Branch out

                                                    Some of the dying trees at the Gettysburg city park have been removed, and dead branches on the big cottonwood trees were trimmed back. The work was done in a joint effort by Don Frost, Eric Ellwanger, […]

Clowning around

Young and old alike were entertained by the act of the rodeo clown/bull fighter Tate Rhodes from Montana. He had the crowd laughing with his silly show and trampoline act during the bull riding event held at the Potter County Fairgrounds on Sunday, Aug. 2 as part of the 97th annual county fair. See inside this week’s edition for more from the annual event. […]

Only a drill

Gettysburg’s emergency crews worked together during a drill held at the fire and rescue hall Monday night. Local EMTs Samantha Shaw and Chris Zuber carefully transfer a patient to the ambulance after the “victim” was removed from one of the vehicles at the accident site. Firefighters used the jaws of life to open the car for safe removal of the person trapped […]

Lab tested

Dr. Tristan Malmedal of Selby Veterinary Services was checked out by the happy labs of Bill and Amanda Vander Vorst during the annual pet vaccination clinic in Gettysburg on July 16. Sponsored by the City of Gettysburg, the clinic gives pet owners an opportunity to have dogs and cats checked over by the veterinarian and have basic health care shots […]

Tall in the saddle

Gettysburg had some great representation during the National Little Britches Rodeo in Guthrie, Oklahoma. Brooklyn Beringer (Michelle and Thad) competed in both Junior Girls Barrel Racing and Junior Girls Pole Bending at the national event, held July 6-12. During the Wednesday, July 8 evening program at Reliance Arena, Beringer and her horse, Gator, carried the South Dakota flag. She also […]

Remember those who served

The American Legion and VFW Honor Guard stood at attention as Taps was played during a memorial ceremony held at the Veterans Monument in Gettysburg. The morning of July 4, a wreath was placed and a gun salute was part of the ceremony which was postponed from Memorial Day to the coronavirus pandemic. Picture from left are Roy Combellic, Kermit Wager, Frank Pearman, […]

Brooklyn Beringer (Thad and Michelle) and her horse, Sadie, are preparing for their first trip to compete on a national level next week. They qualified for the National Little Britches Rodeo in Guthrie, Oklahoma.  PHOTO COURTESY OF MICHELLE BERINGER

Life guards

Being a lifeguard at the Gettysburg swimming pool in the time of the Covid-19 pandemic means doing lots more than knowing how to swim to save a life. In order to help control the spread of the virus, swimmers are all temperature tested before entering the pool, and the front counter has protective plexiglass shields in place. The data is […]

Flag salute

Veterans from the United States military attended a flag raising ceremony at West Whitlock State Recreation Area on Sunday, June 14. In honor of Flag Day, the state park held a short program to raise the flags after a new pole was put in place. The previous pole had fallen in the strong South Dakota winds, which put the new […]

Flag disposal

The members of the Ralph Leui American Legion Post 135 in Gettysburg performed the disposal ceremony by burning over 50 U.S. flags on Monday evening, June 8. The ceremony is done each year before Flag Day, which is Sunday, June 14. American Legion Commander Dave Stroup, right, and the county’s veterans service officer Don Hericks assisted with the ceremony.

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