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Badlands Observatory opens doors to public

QUINN, S.D. — Almost all of us grew up looking towards the sky, watching stars twinkle on camping trips or spotting planets rising over the horizon. Very few of us go on to build our own telescopes, but one Deadwood native did just that. “My career in astronomy actually...
QUINN, SD
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Funeral for fallen Marine held at St. Onge

ST. ONGE — A fallen Marine was laid to rest Friday afternoon at the Little Dane Cemetery in St. Onge. Cpl. Seth Dean Rasmuson, 21, from Buffalo, Wyo., was one of five Marines killed in a training accident June 8 when the Osprey tiltrotor aircraft, in which he was a crew chief, crashed near the California/Arizona border.
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Drapeaux returns to SHS as SRO

SPEARFISH — After 11 years, Spearfish Police Officer Austin Drapeaux is going back to school, but this time, instead of being saved by the bell, he’ll be patrolling the halls. “It’s kind of interesting that I get to work in the school that I graduated in,” he said....
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Dorothy Ann Berry, 99

Dorothy Ann Berry, 99, of Spearfish, SD passed away on Sunday, June 26, 2022, at West Hills Healthcare in Rapid City, SD. A memorial service will be held at 2:00 pm on Saturday, July 9, 2022, at Trinity United Methodist Church in Lead, SD. A private family inurnment will take place in Oakridge Cemetery near Deadwood, SD.
SPEARFISH, SD
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Mt. Moriah Cemetery wall work awarded for $329K

DEADWOOD — One of Deadwood’s greatest historic treasures that houses some of its most infamous residents will undergo ongoing preservation improvements this fall, as June 20, the Deadwood City Commission awarded the Mt. Moriah Cemetery 2022 Improvements project to Complete Concrete, Inc. in the amount of $329,040. “We...
DEADWOOD, SD
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Crowds gather to honor local Marine killed in Osprey crash

ST. ONGE, S.D. — On June 8, 2022, an MV-22 Osprey based at Camp Pendleton in California crashed into the desert, killing all five Marines on board. All five were based at Camp Pendleton and assigned to Marine Medium Tiltrotor (VMM) Squadron 364. One of those Marines was 21-year-old...
SAINT ONGE, SD
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103rd Annual Black Hills Roundup in full swing

BELLE FOURCHE, S.D. – Every year during the first week in july, there are over 30 rodeos taking place across the country worth over three millions dollars in prize money. It’s known in the PRCA as Cowboy Christmas. One of those rodeos on the list is the Black...
BELLE FOURCHE, SD
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Garrett Hale balances family and roping

BELLE FOURCHE — Fatherhood provides plenty of motivation when Snyder, Texas, resident Garrett Hale enters the steer roping arena. Hale and his wife Fallon are the parents of a 5-month-old daughter named Macklynn. Garrett said Macklynn inspires him to set a good example for the younger ropers. He returned...
BELLE FOURCHE, SD
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Solitario Zinc Corp. not planning to mine in Spearfish Canyon

NORTHERN HILLS — Solitario Zinc Corp. is not planning to mine for gold in Spearfish Canyon. The company submitted an application for an exploratory drilling permit to look for signs of gold within the rock in the limestone plateau area, west of Lead and about six miles west of Spearfish Canyon. The permit approval process with the U.S. Forest Service could take a year or more from the application date of February 2022 before the necessary environmental studies, public comment and investigative studies are completed.
SPEARFISH, SD
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Rose Marie (Larive) Konola

Born into an already large family, just as the market was about to crash in 1929, Rose spent 92 years on this planet practicing what her father, Arthur taught her. “Make do with what you got.”. Art and Tillie raised 11 children while farming and ranching in the Black...
SPEARFISH, SD
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James ‘Jim’ Howard Meade, 71

James Howard Meade, “Jim”, age 71 years old, passed away peacefully on the evening of Tuesday, June 28, 2022 with his family by his side. Jim was born to Howard and Marie Meade March 24, 1951 in Mitchell, South Dakota. He grew up in Plankinton, where he graduated from high school in 1969. Working between the grain elevator and going to college at Black Hills State University in Spearfish, Jim fell in love with the Hills. He started working for Georgia Pacific in 1977 where he met his wife, Lolli Annis. They married in May of 1980 and to this union were born two daughters, Katie & Jackie. Jim and Lolli made Spearfish their home where he started work at Hills Products selling lumber and making lifelong friendships.
SPEARFISH, SD
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Kids Point Central opens in downtown Spearfish

SPEEARFISH — Following the expansion of the North Point Christian Church’s daycare program, Kids Point, into the Spearfish Rec Center in 2020, the childcare program has expanded yet again into a central location in downtown Spearfish. “The rec center is Kids Point South, North Point (church) is Kids...
SPEARFISH, SD
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Bronc Bird Busters compete at state shoot

ABERDEEN — Belle Fourche’s Bronc Bird Busters finished their season at the state high school clay target league tournament June 10-12 in Aberdeen. The Broncs turned in a total score of 441 to place second in the skeet discipline on June 10. Belle Fourche tied for fifth in the next day’s trap division; the Broncs’ total score was 469.
BELLE FOURCHE, SD
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Lead man pleads not guilty to burglary, escape by prisoner

DEADWOOD — A local man facing multiple charges in two separate cases pleaded not guilty to charges against him June 16 before 4th Circuit Court Judge Michelle Comer at the Lawrence County Courthouse. Zachary Jon Carter, 35, of Lead was indicted by a Lawrence County grand jury June 8...
LAWRENCE COUNTY, SD
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Two BHSU teams receive RMAC honor

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — Two Black Hills State University (BHSU) athletic teams, football and men’s basketball, earned the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference (RMAC) Brechler Award on Thursday afternoon. These awards are presented to the team that compiles the highest grade-point average (GPA) for each of its 21 league-sponsored...
SPEARFISH, SD
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Darcy Bryant

Darcy Bryant of Belle Fourche, passed away on June 19, 2022, at Rapid City Monument Health. Darcy was born on March 27, 1962, to Wayne and Betty (nee Andersen) in Eagle Mountain, Ca. She was the second of four children. Darcy and her family returned to Spearfish and the Black Hills where her parents were from and met following the closure of the iron ore mines in Eagle Mountain. Growing up, the family would spend summer vacations and holidays camping at Iron Creek.
BELLE FOURCHE, SD
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Whitewood man plea agreement on animal cruelty charges

RAPID CITY, S.D. (KEVN) -Thomas L. Mraz’s property was found littered with neglected dogs back in October of 20-20...changed his plea Thursday in Fourth Circuit Court in Deadwood. In a plea agreement with Lawrence County, Mraz pleaded guilty to 12 misdemeanor counts of animal cruelty ... neglect ... mistreatment,...
WHITEWOOD, SD
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Justin Walker named new BF football and wrestling coach

BELLE FOURCHE — Justin Walker is the new head football and wrestling coach at Belle Fourche High School. He replaces Scott Slotten (football) and Bill Abell (wrestling) who both resigned earlier this spring. “I took a year (of schooling) at Black Hills State University, before I transferred back to...
BELLE FOURCHE, SD
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