2020-07-15

Kay Doreen Ferguson

KYLE – Kay Doreen Ferguson, 78, journeyed to the Spirit World on Thursday, July 2, 2020 at her home near Kyle. Kay Doreen Ferguson was born on April 3, 1942 in Pine Ridge, South Dakota to Earl Bettelyoun and Mabel Dunlop.  Kay made her journey to the Spirit World on July 2, 2020 at her home near Kyle. Kay is […]

Kenneth L. Jewett, Jr.

HARROLD – Kenneth L. Jewett, Jr., 56, entered the Spirit World on Saturday, June 27, 2020 at the Avera St. Mary’s Hospital in Pierre. He is survived by his wife, Clarice Jewett of Harrold, three sons, Manuel Jewett, Wakinya Jewett, and Kenneth Jewett, III of Harrold. Two daughters, Sunsaney Jewett and Sharice Jewett of Harrold. One brother, Kermit Swan of […]

Mariah Paige Lebeau

EAGLE BUTTE – Mariah Paige Lebeau, 24, made her journey to the Spirit World on Saturday, June 27, 2020 at Avera McKennan Hospital in Sioux Falls from injuries sustained in a car accident. Mariah was born on August 15, 1995, in Rapid City to Gordon and Karla (Kingman) LeBeau. She grew up in Aberdeen, with her mom, brother Randy Shaving […]

Francine Ankle-Red Bear

EAGLE BUTTE – Francine Ankle-Red Bear, 60, entered the Spirit World on Friday, July 3, 2020 at Monument Health Hospital in Rapid City. She is survived by five sons: Robert Red Bear, Jr. of Eagle Butte, Matthew Red Bear of White Shield, N.D., Preston Kirschneran of Aberdeen, Jade Red Bear of Mobridge and Tyson Red Bear of Kansas City. Three […]

Changing the R-Word: It’s all about the money




National Football League Players Association and the League are inching closer to an agreement of the way the league will handle its part of the Covid-19 crisis. Players want no preseason with daily testing of Covid. Differing is the League who wants two preseason games and less testing. Another counter proposal the players offered was the ability to opt-out if […]

Troy Benton Richards “Pahkeska Hoksila”

PORCUPINE – Troy Benton Richards “Pahkeska Hoksila”, 37, made his journey to the Spirit World on Tuesday, July 7, 2020 at the Monument Health Hospital in Rapid City. Troy Benton Richards was born on January 22, 1983 in Pine Ridge to Ronald Richards, Sr. and Denise (Black Feather) Richards. Troy is survived by his parents, Ron Richards, Sr. and Denise […]

Jerelle Daniel Long Soldier “Hinhan Luta Hoksila”

KYLE – Jerelle Daniel Long Soldier “Hinhan Luta Hoksila”, 29, journeyed to the Spirit World on Monday, June 29, 2020 near Allen. Jerelle Daniel Long Soldier, “Hinhan Luta Hoksila” was born on September 9, 1990 in Pine Ridge to Dainna Red Owl and Gerald Long Soldier, Sr. Jerelle is survived by his children, Milliana, Maliyah, Amariana, and Myka Mills; parents, […]

Alan James Standing Soldier, Sr.

RAPID CITY – Alan James Standing Soldier, Sr., 54, made his journey to the Spirit World on Thursday, July 2, 2020 at the Monument Health Hospital in Rapid City. Alan James Standing Soldier was born on February 15, 1966 in Pine Ridge to Walter C. Standing Soldier and Geraldine “Goldie” Charging Crow. Alan served as a combat Engineer in the […]

Deloris Jean White Thunder

GORDON, Neb. – Deloris Jean White Thunder, 47, journeyed to the Spirit World on Tuesday, June 30, 2020 at the Monument Health Hospital in Rapid City. Deloris Jean White Thunder was born on December 24, 1972 in Gordon, Neb. to Kenneth White Thunder and Alice (Pumpkin Seed) White Thunder. Deloris is survived by her sons, Billy Featherman, Johnathon Tallman, and […]

little notes

West Rapid took a real pounding for Friday’s hail storm

In South Dakota the old saying is “If you don’t like the weather, wait five minutes. We actually thought that hail season was over. Wrong. On Friday old Mother Nature decided that Rapid Citians had not had enough of the hail pounding so she decided to pound us some more. Golf ball sized hail pounded West Rapid and it sounded […]