A year after fire destroyed a dormitory, the students at Crow Creek are still waiting to move up on a government list of Indian schools nationwide in need of construction money.
The crisis developed on the last Sunday in April last year. Many students at the former Catholic mission turned tribal-run reservation school had checked out for the weekend, but 33 were in the dorm when a fire started. Most made it out safely without assistance. Staff members who lived on the campus about 13 miles north of Fort Thompson led a few on hands and knees through thick smoke. Two girls had to be pulled from a third-floor window. Argus Leader