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 […]

Bike-a-Thon Friday the 13th

The annual Gettysburg in Action bike-a-thon will be held at the city park on Friday, Sept. 13 from 3:30 to 5 p.m. Funds raised from the event are used to support youth activities and community projects through the GIA.

Football jamboree Saturday

The annual middle school and JV football jamboree will take place at Battler Field on Saturday, Sept. 14 starting at 9 a.m. Youth football teams from around the region come to town to participate in the event. 

Salmon run is starting

Reports from fishermen at Whitlock Bay indicate that the salmon run has started. Fishermen have already been catching the Chinook as they make their way toward the ladders.  Watch the News for more reports as the season progresses and the catches increase.

Health screening week at clinic

It’s health screening week at the Community Care Clinic in Gettysburg. Throughout the week, from 6:30 to noon, health screening tests are conducted at a discounted rate from screening for coronary artery disease to diabetes. 

Hoven Bazaar Saturday evening

Hoven St. Anthony’s Altar Society members are finalizing plans for their church’s annual bazaar which again promises food and fun for all ages.  “Harvesting Faith” is this year’s theme, and guests will also have the opportunity to welcome St. Anthony’s new priest, Father Darin Schmidt. Doors open at Hoven’s American Legion Hall on Main St. at 5:30 p.m. on Saturday, […]

Paint the town red

Students from the  GHS student council spent their Labor Day holiday painting the town to get folks fired up for Battler Homecoming. Tyler Simon (Darrin and Sally), Autumn Pitlick (Chad and Kayla), Jenna Robbennolt (Rena and Brian), and Taelor Zweber (Josh and Jenny) let everyone know that “We Got Spirit” while painting the front window at the Potter County News […]

Hospital groundbreaking Monday

In February, Avera announced plans to raise funds for a new 21,000 square foot hospital and clinic in Gettysburg. On Monday, Sept. 9, the community is invited to join the groundbreaking celebration for the Avera Missouri River Health Center building project.  The event will be held at the current Avera Gettysburg Hospital at 11:30 a.m. Lunch will be provided to […]

Homecoming games and parade

This year’s parade is following a holiday theme of “Tis the Season for a Battler Victory!” Members of the community are invited to join in Friday’s parade which starts at 1:30 p.m. If you plan to have an entry in the parade, email the school at or call at 765-2436 by Friday morning at 9 a.m. to get on […]

GIA bike-a-thon Friday the 13th

Gettysburg In Action will hold the annual bike-a-thon at the city park on Friday, Sept. 13 from 3:30 to 5 p.m. The event is open to students from first to fifth grade, and funds raised go to community projects. 

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