WEAVE holds vigil

Women Escaping A Violent Environment (W.E.A.V.E.) will host its annual vigil on Thursday, Oct. 20. The vigil will begin at 5th Street and Mount Rushmore Road (by the flagpole) for an awareness walk on Mount Rushmore Road, which will end at the 1881 Courthouse Museum steps. The walk will begin around 5:30 p.m. with the […]

Zonta educates on breast cancer

It was an afternoon of education, empowerment and perseverance as seven speakers spoke about the obstacles, perils and battles of breast cancer Saturday, Oct. 15, during the “Knowledge Empowers – Learn About Mammography” forum. Topics of the forum, which was hosted by Zonta of the Southern Black Hills and sponsored by Starr Insurance, the Mammo […]

Vendors to go back to old configuration

While it may have been a light agenda for the Custer Cruisin’ Committee meeting Thursday, Oct. 13, the committee is excited about its progress for next year’s big event. One of the topics discussed was the spacing for vendors, which are housed on south 6th Street. City liaison Kim Conwell said she received feedback from […]

Roads, bridges top county talks

It was the Gary Woodford show at the Custer County Commission meeting Oct. 5 at the Custer County Courthouse, as the county’s highway department supervisor addressed a variety of issues at the meeting, including a pair of road issues, a five-year bridge and road plan required by the state, and even some prairie dog talk […]

Real estate sales a mixed bag

Ramona Flaig is partying—make that selling—like it’s 2005. Flaig, owner of Custer Real Estate, said 2016 has been the busiest year for her in terms of selling area real estate since 2005. She’s so busy, sometimes she doesn’t know whether she’s coming or going. And yes, that’s a good thing. “I say that smiling,” she said. […]

Candidates state their case at forum

Around 40 area citizens attended a candidate forum for District 30 legislative candidates at the Custer Jr./Sr. High School last Thursday evening. The forum, sponsored by the Custer County Chronicle, saw the two candidates for District 30 Senate—Republican Lance Russell and Democrat Karla LaRive—along with the four candidates for District 30 House of Representatives—Democrats Sandy […]

Candidate forum to be held Oct. 6

District 30 voters will have the chance to meet the six candidates running for a spot in both the state House and Senate. A candidate forum will be held Thursday, Oct. 6, at 6:30 p.m. at the Custer Jr./Sr. High School theatre, hosted by the Custer County Chronicle. Attending the forum will be District 30 […]

Update given on vacation rentals

The City of Custer continues to work on how to handle vacation rentals within city limits, giving an update on its progress on the issue at the Oct. 3 meeting of the Custer City Council. Mayor Jared Carson said residential zoning is being addressed as part of a larger rewrite of the city’s zoning, a […]

Bartlett is newest church pastor

There’s a new face at Custer Community Church. But rather than the new face being in the pews, it’s the reverend giving Sunday’s message. The Rev. Dustin Bartlett is the new pastor at Custer Community Church, coming from Estelline, where he was the pastor for both a United Church of Christ (UCC) and an Evangelical […]

Buffalo Roundup is Friday

It’s buffalo roundup time again in Custer State Park, and visitors from around the county and world will flock to the park this Friday, Sept. 30, to take in the sights and sounds of the 51st annual Custer State Park Buffalo Roundup. The roundup, which allows visitors to witness 1,300 buffalo rumble by in a […]

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