Avenue of Flags

VFW Commander Bill Vander Vorst and American Legion Commander Dave Stroup worked together with a number of other veterans and volunteers to put up the Avenue of Flags at the Veterans Monument on the lawn of the Potter County Courthouse in Gettysburg. The flags draped the caskets of area veterans. The flag over the monument was flown in honor of […]

Third in the nation with FFA

Gettysburg High School senior Hunter Eide earned third place in the Environmental Sciences/Natural Resources Division 5 of the National FFA Agriscience Fair. The event was held as part of the 92nd Annual National FFA Convention and Expo held Oct. 30 through Nov. 2 in Indianapolis. He is the son of Gerri and Shon Eide, of Gettysburg. Watch next week’s edition […]

Putt it all on the line

There were games for all ages and skill levels at the annual Gettysburg In Action harvest carnival on Saturday, Oct. 26. Third grader Zandin Holzwarth (Mary Beth Holzwarth/Cody Holzwarth) tried his skills on the putting green while his friends Eli Phillips (Trey and LaDonna) and Taytin Pope (Allen Pope/Mikelyn Westphal) wait their turn to give it a try. Second grader […]

Fire safety fits fine

Students in kindergarten, first, and second grade learned some of the ins and outs of fire safety on Friday, Oct. 18, when Gettysburg Volunteer Firefighters Brad Saltsman and Bill Vander Vorst gave a presentation to the children. After the program, the youngsters were given the chance to find out what the fire fighters wear, and some took turns trying on […]

Something fishy at Whitlock Bay salmon station

Middle school students from the Gettysburg School toured the Whitlock Bay Salmon Spawning Station on Wednesday, Oct. 9. Although there were no ripe females ready to spawn, the students got to see a fish swim up the ladder and see a male being milked and learned more about the process and importance of the fall spawning. The students were even […]

Moving along

Demolition crews made quick work of the clinic building, which was removed on Monday as work continues on the new Avera Missouri River Health Center in Gettysburg. Last week a south wing of the old hospital was removed, and the clinic was moved into another wing of the hospital building while construction takes place. It seemed like changes were happening […]

A new start

Staff of the Avera Gettysburg medical center bowed their heads in prayer during a candlelight blessing Tuesday morning at the new Avera Clinic location in a wing of the hospital. A blessing was led by Karen Gallagher, VP of Mission for Avera St. Mary’s, who was joined by members of all facets of the local medical community on Oct. 1 […]

Run for it

Potter County Battler cross country runners Tori Crook (Scott and Germaine) and Rayel Persoon (Ryan and Kellee) are cheered on by their coach, Jessica Larson, during the Potter County Cross Country Invitational meet. It was a beautiful morning for the event on Saturday, Sept. 21 at the Gettysburg Country Club, where 15 teams from across the region brought runners to […]

On a roll

It was a perfect day for youngsters to ride their bikes to help raise money for community projects on Friday, Sept. 13 at the Gettysburg city park. The annual Gettysburg In Action bike-a-thon drew 48 riders from kindergarten through fifth grade to raise over $4,100 to be used for youth projects in the area. Leah Larson (Sarah Larson/Michael Larson) led […]

Gettysburg breaks ground on Avera Missouri River Health Center

On Monday, Sept. 9, north-central South Dakota communities and Avera gathered to celebrate the ground breaking for the Avera Missouri River Health Center in Gettysburg, S.D. In February, Avera announced plans to raise funds for a new 21,000 square foot hospital and clinic, contributing $9 million to the $12 million project.  Since then, the communities have raised more than $2.6 […]

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