Project raises suicide awareness

When it came to picking a topic for his senior project, suicide prevention was a no brainer for Custer High School student Forrest Lewis. Lewis has been affected by suicide in more than just one way. In 2014, Lewis’ best friend and cousin, Hunter, committed suicide, as did another friend, Ben, in October. “Suicide has […]

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 […]

Shooting star

Eighteen-year-old Jesse Mills of Hermosa has been pretty busy lately, what with graduating from Custer High School and all, but he says he needs to hit the range in the next few weeks to prepare for the last big shooting competition of his 11-year 4-H career.  Mills qualified for the 2019 4-H Shooting Sports National […]

Schools welcome new staff

A group of both new and veteran employees of the Custer School District gathered at the Armory last Thursday to welcome and...

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, […]

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