Preserving our way of life

The week of Oct. 1 is National Newspaper Week, an opportunity to recognize the important role newspapers play in our country. In South Dakota...

Buffalo Roundup time is near

On Friday morning, Sept. 29, a few dozen cowboys will put on their boots and saddle their horses. Custer State Park employees will arise...

Looters, gougers are lowest of low

There have been so many reports of heroism and compassion for one’s fellow man coming out in the aftermath of the hurricane and flooding...

Pro sports needs to deal with protests

There have already been National Football League players taking a knee during the pre-game playing of our National Anthem. Most notably were 12 Cleveland...

Hearts go out to Texans in storm

It is heart-wrenching to see the devastation being wrought in the continuing rain falling in the Houston, Texas, area in the aftermath of Hurricane...

Founding Fathers should look out

Watch your backsides, George and Thomas! You, too, Roosevelt and Lincoln. You must certainly have been  racists in the past because you were white...

Do you have solar eclipse fever?

Less than five days after you pick up this paper, the moon will pass between the sun and the Earth, casting a shadow. All...

From motorcycles to county fair time

We’re still in the middle of what looks like a bigger Sturgis motorcycle rally than last year, but now it is time to switch...

Vacation rental saga continues

The latest word on the continuing saga of vacation rentals in residential areas of Custer is that the can will continue to be kicked...

There should be office qualifications

Those running for auditor and treasurer county offices in South Dakota currently do so as a member of a political party and require no...

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