Articles from the October 25, 2023 edition


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  • 2024 Ipswich Snow Queen crowned

    Oct 25, 2023

    The Ipswich Commercial Club hosted the 2024 Snow Queen Festival on Sunday afternoon, Oct. 22, 2023 in the School Theatre. 2023 Snow Queen Jailey Hutson crowned Karlie Gohl as the 2024 Miss Ipswich Snow Queen. Evelyn Tran was the first runner-up. She was also chosen Miss Congeniality by the senior contestants. 2023 Junior Miss Ipswich Gracyn Kadlec crowned Anna Nierman 2024 Junior Miss Ipswich. Lindsey Mehlberg was the first runner-up. The junior contestants chose Hope Wagner to be Miss...

  • Ipswich librarian to retire

    Tena Gibson|Oct 25, 2023

    Ipswich librarian Ruby Bosanko will check out her last book on October 31, her retirement day. Ruby has seen plenty of changes in the Marcus P. Beebe Library during the 30+ years she has been the head librarian. Of course the biggest change has been the addition of computers and wifi. Many of the Ipswich Library customers don't even go into the library to check out books. They can check out and read e-books through the South Dakota library system with your Ipswich Library membership. Ruby has...

  • Local singers in All-State Chorus this weekend

    Oct 25, 2023

    Local high school musicians will be participating in the 2023 All-State Chorus and Orchestra. Chorus will begin rehearsals Friday morning, October 27 in Rapid City. Their conductor is Dr. Ryan Person of Morningside University in Sioux City, Iowa. Edmunds Central participants are soprano Alanna Wiedrich, alto Sierra Haney, tenor Sadie (David) Vargason and bass Mitch Mohr. Ipswich participants are soprano Savannah Coisman, alto Gracyn Kadlec, tenor Gunnar Knittle and bass Adam Kanable. Alternates are Juliane Morgan (soprano) and Shaylee Coisman...

  • Edmunds Central PAC looking for veteran stories

    Oct 25, 2023

    The PAC will again host the Edmunds Central Veterans Day Program. It will be held on Thurday, Nov. 9 at 2:00 p.m. in the EC Fine Arts Gymnasium. The EC Speech class is looking for veterans or family members of veterans who would like to share their stories with the speech class so the class can create a presentation for the program. They are looking for pictures, stories, and veterans willing to be interviewed. Stories can be about veterans from anywhere, not just our local veterans. If you are a veteran who would be willing to share your...

  • Sweet weekend on hand

    Oct 25, 2023

    Several organizations have plans to make your Halloween a sweet one. The area festivities include: FALL FESTIVAL A Fall Festival is planned on October 28 from 2 to 5 p.m. on Main Street, Ipswich. The busy afternoon will include Halloween fun. There will be a Parade of Costumes in the park, with a costume contest at Grandma’s Ceramics Shop. Trunk or Treat will be set up on Main Street. There will be games for kids in the park. FFA PARTY The Edmunds Central FFA is planning an event on Sunday afternoon, Oct. 29 in the Edmunds Central School in R...

  • Ipswich Lions Blood Drive planned on Nov. 6

    Oct 25, 2023

    The Ipswich Lions Club will sponsor a Community Blood Drive on Monday, Nov. 6 from 11:45 a.m. to 6 p.m. in the Holy Cross Catholic Church Hall. To make an appointment contact Jerald at 605-380-1925 or online at Vitalant.org - Donate Now. The blood drive code is IPSWICH. Answer the following questions to see if you meet the basic eligibility requirements: Health Status and age • Do you weigh less than 110 pounds? • Are you 15 years or younger? • Are you ill or not feeling well today? Medications • Are you taking antibiotics today for an active...

  • Fiddlin' Around

    -deg|Oct 25, 2023

    It was a busy weekend and not just for sports. For one thing — congrats to the new Ipswich Snow Queens, Miss Ipswich Karlie Gohl and Junior Miss Ipswich Anna Nierman. And you can hear some loud noises from the area hunters and their dogs. We hear a lot of dogs in our neighborhood and possibly a few more this weekend. October is drawing to a close and that of course means Halloween is right around the corner on Tuesday, Oct. 31. So being it’s a week day you may wear your costumes to work that day! This will be another busy weekend with all the...

  • Edmunds Central School Lunch

    Oct 25, 2023

    October 30 — Hot Ham & Cheese, pork & beans, peas, pears October 31 — Eyeballs on Toadstools, Goblin Fingers & Witches Warts, Vampire Candy, Monster Mash, veggie bar November 1 — Pizza, corn, sidekick, veggie bar November 2 — Tangerine Chicken, rice, tortilla, carrots, broccoli, mixed fruit November 3 — No School...

  • Ipswich School Menu

    Oct 25, 2023

    October 30 — Chicken Noodles, peas, cooked carrots, fresh fruit, homemade bun, milk October 31 — Ham Patty on homemade bun, corn, mixed veggies, fresh fruit, milk...

  • Kade Eulberg

    Oct 25, 2023

    Funeral services for Kade R. Eulberg, 36, of Reliance was at 10 a.m., Saturday, October 21, 2023 at the United Church of Christ in Chamberlain with burial in the Pukwana Cemetery at Pukwana. Visitation began Friday with a 7 p.m. prayer service at the United Church of Christ in Chamberlain. Kade Ross Eulberg was born on February 16, 1987 in Chamberlain to Lisa Baker and father Dean Eulberg. Kade went to grade school in Dupree and high school in Ipswich graduating in 2005. After high school, Kade... Full story

  • Howard Tigers come up on top

    -deg|Oct 25, 2023

    Ipswich was defeated 60-14 in a Class 9AA high school first-round football play off last Thursday in Howard. Ipswich would score the first TD of the night when it accepted a punt from Howard’s own territory to around the IHS 30. It was a 60-yard TD pass from Max Kulesa to Kyle Hettich. But the conversion play failed. Ipswich’s only other score came late in the second quarter a pass of 78 yards from Kulesa to Hettich. The host Tigers would end up with nine touchdowns and six conversions points. Their final TD was a run of 10 yards. A hig...

  • IHS volleyball battles Aberdeen Christian

    -deg|Oct 25, 2023

    Both teams played with a lot emotion and fire, but Aberdeen Christian would eventually stave off Ipswich 3-0 in a league high school volleyball match last Tuesday in Aberdeen. In a post-game interview with a South Dakota Sports Scene reporter Ipswich coach Trent Osborne said "It's always a learning situation. We got better tonight, which is good. Some girls really came out. I learned some stuff; the kids learned some stuff. What could be bad about that." The hosts would indeed win the first set 25-20. And the second set was even closer at...

  • Tigers get win at home last week

    -deg|Oct 25, 2023

    Ipswich claimed a league 3-1 girls high school volleyball win last Monday in the Tiger Den over Leola/Frederick Area. But the match was somewhat closer than the final score would indicate. The visitors would win their first set 25-23, but the hosts would rally for a 25-20 win of their own to tie things at 1-1. And they weren't through yet, winning the third set 25-19 and the fourth 25-21. Their coach was impressed with their whole evening. "That was our first five match sweep in a few years," Osborne said. "It started with the 6th/seventh grade...

  • NC Thunder volleyball 1-1 on the road

    -deg|Oct 25, 2023

    The NC Thunder volleyball girls were 1-1 in a pair of road appearances. They lost to powerful Warner 25-19, 25-4 and 25-7 on October 16 and bounced back to defeat Wakpala on October 17. Those scores were 25-16, 25-12 and 25-18. In the latter, the Thunder were 79-100 in attacking the net and included 39 kills. They were led by Amree VanderVorst at 25-32 with 11 kills and Ella Batie was 11-14 with seven kills. They were able to manufacture 112 sets including 39 assists. Sydney Bertsch handled that with a 79-79 evening and included 29 assists....

  • Annual Roscoe American Legion Smoker at hit

    Oct 25, 2023

    The Roscoe American Legion Smoker on Saturday October 21 showcased the renovations with the new bar on the north end that has been done. Burgers and onions started rolling out of the kitchen at about 5:30 p.m. Then at 7 p.m. games of chance as well as the bake sale and raffle tickets began. The raffle winners of the four coolers filled with meat were Kenny Geier, Michelle Meuwissen, Rodney Grismer, and Andi Hopf; The winner of the Browning BPS 12 Gauge was Peter Eisenbeisz. The proceeds of the...

  • Two Tigers medal at State B

    -deg|Oct 25, 2023

    Ipswich placed two Cross Country Top 25 medalists among the Top 25 runners at the State B last Saturday in Sioux Falls. Madisyn Gellhaus placed 22nd in 20:54.11 for the IHS girls and senior Xavier Kadlec finished in 18th place at 17:44.82. Gracyn Kadlec was 37th in 21:39.64 and Isabella Henderson was 58th in 22:27.65. The Tigers girls were able to qualify for the team standing purposes. They were 10th with 100 points. The girls team winner was Potter County with 22 points. The top individual...

  • Thunder Cross Country in Class A race in Sioux Falls

    -deg|Oct 25, 2023

    North Central sent several runners to the State A Cross Country State Meet last Saturday in Sioux Falls. Their top individual effort came in the boys' meet where Gabe Johnson was 44th in 17:33.72. Senior Anthony Miller was next at 54th in 17:40.34. Drew Arbach had a 18:11.43 effort for 69th and Avery Wells was 92nd in 18:52.33. Another Thunder thinclad was Aaron Ingerson at 106th in 19:31.42 and Jason Arbach added a 19:46.95 effort for 111th. The NC boys team placed 12th in Class A competition....