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.
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!
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!
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.
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.
Mini-Grants of up to $1,000 will be available to groups such as cultural groups, youth groups, communities and reservation organizations and programs on the Cheyenne RIver Reservation
“We are so excited to provide this opportunity to the people of Cheyenne River,” said Eileen Briggs, Tribal Ventures’ Executive Director. “Tribal Ventures has provided dozens of matching grants to reservation businesses and organizations, but these Mini-Grants are targeted to smaller groups, organizations and communities.”
The Cheyenne River Youth Project is proud to announce that they will soon open its new outdoor art park on its campus. To launch the new space, CRYP will be offering the Art of Creative Lettering classes with renowned graffiti artist Peyton Russell. The classes are open to 10 students ages 10-15 and will be offered from May 12th to the 16th from 3:30 to 6:30 p.m. The week will conclude with an art show on Saturday, May 17th, from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m. at the new park. The graffiti wall and outdoor art space which will be open to teens to create works of their own. Art supplies for the classes will be provided by CRYP
The Dupree City council swore in new council members and reorganized for the new year at May’s regular meeting on Monday night.
Mayor Ray Lenk, who won the mayor election in April took the oath of office administered by City Finance Officer Maurice Lemke. Lenk will serve a two-year term.
Over the past week Juanita McLane, Youth Horsemanship Assistant, and Bryan Lawrence, Youth Horsemanship Coordinator, have been presenting slideshows and dispensing information at the school about the Cheyenne River Youth Horsemanship Program.
The mission of the program is to invest in the youth through the development and implementation of innovative and tribally-specific juvenile delinquency prevention programming that is designated to reduce risk factors, increase protective factors, bolster self-esteem, instill respect for all life and enhance coping skills.