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 […]

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 […]

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