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April 14, 2021

Chamber celebrates two years of recognition to community supporters

STURGIS, SD – After being cancelled last year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Sturgis Chamber of Commerce handed out two years of awards at its annual banquet, April 8. The event recognizes outstanding businesses in the Sturgis area through several prestigious awards. 2020 Key City Award Weimer’s Diner and Donut  “The highest award for […]

April 13, 2021

Area municipal, school board election results for April 13

UNDATED – Several area towns held municipal and school board elections Tuesday. In Faith, there was a school board election, where three candidates were vying for two spots and a 3-year-term. Unofficial results indicate Scott Vance and Kris Stocklin-Johnson the winners for the two seats and Kyle Kennedy, who was the only candidate on the […]

April 13, 2021

Sturgis Brown High School Art Club, American Legion offer art as memorials at fundraising auction

STURGIS, SD – It was a night to remember for those attending the Sturgis Brown High School Art Club and American Legion Post 33 fundraiser, held at the Sturgis Vets Club.  Stacey Nicholson is the manager there. “The quality of people was amazing,” she says. “Everybody came to buy. They were here to support the […]

April 13, 2021

Save energy, plant a tree: BH Power offering free trees to celebrate Earth Day

RAPID CITY, S.D.  – On April 22 Black Hills Energy will be giving out free trees to their customers to help celebrate Earth Day. The program began in 2014 — and since then, nearly eight thousand trees have been handed out in the eight states that Black Hills Energy serves. Mutch Usera from Black Hills […]

April 9, 2021

Annual Sturgis Chamber banquet recognizes 22 award recipients this year

STURGIS, S.D. – After being cancelled last year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Sturgis Chamber of Commerce handed out two years of awards at their annual banquet Thursday night. Awards handed out include the following: 2019 Employee of the Year: Christy Schultz, The Sturgis Motel 2020 Employee of the Year: Jessica Kusser, Fort Meade […]

April 9, 2021

Spearfish building off success of wildland fire program

SPEARFISH, S.D. – Since 2017, the City of Spearfish has hired a seasonal wildland crew to support the efforts of reducing the impacts of wildfire on communities around the U.S. and also create revenue for the Spearfish Fire Department, since crew and equipment costs are reimbursed by the agency with jurisdiction on the fire. The […]

April 8, 2021

Company that specializes in man made lakes updates Sturgis residents on proposed Sturgis Lakeside Adventure Park

STURGIS, S.D. – The Sturgis Aquatics Commission held their second meeting Wednesday night as they continue to work on gaining support for a man-made lake recreating area in Sturgis. The meeting featured Ron Romens of Commercial Recreation Specialists, a company that specializes in building man made lakes. Romens gave a break down on how to […]

April 7, 2021

Sturgis Municipal Airport awarded 2020 Medium General Aviation Airport of the Year

STURGIS, S.D. – The Sturgis Municipal Airport was recently the recipient of the 2020 South Dakota Medium General Aviation Airport of the Year award.  The award is presented by the South Dakota Department of Transportation’s Aeronautics Division during the state airport conference. The airport is inspected every year by the state.  There are several criteria […]

April 6, 2021

Spearfish officers honored with Life Saver awards

SPEARFISH, SD – Two Spearfish Police Department officers were honored Monday with not one, but two Life Saver awards. Officers Austin Drapeaux and Jacob Westover were both working and dispatched to events in April and November of 2020 that resulted in the life of a citizen being saved. Spearfish Police Chief Curt Jacobs gave a […]

April 5, 2021

Sturgis water crews and public works working on small water leak

STURGIS, S.D. – The Sturgis Public Works Department says crews have discovered a small water leak on a line that runs down 9th Street between Lazelle and Park Avenue. In a Facebook post, the Department says they are working on repairing the leak . Officials say at this time it is a very small leak […]