New law firm caters to businesses

Martin Freidel has been a frequent visitor to Custer for over 20 years and has been working on calling it home for the last 10. He and his wife, Lisa, have finally made that dream a reality and are calling Custer home and planting roots. In August, Freidel opened a new business law firm in […]

Gathering of the Talents returns

Another Gathering of the Talents musical is being planned for Sunday, Nov. 12. Looking through her book of memories, Isabel Hanson shares past Gathering of the Talents shows. They began while she was leader of the Round Up Pals 4-H Club, as their community service project. The first ones were held in the little gym […]

Jana Virtue is new county VSO

As a junior in high school, Jana Virtue moved from Gillette, Wyo., to Hill City to take care of a veteran. The veteran was her grandfather, a Korean War Purple Heart recipient who struggled for the rest of his life with injuries he received in the war. After her grandmother died, her grandfather struggled to […]

New business opens in Hermosa

Leah Herron spent her youth as most girls do, laying out in the sun hoping to catch a lovely dark tan — but what she didn’t know was the damage she was causing to her skin. “Little did I know I was setting myself up for pre-cancerous sun damage and terrible dark spots on my […]

Taking a tour of the former STAR Academy

When you step onto the campus of the former State Treatment and Rehabilitation (STAR) Academy or inside one of the buildings littered throughout the 174-acre campus, the first thing you notice is the quiet. It’s eerily quiet. What was once one of the largest employers in the Custer area, with up to 170 employees serving […]

Hospital adds new staff

Custer Regional Hospital has welcomed  two new staff members, Connor Fiscarelli and Matt Stinson. Fiscarelli is the new senior director of long-term care services in the Custer and Sturgis markets and Stinson is  nursing director for the Custer and Deadwood markets. Their start dates were Aug. 27 and Sept. 1, respectively. Fiscarelli’s position entails the […]

Clark unpublished poem found?

Local attorney Jerry Baldwin has found what he believes could be an unpublished poem written by S.D. Poet Laureate Badger Clark in 1948. The book, “Sun and Saddle Leather,” written by Clark was purchased by Baldwin at an auction of the Helen and Bob Davis estate about 20 years ago, Baldwin said. The inside message […]

Caster is new director of DOE

A familiar face has returned to the Custer County Department of Equalization (DOE) Office. Patty Caster is the new head of the DOE, after being hired by the Custer County Commission for the job late last month and working her first day in the role Oct. 10. While Caster is new to being the head […]

Old West collection featured

You will experience a flashback in time to the very same Black Hills of South Dakota in the late 19th century when walking the corridor of the Custer County Courthouse Art Gallery.  Featured in the gallery are images and illustrations of the Old West Collection of James M. May which were recently donated to the […]

School knife incident investigated

Law enforcement responded to Custer Jr./Sr. High School Oct. 10 at approximately 10:20 a.m. after receiving a report of an incident involving two male juveniles in which one poked another with a pocket knife. A 16-year-old and 15-year-old student were having a “snow fight” outside the school by the shop class doors when it escalated […]

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