One of the legends of sports writing in South Dakota has left us.
Roger Toland, who for 43 years was an anchor of the Rapid City Journal’s tremendous sports coverage, passed away earlier today.
For someone who has literally grown up in the newspaper business in South Dakota, I was one of the many who was positively impacted by the example set by Toland. He was always someone I could turn to for information or advice, especially when I was first starting out.
My thoughts and prayers go out to the Toland family. He will be greatly missed.