Kaylynn Clown

THUNDER BUTTE – Kaylynn Clown, 19, journeyed to the Spirit World on Sunday, April 7, 2019 at Thunder Butte. KayKay is survived by her parents: Kenny Clown of Thunder Butte and Trudy Grindstone of Eagle Butte, two brothers: Wesley Clown of Dupree and Kenton Romero of Eagle Butte, two half-brothers: Kendehl Clown and Wyatt Clown of Dupree. Two sisters: Alannah […]

Donna Mae Garnette

KYLE – Donna Mae Garnette, 76, made her journey to the Spirit World on Thursday, April 25, 2019 at her home near Kyle. Donna Mae (Bull Bear) Garnette was born on April 1, 1943 in Rapid City to Moses Jesse Bull Bear and Prairie Rose Sophie Grey Eagle Tail. Donna is survived by her children Gwenita Bull Bear of Long […]

Charleen Helen (Livermont) Grass

NORRIS – Charleen Helen (Livermont) Grass, 77, made her journey to the Spirit World on Tuesday, April 30, 2019 at her home on the ranch near Norris. Charleen Helen (Livermont) Grass was born on August 14, 1941 in Pine Ridge to Oliver and Emma (Wiedman) Livermont. Charleen is survived by her children, Alfred (Cindy Babby) Grass of Martin, Karmell (Brad […]

Ariana Faye Obago

FORT THOMPSON – Ariana Faye Obago, 27, made her journey to the Spirit World on Friday, April 26, 2019. Ariana Faye Obago blessed the lives of Heather Gayle Fleury and Russell Lee Obago on May 21, 1991 at Mid Dakota Hospital in Chamberlain. She was a true gift from God, blessing all our lives. She completed elementary school at Crow […]

David Lawrence Rooks

HOT SPRINGS – David Lawrence Rooks, 63, began his great adventure Spirit Journey into the Realm of Eternal Life on Sunday, April 28, 2019 surrounded by his family at home. David Lawrence Rooks, son of Eugene and Willie Rooks, was born March 21, 1956, along with his premature twin brother, James, in Phoenix, Ariz. He spent 10 formative years in […]

Lloyd Emery Ross

CHAMBERLAIN – Lloyd Emery Ross, 74, made his journey to the Spirit World on Tuesday, April 30, 2019 at the Sanford Medical Center in Chamberlain. Lloyd Emery Ross was born May 15, 1944 to Silas and Frances (White Mouse) Ross at Fort Thompson. He attended school at Flandreau and graduated from Flandreau Indian School in 1964. After high school, he […]

Checking out the new Hardee’s on East North Street

By Grouchy

Grouchy used to drive right past the new Hardee’s on E. North Street every weekend while heading to Menard’s to do some shopping. But this Saturday Grouchy decided to pull over and check out the new eatery. It used to be where the new Mexican restaurant is located, but it constructed a new building and moved across the street. Grouchy […]

Lead, follow, or get the hell out of the way

By James Giago Davies

Lakota tribal governments are faced with problems aplenty, whether it’s flooding, alcoholism, drugs, suicide, violence, poverty, internal corruption, or the lack of a reservation economy— it’s a full plate of misery and struggle. Most people who get into tribal government, like OST President Julian Bear Runner, do so with the best of intentions. Julian wants what is best for the […]