Articles from the November 30, 2022 edition


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  • Santa making plans

    Nov 30, 2022

    It looks like letters for Santa are piling up in this scene in the Bandshell Park in Ipswich. The park is decorated for the annual Hometown Holiday Weekend sponsored by the Ipswich Commercial Club. Plans are underway for the activities planned December 8-11. Watch for the event schedule next week. The annual Highway of Hope Vendor and Craft Fair will be held on Saturday, Dec. 10 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m....

  • IHS student qualifies for State B Oral Interp Festival

    Nov 30, 2022

    The South Dakota State Oral Interpretation Festival will be held December 2 and 3, 2022 in the Mitchell High School. The competition begins Friday morning. Students will compete in three divisions — B, A and AA. Sam Grabowska, Ipswich student, will compete in the Class B Humorous Reading division. Fifteen students compete Friday afternoon in the Humorous Reading session. Ember Geist, Edmunds Central senior, will compete in the Class B Storytelling division. The 14 Storytelling session students compete Friday evening. Individual awards will b...

  • Celebrating Christmas in song

    Nov 30, 2022

    ELEMENTARY The Ipswich Public Elementary students will celebrate holidays with their Christmas Concert on Thursday, December 1 in the School Theatre. There will be a matinee performance at 2:15 p.m. and an evening performance at 7 p.m. The Preschool and Jr. Kindergarten students will perform at the 7 performance only. MIDDLE SCHOOL AND HIGH SCHOOL Ipswich Middle School and High School music students will perform their Christmas Concert on Thursday, December 8 at 7 p.m. The concert will feature music from the middle school choir, 6-7 band, 8-12...

  • Betterment Award nominees sought

    Nov 30, 2022

    Nominations are being taken for the annual Ipswich Betterment Award. Nominate a person you think has made a difference in Ipswich. Last year’s Betterment Award winner was Todd Hettich. Send nominations to “Ipswich Betterment Award,” Box 677, Ipswich, SD 57451. The deadline for nominations is Jan. 13, 2023. The nominees are voted on by the Ipswich Development Corporation. The award is presented by the Ipswich Commercial Club. The first Betterment Award was given to Arnold Petersen in 1982. Some years there were co-winners. The list of the recip...

  • United Church of Christ to host Christmas Guest program

    Nov 30, 2022

    The Annual UCC Women’s Fellowship Christmas Guest Program will be held on Sunday, Dec. 11 at 2 p.m. in the UCC Church in Ipswich. Music selections will be provided by Emily Kadlec on the piano and the “Hallelujah Hooligans Praise Band” from Baltic. Refreshments will follow in the church fellowship hall. Admission is free and everyone is welcome....

  • Christmas at the Courthouse Lighting Ceremony planned on Dec. 9

    Nov 30, 2022

    Get into the Christmas spirit by joining the Wily Wizards 4-H Club at their annual Christmas at the Courthouse Lighting Ceremony. The lighting ceremony will begin at 7 p.m. on Friday, December 9. Hear music by the Ipswich High School Choir while enjoying treats furnished by the club members. After the choir you can browse the three levels of the Courthouse viewing the trees decorated by county businesses and families. If you are not able to make the lighting ceremony you are able to view the trees at your leisure from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Monday t...

  • Fiddlin' Around

    -deg|Nov 30, 2022

    Believe it or not — we got a Christmas card or two this weekend. The holiday season is upon us! It seems people took the opportunity over the weekend to put up their holiday decorations and put away their fall decor. The weather was so cooperative with the temps up to 40° to 50°. Take a drive through Ipswich (and I bet the same is true in Roscoe and Hosmer) to check out the colorful displays. My wife was hinting over the weekend that she could use some help. Warmer weather is predicted later this week. We’ll see... Christmas concerts begin...

  • Weather Summaries

    Marv Seyer|Nov 30, 2022

    This week I will finish with the unusual Novembers from the last 47 years. Again the average high temp. for November now is 40° and average low is 20. The precip. average is now .62. 2001: An unusual warm month with the average high temp. at 54° – Average low temp. normal – 15 days in the 60s & 70s and four in the 50s – No moisture until the end of the month which measured .47 with 6 inches of snowfall – 5 inches carried over into December. 2005: Thunder was heard on the 12th during a rain event of .15 – This is the latest thunder I have ever r...

  • The Library Remembers When...

    Nov 30, 2022

    From the Ipswich Tribune March 7, 1929 edition IPSWICH TO HAVE NEW PUBLIC LIBRARY Ipswich is to have a new city library the gift of the heirs of Marcus P. Beebe estate. Construction will begin as soon as the weather permits. The estimated cost of the building is $15,000. It will be located on the north side of the present library building either on the north corner or in the center of the zinnia bed. It will be a 35 by 50 structure with full basement. A ladies rest room and lecture room will be provided in the basement. Native boulders will be...

  • Floyd Hilden

    Nov 30, 2022

    Floyd Melvin Hilden, age 96, of Watertown, passed away on Tuesday, Nov. 22, 2022, at Huron Regional Medical Center. Funeral services were at 2:30 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 26, 2022 at Crawford-Osthus Funeral Chapel in Watertown. Rev. Jeff Ruggles officiated. Burial was at Mt. Hope Cemetery in Watertown. Floyd Melvin Hilden was born August 14, 1926 to Arthur and Ruth (Swanson) Hilden in Hager City, Wis. He lived on the family farm until 1948, when he and two friends went to South Dakota to work in t... Full story

  • William "Joe" Geditz

    Nov 30, 2022

    Funeral services for William "Joe" Geditz, 73, of Ipswich were at 10:30 a.m., Monday, Nov. 28, 2022, at Holy Cross Catholic Church, Ipswich, with Fr. Timothy Cone officiating. Burial at Holy Cross Cemetery, Ipswich, with Military honors by Elstad-Archer American Legion Post #67. Joe passed away unexpectedly Tuesday, November 22. Death found Joe surrounded by family and friends, which is fitting given that's the way he most enjoyed life. Joe was born January 2, 1949 to John and Bettie (Steen) Ged... Full story

  • Doris Geist

    Nov 30, 2022

    Doris Geist 88, of Roscoe passed away Sunday, November 20, 2022, at Avera St.Lukes Hospital Aberdeen. The Funeral Service will be 10 a.m., Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2022, at St. Paul's Evangelical Lutheran Church, Roscoe, with Pastor Tony Hansen officiating. Visitation one hour prior to the service at the church. Burial will be at Morningside Cemetery in Roscoe. Following burial will be a time of fellowship and luncheon at the church. Doris Mae (Brandner) Geist was born to Emil and Emma (Hieb)... Full story

  • Wrestling season begins Saturday

    Nov 30, 2022

    Ipswich/Bowdle wrestlers are scheduled to compete in the Stanley County Tournament on Saturday, December 3, 2022 beginning at 9 a.m. in the Parkview Auditorium in Ft. Pierre. Other teams scheduled to compete include Bennett County, Cheyenne-Eagle Butte/Dupree, Lemmon/ McIntosh, Lyman, McLaughlin, Mobridge-Pollock, New Salem-Almont, N.D., Philip/ Kadoka Area/Wall, Potter County, Stanley County, and Sully Buttes....

  • Hettich named to 9AA All-State Football team

    Nov 30, 2022

    Ipswich Tiger Tyler Hettich was chosen as a member of the Class 9AA all-state football team. Hettich was chosen for the position of athlete. Team members were also named to Offense, Defense and Special Teams players. Hettich finished his football career with 2,639 total yards with 36 touchdowns. In the 2022 season he had 734 yards rushing and 13 touchdowns, 436 yards receiving and eight touchdowns. Ian Beyers was named to the Honorable Mention list. 9AA champions Wall had six players on the...

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