2022-12-08 E-Edition

Community invited to Miracle on Main Street holiday event Sunday

The community is invited to help raise funds for the swimming pool while enjoying some Christmas cheer on Sunday evening in downtown Gettysburg. Set for Sunday, Dec. 11 from 5-7 p.m. at the city auditorium and Loitwood Park, Miracle on Main Street is being organized by the Gettysburg In Action (GIA) organization. The event will feature sleigh rides, visits with […]

Oh, Christmas Trees

Laurel Lemler showed her granddaughter, Ariel, some of the pictures of military veterans decorating this tree at the Dakota Sunset Museum. The tree features photos of nearly 300 veterans from the area dating back to WWI. Several Christmas trees are on display at the museum throughout the month. The holiday event was part of the Christmas Tree Extravaganza on Saturday, […]

Gettysburg woman to serve as SD Human Trafficking Coordinator

Two new positions have been filled by Attorney General Mark Vargo, and one will be headed by a Gettysburg woman. Mary Beth Holzwarth has been named South Dakota’s Human Trafficking Coordinator, with Allison Morrisette taking on the duties of Missing and Murdered Indigenous Persons Coordinator. They began their duties on Monday, Nov. 28. For the past 13 years Holzwarth has […]

Commissioners appoint Deputy Auditor

Following a special meeting last week, the Potter County Commissioners appointed Sarita Waldner as the Deputy Auditor. The appointment was made following their decision to relieve Darian Tanner of the same duties during the Nov. 30 meeting. The office remains open during the staff changes, and according to Potter County States Attorney Craig Smith, Waldner is being trained for the […]

Out & about

Double header basketball on Saturday at GHS The Potter County Battlers will host the basketball teams from Lyman County on Saturday, Dec. 10. Both the boys and girls will play that afternoon starting at 1 p.m. If you can’t make it to the game, you can catch the livestream online at www.pottercountynews.com and click the Live Sports Video tab. Check […]

Coach Michael Schlachter

Coach Michael Schlachter took his team to Ft. Pierre on Saturday for the Stanley County Tournament. Carter Luikens, wrestling at 170 pounds, brought home a fourth place finish for the Potter County Battlers. He is a junior at GHS and son of Mandy Luikens-Spilde and Joel Luikens. Read all about the tournament on page 9 of the News.

Iversens earn National honors

Gettysburg men were recognized for their old west style sharp shooting during the Single Action Shooting Society (SASS) National Championship Cowboy Action and Wild Bunch Shooting Land Run competition held in Oklahoma. The event is part of a shooting sport where the contestants use the style of firearms used in the Old West. Jim Iversen, left, won the national championship […]


Interesting evolution

There was an interesting segment on the TV news show 60 Minutes last week about the evolution of dogs. What made it interesting to me was that they didn’t focus on the survival of the strongest but rather the survival of the kindest. They all started as wolves, but the story suggested that the animals picked humans as companions, and […]

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