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Small Superheroes Fighting Big Battles

by Katy Heinecke
Courier Staff Writer

An Unexpected Phone Call
Sunday, Jan. 29, is when Tonya Holter received the phone call that Otilia, her granddaughter, had been admitted to the hospital. When she arrived in Bismarck, ND, the diagnosis was meningitis, but doctors were unsure if it was viral or bacterial. “The reason they couldn’t figure it out was, there wasn’t a definitive spinal tap. When the medical staff punctured the spine they were unable to get much fluid; this is referred to as a dry tap.” said Holter. “They also mentioned that because of the antibiotics that Otilia was given, it could’ve tainted the culture.” The assumption was that they were dealing with viral meningitis, as the bacterial form would have presented much worse. Otilia began treatment with antibiotics, as a safety precaution, as doctors were not 100% sure of the type of meningitis. Doctors felt that with some time and lots of rest she would be fine.For the rest of the Otilia story please buy a copy of this weeks newspapers on news stand now..

Tonya Holter

Precious little one - Sisseton High School Art Teacher Tonya Holter is pictured above with her baby granddaughter, Otilia Emerald Vallecillo, who is now one year old and fighting cancer. ~ Courtesy Photo

Community Training on Drug and Paraphernalia Identification Mar. 28

There will be a Community Training on Drug and Paraphernalia Identification by SWO Tribal Police Department Officer Grissom will be held Tuesday, Mar. 28, 5:00-7:00 p.m., at the Sisseton-Wahpeton College Omniciye Tipi (Auditorium Building) Multipurpose Room.
The training is open to all adults. A light supper will be served.
This training is sponsored by SWO Tribal Education Department’s Wiyukcan ka Ecunpi Project. For more information, contact Jurgita Antoine at (605) 698-8388 or JurgitaA@SWO-NSN.GOV.

Bullying Prevention Training

All are welcome to attend a Bullying Prevention Training at Sisseton Wahpeton College on Wednesday, Mar. 22, 2017, from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. (Supper will be provided. The Training will be held in the Multipurpose Room in Omniciye Tipi (College Auditorium Building).
Carla Miller of South Dakota Parent Connection will be presenting on bullying. The goal of this training is for schools, parents/guardians and others to have a broad understanding of what bullying is and how to stop and/or prevent it.
This community training is provided by Wiyukcan ka Ecunpi Program of the Tribal Education Department. Please RSVP to Charlotte Almanza of the Wiyukcan ka Ecunpi Program at 698-6647.

Plans being finalized for Sisseton’s annual Post Prom Party on March 25

Plans are being finalized for this year’s Sisseton Post Prom Party. The Annual Post Prom Party will be held at the Sisseton High School Practice Facility on Saturday, March 25, starting at 11:00 p.m. and continuing until approximately 4:30 a.m. Doors are locked at 1:00 a.m.For the rest of the Post Prom story please buy a copy of this weeks newspapers on news stand now..


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