Articles from the September 6, 2023 edition


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  • Healing Ride riders

    Sep 6, 2023

    Riders, members of the Whitestone Hill Healing Ride, headed north of Ipswich on their way to Leola on Sept. 1. They were part of the Healing Ride on their way to Whitestone Hill State Historical Site near Kulm, N.D. They spent the night in Ipswich on Aug. 31. The Ride commemorates the Sept. 3, 1863 battle when the U.S. Army led by Brigadier General Alfred Sully attacked a Native American encampment at Whitestone Hill....

  • Deer hunt planned for disabled youth

    Sep 6, 2023

    by Mike Costanzo, PDR Hunt volunteer Bullseye targets are ready for practice rounds at the rifle range. Handicapped-accessible deer stands are set up in Whitetail rich fields. Preparations for the 18th annual all expenses paid PDR deer hunt for disabled adolescents are underway. This year nine special needs hunters will be in Clark September 22-24, enjoying the adventure of an authentic South Dakota big game hunt. The kids may come with hesitant anticipation. But, after a weekend long deer camp with peers of similar circumstance, they leave...

  • Look it up!

    Sep 6, 2023

    Edmunds Central third graders can now look in their own dictionaries for spelling questions. Elda Hoffer of the Roscoe American Legion Auxiliary presented the dictionaries to the students. Their teacher is Michele Eisenbeisz, who will teach them all about their new books....

  • Feeding South Dakota coming to Edmunds County towns

    Sep 6, 2023

    The Feeding South Dakota Mobile Food Pantry will return to Edmunds County soon. The Food Pantry will be in Ipswich Tuesday, Sept. 12, 2023 from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Edmunds County 4-H Building. The Food Pantry will be in Bowdle on Friday, Sept. 8 from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. at St. Paul Lutheran Church. Proxy pickups are allowed. Complete the SD Feeding form and give it to your proxy to bring with to the food distribution. If you have any questions regarding the form contact the South Dakota Department of Education by calling 605-773-4736....

  • Venture Communication Coop patronage balances paid back

    Sep 6, 2023

    Venture Communications Cooperative announces that $6,000,000 will be paid back to the cooperative members from outstanding capital credit patronage balances. A portion of the total amount returned to members comes from the 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2022 allocations. Members who were customers of Venture Communications during those years will be mailed their patronage checks in early September. Patronage checks for amounts less than $100.00 will be applied as a credit to the members monthly Venture bill. Customers who had service with Venture...

  • Hosmer Seniors meet September 21

    Sep 6, 2023

    The Hosmer Seniors will meet for a noon meal on Thursday, Sept. 21 at the Hosmer Legion. Bingo will follow....

  • Fiddlin' Around

    -deg|Sep 6, 2023

    Monday holidays always seem to make the rest of the work week go faster. Indeed they do! So we hope that your extended holiday weekend ending on Labor Day Monday went worthwhile and that you got a lot accomplished. But it was quite warm in fact downright hot for much of the weekend so maybe you took it easy instead Ipswich will be hosting a cross country invite on Saturday morning at the athletic complex. That will be a new location. So don’t head to the golf course for the race. There were certainly a lot of vehicles attending the IHS vs. W...

  • Weather Summary

    Marv Seyer|Sep 6, 2023

    Summary for August 2023 Highest recorded temp. for August 2023: 92° on August 22 Record: 106° on August 17, 1976 & August 15, 1988 Average high temp. for August 2023: 82° Average high temp. for 48 months of August: 82° Lowest recorded temp. for August 2023: 52° on August 26 Record: 35° on August 22, 1982 Average low temp. for August 2023: 61° Average low temp. for 48 months of August: 57° Number of 100° days for August 2023: None Record: Five in 1976 & 1988 Number of 90° days for August 2023: Two Record: Twenty days in 1983 Number of days of r...

  • Gerald Rohrbach

    Sep 6, 2023

    Gerald Rohrbach, 83, of Ipswich, passed away Sunday, September 3, 2023 at Prairie Height Healthcare in Aberdeen. Arrangements are pending with Schriver Funeral Home of Ipswich....

  • Ipswich School lunch menu

    Sep 6, 2023

    September 11 — Chicken Noodles, peas, cooked carrots, fresh fruit, homemade bun, milk September 12 — Cheese Pizza, green beans, celery sticks, strawberry cups, milk September 13 — Nachos, corn, salsa, pinto beans, fresh fruit, milk September 14 — Ham Patty on homemade bun, green beans, sweet potatoes, juice, milk September 15 — Crispito, corn, broccoli, baby carrots, applesauce, milk...

  • Edmunds Central School lunch menu

    Sep 6, 2023

    September 6 — Spaghetti, bread, corn, peaches, veggie bar September 7 — Creamed Chicken, rice, dinner roll, carrots, green beans, mixed fruit, veggie bar September 8 — Mini-Corn Dogs, pork & beans, broccoli, mandarin oranges September 11 — Chicken Nuggets, sweet potato fries, corn, mixed fruit September 12 — Taco (hard or soft shell), refried beans, pineapple, veggie bar September 13 — Pulled pork, bun, green beans, baked apple, veggie bar September 14 — Meatball sub, carrots, broccoli, peaches September 15 — No School...

  • Edmunds County set for September sobriety checkpoint

    Sep 6, 2023

    The South Dakota Department of Public Safety has announced plans for 20 sobriety checkpoints in 15 different counties during the month of September. Checkpoints are scheduled for the counties of: Edmunds, Lake/ Moody, Minnehaha, Pennington, Beadle, Day, Codington, Lawrence, Hughes, Charles Mix, Mellette, Stanley, Walworth, Clay. The monthly checkpoints are designed to encourage people to not drink and drive. The checkpoints are funded by the South Dakota Office of Highway Safety and conducted by the South Dakota Highway Patrol with the help of...

  • Volleyball nailbiter at Eureka

    -deg|Sep 6, 2023

    North Central dropped a pair of varsity volleyball decisions last week. The Thunder first lost to South Border at home in Eureka on Tuesday and then lost a road game on August 31 in Faulkton. The Thunder had kept things pretty close vs. their visitors from North Dakota. It was indeed a five-set outcome. South Border won 25-20 to open the evening, but the hosts would respond with a 25-23 victory and tacked on a 25-21 win to go ahead 2-1. But South Border wasn't quite ready to go home and claimed...

  • Softball success

    Sep 6, 2023

    The Ken's/Lux mens softball team had a successful season. They won the Aberdeen Men's 14" Softball League with a 26-2 record....

  • New teacher and coach

    Sep 6, 2023

    New teachers in Ipswich include Caleb Schentzel, MS Social Studies. He is also a football assistant coach. His profile follows: Caleb Schentzel Teaching position: Middle School History Family and Background: I grew up in Northville and graduated from Northwestern Area High School. My dad Kurt Schentzel, and mom, Stephanie Schentzel, both work in Aberdeen. I also have a brother and sister around the Aberdeen area. Teaching Experience: This is my first job as a teacher. I graduated from NSU with...

  • Warner Monarchs stop Tigers at home

    -deg|Sep 6, 2023

    Ipswich was defeated in Lake Region Conference football action last Friday in Ipswich with the score being 35-6 in favor of the visiting team the powerful Warner Monarchs. That equated to five touchdowns and five perfect extra-point kicks by Alec Mikkelsen. The Monarchs had methodically manufactured their first TD a one-yard keeper by Hunter Cramer plus the first of those five accurate kicks. But Ipswich would answer with its own scoring drive capped by Max Kulesa with his two-yard scamper. But...

  • IHS Tigers get win against Waubay-Summit at home

    -deg|Sep 6, 2023

    Ipswich entered the win-column for the first time this season in high school volleyball action vs. Waubay/Summit last Thursday in the Tiger Den. And it turned out to be a straight-sets sweep - 26-24, 25-19 and 25-20. But the visitors would hang around all evening to keep things close, particularly in the first set. Yes, Marley Guthmiller delivered that set point with her kill. Unofficially Guthmiller would end up with 10 kills in her 23-29 hitting effort. Gabby Wald was next at 18-22 with nine...

  • Local Cross Country teams run at Redfield meet

    -deg|Sep 6, 2023

    NORTH CENTRAL The North Central cross country team attended an invitational near Redfield on August 31. There were two NC varsity girls in their race — Grace Roth 46th in 23:30.83 and Kassandra Abbas 53rd in 24:02.72. Ella Boekelheide of Northwestern won the girls event in 18:20.10, while the boys varsity winner would be Nicholas Schlachter of Potter County in 16: 59.60. The NC boys did manage seventh of 16 teams in the team standings that were won by Dupree. One reason would be Anthony Miller 28th in 19:02.06 and Drew Arbach was next for NC in...

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