Wind Cave to host adventure program

Help your children learn about nature and develop skills to explore the natural world by attending Wind Cave National Park’s Adventures in Nature programs. These programs are offered at the park every other Tuesday from Jan. 10 through April 4. “This is a free program for children ages 3 to 12 to experience nature and […]

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 […]

Sixth graders make 1,500 cookies

Ms. Mattson’s and Mr. Frish’s sixth grade classes were again busy rolling out a record number of cookies this year for those in need. Mattson said she was happy to coordinate and carry on the torch to spearhead this program, along with Mrs. Webster. Each classroom took turns working on the cookie project. Frisch kept […]

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 […]

School board makes the move to paperless

The Custer School District Board of Education is moving up in the world of technology, as monthly meeting minutes and agendas will now be posted online. The school board approved using Boarddocs — a cloud-based management system that serves over 2,000 local governing boards in the U.S. — during a previous meeting, arguing since they […]

4-H hosts annual recognition event

Custer County 4-H held its annual recognition event Oct. 30 at the Custer High School Commons/theater. The event was hosted by the Custer County Mounties and Rowdy Ranchers 4-H clubs, both from the City of Custer. Pledges to the American Flag and the 4-H flag were led by members of the Custer County Mounties Club. […]

5th Quarter a popular event

While the game may be over, Custer High School students don’t necessarily have to go home. Instead, they can go to 5th Quarter — which welcomes students to gather with friends and have a evening full of games, food and fun. 5th Quarter, which has run on and off over the past decade, was started […]

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 […]

Freshman Impact hosts fundraiser

The Freshman Impact program will celebrate its 10-year anniversary with its first fundraising dinner. The public is invited to attend the celebration at Crazy Horse Memorial Saturday, Oct. 29, which will feature a prime rib dinner, auction and a program by South Dakota attorney general Marty Jackley. Guests will have the chance to learn more […]

CSD needs substitute teachers

Have some extra time on your hands? Want to give back to the youth in the community? Then substitute teaching may be the perfect fit for you. The Custer School District (CSD) is in great need of substitute teachers for all three schools. There are 69 substitute teachers on the district’s list, but it fluctuates […]

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