Custer County Chronicle

Matt Fridell, center, nails boards to the soon-to-be-burned beetle as Steve Pischke, left, and Dave Thom assist. About a dozen volunteers have been meeting at the Custer Volunteer Fire Department Hall each week to assemble the beetle under the guidance of master carpenter Karl Svensson. Finishing touches were put on this week in time for the Burning Beetle event this Saturday, Jan. 18. 

01/16/2020 - 8:55am
The forecast for Custer on Saturday may be only in the 20s, but it will be plenty warm on Pageant Hill at 5 p.m. That is when, for the seventh consecutive year, the Burning Beetle will take place, with the burning of a beetle effigy the...

Hill City Prevailer

01/16/2020 - 11:20am
The Hill City Common Council met Monday. Its only scheduled business item was to discuss a nonconforming electronic sign at the Hill City Cafe. The sign is an electronic reader board sign that was allowed in the Central Business District when it was...

Community

10/10/2019 - 10:49am
As the calendar marches into autumn and soon enough — winter — the snow will fall. When it does, Mark Naugle will have his eyes on it. And the forecast. And the TV. He’ll use his ears to listen to what others are saying, as well. While it may...

Obituaries

01/16/2020 - 11:39am
On Jan. 8, Eugene W. Lidgett, 81, died at his home with his wife by his side. He was born April 30, 1938, to William and Leota (Bond) Lidgett in Huron, S.D., He was raised at Yale, S.D., where his parents farmed. He later moved to Huron where he met...