LEAD — Lead Mayor Ron Everett has asked the Sanford Lab to stop dumping rock into the Open Cut, until they can solve the dust problem.
SPEARFISH — The Spearfish Zonta Club’s annual Festival of Trees fundraiser returned live this year to kick off the holiday season and deck the halls of the W.S. Tretheway Pavilion. Through cash sponsorship, and both silent and live auction facilitated by Terry Hupp, the club raised $55,000, …
WHITEWOOD — The 11th annual Whitewood Festival of Trees brought in a little more than $11,000. The Whitewood Chamber of Commerce and the 8-10 Club hosted the event and will split the proceeds.
DEADWOOD — A Rapid City man pleaded not guilty to manslaughter and assault charges Nov. 30 before 4th Circuit Court Judge Eric Strawn at the Lawrence County Courthouse.
STURGIS — The Sturgis Brown High School Speech and Debate team captured their second team trophy of the year, winning the 3A division at the Heart of the Rockies Panopolis Bowl at Cheyenne Central High School.
SIOUX FALLS — Sen. John Thune is at the peak of his career. He’s in his third term in the Senate, is the No. 2 Republican in the chamber, is wildly popular in his home state and the heavy favorite to win a fourth term next year.
The annual Holidazzle Parade of Lights strolled down Main Street in Spearfish on Saturday Night. For more photos of all the Christmas festivities across the Northern Hills, go to bhpioneer.com.
MITCHELL — The Spearfish Gymnastics Academy Level 3 and Xcel Teams opened their competitive season, competing at the MEGA Madness Gymnastics Invitational, Nov. 20-21, in Mitchell.
MANDAN, N.D. — The 50th annual Mandan Lions Wrestling Tournament was held Saturday in Mandan, N.D.
CUSTER — Wrestlers from Spearfish, Belle Fourche, and Lead-Deadwood competed at the Bill Young Invitational Tournament held Friday in Custer.
SPEARFISH — PJ Hayes’ layup with 28 seconds remaining lifted Black Hills State University past Fort Lewis College 83-81 in a Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference men’s basketball game Saturday night at the Donald E. Young Center, in Spearfish.
ALLEN, Texas — The Rapid City Rush split a pair of ECHL hockey games over the weekend.
BELLE FOURCHE — Anthony Staley, of Belle Fourche High School, was recently named the 2021 Class 11A Kicker of the Year, presented by DigitalZSports. Staley was also awarded the Belle Fourche High School Broncs 2021 Special Teams Player of the Year award. Staley made 16 of 17 extra points, an…
James D “Jim” LeMar passed away on Friday December 3, 2021. A memorial service will be 12:00pm Tuesday, December 14 at Calvary Lutheran Church, with Rev. Becky Piper officiating. Burial will be in the Rose Hill Cemetery in Spearfish following a light luncheon. Online Condolences can be left at www.osheimschmidt.com Jim was born July 2, 1940, in Deadwood, SD to Everett Duane and Mary Marie (Jones) LeMar. Jim was a member of the Deadwood Elks Lodge #508, Rapid City Rotary Club, Rapid City and was a life member of the NRA. Jim is survived by his sisters; Jennifer Evette Rice, Yulee FL and Margaret Glenette Mahan, Woodville, MS, 5 nieces and nephews. Jim was preceded in death by his wife of 29 years Bonnie in 1999, his sister Mary Wesette Rushton, Peosta IA, and both of his parents prior to that.
A Celebration of Life for Marilyn (Hendrickson) Weishaar, 79, Aberdeen, will be held at 1:30 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 11, 2021, at North Highland United Methodist Church in Aberdeen, SD. Due to the pandemic, no meal will be served, but refreshments and treats will be available. Marilyn died Monday, Nov. 15, 2021, in Rochester, MN, with her daughter at her side. Born in Lead, SD, to Edward and Helen Hendrickson, Marilyn grew up in the Black Hills. After graduating from Lead High School, she traded the Hills for the flatter lands of what was then South Dakota State College in Brookings and earned her Bachelor of Science degree in 1964. She worked at the Aberdeen American News as a reporter, editorialist and copy editor for more than 35 years, earning state and national awards for her work. While probably most well known as the lifestyle editor, she also helped create a farm news page, which later evolved into the Farm Forum. Marilyn met Leland (“Lee”) Weishaar at the newspaper; they married June 22, 1968. In their free time they enjoyed gardening, making rhubarb wine, going to car shows and taking road trips across the U.S. with their daughter Brenda. When Marilyn retired in 2001, she didn’t relinquish her red pen. She launched an editing service, The Weis Revise, to enhance others’ writings with sometimes tough but always encouraging advice. A witty, driven, generous and kind-hearted soul, Marilyn loved to read, travel, support the arts and cheer for the SDSU Jackrabbits, Minnesota Twins, LA Rams and Detroit Lions. She also enjoyed decorating her home for many holidays and providing her daughter with unsolicited weather reports for South Dakota and anywhere else that piqued her interest. Grateful for having shared Marilyn’s life are her daughter Brenda Weishaar, Aberdeen; stepsister Jennifer (Cecil) Luttrell, Las Vegas; sister-in-law Marion Weishaar, San Antonio; brother-in-law Lester (Linda) Weishaar, Rapid City; and numerous beloved nieces, nephews, and friends. She was preceded in death by her husband Lee, brother Donald Hendrickson, brother-in-law Loren Weishaar, her parents Edward and Helen, and her stepfather Art Lomheim. In lieu of flowers, please send memorials to Aberdeen Community Theatre. www.spitzerfuneralhome.com
Laura Lee Shuck, 91, passed on November 30, 2021, at her home in Sturgis surrounded by her family. One of seven siblings, she was born on a small farm in southeast Nebraska to Sherman Steele and Dora Eppens. At the age of 16, she was adopted by Walter and Ruth Hawkinson and moved to Omaha, NE. At that point she lost contact with all of her birth family until open records legislation was passed more than 40 years later. In Omaha she graduated from Benson High School and was a student at the University of Nebraska for two years. While a student, she met Richard Arlon Shuck and they wed there in 1957. Subsequently the couple relocated to the Black Hills and reared three sons. A loving wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother, Laura’s “career” was her family. She was immensely proud of each one and gifted her family with bountiful love and a wealth of beautiful memories. Laura was predeceased by her husband, Richard; her adoptive parents; her siblings, Irene Welling, Jim Steele, John Hills, Jack Wright, and Grace Gould. Her brother, Richard Steele (Jan) still resides in Bellingham, WA. Laura is survived by her three children; David (Irina) Shuck and their children Jason Shuck, Kyle (Michaela) Shuck and great-grandchildren Jordy and Aurelia of Billings, MT; Steve (Denise) Shuck and daughter Jordana of Sturgis; Mark (Elaine) Shuck and children, Andie (Ben) Crowe and Illianna (Luke) Altstiel of Sturgis. Memorial services will be held Saturday, December 4, 2021, 1:00 p.m., Trinity United Methodist Church, Lead, SD. Inurnment with be at the Black Hills National Cemetery at a later date. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.kinkadefunerals.com.
OPINION — If you think you’re seeing the cost of everyday items skyrocket right before your eyes, you’re not imagining it. Prices across the United States have been steadily rising, and South Dakotans are paying more for food, utilities, and gas than they’ve had to in recent years. In fact, …
OPINION — I voted in a national election for the first time in 1974, in Salina, Kan. I cast my vote for incumbent Republican Bob Dole for United State Senate. It was Dole’s closest election triumph, winning by just under 16,000 votes. He had steadfastly supported President Richard Nixon thro…
OPINION — You’ve probably noticed the new wildlife fence lining both sides of Interstate 90 from Exit 8 to Exit 14.
OPINION — The financial services field is one of the most regulated in the United States. I’m told that our regulations are as complex as those in the medical field. This makes sense; our health and our money are two important pillars of wellbeing. Preventing harm to either can be a matter o…
OPINION — Last year we got our first freeze in mid-September and a real snowfall in mid-October. This year, we’ve had a few cold, gray days, but for the most part it has been warm and sunny. I keep telling the kids we need to get outside and enjoy the last of the fine weather, but as balmy d…
OPINION — The South Dakota Supreme Court is supposed to provide the final word on most issues.
OPINION — Recently, I was having an adult beverage in a neighborhood place where I know most of the customers. One of them asked me what I thought of the Kyle Rittenhouse verdicts. I told him I was surprised that in light of the jury taking 25 hours to deliberate, he was acquitted of all charges.
OPINION — Last week’s column on being financially stuck focused on getting help. But what if, for various reasons like affordability or availability, outside help isn’t a practical option? There are some steps you can take yourself to begin getting financially unstuck.