Local frontline workers rise above during COVID

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Barbara Goraczkowski displays the two challenge coins she received from Black Hills VA Director Sandra Horsman and the VISN (veterans integrated service networks) 23 Network Director Robert McDivitt for her heartfelt nursing approach during the pandemic. (Photo by Charity Maness/FRCH-S)

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By Charity Maness

HOT SPRINGS – As the world changed drastically with the onset of the COVID pandemic last year, healthcare professionals and frontline responders in America...

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New RV park to cater to larger, longer-stay campers

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Photos by Brett Nachtigall/Fall River County Herald-Star

The new Fall River Ranch RV Park will be located on land in between the Hwy. 18 Truck-bypass and Hwy. 71, with views of the nearby Seven Sisters mountain range. INSET: Todd and Melanie Wilson, who also own and operate Wilson Electric, said they hope to have the campground operational before by this summer.

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By Brett Nachtigall

Publisher

HOT SPRINGS – For many years, Todd and Melanie Wilson traveled...

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Edgemont student submits winning essay in ‘Voice of Democracy’

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Photo by Eric Harrold/Fall River County Herald-Star

At halftime of a basketball game last month, Bill Barlow presented Amy Printz with a $300 award for her winning essay submitted for the Voice of Democracy contest through the Custer Veterans of Foreign Wars organization. This year’s theme was, “Is This the Country the Founders Envisioned?”

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By Eric Harrold

Staff Writer

EDGEMONT – Amy Printz, a 10th-grader at Edgemont High School, was recently presented a $300...

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Polar Plunge chills participants to the bone, Chili Cook-Off warms them up

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Photo by Eric Harrold/Fall River County Herald-Star

Dustin Curl gets airborne during the 2021 Polar Plunge to raise money for the Edgemont Volunteer Fire Department

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By Eric Harrold

Staff Writer

EDGEMONT – Anybody who knows Edgemont’s Dustin Aldrich is likely well aware that the guy has a crazy streak about him. Aldrich says it all started on a whim about 14 years ago when a couple of buddies up in Custer agreed with him that it ‘sounded like a...

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Water break along Hwy. 385 impacts some rural water customers

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Photo by Brett Nachtigall/Fall River County Herald-Star

A piece of heavy equipment sits above a trench just north of Hot Springs along Hwy. 385 where a rural water main line ruptured last week. A 40-foot piece of 12-inch pipe (pictured on left) had to be replaced which forced some customers in the area to be without water for up to four days.

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By Brett Nachtigall

Publisher

HOT SPRINGS – About 50 customers of the Southern Black Hills Water System...

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