Articles from the December 21, 2022 edition


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  • Celebrating Christ's birthday

    Dec 21, 2022

    Local churches will be celebrating Christmas this weekend. The service times will include: First Baptist Church A Christmas Eve Candlelight service begins at 4 p.m. Saturday. Sunday morning there will be no Sunday School, but a music, praise and prayer service will begin at 10 a.m. Holy Cross Catholic Church The Holy Cross Parish Youth Choir will present “The Great Light” on Wednesday, Dec. 21 at 6:30 p.m. in the church. Prelude music will be provided by Music Scholars before the program. The Christmas Eve Mass begins at midnight. The cho...

  • Santa visits

    Dec 21, 2022

    Santa Claus visited Ipswich last week at the Highway of Hope Holiday Fair in Father Bormann Hall. After a children's carnival Santa shared treats on Dec. 10....

  • Tree topper?

    Dec 21, 2022

    A local subscriber sent us this Christmas photo. I don't think the topper on this Christmas tree would stay in position for long. An angel would be a safer tree topper....

  • Storm last week

    Dec 21, 2022

    A strong winter storm moved through the state, closing schools, offices and businesses in Edmunds County. The states' Interstates were also closed. Accumulating snow and strong winds made roadways impassable. Heavy snow piled up in the area, with trees and bushes weighed down. Ipswich weather observer Marv Seyer recorded 16 inches for the storm....

  • Feeding SD visit postponed again to December 30

    Dec 21, 2022

    The Feeding South Dakota Mobile Food Pantry stop in Ipswich has been postponed again due to possible inclement weather. The new date is Friday, Dec. 30 at the 4-H Building from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. For more information contact Lynn Gauer, 426-6173. Mobile Food Pantries travel across South Dakota Distributing free food to individuals and families in need....

  • Fiddlin' Around

    -deg|Dec 21, 2022

    This column is very often about the weather or sports and this one for obviously reasons will be about both, the weather and the sports (and other extra-curricular events) that had to be postponed (or possibly even cancelled) due to last week’s historical weather event. Our local weather guy Marv Seyer explains how he is able to accurately guestimate with a formula for the amount of precipitation in a blizzard. This one was one that was ushered in by freezing drizzle and then some nasty freezing rain that once again preceded the snow. S...

  • Weather Summary

    Marv Seyer|Dec 21, 2022

    The average high temp. for December is now 26° figuring in the last 47 years. The average low is now 5°. Checking through my weather records I’ve found that 31 of these 47 Decembers have fell within these averages. That leaves 16 Decembers quite far out of these averages either with the high average, low or both. I’ve picked 9 of these which I would call extreme that I’ll report on as follows: 1977: Cold month – Average high temp. 18° – Fourteen nights of zero or below temps. – Two days (6th & 9th) never got above zero – Christmas Day 6...

  • James Barondeau

    Dec 21, 2022

    James Barondeau, 66, of Onaka, passed away Sunday, December 11, 2022, at Avera McKennan Hospital, Sioux Falls. Funeral service will be held at Schriver Funeral Home, 720 N. 6th Street, Ipswich on Friday, Dec. 30 at 10:30 with Fr. Timothy Cone officiating. Burial at St John the Baptist Catholic Cemetery in Onaka. Following the burial family and friends are invited to gather for a lunch and a time of remembrance at the Onaka Community Hall. He was born at Faulkton to Mike and Cora (Bender)...

  • The Library Remembers When...

    Dec 21, 2022

    From the Ipswich Tribune December 27, 1928 edition CHRISTMAS TREE IS ERECTED A huge Jack Pine Christmas tree was erected at the intersection of Main Street Saturday evening. This tree came from near Esmay Montana and was shipped in by M. Plin Beebe. The Tree is 30 feet high and with its decorations of many colored electric bulbs made a beautiful sight. Forrest and Floyd Dehnert, Stephen Williams, Ernest Beebe, Chet Williams and Leander Weber put the tree in place. Ipswich should be grateful for the enterprise shown by Mr. Beebe in putting up...

  • Games postponed

    Dec 21, 2022

    After the area had blizzard conditions last week, several school activities were postponed. The Ipswich vs. North Central basketball doubleheader, scheduled on Dec. 13, was postponed to Feb. 3 in Bowdle. Other games postponed included: • IHS Girls vs. Langford postponed to Jan. 26 • IHS Boys vs. Langford postponed to Feb. 11 • IHS Girls and Boys vs. Webster postponed to Jan. 14 • I/B Wrestlers tournament in Plankinton on Dec. 17 was cancelled...

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