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Coronavirus surge expected with holiday gatherings

County notes sad statistic as cases continue to climb in Potter County

The number of coronavirus cases reached 249 total, with 62 active cases in Potter County this week, but the number of one was the most upsetting — a death has been registered through the SD Department of Health connected to the county.  As the cases continue to increase, the community of Gettysburg is again reminded to please take precautions to […]

School moves to Tier Three

As Covid-19 numbers continue to climb, school limits attendance to events

During what some might consider a marathon meeting last week, the Gettysburg School Board made some changes regarding the coronavirus and return to school plan.  Changes were made for increased mask requirements, close contacts designations, and fan attendance for activities.   Starting this week, classes have been dismissed at 2:30 p.m. on Monday through Thursday to allow teachers to dedicate […]

Potter County shows 80% voter turnout


While nationally the voter turnout for the November general election boasted record numbers, Potter County drew an impressive 80% turnout with 1400 of the 1735 registered voters casting ballots for state and national candidates, along with non-political issues.  The votes in the county mostly reflected those cast throughout the state showing with a strong republican win, however, it did not […]

Veterans Day Program cancelled

Coronavirus forces cancellation of annual community program

As the positive cases of the coronavirus are diagnosed throughout the community, the members of local veteran service organizations made the decision to cancel the annual Veterans Day Program on Wednesday, Nov. 11. The program was originally scheduled to be held at the school, where it has included the students for the past several years, but with the amount of […]

County ready for General Election on Tuesday


This year’s general election is being touted as one of the most important in recent history. With that in mind, voters will head to the polls on Tuesday, Nov. 3, to determine who will represent them in the U.S. Congress, the S.D. State Legislature, along with votes on gambling and marijuana rights.  This election will also determine who serves as […]

Back-to-school plan discussed during October school board meeting

An amended plan for “close contact” students to return to classes was reviewed during meeting

Nothing makes sense when it comes to the coronavirus. That is an area in which everyone attending the Gettysburg school board meeting could agree. Nearly an hour of the meeting on Oct. 12 was devoted to discussion on a back-to-school plan for students considered to be a “close contact.”  With cheers heard from a volleyball match being played in the […]

Pheasant season opener gets underway Saturday morning

This year’s season lets hunters get started at 10 a.m. rather than waiting until noon.

No matter what numbers are reported for the state’s pheasant population, the opening weekend is considered by many to be a local holiday. This year marks the 102nd season for pheasant hunting in South Dakota and the first that hunters will be able to hunt starting at 10 a.m. rather than waiting until noon on the opening day.  This season […]

County schools remain flexible

Cases increase by 10 in county during past week, as both high schools work to keep students safe and continue activities

The past week showed another increase in Covid-19 cases diagnosed in Potter County, with the total numbers up by 10. There are 56 total cases now reported according to the SD Department of Health, with 11 active and 45 recovered. Of those, there have been eight people hospitalized, and no deaths.  Despite that, the community spread rating remains at “moderate.” […]

GHS homecoming this week

Celebration looks a little different, but parade will still take place on Friday

“Covid…The Show Must Go On!” was the theme chosen by the Gettysburg High School student council for this year’s homecoming, and GHS experienced that firsthand during this year’s event. The annual homecoming festivities were postponed a week as Covid-19 infected students in both Potter County high schools, causing some to quarantine, which created the need for rescheduling some activities. Monday […]

GHS homecoming rescheduled

Coronavirus moves homecoming events to next week, conferences to Thurday this week

Students in Potter County schools are learning that they must be flexible during the pandemic. Hoven’s homecoming game was cancelled on Friday night due to concerns over the spread of the coronavirus, and Gettysburg’s homecoming has been postponed a week for the same reasons. Homecoming week in Gettysburg will now get underway Sept. 28-Oct. 2, and although masks are required […]


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