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SNAP use declines in county, state

Around 235 homes in Custer County received Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits in Custer County in February of this year, with those benefits supporting 506 people within those households. Those numbers are on par with 2014, when an average of 236 households in the county received SNAP benefits to support an average of 515 people, and well down from 2013, when an average of 257 homes received benefits to support an average of 568 people.

Unlike many parts of the country, SNAP benefits don’t appear to be on the rise in Custer County, although that doesn’t prevent many both in the county and nation to declare war on those who receive SNAP, also known as food stamps, with many believing they are professional system abusers, lazy bottom feeders—and sometimes drug users—who are able-bodied enough to work, but simply don’t want to.


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Saved by SNAP

LiJane Brunner remembers the eye rolls and the stares well. She was buying a cake, frozen pizzas and soda for a birthday party for one of her four children. And she was doing it with Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) funds (formerly known as food stamps) using a Electronic Benefit Transfer (EBT) card.

She could sense the people around her weren’t thrilled with the purchases she was making with “their money.”

“Everybody gets to have a birthday,” LiJane said. “Right?”


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Medley relay team breaks record

Last Thursday’s Custer Invitational was the scene of a record-breaking performance out of the Custer High School girls’ medley relay team, as the team of Tayler Carlson, Sidney Snyder, Julianne Thomsen and Tori Glazier joined forces to run the race in 4:15.39, besting a nearly 30-year-old school record of 4:15.3 (handheld timed, slower than the currently used fully automated timing) set in 1984 by Christy Young, Michelle  Utecht, Michelle Tretheway and Lisa Darley. The time was also good enough for the girls to win the event at the meet while also qualifying for May’s state meet.

The medley relay victory was one of three victories for the girls during the course of the event. The other two came via the legs of Thomsen, who cruised to a win in the 100 hurdles at a time of 15.93, and Morgan Parys, who won the 1600 going away at a time of 5:35.52.


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Teacher Appreciation Week is May 4-8

The Custer School District, as well as other school districts across the nation, are celebrating Teacher Appreciation Week May 4-8. In conjunction with the event, Teacher Appreciation Day is Tuesday, May 5.

“I am thankful we have such a great staff of teachers that really do care about our kids’ success,” said Mark Naugle, Custer superintendent. “Our teachers really make the difference in our kids’ lives.”

“Teacher appreciation is a simple idea. It means showing teachers you value their work,” said Heather Hiltunen, Custer Elementary School. “Our goal is to enhance the educational environment in our schools. We thank our teachers for all their support.”


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Let’s clean up Custer—for us and visitors

It’s no secret that the Black Hills is expecting a much higher number of visitors this summer than usual, thanks to the 75th anniversary of the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally and the 50th annual Buffalo Roundup in Custer State Park. We owe it to ourselves and our community to make Custer sparkle by doing our part to “shine the apple.”

This Friday and Saturday, May 1-2, have been designated as annual cleanup days in Custer. As is the case every year, there will be no charge for city residents hauling their unwanted items to the Sander Sanitation transfer station located a half mile north of the Highway 16A-Highway 89 intersection, behind the Hills Materials batch plant. A city resident must show a residential city billing statement receipt at the transfer station. Commercial customers are not allowed free access to the transfer location.


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