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Storm plugged Potter County

Potter County was hit hard when a spring blizzard blew across the state on Thursday, March 14. It was estimated that a foot of snow came along with the strong winds, which gusted over 50 mph at the peak of the storm.  Despite zero visibility in the daylight, local law enforcement was called out to assist the state Department of […]

Load limits on county roads

During Monday’s meeting of the Potter County commissioners, it was decided that load limits will be placed on Potter County roads this week.  If the load limit signs are up, that means the road is posted with a six ton per axle load limit on all trucks. No over weight permits will be issued by the Potter County Highway Department […]

Equalization board to meet

The Potter County Commissioners will sit as the county Board of Equalization on Tuesday, April 9.  The meeting is set for review and correction of assessments in Potter County. Anyone who questions their assessments must submit a written notice to the county auditor, Shawna Shaw, by Tuesday, April 2 in order to have it reviewed by the board.  To make […]

Concert series Holy Rocka Rollaz set for Saturday, March 30 at Legion

The High Plains Concert Series season finale will take a trip back to the fantastic 50s with The Holy Rocka Rollaz held on Saturday, March 30 at the Legion Community Building.  The high energy, family friendly performance brings back the sound, look, and nostalgia of the treasured era of classic early rock ‘n roll. Tunes made famous by the likes […]

State AAU champion…

Brayden Schlachter (Michael and Julene) wrestled freestyle in the Elite division of the AAU wrestling tournament in Brookings on Friday, March 15. He won the championship at 126 pounds in his division. He is a sophomore at Gettysburg High School. 

Happy Pi Day on Thursday

It’s not often the News is dated on March 14, so it was a great excuse to celebrate Pi Day.  March 14, or 3/14, is the date of the mathematical equation that is the ratio of the circumference of a circle to the diameter, or Pi, which is 3.14. Pi is the infinite “celebrity number,” which is shortened to a […]

Donations to hospital double during Lent with Wesleyan Homes match

With the new Avera Missouri River Health Center capital campaign underway, the Avera Gettysburg Foundation has a great way for everyone to help support the project, with a dollar-for-dollar matching donation made from an old friend who helped build the Oahe Manor. In the spirit of giving during Lent and to help fundraising efforts, Wesleyan Homes, Inc. has issued a […]

AAU wrestlers headed to state…

Six young wrestlers qualified for the state tournament during the Region 2 tournament held in Pierre on Saturday, March 9.  The top three from each division advanced to compete at the state tournament in Brookings the weekend of March 16-17. Advancing to state are (back row, l to r) first place in Schoolboy division Nicholas Schlachter (Mike and Julene) at […]

School Spring Break this week

If you are wondering why there are so many kids out in the middle of the day during the week, it’s because they are on Spring Break.  Students started their vacation on Wednesday, and there is no school for the remainder of the week for Spring Break.  The reports are that the weather might actually start looking a little bit […]

Here’s the scoop…

You know you’re in a great little town when the only traffic on the main street Sunday morning after a storm are loaders helping to clear the snow. Such was the scene in downtown Gettysburg on March 10.  These three were clearing snow in addition to the work that the city crew did starting that morning at 5 a.m. On […]


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