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January 20, 2021News

Active cases continue to drop and no new deaths reported in Wednesday COVID-19 report

PIERRE, S.D. – In their Wednesday COVID-19 report, state health officials listed 277 new cases with 77 of them listed as probable. For a second day in a row, no new deaths were reported, keeping the state’s death toll at 1,667. Active cases dropped by 129 to 4,103 and the number of people hospitalized dropped […]


January 20, 2021

Local accounting firm announces merger to expand services, locations

STURGIS, SD  – The local Sturgis business of Simmons & Silver CPA PC began as “Karen Simmons CPA PC”. For over 35 years, Karen grew  the firm from a handful of tax and accounting clients in and near the Black Hills to well over a  thousand clients spanning South Dakota and several other states. Karen’s […]

January 20, 2021

President Trump’s last-minute pardons include several South Dakotans

WASHINGTON, DC  – In his last full day of office Tuesday, President Donald Trump issued a long list of commutations and pardons. Those included  South Dakotans previously convicted of felonies. The pardons were supported by Gov. Kristi Noem and  Sen. Mike Rounds. In letters sent to the President in November, Governor Kristi Noem advocated for […]

January 19, 2021

Spearfish Fire Department puts out fire in basement of restaurant

SPEARFISH, SD – The Spearfish Fire Department put out a fire in the basement of Steerfish Steak and Smoke on Monday evening. The department was paged out at approximately 6:05 p.m., responding to a report about a fire in the restaurant’s basement. Upon arrival, fire units saw smoke coming from the kitchen area out the […]

January 19, 2021

Rapid City Police release their 2020 crime stats

RAPID CITY, S.D. – Rapid City Police report fewer calls and arrests but an increase in crime over the year 2020. The Rapid City Police released its annual crime stats this week. RCPD responded to more 122,000 calls, that’s down 14% from 2019. Homicides and robberies both went up with homicides doubling and robberies up […]

January 19, 2021

Trial for man charged in death of Sturgis woman set for 2022

RAPID CITY, S.D. – A Rapid City man allegedly involved in a 2015 murder will head to trial in 2022. Richard Hirth, 40, is accused of being hired by Jonathan Klinetobe to kill Jessica Rehfeld of Sturgis. Rehfeld was stabbed to death and her body was found in 2016. Hirth’s case has centered around his […]

January 19, 2021

Noem orders agriculture, natural resource department merger

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem has issued an executive order to merge two departments overseeing the state’s agriculture industry and natural resources. The Republican governor’s order created the Department of Agriculture and Natural Resources that she billed as a “one-stop” shop for farmers and ranchers that would save the state money. […]


January 20, 2021

Spearfish Girls and Boys Pick Up Victories Over Sturgis

STURGIS, S.D. / SPEARFISH, S.D. — The Spearfish girls faced the Lady Scoopers at West Gymnasium on Tuesday night, overcoming a first half deficit to beat Sturgis, 46-33. The Scooper boys traveled to Spearfish to take on the Spartans on their home court and lost, 69-41. The Scooper girls came out hot in the first […]

January 19, 2021

Tuesday Night, January 19, South Dakota Prep Basketball Scoreboard

UNDATED – Here is your Tuesday Night, January 19, South Dakota Prep Basketball Scoreboard: BOYS BASKETBALL= Aberdeen Central 61, Watertown 42 Aberdeen Christian 66, Faulkton 53 Bowman County, N.D. 62, Harding County 50 Canistota 67, Freeman Academy/Marion 43 Castlewood 74, Wilmot 51 Centerville 64, Freeman 33 Chamberlain 64, Lennox 50 Clark/Willow Lake 82, Webster 42 […]

January 19, 2021

Monday Night, January 18, South Dakota Prep Basketball Scoreboard

UNDATED – Here is your Monday night, January 18, South Dakota high school basketball scoreboard: BOYS PREP BASKETBALL= Dakota Valley 92, West Sioux, Iowa 51 Mobridge-Pollock 82, Standing Rock, N.D. 53 Platte-Geddes 66, Gregory 35 Tea Area 69, Garretson 37 West Central 62, Baltic 40 Wilmot/Waubay/Summit Co-op 49, Tri-State, N.D. 35 Winner 59, Lower Brule […]

January 19, 2021

South Dakota Media Prep Basketball Poll Week of January 18

UNDATED – The South Dakota Prep Media Basketball Poll for the week of Jan. 18 is listed below, ranking the top-five teams, the team’s record, points received and ranking in the previous poll. First-place votes are listed in parentheses. Boys basketball Class AA 1. Washington (17) 7-0 85 1 2. Yankton 8-2 63 2 3. […]

January 18, 2021

Scooper Wrestlers win two duals in Friday action

PHILIP – The Sturgis Scooper wrestling team captured two big dual wins on Friday at the Philip Invitational dual wresting tournament.  The Scoopers defeated Class B Redfield 34-33 and Wagner 48-24. The win against Redfield came down to the final match. The score of the dual was 34-29, with one match to go with Braden […]

January 18, 2021

Custer wins team title of BHC Wrestling Tournament

UNDATED – The Custer Wildcats won the team title of the Black Hills Conference Wrestling Tournament. The Wildcats finished with 186 points, ahead of Douglas in second with 117. Belle Fourche finished in third followed by Lead-Deadwood and the Spearfish to round out the top five. Results from Track Wrestling: Girls Open Guaranteed Places 1st […]