Cadets in Custer

For the last week, 1,200 cadets and staff have formed their own village southwest of Custer. Camp Elk Run 2017 Cadet International Camporee is a week’s retreat that happens every three years. The location rotates and the plan for it to take place in Custer has been in the making for over four years. This […]

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, […]

Girls ready to rock

This Saturday, June 17, 15 Custer girls will show just how hard they can rock with a first-of-its-kind concert at the Custer High School theatre, starting at 7 p.m. The concert is the final act for campers with Girls Rock Camp Custer, a week-long half-day camp for girls, started by the Custer Area Arts Council […]

Summer reading begins May 31

This year’s Custer County Library summer reading program’s theme is “Build a Better World!” The program will be open to infants through teens. The primary goals of the program are to encourage reading for fun and provide educational and fun summer programming. Students who read over the summer maintain and strengthen the reading skills they […]

CHS-built cabin up for bid

Four Custer High School (CHS) students are witnessing the fruition of their hard work, as the second year of CHS’s cabin project comes to a close. The 16×30 cabin located on the east side of the high school is open for bids through May 31. The process will be done through sealed bids which can […]

CHS prepares students with EMT class

Given the annual rate of car crashes, heart attacks and other medical emergencies, it’s safe to say an individual may encounter a situation where emergency services are needed. That’s what Custer High School hopes to prepare students for through its Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) class. “If I had the choice, I would make it a […]

FACS looks to add additional program

Adding new programs and activities to curriculum is just one way teachers continue to provide the best possible experience for their students. Family and Consumer Sciences (FACS) teacher Tiffany Newman is no different after taking a handful of students to the Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) state conference. FCCLA is a nonprofit […]

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 […]

CYAF announces scholarship winners

The Custer Youth and Alumni Foundation (CYAF) has announced its scholarship winners for 2017. CYAF is a local nonprofit organization which began in 1996 to provide financial resources to increase opportunities for Custer area youth. This year three outstanding Custer students received scholarships. Custer High School senior Cole Conard was awarded the Hailee Matlock—Class of […]

Ambassadors discuss ‘real models’

Custer Elementary students have had the opportunity to hear many words of wisdom from designated All Star Character Ambassadors Morgan Parys and Noah Zacher these past few months.  Both are seniors at Custer High School. The first of many classroom presentations was to Zacher’s former kindergarten teacher, Conni Virtue’s kindergarten class. Children learned about the […]

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