Theresa Lou LaBlanc

Theresa Lou LaBlanc, 69,  of Eagle Butte, S.D. entered the Spirit World on May 16, 2014, at Rapid City Regional Hospital in Rapid City, S.D.

She is survived by her two sons: Edward Hoffman of Eagle Butte and Lester Hoffman of Los Angeles, C.A. One daughter Kim Hoffman of Huron, S.D. One brother Ernest LaBlanc of Eagle Butte, S.D. Three sisters; Emmaline Rock of Pryor, M.T. Lillian Mae Brown and Charlotte LaBlanc of Eagle Butte, SD.

A one night wake will be held at 4 p.m., Thursday May 22, at The Old Agency Building in Eagle Butte, S.D. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m., Friday, May 23, 2014, at The Old Agency Building with the Rev. Leroy Bobtail Bear and Rev. Norman Blue Coat officiating. Burial will follow at the UCC Cemetery in Green Grass, S.D.

Funeral arrangements have been placed in the care of Rooks & Red Dog Funeral Home of Eagle Butte.

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Mary Marie Acker Larson

Mary Marie Acker Larson, age 89, passed away peacefully at her home in Freeport, I.L., surrounded by her family following a brief illness with stomach cancer on May 16, 2014.  Mary was born September 28, 1924, to George Thomas and Dorothy (Sage) Acker in her Grandmother Acker’s home on the Cheyenne River Indian Reservation in Dupree, S.D.

Mary graduated from Eagle Butte High School and Dunwoody Institute.  She was married to Martin Renard “Renny” Larson April 25, 1944, in Minneapolis, M.N.  Mary worked at Westinghouse at Port Davis, R.I. and in a lemon factory and did inventory at Port Hueneme, C.A.

They bought property on Lake Union, South Haven, M.N., built three cabins, ran a small resort during the summers, and for the last 17 years the cabin has been her summer home. They owned and operated the Bowlitorium Bar & Grill for 13 years in Kenyon, M.N. and Basten Beverage in Freeport for five years.

Mary was a member of the Kenyon VFW, the Elks and Moose Auxiliaries, Freeport’s Historical Society, Art Museum and Civic Garden Club.  She was a faithful member of Grace Episcopal Church, Freeport, I.L., and St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, Annandale, M.N.

She loved to support her growing family, play cards, bowl and travel. Mary was exceptionally proud of her Sioux heritage and enjoyed sharing her history.

Mary was a true Lakota Woman in her loving and caring ways with family and friends.

She was dearly loved and will be profoundly missed by her children: Donna (Dennis) Kersten, Dysart, IA; Susan (Gary) Nelson, St. Charles, MN; Scott (Nancy) Larson, Freeport, IL; Tom (Laurie) Larson, Las Vegas, NV; 11 grandchildren and their spouses; 20 great-grandchildren who call her Unci (grandma in Lakota), nephew Alan Helm, niece Connie Helm and three great nephews and a good friend Krys Larson.

She was preceded in death by her mother, father, husband, sister Peggy and sister-in-law Eleanor.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, May 24, at 11:00 a.m. at Grace Episcopal Church, 10 South Cherry Avenue, Freeport, I.L.  Celebration and a sharing of memories will be held after the service in the undercroft of the church.  Interment will be held at a later date in M.N.  In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to Grace Episcopal Church or a charity of your choice.

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Duane Patrick Mandan

Duane Patrick Mandan, 78, of Eagle Butte, S.D, entered the Spirit World on Tuesday, May 13, 2014, at Golden Living Center in Rapid City.

He is survived by his wife, Rose Mandan of Eagle Butte, S.D.; one son, Clyde Mandan, Eagle Butte. One daughter; Twila Santiago, of Rapid City; one stepson, Charles Garreau of Rapid City. One brother: Robert Long Mandan of Iron Lightning. Numerous grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

A visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m., Sunday, May 18, 2014, at St. John’s Episcopal Church in Eagle Butte. Funeral Services will be held at 10:00 a.m., Monday, May 19, at St. John’s Episcopal Church, with the Mother Margaret Watson officiating. Burial will follow at St. Luke Episcopal Cemetery at Iron Lighting, SD.

Funeral arrangements have been placed in the care of Rooks & Red Dog Funeral Home of Eagle Butte.

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Karen Walker

Funeral services for Karen Walker, 70, of Rosholt, S.D., formerly of Mobridge and Eagle Butte are pending with Stout Family Funeral Home of Mobridge. Karen entered the spirit world on May 19, 2014, in Rosholt. www.stoutfamilyfh.com

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Raphael E. Seewalker, Sr.

Funeral services for Raphael E. Seewalker, Sr., 78, of Ft. Yates, were Tuesday, May 20, at 10:00 a.m. at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, Ft. Yates. Burial services followed at 1:00 p.m. at North Dakota Veteran’s Cemetery, Mandan. We met at the rodeo grounds at 5:15 p.m. Monday to process to the church for wake services beginning at 7:00 p.m.. Raphael entered the spirit world May 13, 2014, in Bismarck. www.stoutfamilyfh.com

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good morning on this rainy day, coffee is on, enjoy your day!

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Betty Lou DeMarrias

Funeral services for Betty Lou DeMarrias, 60, of Mobridge, was held on Sunday, May 11th at 4:00 PM at Stout Family Funeral Home, in Mobridge.

Burial was  private. A meal followed the funeral service at the Edge Event Center in Mobridge.

Betty passed away May 7, 2014 at Averra Heart Hospital in Sioux Falls SD.

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High school rodeo in full swing

Above, Cassy Woodward steers her horse through the line of poles at the Lemmon High School Rodeo


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High school rodeo in full swing

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Dylan Lemmon looks across to the second barrel as she run’s the course at the Lemmon Rodeo

 

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Dupree School Board meets, citizens assemble to discuss Early release

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.

For more of this story, look at our May 15th issue!

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Podcasts

Most recent Eagle Butte Special City Council Meeting held on April 23, 2014. Recording is of the entire open session excluding executive session. Action taken was to restate and re-approve three motions made at the April 9, 2014 session. Approved to move ahead with main street water main replacement project and to open it up to bids. 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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