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.
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.
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!
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?”
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!
The 2014 Dewey County 4-H Rodeo was held on Sunday, May 25th at the Timber Lake Rodeo Arena. 4-H contestants and volunteers converged ready for the first 4-H Rodeo of the season in South Dakota. The event winners who also qualified for the State 4-H Rodeo Finals are listed below.
All Around Winners in the junior division were Loryn Schoelerman, White Horse for the girls and for the boys, J. D. Enright, Timber Lake