State Bound

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PHOTO BY MIKE SCHLACHTER Coach Jessica Larson cheers on her runners during the region cross country meet held in Gettysburg on Thursday, Oct. 14. The runners head to the state meet in Sioux Falls this weekend. Read their times on page 11.

The day ‘flu’ by

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PHOTO BY MOLLY McROBERTS Rainy weather on Saturday didn’t stop the shots given at the Avera Missouri River Health Cen- ter. There were 150 flu shots given during the drive-through vaccination clinic that was held at the hospital parking lot on Oct. 9. Staff from the medical center had to move the service from the west side of the building […]

Another cross country win

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SUBMITTED PHOTOS The Potter County girls had another win for the cross country team last week, this time from the Hyde County Action Club Invitational in Highmore on Oct. 2. The girls have had a great year, and it looks like they may have to build on to the trophy case to fit all the first place awards they have […]

Homecoming parade

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PHOTO BY MOLLY McROBERTS This year’s GHS homecoming parade in Gettysburg was led by the American Legion and VFW Color Guard, with GHS senior Kinsey Schuchhart carrying the American Flag. The parade was held through downtown Gettysburg on Friday, Sept. 24, under sunny skies with a chilly breeze. Also pictured are the homecoming royalty, King Logan Decker and Queen Kirstie […]

Homecoming coronation

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PHOTO BY MOLLY McROBERTS Homecoming at GHS got underway on Monday, Sept. 20 with coronation at the school gym. Queen Kirstie Lake and King Logan Decker were chosen to reign over the week’s activities. Pictured (l to r) are crowner Dakota Goebel (Theresa and Kenny), candidates Makenna Miller (Bridget and Jason Nagel), Grace Goebel (Dave Goebel and Allison Goebel), Makaivry […]

GHS Homecoming candidates

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GHS students are getting ready to celebrate Battler homecoming next week, and candidates were selected from members of the senior class. King candidates are (l to r) Grant Luikens (Mandy and Ryan Spilde, Joel Luikens), Seth Sharp (Melissa and Danny Meinke), Logan Decker (Richard and Kari), Cooper Logan (Mark Logan and Shelli Bassett). Queen candidates from left are Grace Goebel […]


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PHOTOS BY MOLLY McROBERTS Number 13 came up three times last week for Gettysburg High School senior and SD National Guard Private Kinsey Schuchhardt. She marched 13 miles, stopping every mile to post flags in memory of 13 members of the U.S. Military who died during an attack in Kabul, Afghanistan. Through her efforts, she has helped to raise $1,300 […]

YTC Champs

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PHOTO BY LORI SAUTNER The Potter County Lady Battlers are starting out the year strong, and won the Yellowstone Trail Conference tournament on Saturday, Aug 28 in Onida. Pictured are (back row, l to r)  Assistant Coach Lanae Spargur, Tyler Simon, Taelor Zweber, Zoe Meinke, Dakota Goebel, Kayden Cronin,  Isabella Sautner, Haylie Ahlemeier, Makenna Miller, Coach Jamie Cronin. Front row: […]

Storm damage

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PHOTO BY MOLLY McROBERTS The storm that blew through Potter County last week didn’t do much damage, however, this nearly 100 year old ash tree in Gettysburg blew down, briefly blocking West Commercial Avenue during the morning commute. The tree has provided shade for the home of Larry and Kay Schmidt. The city crew had it moved and the street […]

Warm ups

PHOTO BY MOLLY McROBERTS It doesn’t take long to warm up in weather like this. On Tuesday afternoon the temperature came close to triple digits with a hot wind along with it while the Potter County Battlers took to the practice field. It didn’t take the team long to decide to move the next day’s practice to some cooler early […]

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