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 […]

Custer welcomes students from abroad

High school students from Denmark, Germany, the Netherlands and Norway are receiving a warm welcome from Custer residents. The students are studying and living in the United States through EF High School Exchange Year.  Living with local area host families and attending local area high schools, the students are here to not only learn about […]

September is Attendance Awareness Month

By Carrie Moore With Gov. Dennis Daugaard proclaiming September as Attendance Awareness Month in South Dakota, the Custer School District (CSD) is joining the nationwide effort to raise awareness about the value of regular school attendance. According to Daugaard, Attendance Awareness Month encourages school leaders, parents and communities to spread the message that good attendance […]

More Custer County 4-H Achievement Days listed

Custer County 4-H club members had the opportunity to participate in the 4-H Achievement Days held Aug. 11 in conjunction with the Custer County Fair.  Youth chose project areas  when they enrolled for the 4-H year and can work on those projects throughout the year. Youth bring their completed static exhibits on the Thursday kick-off […]

Youth in Action hits Custer

The Custer County 4-H youth in action event was held on July 28 at Custer Lutheran Fellowship.  Youth in Action showcases member’s talents of public speaking, public demonstrations, illustrated talks, special foods and clothing review. Public speaking, illustrated talks and demonstrations are intended to give youth a venue for presentations to groups of people in […]

Summer reading program concludes

The Custer County Summer Reading Program concluded July 20 with a party at Custer Elementary School. Children who participated in the program were treated to a magic show by Reuben Fast Horse and face painting by Vivian Billy. Entertainment was provided through a grant from the Shopko Foundation. The party had 98 participants. The Summer […]

Summer projects make schools shine

As parents and guardians drop off their kids for the start of the new school year, they can breathe easy knowing they’re in a safe environment. In fact, that’s something Joe Uhrich, head of buildings and grounds for the Custer School District, takes very seriously. “The buildings must be safe and clean for anybody that […]

Newest projects honor Custer High School history

With Gold Discovery Days this weekend, the memories of yesteryear will come alive. The same can be said of Custer School District’s two newest projects. As visitors enter Custer via 5th Street and pass the Custer Armory, they will see 17 purple plaques, all proudly proclaiming Custer’s state championship victories. The victories include girls cross […]

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