Eagle Butte 20-1 reorganizes for 2014-15

The Eagle Butte 20-1 District School Board met on Monday night and swore in new board members and re-organized for the 2014-15 school year.

After the board conducted old business, newly elected board members Kyle Ward, Sami Ducheneaux, and Tina Neigel were swore in by 20-1 Business Manager Keith Watt to start their tenure for the year.

Charles Shupick was nominated by Tina Neigel to serve another year as board chairman. Shupick was renamed to chair after no other nominations were given. Holly Annis will serve as the vice-chairman for the next year.

Farmers Union announces Dewey/Ziebach Counties Day Camp date

From electricity and internet access, to banking and farm inputs, rural residents throughout South Dakota depend upon cooperative businesses for access to many essential products and services. To celebrate cooperatives’ role in their communities, Farmers Union organizations across the state will host day camps for rural youth.

This year’s theme: “It’s a Bird, It’s a Plane, It’s Cooperation,” celebrates the superheroes that are our local cooperatives.

For more of this story, look at our July 17th issue!

Dupree Main Street reshapes

Jody Rust/West River Eagle

Jody Rust/West River Eagle


The City of Dupree reshapes Main Street with the demolition of three buildings, the old Masonic Lodge, the YMCA  store next to the Lodge, and the old Post office, often called the Oster Building by locals. The Masonic Lodge suffered damage in the 2010 tornado, and the YMCA, which has not been used in several years according to Jerry Lemke, has been standing since 1910, originally erected to serve as the home of the local newspaper. Donnie Farlee arrived to help pick up debris floating into Main Street on the breeze. Farlee is one of a dozen remaining members in Dupree of the Masonic Lodge. 


Victoria Mary Good House

Funeral services for Victoria Mary Good House, 84, of Mobridge, formerly of Bullhead, were Monday, July 14th, at 1:00 p.m., CDT, at St. Aloysius Catholic Church, Bullhead. Visitation began one hour prior to service. Burial followed the service at the church cemetery under the direction of Stout Family Funeral Home of Mobridge. Victoria passed away July 8, 2014, at St. Alexius Medical Center, Bismarck.


Hope you all stay cool today, and have a great weekend!

Sunset on the prairie The evening sky west of Eagle Butte paints a bright canvas of orange and purple as the sun sets

Ross DuBray/West River Eagle

Ross DuBray/West River Eagle

C.R.S.T. Telephone Authority continues upgrading plant facilities and network

CRST Telephone Authority (CRSTTA) is once again investing in broadband network upgrades to provide more enhanced services to its subscribers.  Over the past several years, CRSTTA has been constructing fiber to all locations in their service territory.  This project will be complete in 2015.

As CRSTTA has been connecting subscribers to this new fiber network, subscribers have had increased access to high-speed broadband and Internet-based applications.  With access to the new network, the amount of subscriber generated data that is required to be transported from the CRSTTA network to the outside world has been growing.



Dupree Pioneer Days Celebration kicks off this weekend

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.

For more check out of July 10th issue!

Ziebach County Commissioners pass Resolution for Disaster Relief

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!

Arlen Iron Wing

Funeral services Arlen Iron Wing, 39, of Whitehorse, S.D., are pending with Stout Family Funeral Home of Mobridge. Arlen entered the spirit world July 7, 2014, at the Eagle Butte I.H.S. Hospital.