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 By Dana Hess    News    April 1, 2020 

High School Activities group plans for resumption of events

By Dana Hess for the S.D. Newspaper Association Because of coronavirus caution, schools in South Dakota are closed until May 4. That’s not preventing the South Dakota High School Activities Association from making plans for state tournaments once...

 
 News    April 1, 2020 

Library closing

The Marcus P. Beebe Library in Ipswich will be closed until further notice. You can access eBooks and audio books through South Dakota Titles to Go on your phone, tablet or computer. For more information contact Deb Gillick, 605-2...

 
 News    April 1, 2020 

Catholic Daughters of Americas local court hosts art competition

Catholic Daughters of the Americas Court St. Katharine Drexel #2516 of Roscoe, Hosmer and Bowdle recently sponsored a local education contest. The winners of the contest were: • Art category - Division I, grades 4-5: first place Kearstin Pietz of...

 

Schools remain closed through May 1

Schools across South Dakota remained closed for a second week due to the coronavirus outbreak. In a March 24 media briefing Gov. Kristi Noem recommended that schools remain closed through May 1, 2020. The Ipswich and Edmunds Central School Districts...

 

Moving Day

Last weekend Tiger Post volunteers moved their supplies and furniture to the new facility. Many hours were used organizing and decision making. Tiger Post directors decided to postpone the opening...

 

State's church services use new technology to get the Word out

Like the state’s schools, the South Dakota church services have also been suspended. Many local churches have turned to computers for worship opportunities. Ministers are talking in Facebook or other apps. One Aberdeen church is planning a...

 

Court House to have limited access

Effective March 24 until further notice the Edmunds County Court House will have limited access. The Court House will be staffed, but in the interest of public health, we will be primarily conducting business by phone, fax, email or US mail. If you...

 

Rep. Wangsness seeks second term

Incumbent District 23 Representative James D. Wangsness is seeking re-elections. Wangsness was appointed to the house seat by Governor Noem last October when John Lake was appointed to the Senate....

 

New businesses fill empty stores on Main Street

Two businesses joined the Red Bobbin Sewing Salon on Main Street Ipswich. Grandma's Ceramic Shop opened in the former Senior Center. The shop is opened by partners Dawn Graham and her daughter Bailey....

 

School closure and postponements

Governor Kristi Noem has declared a state of emergency, which allows state agencies to accept funding or other resources to treat and stop the spread of COVID-19. In a press conference on March 13, 2020, the governor announced several other...

 

History lesson

Ruth Schumacher of Hosmer spoke to Carol Lacher's fifth grade class in Ipswich. Ruth spoke about the dirty thirties which the students had studied in science class. Ruth turned 90 last October and is...

 

Avantara starts "Letters of Love" program

In light of the new mandate of restricting visitation to its facilities and schools across the nation closing because of COVID-19, Avantara has started a “Letters of Love program” matching students with residents in its facilities. Although its...

 

New Business

Wendy Kirkham loves "clothes and makeup." She is using that love in her new business in Ipswich - "Rave and Save on Your Faves." The shop in the ISB office building on Highway 12 is a consignment...

 

Take your garbage to collection spots

The City of Ipswich is asking local residents to take their garbage to garbage centers in hopes of preserving the city streets this spring. Take your garbage bags to one of two locations: • The parking lot north of the swimming pool • Southern...

 

Festival Choir singers

Thirteen students from Ipswich grades 4-6 participated in the 11th annual SDMEA Festival Choir on March 2 in Mobridge. In celebration of National Music In Our Schools Month, South Dakota Music...

 

Spring concert

Spring is in the air and the Ipswich students will share that on St. Patrick’s Day, March 17. The Middle School and High School Spring Concert is Tuesday, Mar. 17 at 7 p.m. in the School Theatre....

 

Ipswich School registration

PRESCHOOL The Ipswich Public School is now accepting registration for all incoming preschool students for the 2020-21 school year. Children must be four years of age by September 1, 2020 to enroll. Children living both within and outside of the distr...

 

Betterment Award

The 2019 Ipswich Betterment Award was presented during the boys basketball game in Ipswich on Friday, Feb. 28. This year there was a tie. Ipswich Commercial Club president Kelsey Holien presented the...

 

Middle-Schooler in honor band

IHS student Sam Grabowska will be part of the 21st Annual South Dakota Music Educators Association (SDMEA) Middle School All-State Band March 6 and 7 in Mitchell. Grabowska will play baritone in the...

 

Mobile Food Pantry coming on March 10

The Feeding South Dakota Mobile Food Pantry will return to Edmunds County on Tuesday, March 10, 2020 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Edmunds County 4-H Building in Ipswich. The Food Pantry distributes free food to individuals and families in need....

 

Weather Spotter class in Roscoe

The annual Weather Spotter Class will be held on Wednesday, March 11 at 7 p.m. in the Roscoe Fire Hall meeting room. Kelly Serr Warning Coordinator Meteorologist from the National Weather Service in Aberdeen will be presenting the course. Anyone...

 

Its all about support

The Ipswich cheerleaders know support. They support the Ipswich boys basketball team at each game and they know how to support each other as they build a pyramid. The boys team will begin Region 2B...

 

Ipswich Lions Club supports cancer camp

The Ipswich Lions Club recently began a new project making and selling beaded cancer bracelets to help support the second annual Camp Quality USA Cancer Camp. With the recent addition of Childhood Cancer as a new program initiative of Lions...

 

Electric cooperatives to purchase power from state's largest solar project

FEM Electric is adding solar power to its generation mix thanks to a 128 megawatt (MW) solar energy project that will be constructed near New Underwood, S.D., and is projected to be operational by 2022. On Feb. 18, Geronimo Energy, a National Grid...

 

School registration

PRESCHOOL The Ipswich Public School is now accepting registration for all incoming preschool students for the 2020-21 school year. Children must be four years of age by September 1, 2020 to enroll. Children living both within and outside of the distr...

 

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