Roots Grow Deep and Strong # 10

   Belle Fourche is my favorite place to be in July. Southern France, where I am spending the summer is nice, but I miss the Belle Fourche 4th of July ambience, the sights, sounds and smells.  I miss cotton candy, country music, fresh hay, horses, cowboy boots, rodeo events and all the pageantry. I miss […]

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Learning, Exercise, Fun! Summer is for Kids

   Belle Fourche has amenities for people of all ages. But if you’re under 18, Belle Fourche may be one of the best places around to enjoy June, July, and most of August.     That’s because the Belle Fourche Recreation Center, The Belle Fourche Public Library, and the Tri-State Museum have joined together to coordinate […]

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Roots Grow Deep and Strong # 9

   During the springtime in France, brilliant red/orange poppies appear by the millions. May is the best month to find them in fields, creeping up through crevices, in back yards, ditches, and otherwise empty spaces. Poppies are magnificent flowers the world around.     In 1915, a poem titled “In Flanders Fields’ captured the imagery of […]

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Alley Fitness and Recovery

When Rick Wessels wanted to retire a few years ago, he reluctantly decided to sell his business, South Park Bowling Lanes. However, there were not a lot of serious offers. Bowling alleys are expensive to maintain. Equipment must be upgraded as the technology moves forward. Upgrading the old equipment turned out to be cost prohibitive […]

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Theater is alive and well in Belle Fourche

 Theater is alive and well in Belle Fourche and has been since the town was founded in 1903. Of course, drama and theater go together, and it seems both are here to stay. “Mystery at Max’s” provided plenty of each.    The two performances at the Tri-State Museum on Friday and Saturday well attended and […]

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Dr. Julie Hatling Principal of the Year

   Even on the coldest of winter days, the school day at South Park Elementary in Belle Fourche begins with warmth. It’s a good beginning. Principal, Dr Julie Hatling makes sure of that. She and staff members greet the children as they file into the building’s sunny front entrance.    Children arrive by bus, some […]

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Mayoral Candidates Randy S & Randy S Square off

 Voters in Belle Fourche will choose a mayor on April 9th when incumbent Belle Fourche mayor Randy Schmidt faces Ward 3 councilman Randy Sowers.     Both men are both highly qualified candidates. Both have demonstrated professionalism in government, and both Randy Schmidt and Randy Sowers are committed to serving the Belle Fourche community.     Randy […]

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