Custer School District welcomes new staff

The Custer School District stayed busy this summer by hiring 15 new staff members. Most of the hires were replacements, but there were a couple new positions added as well. Custer Elementary added two new teachers, Wendy Drew and Jaci Neiffer, and a new principal, Barb Paulson. Drew grew up in Flagstaff, Ariz., where she […]

Parys, Zacher are character all stars

Two Custer High School seniors, Morgan Parys of Hermosa and Noah Zacher of Custer, have been named South Dakota 4-H Character All Stars for the 2016-17 School Year. Brad Keizer, local South Dakota State Univeristy Extension/4-H advisor for Custer County and Michelle Watland, Custer Elementary counselor mentor these students.  Zacher and Parys will visit each […]

‘Sister Act’ comes to CHS stage

Custer High School is bringing “Sister Act: A Divine Musical Comedy” to the school’s stage next week. “Sister Act” features a disco diva, Deloris Van Cartier (played by Lizzie Anderson), who witnesses a murder and is promptly placed into protective custody at a convent. Under the disguise of a nun, Deloris finds herself at odds […]

Glazier is Rising Star of the West

Custer High School senior Tori Glazier will be featured as part of KEVN Black Hills FOX’s Rising Star of the West scholarship contest Thursday, Feb. 8, on The SIX (6 to 6:30 p.m.)  and on Black Hills FOX News at 9 p.m. Glazier qualified for the contest by submitting a short video of herself to […]

Scouts to honor Ryan Tennyson

In preparation for the annual Blue and Gold Banquet on Saturday, May 6, pack members of the Webelos Den of the Cub Scouts in Custer interviewed one of its honorees, South Dakota Highway Patrolman Ryan Tennyson of Custer. Tennyson will be presented the Hometown Hero award at the banquet in appreciation of his service. During […]

Anderson to vie for outstanding teen

Lizzie Anderson of Custer is one of 12 young women from around the state who will compete for the title of Miss South Dakota’s Outstanding Teen 2017 in Hot Springs Sunday at 2 p.m. at the Mueller Center. Tickets are $20 and will be available at the door. The new titleholder will compete at the […]

Custer County Fair results announced

The following are the results from this year’s Custer County Fair and 4-H Achievement Days. RANCH SORT First Place Buckle Sponsors –  H & T Cattle, Mathis Appraisals. OPEN:  1st –  Mike Sigman / Michelle Brownell, 2nd – Mike Hansen / Lisa Hansen; 3rd – Lisa Hansen / Melissa Mosser.  RANCHER:  1st – Penny Dye […]

Elementary hands out awards

Library Awards Mrs. Blume 4-6th ARAR Awards 500 AR Points – Phoebe Till 400 AR Points – Izaak Stansbury, Megan Snyder, Ella Allen 200 AR Points – Emma Arp, Riley Reynolds, Denali Rusch, Olivia Somers, Remington Miklos, 150 AR Points – Sadie Moore, Laina Ornelas, Makenna Allen 100 AR Points – Brady Virtue, Keira Nelson, […]

Eagle project hits a home run

With his service project nearing completion, Logan Block is going for a home run. In this case, an Eagle Scout rank. Block, a 17-year-old junior from Custer, has spent nearly a year planning the service project, the final step in receiving the Eagle Scout rank. Using his love of baseball as the catalyst, Block is […]

Master plan could answer questions

Come March 2017, the Custer School District should have a long-anticipated facilities master plan written and approved. But before the final product comes to a vote, architects with TSP and members of a 20-person committee are working together to evaluate and assess Custer School District. TSP, an engineering firm from Rapid City, has been working […]

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