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Miss Ipswich crowned Princess

For the second year in a row, Miss Ipswich was crowned the Princess of Summer at the South Dakota Snow Queen Festival. Lindsey Grabowska, 2021 Miss Ipswich, was crowned the Princess of Summer on...

 

Blood donors needed locally during pandemic

Living through a pandemic can lead to many uncertainties, although one thing we are sure of, is that the need for blood never ceases. Ipswich residents are gearing up for community blood drives to help prevent possible blood shortages in the coming...

 

Ipswich KC Free Throw Contest

The Ipswich Knights of Columbus will have their annual Free Throw Contest on Sunday, Jan. 17 in the Holy Cross gym starting at 1 p.m. All boys and girls ages 9 to 14 are eligible to participate in their respective age divisions. There is no charge...

 

Ipswich UCC plans stained glass restoration

The Ipswich UCC Church has started a stained glass window restoration fund-raiser. The stained glass windows in the church were installed during the ministry of the Reverend Godfrey Matthews in 1917. The following year Rev. Matthews was called as a Y...

 

Looking back at 2020 - July to December

JULY The Mina Lake Freedom Festival was held on July 3. The event featured guest speaker Vice Admiral Lyle Bien, a South Dakotan, and sky divers and airplane flyovers. The Independence Day weekend...

 

Shooting Sports begins soon for 4-H members

The Edmunds County 4-H BB Gun and Archery Shooting Sports programs will be starting this month. These programs take place at the 4-H Building in Ipswich and are open to youth between the ages of 8 (by January 1, 2021) and 18 that are registered 4-H m...

 

County LEPC meets Thursday in Roscoe

The Edmunds County Local Emergency Planning Committee (LEPC) will hold their quarterly meeting on Thursday, January 7, at 7 p.m. at the Roscoe Fire Hall. A CERT meeting and a Citizen’s Corp. Council meeting will be conducted after the LEPC...

 

Courthouse Christmas

This week the folks who decorated trees for the Wily Wizards Christmas at the Courthouse will be taking their trees down. During December those who viewed the various trees could make a donation for...

 

2020 - What a year it was

What a memorable year 2020 turned out to be! It should always be remembered by historians and ordinary folks as the Year of the Coronavirus pandemic. Just in a period of Dec. 12 through Christmas Day...

 

Roscoe man dies in accident

Eugene Conn Sr. died when the utility terrain vehicle he was driving broke through the ice southwest of Hosmer on Saturday afternoon, Dec. 26, 2020. Sheriff Todd Holtz said the incident happened at Hosmer Lake or Hosmer Slough at about 3:30 p.m....

 

South Dakota Snow Queen Festivals in January

2020 South Dakota Snow Queen Chesney Olson and Jr. Snow Queen Annika Estwick will crown their successors during the 75th Annual Snow Queen Festival in early January 2021. Junior Miss Ipswich Karlie...

 

A visit from Santa

Santa Claus stopped at the Highway of Hope Holiday Vendor and Craft Show on Dec. 12. He had treats for the youth and heard a few Christmas wishes. There was also a carnival for kid...

 

School Board earns honor for effort to enhance knowledge

Members of the Ipswich School Board used the 2019-20 school year to enhance their knowledge of school board work and earned recognition for their dedication. The Ipswich School Board earned a Bronze Level award for their participation in the...

 

Musical donation

The Ipswich Lions Club donated funds for a trailer to be used by the Ipswich School Music Department....

 

Artwork from recycled books

Many of us have books that were read and are now collecting dust in our homes. Berniece Mohr of Hosmer has been turning hardcover books into intricate pieces of art. Berniece's Bookfolding has booths...

 

Sounds of Christmas

The Ipswich School had another Christmas concert on December 10, featuring middle school and high school musicians. Choral groups and bands shared holiday music....

 

Bicycles for Ipswich Kindergarten physical education class

Ipswich School received a shipment of small bicycles last Tuesday from All Kids Bike®. All Kids Bike® is a national movement led by the Strider® Education Foundation, on a mission to...

 

Dealing with COVID at games

Local schools have been dealing with the coronavirus pandemic. It is time for basketball and wrestling teams to begin action. The Ipswich School policy to deal with COVID is limiting the size of the crowd. Each player will be given five coupons for...

 

Sounds of Christmas

Ipswich Pre-K through second grade students had their Christmas Concert in the Ipswich Theatre on Dec. 3 at 6:30 p.m. That concert was followed by a holiday concert featuring 3-5 students at 7:30...

 

Holiday concert Thursday

Ipswich Middle School and High School music students will perform their Christmas Concert on Thursday, December 10. In an effort to keep the attendance numbers low at indoor activities and events, there will be two performances. • Sixth, Seventh...

 

Holiday festivities this week in several local businesses

This week is the Hometown Holiday Weekend, Dec. 10-12. See a complete list of the activities in the flyer in this week’s newspaper. Some of the activities planned include: • Gingerbread House Contest - open to all ages. Bring your completed...

 

Ipswich Hometown Holiday Weekend Dec. 10-12

Plans are in full swing for Ipswich Commercial Club's fourth annual Hometown Holiday Weekend, planned December 10-12. Many businesses and organizations are planning specials and treats for this...

 

Christmas at the Courthouse

Local individuals, club members and business employees are decorating Christmas trees for the annual Wily Wizards 4-H Club Holiday display at the Edmunds County Courthouse. To keep everyone safe, there will not be a lighting ceremony. There will be...

 

Attempts made to keep Christmas concert attendance low this year

The Ipswich Public Elementary students will celebrate Christmas with their Christmas Concert on Thursday, December 3, 2020. In an effort to keep the attendance numbers low at indoor activities and events, there will be two performances. ...

 

Annual Christmas lighting contest

The weather has been mild so far after our early snowfall. A good chance for you to get your Christmas lights up. The Ipswich Commercial Club is sponsoring a Christmas lighting contest again this year. There are four divisions: religious, best of...

 

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