Winter maintenance has been ‘long road’ for county

A long, hard winter has made for some rough, bumpy roads in Custer County. Until the weather cooperates, that likely won’t change. Custer County highway superintendent Gary Woodford discussed the condition of some of the county’s roads at the April 11 meeting of the Custer County Commission, with Lower French Creek Road in particular being […]

Citizen: School should start foundation

At a time when school districts around the state are struggling mightly with making ends meet, one Custer woman believes the Custer School District may be missing the boat in terms of having additional money handed to it out of the kindness of someone’s heart. At the April 9 meeting of the Custer School District […]

School officer seems certain; two a possibility

When the 2018-19 school year starts in the Custer School District, is a virtual certainty it will begin with a school resource officer serving...

Custer school janitor sought for alleged sex crime

The night/activities janitor for Custer Jr./Sr. High School is facing drug charges as well as extradition to Colorado on a warrant for an alleged sex crime involving a minor  after a traffic stop in Custer March 30. At around 11:30 a.m. that day, a car driven by Charlotte M. Anderson, 50, of Custer, and Steven […]

Charges filed in auto accident

Charges have been filed against a Custer man who was the driver of a vehicle involved in a dramatic one-vehicle accident in northern Custer March 19 that sent the passenger to the hospital with severe injuries. An amended complaint  was filed against Dustin Huseby, 19, who now faces an aggravated assault charge, a Class III felony; […]

School District Educators of the Year honored

Three Custer School District teachers have been honored for exemplary work within the school district as this year’s Custer School District Educators of the Year. Each year, an educator from each of the school district’s three schools—Custer Jr./Sr. High School, Custer Elementary and Hermosa School — are selected after being nominated by fellow teachers or […]

Nine vie for county seats

Custer County voters  have no lack of choices for three seats to be contested for the Custer County Commission this year, as nine candidates...

Readers react to April 1 story

The State of South Dakota got into the spirit of April Foods’ Day by sending out a press release toward the end of last week that it said was to be “embargoed until April 1,” in which it claimed historical documents were discovered that proved North and South Dakota were actually one state named “Dakota.” The […]

VRBO-driven ordinances change

When is a first reading of an ordinance not a first reading? When confusion and questions still reign following that reading. Such was the case...

School resource officer appears likely

It appears the Custer School District will once again get a school resource officer after the Custer County Commission voted to help fund the position at the its March 28 meeting. The Custer School District Board of Education was receptive to the idea at its March meeting. Custer County Sheriff Marty Mechaley discussed the position […]

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