Yesway does it their way

Regular customers of the Fresh Start convenience store in Custer have been noticing subtle changes to the store over the past couple of months, but before winter there will be a whole new look and a new name. The Iowa-based Yesway company has purchased the store along with 25 other Black Hills-area Fresh Starts and […]

Russell back in District 30 race

Not even two months after he withdrew from District 30 State Senate race, Lance Russell is back on the ballot. Russell, the incumbent, initially dropped out of the race after winning the Republican nomination in the June 5 primary by defeating challengers Bruce Rampelberg and Patricia Shiery, capturing 61 percent of the vote in the […]

One injured, van struck in helicopter incident

Two pilots escaped injury while a third was transported to Custer Regional Hospital with minor injuries after a training flight being conducted by the...

Cruisin’ to start

It’s time for motorcycles to invade the Black Hills once again, as the Custer Cruisin’ Rally begins Aug 2 in conjunction with the annual...

Wettest year to date in history

Suffice it to say, there aren’t many people in Custer County clamoring for more moisture. That’s because the county is in the throes of one...

What’s CSP worth?

To the thousands who travel through it each year, Custer State Park is invaluable. Custer County wants to put a price tag on it anyway. In a continuing effort to find out how valuable the land and property at the park is, the Custer County Commission directed the county’s department of equalization to find out […]

Man is arrested for climbing Mount Rushmore

U.S. attorney Ron Parsons announced that a South Rockwood, Mich., man was arrested for climbing Mount Rushmore.  Zachary Schossau, 19, was arrested July 22 by U.S. Park Rangers.  Schossau appeared before U.S. Magistrate Judge Daneta Wollman on July 23 and was ordered to pay a $1,000 fine and a $30 court processing fee.  The U.S. […]

Tiny house, big interest

The tiny house built by the Custer High School (CHS) residential construction class will soon be going down the road. The cabin on wheels brought $7,500 in an online-only auction that closed July 24. Jeff Storm of Bradeen Auctions, who facilitated the auction for the school, reports the sale generated a great deal of interest, […]

Drug charges dominate court docket

A Custer man was sentenced to 30 days in jail and has a four-year prison sentence hanging over his head after pleading guilty to drug offenses in Seventh Judicial Circuit Court last Thursday morning. Blake Kawanesicayuga, 27, pleaded guilty to possession of marijuana over a pound with intent to distribute, a Class III Felony, before […]

Death at Mt. Rushmore ruled accidental

A dead body was found at the base of a rock structure at Mount Rushmore National Memorial on the morning of July 20.  Authorities have reported that the cause of death was accidental. A 58-year-old man, Anthony Rashid of Kewanee, Ill., died of multiple blunt force trauma from an accidental fall.  Rashid went hiking or […]

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