Myrnette Jane Wounded Head

KYLE – Myrnette Jane Wounded Head, 73, made her journey to the Spirit World on Sunday, April 16, 2017, at the Pine Ridge I.H.S. Hospital in Pine Ridge. Myrnette Jane Wounded Head was born on August 2, 1943 to Joshua Wounded Head and Victoria (Apple) Wounded Head in Pine Ridge. Myrnette is survived by her daughters, Donna Peniska of Sioux […]

Bennett County earns split on road trip

Warriors outhit Gregory but are shutout by Platte ace

GREGORY—Nine black vultures circled directly over Steve Grasser Memorial Field in Gregory Sunday afternoon, a sure sign one team was going to stumble in the windblown sunshine. After seven hard fought innings, Bennett County came away with an 8-3 victory, largely due to the solid pitching of clean-up hitter Will Risse, and four quality at bats from Shane Boomer, hitting […]

Dermatologists offer free cancer screenings

RAPID CITY –– As part of National Skin Cancer and Melanoma Awareness Month, dermatologists in Rapid City will offer free skin cancer screenings. On May 1 from 6 – 7:45 p.m., dermatologists will conduct screenings at the Community Health Center of the Black Hills. Dermatologists from Regional Health, the Skin Institute at Rapid City Medical Center, and West River Dermatology […]

Milk lands student of the year award

LAWRENCE, Kan.. –– Haskell Indian Nations University student of the year award went to a single mother who became pregnant between her sophomore and junior years. She also happens to work part time for the government as a hydrographer—all while in school full-time. An environmental science major, Samantha Milk—who goes by Sami—has a pretty heavy class load before her graduation […]

Cheyenne Eagle Butte youth kick off annual bike club

EAGLE BUTTE –– For nearly three decades, the Cheyenne River Youth Project ® has been dedicated to fostering wellness among the Cheyenne River Lakota reservation’s young people. And to Executive Director Julie Garreau and her staff, that means more than simply providing meals, snacks and safe spaces to learn and play—it means teaching children how to make healthier choices in […]

Oelrichs High School honors Earth Day

Students in JAG class clean up school grounds and city streets

OELRICHS –– Originally Lynn Miller wanted to organize his kids to work with nearby high schools in Pine Ridge for an Earth Day clean up detail. When those plans fell through, Miller had his Jobs for America’s Graduates (JAG) students organized into three clean up details that worked the playground, school grounds and city streets of Oelrichs. They filled up […]

UTTC renews tuition waiver for Native students

BISMARCK, N.D. – United Tribes Technical College (UTTC) has renewed its Native American Tuition Waiver program for the 2017-2018 academic year. The program was launched last year on a trial basis for students who are enrolled members of federally-recognized tribes. “When we began offering this our goal was to help make higher education attainable for the population we serve, which […]

Anna Mae Metcalf-Fleury (Nawizi Iye- Jealous of Her)

FT. THOMPSON – Anna Mae Metcalf-Fleury (Nawizi Iye-Jealous of Her), 73, made her journey to the spirit world on Sunday, April 8, 2017, in Sioux Falls Sanford Hospital due to diabetic complications. Her sister Donna, her daughters, nieces, nephews, and grandchildren were at her side. Her departure came nine days after she took ill which is the 22nd anniversary of […]

Karen Lafferty

PIERRE – Karen Lafferty, 71, made her journey to the Spirit World Friday, April 14, 2017, at her home. Karen was born September 21, 1945 in Pierre to Glen and Rosalie Gravatt. She grew up in Pierre and the “Pocket” of West Bend. She attended school at Stephan. During her life, Karen worked many years at Kings Inn, later moving […]

MaryAnn R. Mesteth-Witt ‘Wawokiye Win’

PINE RIDGE – MaryAnn R. Mesteth-Witt “Wawokiye Win,” 79, made her journey to the Spirit World on Thursday, April 20, 2017, at her home in Pine Ridge. MaryAnn R. Mesteth-Witt was born on April 26, 1937 in Pine Ridge to Gabriel Mesteth, Sr. and Sarah Her Horse Red Horn. Mary is survived by her children, Rhea Mora and Bryan Deans, […]