Incident leads to secure status for school

On Oct. 19 at approximately 9:40 a.m., the Pennington County Sheriff’s Office received a call from a Hill City School District staff member that two individuals were in a field across the street from Hill City Schools with what appeared to be a handgun and a rifle.  The high school went into lockdown and then […]

Ethics law disputed

By a 10-3 vote, the South Dakota House State Affairs Committee approved repealing Initiated Measure 22 last Monday, striking down an ethics law that voters approved during last November’s general election. The following day the bill made it past the Senate State Affairs Committee 7-2, clearing the way for it to be heard by both […]

SAR: Don’t raze old hospital yet

Custer County Search and Rescue (SAR) may soon be moving to town. Those associated with the group say that would be a great thing. At the May 23 meeting of the Custer County Commission, the commission gave initial approval to take on the physical therapy building at the old Custer Regional Hospital, provided it does […]

Lion kill story goes worldwide

Dalton Streff of Custer is enjoying 15 minutes of fame after the story about his shooting a mountain lion that was attacking domestic animals on his family’s land was picked up by the Associated Press and spread across the nation and globe. Streff shot the lion after it killed a goat and other animals at Black […]

Cruisin’ gets reprieve

If the outcome of a recent meeting is any indication, it appears Custer Cruisin’ will live to ride another year.  “What do we want to do with Custer Cruisin’ 2019?” asked Mayor Corbin Herman at the outset of a meeting of the Custer Cruisin’ Committee in the city council chambers Sept. 27. The future of […]

Blom, Harris are election winners

Results from tonight’s elections: In the City of Custer, incumbent Kris Blom has defeated challenger Julie Jenniges 18-10 for a one-year seat on the Custer City Council to represent Ward II. The 28 votes cast represents 7 percent of the voters registered in the ward. In Hermosa, challenger Shanna Harris has defeated incumbent town board […]

54 to graduate Saturday

Custer High School administrative assistant Jan Wilson — affectionately known as “Grandma Jan” to her students — will be one of the keynote speakers...

No resolution to no-maintenance resolution

Whether or not three Custer County roads—or any roads at all within the county—will be designated as no-maintenance roads will not be decided to the new year. That’s because, at the Dec. 12 meeting of the Custer County Commission, the commission voted to table until the commission’s first meeting in January a proposed county resolution […]

Garbage trucks trashing county roads?

The posted weight limits on Sidney Park Road aren’t changing anytime soon, but the weight limit on some of the trucks traveling it will or could be subject to a fine. At its Nov. 22 meeting the Custer County Commission voted to leave the posted weight limit on Sidney Park Road at six tons per […]

Harbach Park plan takes shape

The comprehensive changes being planned for Harbach Park in downtown Custer moved one step closer to becoming reality on Thursday night.  About 17 local residents turned out for the second public meeting and technical review of the plans held at the Custer County Courthouse Annex. Mike Bender of KLJ Engineering in Rapid City, the company […]

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