McLellan voted Cheyenne River Small Business of the Year

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Mariah McLellan owner of Daily Up Designs was voted Cheyenne River Small Business of the Year. She was presented the award during the 8th Annual Entrepreunership Fair by Four Band Community Fund.

Look for more in our issue February 27th!






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Mitchell, Maupin and UsesThe Knife take two titles, First Place and “Little Dog”



13 teams of coyote hunters took part of the 2014 Dupree Dog Days on February 7-8, 2014. A fundraiser was held for the Dupree High School Rodeo team with a percentage of each entry fee being allocated for the club.  Six teams from the DHS club were auctioned off for a days work during the spring. Money raised will help benefit the club by providing to help send club members to a rodeo school of their choice.

 For more of this issue, look for our February 27th issue!

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Ross DuBray/West River Eagle

Ross DuBray/West River Eagle


The C-EB Braves wrapped up their regular season in front of a hometown crowd on Monday night with a 68-47 win over Mobridge-Pollock. The C-EB gymnasium was full as fans packed the gym for a chance to watch the Braves play for only the fifth time this season. The last time the Braves played at home was on January 20, against Red Cloud before playing their last seven games on the road.

For more of the sports, look at our February 27th issue! 

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Louis Maynard Jones, Jr.


Saint Paul Resident, Louis Maynard Jones, Jr., age 53, passed away at Alaska Native Medical Center in Anchorage, Alaska on December 21, 2013.

Louis was born in Pierre, South Dakota to the late Louis Sr. and Marie Jones on September 17, 1960.

Louis was a Solid Waste Manager with the City of St. Paul until his retirement in November 2013. He was a long time member of the St. Paul Volunteer Fire Department and retired as Chief in 2011. Louis was also a member of the Emergency Medical Technician Squad. He was an advocate and volunteered his time with Victim Services; an organization against Domestic Violence. Louis was an avid outdoors person and enjoyed camping, barbequing and hiking.

He leaves behind his beloved wife Brenda Jones; son Dustin Jones; granddaughter Leslie Jones; grandson Caleb Zacharof; brother Joseph Jones; sister-in-law Barbara Iron Wing; sister Chauncina Bourdukofsky; brother-in-law Jason Bourdukofsky, Sr.; godfather Greg Fratis, Sr.; nieces Tara Bourdukofsky, Connie Bergo, Binni Bourdukofsky, Sharana and Chauncina Iron Wing; nephews Jason Jr., and Benedict Bourdukofsky, George Jr. and Racine Iron Wing; cousins Curtis and Keith Marshall, Leatrice Penny, Coretta Bowker, Candice, Linda, Patty and Billy Lebeau, Charlene and Michael Four Bear, Clem White Dog and Jennifer Molas; godchildren Ryan Kozloff, Kayla Kushin and Jared Philemonoff and many great grand nieces and nephews.

Louis was preceded in death by his parents Louis M. Jones, Sr., and Hazel Marie Jones; brothers George Sr. and Larry Iron Wing; grandson Dyllan Jones; godmother Alice Philemonoff; nephew Mark Iron Wing; and Aunts Hazel Four Bear and Dorothy Lebeau.

A burial service was held at the Saints Peter & Paul Church in St. Paul, Alaska where he was remembered by many. Louis was laid to rest at the St. Paul Cemetery.

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McLellan Ranch named South Dakota “Commercial Producer of the Year”

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Dale McLellan of Lantry, SD was named the 2014 “Commercial Producer of the Year” by the South Dakota Limousin Association. Dale and his wife Terri accepted the award that was presented at the SD annual banquet in Rapid City February 6, 2014. Also in attendance at the banquet were family members – their grandson, Klayte; son-in-law, Shane Farlee; and nephew and his wife, Josh and Morgan Newman.

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“We got spirit, yes we do”



Members of the Spirit Squad dance at halftime of the Junior High game on Monday night at the C-EB gymnasium.  The Spirit Squad has performed at seven home games and also performed  twice at the Lakota Nation Invitational Basketball tournament in Rapid City. The squad is open to girls from Kindergarten through fourth who attend Cheyenne Eagle Butte.  The squad started in the fall performing at C-EB football games. The Spirit Squad is coached by Chip Bird Necklace.


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Lady Braves win two of last three games




The C-EB Lady Braves played their last regular season game Monday night as they faced the #3 Lady Thorpes in Pine Ridge. The Lady Braves held their own against the Lady Thorpes but came up short in the end loosing 59-47.

After trailing the Lady Thorpes by 14 points in the second quarter, the Lady Braves rallied on a 14-3 run to pull within seven points at halftime as they trailed 31-24.

For more check out of Sports in our issue, February 20th!

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Notice of vacancies on Dupree City Council




Municipality of Dupree

The following Dupree City Council vacancies will become vacant due to the expiration of the present term of office for the following wards.

Two (2), year terms in all three Wards.  The Mayor’s position will also be vacant. Petitions may be taken out from the City Office after January 28, 2014 and need to be filed by 5:00 pm on February 28, 2014.

Circulation of nominating petitions may begin on 28th day of January, 2014 and need to be filed in the office of the City of Dupree between the hours of 8 a.m. and 4 p.m., Mountain Standard Time not later than 28th day of February, 2014 at 5 p.m., or mailed by registered mail not later than the 28th day of February, 2014 at 5 p.m.



/s/Mayor, Raymond J. Lenk

/s/Finance Officer, Maurice Lemke

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Notice of vacancy on Dupree School Board






The following school board positions will become vacant due to the expiration of the present term of office for the following school board members.

One (1), three (3) year term for school board member residing anywhere within the district.


Circulation of nominating petitions may begin on 31st day of January and petitions may be filed in the office of the business manager located at the Dupree School between the hours of 8 a.m. and 4 p.m., Mountain Standard Time not later than 28th day of February, 2014 at 5 p.m., or mailed by registered mail not later than the 28th day of February, 2014 at 5 p.m.

/s/Connie Alspach

Business Manager

Dupree School District 64-2

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Municipal ity Of Eagle Butte Resolution 2014-03 and CORRECTED 2014 Election Report January 30, 2014




WHEREAS, the Common Council of the City of Eagle Butte has determined that the “2014 Election Report” heretofore published pursuant to SDCL § 9-13-6 on January 16th and 23rd, 2014, contained errors regarding the vacancies in office and the terms thereof; and

WHEREAS, said Common Council finds that a CORRECTED notice of such vacancies in office and the terms thereof must be published to substantially comply with South Dakota municipal election law and otherwise notify the public of the offices open to election on April 8, 2014; and

WHEREAS, the election of representatives to the governing body of the municipality is essential to the function and operation of the City of Eagle Butte and this Resolution is necessary for the support of the municipal government, its existing public institutions, and to provide for the 2014 annual elections; and

WHEREAS, the Common Council determines that it is required for upcoming and future municipal elections that the sequence of appointive and elective aldermanic offices be established by resolution of the governing body;

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT HEREBY RESOLVED, pursuant to SDCL § 9-13-6 and Ordinance 1.0301, that the publication of vacancies and terms of office shall be corrected and re-published without delay once each week for the next two consecutive weeks in the official newspaper of the municipality in substantially the form of the “CORRECTED 2014

Election Report” attached to this Resolution.  BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Common Council of the City of Eagle Butte hereby ratifies and establishes the sequence of aldermanic offices and the terms thereof as reflected in such “CORRECTED 2014 Election Report”.

This Resolution shall take effect immediately upon the passage hereof in accordance with SDCL § 9-19-13 unless suspended by operation of a referendum and shall be published with the “CORRECTED 2014 Election Report” as set forth above.

Passed and adopted this  30 day of January, 2014.

Voting in favor of the Resolution: All council members (6) yes

Voting against the Resolution: 0


/s/Mayor Stephanie Davidson


/s/Finance Officer


The governing board did establish the election date (to be established by no later than January 14th) to be the second Tuesday in April – April 8th, 2014.  The polls shall be open from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. on April 8th.

The person in charge of the election shall be the Finance Officer and shall thereby give proper notices for the election.

The polling shall be the City Council Chambers located at 209 Main Street, Eagle Butte, SD.  The mailing address for this facility is:

City of Eagle Butte

Attn:  City Finance Officer

PO Box 150

Eagle Butte, SD  57625-0150

605-964-8783 phone

605-964-8785 fax

An erroneous Notice of Vacancies for the Municipality of Eagle Butte was published in the West River Eagle on the following consecutive dates: 1/16/14 and 1/23/14.  Such erroneous Notice is hereby CORRECTED as follows:

The following offices will become vacant due to the expiration of the present term of office of the elective/appointed officers:

Council Member Ward I

Two Year Term

J Daniel Shepherd


Council Member Ward I

One Year Term

James Traversie (appointment)


Council Member Ward II

Two Year Term

Wanda Lind


Council Member Ward II

One Year Term

Verzella Laplante (appointment)


Council Member Ward III

Two Year Term

Larry Keller (appointment)


Council Member Ward III

Currently Not Open

Dale Lesmeister

(Open in 2015)


The earliest date to begin circulation of petitions / earliest date to file nominating petitions is January 31, 2014.  The nominating petitions may be filed in the office of the Finance Officer between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. mountain standard time not later than February 28, 2014.

The last day for voter registrations is March 24, 2014 at 5:00 p.m. daylight savings time.  Failure to register by this date will result in forfeiture of voting rights for the 2014 municipal election.

This CORRECTED Notice of Vacancies shall be published once per week for two consecutive weeks.

The City Of Eagle Butte Election is scheduled for April 8, 2014.

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Most recent regular Eagle Butte City Council Meeting on April 9, 2014. Recording records entire meeting excluding a one-hour executive session. Top action taken: approved Tuesday's Ward II election results; rescinded February council action reducing Mayor salary, putting it back to what it was prior to action; appointed Verzella LaPlante Mayor; appointed Tyson LaPlante to fill Ward II seat. Most recent Dupree City Council meeting held on Monday, April 7, 2014. Most recent regular Dupree City Council Meeting held on March 3, 2014. Recording starts shortly after meeting was called to order and runs entire length of meeting. Main discussion points included city streets and the upcoming April election.


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