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Rowan Brown asked for a violin for Christmas, and is now learning how to play the new instrument with classes from Stephen Rockwell, an instructor with Pierre Music Store. Rockwell and former Gettysburg resident Kerry Freidel teach classes to all ages in piano and string instruments at the United Methodist Church in Gettysburg every other Saturday throughout the spring. Rowan, […]

Miss Hoven crowned State Snow Queen in Aberdeen Jan. 9

Hoven High School senior April Simon was crowned 2021 SD Snow Queen on Saturday night in Aberdeen. She is the daughter of Fran Simon and Brad Simon.  PHOTO BY BREMER PHOTOGRAPHY

The light in the tunnel

It is the beginning of the end for the Covid-19 virus as the first doses of the coronavirus vaccine were given to staff at the Avera Missouri River Health Center in Gettysburg last week. As front line workers and emergency service personnel stepped up to be vaccinated to start the process of stopping the spread of the virus, photos were […]

Waiting in the wings

It looked like Santa was listening to the holiday songs performed at the 212 Mini Mall in Gettysburg on Dec. 24. Young musicians entertained last minute shoppers the morning of Christmas Eve with a short recital. Cooper Nelson listened to the piano duet performed by his sister, Teagan, and grandmother, Cheryl, while waiting his turn at the keys. Others who […]

Can’t please everyone

Even one of the most popular people on the planet can’t please everyone! Santa stopped by the Fire and Rescue Hall in Gettysburg on Saturday, Dec. 19 to do a truck-side visit with youngsters from the area.   One-year-old Jack Poeppel (Anthony and Lindsey) didn’t find Santa quite as appealing as some, but it sounds like he’s a pretty good […]

Avera Missouri River Health Center in Gettysburg now seeing patients

Movers worked to bring the last items from Gettysburg’s old hospital building to the new location at the Avera Missouri River Health Center. The new seven-bed facility was completed in less than two years, with over $3 million raised through community efforts to help complete the $12 million, 21,800 square-foot health center. The Avera Medical Group Gettysburg clinic will begin […]

Light house work

Vern Smith was one of many in town to take advantage of the nice weather on Saturday afternoon to put up Christmas lights at his home in Gettysburg. Sunny skies and temperatures reaching a high of 52 degrees brought people outside to enjoy the spring-like weather and put up decorations before the chiliier days of winter move in. The Chamber […]

Wild moose chase

                                              This animal looked out of place on the Vander Vorst farm southeast of Gettysburg last week. The cow moose has been spotted in different areas of Potter County in recent weeks, and this picture was snapped when […]

Talking turkey

25 Students in Mrs. Crissy Bieber’s kindergarten class at Gettysburg are ready for Thanksgiving, and they were happy to show the turkey puppets they made for the holiday.  The gobblers were made as friends for Tom the Turkey, who hides out in their classroom each year to avoid becoming anyone’s Thanksgiving dinner.  For those turkeys not so fortunate, the students […]

GHS Snow Queens crowned

                                                    Two young ladies from Gettysburg High School were crowned Saturday night to represent the community as part of this year’s Snow Queen Pageant. Crowned as Miss Gettysburg from the senior class was Leah Mogard, […]


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