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.”
Brent Woodward of Dupree roped his way to a State Team Roping Championship with partner Sam Huffman of Belle Fourche this past weekend at the South Dakota High School Rodeo Finals in Belle Fourche.
Woodward and Huffman jumped out with back to back second place finishes in the first two rounds to add 28 points to their tally. The duo finished fifth on Sunday’s short go to clinch the championship over runner-ups Reece Wientjes and Nolan Richie. The team also won the average with a total time of 29.120.
During the Ziebach County 4H Project Day on June 17th, Mrs. Lisa Till guided all of these students in making tasty apple pies that they took home to enjoy with their families. (L-R) Riley Tibs, Alan Lemke, Erin Lemke, Marlene Woodward, Case DePoy, Ali Hauser, Hayley DePoy, Treg Thorstenson, Mrs. Lisa Till, Rio Delarosa, Zoey Delarosa, and Brodie Bachman. Not Pictured: Jacelyn Harris who also made a pie.
The Sioux YMCA Leslie Marrowbone Memorial YMCA Camp announces the sponsorship of the Summer Food Service Program. Meals will be served to all enrolled children at no additional charge. Acceptance and participation requirements for the Program and all activities are the same for all regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, age or disability, and there will be no discrimination in the course of the meal service. Meals will be provided at the sites and times as follows:
The Leslie Marrowbone Memorial YMCA Camp is located on Stove Creek, near Swiftbird, SD. This is a residential summer camp that will operate for six weeks during the summer of 2014. The first week of camp is June 24; there will be no camp the week of July 4. Camp will resume the week of July 8 and operate each week through August 8, 2014. All children who attend camp will receive three meals a day free of charge. Children must be between the ages of 8-16 to attend camp. Camp meals are served as follows: breakfast at 8:30-9:00 AM, lunch at noon-12:30 PM , and supper at 6:00-6:30 PM.
For more of this story, look at our June 26th issue!
Moreau-Grand Electric Co-op members will vote on proposed new district boundaries at their annual meeting in October.
Moreau-Grand Manager Melissa Maher explained that the purpose of redrawing the districts is to equalize the number of Moreau-Grand members within the five districts.
“The idea is a simple concept of having the same representation of membership per director,” Maher said.
With 3900 members, the optimum number per district would be 783.
Dupree was one of nearly 100 South Dakota local governments, to receive and share in a $500,000 grant program intended to control mosquitoes and prevent West Nile virus, announced South Dakota Governor Dennis Daugaard.
“When West Nile emerged in South Dakota only a few communities had a mosquito control program. Today more than 80 percent have some type of mosquito control program in place,” said the Governor. “The state is pleased to support the work of those local programs with this funding.”
The South Dakota High School Rodeo Finals begins tomorrow in Belle Fourche. Boys cutting will kick off the 2014 finals beginning at 3:00 p.m. MST followed by the girls. On Thursday, the girls cutting will start the day at 8:00 a.m. followed by the boys. Rodeo queen interviews will be held at 10:00 a.m. along with queen speeches and modeling. At 4:00 p.m. the Queen contestant horsemanship competition will begin. At 7:00 p.m. the short round of cutting begins.
The Ziebach County Commissioners met on Thursday, June 5 in Dupree for their monthly meeting. The meeting date was moved from its usual date, the first Tuesday of each month because of the primary election that took place on June 3.
The commissioners began with reviewing the voting turnout and ballet information from each of the districts within the county. According to the commission, Ziebach County had a 3 percent showing from voters for the primary.
The commissioners expressed concern for the low turnout and hope for a better turnout in the general election in November.
In other business, the commissioners discussed the Highway Department’s progress on “blading” and pulling the shoulders of county roads, the pros and cons of new equipment, and concerns about the shortage of staff.
16 cowboys and cowgirls from the Eagle Butte and Dupree area will represent their towns and schools at the 2014 South Dakota State High School Rodeo Finals, June 18-22, 2014 in Belle Fourche.
The Northwest Region contenders competed at their second regional this past weekend in Dupree, following last weekends regional in Buffalo.