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Welcome…

Piles of snow are welcoming folks to Gettysburg this week after a major storm swept across the state last week. It is guessed that around a foot of snow was dumped on the county, with wind gusts over 50 mph adding to the drifts. With some of the roads blocked, snowmobile tracks were criss-crossing the area as a popular means […]

Here’s the scoop…

You know you’re in a great little town when the only traffic on the main street Sunday morning after a storm are loaders helping to clear the snow. Such was the scene in downtown Gettysburg on March 10.  These three were clearing snow in addition to the work that the city crew did starting that morning at 5 a.m. On […]

Freezing fire… Emergency crews spent Tuesday morning fighting a fire at R and K Mechanical on US 212 in Gettysburg. The fire call came in around 3:15 a.m. for both the Gettysburg and Hoven fire departments, along with the Gettysburg EMTs. Brutally cold wind chills made tough work for the firefighters, who were on the scene until after daylight. The […]

Oath of Office given to new Potter County Deputy…

Judge Mark Barnett congratulated Potter County Deputy Sheriff Matt Risetter after giving him the oath of office following court in Potter County on Monday, Feb. 25. The first official act for Deputy Risetter was the last in Potter County for Judge Barnett, who is retiring from the bench in March. The new deputy lives in Hoven and serves with Sheriff […]

Battlers to State…

GHS senior Preston Worth (center) brought home the championship medal from the Region 1B wrestling tournament in Redfield on Saturday, Feb. 16, to help lead the way for the Potter County wrestlers fifth place team rank and a trip to the State B tournament in Rapid City this weekend. The Battlers placed fifth as a team and qualified five wrestlers […]

Snow fall…

With the blast of winter last week, people around town spent much of their time digging out after more than five inches of snow blew into town. In some cases, that meant more than digging out from under the snow; some needed to clear awnings and roofs, as did the crew from Logan Electric Construction in front of the 212 […]

Government day…

Gettysburg High School seniors got a first hand look at county government on Tuesday, Feb. 5 as part of the annual student government day. The event is organized through the cooperation of the American Legion Post 135 and GHS instructor Mr. Keith Scott to give students the opportunity to learn more about local government. The students spend the afternoon with […]

In the spotlight…

In the spotlight… On Thursday, Jan. 24, during the match at the GHS gym,  longtime Battler wrestling coach Terry Weischedel was honored by one of his former students and current GHS wrestling coach, Michael Schlachter. On Feb. 23 at the state high school wrestling tournament in Rapid City, Weischdel, will be inducted into the South Dakota State Wrestling Coaching Hall […]

Pressing matters…

The Potter County Lady Battlers put a pressing defense into play during their game against the Edmunds Central Lady Raiders on Thursday, Jan. 17, but the visiting team went home with the win. Pictured clockwise from left for the Lady Bs are Paige Worth (Carmen and Bart), Jenna Robbennolt (Rena and Brian), Kayla Sautner (Lori and Chad), Autumn Wieseler (Ben […]

Make the call…

Young Cashton Rausch (Erika and Chad) and his opponent both looked like they were waiting for the referee to make the call for the pin during AAU wrestling action on Sunday. It was a big weekend of wrestling in Gettysburg, with 19 teams in town for the Battler Invitational wrestling tourney on Saturday, and more than 200 kids coming to […]


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