Man arrested for aggravated assault

A Pringle man is facing a felony aggravated assault – domestic violence charge, or the alternative of simple assault – domestic violence after Custer County Sheriff’s Office deputies arrested him for allegedly attacking a woman outside a Pringle business March 4. At 3:50 a.m. that morning deputy Matt Warren was called to the business by […]

Protestor: ‘Achmed’ is bad for Custer

The man behind the recent protests at Rushmore Automotive on Mt. Rushmore Road said protests will continue until a display he said many find offensive is taken down. Clarence Whiting, a 22-year Custer resident, said the “retired terrorist” that is on display outside of the business—a skeleton that business owner Steve Sallee dresses up—projects a bad […]

Debate continues over guns in schools

There has been a lot of press recently about the president’s proposal to end school shootings by allowing some of America’s teachers to carry concealed weapons and train them to “immediately fire back if a savage sicko came to a school with bad intentions.” It is a proposal that most gun violence experts, educators and […]

First responders also affected by suicide

This is the third in a series on suicide, who it affects, how it affects them and where people can turn to for help. Since Jan. 1, 2013, there have been 10 suicides in Custer County. Two of the suicides were female. Eight were male. Seven of those suicides were done with a firearm. Two […]

Custer Cruisin’ forges ahead

The Sturgis Motorcycle Rally and Custer Cruisin’ are only five months away, and those charged with getting motorcycle enthusiasts to get off their bikes and spend some money in Custer during the Rally continued their work late last month when they met to discuss the planned car show, vendors and the Mayor’s Ride, among other […]

Cemetery contract tabled

Whether or not the City of Custer will pay $2,000 more dollars for caretaking duties at Custer Cemetery this summer will be decided at a special meeting of the council Monday afternoon. This, after Barb Edwards of Edwards Enterprises, the lone bidder for the services, told the council at Monday night’s meeting Edwards Enterprises could […]

Scrubs Camp returns to Custer

Scrubs Camp returned to Custer again last weekend thanks to Regional Health, and once again offered students increased awareness, interest and understanding of health careers available in South Dakota through creative and interactive activities. Scrubs Camp allows students to experience first-hand the challenges, opportunities and rewards of health careers, all while learning about the skills […]

Sawmill has subdivision up in arms

A portable sawmill has popped up in the middle of an eastern Custer County subdivision and residents are not amused. At the Feb. 21 meeting of the Custer County Commission, commissioners heard from both residents of the Big Sky Subdivision as well as counsel retained by the subdivision as they laid out  their complaints with […]

City, county, school seats up for grabs

With the June 5 primary election just around the corner, now is the time for those interested in running for office to pull petitions for those offices. There are seats available on virtually every board, town or otherwise, in Custer County. That’s true for the City of Custer, where three two-year terms on the city […]

Trade Show set

The Custer Area Chamber of Commerce’s annual Trade Show will take place this Saturday, March 3, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Custer High School. The show hosts a wide variety of exhibitors ranging from financial services and building materials to jewelry and artwork and even political affiliations, nonprofit entities and emergency management services. Concessions […]

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