The Dupree Pioneer Days celebration will kick off on Friday, July 11, 2014 with a Youth Play Day at the rodeo grounds beginning at 10 a.m. The age categories are 5 & under, 6-9 and 10-14 with several events including barrel racing, pole bending, goat ribbon jerking, flag race, boot races and more. There is a $2 entry fee for contestants with cash prizes. There will be no admission charge at the gate and concessions will be available.
The DHS Alumni reunion will begin that evening with registration from 4-5- p.m., supper at 5 p.m. and a program following that will include honoring graduating classes ending in 4. The Alumni Reunion is a great time to re-connect with classmates and recall those “good old days” with stories and laughter. A one act play, “Aw, Shucks!” featuring some of the best acting talent in the area will begin at 7:30 p.m. at Pioneer Hall. The story portrayed will have you chuckling with delight and the commercials will be top notch. The Dupree Wacipi will begin at 7 p.m. at the Pow-Wow grounds north of the Elevator with colorful dancers from near and far.
as the premier topic for discussion when the Ziebach County Commissioners gathered for their regular meeting July 1, 2014.
Most of the road damage is located in the northern part of the county, with roads washed out and culverts rusted or damaged. In some places, the roads have been closed because they are impassable.
Across Ziebach County there were between 140 to 170 reports of road or culvert damage or blow-outs for which the county is responsible.
To compound the issue, the county is now down to one employee to repair the road conditions.
For more of this story, look at our July 10th issue!
Come out and see the 29th Annual Iron Lightning Memorial Wacipi over the 4th of July Weekend. Located at the Iron Lightning Wacipi grounds, activities are as follows:
July 3rd- there will be a “Wasicu” Dance starting at 9 p.m.;
July 3rd& 4th- there will be a Co-ed slow pitch softball tournament with a $75.00 entry fee;
Twelve petitions and one nomination were filed with the Tribal Secretary for the seat of Chairman of the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe.
The chairman seat currently occupied by Kevin Keckler is up for election this year. Keckler who has served since 2010 will not seek re-election to the seat but will run for a vacant District Four seat.
The thirteen candidates for Chairman At Large are Manny C. Iron Hawk, Amos J Cook III, Ronald Eagle Chasing, Harold Frazier, Joseph Brings Plenty Sr., Lanny Laplant Jr., Wm. Carl High Bear Sr. (nomination), Thomas R. Eagle Staff, Robert “Bob” Walters, Derek Bartlett, Wayne L. Ducheneaux II, Ryman G LeBeau, and Bryce In The Woods.
Two area basketball teams made up of high school students, ranging from incoming freshman to graduating seniors, will compete at the 12th annual Native American Basketball Invitational tournament (NABI) on July 1-5, 2014 in Phoenix, AZ.
Hoksila Sica or Bad Boys is made up of players mostly from Eagle Butte. Team members include Xavier Norris, Wyatt Knight, Jeffrie Shaving, Hoss Rave, Creighton LeBeau and Brenden Walking Elk. Other team members include Kein Clements from Red Cloud, Reuben Estes from Chamberlain and Bubba and Nick Young from White River. The team is coached by brothers Jim and Ed Norris.
Funeral services for Louise Widow, 80, of Red Scaffold, SD, were Monday, June 30th, at 11:00 a.m. at the Red Scaffold Gym. Burial will followed at Frazier Cemetery, rural Red Scaffold, under the direction of Stout Family Funeral Home, Mobridge. We met on the Red Scaffold Hill on Sunday, June 29th, at 5:30 p.m. to process to the gym for an all-night wake with services beginning at 7:00 p.m. Louise entered the spirit world June 18, 2014, in Pierre. www.stoutfamilyfh.com
Hildred Louise Widow was born June 2, 1934, in Red Scaffold, South Dakota to Phillip Lone Eagle-Kills Crow and Frances Knife. She was raised by Emily Hunter and Louise Mutley in Red Scaffold, South Dakota. Louise attended school at St. Joseph’s Indian School in Chamberlain and also at the Old Agency Boarding School.
She married Douglas Widow on May 15, 1954, in Dupree, S.D. To this union 7 children were born: Loretta, Elaine, Leslie, Suzan, Yvonne, Richard and Doug, Jr. As Douglas was a UCC Pastor, the family lived in various places, including Red Scaffold, Phoenix, AZ, Cannon Ball, ND and Bridger, SD before moving back to Red Scaffold in 1969. The family was given land at a scatter site east of Red Scaffold in the Frazier area where they built a home in 1973. After Douglas’ death in 2003, Louise continued to live in their home until moving to the Golden Living Center in Pierre in 2012. She passed away at Avera St. Mary’s Hospital in Pierre on June 18, 2014.
Louise worked for a number of years as a cook at the Head Start. She enjoyed singing hymns out the Dakota hymnal, sewing, cooking and baking, walking to church and spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren. She will be deeply missed.
Grateful for having shared her life are her children, Elaine Widow and Suzan Widow, Takini, SD and Douglas Jr. (Cornelia) Widow, Red Scaffold, SD; adopted sons, Richard Tolman, Selfridge, ND and Marty Thompson, Eagle Butte, SD; adopted daughter, Ellen Elk, Belcourt, ND; 9 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren, many of whom she helped raise; siblings, Stella (Harvey) Eagle Horse and Violet Long Eagle, Eagle Butte, SD and Kay Allison, Rapid City, SD along with numerous nieces, nephews and cousins too numerous to list.
Louise was preceded in death by her husband, Douglas Sr. in 2003; children, Loretta, Leslie, Richard & Yvonne; siblings, Dorothy, Katherine, Margaret, Merle, Harlan and James and also by Theodore Knife, Sr., Theodore Buffalo, Darlene Young Bear and Viola Knife.
The HV Johnston Lakota Cultural Center in Eagle Butte has received funding to renovate the building and improve services.
They were awarded a TECA grant for building renovations and upgrades. “The building has not had any major renovations since it was built in 1973,” said Trini Bird Necklace, Cultural Center Director.
Renovations include a new roof, new ceiling and kitchen repairs. “We’d like to get it back up to code,” Bird Necklace said. “It will be like a remodeled kitchen. It needs an upgrade – it’s long overdue.”