From Custer to Annapolis

Sam Mertz was at a crossroads the summer before his senior year of high school. He was thinking about his post-Custer future and knew...

Massaging horses into better health

Kat Davies loves Kisses. And it’s pretty clear Kisses loves her. No, not kisses. Kisses. Kisses is a horse, who upon receiving a Masterson Method...

Voting from a hospital bed

When election days roll around every year, thousands upon thousands of people are stuck in a hospital for a variety of reasons. As such,...

Phones in school

Professional singers, comedians and educators all have a common irritation in this modern world. The omnipresence of the smart phone has taken audiences and...

Najacht juried into international art guild

Black Hills artist Norma Najacht of Custer has been juried into the International Guild of Realism (IGOR) headquartered in Scottsdale, Ariz. “From what we can see from the images you submitted via email, your work is of very high quality with regard to craftmanship, composition and creativity,” the letter said. “Our membership committee was quite […]

Gray Hughes named editor of Prevailer

The Hill City Prevailer News has hired Gray Hughes to be the paper’s next editor. Hughes comes to the Prevailer News after spending time at the Hot Springs Star. Before that, he was a reporter for DelmarvaNow, a news company serving Delaware, Maryland and Virginia. “We are fortunate to have an award-winning journalist like Gray […]

Fire outside Hill City displaces family

At 3:19 a.m. Tuesday morning, the Hill City Fire Department responded to a residential structure fire at 11880 McVey Road, unincorporated Pennington County. The first arriving Hill City firefighters found a building with heavy smoke conditions in the attic of an occupied structure, according to a release. Firefighters were able to contain the fire to […]

Phones in school

Orion Thompson has a theory about phones in school. Based on observations from both staff and students that having phones in the classrooms and...

Mechaley, Kimball, Martinez are sheriff candidates

A Republican and two Independent candidates comprise the field for this year’s candidates for a four-year term as Custer County Sheriff. The current sheriff,...

Counties on hook for Keystone XL protest costs

A group of mostly rural South Dakota counties could be on the hook for millions of dollars in costs related to any protests that...

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