Fire claims trailer

A trailer house was lost after a structure fire occurred Tuesday night, Dec. 20. The page went out at 7:50 p.m. Tuesday with a report of a structure fire at 11967 W. Hwy 16, Lot 4. The 14×70 trailer and its contents, as well as two vehicles owned by the occupant were a total loss. […]

Revisiting 2016 in Custer County

Here is a look at the people, places and events that shaped Custer County for the first half of 2016. January Van Arp was named the Custer County Chronicle’s 2015 Citizen of the Year. Arp, a pastor, is a member of the local Ministerial Alliance, helps with The Storehouse, volunteers for a variety of things […]

Don’t get burned by winter home fires

With a chill in the air and snow piles on the ground, it’s clear to see winter is here. And with winter comes the increased risk for home fires, with December through March as peak months. One of the leading causes for home fires during the winter months is heating equipment — chimneys and wood […]

Dorothea is third Hall of Fame inductee

For Dorothea Edgington, the rewards of a lifetime spent educating young minds, the vast majority of which was spent in Custer, doesn’t come in the form of trophies or paychecks. It comes in the form of a hug or a phone call from a former student thaking her for educating them or telling her the […]

Bill Young also being inducted into the Hall of Fame

As it turns out, one of the most revered coaches in the history of Custer wasn’t much of an athlete himself when he was roaming the halls of Custer Middle and High schools. Bill Young, who is set to be inducted into the Custer Jr./Sr. High School Hall of Fame Jan. 5, recalls being a […]

Bill Tretheway to inducted into Hall of Fame

When Bill Tretheway walked into the Custer band program for the first time in 1968, it wasn’t where a teacher would want it to be, to put it politely. “There was room for improvement. Let’s put it that way,” he said with a laugh. “I’ve always figured it takes seven years to build a program and […]

City may tweak snow rules

Downtown business owners were supposed to have their front walks shoveled by 9 a.m. last Sunday morning, according to the letter of the law of the City of Custer’s ordinances. Those who made it out to do so may be kicking themselves now, however. At the Dec. 19 meeting of the Custer City Council, city […]

Catching up with Scrooge

Continuing in the tradition of several before him, including one of Santa’s elves, Frosty the Snowman and Mr. and Mrs. Claus themselves, another Christmas icon, Ebenezer Scrooge, stopped by the office of the Custer County Chronicle last week to be the subject of this year’s Christmas interview. While he was here, Scrooge answered questions about […]

Herrmann to be inducted into Custer High School Hall of Fame

When going through the list of the greatest athletes in the history of Custer High School, you won’t make it far down the list before you reach Doug Herrmann. A three-sport star, Herrmann was a three-time state champion in the discus, a two-time All-State performer in basketball and the greatest football player to ever suit […]

Pfeifer to be inducted into high school hall of fame

In the few years Custer High School had a gymnastics team, Julie (McFarland) Pfeifer was its biggest star. Pfeifer, a Custer High School class of 1982 graduate, was a decorated gymnast for three years of her high school career after her family moved to Custer in the spring of 1979. She had attended school in […]

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