Is print a dinosaur?

A lot has been said in our industry about the value of print. I see it so often that it has become a sort of mantra. Is this just the industry greasing its own wheels or is print the brilliant medium it bills itself to be? I was raised in an era that was largely […]

We should have caught those political words

We received two letters to the editor last week from people who took issue with the content of District 30 Rep. Tim Goodwin’s column...

To sleep, perchance to dream

Insomnia is scary – lying awake at night, waiting for what you hope will inevitably come but never being able to do anything about it. It’s even the title of a Stephen King novel – that’s how scary it is. I’m not sure if any of us have escaped the clutches of acute insomnia, which […]

A visit to the cemetery

As Memorial Day approaches, it is a great time to pause and consider the true meaning of this holiday. Memorial Day represents one day of national awareness and reverence, honoring those Americans who died while defending our nation and its values. While we should honor these heroes every day for the profound contributions they made […]

Flood coverage almost wasn’t

The Flood of 2019 is something I hope I never see again. But in all honesty, I’m grateful I got to see it. Funny how things seemingly hinge on random circumstances. I had stayed after 5 p.m. at work that Friday while everybody else had left for home except for Charley, who was in his […]

Community pulls together in time of need

It was bad last Friday, but it could have been worse. After the events of last Friday afternoon, we...

Gold Discovery Days are here already!

It’s a sure sign that summer is more than half over when we start celebrating the annual Gold Discovery Days again this coming weekend in Custer. We are not going to recap the tremendous series of events on tap for you because that information can be found in a front page story and two-page spread […]

Leanne Weideman

Leanne Thelma Larson was born Feb. 16, 1952, at Hot Springs, S.D., to Virgil and Lois (Piscke) Larson. She married Michael Eugene Weideman April...

Editorial had ‘alternative facts’

The July 5 Viewpoint by Scott Hulet is seemingly a patriotic article designed to coincide with one of our most patriotic holidays, the 4th of July. I say seemingly because the author does little to factually support his personal belief we as a country have blown it and we have forgotten how to be Americans. […]

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