2020 Post Agenda Changes

posted Oct 12, 2020, 10:05 AM by Mark Mills   [ updated Oct 12, 2020, 10:06 AM ]

Custer Legionnaires,

Due to the spread of COVID-19 cases in Custer County, the remainder of Custer Post #46’s 2020 Annual Agenda has been changed. The Post Executive Committee has determined for the physical welfare of both our members and the public to cancel or modify most of the remaining events for this year.

Specific changes can be seen on the revised 2020 Annual Agenda located online at the Post’s Publications and Documents webpage, In general:

  a.  Post monthly meetings have been cancelled through the end of the year.
  b.  Events involving close public contact have been cancelled through the end of the year.
  c.  Veterans Day events are being heavily modified.
  d.  Pearl Harbor Day event is being heavily modified.

Until the pandemic has subsided locally, the Post Executive Committee will regularly meet electronically to conduct Post business. It’s actions on your behalf are also available to you at the Post’s Publications and Documents webpage.

Any further changes will be announced in the same manner as this. So keep an eye out for updates. For immediate questions, call Post Commander Don Hone or me. In the meantime, stay healthy!

Assistant Adjutant

Custer City Coronavirus Actions

posted Apr 3, 2020, 3:35 PM by Mark Mills   [ updated Jun 24, 2020, 4:54 PM ]

UPDATE:  On 22 June 2020 by Resolution 6-22-20A the City of Custer repealed and terminated all of its resolutions and ordinances concerning Coronavirus.  Effective 24 June 2020, the resolution attached below encourages businesses and the public to continue observing accepted safe practices to limit the spread of the virus.


UPDATE:  On 04 May 2020 the City of Custer further modified its Ordinance #836.  Resolution 05-04-2020A now allows certain venues to obtain exceptions to the ordinance's restrictions.  Their proposals must be submitted in writing to the City Council for approval.  Details are contained in the resolution attached below.

As always; stay informed, stay healthy, and stay safe.


UPDATE:  Effective 29 April 2020 the City of Custer has eased certain restrictions, primarily on businesses.  Details are contained in Resolution 04-28-2020A attached below.  

With time, situation, and experience we can expect further modifications.  Official announcements will be carried in the city's newspaper of record, The Custer County Chronicle.  Critical documents will also be available on the City of Custer's website.  And we will do our best to post those documents here.

Stay informed.  Stay healthy.  And stay safe.


Custer Legionnaires,

The City of Custer government has issued two important directives concerning the COVID-19 Virus; Mayor Herman’s Public Service Announcement, and Ordinance #836. Mayor Herman’s announcement provides citizens and business recommendations to slow the spread of COVID-19. Ordinance #836 declares a public health emergency and limits public gatherings.

Both directives are important to our local welfare. All in Custer should read them. These directives can be found at the City of Custer website, They are also attached below. 

Be informed.  Stay Healthy.  And stay safe.

Buddy Checks

posted Mar 31, 2020, 3:08 PM by Mark Mills   [ updated Mar 31, 2020, 3:08 PM ]

Custer Legionnaires,

Custer Post #46 has activated its Buddy Check Program. All Post members are being contacted to ensure their well-being and to arrange for any necessary assistance.

Post Commander Donald Hone directed activation of this program due to personal isolation resulting from the Wuhan Flu pandemic “social distancing” measures. Post Service Officer Glen Talley. Jr. is managing the program with principal assistance from Post Adjutant Ralph Sowder, and Post Chaplain Paul Larson. Other Post members are assisting with telephone calls.

All Post members can expect periodic buddy checks while “social distancing” measures remain in effect. All members are encouraged to keep in touch with each other via telephone, e-mail, and other convenient means.

Stay in contact. And if you need any assistance, call Post Adjutant Sowder at (605) 673-3930 or any of the Post Officers. Veterans helping veterans. This is what the American Legion does!

SD Coronavirus Information

posted Mar 16, 2020, 10:53 AM by Mark Mills   [ updated Apr 30, 2020, 7:02 PM ]

UPDATE:  Governor Noem has issued "South Dakota's Back to Normal Plan".  It is attached below for your viewing.


Custer Legionnaires,

South Dakota Department of Health has established a “Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Updates and Information” webpage at, It contains; statewide status, precautions, guidance, and resources in a quick and usable format.

There has been much news about the COVID-19 Coronavirus. The SD DOH webpage provides information you can actually use. It is a good first stop for those searching for local data.

As far as the near-future, expect; event cancellations, temporary closure of facilities, travel slowdown/cancellation, and increased “remote working”. All of this “social distancing” is designed to slow the virus’s spread.

What you can do is to pay close attention to your own health and casual physical contact with others. Remember to keep in touch with relatives, friends, and neighbors who may be at risk. These especially include the elderly, homebound, and those with existing medical conditions. Your assistance may be critical for them.

Stay healthy!

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