White Hat Lakota Language
Wednesday, 19 June 2013 13:17
Lakota language preservationists and tribal members say the Lakota language lost one of its greatest supporters with the death of Albert White Hat last week. White Hat, a member of the Rosebud Sioux Tribe, was instrumental in teaching the Lakota language to new generations for nearly four decades. He died June 11, at age 74.
White Hat, grandson of Chief Hollow Horn Bear, was the chair of the Lakota Studies Department at Sinte Gleska University on the Rosebud Indian Reservation. Wilhelm Meya is the executive director of the Lakota Language Consortium, a nonprofit organization seeking to revitalize the Lakota language. He says White Hat was a "warrior" for the Lakota language. He says the passing of White Hat is a blow to the language and efforts to revitalize it.
Peppermill Wins 2013 "Nebraska's Best Burger Award"
Wednesday, 19 June 2013 10:33
The Peppermill and E. K. Valentine Lounge won the 2013 "Nebraska's Best Burger Award" presented by the Nebraska Beef Council.
The contest, which concluded on May 1st, sought nominations for the best beef burger served in Nebraska. Over 2,100 submissions for 293 different restaurants were entered with the Peppermill receiving enough votes to qualify in the top five. A panel of judges then toured the state and evaluated each of the finalist’s burgers. The Peppermill’s Joseph Angus Burger was crowned the winner - a ten ounce beef hamburger with jalapeno bacon, cob-smoked ham, barbeque sauce, house ranch dressing, Swiss and cheddar cheeses and topped with two crispy homemade onion rings.
“The Peppermill has a long standing reputation for serving great beef” said Adam Wegner, Director of Marketing for the Nebraska Beef Council. “We are happy to present them with the Best Burger Award and we look forward to helping them celebrate with the community of Valentine.”