Articles from the July 26, 2023 edition


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  • Achievement Days "Shooting for Success" next week

    Jul 26, 2023

    “Team 4-H-Shooting for Success” is the slogan for the 2023 Edmunds County 4-H Achievement Days on August 2-4. Mark your calendars and plan on stopping by to see the accomplishment of local youth. Activities take place at the 4-H Grounds in Ipswich. Wednesday morning starts off the three days with the Dog Show starting at 8 a.m. followed by the Cat Show. The Horse Fun Day at the Trail Days Complex starting at 4 p.m. will finish off the day. Thursday kicks off with the poultry show at 8:30 a.m. followed by the Rabbit Show. The judging of sta...

  • Butterflies

    Jul 26, 2023

    Tiger Post students released butterlies on Monday. The youth visited the Memorial Garden in Ipswich to study and release the butterflies....

  • Lawnmower Poker Run in Hosmer Saturday afternoon

    Jul 26, 2023

    The 13th Annual Hosmer Lawnmower Poker Run is Saturday, July 29. The vehicles, including mowers, golf carts, ATVs and Side-X-Sides, leave the Hosmer Firehall at 2 p.m. The Hosmer First Responder/EMR Rescue Teams will do an accident extrication demonstration. A burger fry and silent auction will follow at the Hosmer Firehall. The Poker Run is a fundraiser for the Hosmer Fire Department....

  • Students present dance recital in Ipswich on August 5

    Jul 26, 2023

    The summer dance students of Ashley Geist-Cusick will present a recital for the public on Saturday, August 5 at 7:30 p.m. in the Ipswich High School Theater. The recital will feature students from the surrounding towns; students range in age from three to 18 years. Geist-Cusick says, “Our recital is a celebration of the work, focus, and fun that students experience each week in class. It is an honor to bring this creative opportunity to the surrounding area. I look forward each year, to watching the students perform for their families, f...

  • Cover crop field tour set for July 31 near Roscoe

    Jul 26, 2023

    South Dakota Soil Health Coalition board member and 2024 Legacy Award Winner Dennis Hoyle will host the Reducing Salinity with Cover Crops Field Tour on July 31, 4-7 p.m., at his farm near Roscoe. This event will feature cover crop, saline soil, and BioChar plot tours, and supper will be included. The tour will be held east of Roscoe on the southeast corner of the intersection of 349th Ave. and Hwy 12. The plots are between the railroad tracks and Hwy 12 on the east side of 349th Ave. Participation is free for current South Dakota Soil Health...

  • Rhonda Appleseed coming Friday

    Jul 26, 2023

    The Traveling Lantern will present “Rhonda Appleseed & the Tree that Learned How to Speak” on Friday, July 28 in the Ipswich Bandshell. The pre-show begins at 9:30 a.m. with the show at 10 a.m. Rhonda is a descendant of Johnny Appleseed, and everyone calls her Ronnie. When she learns about her great-great-uncle's story, she grows fascinated and then proud. Ronnie decides that she wants to follow in his footsteps. She decides she will protect nature and all the creatures on our planet from climate change. But how? She takes a journey to vis...

  • Roscoe Blood Drive brings in 32 volunteer donors

    Jul 26, 2023

    The Roscoe community hosted a blood drive with Vitalant on July 13 at the American Legion which helped collect a total of 39 units of blood products for patients in need. A total of 32 individuals volunteered to donate blood and 29 individuals were able to successfully donate at the Vitalant blood drive on July 13. A total of 10 donors also came forward to donate Power Red Cells (2RBC) which collects two units of red blood cells while returning platelets, plasma and a saline solution back to the donor. Vitalant expressed their gratitude to...

  • Fiddlin' Around

    -deg|Jul 26, 2023

    This column is often about the weather and it really should be this week, featuring a heat wave that's in progress pretty much all over the country the way it sounds! But it might get a little cooler later in our work week? We'll see about that! But don't get your winter coat out of the closet. It might not be that cool for awhile. Monday is the end of July and it's starting to be time for your fresh garden produce, unless it has fallen victim to the heat. There is always a chance for a thunder storm or two this time of the year, especially...

  • Chip seal projects scheduled for area roadways

    Jul 26, 2023

    Crews began chip seal and fog seal projects on several highways in the Aberdeen area beginning Monday, July 24, 2023. Weather dependent, the contractor will move from one project to the next in the scheduled following order, with fog seal applications to follow behind the completed chip seals: • U.S. Highway 12 – Project begins west of Aberdeen and moves west for 26 miles to Ipswich. Traffic Control was set up on Monday, July 24, 2023. The chip seal was set to begin on Tuesday, July 25, 2023, and take approximately two days to complete. • S...

  • Funding available for shelterbelt renovation

    Jul 26, 2023

    Shelterbelts play a vital role in providing wind protection to farmsteads, fields, livestock, and wildlife. These groves of trees aid in caring for our natural resources by slowing erosion and storing water. Many of the shelterbelts in the area have degraded plant health due to age, disease, and extreme weather conditions. Over the past few years, many landowners have witnessed or experienced first-hand, damaging winds and increased winter precipitation. The ice storms, high winds, and heavy snow loads have taken a toll on shelterbelts that...

  • Silver Star 4-H Club

    Jul 26, 2023

    The Silver Stars 4-H club met Sunday, July 23, 2023 at Bryan and Jessica Scherr residence. President Kendra Scherr called the meeting to order and led the flag pledges. Secretary Nicholas Fuhrmann read the minutes and they were approved as read by Kaleb Scherr, seconded by Nicholas Fuhrmann. The Treasurer’s report was given by Kaleb Scherr. (Checking-$1,559.66, Savings-$531.18) Treasurer’s report was motioned to approve by Kaleb Scherr, seconded by Sydney Holmes. Expenses will be submitted at the next meeting. Old Business: Paint has been purch...

  • UCC Church plans rummage/lunch sale

    Jul 26, 2023

    The U.C.C. Church in Ipswich is planning a Rummage and Lunch Sale on Saturday, Aug. 5 in the fellowship hall from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Their menu will include rolls and BBQs, plus the usual extras. Dine in or carry out available....

  • Bike-A-Thon ball program fundraiser

    Jul 26, 2023

    The Roscoe Summer Youth Program held their Fourth Annual Bike-A-Thon on July 18 at the Roscoe City Park. The event is held to help raise funds for the Roscoe Baseball and Softball programs. Sixty-one participants received pledges for the program and totaled their night with 706 miles in the two allowed hours. Three routes were offered: Easy - .25 miles, Medium - .75 miles, and Hard - 1.25 Miles. Cash prizes sponsored by the First State Bank of Roscoe were given to the top two riders in each...

  • Ipswich Softball teams compete at State Tourney

    Jul 26, 2023

    The Ipswich girls' softball programs have wrapped up after a weekend in Sioux Falls at the state tournament. The U12 team, coached by Linda Gauer, won three games and lost two on the weekend. (Watertown Crenlo 21-8, Faulkton 6-7, Sioux Falls Faini 14-7, Watertown Hurricane 11-3, Mobridge 1-13). The weekend was highlighted by multiple grand slams from Sophie Knittel, daughter of Jesse and Wendy, who batted from both sides of the plate. The U10 team, coached by Joe Galbraith, won two and lost two...

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