Terry Woster

Terry Woster
Terry Woster is a Lyman County farm boy, the third of five children of Henry and Marie Woster. The family farmed land north of Reliance in central South Dakota. Woster graduated from Chamberlain High School and earned an undergraduate degree in journalism at South Dakota State University. He worked 42 years as a newspaper reporter and columnist, covering such events as the Rapid City flood of 1972, the Wounded Knee takeover in 1973, and the crash of the state airplane that took the lives of Gov. George Mickelson and seven other men in 1993. He worked for the Sioux Falls Argus Leader, The Associated Press, and the Pierre Capital Journal. He covered 40 sessions of the South Dakota Legislature during his career. He retired from the Argus Leader in 2008 and worked more than five years for the South Dakota Department of Public Safety in public information before retiring for good in 2014. Woster is married to the former Nancy Gust of Chamberlain, S.D. They have three children: Jennifer (Rich), Scott (LaRayne), and Andy (Katie) and five granddaughters: Jackie, Jordan, Frankie, Lara, and Sage. In 2014, Woster was inducted into the South Dakota Hall of Fame.

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