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Ready, Aim, Fire

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Ready, Aim, Fire    Members of the Legion of Veterans Post 308 fire their rifles as they honor the fallen veterans at the Eagle Butte Cemetary on Friday morning. Pictured from left to right: Post 308 Commander Kermit Dupris, Ivan Bruigier, Kenny Curley, and Chaplain Myron Curley.

 

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Tribal Ventures provide grants to two local communities

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The Cheyenne River Tribal Ventures’ Community Development Fund awarded matching grants to two reservation organizations to help improve infrastructure for their annual celebrations.

Both the Wakinyan Maza Wokiksuye Memorial and the LaPlant Pow-wow Committee submitted applications for the most recent round of funding in the ‘Seed’ category of the Community Development Fund and both were approved by Tribal Ventures’ Board.

For more of this story, look at our June 5th issue!

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Two contestants vie for South Dakota Northwest Region title

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The Dupree Regional High School Rodeo has two girls competing for the queen crown this weekend who will represent the Northwest Region at the State High School Rodeo.

Kaeli Carmichael is the 14 year old daughter of Bart and Shannon Carmichael of Faith, SD.  Kaeli just completed the 9th grade at Faith High School.  Kaeli competes in pole bending, goat tying and queen contests.  Kaeli is active in 4-H, Sunday School, Youth Group, Cheerleading, Volleyball.  She is Jr. Miss Faith Stock Show, Jr. Miss Perkins County, Jr. Miss Perkins, New Underwood and Meade County Ambassador.

For more of this story, look at our June 5th issue!

 

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City holds off on Wastewater Project until Fall

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Land exchange and the wastewater project were two main points of discussion at Monday nights regular city council meeting in Dupree.

Larry Reede was present to question the council’s decision not to go ahead with the land exchange for the lot he owns on Main Street with a lot adjacent to the old airport.
“I just wanted the opportunity to speak to the council and see why you rejected the exchange,” said Reede. “Is it personal?”

For more of this story look at our June 5th issue!

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Primary Election is Tuesday

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The South Dakota statewide Primary election is set for next Tuesday, June 3, 2014. Several key seats at the state and national level are up for election this year.

The primary election is held to determine who will advance to the general election in November.

For South Dakota Governor, incumbent Republican Dennis Daugaard is seeking re-election and will be running against Lora Hubbel of Sioux Falls in the Primary.  On the Democratic ticket, Joe Lowe of Rapid City is running against Susan Wismer of Britton, with the winner from each primary squaring off in the November election.

For more of this story, look at our May 29th issue!

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Farewell gathering held at Dupree School for staff

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At the end of each school, some educators decide to retire and take some time for themselves while others decide to take their education and talents in a new direction and either try new fields or locations.

This year, Dupree School had many staff take those options and the end of the year farewell had a long list of good-byes and ‘see you laters’.

For more look at our May 29th issue!

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Dupree High School Class of 2014

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Dupree High School held their 2014 graduation commencement on Saturday, May 17th. The small class of eight, were escorted into the ceremony by juniors Hannah Rose Higdon and GP Pederson. Class Valedictorian Peyton Smith and class Salutatorian Cassy Woodward spoke to their classmates and those in attendance. More of this story look at our May 22 issue!

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High school rodeo in full swing

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Above, Cassy Woodward steers her horse through the line of poles at the Lemmon High School Rodeo


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Dupree School Board meets, citizens assemble to discuss Early release

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Jan Wall and Mitzi Hunt, along with 11 other supporters addressed the Dupree School Board on Monday night regarding the board’s recent decision to end Religious Release Hour on Wednesday afternoon.

Jan Wall expressed her disappointment in the school board’s decision eliminating the release hour at the last board meeting. The board had decided to eliminate the release hour citing student safety and that some students were also falling behind in classwork.

For more of this story, look at our May 15th issue!

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Dupree National Honor Society inducts new members

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Students that represent the ideals desired by the National Honor Society, high standards in the areas of scholarship (academics), leadership (school involvement and responsibility), service (community involvement), and character (being of high moral conduct and being a positive role model to others), were invited to join the Dupree High School branch of the National Honor Society and after the application process one new member was welcomed at a candle lit ceremony induction put on by the present members and their advisors; Connie Alspach, Gay Mraz, and Patty Peacock.  The new member is Lindsey Roark.

More of this story, look for our May 15th issue!

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