Zonta of the Southern Black Hills Seeks Worthy Causes

August 2 2017
Custer, SD – Zonta of the Southern Black Hills is asking to hear from local community organizations in need of funds.
Every year, Zonta of the Southern Black Hills donates to a number of local organizations, all benefiting women in the community, with proceeds from the chapter’s monthly planner and Custer business telephone directory. In the past, organizations such as Women Escaping A Violent Environment, the Storehouse, Mammo or Bust, the Custer Library and Girls In Science have all received a donation from the Zonta chapter. Over $60,000 has been given away in Zonta’s 22 year history to organizations and groups benefiting women in the community.
Organizations, groups and people who wish to receive a grant should submit a short request detailing the organization and its projects, as well as the amount of funds needed to fulfill the project(s) and how the organization/project benefits women in the Custer and Southern Black Hills community.
All submissions must benefit women, which coincides with Zonta’s mission to empower and help women. All organizations in the Southern Black Hills are eligible to apply, including those serving Custer, Hermosa, Hill City, Keystone, Hot Springs and Edgemont.
Requests may be emailed to southernblackhillszonta@ gmail.com or mailed to P.O. Box 28 Custer, S.D., 57730. The deadline for submissions is Friday, Sept. 15. Members of Zonta of the Southern Black Hills’ service dollar committee will look over the submissions and alert the organization of their selection, with funds to be given away at the end of October.
For questions or for more information, email southernblackhillszonta@ gmail.com.

Custer County Sheriff’s Office Crime Log Sunday October 23 to Saturday October 29, 2016

Deputy Heath Lowry
Custer County Sheriff’s Office
Sunday October 23 to Saturday October 29, 2016

Medical calls for the week: 12

Call of the Week:  On Monday October 25 deputies responded to the intersection of Montgomery and 9th Street in Custer for a disturbance in progress.  Upon arrival 2 males were observed arguing.  When records were checked a 24 year old male was arrested for a warrant out of Pennington County.  A 31 year old male was also arrested for a probation violation.  His breath tested positive at nearly 3 times the legal limit and he was prohibited from drinking.  Both were booked into the Pennington County Jail without incident. Stupid is as stupid does. I continue to wonder if they will ever learn.

Sunday October 23

Deputies responded to Hill City to assist units from the Pennington County Sheriff’s Office on a fight in progress.  The matter was resolved and the deputy returned to Custer County.

A female from Pennington County was conducting tests on 24/7 when she tested positive for alcohol.  She was transported to the Hill City substation where Pennington County took custody of the subject.

Deputies responded to a domestic disturbance in the Box Canyon area near Hermosa.  A 38 year old male was asked by others to leave the property.  No charges were appropriate and a report was filed.

Monday October 24

A business alarm was accidentally tripped in the 1000 block of Mount Rushmore Road.  There were no issues found when the deputy arrived.

An unknown suspect(s) broke out several windows out of the old Custer Elementary School.  A report was filed.

An injured deer was euthanized at a business on Sylvan Lake Road just south of Highway 16A.

A trespassing issue was resolved in the Custer Highlands area when a mobile home was moved off of the complainant’s property after it was illegally parked there.

Tuesday October 25

An alarm was reported at a down town Custer credit union.  The building was secure when the deputies arrived.  The cause of the alarm is unknown and a report was filed.

An unknown suspect(s) damaged a fence and gate on Shirt Tail Canyon Road. The suspect vehicle is believed to be a Ford F150 Pickup.  The investigation is ongoing.

A dispute between a boyfriend and girlfriend was reported on Shamrock Road.  The female decided to leave for the day to help resolve the matter.

Wednesday October 26

Round 2: Deputies returned to the renewed dispute on Shamrock Road.  The parties exchanged some property and the relationship was terminated.

An alarm was accidentally tripped at a business in the 700 block of Mount Rushmore Road.  Deputies responded to the business and everything was ok.

Round 3 on Shamrock Road:  The male party in the ongoing dispute reported a rifle with scope was reported stolen from the house.  A report was filed and the investigation continues.

A disturbance was reported on 5th Street in Custer.  The parties separated and the issue was resolved for the day.

Thursday October 27

A possible fraud case was opened on Darcy Lane in Custer.  The investigation is ongoing.

A possible poaching was reported on Highway 385 near Mayo Road.  The investigation revealed it was not a poaching but the lawful taking of 2 deer by 2 youth hunters. They were accompanied by their grandfathers.  Now that is quality time.

Friday October 28

“Loud teenagers” were reported on the playground of a Custer school.  When the deputy arrived the teens were gone.

Saturday October 29

Shortly before 3:00 AM a disturbance was reported at a local motel.  The 64 year old female was having a mental crisis.  She had sprayed pepper spray all over the room and done major damage to the inside of the motel room.  After several minutes she was able to be taken into custody.  She was booked into the Pennington County Jail without incident.

A 19 year old female failed to show up for her 24/7 testing.  On the following Monday she was taken into custody and booked into jail.

A deer was euthanized in the back yard of a residence on 6th Street in Custer.

A suspicious vehicle was reported on south Highway 385.  The suspect vehicle was not located.

Hermosa Custer County Fair-Food-Chickens-Wine-Cars and Politicians

All Images: Herb Ryan/Custer Free Press

 

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Custer County Commissioner Jim Linz readies the grill for pancakes at the Custer County Fair Pancake Breakfast Sunday morning August 14, 2016. Photo: Herb Ryan/Custer Free Press

 

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4-H member Hevin-Mairie Adcock holds her Java Rooster at the Custer County Fair Pancake Breakfast Sunday morning August 14, 2016. Photo: Herb Ryan/Custer Free Press

 

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Wayne Boots, Sandy Arseneault 2016 Democratic candidate for District 30 of the South Dakota House of Representatives and Mary Boots, Chairman Custer County Democrats at the Custer County Fair Saturday morning August 14, 2016. Photo: Herb Ryan/Custer Free Press

 

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John and Anne Van Dis, Tim Goodwin 2016 Republican candidate for District 30 of the South Dakota House of Representatives and his wife Marcia Goodwin at the Custer County Fair Saturday morning August 14, 2016. Photo: Herb Ryan/Custer Free Press

 

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Blue Ribbon wine winners at the Custer County Fair Sunday morning August 15, 2016. Photo: Herb Ryan/Custer Free Press

 

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First place ribbon, “Salsa” made by Butch Hawking from Rapid City at the Custer County Fair Sunday morning August 14, 2016. Photo: Herb Ryan/Custer Free Press

 

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A selection of quilts at the Custer County Fair Sunday morning August 15, 2016. Photo: Herb Ryan/Custer Free Press

 

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Car show at the Custer County Fair Sunday afternoon August 15, 2016. Photo: Herb Ryan/Custer Free Press

 

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Car show at the Custer County Fair Sunday afternoon August 15, 2016. Photo: Herb Ryan/Custer Free Press

 

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A pumped up “VW” towing a custom camper at the Custer County Fair Car Show Sunday afternoon August 15, 2016. Photo: Herb Ryan/Custer Free Press

Custer County Fair Classic Bull Riding Photos

All Images – Herb Ryan/Custer Free Press

Saturday, August 13 and the Bulls at the Custer County Fair Bull Riding event in Hermosa, SD were in top form. Jeff Svoboda, Custer County Fair board member explained that: “the bull riding event was  added to the county fair 3 years ago and has seen growth every year drawing larger crowds and experienced riders”. The bull ring is smaller than standard allowing better control of the bulls and front row seating for the spectators.

Heather Hunsacker event coordinator, “explained that there were 30 registered riders from 3 different states ranked in Professional Rodeo Cowboy Association (PRCA), Professional Bull Riding (PBR) and Championship Bull Riding (CBR) competing for a share of $2500.00 in prize money”.

The stock contractors were. Ferguson Bucking Bulls Hermosa, Thad Botwell Bucking Bulls Rapid City, and Jack Coleman Bucking Bulls, Springfield, SD.

 

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Quick ride out of the chute at the Custer County Fair Bull Riding event in Hermosa, SD August 13, 2016.Photo: Herb Ryan/Custer Free Press

 

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Looking good at the Custer County Fair Bull Riding event in Hermosa, SD August 13, 2016.Photo: Herb Ryan/Custer Free Press

 

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Close call, no damage at the Custer County Fair Bull Riding event in Hermosa, SD August 13, 2016.Photo: Herb Ryan/Custer Free Press

 

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No kick off at the Custer County Fair Bull Riding event in Hermosa, SD August 13, 2016.Photo: Herb Ryan/Custer Free Press

 

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A big problem bull at the Custer County Fair Bull Riding event in Hermosa, SD August 13, 2016.Photo: Herb Ryan/Custer Free Press

 

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He made it, at the Custer County Fair Bull Riding event in Hermosa, SD August 13, 2016.Photo: Herb Ryan/Custer Free Press

 

Custer County Fair Friday Night Ranch Rodeo

By Herb Ryan

I made it down to the Custer County Fair in Hermosa SD, Friday night just in time for the free meal and the Ranch Rodeo Calcutta and Rodeo. A Calcutta for those not familiar with the rodeo circuit is an auction where team’s of four are bid on by the rodeo audience, if your bid wins a team and that team wins, you get some cash.. Below are images of the Ranch Rodeo action, rancher’s take note description’s, may be somewhat vague and that’s because,well sad to say.. this was my first Ranch Rodeo event. All events were timed.

The Custer County Fair ends Sunday afternoon at 4:00 pm.

Saturday

12:00 Noon            Pee Wee Stock Show
Showmanship Round Robin
Commercial Beef Show
Registered Beef Show

1:00 PM                Kinda Corkie – Wine Garden

4:00 – 7:00 PM     American Legion Beers & Ears

7:00 PM                3RD ANNUAL CUSTER COUNTY CLASSIC BULL RIDING

SUNDAY, AUGUST 14

8 – 9:00 AM          Plant Swap Check-in

8 – 10:00 AM       Pancake Breakfast Sponsored by Crawford Livestock Auction, Hermosa
Roping Club, Great Western Bank, Black Hills Meat Co.,
Nelson’s  Oil Gas

9:30 AM                Custer County Church Service

10:00 AM              Parade Lineup

10 – 11:00 AM      Plant Swap Pick-up

10:30 AM              Parade Judging

11:00 AM              PARADE

12:00 NOON        PLAY DAY ENTRIES CLOSE
Award presentation – Overall Trophies, 777,
Herdsmanship, Sportsmanship

12 – 3:00 pm       2ND ANNUAL CAR SHOW

1:00 PM               Ice Cream Crankoff
PLAY DAY
Horseshoe Tournament

1:30 PM              Black Hills In Motion Cloggers

2:30 pm              Car Show Awards Presentation

2:00 – 4:00 PM     Pick up Entries & Premiums

 

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Team branding tie down at the Custer County Fair Ranch Rodeo event Friday August 12, 2016. Photo:Herb Ryan/Custer Free Press

 

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Just waiting my turn to rope at the Custer County Fair Ranch Rodeo event Friday August 12, 2016. Photo:Herb Ryan/Custer Free Press

 

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Team cow roping at the Custer County Fair Ranch Rodeo event Friday August 12, 2016. Photo:Herb Ryan/Custer Free Press

 

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Team roping does have it’s hazards at the Custer County Fair Ranch Rodeo event Friday August 12, 2016. Photo:Herb Ryan/Custer Free Press

 

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One cow down and one to go in the team roping event at the Custer County Fair Ranch Rodeo event Friday August 12, 2016. Photo:Herb Ryan/Custer Free Press

 

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It’s a struggle putting this one down at the Custer County Fair Ranch Rodeo event Friday August 12, 2016. Photo:Herb Ryan/Custer Free Press