Week of June 19, 2024

  • Ipswich teacher faces rape charge

    Ipswich teacher and coach was arrested June 6 on multiple charges. Jeromy Loken, 47, faces charges including rape, sexual exploitation of a minor and sexual contact with a child. His initial court appearance was scheduled for Tuesday, June 18. His wife Tracy Loken had a licensed home daycare located in Ipswich offering care for up to 12 children. Her daycare license was temporarily suspended by the South Dakota Department of Social... Full story

  • Rounds' staff to visit Ipswich

    Staff from the office of U.S. Senator Mike Rounds (R-S.D.) will be conducting outreach in the community of Ipswich to assist residents with any issues they may have with federal agencies. Senator Rounds’ staff members will be in the Ipswich City Office, 122 4th Street on Monday, June 24 from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. “South Dakota is filled with many strong communities,” said Rounds. “Our office values feedback from constituents to better understand how legislation impacts our communities and how it can be improved. I encourage you to stop...

  • Trail Days 2024

    Trail Days 2024 was held June 14-16 in Ipswich. The headliner for the concert on Saturday was Chancey Williams with special guest Rowan Grace. The Bulls & Broncs was free for the public at 4 p.m. Saturday began with a parade at 10:30 p.m. with nearly 50 entries. The theme was "Happy Holidays." Saturday afternoon featured activities for everyone with inflatables, Sherwin Linton concerts and...

  • Cloverbud 4-H campers enjoy projects and games

    Twenty-eight Cloverbud 4-H members from Edmunds and McPherson County enjoyed Cloverbud Camp on Wednesday, June 12 at the 4-H Building in Ipswich. This year's camp included a Sponge Garden and several STEM activities. STEM projects included Hover Balloons, Paper Spinners, Exploding Boomerangs, Marshmallow Structures, Slime, and Egg Parachutes. Campers enjoyed BBQ's, chips, and cookies for their lunch. Games throughout the day included Rainbow, Plastic Cup Relay, Balance the Penny on your Nose...

  • Share your talent at Open Class booth at Achievement Days

    All residents of Edmunds County are invited to show their talents at the 2024 Edmunds County Achievement Days Open Class Booth. This year’s theme is “You Won’t Get BOARD in 4-H!” Entries need to be brought to the 4-H Building on Monday, August 5 by 12:30 p.m. There will be exhibit cards there for you to fill out and attached to your entry. Exhibits cards are available at the Extension Office before then. Adults and local youth of all ages are encouraged to enter items. You can enter any type of project that you have made or created....

  • Edmunds County Horse Show June 26 with riding, timed events

    The Edmunds County Horse Show will be held on Wednesday, June 26 at the Trail Days Complex. Registration will begin at 9 a.m. The show starts at 9:30 a.m. with showmanship. This will be followed by various riding and timed events. Competitors will be from Edmunds, McPherson, and Walworth counties. Registration online is recommended but not required. Contact the Extension Office for more information on registering. Come out and enjoy a morning of entertainment and support the 4-H...

  • Onaka photo show this weekend

    An exhibit of photography profiles “Our Place” — 15 years of Onaka is planned on June 22 and 23. The photography exhibit by Claudia Barondeau Laws will be held June 22, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., and June 23, noon to 4 p.m., in the Onaka Community Hall. Originally from Rapid City, now residing in Salt Lake City, Barondeau Laws has been enamored with Onaka since she was young. Her grandparents were residents until their deaths and her mother grew up there. She started taking photos in Onaka in 2007, wanting to share the essence of this amazing...

  • 2024 Trail Days Bronc and Bulls winners

    The 2024 Trail Days Bulls and Broncs event was successful. Spud Creek Rodeo Co provided great bucking stock to pair with excellent cowboys. The winner of Round 1 of the Broncs was split between Ridge Ward of Martin and Tayson Jones of Howes. Second place went to Zane Howe of Caputa. The winner of the Broncs Round 2 was Kyle Hapney from DeSmet. Ridge Ward was the overall winner for Bronc riders. They had one round of bull riders. Billy Stephenson was the winner with 82 points. He rode a bull...

  • Fiddlin' Around

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    We forgot to remind you last week that your Edmunds County Tribune will arrive in your mail box a day late due to the Juneteenth remembrance on June 19. This week’s Tribune has photos of the busy Trail Days weekend activities. The office was one of the Amazing Race stops on Friday afternoon. Plenty of bikers stopped by to enjoy the games here at the mini-mall. We had a fishing pond. Your fishing pole was a straw that you used to pick up gold fish crackers. Then you moved them to a container. We will be eating gold fish for quite a while....

  • Peter J. Geditz

    Mass of Christian Burial for Peter J. Geditz, 87, was at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, June 18, 2024, at Holy Cross Catholic Church, Ipswich, with Fr. Timothy Cone serving as Celebrant. Burial followed the service at Holy Cross Catholic Cemetery. Peter Joseph Geditz was born September 14, 1936, to Peter and Josephine (Sindelar) Geditz on the farm in rural Ipswich. Pete attended Ipswich School and graduated in 1954. From October of 1959 to April of 1960 and again from October of 1962 to August of 1963,... Full story

  • South Dakota State dean's list

    More than 3,300 students were recognized for their outstanding academic performance over the spring 2024 semester at South Dakota State University by being named to the dean's list. To earn dean's list distinctions in SDSU's colleges, students must have completed a minimum of 12 credits and must have earned at least a 3.5 GPA on a 4.0 scale. Overall, 3,378 students from 40 states and 37 foreign nations are on the list. More than 1,400 students received a 4.0 GPA. Local students on the dean’s list include: • Ipswich — Kathleen Graham,...

  • The Library Remembers When...

    submitted by Marion Heintzman

    From the Ipswich Tribune August 21, 1930 edition SHERIFF CAPTURES CAR THIEVES AFTER CHASE After out-distancing Verne Adkins, Aberdeen police officer, in a seven mile race out of Aberdeen, in which he was forced to give up the chase after being left behind, James Hill of Wichita, Kansas and Ira Penland of Arma, Illinois driving a 1930 Chevrolet sedan stolen from the streets of Aberdeen belonging to John Franks of Forbes, N.D. were apprehended at Ipswich last Saturday afternoon by Sheriff Geo. M. Engler following a race of more than two miles...

  • NDSU graduation

    The spring 2024 graduation list at North Dakota State University included 1,622 grads. Avery Sylte graduated Magna Cum Laude. She received a BS degree in Biological...

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