Louis Maynard Jones, Jr.

Saint Paul Resident, Louis Maynard Jones, Jr., age 53, passed away at Alaska Native Medical Center in Anchorage, Alaska on December 21, 2013.

Louis was born in Pierre, South Dakota to the late Louis Sr. and Marie Jones on September 17, 1960.

Louis was a Solid Waste Manager with the City of St. Paul until his retirement in November 2013. He was a long time member of the St. Paul Volunteer Fire Department and retired as Chief in 2011. Louis was also a member of the Emergency Medical Technician Squad. He was an advocate and volunteered his time with Victim Services; an organization against Domestic Violence. Louis was an avid outdoors person and enjoyed camping, barbequing and hiking.

He leaves behind his beloved wife Brenda Jones; son Dustin Jones; granddaughter Leslie Jones; grandson Caleb Zacharof; brother Joseph Jones; sister-in-law Barbara Iron Wing; sister Chauncina Bourdukofsky; brother-in-law Jason Bourdukofsky, Sr.; godfather Greg Fratis, Sr.; nieces Tara Bourdukofsky, Connie Bergo, Binni Bourdukofsky, Sharana and Chauncina Iron Wing; nephews Jason Jr., and Benedict Bourdukofsky, George Jr. and Racine Iron Wing; cousins Curtis and Keith Marshall, Leatrice Penny, Coretta Bowker, Candice, Linda, Patty and Billy Lebeau, Charlene and Michael Four Bear, Clem White Dog and Jennifer Molas; godchildren Ryan Kozloff, Kayla Kushin and Jared Philemonoff and many great grand nieces and nephews.

Louis was preceded in death by his parents Louis M. Jones, Sr., and Hazel Marie Jones; brothers George Sr. and Larry Iron Wing; grandson Dyllan Jones; godmother Alice Philemonoff; nephew Mark Iron Wing; and Aunts Hazel Four Bear and Dorothy Lebeau.

A burial service was held at the Saints Peter & Paul Church in St. Paul, Alaska where he was remembered by many. Louis was laid to rest at the St. Paul Cemetery.

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Good morning! Papers are in! Hope everyone stays warm from this cold, windy day.

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McLellan Ranch named South Dakota “Commercial Producer of the Year”

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Dale McLellan of Lantry, SD was named the 2014 “Commercial Producer of the Year” by the South Dakota Limousin Association. Dale and his wife Terri accepted the award that was presented at the SD annual banquet in Rapid City February 6, 2014. Also in attendance at the banquet were family members – their grandson, Klayte; son-in-law, Shane Farlee; and nephew and his wife, Josh and Morgan Newman.

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“We got spirit, yes we do”


Members of the Spirit Squad dance at halftime of the Junior High game on Monday night at the C-EB gymnasium.  The Spirit Squad has performed at seven home games and also performed  twice at the Lakota Nation Invitational Basketball tournament in Rapid City. The squad is open to girls from Kindergarten through fourth who attend Cheyenne Eagle Butte.  The squad started in the fall performing at C-EB football games. The Spirit Squad is coached by Chip Bird Necklace.


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Lady Braves win two of last three games



The C-EB Lady Braves played their last regular season game Monday night as they faced the #3 Lady Thorpes in Pine Ridge. The Lady Braves held their own against the Lady Thorpes but came up short in the end loosing 59-47.

After trailing the Lady Thorpes by 14 points in the second quarter, the Lady Braves rallied on a 14-3 run to pull within seven points at halftime as they trailed 31-24.

For more check out of Sports in our issue, February 20th!

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Kolleen Kay Hagel

Kolleen Kay Hagel, 71, of Lincoln, passed away Thursday, February 13, 2014. Born in Eagle Butte, S.D. on May 28, 1942, to Melvin and Iona Bringman.

Memorial Service will be held Wednesday, February 19, 2014, at 10:30 a.m. at Butherus, Maser and Love Funeral Home, Lincoln N.E.

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Cordelia (Iron Lightning) Dupris

Cordelia (Iron Lightning) Dupris, age 91, of Eagle Butte, passed away Wednesday, February 12, 2014, at her home in Eagle Butte.

Funeral services were at 10:00 a.m. MST, Monday, February 17, 2014, at St. John’s Episcopal Church, Eagle Butte. Burial followed at the Diamond D Family Cemetery in Iron Lightning. Wake services were at 7:00 p.m. MST, Sunday, February 16, 2014, with a procession from the 4 mile junction at 4:00 p.m.

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Sister Francis Mary Dunn

Sister Francis Mary Dunn, 81, a Sister of the Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary, died February 10, 2014, at Presentation Convent, Aberdeen, S.D.

Mass of Christian Burial for Sister Francis Mary was Friday, February 14, 2014, at 11:00 a.m. in Blessed Sacrament Chapel at Presentation Convent, Aberdeen.   Reverend Joseph Sheehan, was the celebrant and homilist. Scriptural wake service was Thursday, February 13, at 7:00 p.m. in Blessed Sacrament Chapel.  Visitation from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m.

Burial was at Sacred Heart Cemetery with Spitzer-Miller Funeral Home of Aberdeen in charge of arrangements.

Alice was born April 22, 1932, in St. Paul, M.N. to Frances (Burke) and John Joseph Dunn.  She completed her grade school education at Notre Dame Academy, Mitchell, SD and graduated from Notre Dame High School, Mitchell, S.D., in 1950. She received a Teacher Certificate in 1951 at Notre Dame Junior College, taught for one year in a small country school north of Lantry and then in Lantry, S.D .for another year.  Alice entered Presentation Convent on November 29, 1953, and pronounced her first profession of vows on August 10, 1956.  She attended Presentation College and Northern State University,  received a bachelor’s degree  in English from St. Louis University, Mo. in 1958.  She went on to receive a master’s degree in English, 1961, and a PhD, 1966, from Catholic University of America, Washington, DC.

Sister Francis Mary’s devoted her life to the education of students for 53 years.  All of these years were dedicated to her being an instructor for Presentation College, with the brief exception of teaching at St. Mary’s in Willmar, M.N. for one semester, 1962-1963.  During her tenure at Presentation College, Sister Francis Mary served as an instructor, college president, English faculty member, provost, councilor, assistant professor of English, tutor and finally having been bestowed by the Presentation College with the prestigious honor of Emeritus Status.

Her passion for helping others, her friendly smile, gentle demeanor and humble heart will leave a lasting impression on all who knew her.  She traveled abroad with her brother John and especially loved her trips to Ireland.

Sister Francis Mary is survived by her community of Presentation Sisters, many cousins including Leo Burke, Columbia Heights, MN, Judy (John) Lemke, Lantry, SD, William McDaniel, Gilbert AZ, Bill and Marion McDaniel, Spearfish, SD and Jack Kuhl.   She is preceded in death by her parents, Frances and John, and one brother, John Dunn.

Memorials preferred to the Sister Francis Mary Dunn Endowed Scholarship Fund at Presentation College.

Family members will serve as active pall bearers.

There was reserved seating for Convent and College employees, past and present Presentation Board of Trustees and past and present Presentation College students.

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Weather just doesn’t know what it wants to do, rain, snow or sun shine. Enjoy the rest of your day!

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Notice of vacancies on Dupree City Council



Municipality of Dupree

The following Dupree City Council vacancies will become vacant due to the expiration of the present term of office for the following wards.

Two (2), year terms in all three Wards.  The Mayor’s position will also be vacant. Petitions may be taken out from the City Office after January 28, 2014 and need to be filed by 5:00 pm on February 28, 2014.

Circulation of nominating petitions may begin on 28th day of January, 2014 and need to be filed in the office of the City of Dupree between the hours of 8 a.m. and 4 p.m., Mountain Standard Time not later than 28th day of February, 2014 at 5 p.m., or mailed by registered mail not later than the 28th day of February, 2014 at 5 p.m.



/s/Mayor, Raymond J. Lenk

/s/Finance Officer, Maurice Lemke

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Most recent regular Eagle Butte City Council Meeting on April 9, 2014. Recording records entire meeting excluding a one-hour executive session. Top action taken: approved Tuesday's Ward II election results; rescinded February council action reducing Mayor salary, putting it back to what it was prior to action; appointed Verzella LaPlante Mayor; appointed Tyson LaPlante to fill Ward II seat. Most recent Dupree City Council meeting held on Monday, April 7, 2014. Most recent regular Dupree City Council Meeting held on March 3, 2014. Recording starts shortly after meeting was called to order and runs entire length of meeting. Main discussion points included city streets and the upcoming April election.


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