2017-02-15

Medicine Root to welcome acclaimed film-maker



KYLE –– On February 18 and 19, Reel Jobs Film School and the community of Medicine Root will welcome acclaimed film-maker, Seth McClellan. To begin with, he writes, directs, stars, and produces. In 2014, Seth was named as one of the 50 most influential Chicago filmmakers by New City Magazine. Additionally, he won an award at American Indian Film Institute […]

Donna Mae Scout-Lasley



PORCUPINE – Donna Mae Scout-Lasley, 49, made her journey to the Spirit World around Tuesday, February 7, 2017, in Porcupine. Donna Mae was born February 15, 1967 in Porcupine to Frank Scout and Trevian White Face. Donna is survived by her children, Gilbert Lasley Jr., Frank Lasley and Nicole Lasley, all of Porcupine; special friend, Francis Red Wolf of Porcupine; […]

Western Dakota Tech announces Fall Dean’s List



RAPID CITY –– Western Dakota Tech congratulates the 226 students named to the Fall 2016 Dean’s List. To qualify, students must earn a grade point average of 3.5 or higher. SOUTH DAKOTA Aberdeen: Matthew Paulsen, Computer Science – Information Technology Specialist; Armour: Alicia Huebner, Practical Nursing; Belle Fourche: Wyatt Horn, Law Enforcement Technology; Kyle Jankord, Computer Aided Drafting; David Rohlf, […]

HHS issues hiring freeze exemptions list



On February 6, 2017, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Acting Deputy Secretary Colleen Barros issued a 2017 HHS Hiring Freeze Exemptions memorandum to provide implementation guidance for exemptions from the presidential memorandum directing a freeze on federal hiring. Certain Indian Health Service (IHS) positions are included among these exemptions (please refer to the HHS Memorandum for […]

White River prevails at Corn Palace

Camren Folkers steps up and earns game MVP


MITCHELL –– Class B basketball doesn’t get much better than the show Sully Buttes and White River put on for the Corn Palace crowd, Saturday afternoon in rain-soaked Mitchell. Eldon Marshall’s Tigers were out-rebounded and out-shot by the fifth-ranked Chargers, but proved they are a team improving markedly with every outing, by hitting the threes and converting the turnovers needed […]

R.C. schools struggle

Go 1-5 against East River teams


SIOUX FALLS –– At a time when teams should be peaking for the play-offs, all but one Rapid City team went off the rails last week, low light being the Rapid City Stevens visit to Sioux Falls Washington, Friday night. Called a “penumbral lunar eclipse,” a gigantic full moon pierced the rain clouds and tree tops over Washington’s campus, and […]

Douglas nips Scoopers by 1

Patriots blow big lead but hang on in nail-biter


BOX ELDER –– Twice postponed, the Douglas-Sturgis match-up finally came off at Box Elder a week ago Monday, and in one of the more exciting games this season, Douglas came away with a 64- 63 victory. “Honestly,” Douglas Head Coach Travis Miller said, “we haven’t had a game where it was that tight for that long. Give Sturgis credit, they […]

Lady Thorpes upset Little Wound Lady Mustangs

Titans overtake Thorpes at DWU Classic


MITCHELL—As usual, we will start with the ladies, on an unusually busy Monday, February 6. Red Cloud had, what has become for them, a rare game where they played up to their potential, defeating Cheyenne-Eagle Butte, 51-39. McLaughlin continued to prepare themselves for a run at the State Class A title by beating an extremely tough Todd County team, 81-69. […]

You ‘gotta’ check out the remodeled Millstone Restaurant



The Millstone Restaurant on W. Main Street is a family place and we mean that literally. It is not unusual to have the same families have breakfast, lunch or dinner there for many years. So much so that the owner Jerry and hostess Stephanie are on a first name basis with many of their customers. It is a place that […]

Two good movies recommended by the Native Sun News Today staff

Little Notes

The crew at Native Sun News recommends two movies to our readers: Deep Water Horizon and The Birth of a Nation. Both movies are timely and appropriate. Deep Water Horizon is about the terrible explosion and oil spill on the BP oil rig off of the coast of Louisiana. It was the worst oil spill in the history of this […]