20th anniversary of 9/11 attack remembered by record number at Grand Stair Challenge

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By Brett Nachtigall

Publisher

HOT SPRINGS – To honor and remember the 2,977 people who died in the terrorist attacks on our country 20 years ago on September 11, 2001, there were many special events and remembrances held this past Saturday throughout the country, and the world.

In Hot Springs, S.D., on Sept. 11, 2021, a total of 160 people chose to remember the victims by climbing.

They climbed stairs – more than 2,136 flights of stairs  – as part of the 8th annual Grand Stair...

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Oelrichs hosts its 75th anniversary Last Roundup rodeo weekend

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By Charity Maness

OELRICHS – The town of Oelrichs’ 75th annual Last Roundup began last Friday evening with Ranch Rodeo events, Calcutta and live music by Randy Hamilton. 

The weekend’s festivities kicked of Saturday morning with a parade down Main Street; a parade so fine it circled the town twice with cars, motorcycles, horses, fun machines and floats. 

As Oelrichs had held an all-school reunion Friday night, many floats carried Oelrichs High School graduates from almost each...

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Big Mick bike ride steams through Fall River

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Photo by Marcus Heerdt/Fall River County Herald-Star

Big Mick riders were halted temporarily by one of Edgemont’s long coal trains.

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By Marcus Heerdt

EDGEMONT – The 2021 Big Mick one-day only cycling event along the George S. Mickelson Trail rolled through Fall River County on Saturday, September 11, 2021.

The Mickelson Trail is the former railroad bed of the Burlington Northern line that allowed trains to transport people and materials to the...

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Being TRI-umphant: More than 200 compete at 24th annual Southern Hills Triathlon at Angostura

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By Brett Nachtigall

Publisher 

HOT SPRINGS – With over 200 competitors from nine different states as well as Canada, this past weekend’s 24th annual Southern Hills Triathlon at Angostura Recreation Area on Saturday, Sept. 4, was by-far the largest event ever.

In addition to having more competitors than ever, this year’s event was also filled with a number of inspiring stories – none more inspiring than the Woodland family from Heber City, Utah.

Halle Woodland, now aged 18 and a recent...

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Former Sheriff Deputy pleads guilty to felony sex charges

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By Eric Harrold

Staff Writer

RAPID CITY – Appearing in person in U.S. District Court before a magistrate judge on Friday, August 27, former Fall River County Deputy Francis James Kistler, age 61, plead guilty to one count of Enticement of a Minor Using the Internet. In exchange for the guilty plea, additional charges against Kistler, including attempted sexual exploitation of a minor and transfer of obscene material to a minor were dropped.

In his appearance, Kistler consented to a change of...

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FALL RIVER DREAMIN’: A three-part series exploring Fall River’s population influx as told by new residents and local experts.

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Part 3: Despite assumed growth, Census data shows Fall River losing population since 2010

 

However, numbers may be skewed due to data taken during pandemic

By Marcus Heerdt

HOT SPRINGS – South Dakota is experiencing an influx of new...

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