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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 […]

Hot cars…

Ron Tanner was presented the Best of Show trophy at the 17th annual Dakota Kruzers summer run car show on Saturday, June 29. The trophy was given to Tanner by Gettysburg Snow Queen Avery Dutt, while car club members Angie Vetter, John Zuber, and John Tanner cheered his win. Although it was pretty cool to have the Snow Queen at […]

Hats off…

Potter County 4-H members Jaela Vetter (Jessica Harer, Jason Vetter), Abbie Larson (Doug and Jessica), Brooklyn Beringer (Thad and Michelle), and Osprey Vetter (Jessica Harer, Jason Vetter) showed their enthusiasm for the horse program by tossing their hats into the air in the show ring. On June 10, they competed in a horse show in Highmore in a variety of […]

For the dogs…

Corbin Lehman (Aime and Casey), left, looked closely at the stuffed puppy that Iditarod musher Karen Land used to explain how she traveled with her dogs during the more than 1,000 mile sled race across Alaska. He was among the 130 people who came to GHS on Friday, June 14 to hear about Land’s adventures with her sled dog, Noggin, […]

With respect…

A ceremony was held Monday evening by the American Legion Post #135 to retire over 50 unserviceable flags that required disposal. Commander Doug Larson, right, who also serves on the Gettysburg Volunteer Fire Department, and Americanism Officer Larry Madsen, added the tattered flags to the pyre after they were inspected and deemed unserviceable, and recommend to be honorably retired from […]

Right on target…

Boston Brown (Reece and Joey) was right on target to dunk Shi Haupert, who was one of the volunteers at the dunk tank during the carnival fundraiser for Charlie Wolfe. A large crowd came out on a beautiful Saturday afternoon on June 1 to have some fun while raising funds for the 14 year old son of Shanya Goebel, who […]

Wrapped in warmth…

Being given a Quilt of Valor is an honor for military veterans who were touched by war, but it was made even more special for Korean war veteran Kermit Wager of Gettysburg to be presented the quilt by his daughter, Sheri Secrest of Black Hawk. Eight veterans were presented with the quilts made by the Prairie Quilters as part of […]

Last class picture…

Twenty-five new graduates were handed diplomas from Gettysburg High School on Saturday afternoon at the school gym. Pictured are (back, l to r) Kolten Kirby, Peyton Drew, Shaylee In The Woods, Miriam Knoble, Shad Sharp, Shaelyn Schatz, Dawson Simon, Piper Jost, Preston Worth, Cameron Beetsch, Cody Brooks, Jenny Wheeler, Avery Dutt, Nadyne Eckstrom, Autumn Wieseler, Taylor Frost, Cole Nafziger. Front: […]

How sweet it is…

Graduation is set for Saturday, May 18 and the GHS seniors were treated to their first taste of it on Friday, May 10 when they visited the Avera Oahe Manor in their caps and gowns. Cousins Calen Decker (Kari and Rick) and Kolten Kirby (Kelly and Renee) grinned as they enjoyed cookies decorated with their 2019 graduation year that were […]


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