Helping a family in need

Dr. Joy Falkenburg knew she couldn’t just stand by the night a family’s home burned down in Custer. “The night the fire occurred, the family came into the emergency room with just the pajamas on their bodies and it was 10 below outside,” said Dr. Falkenburg. “Honestly, I didn’t even think about it; these are […]

Board elects officers

At Monday evening’s Custer School District Board of Education meeting, a new president and vice president were elected. Heather Grace nominated Jared Carson as the new president and Jeff Prior nominated Grace as vice president. Both were approved unanimously by the board. Afterwards, local architect Gene Fennell addressed the board to answer questions about the […]

Sheriff’s fleet program questioned

When the program for the replacement of the Custer County Sheriff’s Office fleet was implemented by former Custer County Sheriff Rick Wheeler several years ago, it was done so to ensure the sheriff’s department had newer, more reliable vehicles that required less maintenance. In addition, it was believed that by cycling vehicles out of the […]

Tricia Baumann to be inducted into Custer High School Hall of fame

One of the most decorated runners in the history of Custer High School (CHS) is set to be inducted into the Custer High School Hall of Fame at the annual induction ceremony Feb. 2. Tricia Baumann, a CHS class of 1984 graduate, will join five other honorees as this year’s inductees, and will become undoubtedly the […]

Jim Welsh to be inducted in Custer High School Hall of Fame

On Feb. 2, former Custer High School athletic standout Jim Welsh will be inducted into the Custer High School Hall of Fame. Unlike the rest of the Class of 2018, however, Welsh’s induction will be his second time being honored. That’s because in 1989, Welsh and Allen Kline, one of the initial members of the […]

STAR Academy sells

The former State Treatment and Rehabilitation (STAR) Academy is set to become a clean air light industrial project that could bring up to 125 high-paying jobs, says the man who represented those who purchased the property at auction last Thursday morning. Former Custer Mayor and local realtor Jared Carson made the winning—and only—bid at the […]

Legislators talk 2018 session

District 30 legislators Tim Goodwin, Julie Frye-Mueller and Lance Russell headed into the 2018 Legislative Session yesterday and while they all have bills they would like to introduce, they can agree that won’t happen until current governor Dennis Daugaard is gone. “I have been playing a lot of defense the last four years and that […]

Lawsuit claims girls used for sex

A recent federal lawsuit filed claims imprisoned Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (FLDS) self-proclaimed prophet Warren Jeffs, along with other officials in the church and its former land trust, is accused of carrying out a “calculated plan” to sexually abuse underage girls as part of a religious ritual. According to an article […]

County ponders airport upgrade

Custer County is set to solicit bids for what is estimated will be a six-figure fuel system improvement project at the Custer County Airport. At the Dec. 28 meeting of the Custer County Commission, commissioners voted unanimously to allow airport director Mark Stites to solicit bids for the project, which would replace what Stites said […]

City approves comp plan contract

The City of Custer will pay Black Hills Council of Local Governments (BHCLG) $24,518.20 to complete an update of the city’s comprehensive plan after the Custer City Council approved a performance contract for the project at its first meeting of the new year Jan. 2. The full price of the work is $30,604.40, but the […]

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