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Sturgis to build Gold Star Family Memorial
Sturgis, SD - The Sturgis community will soon be home to a Gold Star Families Memorial Monument.  The Monument will be placed near the Harley-Davidson Rally Point Plaza at the corner of Main Street and Harley-Davidson Way, where visitors and community members can visit ...
November 24, 2020

The Good Witch Cake Shop invites you to an Open House
STURGIS, SD – Culinary expertise seasoned with a little magic is at least part of the secret potion that makes up delectable pastries, cakes and more at The Good Witch Cake Shop.  The newest business addition to the Sturgis community is celebrating with an Open House, ...
November 5, 2020

Wireless network coming to portions of rural Pennington, Lawrence counties
RAPIID CITY, SD - A $6 million, fixed-wireless network is coming to parts of rural Pennington and Lawrence counties.  The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is investing $6 million to provide the broadband service. It's  part of the $550 million Congress allocated to...
October 22, 2020

2020 Sturgis Kiawanis Food Drive held differently this year
STURGIS, S.D. - The Sturgis Food Pantry will conduct their Annual Food Drive on Saturday, November 7, 2020.  The format for the 2020 drive will be dramatically different due to the COVID 19 Pandemic. This year, there will be several drop-off points within the city.  Us...
October 22, 2020

Meade School District extends Thanksgiving break
STURGIS, SD - Meade School District students and staff will have an extended Thanksgiving week break in November. The 2020-2021 school calendar had designated Nov. 25-27 as the district approved Thanksgiving break. But at a recent meeting, the school board voted unanimously to e...
October 20, 2020

Gallantly Forward Gala benefits veterans, families
Rapid City, SD—The Sergeant Colton Levi Derr Foundation (SCLDF) announces their 7th annual ‘Gallantly Forward Gala’ in support of Veterans. The event will be held Saturday, October 17, 2020 at the Rushmore Plaza Civic Center—LaCroix Hall, Rapid City, SD. D...
October 5, 2020

New family practice physician joins Sturgis clinic
STURGIS, SD – It’s a long road from a dairy farm in Minnesota to a medical practice in rural South Dakota. But Dr. Kent Wright has made that journey.  “It’s a long story,” he laughs.  “I grew up on a traditional family farm near Sebe...
September 28, 2020

Newell Ram Show & Sale celebrates 75 years
NEWELL, SD –The Newell Ram Show & Sale will celebrate its 75th year Sept. 17-18. Originally started as a way to further the sheep industry in the area, the event now has a reputation for high quality range and stud rams and ewes for sale. Consignments from an eight-sta...
September 16, 2020

Staffing in a pandemic presents challenges
RAPID CITY, S.D.  – According to the South Dakota Department of Labor and Regulation, there are thousands of jobs open across the state. In Rapid City, Christina Vissia, HR recruiter for The Rapid City Area School District, says they have close to 80 open positions. ...
September 16, 2020

Single vehicle accident results in one death, injury to another
SPEARFISH, S.D.  – One person died and another was injured in a one-vehicle crash Sunday in Spearfish.  A 2004 Jeep Liberty was eastbound on Interstate 90 when the driver lost control. The vehicle went into the south ditch and eventually came to rest in a creek. ...
September 15, 2020

Area meat processors meeting for CARES funding opportunities
RAPID CITY, SD – The availability of over $1 billion in Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARE) funding in South Dakota is being seriously pursued by some local meat processors across the state. A meeting has been set for Thursday, Sept. 10th at Western D...
September 9, 2020

From dairy producer to doctor, Dr. Wright likes it rural
STURGIS, SD - One of the hardest days of Dr. Kent Wright's life was watching the cattle as they were driven away from his family's third-generation dairy farm in Sebeka, MN. He'd spent 18 years operating the farm and its pure-bred herd of registered Holsteins. But he, along with ...
September 1, 2020

Railroad Crossing repairs scheduled in Sturgis
STURGIS, S.D. - The City of Sturgis recently requested the Rapid City, Pierre & Eastern Railroad to make some improvements on the 3rd Street Railroad Crossing. City officials say they have been informed that tentatively on September 2, 2020, they will be installing new plank...
August 30, 2020

Motorcyclists donate to assist Sturgis residents during the 80th annual Black Hills Rally
STURGIS, S.D. - An initiative launched by motorcyclists to raise funds for the Sturgis Meals on Wheels program is inspired by riders’ regard for the city of Sturgis and the surrounding Black Hills. A goal of $8,000 in donations during this rally week is in thanks for the we...
August 10, 2020

WDT satellite center hits snag over COVID-19 guidelines
DEADWOOD — The Western Dakota Technical College (WDT) satellite education center in Whitewood set to open in December, is experiencing a setback due to COVID-19 regulations.  Officials and organizers now know that mandated cleaning guidelines will result in costs that ...
August 6, 2020

Infection numbers from Black Hills youth camp continue to rise
RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) — The South Dakota Department of Health says the number of confirmed coronavirus cases at a Christian youth summer camp in the Black Hills has grown to 96. Health officials said Monday that 93 South Dakota residents and three out-of-state residents ...
August 4, 2020

Plans announced for housing, recreation development in Sturgis
STURGIS, S.D. – The city of Sturgis and Dream Design International hosted a public open house Thursday night on its plans for the Marcotte property. The city acquired the property in 2015 from the South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks Department. The approximate 60 acre space ...
July 31, 2020

Historic motorcycle club hosts public meeting on annexation vote
STURGIS, S.D. - The Jackpine Gypsies Motorcycle Club will hold an informational forum Saturday night at the Sidehack Saloon regarding next week's election concerning the city's annexation of its club grounds.  The forum will be held at 6:30 p.m. The Sidehack is located at 1...
July 31, 2020

Speed limits reduced during Rally, more traffic signals installed
RAPID CITY, S.D. - The South Dakota Department of Transportation is activating temporary traffic signals and reduced speed zones as the 80th Sturgis Motorcycle Rally gets closer. Beginning Aug. 6, speed reductions will be in place through Aug. 16, and temporary traffic signals w...
July 31, 2020

Council approves Tax Increment Financing for developer of Wheeler Heights Estates
STURGIS, S.D. - The Sturgis City Council this week approved passage of a Tax Increment Finance District in southwest Sturgis. The  council voted unanimously Monday to fund a portion of the street reconstruction and utility infrastructure costs of Katie Lane by establishing ...
July 30, 2020

More COVID-19 infections reported from church camp gathering
KEYSTONE, SD - The South Dakota Department of Health reports that 61 campers and staff at Camp Judson outside Keystone have now tested positive for COVID-19. On Monday of this week, the Health Department said they had less than 10 cases found from the camp. The Health Department...
July 30, 2020

SD Farmers Union names Deb Harwood photo contest winner
UNION CENTER, SD – A Union Center rancher has been named the winner of the South Dakota Farmers Union (SDFU) Spring Photo Contest. Deb Harwood is among many South Dakota ranchers and farmers who captured moments on their family's farm or ranch this spring and shared them w...
July 29, 2020

Meade County Fair being held online due to COVID-19
STURGIS, S.D. - As with many events this summer, COVID-19 has meant either a cancellation or alternative way of handling things -- and the 2020 Meade County Fair is among those not letting the virus slow them down. Instead of the usual fair held at the grounds at Sturgis Brown H...
July 24, 2020

Sturgis could receive two rapid COVID-19 testing machines to use around Rally dates
PIERRE, SD – In a weekly call with the South Dakota Department of Health, health providers across the state were told that extra mass testing events will be implemented in time for the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally, August 7-16, Sturgis, SD. According to Tim Southern, Lab Direc...
July 10, 2020

Fall class start delayed in Meade County
STURGIS, SD - Citing concerns of a COVID-19 infection spike occurring after the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally, Meade School District officials have made adjustments to the start of the school year. On a unanimous vote, the Meade School Board voted to extend the start of in-service fo...
July 3, 2020

Sturgis Library begins Phase 2 of reopening
STURGIS, S.D. - The Sturgis Public Library began Phase 2 of their reopening on Monday, June 22. Curbside pick-up and book home delivery services will continue. Senior citizens may now have exclusive access to the library on Thursdays from 8 until 9 AM. The public is invited t...
June 23, 2020

Cancellations cost money, social connections
PIERRE, SD - The COVID-19 pandemic has led to the cancellation of dozens of fairs, festivals and other events in South Dakota in 2020 that typically provide a significant revenue boost and foster community cohesiveness in cities and counties across the state. As of early June, n...
June 5, 2020

Newell teacher honored with Governor's Proclamation
NEWELL, SD – The last day of school is always a meaningful day for educators and students.  The last day of school after 50 years, well, that’s a milestone. For the past half century, Delores Johnston has been teaching kids general science and algebra in the New...
May 18, 2020

Shortage of blood donors is endangering supplies for patients, care staff
RAPID CITY, SD – One of the most important needs during the COVID-19 pandemic are blood donations. Centers across the country are experiencing severe shortages, including Vitalant of Rapid City (formerly United Blood Services).  Brooke Way is the marketing and communic...
May 1, 2020

Sturgis and Meade County Historical Society announces event cancellation
STURGIS, S.D. - The Sturgis and Meade County Historical Society has announced the cancellation of the 5th Annual History Days, which was to be held June 19-20, 2020, at Sturgis City Auditorium. This cancellation includes all elements of the event, including the parade. “We...
April 24, 2020

Rural Meade Ambulance will end service after 25 years
ENNING, SD – It’s not about the money. Not for the 500 or so families living within a 1,200 square mile area in eastern and northeastern Meade County where as of April 30, will no longer be able to call the Rural Meade Ambulance Service to respond to a medical emerge...
April 22, 2020

Uncertainty around retail meat supplies leads to online marketing between consumers, producers
STURGIS, SD – There is a lot said about buying local.  Now, more than ever before it’s critical for families, friends and individuals to be able to source ways to keep food on the table. So when segments of the food processing industry are being hard hit with CO...
April 21, 2020

City of Sturgis cancels its spring city wide clean up event
STURGIS, S.D. - The city of Sturgis says they are cancelling their spring clean up. In a release, the city stated "In consideration of the current CDC mandate for 6' social distancing, along with the inability to disinfect an abundance of surfaces that would require close contac...
April 21, 2020

Free breakfast, lunch being served to students in Meade School District
STURGIS, SD – Beginning today, (March 23) Meade Schools will be providing free meals for enrolled students.  Meade School District Superintendent Jeff Simmons says while teachers and students are becoming acclimated to long-distance learning, an immediate need for food...
March 23, 2020

Meade School District to pay staff during COVID-19 shutdown, classes continue on line
STURGIS, SD – Meade School District employees will be paid during closings due to the COVID-19 outbreak, according to Superintendent Jeff Simmons.  “We are in session,” he says.  “Teachers, administration and hourly people are doing their jobs an...
March 19, 2020

Community works together to keep retail, services in place, open during COVID-19
STURGIS, SD – Proactive best describes the mindset in the Sturgis community when it comes to dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic.  Executive Director Veronica Grosek of the Sturgis Area Chamber of Commerce and Visitors Bureau describes how it may not be business as usua...
March 18, 2020

Sturgis Grocery Store sets shopping time for senior citizens
STURGIS, S.D. - Some area businesses are lending a helping hand to senior citizens during the COVID-19 pandemic. The elderly and those with weakened immune systems are the most vulnerable to the coronavirus, so some area grocery stores are setting up shopping times for senior ci...
March 17, 2020

Former priest had a history of stealing from church coffers
RAPID CITY, SD - The trial of 41-year old Marcin Garbacz, a former Catholic priest who's accused of stealing hundreds of thousands of dollars from church collections, has begun in federal court. As part of the trial that opened Tuesday, the former bishop of the Rapid City Cathol...
March 4, 2020

Transfer hearing delayed in Sturgis murder case
STURGIS, SD - The latest motiions hearing was held Wednesday for a 17-year-old boy charged in the shooting death of a Wyoming teen. Michael Gavin Campbell is currently charged as an adult with alternative counts of first and second degree murder in the death of Shaynna Ritthalle...
February 13, 2020

Sturgis student tapped by Society for Range Management
STURGIS, SD - Matea Gordon, sophomore at Sturgis Brown High School, has been selected by the South Dakota section of the Society for Range Management (SRM) to participate in the High School Youth Forum (HSYF). This year's 73rd annual meeting is to be held in Denver, Colo., Feb. 1...
February 11, 2020

United Way of the Black Hills announces changes in fundraising, gifting
RAPID CITY, S.D. – We’ve all heard of them or used them.  On line fundraising platforms expand the reach of being able to raise money. That’s good news.  But there is an adverse affect to  brick and mortar agencies like United Way of the Black Hil...
January 23, 2020

VA BHHCS Seeks Entries for 2020 Veterans Creative Arts Competition
STURGIS, S.D. - VA Black Hills Health Care System (VA BHHCS) is seeking entries for their annual creative arts competition.  This is an exciting opportunity for Veterans to demonstrate their skills in visual arts, creative writing, and performing arts. Veterans enrolled at ...
January 15, 2020

Excellence in nursing awards handed out
FORT MEADE, S.D. - Each year, VA Black Hills Health Care System honors select individuals for the Secretary of Veterans Affairs’ Awards For Excellence In Nursing. Ceremonies were held at Fort Meade and Hot Springs to celebrate the achievements of five outstanding nursing pr...
January 7, 2020

Public invited to Taste of Sturgis fundraiser
STURGIS, SD - The fifth annual Taste of Sturgis - a fundraiser for the Sturgis and Meade County Historical Society - will be held Friday, Jan. 10, 2020, at Sturgis City Auditorium. Admission is $10 per person, The event begins at 5:30  p.m. and will continue until the food r...
January 6, 2020

Sturgis residents allowed to use fireworks on New Year's Eve
STURGIS, S.D. - Sturgis residents are allowed to ring in the new year with fireworks. City ordinance will allow the use of personal fireworks on New Year's Eve beginning at 4:00 p.m. Residents may set them off until 1:00 a.m. New Year's morning. As is the case with the Fourth...
December 30, 2019

Sturgis Police officers awarded the Carnegie Medal
STURGIS, SD - Sturgis Police Officers Dylan M. Goetsch and Christopher W. Schmoker are among 18 individuals who have been awarded the Carnegie Medal – the highest honor for civilian heroism in the U.S. and Canada – for risking their lives while trying to save others f...
December 17, 2019

Sturgis Ambulance signs Statement of Support for Guard and Reserve members
STURGIS, S.D. - In November, Sturgis Ambulance signed a Statement of Support for the Guard and Reserve. The Statement of Support confirms Sturgis Ambulance joins other employers in pledging: We fully recognize, honor and comply with the Uniformed Services Employment and Re...
December 5, 2019

Next sculpture to be placed on Sturgis Main Street announced
STURGIS, SD – Plans for the next sculpture to be placed on Main Street Sturgis is a tribute to a custom motorcycle legend. Community organizers, friends and family hope to place the art piece of Jesse Rooke during the 80th Anniversary of the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally, August...
December 2, 2019

Runnings buys Campbell's Supply Company
SIOUX FALLS, S.D.  — A long-time business staple in Sturgis will be under new ownership after the first of the year. Campbell's Supply Company, that opened in Sturgis, SD in the 1980's has been sold to Runnings Supply Inc. The two local, family-owned retailers are bec...
November 29, 2019

Police officer knifed after car crash
RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) - In an incident that occured early Thanksgiving Day morning, a Rapid City police officer was attacked with a knife after a car chase ended in the vehicle catching fire. After spotting a car that was driving the wrong way, officers attempted to stop th...
November 29, 2019

Contract signed for 10-year deal between civic center, medical conglomerate
RAPID CITY, S.D,  - With the new civic center expansion project in full swing, the naming rights for the 250,000 square foot facility began and ended with a regional healthcare provider. While the Rapid City Civic Center Board unanimously approved the naming contract with R...
November 27, 2019

Casteel's are the number one auction in the Black Hills
STURGIS, SD – There are fewer bigger compliments than having the neighbors as customers.  That’s exactly what Jerry Casteel of Casteel Auctions & Real Estate has built his business on – a philosophy that has earned the long-time family business, “...
November 26, 2019

New ordinance supports tiny home construction
RAPID CITY, S.D.  - The Rapid City Council has approved an ordinance to make more tiny homes to help the local housing market. The Rapid City Council agreed at its regular meeting Monday, November 18, 2019 to an ordinance that will create more opportunities to create access...
November 20, 2019

State destroys captive elk herd in Meade County infected with CWD
STURGIS, SD – The onslaught of chronic wasting disease (CWD) in deer and elk in South Dakota has taken another herd of captive elk, this one near Sturgis, SD. Earlier this year in March, CWD was identified in a captive elk in Clark County, South Dakota. Sample testing was ...
November 12, 2019

Sturgis Coffee Company has a new look, public invited
STURGIS, SD – Just like fresh roasted beans makes for a refreshing cup of coffee, so too can a new look brighten your day.  You’ll find both at Sturgis Coffee Company during their New Look Launch Saturday, Nov. 9.  For over a decade, owner Anna Rowett and st...
November 9, 2019

Food Drive for Meade County this weekend in Sturgis
STURGIS, SD – The main objective of the Sturgis Kiwanis Club is to serve children.  “And nothing does that more than food,” says member Richard Deaver who along with many others is preparing for the Annual Kiwanis Food Drive this Saturday in Sturgis. &ldquo...
October 31, 2019

Two plead guilty to selling drugs in exchange for casino points
MOBRIDGE, S.D. (AP) — Two people have pleaded guilty to federal charges of selling prescription drugs to a casino employee in South Dakota in exchange for reward points. Fifty-eight-year-old Meinrad Medicine and 65-year-old Carlene Cloke entered the pleas to felony distrib...
October 8, 2019

Supreme Court hears Buffalo Chip municipality arguments today
VERMILLION, SD – The Buffalo Chip Campground will be asking the South Dakota Supreme Court to allow it to remain a municipality. Arguments are scheduled to be heard Sept. 30 before South Dakota’s Supreme Court in Vermillion, in the more than four-year-old legal battle...
September 30, 2019

SD Army National Guard names Soldier, NCO of the Year
RAPID CITY, S.D. - The South Dakota Army National Guard selected four enlisted Soldiers and six non-commissioned officers to compete in the state's Best Warrior Competition in Sturgis and Rapid City earlier in September, to identify the next Soldier and Non-commissioned Officer o...
September 25, 2019

Love of books, community earn Moore Peterson Distinguished Achievement in the Humanities
STURGIS, SD – As a youngster, Sturgis Public Library Director Julie Moore Peterson would spend most of her time around books.  Growing up in Brookings, SD, she found the local library as a safe and expressive haven for filling the hours between school and home. It&rsq...
September 24, 2019

Fly-In and Job Fair coming to Belle Fourche
BELLE FOURCHE, SD – A unique approach to a job fair includes a fly-in to encourage more interest in related fields in aviation, says volunteer Edna McDermott of the Belle Fourche Flight Center Fly-In and Job Fair set for September 21 at the Belle Fourche airport. “We...
September 19, 2019

Newell golf athlete hits line drive with beef
SIOUX FALLS, SD – Ask Newell High School senior Abbie Nelson which she likes better – beef or golf – and it’s probably be a toss-up.  But there’s no doubt that her golf game and growing up On a four generation farm and ranch family landed her a ...
September 17, 2019

Public invited to see renovations, additions to Sturgis Library
STURGIS, SD –There are few places that embody what a community really is than its public library. As the Sturgis Public Library prepares to celebrate the opening of its most recent renovated space, director Julie Peterson says it has been a work in progress. “Quite a...
September 16, 2019

A legacy of giving makes Sturgis Children's Library project possible
STURGIS, SD – He was the son of an opera singer from Brooklyn. She became a war bride from a small, west Texas town. Together, they would find their way to the foothills of the Black Hills and to Fort Meade where their legacy – that continues yet today – would b...
September 12, 2019

Hours, days of service extended at Sturgis Urgent Care
STURGIS, S.D.  - Urgent Care Services in Sturgis has expanded their hours, and now serves patients seven days a week from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. with the exception of major holidays. “The community of Sturgis spoke, and we listened. Urgent Care Services in Sturgis has seen ...
September 4, 2019

Fundraising continues to extend ambulance service to rural areas
STURGIS, S.D. – The Sturgis City Council got their first update from a group working to raise money for rural residents to save city-owned ambulance service. Sturgis City Manager Daniel Ainslie says the group announced they had raised more than $8,000 so far, not including...
September 4, 2019

Work to combine Meade, Butte dispatch services to be completed by January
STURGIS — Work continues to combine law enforcement dispatch centers for Meade and Butte County into one facility in Sturgis. According to Meade County Sheriff Ron Merwin, cost savings, increased efficiencies as well as qualifying for more 911 surcharge fees are all factor...
September 3, 2019

Bronc Futurity, parade, rodeo and more part of annual Newell Labor Day Rodeo
NEWELL, SD – The annual Newell Labor Day celebration will showcase stock contractors and cowboys at the second annual Newell Bronc Futurity. With added money for both stock contractors and cowboys, and in a newly lit arena, event chairman Matt Mangis is excited about offeri...
August 30, 2019

Thousands of Pony cars fill the streets of Sturgis for annual rally
STURGIS, SD – There are few things as iconic as the Ford Mustang. The breakout car of the 60’s was introduced in 1964, making it’s first appearance in the James Bond movie “Goldfinger. The 1965 Mustang was the automaker’s most successful launch since...
August 28, 2019

City of Sturgis Reminds Residents to Trim Trees
STURGIS, S.D. - The Public Works and Code Enforcement Departments reminds residents to check trees and shrubs to make sure they aren't encroaching into streets and sidewalks. City ordinance requires trees to be trimmed to a minimum of 12 feet over city streets and at least 8 fee...
August 21, 2019

BH Steam & Gas Threshing Bee underway with antiques, tractor pulls, parades
STURGIS, SD -  It’s a family affair at the 51st Annual Black Hills Steam and Gas Threshing Bee underway this weekend near Sturgis, SD.  It’s a great place to see hundreds of antique tractors and steam engines at work. This year’s featured piece of mach...
August 16, 2019

Sheep shearing history, practices on display at Meade County Fair
STURGIS, SD – A mix of knowledge, athleticism, and art might best describe what’s involved in sheep shearing.  That will be on full display at the Meade County Fair this weekend when long-time shearer Loren Opstedahl will hold a demonstration for fair goers. ...
July 25, 2019

Livestock, raptors, pony rides, exhibits all part of Meade County Fair
STURGIS, SD – The best of an old-time county fair best describes the events coming to Sturgis this weekend.  For city and county residents – along with 4-H families – the Meade County Fair is the perfect place for city and rural neighbors to meet and greet,...
July 23, 2019

Live raptors part of presentation at Meade County Fair
STURGIS, SD – Among the sights available to us here in South Dakota, is the soaring flight of raptors across the landscape.  Who hasn’t caught their breath over the site of a ‘hawk on the wing?’ Imagine how beautiful they must be up close? During the ...
July 23, 2019

Annual Camaro Rally hits Sturgis
STURGIS, S.D. - The 9th Annual Camaro Rally begins today (Thursday) in Sturgis. Camaro owners will participate in poker runs, driving exhibitions, parades and more. On Thursday night, the Knuckle Saloon will be hosting a Camaro Welcome Mixer held in the Knuckle Pavilion for all...
June 27, 2019

City of Sturgis clarifies dates for Sturgis Rally 80th anniversary
STURGIS, S.D. - After some confusion arose on some social media and other websites, the city of Sturgis wanted to clear the air today about the official start of the 2020 Motorcycle Rally. In a release, the city says the 80th annual event begins August 7, not July 31 as some web...
June 27, 2019

Greater Sturgis Foundation makes donation to Black Hills Trails organization
STURGIS, S.D. - The Greater Sturgis Foundation has made a $50,000 donation to Black Hills Trails/Sturgis Zone, allowing for 16 miles of completed trails near Sturgis. “This grant award is an amazing gift from the Greater Sturgis Foundation and will really further ...
June 27, 2019

Old Fort Meade Cavalry Days held this coming weekend
STURGIS, S.D. - The annual Old Fort Meade Cavalry Days are planned for this weekend at Fort Meade. Events will take place at Historic Barry Stadium at Fort Meade with free admission and activities. The annual event is a celebration of the days when the cavalry was in town and F...
June 20, 2019

Remodeling work underway on main entrance of City Hall and Library
STURGIS, S.D. - Visitors to Sturgis City Hall and Library will need to use the south entrance as work commences on the building's main entrance this week. City officials say the main entrance will be closed June 17 through the 21st. The doors at this entrance are scheduled for ...
June 17, 2019

History Day to mark 130 years in Meade County
STURGIS, SD – The industry of the Great Plains that meanders through a vast expanse of land was driven by a number of things.  And in the Black Hills area, there’s more to the story than a gold discovery. The Sturgis & Meade County Historical Society is mark...
June 13, 2019

Digital photograph, scanning services available during History Day
STURGIS, SD – Dust off those old photo albums.  Relocate that file of family documents you know is around somewhere…or even a treasured object   This is your opportunity to have them digitally photographed and/or scanned by professionals with the South...
June 4, 2019

Cold War on the Plains traces history of US nuclear program in western South Dakota
STURGIS, SD – When the Sturgis & Meade County Historical Society was scheduling a presentation on the Titan Missile program for its annual History Day in June, organizers may not have known of the connection with another presentation planned for the same weekend at the ...
June 4, 2019

50th anniversary of Apollo moon walk focus of presentation
STURGIS, SD – Fifty years ago, on July 20, 1969,  Americans and the world were transfixed as the United States National Aeronautics and Space Administration (better known as NASA) put a man on the moon.  When Neil Armstrong took his first step on the lunar service...
June 4, 2019

Six Candidates Running for Meade School Board
STURGIS, S.D. - Six candidates are running for the three seats up for election June 4th on the Meade School Board.  Running for the three 3-year terms are incumbents Curtis Johnson, Piedmont and Robert Burns, Piedmont, along with four new names to the Meade School candidate ...
May 28, 2019

Sturgis cancels off-road rally due to weather
STURGIS, S.D. - Due to the extremely wet weather, the 2019 Sturgis Off-Road Rally scheduled for May 24 - 26 has been canceled.  A closure order was signed last week by U.S. Forest Service prohibiting any type of motorized use on Black Hills trail system.  Additionally,...
May 22, 2019

Back to the drawing board for ambulance funding outside of city limits
STURGIS, SD – Meade County Commissioner Rod Bradley had hoped public sentiment would be further along  the path to finding a sustainable funding solution for ambulance services in parts of Meade County.  But last night’s meeting of the Meade County Citizens ...
May 21, 2019

History of Meade County focus of annual History Day
STURGIS, SD - Being the largest county in land mass and among the least populated in South Dakota, makes the history of early day Meade County as colorful and interesting as some of the state's more well-known historic locations. You just don't hear about it as often. In recogn...
May 20, 2019

Sturgis Brown High School administrators remain firm on graduation ceremony guidelines
STURGIS, SD – Sometimes, rules are rules. So when an academically accomplished student, who is also a member of the National Guard, wanted to vary the rules by wearing an FFA cord and a National Guard stole during graduation ceremonies coming up this weekend at Sturgis Brow...
May 15, 2019

Rangeland workshop set in Sturgis
BROOKINGS, S.D. – With almost 50 percent of the ground in South Dakota classified as rangeland, hands-on field activities that focus on managing range resources should be a part of every landowner’s tool box. Toward that end, range professionals from SDSU Extension, ...
May 7, 2019

New car wash coming to Sturgis
STURGIS — A lot off Anna Street that has been vacant for years will soon be home to a new carwash. Developer Chris Bergman is hoping to begin building the Scooptown Car Wash in Mid-May. The Sturgis Planning Commission held a special meeting last week to approve a variance...
April 30, 2019

Spirit of May Day is alive and well in Sturgis
STURGIS, SD – When the folks at Affordable Flowers & More in Sturgis put out a call for help to bring fresh flowers to senior citizens in the community to celebrate ‘Senior May Day,’ they had no idea what to expect for a response, says owner Heather Silvestr...
April 25, 2019

Sturgis Area Chamber of Commerce presents annual awards
STURGIS — A city employee received the highest recognition presented by the Sturgis Area Chamber of Commerce during its annual banquet and awards ceremonies. The Sturgis Area Chamber of Commerce  honored individuals and businesses for a commitment to the 141-year-old ...
April 11, 2019

Department of Veterans Affairs to Honor Vietnam Veterans on March 29
STURGIS, S.D.-- The Department of Vetrans Affairs Black Hills National Cemetery and VA Black Hills Health Care System will honor the service, sacrifice, and enduring achievements of Vietnam Veterans and the families who stood alongside them during a Vietnam War Commemoration 50th...
March 25, 2019

Sturgis Rodeo Club updates Meade 46-1 School Board on future land plans
STURGIS, S.D. – The Meade 46-1 School Board met for their monthly meeting Tuesday night. The Sturgis Rodeo Club gave board members a presentation on the plan to use property near the high school as a practice facility and a place to host the annual Southwest Regional Rodeo...
March 12, 2019

Public invited to memorial service and chili feed
STURGIS, SD - VA Black Hills Health Care System invites the public to attend the Four Chaplains Memorial Service at 1:30 p.m. February 10, 2019 at the St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church in Sturgis.   Local Veteran organizations will participate in the event by placing wr...
February 8, 2019

Sturgis passes first reading of changes to Downtown Overlay
STURGIS, S.D. – Sturgis city leaders passed first reading this week of changes to their Downtown Overlay project. The overlay is part of a long term project focusing on enhancing growth in business activity and events in the downtown corridor. The overlay was meant to est...
January 9, 2019

Work is progressing well on new Sturgis Public Works Building
STURGIS, S.D. - The New Public Works Campus Project is now at 50% complete and is on budget. The Administrative staff has moved into the new facility. The old administration building was sold was moved to its new location at 2305 Junction Avenue last month. The project is sch...
January 7, 2019

Historic rennovation part of downtown Sturgis Hotel
STURGIS, S.D. – Work is progressing on a new hotel in downtown Sturgis. Owner, Rod Bradley is a Sturgis native who wants to give back to the city that he says made him into the man he is today. That’s why he is renovating the C&D Sales Building on Main Street int...
January 4, 2019

Taste of Sturgis fundraiser planned by Historical Society
STURGIS, SD - The fourth annual Taste of Sturgis – a fundraiser for the Sturgis and Meade County Historical Society – will be held from 5:30-8 p.m. Friday, Jan. 11, 2019, at Sturgis City Auditorium. Serving bites of food will be Arby’s, Grocery Mart, Jambonz Gr...
January 4, 2019

Free flu vaccination clinic announced
RAPID CITY, S.D. – The South Dakota Department of Health is offering free flue vaccinations. Set for Saturday, January 12, 2019, the clinic will run from 9a.m. to 1p.m. at the Rushmore Plaza Civic Center. Rapid City-Pennington County Emergency Management will administer t...
January 2, 2019

Sculpture by Sturgis artist Dale Lamphere to be assembled
STURGIS, S.D. – A large sculpture destined for installation across the Big Sioux River in downtown Sioux Falls arrived in South Dakota Tuesday at the home of Sturgis area sculptor Dale Lamphere. The massive stainless steel arch has been under construction near Denver for m...
December 19, 2018

Local author releases third in children's series
STURGIS, SD - Local author Codi Vallery-Mills has just released the third book in her Husker the Mule children’s series. The latest book, Husker the Mule: Adventure Awaits, takes young readers on a back-country camping trip with Husker, his young owner, Carter and a ne...
December 7, 2018

Shopko announces store closures
SIOUX FALLS, SD -  Shopko is closing 39 stores in 14 states, including several in the four-state region. Liquidation has begun and the stores will close at the end of February. In Minnesota, stores in Mahnomen and Paynesville are set to close. North Dakota store closings i...
December 7, 2018

 


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