Category: South Dakota

Final Post

July 10, 2018 To all of you who have been loyal fans and followers of this website, it is with great sadness that I must inform you that Herb Ryan will no longer be maintaining this website.  Herb began Custer Free Press as a labor of love.  He […]

JUNE SOBRIETY CHECKPOINT SCHEDULE RELEASED

PIERRE, S.D. –  With summer under way, the South Dakota Department of Public Safety continues its efforts to discourage people from drinking and then driving by holding sobriety checkpoints statewide during the month of June. There are 35 checkpoints scheduled in 24 different counties during June. The checkpoints […]

THE FORGOTTEN HISTORY OF MEMORIAL DAY

Preparing to decorate graves, May 1899. Library of Congress Richard Gardiner, Columbus State University In the years following the bitter Civil War, a former Union general took a holiday originated by former Confederates and helped spread it across the entire country. The holiday was Memorial Day, and this […]