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City council meeting held Monday

Former police patch is now history, as statement made by council put issue to rest

People who attended the Gettysburg city council meeting in person were met by the county sheriff’s wand to check for weapons before entering on Monday night. Another 25 people joined the meeting online. The majority were there to learn the fate of a police patch which included an image of a cannon with the crossed flags of the United States […]

Independence Day events planned in Gettysburg

Saturday morning the American Legion and VFW Honor Guard, along with the American Legion Auxiliary, will honor area veterans during an outdoor ceremony held at the memorial on the lawn of the Potter County courthouse in Gettysburg. The program will be held at 10 a.m. with a wreath being placed at the memorial, along with a salute and the playing […]

Music lessons may be offered in Gettysburg

Gettysburg native Kerry Freidel has been instructing music classes using the Musicolor Method for several years, and is hoping to bring the program back home. He, along with Stephen Rockwell, a musical prodigy who teaches all instruments, are checking to see if there is enough interest to bring the program to town.  Freidel, who is the owner of Pierre Music, […]

Motorcycles encouraged to detour after passing through Gettysburg on trips West

Summer brings out the bikes, and motorcycle riders will soon be heading west as they make the annual trip to the Sturgis Rally next month. The US Hwy 212 that runs through Gettysburg is a popular route for travelers, but the Covid-19 pandemic may change the route some. With a coronavirus checkpoint located on the highway across the Forest City […]

Gettysburg teen to compete in National Little Britches Rodeo

Years of hard work and practice paid off for one of Potter County’s outstanding rodeo duos, and next week they will head to the world famous Lazy E Arena in Guthrie, Oklahoma, to show the nation what teamwork is all about.  Gettysburg cowgirl Brooklyn Beringer and her seven year old Quarter horse, Sadie, will compete in the National Little Britches […]

Potter County USDA open for in-office visits

Appointments must be scheduled, and masks  must be worn Customers of the Potter County USDA Service Center in Gettysburg may now conduct business in person, in the office, but by appointment only.  Before being allowed to meet in the office, visitors will be pre-screened based on health concerns or recent travel and must adhere to social distancing guidelines. According to […]

Life guards

Being a lifeguard at the Gettysburg swimming pool in the time of the Covid-19 pandemic means doing lots more than knowing how to swim to save a life. In order to help control the spread of the virus, swimmers are all temperature tested before entering the pool, and the front counter has protective plexiglass shields in place. The data is […]

Emergency crews called to accident

Emergency responders from Gettysburg were called to a two vehicle accident not far from the Forest City bridge on US 212 Thursday night. The call came in around 10:30 p.m. on June 18, where the EMTs and fire department responded to the accident which claimed the life of a 35-year-old man and left a 24-year-old woman with serious injuries.  In […]

July 4th Memorial Service to honor veterans

The annual Memorial Day program held at the American Legion Building at the end of May was cancelled due to concerns over the spread of the coronavirus.  A smaller, outdoor memorial service will be held during Independence Day on Saturday, July 4 at 10 a.m. on the north lawn of the Potter County Courthouse in Gettysburg. The brief program will […]

Flag salute

Veterans from the United States military attended a flag raising ceremony at West Whitlock State Recreation Area on Sunday, June 14. In honor of Flag Day, the state park held a short program to raise the flags after a new pole was put in place. The previous pole had fallen in the strong South Dakota winds, which put the new […]


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