New group rises to occasion

“Funny. I don’t remember no good dope days. I remember walking for miles in a dope-fiend haze. I remember sleeping in houses that had no electric. I remember being called a junkie, but I couldn’t accept it. I remember hanging out in abandos that were empty and dark. I remember shooting up in the bathroom […]

Quilt guild celebrates 27 years

The Custer Piecemakers Quilt Guild had its annual quilt show at Gold Discovery Days last weekend and, although there were many beautiful pieces to look at, the primary goal of having the show every year is to help fund the many philanthropic projects it does. The Piecemakers registered with the Quilts of Valor organization in […]

Camporee brings 1,500 youth to town

For five days last week, the population of the City of Custer nearly doubled. And it’s not even motorcycle rally time. Instead of leather-clad bikers, Custer was flooded with over 1,500 youth ages 10 to 16 who came to Custer as part of the Mid American Union (MAU) Camporee. Headquartered in Lincoln, Neb., the MAU […]

‘Grease’ doesn’t disappoint on opening night

When I was asked to attend the sold-out opening night show of “Grease,” I wasn’t sure what to expect. I had only seen the movie, so that was all I had to compare it to. As I shuffled into the auditorium with hundreds of others, I became very excited to see what was in store […]

Remembering 61 years since Andrea Doria

By Jacy Glazier Sixty-one years ago, Jack Sayles was a fresh-faced 19-year-old in the U.S. Navy Reserve. On July 25, 1956, he and his crew got an alert that the SS Andrea Doria had been struck by the MS Stockholm and was sinking with 1,200 passengers and 500 crew on board. The SS Andrea Doria, […]

Local sisters’ art featured

It seems a salty breeze from the Florida Keys has blown through the Custer County Courthouse Art Gallery with sisters Peggy Legé and Marlize Loucks’  Keys-themed art pieces on display. Both sisters now live in the area and are known for their Custer Stampede Buffalo Art Auction pieces and for being former Art Expressions Gallery […]

Dust devil destroys cabin on Pilot Rd.

On July 1, a day Linda Uphoff describes as “a beautiful, blue-sky day with beautiful, white clouds in it,” the unthinkable happened. At 4:30 p.m. a dust devil came down from the north and across her property on Pilot Road. Dust devils are comparable to a tornado in how they act, but rarely reach tornado […]

Sander ends 44 years of taking out the trash

For the past 35 years in Custer, Tim Sander has been trash. Let us explain. Since he first climbed in a garbage truck in 1982 for the first time for what would become Sander Sanitation, Sander has been synonymous with trash collection in Custer County and throughout the region. Tim turned a one-truck, two-person operation […]

‘Young Frankenstein’ delivers the laughs

When I saw the shows scheduled for the Black Hills Playhouse this summer, “Young Frankenstein” was far and away the one I was looking forward to most. For most of the my life I have been a fan of everything Mel Brooks: “Blazing Saddles,” “Spaceballs,” “Young Frankenstein” — you name it. I find Brooks’ type of comedy to […]

Hinzman photography showcased

“I could not draw a straight line with a pencil or brush let alone create something pleasing to anyone,” joked Larry Hinzman, who eventually found his artist’s niche through the camera’s lens. Art photographer Hinzman’s work is currently on display at Custer County Courthouse Art Gallery through July. In time, Hinzman began a love affair […]

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