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Awww, Mom!

Tember Johnson, LPN gave a shot to her third grade son, Declan, who tried not to look while his younger brother, first grader Devin, kept a close eye on their mom’s work while waiting his turn during the flu shot vacination clinic held at the Gettysburg School last week. The event provided free flu shots to approximately 50 students who […]

A truck filled with cheer

GHS held its homecoming parade on Friday, Oct. 2 after the coronavirus caused it to be postponed for a week. Although there was no traditional Battler football game that night, one tradition was still part of the parade, and that was the cheerleaders being driven through the parade perched on top of a firetruck. The cheerleaders for the Battlers are […]

Homecoming in the days of COVID

Homecoming at GHS looked a little different this year, but the school followed the theme of “Covid…The Show Must Go On!” and after a week’s delay because of the pandemic, festivities got underway on Monday, Sept. 28 with coronation at the old school gym. Although one of the candidates attended by computer screen while safely quarantined, and only around 75 […]

Seasons change

Fall was officially ushered in on Tuesday, and although the leaves are changing color, the temperatures this week still feel a bit like summer. Reports of salmon being caught at Whitlock Bay are a sign of the seasonal change, and the soybean harvest is underway. This picture of the Forest City Bridge west of Gettysburg gives a nice glimpse of […]

Setting up for the spike

Tyler Simon, a sophomore at GHS and daughter of Sally and Darin Simon, set up the ball during volleyball action against the Faulkton Area Lady Trojans at the GHS gym on Thursday, Sept. 10. Faulkton Area took home the win in three sets, but the Potter County team put up a good fight. They are on the road until Sept. […]

Heading for the end zone

                                    Potter County Battlers headed south to Onida on Friday night to take on the Sully Buttes Chargers. The Battlers brought home the 26-24 victory making it the first win of the season. Kayden Ahlemeier (Kevin Ahlemeier/Jamie Ahlemeier) cleared a path for quarterback […]

A cross country run

                          Potter County cross country runners headed north for the Mobridge Invitational on Saturday, Aug. 29. It was a beautiful day for a run, as varsity runners crossed 5000 meters of ground. GHS senior Ethan Pitllick (Chad and Kayla), left, finished in ninth place at the meet, with teammate Nicholas Schlachter (Michael […]

Tip of the hat to start school

Dalton Fuerst (Jim Iversen) donned his Battler mask and tipped his hat as he was greeted by school aide Amy Hartung for a temperature check on his way to start his junior year at GHS. Classes got underway on Thursday, Aug. 20, with students and staff taking steps to stay safe from the coronavirus with new protocols in place to […]

Unlocking a new school year

                      Middle school students at the Gettysburg School registered for classes and got their locker assignments in preparation for the first day of school on Thursday. Sixth grader Boston Brown (Reece and Joey) worked on his locker combination before filling it with his school supplies. Students wore masks as they came to school to […]

Branch out

                                                    Some of the dying trees at the Gettysburg city park have been removed, and dead branches on the big cottonwood trees were trimmed back. The work was done in a joint effort by Don Frost, Eric Ellwanger, […]


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