Articles from the August 9, 2023 edition


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  • Busy three days for 2023 4-H Achievement Days

    Aug 9, 2023

    The 2023 Edmunds County Achievement Days were held August 2-4 in Ipswich. The event started on Wednesday morning with the Dog Show. They were judged on obedience, agility, rally, and showmanship. Top showman awards will be presented at Recognition Night. The Dog Show was followed by the Cat Show. The day ended with the Horse Show and Fun Day at the Trail Days Complex with a variety of events. The evening was enjoyed by all in attendance. Thursday morning began with the rabbit show. Static...

  • Red, Red Robins

    Aug 9, 2023

    Ashley Geist-Cusick’s dance students performed Saturday, Aug. 5 in the Ipswich School Theatre. The classes dancing were Creative Movement (the youngest dancers), Early Elementary, Upper Elementary and Middle School, and High School Class. The older students also presented solos and duets. Graduating Seniors are Hannah Beyers, Alexandria Bonn and Alanna Wiedrich. This was Geist-Cusick’s 14th dance recital....

  • Kiddie Parade in Hosmer

    Aug 9, 2023

    Hosmer youth are invited to celebrate summer with a parade on Saturday afternoon, August 12. Decorate a bike, wagon or use your imagination. Line up at 2:30 p.m. by the Cozy Creative Corner, 11 Main St. The parade will begin at 3 p.m. The kiddie parade participants will start by the Bank and move toward the Meat Market. Bring your lawn chairs to enjoy the parade. Park your vehicles on Main Street or the former Civic Center parking lot. A Kiddie Dance is planned at 4 p.m. behind the Hosmer American Legion Post. For more information call...

  • Storybook Land Theatre play today

    Aug 9, 2023

    The Storybook Land Theatre On Tour cast will present “The Perfect Dog” this morning, Aug 9 at 10:30 a.m. in the Ipswich Bandshell on Main Street. The eight young actors and their director will search for dogs, inspired by the book “The Perfect Dog” by John O’Hurley. “The search is gonna be ruff!” Music and lyrics were written by David Abbinanti with the book by Jill Abbinanti. The Marcus P. Beebe Library is hosting the presentation. Everyone is welcome. There is no charge for the presentaton....

  • Ipswich muscians perform in Europe

    Aug 9, 2023

    Ipswich music students Gavin Wollman, Hannah Beyers and Lawson Santema were selected to represent Ipswich on the 2023 South Dakota Music Ambassador trip to Europe. They were part of the concert band directed by retired Aberdeen Central Band Director Jerry Letcher and Sioux Falls O'Gorman band director Ben Koch. From June 21-July 6 the musicians toured and performed in England, France, Switzerland, Germany and Austria. Some of the highlights of their sightseeing included: Buckingham Palace, Big...

  • July Weather Summary

    Marv Seyer|Aug 9, 2023

    Summary for July 2023 Highest recorded temp. for July 2023: 99° on July 26 Record: 111° on July 15, 2006 Average high temp. for July 2023: 83° Average high temp. for 48 July’s: 84° Lowest recorded temp. for July 2023: 51° on July 6 Record: 38° on July 2, 2017 Average low temp. for July 2023: 59° Average low temp. for 48 months of July: 60° Number of 100° days for July 2023: None Record: 8 in 1988 Number of 90° days for July 2023: 5 days Record: 17 days in 1975 Number of days of recorded precip. for July 2023: 5 days Record: 18 days in 1993 Tot...

  • Fiddin' Around

    -deg|Aug 9, 2023

    Fortunately the heaviest rain storms avoided us early Saturday during the opening hours of the Ipswich community rummage sales. But the precipitation would unfortunately intensify which still didn't hinder the sales that were totally indoors. On the other hand it may have even improved the attendance at those locations which were totally indoors or at least mostly inside. There had already been some shower activity late Friday, late enough in the day to probably not affect the remainder of the Edmunds County Achievement Days that were...

  • Random Thoughts

    Doug Burrer|Aug 9, 2023

    LETTERS HOME It's been three years since my Mom passed away and some boxes containing her possessions remained unopened. To say that she saved and stored away scraps of life's bits and pieces would be an understatement. Although she was no pack rat or hoarder by any stretch of the imagination, my Mom did save some unique mementos of people, places, and events that occurred during her lifetime. The complete edition of the November 1963 Aberdeen American News newspaper detailing the assassination...

  • Local student wins 4-H scholarship

    Aug 9, 2023

    South Dakota State University Extension announces the sixteen recipients of 4-H state-level scholarships. Youth with at least five years of active membership in 4-H, current high school seniors, or those enrolled at SDSU are eligible to apply for the scholarships. These scholarships are funded through donors and SDSU Extension’s 4-H program. Seven different scholarship opportunities are awarded based on scholarship-specific criteria – such as what area of study students intend to pursue – plus a mix of academic achievement, 4-H project invol...

  • Leo Jung

    Aug 9, 2023

    Leo Jung, 94, of Roscoe, passed away peacefully at his daughter's home on Wednesday, August 2, 2023. Funeral Service for Leo Jung will be held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, August 9, 2023, at St. John's Lutheran Church, Hosmer, with Pastor Janet Sandmeier officiating. Burial will be at Bethany Cemetery following the funeral. A time of fellowship and luncheon will follow the burial at the church hall. Visitation was Tuesday, August 8, at the funeral home in Ipswich with a prayer service at 7 p.m.... Full story

  • Barbara L. Gibbs

    Aug 9, 2023

    Barbara L. Gibbs, age 72, of Ipswich passed away Friday, August 4, 2023 at the Aberdeen Health and Rehab in Aberdeen. Schriver Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.... Full story

  • Aqua Addicts perform at Regional contest, still performing locally

    Aug 9, 2023

    The Aberdeen Aqua Addicts Water Ski Team participated in the 31st Midwest Regional Show Ski Tournament, held in Evansdale, Iowa from July 28 to July 30, 2023. This prestigious tournament brought together top water ski teams from across the region, showcasing their talent and skills on the water. The Aqua Addicts demonstrated their commitment to excellence, placing sixth overall with a score of 1230.87 points. The Aberdeen Aqua Addicts held their own against some of the best show ski teams in...

  • W.I.N. Junior Legion team sixth at state tourney

    Aug 9, 2023

    The Warner-Ipswich-Northville Junior Legion team finished in sixth place at the state tournament in Lennox this past weekend. The tournament was plagued with water issues, all weekend, resulting in the fifth/sixth place contest being relocated to Groton. In game first game, w.i.n. faced a tough Belle Fourche pitcher in Nolan Wahlfeldt who struck out 13 of the 27 batters he faced and only allowed 4 hits. While W.I.N.’s own pitcher, Devon Fischbach, struck out 9 during his 108 throws from the mound. Belle Fourche won the contest by blanking W...

  • Northville Merchants amateur baseball season ends

    Aug 9, 2023

    The Northville Merchants, an amateur baseball team, played in the state tournament on Friday, August 4th in Mitchell. They were beat out by the Menno Mad Frogs with a score of 8-3, ending their season with a record of 4 and 5. The team punched their ticket last week, in region action, by beating the Miller Outlaws with a score of 4-3. The team is made up of men ranging in age from 17 to 40. Several have local ties....