4-H art on display at courthouse

Learning to grow. Learning to serve. Learning to live. Learning for life.  This is what Custer County 4-H members are doing along with 9,497 youths across the state and over six million members across the nation. Custer County 4-H member projects are on display at the Custer County Courthouse Art Gallery through March 1. “We […]

Church promotes abundant life

Pastor Clark Struebing and his wife, Joy, are not new to the Custer area. In fact, it’s not even the first time Clark has been a pastor in Custer, as he pastored on two different occasions a few years back at Custer Wesleyan Church. Clark was born in Newton, Kan., and graduated from high school […]

Angels among us

On July 16, 1990, a local family and the community was rocked by a tragedy that could have been avoided, but not predicted. It started out as a celebratory day for a young Custer musician and his band who had just landed a record deal. The festivities soon moved from Custer to Deadwood where youthful […]

Preparing for an EMP attack

What would happen if suddenly the whole country lost power? No electronics, no light, no heat or cooling. You might think this would never happen, but actually this is a real threat to America that is for the most part ignored. It’s called an electromagnetic pulse (EMP) attack and has the potential to cripple the […]

Revenue at center of discussion

By Dana Hess For the South Dakota Newspaper Association State revenue, or the lack of it, was at the center of Thursday’s discussion between legislative leaders and newspaper publishers and editors. The gathering that brought legislative party leaders together with more than 30 newspaper representatives was part of Newspaper Day at the Legislature sponsored by […]

Daugaard: Challenges await next governor

By Dana Hess For the South Dakota Newspaper Association The next governor of South Dakota will face challenges brought on by a proliferation of laws, a poorly focused educational system and river pollution. Gov. Dennis Daugaard, in the last year of his last term, shared his ideas about the challenges his successor will face when […]

Pugsley, Crazy Horse honored by state

Gov. Dennis Daugaard and the South Dakota Department of Tourism presented awards to tourism industry members the evening of Jan. 18 at the 2018 Governor’s Conference on Tourism in Pierre. The 9th Annual Rooster Rush Cacklin’ Community Award went to the community of Pierre for its efforts to welcome pheasant hunters to the state. The […]

Burning Beetle 2018

Photos from the sixth annual Burning of the Beetle in Custer, SD. #burnbeetleburn  

From California to Custer

Dr. Kelly Phommahaxay was born and raised in San Diego where she grew up along the beach. She then attended the University of California Riverside for her undergrad and the University of California Los Angeles for medical school and would describe herself as a Southern California gal through and through — until it was time […]

CLF welcomes new pastor

Pam Power hasn’t always been a career pastor. In fact, the Long Island, NY, native started her career path in customer service and IT before becoming ordained in 2009. “It was not a light decision,” said Power. “I fought it for a long time and it took several years of thought and prayer because it […]

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