3rd annual Burning Beetle event and Bug Crawl and Variety Show.

On January 16th we are having our 3rd Annual Burning Bettle Event,and this year after the Beetle Burns, we will be at the YMCA Log Building having our Bug Crawl and Variety Show.  We also have two local businesses who are partnering with us and they will be providing Music and Food after the Burning Beetle.At the Naked Winery Steve Gardner and Daniel Boone Johnson will be performing.  The Sage Creek is also having live music. We are signing up performers for the Variety Show now, so if anyone is interested, they should contact me at hankfridell@gmail.com.
Schedule for January 16, Saturday
-1:00 Black Hills Raptor Birds at Frontier Photo
-4:00  Meet at the High School, get fired up, light the torches…..
-4:30  March up Pageant Hill with the Custer Drum Line leading us.
-5:00  Burn the Beetle and Fireworks at Pageant Hill.
-6:00 till Done– YMCA Bug Crawl and Variety Show.  A non-alcohol venue.  Food provided by YMCA.  Make your own S’mores.  Face Cut-Out Beetle Family Photos. Variety Show has Music, Dance, Beetle Videos, Black Hills Raptor Appearance, Auction…..hosted by the Blues Beetle Brothers.
You can follow what’s going on at https://www.facebook.com/

Custer Resident Deeply Saddened by Editorial

Custer SD, 20 December 2015- I was saddened to read the editorial in last week’s 16 December 2015, Custer Chronicle. It is unfortunate to see such a judgmental and uncharitable stance taken in a vehicle that represents itself as the voice of our community. This is particularly distressing at this time of year when we celebrate the birth of a child whose parents were also exiled and refused accommodations at their subsequent destination. I can’t help but wonder if the writer of this editorial actually knows any Muslims personally. To label and condemn an entire population is simply racist. We cannot eliminate all risk from our lives simply by excluding this group of people, most of whom are trying to escape war and rebuild their lives. Life is full of risks.  We take them every day simply getting out of bed. To believe that our own grandparents were somehow “better” immigrants than these overlooks the fear that surrounded that wave of immigration. There were signs in many windows at the time saying “Irish need not apply” or “No Italians permitted”. Yet these immigrants became loyal contributors to our country.  Gratefully, I was born here in America, but this was not because of any merit on my part.  It is simply an accident of birth. Who are we to condemn whole populations because of the circumstances of their birth?  I don’t know how to bring peace to our world today. But I do know one thing, hatred and violence will only result in more hatred and violence.

Peg Ryan is a resident of Custer County and teaches Yoga and Pilates in Custer.


Jan 5th Art Show and Reception at The Custer County Courthouse Gallery


Kim Horkey, President ot the Custer County Court House Gallery Committe, is pleased to announce a new installation of art by serveral local artists who will be showing many different mediums, paintings, quilts, jewelry, stained glass, photography and pottery, at the Custer County Courthouse Gallery located at 420 Mount Rushmore Rd. Custer.  Jan 5th -April 4. There will be an artist reception  Jan 5th 5-7pm in the gallery located on the second floor of the courthouse. Refreshments will be served by Pizza Hut with several local artist contributing to the refreshments.

For additional information on this event and the Courthouse Gallery: contact Kim Horkey-   traveltoshoot@hotmail.com

Kim Horkey is a local art photographer and a member of Art Expressions Gallery in Custer SD. www.facebook.com/ArtExpressionsGalleryinCuster/

See Kim’s work at http://www.kimhorkeyimages.com