Indictments upheld in FLDS SNAP case

Members of the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints’ (FLDS) argument that their faith requires them to consecrate their belongings to the church, and thus that their indictments on food stamp fraud and money laundering charges should be dismissed, was rejected by a U.S. District Court judge recently. According to an article […]

Garbage trucks trashing county roads?

The posted weight limits on Sidney Park Road aren’t changing anytime soon, but the weight limit on some of the trucks traveling it will or could be subject to a fine. At its Nov. 22 meeting the Custer County Commission voted to leave the posted weight limit on Sidney Park Road at six tons per […]

Some Simianer charges dropped

The State of South Dakota has dropped 15 counts of possession of child pornography originally filed against former City of Custer planning director Scott Simianer. Custer County State’s Attorney Tracy Kelley said the charges were dropped in an effort to not cloud the minds of the jury pool as they relate to the stronger charges […]

Roads, weight limits discussed

Roads were again a big topic of discussion at the Nov. 7 meeting of the Custer County Commission, as a resident of the Morkin Springs Subdivision on Custer Limestone Road came before the commission to reiterate an earlier plea by subdivision residents to maintain a portion of the road from Lemon Draw to Ditch Creek […]

School board examines budget

The next school year may still be months away, but it’s already time to start planning its budget. The first step in the timeline of putting together the 2017-18 school year’s budget is comparing 2015-16’s predicted general fund budget vs. the actual general fund budget, which the Custer School District Board of Education did during […]

It’s Select-A-Gift time in Custer

It’s Select-A-Gift time in Custer and Select-A-Gift trees are up and filled with tags at participating Custer churches, banks, credit unions and businesses. “It is the holiday season and a time for giving joyfully from our hearts,” said Juli Ames-Curtis, Select-A-Gift chairwoman. Community members are encouraged to take a gift tag from one of these trees […]

Buffalo auction will be all video

After 50 years of bidders gathering on metal bleachers at the corrals to bid on buffalo at the annual Custer State Park Fall Classic Bison Auction, bidders are in for a warmer and more comfortable treat this year. For the first time, the auction will occur in the theater in the new Visitor Center at […]

Common ground sought on rally

An accord has been reached between the Custer Cruisin’ Committee, Art Expressions and a local businessman that will see those parties work together to not only decide where best to place vendors during Custer Cruisin’ in August, but to draw more people to vendor row and benefit all involved. At the Nov. 9 meeting of […]

2016 Election breaks records

Nineteen months ago, when the nominees for the 2016 presidential election were tossing their hats in the ring, many predicted the 2016 election would break records. That prediction came true Tuesday, Nov. 8, when 128 million people casted their ballots for the hotly contested race. In the early hours of Nov. 9, Republican candidate Donald […]

New doctor joins CRH

When it came to finding a place to move to and settle down in, Dr. Nathan and Elena Chappelle had some criteria that had to be met. Nathaniel had just finished his family medicine residency and knew he wanted to be a physician in a small town where he would be challenged with a variety […]

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