Custer County Chronicle

Custer residents stand ready with torches in hand to participate in the 2022 Burning Beetle event this Saturday. From left are Roxanne Horkey, Hank Fridell, Gary Lipp, Karl Svensson and Patty Lee. The huge bug has yet to be completed and, as you can see, may require the services of a beetle orthdontist.

01/13/2022 - 9:56am
This Saturday will mark a unique 10 year anniversary for Custer. Starting a decade ago, the Bark Beetle Blues steering committee, in cooperation with the Custer Area Arts Council, began holding annual observances to mark the devastation brought...

Hill City Prevailer

Dennis Krull

01/13/2022 - 10:05am
Dennis Krull,  a Republican from Hill City, has announced his intention to run for the District 30 House of Representatives.  He and his wife, Kim,  owned and operated Krull’s Market in Hill City from 1992-2012. They also had stores for a time...


11/11/2021 - 8:58am
Saturday, Oct. 23 11:22 a.m.: A stolen golf cart was reported at a west Custer campground. The theft report was later found to be a big misunderstanding and the cart was safely recovered. 11:38 p.m.: A deputy checked the Custer area for a badly-...


Darlene McKee

01/13/2022 - 9:59am
Darlene Francis (Collins) McKee was born Oct. 14, 1926, to Martin and Leonida Collins in Chamberlain, S.D. Her family soon moved west and she was raised on a buffalo ranch south of Deadwood, S.D., along with six younger siblings Nadine Kliment,...