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Fischer appointed Ward 1 Alderman to city council


During the regular meeting held Monday, March 1, the Gettysburg city council appointed a representative to serve on the council from Ward 1. Michael Fischer was given the oath of office to serve on the council as the alderman from Ward 1. Ward 1 is located in the North part of the city, starting at the west city limits, North […]

Fire department assisted with search Friday evening along river west of Gettysburg

Man found frozen to death on banks of Missouri River

A 24-year-old Cheyenne River man was found dead along the Missouri River on Friday, Feb. 19.  Justin Reede of Dupree had been missing since Feb. 13, when he was named as a suspect by the Potter County Sheriff’s Department in a stolen vehicle investigation. Reports say that he was last seen at Bob’s Resort in the western part of the […]

C&B to help with zero-carbon wood substitute facility

C & B Operations, LLC, a family-owned business based in Gettysburg that operates 37 John Deere dealerships in South Dakota, Minnesota, Montana, Wyoming, Iowa, and Idaho has entered in an agreement with Corn Board Manufacturing, Inc. to exclusively supply all the tractors, balers, and skid steer equipment that Corn Board will need as it develops and grows the manufacturing of […]

Blood drive set for Monday and Tuesday

Even though the weather is bringing cold temperatures to town, you can get a warm feeling by donating blood in Gettysburg next week.  The Gettysburg National Honor Society and Student Council are organizing the blood drive for Monday and Tuesday, Feb. 15-16. The drive will be held at Grace Bible Church in Gettysburg. On Monday it runs from 11:30 to […]

Arrests made by local law enforcement

On Thursday afternoon, Jan. 28, local law enforcement were called to a house in Gettysburg for a report of marijuana odor coming from a room in the owner’s house. A consent search of the house resulted in drug paraphernalia being found in multiple rooms. Charges are pending. While at that call, law enforcement received a complaint of a strong odor […]

Vaccine distribution information

To help reach more 1D community members in South Dakota, Kristi Livermont, administrator for the Avera Missouri River Health Center in Gettysburg, has shared the following information, and asked that while efforts are being made to get the Covid-19 vaccine to residents in Potter County, please be patient. • Avera patients who live in South Dakota and who have been […]

Battler Tourney limited to 12 teams Saturday at GHS

Wrestling tournament drops in numbers to meet Covid-19 restructions. Action starts at 10 a.m. in the GHS gym, with wrestling on two mats during the event.

There are 12 teams lined up from across the region to participate in the annual Battler Wrestling Tournament on Saturday. Last year’s tournament was one of the biggest in several years, with 22 teams coming to town. The Covid-19 restrictions have changed that. “We had to cut back from 22 schools to 12 to meet the Covid restrictions,” said Vern […]

Year begins with vaccine for coronavirus

With an increase in cases during the week, vaccines are being administered

The SD Department of Health continues to rate the community spread as “moderate” as six more were added to the number of Covid-19 cases in Potter County over the past week. There are 305 cases ever recorded in the county, but the number of active cases remains at 10, with 292 recovered. The deaths among cases rose to three.  As […]

Year ends with decline in coronavirus

Residents urged to remain vigilant in taking steps to slow the spread

The SD Department of Health has lowered the community spread rating to “moderate” as the active cases of Covid-19 dropped to 10 this week in Potter County.  Drive through testing continues at the new Avera Missouri River Health Center, but has been moved from the old hospital parking lot to the drive-through ambulance bay on the east side of the […]

Anonymous donor made Christmas gift to school staff

Staff at the Gettysburg School were given a special holiday gift when an anonymous donor recognized them for their work with the community’s students during a most trying time of the coronavirus pandemic.  Superintendent Chip Sundberg said that everyone on the school staff was recongized through the anonymous donation with a bonus this year.  Mr. Sundberg said the donor said […]


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