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 […]

Freezing fire… Emergency crews spent Tuesday morning fighting a fire at R and K Mechanical on US 212 in Gettysburg. The fire call came in around 3:15 a.m. for both the Gettysburg and Hoven fire departments, along with the Gettysburg EMTs. Brutally cold wind chills made tough work for the firefighters, who were on the scene until after daylight. The […]

Business destroyed in Tuesday morning fire

A Gettysburg business was destroyed Tuesday morning when fire ripped through R and K Mechanical on the west side of town. Clouds of smoke blew across the community as firefighters from Gettysburg and Hoven were called to the scene around 3:15 on the morning of March 5 to a blaze that consumed the building located on US 212. The Gettysburg […]

Everson appointed to county commission board

During the regular meeting on March 5, the Potter County commissioners appointed a representative for District Five. Pat Everson of Gettysburg was appointed by the board to serve the four year term. He currently serves on the Gettysburg City Council.

Fight the chill with chili Saturday night to help Keep Hope Local

The community is invited to come out Saturday evening, March 9, to the Legion Building for the fourth annual chili and soup cook-off and bean bag tourney to help fight cancer. Keep Hope Local is hosting a chili and soup cook-off with serving and voting for the best food starting at 5 p.m. The traveling trophy for the cook-off competition […]

Clinic to transition from Rural Health Care to Avera by 2020

Avera and Rural Health Care, Inc. (RHCI) have a strong, long-standing partnership in many South Dakota communities. Discussions between both health care organizations have begun to transition operation of the Community Care Clinic over to Avera. For the past 20 years, the clinic has been operated by RHCI as a Federally Qualified Health Center with the objective of responding to […]

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