Are smart phones making students dumb?

The issue of phones in school has come a long way since the days when a solitary rotary telephone hung on the wall near...

County plan for roads approved

Grading and aggregate resurfacing, small drainage replacement, replacing a bridge and replacing every highway sign in the county. These are among the projects scheduled to happen in the next five years after a hearing and subsequent approval for the county’s five-year highway and bridge improvement plan at the Oct. 10 meeting of the Custer County […]

School adopts ALICE protocol

The Custer School District seems to be getting its money’s worth in newly-hired school resource officer deputy Matt Tramp. Tramp made presentations to the school board at the monthly meeting Oct. 8 outlining two initiatives he will spearhead over the next months that will impact the safety and security of Custer County schools.  Since Tramp […]

Measures seek to make amending constitution tougher, easier to understand

Two measures on the Nov. 6 ballot would make changes to the way the state’s constitution is amended. Amendment X would change the threshold for approving an amendment, raising it from a majority vote to 55 percent of the votes cast. Amendment Z would require that each constitutional amendment be limited to a single subject. […]

A fond farewell

Long-time Custer Area Chamber of Commerce executive director Dave Ressler is no longer at the helm of the organization. In a news release delivered to...

Kidnapping report is investigated

What started as a call about an unattended vehicle at Stockade Lake and later escalated into an all-out search for a truck as well as a possible kidnapping and aggravated assault has been determined to be unfounded by the Custer County Sheriff’s Office, said Custer County Sheriff Marty Mechaley. On Sept. 23 at 6:08 p.m. […]

Brandished pistol leads to arrest

A local businessman is facing an aggravated assault charge after a disagreement with a neighbor escalated to the point of his allegedly brandishing a pistol and striking a man in the face Aug. 28. Court documents state that on that day at about 8:11 p.m. a call was received at 211 Mt. Rushmore Rd. in […]

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 […]

VRBO issue goes to voters

When voters in the city of Custer head to the polls Nov. 6, among the issues they will decide is whether to keep changes...

Amendment W offers tougher ethics enforcement

This November, state voters will once again decide on an ethics measure. As with Initiated Measure 22 in 2016, backers of Amendment W say...

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