan and Nicole Sinclair, Tyler, Max and Jaede Eiseman; two great grandchildren, Benjamin and Brody Eiseman; sisters, Helen (Bud) Neigle and Carrie Becker all of Eagle Butte, SD; brother, August (Sharon) Raile, Ridgeview, SD. She was preceded in death by her husband, Ernest, parents, Fred and Eva, sisters, Irene Badure, Hilda Landis, Alvina Ross, Gertrude Jones, Florence Maine and brother, Willie Raile.

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