Week of July 10, 2024

  • Students and teachers at ocean institute

    Spencer Cody

    by Spencer Cody Edmunds Central 6-12 Science teacher Teachers from 14 school districts from across South and North Dakota joined students from Edmunds Central and Wagner school districts to participate in the Ocean Dakotas Institute thanks to funding from National Marine Sanctuaries and NOAA. The Ocean Dakotas Institute is an educational institute focused on promoting ocean science curriculum development and implementation along with student interest in ocean science careers. The cohort of...

  • Roscoe summer youth findraisers coming soon

    The Roscoe Summer Youth Program will have fundraising activities beginning Sunday. Their 9th Annual Side x Side Poker Run is planned on Sunday, July 14. Sign up at Ricky’s in Roscoe at 11:30 a.m. The ride leaves at 12:30 p.m. The Roscoe Bike-A-Thon is Wednesday, July 17 at the Roscoe City Park. Check-in 4:30-5:15 p.m. Ride from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Registration deadline is today, July 10, call or text Sandra at 605-380-7844. The event is open to all kids under 18. All riders must wear a helmet or sign a helmet waiver. Prizes will be awarded. The...

  • Blood Drive volunteers sought

    The Roscoe  Community and Vitalant will have a Blood Drive on Tuesday, July 16 from 9:15 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the American Legion Post. To make an appointment go to vitalant.org (code: roscoe) or call Carol Geier, 605-287-4740. Seven hundred donors are needed every day to meet the blood needs of hospital patients in our...

  • Edmunds County and towns get help to control mosquitoes

    The South Dakota Department of Health (DOH) announced that nearly 200 cities, counties, and tribes across South Dakota will collectively receive $500,000 in grants to combat mosquitoes and prevent the spread of West Nile Virus (WNV) in 2024. These grants have been allocated to support local efforts in controlling mosquito populations and reducing the risk of WNV transmission. Edmunds County received a $5,000 grant. County communities receiving grants included Ipswich, $3,755; Roscoe, $1,828; and Bowdle, $1,350. Grant recipients were selected...

  • 4-H Premium Sale on Tuesday afternoon this year

    The Edmunds County 4-H Achievement Days Premium Sale will be held on Tuesday, August 6 starting at 3 p.m. Please note the date and time change from previous years. This event will be held in the arena found in the back part of the 4-H Building. The sale will begin with the announcement of the Bottle/Bucket Calf winner. The secret alumni will be revealed and the family herdsmanship award will be presented. If you are interested in being a buyer or would like more information on the sale, contact the Edmunds County Extension Office. A list of...

  • Hosmer seniors potluck July 18

    The Hosmer Senior Citizens will meet for a potluck lunch on July 18 at noon in the Hosmer Legion. Bring a dish to pass. Bingo will...

  • Range management: you gotta know what you've got

    By: Brooke Higgins, Outreach and Resource Development Coordinator Edmunds and McPherson County Conservation Districts Adaptability is an important term and no different when it comes to farming and ranching. Adjusting to environmental and industry changes can be a key point to the success of your farming or ranching business. Adjusting your business strategies does have to start with a plan, however. To create a plan, you ‘gotta know what you got.’ Range management is an integral part of success when it comes to grasslands. You must have...

  • Roscoe ball players at NSU Camps

    The Roscoe Summer Youth Baseball and Softball teams recently attended their 8th Annual NSU Team Camps. The NSU Softball coaches worked directly with the groups on drills and skills specific to each sport. The camp was paid for by the Summer Youth Program and was free to all the softball and baseball participants. The softball teams have completed their summer season and the baseball teams are heading into their final weeks of...

  • Fiddlin' Around

    -deg

    Last week we had a short daily downpour. Even with hail on Sunday behind our office. According to weather forecasters we may expect hot weather over the weekend starting Friday. What we don't know if the heat will dryout things yet. It was really humid and wet over the long Fourth of July weekend. This is probably a little unusual for this part of the planet. The gardens look great so far anyway. And you probably didn't have to water that. But the weeds certainly are thriving, and that's not...

  • Weather Summary

    Marv Seyer

    Summary for June 2024 and records Highest recorded temp. for June 2024: 97° on June 12 / Record: 106° on June 21, 1988 Lowest recorded temp for June 2024: 47° on June 8 / Record: 28° on June 3, 1985 Average high temp. for June 2024: 79° Average high temp. for June over 49 years: 78° Average low temp. for June 2024: 56° Average low temp. for June over 49 years: 55° Hottest June on record (Average high temp.): 91° during / June 1988 ( 11 days in the 90s & 7 days in the 100s) Precip. for June 2024: 1.78 / Record: 7.03 in 2014 Most...

  • The Library Remembers When...

    submitted by Marion Heintzman

    From the Ipswich Tribune July 17, 1930 edition July 4th Celebration Takes Large Death Toll The three days celebration of the nation’s birthday this year cost the lives of 404 persons and was responsible for the injury of many thousands more. It is said that two days of extra celebrating cost the lives of 226 persons. Fireworks and toy pistols which have been legislated against by all lives of 29 people, which though a states and municipalities, cost the small percentage of the whole number is all the more amazing due to the many...

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