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 […]

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  

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