Petranek and Anderson- Veterans on and off the field

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What began as a friendship at White River High School in the 1930’s, Ed Petranek, class of 1938, and Chet Anderson, class of 1937, developed a work ethic and sense of patriotism that carried on through out  their lives.

Both Ed and Chet went on to college after high school attending the University of South Dakota. Chet was called to active duty in 1940. He served stateside and in the Philippines. Ed graduated in 1942…

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Amy Lehman’s photography selected for S.D. Governor’s 6th Biennial Art Exhibition

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Amy Lehman, a local rancher and photographer, enjoys hiking on their century-ranch at Cedar Butte and taking in the beauty that the local scenery of the Badland has to offer. She usually has her camera readily available when she goes out to explore. As Amy states in her artistic biography, “Capturing the serenity of our natural surrounding in the primary emphasis of my fine art photography.”

On one such hike, with her camera in…

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Mellette County receives USDA grant to purchase sheriff vehicle

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U.S. Department of Agriculture Rural Development State Director Elsie Meeks announced the award of loans and grants to eight recipients that will assist them to spur economic development and improve services to several South Dakota communities.

“USDA Rural Development provides resources to assist small communities with maintaining and improving their quality of life,” said Meeks. “These investments will contribute to their respective local economies, create and retain employment, and improve services to rural South…

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WNBA Star Shoni Schimmel comes to White River to inspire students

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On Friday, October 17, White River and Norris students hosted special visitors to their school. Shoni Schimmel, along with her parents Rick and Ceci, came to inspire, not only White River and Norris students, but St. Francis students and local community members as well.

Shoni Schimmel,for those of you who may not be familiar with her, is a 5’9” point guard for the Atlanta Dream, who was raised on the Confederated tribes of the Umatilla…

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Fall sports to begin practice

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Practices for teams competing through the Fall are set to begin soon. 

Volleyball will begin with a parents/rules meeting  on Tuesday, August 12 at 6:30 p.m. in the Janklow Room. Practice will be held on Thursday, August 14 and Friday, August 15 from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. 

Football practice for the high schoolers starts on Thursday, August 14. That day's session will run from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.…

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Operation RAV: Reaching all veterans to be held October 30

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  On Thursday, October 30, veterans and their families are invited to an open house to learn about the benefits they may be eligible for.

The Operation RAV will be held at the Sinte Gleska University Multi Purpose Room in Mission, S.D. The open house will be held from 9:00 a.m. until 2 p.m..

Professionals from the South Dakota Department of Veteran Affairs, along with County and Tribal Veteran Service Officers Terry Cousins,…

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Registration, finalizing schedules for back to school

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School is right around the corner for students of the White River School District, with classes set to begin Tuesday, August 19. In preparation for the start of a new year, several dates have been set aside for registration and finalization of schedules.

Finalization of schedules for high school students was held August 5 in Norris. August 11 and 12 (Monday and Tuesday) from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. has also been set aside for…

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