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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 […]

Covid continues in county

Who needs testing, and reminder to get flu shot

During the past week, Potter County saw an increase of six cases of the Covid-19 virus reported in the county, with the number on Tuesday totaling 31, with 11 active, 20 recovered, and seven who were hospitalized.  The level for community spread in the county remains at “moderate” according the the SD Department of Health. People are reminded that in […]

Potter County continues to see increase

Community spread downgraded to “moderate.”

As South Dakota continues to make national news for an increase in coronavirus numbers, Potter County’s numbers also show an increase in reported recoveries.  Last week the South Dakota Department of Health recorded a total of 16 cases of the virus in Potter County, with 11 active, five recovered, and four who were hospitalized. As of this Tuesday, the total […]

Covid cases continue to increase

Community spread now described as “substantial.”

After making it through much of the summer with no Covid-19 cases recorded in Potter County, the cases are now increasing. It was the end of July when the county recorded its first case of the coronavirus, a pandemic that has killed over 180,000 in the U.S. By Aug. 20, that number doubled to one recovered and one active case and minimal community spread. Two weeks later, the county […]

School starts with new protocols in place

Students and staff wear masks and take precautions with hand washing and sanitizers to fight the coronavirus

The first day of school looked a little different at Gettysburg his year, as staff and students wore masks as classes got underway last week.  Everyone entering the building was stopped for a temperature check, and everyone wore a mask or face shield to follow recommended CDC guidelines to help prevent the spread of the Covid-19 virus. Masks will not […]

Covid-19 comes to county

Potter has seen its second reported case of the coronavirus, as the state’s Department of Health reports concerns of community spread as “minimal.”

Covid-19 is in Potter County, with a report on Tuesday from the South Dakota Department of Health that there is one recovered case and one active case. It also stated that community spread is minimal. It’s still important to take precautions, wear a mask, social distance, and wash your hands. According to Kristi Livermont, Administrator of the Avera Gettysburg Hospital, the medical facility has a good availability of tests for […]

School gets underway next week

Junior high and high school students register this week, and classes start Thursday, Aug. 20.

It’s happening next week — time to head back to school for students in Gettysburg when lasses start Thursday, Aug. 20. This week students from middle school through high school students are registering for classes. See the schedule on page 8 for details. This fall classrooms will look a little different. After the school was closed in mid-March due to the Covid-19 pandemic, additional health and safety measures are in place to […]

Students will head back to school on Thursday, Aug. 20

Steps being taken to address coronavirus safety concerns

An early morning school board meeting was held July 27 to discuss home schooling and a plan for bringing students back to school this fall. The meeting started with a letter read from the South Dakota State Medical Association with their recommendations about how to address the start of the school year. The letter strongly recommended that students, educators, and staff wear face coverings and follow CDC guidelines in […]

97th annual County Fair starts Saturday

The Potter County Fair and Achievement Days gets underway this weekend, with a few changes due to the Covid-19 pandemic. All 4-H related events taking place at the 2020 Potter County Achievement Days will be limited to a maximum of 50 people at any given time. This number will include 4-H members, judges, staff, leaders, and spectators. There will be thorough cleaning and sanitization between all […]

Potter County remains free of coronavirus

Meanwhile, cases increase across the river and Swiftbird community faced temporary lock down


Potter is now the only county east river and one of just two in the state with no reported cases of the Covid-19 virus. Harding County, in the northwest corner of South Dakota, is also virus free as of Tuesday, July 14. Potter County has a population of around 2,200 and borders the Missouri River, which has been a popular […]


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