Gettysburg breaks ground on Avera Missouri River Health Center

On Monday, Sept. 9, north-central South Dakota communities and Avera gathered to celebrate the ground breaking for the Avera Missouri River Health Center in Gettysburg, S.D. In February, Avera announced plans to raise funds for a new 21,000 square foot hospital and clinic, contributing $9 million to the $12 million project.  Since then, the communities have raised more than $2.6 […]

Paint the town red

Students from the  GHS student council spent their Labor Day holiday painting the town to get folks fired up for Battler Homecoming. Tyler Simon (Darrin and Sally), Autumn Pitlick (Chad and Kayla), Jenna Robbennolt (Rena and Brian), and Taelor Zweber (Josh and Jenny) let everyone know that “We Got Spirit” while painting the front window at the Potter County News […]

Candidates ring in homecoming

Gettysburg High School is getting ready for homecoming celebrations next week, and seniors were selected to represent GHS as the homecoming royalty. Coronation will take place on Tuesday evening at 7:30 in the school gym. Pictured from left are Marcus Kostboth (Norm and Marsha), Hunter Eide (Shon and Gerri), Cassidy Goebel (Mark and April), Sasha Cordell (Todd and Amy), Jenna […]


There were over 30 future cheerleaders from kindergarten through sixth grade who practiced their routine for Friday night’s football game at the school gym this week. The cheer clinic was held as a fundraiser for the Battler cheerleaders, who worked with the youngsters on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday. The three girls in front are (l to r) Henley Joachim (Beth […]

Battler sports

Battler sports started on Monday with the first practice for the football team on a wet field after a morning cloudburst dumped an inch on Gettysburg. There are 19 out for the varsity football team this year. Cross country and volleyball practices get underway later in the week.

Water fights make a big splash

The Gettysburg Volunteer Fire Department put on a display Saturday afternoon, Aug. 3 at the city park to test their water spraying accuracy as part of a friendly competition with their first-ever water fights. Teams of three firefighters took turns spraying at a barrel suspended on a cable in what was described as a “reverse tug-of-war.” The fun event made […]

State Champion…

Osprey Vetter (Jessica Harer and Jason Vetter) gets a nudge from her horse, Tequila, after they won the Senior Division barrels at the State 4-H Horse Show which was held in Huron on Monday, July 22. Vetter, who will be a junior at GHS in the fall, also took second place in senior poles. 

What’s next…

Little Bella gave a look to her best friend, Kea Cronin (Deb and Justin) when she attended the pet vaccination clinic at the Potter County Fairgrounds in Gettysburg on Friday. The sweet tempered dog seemed cautiously suspicious about what was coming next while being examined by veterinarian Dr. Tristan Malmedal from Selby, as his assistant, Arla, was filling a syringe […]

No ‘cat’-astrophe…

While firemen are often credited with saving cats from trees, in this scenario the rescue  was far more serious. During an emergency drill held on the Darwin Rausch farm west of Hoven on Sunday, July 14, Potter County’s fire fighters were faced with removing an injured child who had been thrown into a tree during a propane explosion as part […]

National Gold…

Eight students from the Gettysburg school attended the annual FCCLA National Leadership Conference in Anaheim, CA last week and the groups competing all brought home gold awards for their efforts. The students, who range from eighth grade to sophomores in high school, participated in the meeting from June 30-July 4. Pictured from left are Grace Goebel (Dave and Allison), Kirstie […]

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