Notes from Indian Country

Who are these ‘fanatics’ honoring?

One of the most blatant displays of abject racism took place at the NFL Playoff Football game pitting Kansas City against the Tennessee Titans a couple of Saturday’s ago. But the absurd thing about this whole display is that not too many Americans saw it that way. Thousands of howling Chief fans chanted a ridiculous Hollywood movie war chant ad-nauseum […]

Kenneth Wayne Steele

RAPID CITY – Kenneth Wayne Steele entered the Spirit World with his wife Marian and daughter, Jennifer on January 18, 2020 at Monument Health in Rapid City. Kenneth was born October 24, 1926 in Pringle to David and Ellen (Pourier) Steele. Kenneth was a veteran of the Navy. He was a beloved patriarch of a large loving family. Kenneth enjoy […]

Cornell Geoffrey Ruff, Sr.

ALLEN – Cornell Geoffrey Ruff, Sr., 57, journeyed to the Spirit World on Thursday, January 16, 2020 at his home in Allen. Cornell G. Ruff, Sr. was born on June 4, 1962 in Pine Ridge, SD to Seth Ruff and Alice (Red Shirt) Ruff. Cornell, Sr. is survived by his sons, Warlance (Trina) Ruff, Cornell (Cherish) Ruff, both of Allen […]

Maxine June Mesteth

MANDERSON – Maxine June Mesteth, 39, made her journey to the Spirit World on Saturday, January 18, 2020 at the Pine Ridge I.H.S. Hospital. Maxine June Mesteth was born on October 26, 1980 in Pine Ridge to Harlen Tapio and Christine Mesteth. Maxine lived a long and happy life, a life that she lived to the fullest. Her life was […]

Janet Faye Hale

CHERRY CREEK – Janet Faye Hale, 58, entered the Spirit World on Saturday, January 18, 2020 at Avera Sacred Heart Hospital in Yankton. She is survived by one two sons, Grandon Diver of Cloquet, Minn. and Patrick Diver of Yankton; two daughters, Sheila Diver of Sioux Falls and Sara Diver of Cloquet, Minn. One brother, Walter Hanson, Sr. of Eagle […]

The Way it Was

How many of you remember when Tim’s Lakota Times was just 25 cents?

We joked last week about how our former Managing Editor, Avis Little Eagle, loved the “Plugger” cartoons that used to be in the local daily newspaper. We came up with a few “You’re a plugger if” items in last week’s paper and they were pretty popular so we will try a few more. You’re a plugger if you can remember […]

A little bowl of Asian delicacies at the Mongolian Grill

Grouchy used to have lunch at the Mongolian Grill before moving to the west side of town. But since it was such a nice day on Saturday and Grouchy happened to be on the east side of town Grouchy decided to go to the Mongolian Grill with a friend. There are plenty of tables and great servers and cooks at […]

Western Dakota Tech Announces 224 Students Named to Fall 2019 Dean’s List

RAPID CITY – Western Dakota Tech congratulates the 224 students named to the Fall 2019 Dean’s List. To qualify, students must earn a grade point average of 3.5 or higher. The Dean’s List begins with South Dakota students followed by additional states. SOUTH DAKOTA Aberdeen: Seth Martens, Computer-Aided Design; Belle Fourche: Alexander Hendricks, Computer-Aided Drafting; Shelby Rhoads, Criminal Justice; Hunter […]

Rocky Mountain College awarded arboretum accreditation

BILLINGS, Mont. – Rocky Mountain College has been awarded a Level I Arboretum Accreditation by The ArbNet Arboretum.The College has also been recognized as an accredited arboretum in the Morton Register of Arboreta, a database of the world’s arboreta.  Rocky Mountain College’s campus comprises 60 acres and includes a variety of native trees and plants. Currently, there are just four arboreta […]