What will 2014 bring to us?
Published: Tuesday, December 31st, 2013
Where did the year 2013 go? And, what can we expect to happen locally in 2014? Those are the questions we all ponder as another super fast year draws to a close and another begins.
Custer City will continue on its pay-as-you-go remodeling of the former Custer elementary school. Plans are to eventually move all city offices into the building, which will also be the new home of the Custer YMCA.
What will happen then to the old Coolidge log building now occupied by the YMCA is anybody’s guess. We hope it will still be used for various community functions and special events. The city has poured a lot of money into updates on the building, like new windows, so it would be a shame to just let it sit there.
Instead of building a new fire hall, the Custer Volunteer Fire Department has plans to expand into the former Allen’s Home Furnishings building, just west of the present fire station. In a case of musical chairs, the department also has plans to take over the area now occupied by city offices when those offices are moved into the former elementary school building.
We have to wonder what the school board has in mind for the old high school and former middle school which now is home to school district administrative offices, the alternative school and the armory gymnasium. The armory was formerly occupied by an element of the 235th Military Police Co., S.D. Army National Guard, now drilling out of Rapid City and Sioux Falls.
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