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Spring into action

Blue skies and sunshine were a welcome sign of spring on Sunday, March 29, as the temperatures reached close to 60 with virtually no wind. It felt like summer to kids who had been feeling cooped up with the school closure, so many put on their shorts and took to the streets to ride bikes, go for walks, play some […]

Welcome wave

Kids across Gettysburg got outside Tuesday afternoon to enjoy the beautiful weather and wave to teachers and staff from the school as part of an impromptu parade. The school staff drove through all the streets south of the highway, led by a police escort, to wave hello to students and friends. The governor announced on Tuesday that the social distancing […]

Purple people pleasing project

The purple siding will soon be covered, but for now it has been a pleasant topic of conversation for people in Gettysburg as the new hospital building project shows swift development, almost day by day. The new building draws lots of attention as people stop along the road by the Little Angels Park on the south side of the construction […]

Tiny dancers take stage at science fair

Sixth grader Faith Goebel (Andrea and Jeff) gives a demonstration during the science fair to Isaac Full, farm bill biologist with Pheasants Forever, who helped judge the science fair competition. The event was held at the Gettysburg school on Wednesday, March 4. Students in the sixth grade put together science projects for the competition, and members of the fifth grade […]

Tired kids

Students at the Gettysburg school competed in the FFA Ag Olympics at the gym on Friday, Feb. 28. Seventh grader Leo Aesoph (Amanda Aesoph/Clint Aesoph), freshman Owen Rausch (Nick Rausch/Aimee Townsend), sophomore Grant Luikens (Mandy Luikens/Joel Luikens), and junior Rick Dahlquist (Val and Ron) were on a roll as they competed in the tire relay event. In addition to the […]

On to State

Potter County wrestling coach Michael Schlachter, left, kept an eye on the action as GHS senior Battler Joey Wheeler (Janelle) goes to work on his opponent during the Region 1B wrestling tournament in Sisseton on Saturday, Feb. 22. Wheeler won second place in the 182 pound division of the tournament, earning a berth in the State B tournament in Sioux […]

Here’s the scoop

Members of the Gettysburg Family, Career and Community Leaders of America celebrated National FCCLA week and on Friday, Feb. 14, it culminated with an ice cream social for all the group’s members after school. Around 60 students from the middle school and high school are members of the FCCLA, which is designed to promote leadership development and personal growth. Ms. […]

In the books

Students from the Gettysburg High School senior class spent Tuesday afternoon, Feb. 4 getting a first hand look at how county government works as part of the student government day. The annual event is organized through the cooperation of the American Legion Post 135 and GHS government instructor Mr. Keith Scott. The students spend the afternoon with elected and appointed […]

‘Two’ much fun

It was a tale of twos on Sunday afternoon, when these two girls appeared to be having too much fun on 2-2-2020. Third grader Brynlie Ahlemeier (Jamie Ahlemeier and Kevin Ahlemeier) and first grader Jayla Osier (Deb and Kelly) laughed as they kicked up snow and slid down the big hill to enjoy the sunny Sunday afternoon in Gettysburg. Even […]

My ball

Potter County teammates Cooper Logan (Shelli Bassett/Mark Logan) and Dylan Drew (Deryk Drew/Sheri Drew) were determined to make sure a Battler was in control of the ball when they came down from hoop during action against the Wolsey-Wessington Warbirds at the GHS gym on Jan. 25. See inside for more Battler sports news. 


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