Autumn Maria Brooke Simunek Being Crowned Miss Oahe October 11, 2014

Winners Named in Saturday Miss Oahe Scholarship Pageant

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Saturday brought the Miss Oahe Scholarship Pageant to Pierre.  The Saturday evening pageant was held at the Grand Opera House.  Named “Miss Oahe” was Autumn Maria Brooke Simunek of Hot Springs.  Miss Oahe runner-up honors and the Miss Congeniality title went to Maria Anderson of Sioux Falls.  The winner...
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Pierre Fort Pierre Exchange Club Flags Across the Bridge (Photo by Scott Rounds)

Pierre-Fort Pierre Exchange Club Posting Flags for Native American Day

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) The Pierre-Fort Pierre Exchange Club is posting U.S. and South Dakota flags across the Missouri River Bridge to observe Native American Day.  The Exchange Club has posted flags across the bridge since 2006 for various holidays and other special occasions.  Today, Shel’s Quick Stop is sponsoring today’s flag display. ...
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Pierre Woman Named to Head Driver Licensing Program

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) A Pierre woman has been selected to lead the South Dakota Driver Licensing Program.  Public Safety Secretary Trevor Jones announced last week that Jane Schrank was named to replace Cindy Gerber, who resigned as director of the program in August to take a position with the federal government.  Schrank...
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Group Files Suit Claiming Voting Rights Violations

WANBLEE, S.D. (AP) – Four Lakota residents of a community on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation have filed a federal lawsuit claiming voting rights violations. The Rapid City Journal reports the Wanblee residents claim in their lawsuit that Jackson County is discriminating against Native Americans by not opening a satellite office in their community...
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