Alan Webster to be inducted into CHS Hall of Fame

If the Custer wrestling community has Alan Webster—the patriarch of the most famous wrestling family in Custer—to thank for nearly 30 years of success on the mat, then the Custer wrestling community should also thank  one more person for that three decades of wrestling excellence. An Ellendale, N.D., basketball coach. That’s right, wrestling fans. Thank […]

Black Hills Reads launches here

Citing the critical importance of children becoming proficient readers by the third grade, United Way of the Black Hills rolled out its Black Hills Reads initiative in a recent meeting in Custer.  The event, which was attended by educators and civic leaders in the Southern Hills, was held Friday, Jan. 25, in the Pine Room […]

Airborne deliveries to cows and kids

This is the fifth in a five-part series on the Blizzard of 1949 and recollections and stories from the people who lived through it. While...

‘I have never seen such a storm’

This is the fourth in a five-part series on the Blizzard of 1949 and recollections and stories from the people who lived through it. When...

‘What was Mom thinking?’

For those who survived the historic Blizzard of 1949 in the Great Plains, one’s experience of the storm’s severity appears to depend largely on their personal perspective.  To Joan Lytle of Custer, who was an 8-year-old at the time, the storm didn’t seem all that bad considering the fact that her family had moved to […]

Economic fears follow Shopko closures in small towns

This story was produced by South Dakota News Watch, a nonprofit news organization. Find more in-depth reporting at The pending closure of Shopko department...

Wise mind, healthy body

“It’s a tiny beginning to something we’ve wanted to create for a long time.” That’s how Dr. Joy Falkenburg describes the two shelves of...

Special delivery(man)

Over the course of history, April 15 has been a significant date in the United States. It’s Tax Day, the date of Abraham Lincoln’s...

Sheriff’s Log Top 10 for 2018

The following is a list of the top items in the Custer County  Chronicle’s Sheriff’s Log for 2018, as selected by the staff of the Chronicle. This week the top 10 items are listed. The Sheriff’s Log was written by Custer County sheriff’s deputies Heath Lowry and Matt Tramp in 2018. No. 10 “Where the […]

Happy Hogmanay!

Our journey of discovering how Christmas is celebrated around the world brings us full circle back to the British Isles and just in time...

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