CUSTER THEATRE FUNDRAISER – NATURE’S CONDITION BY KEVIN PLOOSTER

The dinner will be at 6 pm… Show at 7pm…  Cost for both is $20…  Dinner Reservations are appreciated.

$20 for Dinner and a Show at CUSTER HIGH SCHOOL THEATRE

Call 673 4473 to reserve dinner.   $10 to attend just the play.

Dinner will be lasagna, garlic bread, and salad and dessert

Custer County Commission Meeting Agenda Wednesday, January 10, 2018

 

Custer County Commission Meeting

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

420 Mount Rushmore Rd.

Commission Meeting Room

Custer, SD 57730

 

  1. Call to Order at 8:00 AM
  1. Pledge of Allegiance
  1.  Approve Agenda

 

  1. Consent Agenda
  1. Minutes of December 28, 2017 Commission Meeting
  2. Vouchers
  3. Monthly Reports (Auditor, Treasurer, etc…)
  4. Travel Requests – Mike Carter to Mass Care Training in Pierre, SD, at a cost of $170; Mike Carter to Mitigation for Emergency Management in Pierre, SD, at a cost of $170; Jeff McGraw and Marty Mechaley to Creative Leadership Training in Rapid City, SD, at a cost of $298; Matt Warren to Rifle Armorer course in Rapid City, SD, at a cost of $450

 

  1. Conflict of Interest Declarations

 

  1. Election of Officers
  1. Selection of Board Chairperson
  2. Selection of Board Vice-Chairperson

 

  1.  Annual Designations
  1. Designate Legal Newspaper and Depositories
  2. Adopt State Rates for Mileage/Per Diem
  3. 2018 Fees for Outside Board Members
  4. Commissioner Committee Assignments

 

  1. Emergency Management
  1. 2018 LEPC Grant
  2. Quarterly Report

 

  1. Highway Department
  1. Appointment of Highway Superintendent for 2 years
  2. Application for Occupancy of the Right of Way – 2 Hour Road, Section 24, Township 3S, Range 4E, Custer County, South Dakota.
  3. Application for Occupancy of the Right of Way – Hall Drive, Section 24, Township 3S, Range 4E, Custer County, South Dakota.
  4. Application for Occupancy of the Right of Way – Leyson Loop, Section 24, Township 3S, Range 4E, Custer County, South Dakota.
  5. Application for Occupancy of the Right of Way – Spring Place, Section 19, Township 3S, Range 5E, Custer County, South Dakota.
  6. Application for Occupancy of the Right of Way – Spring Place, Section 19, Township 3S, Range 5E, Custer County, South Dakota.
  7. Application for Occupancy of the Right of Way – Kemp Road, Section 19 & 20, Township 3S, Range 5 E, Custer County, South Dakota.
  8. Application for Occupancy of the Right of Way – Lizzy Lane, Section 19 & 20, Township 3S, Range 5E, Custer County, South Dakota.
  9. Application for Occupancy of the Right of Way – Shamrock Road, Section 20, Township 3S, Range 5E, Custer County, South Dakota.
  10. Application for Occupancy of the Right of Way – Needles View Place, Section 19, Township 3S, Range 5E, Custer County, South Dakota.
  11. Application for Occupancy of the Right of Way – Forest Park Road, Section 19, Township 3S, Range 5E, Custer County, South Dakota.
  12. Application for Occupancy of the Right of Way – Granite Heights Drive, Section 19 and 30, Township 3S, Range 5E, Custer County, South Dakota.
  13. Application for Occupancy of the Right of Way – Granite Valley Drive, Section 19 & 30, Township 3S, Range 5E, Custer County, South Dakota.
  14. Application for Occupancy of the Right of Way – Mineral Drive, Section 19, Township 3S, Range 5E, Custer County, South Dakota.
  15. Application for Occupancy of the Right of Way – Sidney Park Road, Section 19 & 30, Township 3S, Range 5E, Custer County, South Dakota.
  16. Application for Occupancy of the Right of Way – Harbach Lane, Section 19 & 30, Township 3S, Range 5E, Custer County, South Dakota.

 

  1. Planning
  1. Appeal from Michael and Sara Janson for reimbursement of survey
  2. Vidal Davila from Wind Cave – update on 266th Street project

 

  1. Airport
  1. Correction on Project Pay Request #3

 

  1. Maintenance Department
  1. Advertise for sealed bids for surplus maintenance vehicles

 

  1. Sheriff
  1. Vehicle bid update
  2. Surplus 2013 Chevy Tahoe to Search & Rescue
  3. Notice of grant award for 24/7 Program in the amount $18,107

 

  1. Auditor
  1. Intergovernmental contract for the South Dakota Public Assurance Alliance
  2. Review Liquor License Fees
  3. Addition and Deletion of Bank Signers
  4. Resolution 2018-01 Resolution to Establish Salaries of Elected Officials

 

  1. Library
  1. 2018 Library Board Member List

 

  1. Public Comment Meetings of the Board of Commissioners are open to the public. The audience will be allowed to comment on specific agenda items during the time allotted on the agenda for those items, according to established procedures of the Commission.  This is a time for members of the public to express concerns or discuss issues having relevance to the County.  Anyone wishing to address the Commission during this time shall be asked to identify themselves.  The number of presentations and time allotted to individuals may be limited by the Chairman and individuals shall refrain from discussing personalities.  The Chairman, at his discretion, may recognize patrons at other times during the Board meeting.  No action will be taken by the Commission on any issue raised without being first placed on a future agenda, by the Commission, to allow for proper notice.

 

  1. Commission
  1. Mail call – Thank you card from the Storehouse
  2. Meeting schedule
  3. Meeting reports

 

  1. Executive Session
  1. Request for release of lien

 

  1. Adjourn
  1. Adjourn the meeting

 

Next Meeting Dates:    January 25, 2018 and February 7, 2018

 

Custer County fully subscribes to the Americans with Disabilities Act. If you desire to attend this public meeting and are in need of accommodations, please notify the Commissioners’ Office at (605) 673-8173 at least 24 hours prior to the meeting so that appropriate services and auxiliary aids are available.

South Dakota State Historical Society Adds Four More Newspapers to “Chronicling America” Project

December 5, 2017

PIERRE, S.D. – Four more South Dakota newspaper titles have been added to the growing online database of historical United States newspapers, according to the South Dakota State Historical Society.

In 2016 the South Dakota State Historical Society-Archives received a two-year $240,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities to digitize historical newspapers. The project is part of Chronicling America, a Library of Congress initiative to develop an online database of select historical newspapers from around the United States.

Several Sioux Falls German titles have recently been added to Chronicling America: The Sud (Soot) Dakota Nachrichten (Knock-rick-ten), 1896-1900;  the Sud-Dakota Nachrichten und Herold, 1900-1901; the Nachrichten-Herold, 1901-1907; and the Deutscher (Doit-shur) Herold, 1907-1913. Further issues of these titles will be added to the website in later batches, as well as other titles from around the state.

To view these newspapers please visit the Chronicling America 

These titles join others that are already available, including the Canton Advocate, Dakota Farmer’s Advocate, Dakota Farmers’ Leader, Lincoln County Advocate, Canton Daily Leader, The Daily Press and Dakotaian, Yankton Daily Press and Dakotaian, the Press and Daily Dakotaian, Forest City Press, Hot Springs Star, Hot Springs Weekly Star, Turner County Herald, Kimball Enterprise, Kimball Graphic, Black Hills Union, Black Hills Union and Western Stock Review, Pierre Weekly Free Press, Sisseton Weekly Standard, Citizen-Republican (Scotland, SD), Mitchell Capital and Saturday News (Watertown, SD).

As part of the grant the State Archives will digitize around 100 rolls of microfilmed newspapers pre-dating 1922 to be included in this collection, noted Chelle Somsen, state archivist. This is the second grant the State Archives has received to participate in this project, she said.

For more information, contact the State Historical Society-Archives at 605-773-3804. State Archives hours are 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. CDT Monday-Friday and the first Saturday of most months.

About the South Dakota State Historical Society 
The South Dakota State Historical Society is a division of the Department of Education. The State Historical Society, an Affiliate of the Smithsonian Institution, is headquartered at the South Dakota Cultural Heritage Center in Pierre. The center houses the society’s world-class museum, the archives, and the historic preservation, publishing and administrative/development offices. Call 605-773-3458 or visit http://www.history.sd.gov for more information. The society also has an archaeology office in Rapid City; call 605-394-1936 for more information

Hiltunen Recognized by SD Parks and Recreation Association

 

Katy Hiltunen, with the 2017 Young Professional Award. Submitted Photo

November 3, 2017

PIERRE, S.D. – The South Dakota Association of Parks and Recreation (SDPRA) recently awarded South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks (GFP) employee, Katy Hiltunen, with the 2017 Young Professional Award. Hiltunen was recognized for her enthusiasm and support of parks and recreation in the state, both in her role as a GFP visitor services team member and as an active board member of SDPRA.

“In her short professional career, Katy has already demonstrated an outstanding level of enthusiasm for the field of parks and recreation in South Dakota,” said Lynn Spomer, visitor services director with GFP’s division of parks and recreation. “Katy was the student representative for SDPRA while she was in college. After graduation, she became a full-time staff member of the Department of Game, Fish, and Parks, and was elected as a member at large for the SDPRA board of directors. She always provides input at board meetings and has great ideas.”

Hiltunen started her career in the field in college, working at Lake Thompson Recreation Area, Custer State Park and West Whitlock Recreation Area in various capacities as a seasonal employee and intern. She became a full-time employee at the Pierre office a little over a year ago. Her duties include monitoring the Point of Sale system for the division of parks and recreation, auditing the yearly sales from that system, helping staff navigate the camping reservation system, signage throughout the state parks, and working special events.

Hiltunen is originally from Howard, S.D., and graduated from South Dakota State University in 2015 with a degree in sport, recreation and park management.

Each year, the South Dakota Parks and Recreation Association recognizes organizations and individuals for their work and dedication to communities through parks and recreation. Awards are selected by past and present SDPRA board members composed of parks and recreation professionals throughout the state. The awards encourage dedication and support to the field of parks and recreation. To learn more, visit SDPRA.com.

Veterans Honored With Free Parking on Veterans Day At Mount Rushmore National Memorial

November 1, 2017 

Keystone, S.D. – In commemoration of Veterans Day, on Saturday November 11 parking fees will be waived for veterans visiting Mount Rushmore National Memorial.

The National Park Service and parking concession operator Xanterra are pleased to offer free parking for all veterans on Veterans Day.  “We are honored to offer our thanks to the brave men and women who have given so much for their country.  We invite veterans to spend part of their special day at the Shrine of Democracy,” stated Superintendent Schreier.  Throughout the summer season staff at Mount Rushmore National Memorial endeavor to commemorate and celebrate our veterans.  On Veterans Day we are pleased to offer them this small token of thanks.  Throughout the year active duty members of the military are offered free parking on a daily basis.

Presho Volunteer Fire Department Fire Chief Donald F “Donny” Manger Obituary

 

Presho Volunteer Fire Department, Lyman County South Dakota
October 17, 2017

Fire Chief Donald F “Donny” Manger was pronounced dead after suffering a medical condition while at a working structure fire on October 14th, 2017. Donny had 36 years in the fire service, serving 23 as Fire Chief. Working as servants to their communities, the Manger family has a long and proud tradition. Donny’s father and brothers are emergency service professionals, working in both the fire service and law enforcement services. Donny is remembered by his brothers and sisters in the fire service as “always being there for the department” and “no one can cut apart a car faster than Donny”. Donny was the calm to the chaos.

Funeral services are set for 11:00 CST on Thursday, October 19th, 2017 at the Lyman Gardens in Presho. Burial services will be at the Presho Cemetery. On Wednesday, October 18th, 2017 visitation will begin at 5:00 CST with a prayer service at 7:00 p.m. CST at the Presho United Methodist Church in Presho.

Gratefully sharing his Donny’s life are their children Brandon, Katelyn, and Madison all of Presho, SD; his dad and mom Don and Sony Manger of Kennebec; sister Katherine Reuman of Rock Island, IL; brothers Bill (Bonita) Manger and family of Vermillion, and Steve (Jessica) Manger and Gage of Kennebec; and many aunts, uncles, and cousins. Proceeding him in death were his wife Sheila, his Grandpa and Grandma Mallow, Grandpa and Grandma Houchin; and mother-in-law Jeanie Slominski.

A memorial has been established

Dakota Prairie Bank
211 Main St.
P.O. Box 190
Presho, SD. 57568
605-895-2595

Ranklin Ridge Fire – Actual – Beaver Fire , Custer, SD

Beaver Fire – Custer, South Dakota
9/13/2017

All Images: Herb Ryan/Custer Free Press
All images were taken on Beaver Creek Road between Rifle Pit Road and Flynn Creek Road September 13, 2017 between 2:30 and 4:30pm .

Fire update: The Custer County Sheriffs office is calling this the “Beaver” fire which makes sense now because I was there around 2:30 and left around 4:30pm. Search and Rescue come in just before I left the area. I came down Rifle Pit Road and at that time no roads were blocked. The smoke column’s from my view appeared to be one burn area…

The “Beaver” fire is located in the area of Beaver Creek Road and Flynn Creek, the fire appears to be traveling in a NW direction. This is a separate fire from the one in Wind Cave National Park. Several fire agencies are on scene, including aircraft support. We do not know the approximate size of the fire yet; structures have been threatened during this fire. The Custer County Sheriff’s Office and Custer County Search and Rescue are currently blocking many of the roadways and we ask that people avoid this area. If you live in this area please be aware of your surroundings as fire conditions can change rapidly and evacuations are possible.

 

I was waiting for this and it broke out heavy smoke and this is the one full image I shot. Was on the back side of the fire with a Canon 7D and a 70-200 f2.8 on the camera cranked all the way down to 70mm.

 

“Beaver” fire, Custer, SD – September 13, 2017.. Image: Herb Ryan/ Custer Free Press.

 

 

“Beaver” fire, Custer, SD – September 13, 2017.. Image: Herb Ryan/ Custer Free Press.

 

“Beaver” fire, Custer, SD – September 13, 2017.. Image: Herb Ryan/ Custer Free Press.

 

“Beaver” fire, Custer, SD – September 13, 2017.. Image: Herb Ryan/ Custer Free Press.

 

“Beaver” fire, Custer, SD – September 13, 2017.. Image: Herb Ryan/ Custer Free Press.

 

 

Concerned Citizens of Custer and Surrounding Communities to March Against Hate

August 29, 2017

Custer, SD – There will be a march against hate on Saturday, September 2nd, at 10:00 am in front of the Custer Courthouse Museum.  Participants will be anyone who wishes to support the principles of the US Constitution as they relate to equality and inclusion for all citizens of the United States and it’s territories.

Sponsored by the concerned citizens of Custer and surrounding communities.