Powell just misses 102nd birthday

Editor’s note: This article was written last week. Powell died two days after the interview and one day before her birthday. Ann Powell may very well be the oldest person living in Custer County, having celebrated her 102nd birthday last Friday, March 30, at Custer Regional Senior Care. While Powell says both her eyesight and […]

New hospital big for Custer health care

This is the first in a four-part series examining health care in Custer County and taking an in-depth look at the new $22 million Regional Health Custer Hospital, set to open in May. Imagine life a half century ago, 1962 to be exact. People are just learning about computers. The first one weighed 60,000 pounds, […]

Holy Week services offered

Holy Week is upon us, and with that comes a variety of special events and worship services Custer County residents can attend at the...

Steve Price honored for work at Rocky Knolls

At the 34th annual South Dakota turfgrass conference and trade show, Steve Price, golf course superintendent at Rocky Knolls Golf Course in Custer, was...

Youth art on display at gallery

Kindergarten through third grade students will have their art on display at the Custer County Courthouse Art Gallery through April 5. There are approximately 172 young artists with their work showing in the gallery space. The kindergarten learners have their bold “Lions made with Line” projects. These projects feature at least three different kinds of […]

Suicide is preventable, treatment available

This is the fourth and final in a series on suicide, who it affects, how it affects them and where people can turn to for help. If you’re feeling suicidal, get help. Talk to somebody. Find support. It could be a family member, a friend, a stranger—anybody. It may not feel like it in the […]

‘Achmed’ display prompts protest

A skeleton dressed up as a “retired terrorist” and put up outside a local business was boycotted last week by a pair of people who carried signs indicating the display was bigoted. The display is outside Rushmore Automotive, located on Mt. Rushmore Road, where owner Steve Sallee said he first put “Achmed” out as a […]

Life after suicide: A ‘new normal’

This is the second in a series on suicide, who it affects, how it affects them and where people can turn to for help. Sunday, Aug. 2, 2009, was nearly 10 years ago. For Cheryl Pond, however, it’s like it was yesterday. On that day, her life was changed forever. The same can be said […]

Dying by their own hand

This is the first in a series on suicide, who it affects, how it affects them and where people can turn to for help. By the time you read the first few paragraphs of this story, someone, somewhere will have committed suicide. The World Health Organization tells us close to 800,000 people die due to […]

Hospital welcomes physician assistant

Kathleen Melloh grew up in Nevada, Mo., where she had always dreamed of being a nurse. “I was a nurse for 12 years; I did all of my pre-nursing at Southwest Baptist University where I graduated cum laude and then went to nursing school at St. John’s Nursing School in Springfield, Mo. Then I went […]

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