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Deloris Jane (DeBock) Stratton, 88

Deloris Jane (DeBock) Stratton, 88, of Deadwood, breathed her last on June 23, 2022 in the Deadwood Hospital surrounded by family. Deloris was born on Dec. 15, 1933 to Roy and Violet (Leeling) DeBock in Crawford, Neb. Deloris grew up there until age 17 when she met a handsome, telephone...
DEADWOOD, SD
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DOT to install 4-way stop on Hwy. 85

SPEARFISH — The South Dakota Department of Transportation (DOT) will make changes to the intersection of U.S. Highway 85 and Colorado Boulevard in Spearfish. An all-way stop will be installed at the intersection on Wednesday. Travelers should be aware of DOT crews working in the area and the change in traffic conditions.
SPEARFISH, SD
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Sturgis OKs open container for 2022 Rally

STURGIS — Those attending the 82nd Sturgis Motorcycle Rally will again be able to have a beer or wine on downtown city streets. The Sturgis City Council has approved open container in areas along and either side of Sturgis Main Street for the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally from Aug. 5-14.
STURGIS, SD
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Lead skatepark well under construction

LEAD — Crews from Evergreen Skateparks have started work on Lead’s newest recreation addition, located at the end of Washington Street, near the Rod & Gun Club. Project Manager Richie Conklin, of Evergreen, reports that the project is on schedule to be completed by the first week in August.
LEAD, SD
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2 vehicle crash results in minor injuries

SPEARFISH — At approximately 2 p.m. Friday, Spearfish police received notification of a two-vehicle accident at the intersection of Jackson Boulevard and Canyon Street. According to the Spearfish Police Department, the crash involved a 2019 Chevrolet Trax, driven by William Lee, 84, of Spearfish, and a 2007 Chrysler PT Cruiser driven by a 15-year-old male, also of Spearfish. A juvenile male passenger of the PT Cruiser received an injury to his hand. He was transported to Spearfish Monument Hospital by the Spearfish Emergency Ambulance Service where he was treated and released. Sunshine Towing responded to the scene and had to remove both vehicles. The Spearfish Fire Department responded to the scene to assist with cleanup. The juvenile male driver of the PT Cruiser was cited for careless driving. It was determined that speed was a factor in this event.
SPEARFISH, SD
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Come ride with Rogue!

BELLE — With more than 65 years’ combined experience in the motorsport business, Rogue Motorsports in Belle Fourche is now offering quality service on everything from motorcycles, UTVs, snowmobiles, and ATVs. Rogue Motorsports, located at 19077 U.S. Highway 85 next to the Branding Iron Steakhouse south of Belle...
BELLE FOURCHE, SD
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Spearfish girls’ basketball team goes camping

SPEARFISH — The Spearfish High School girls’ basketball team competed at girls’ basketball camp, June 16-18, in Knoxville, Tenn. Dakota Johnson, the Lady Spartans head coach, said attending summer camps in other states is one of her goals for the Spearfish girls’ basketball program. “My goal...
SPEARFISH, SD
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Deadwood gaming rebounds in May

DEADWOOD — Following a couple of down months, Deadwood gaming numbers in May were back in the black, compared to May 2021 levels, as reported by the South Dakota Commission on Gaming Friday. Gamers visiting Deadwood in May dropped $131.2 million in machines and on tables for a 1.77%...
DEADWOOD, SD
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Spearfish Post 164 drops pair to Yankton

SPEARFISH — Spearfish Post 164 dropped both ends of a varsity Legion baseball doubleheader against Yankton, Monday, at Black Hills Energy Stadium. Yankton won the first game 9-4 and held on for an 11-10, nine-inning victory in the nightcap. That second game included a late Post 164 extra-inning rally that came up just short, along with an earlier triple play by the Spearfish defense.
SPEARFISH, SD
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Horseshoe pits construction nearing end

LEAD — Lead city crews plan to be finished building the new horseshoe pits by the end of this week, and just in time for the annual Gold Camp Jubilee celebration, according to Public Works Director Jason Bauernfiend. The horseshoe pits were moved to the location across the highway from the tennis courts in order to make space for the new skateboard park that is currently under construction.
LEAD, SD
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Whitewood Cruisin’ draws a showin’

WHITEWOOD — Whitewood’s Meade and Pine streets were packed with more than 200 vehicles Saturday for the annual Whitewood Cruisin’. From hot rods to rat rods, pickups and muscle cars, the event gave car enthusiasts a treat for their eyes and ears. Pioneer photo by Mark Watson.
WHITEWOOD, SD
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Sturgis Camaro Rally puts automotive memories into overdrive

STURGIS — With organizers estimating more than 200 cool Camaros registered for the 11th annual Sturgis Camaro Rally, classic car enthusiasts could be seen marveling at the classics, the newest models, and everything in-between on quite a breezy morning on Main Street Sturgis Saturday. Pioneer photos by Jaci Conrad...
STURGIS, SD
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Spearfish man pleads not guilty to aggravated assault, child abuse

DEADWOOD — A Spearfish man, alleged to have punched a 3-year-old child in the face and dragged him up the stairs on his bike, later punching the child’s mother in the face, as well as causing her other injuries, pleaded not guilty to the charges against him June 21 before 4th Circuit Court Judge Eric Strawn at the Lawrence County Courthouse.
SPEARFISH, SD
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Lion King Jr. comes to Homestake Opera House stage this week

LEAD — The classic tale of the Lion King will come alive in Lead, as 31 children, ranging in age from 6 to 17, bring the production to the stage. The Lion King Jr. at the Homestake Opera House is a remake of the classic Broadway musical. It includes all of audiences’ favorite songs and characters, including “Just Can’t Wait to be King,” “The Circle of Life,” and more. Directed by Katrina Hutchison, with music directed by Jennifer Larson, the production gets the youth involved in every aspect of theater, including running lights and sound for the actors on stage.
LEAD, SD
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Top Performer: Landry Haugen

STURGIS, S.D. – The National High School Finals Rodeo is set to take place July 17-23 in Gillette, Wyoming. Around 1,500 contestants from across the country will be competing for a national title. One of those athletes is Landry Haugen from Sturgis who just qualified for the world’s largest...
GILLETTE, WY
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Shrine Circus helps Naja Shrine help kids

DEADWOOD — Thrills and chills were abundant at Saturday’s Shrine Circus in Deadwood, where everything from high wire acts to a sky-diving Spiderman, bicycle stunts and everything in-between kept the crowd entertained, as children of all ages were treated to an afternoon and evening of fun that will ultimately help Naja Shriners help the 750+ juvenile patients they serve in Western South Dakota.
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