July 4th Parade “Throwback Thursday

BELLE FOURCHE—Throwback Thursday is the theme for this year’s 4th of July Parade. (route map is on page C4.). The event kicks off with a B1 Bomber flyover at 10:30 am on July 4.     “So far over 50 entries have been received online,” according to Tessa Eaton, Parade Chairman.      Expect floats decked […]

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Black Hills Roundup Celebration Underway

BELLE FOURCHE—The 105th Black Hills Roundup 4th of July Celebration is underway! The action packed salute to Independence Day includes PRCA rodeos, fireworks, music concerts, carnival rides and parade floats. The celebration relies on the community’s help. According to Dallas Conner, Chairman of the Black Hills Roundup Board, “There are over 400 volunteers this year.” […]

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Chester (Chet) Edwin Garness 86

Chester (Chet) Edwin Garness passed away at the age of 86 on June 28th, 2024, at home due to complications of cancer.  Chet was born to Edwin and Selma Garness on August 11, 1937, in Newell, SD.  One of four children, Chet spent his youth helping out on the farm, attending country schools, and graduating […]

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William Steven Swan

September 20, 1947 – March 26, 2024 Steve Swan, 76, of Hubbard, TX, and Newell, SD, passed away March 26, 2024. There will be a burial service at Black Hills National Cemetery, Friday, July 5, 2024, at 12:30 pm with a reception after at Sturgis Veterans Club from 1-3pm. Steve was born September 20, 1947, […]

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LOOKING FORWARD TO OUR PAST

  July 2, 1914 The Irrigator is indebted to Henry C. Wilson for a 5-pound pail of excellent honey. Mr. Wilson secured a ton and a half of honey from his bees last season and has disposed of all of it, except 50 pounds. There is no better honey made than that sold by Mr. […]

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Murder on the Orient Express

  The Cast of Murder on the Orient Express will board the train of murder, suspense, and mystery this weekend at the BF Rec Center Theater, June 27-30.   Nathan Thompson as Poirot has a carload of suspects in Murder on the Orient Express  as seen at this photo shoot on the 1880 Train in Hill City. Cast members […]

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