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Homecoming next week, coronation Tuesday

Ipswich School's annual Gala Day Homecoming festivities are planned for September 28-Oct. 2. This year's theme is "Tiger Kingdom", a Disney theme. Coronation will be held Tuesday, September 29 at 7...

 

Cloverbud 4-H Open House in Roscoe Oct. 4

There will be a Cloverbuds 4-H Club Open House on Sunday, October 4 at the Roscoe City Park starting at 3 p.m. The event will begin with a business meeting with the parents followed by a 4-H Picnic. This is an informational meeting to help parents...

 

New salon on Main Street

The small building next to the Ipswich Centennial mural is again home to a hair stylist. Previously it was barbers, now it is Escape, hair and nails by Ashley Pitz. Pitz is a 2010 Ipswich graduate....

 

Accident claims life of Roscoe man

A Roscoe man has been identified as the person who died the afternoon of Sept. 14, 2020 in a tractor/ sprayer crash near Ipswich. The 1987 Custom C70 tractor/sprayer was westbound on 132nd Street, a gravel road. The sprayer driver, Blake Lunders,...

 

Local 4-Hers have livestock at S.D. State Fair

Several Edmunds County 4-H Members participated in the 2020 South Dakota State Fair Livestock Shows in Huron. The Kilber family had five entries in the Targhee Breeding Sheep Show. Brady received a bl...

 

Documenting history for folks now

If you happened to pass the Holy Cross Cemetery recently and saw a group of young people with cameras taking pictures of headstones, do not be alarmed. They are not curious tourists; they are...

 
 By Dana Hess    News    September 16, 2020

Medical, recreational marijuana on November 3 ballot

By Dana Hess For the S.D. Newspaper Association South Dakota voters aren’t seeing double; marijuana is on the ballot twice in 2020. Initiated Measure 26 lays out the parameters for starting and running a medical marijuana program. Constitutional...

 

Highway Patrol investigates fatal accident

One person died Monday afternoon in a tractor/ sprayer crash near Ipswich. The name of the person is not yet being released pending notification of family members. A 1987 Custom C70 tractor/sprayer was westbound on 132nd Street, which is a gravel...

 

Feeding SD mobile pantry comes to county on Sept. 22

The Feeding SD Mobile Food Distribution Truck will be in Edmunds County on Tuesday, Sept. 22. The truck will be in Ipswich at the 4-H Building from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and at the St. Paul Lutheran Church in Bowdle from 3-4 p.m.  Income guidelines do...

 

Library news

The Marcus P. Beebe Library in Ipswich is open Tuesday through Saturday from 2 to 6 p.m. New books for adults include: The Jetsetters by Amanda Eyre Ward, 28 Summers by Elin Hilderbrand, The Boy in the Field by Margot Livesey, I’d Give Anything by...

 
 By Dana Hess    News    September 16, 2020

Deadwood bets on sports wagering

By Dana Hess For the S.D. Newspaper Association Deadwood casinos are once again betting on South Dakota voters to allow them to expand their gaming choices. Amendment B authorizes the Legislature to allow wagering on sporting events at Deadwood...

 

School updates

The Ipswich School recently installed an electronic sign near the main door. Superintendent Trent Osborne said the sign was always a plan as part of the new school building. "We have been waiting for...

 

What you need to know to vote this fall

by Steve Barnett S.D. Secretary of State I wanted to take this opportunity to share information concerning the upcoming general election, which will be held Nov. 3. South Dakota voters have the choice of voting in-person on Election Day or by...

 

Tiger Post Annual Meeting

The Tiger Post Annual Meeting is planned on Monday, Sept. 14 at 6 p.m. in the new Helen and Louis Thares Youth Center. The public is welcome to attend the meeting....

 

City Council meeting date changed

The Ipswich City Council meeting was rescheduled for Thursday, Sept. 10. The meeting will be held via zoom at 7 p.m. The meeting was originally planned on Tuesday, Sept. 8....

 

American Legion District 4 Fall Meeting

The annual District 4 Fall Meeting of the South Dakota American Legion will be held Friday, September 18, 2020 in Akaska for Legionnaires from Brown, Campbell, Edmunds, McPherson, Walworth, Faulk and Spink counties. The Legion business session will...

 

Ipswich graduates among winners of Build Dakota Scholarships

Governor Kristi Noem congratulated the 313 students who have been awarded the Build Dakota Scholarship for the 2020-21 school year. “The Build Dakota Scholarship program is a tremendous opportunity for students and a powerful tool for workforce...

 

Memorial ride participants spend night in Ipswich on way to North Dakota

A group of riders rode into Ipswich Monday on horseback. The Native American riders and supporters hope to bring awareness during the week-long ride. The group, made up of people of all ages, left...

 

Rep. Dusty Johnson visits with Gisi Pheasant Farms staff

South Dakota Representative Dusty Johnson visited the Gisi Pheasant Farms facility east of Ipswich on Monday, Aug. 31. Greg Gisi gave Rep. Johnson a tour of the area where pheasant hatching will be...

 

Local 4-Hers enter State Fair Poultry and Rabbit Show

The 2020 State Fair 4-H Poultry and Rabbit Shows were held on Saturday, August 29 in Huron. Three families did an excellent job representing Edmunds County. Members were only able to have two entries per species. Each of the four members attending...

 

Main Street donations

The Main Street businesses and the Ipswich Development Corporation hosted an Open House on Saturday, August 22. The festivities included a fundraiser lunch. The business owners donated $200 each to...

 

Four new teachers join Ipswich School staff

Ipswich School students headed back to school on Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2020. Four new teachers will welcome them for the new year. They are: Michael Champagne Teaching position: K-12 Information...

 

Historic Ipswich site gets facelift

The former Ipswich Masonic Temple was added to the National Register of Historic Places in June this year. The building, built in 1922, has had several purposes, the last was as home to the Tiger...

 

100 years ago - Seventy years of struggle at last crowned with victory

Editor’s Note: This story appeared in the August 26, 1920 Edmunds County Democrat. The United States gets equal suffrage. Washington and Tennessee have ratified the constitutional amendment. This makes 38 states. The legislatures of the states of...

 

Last ski water show of this season Thursday

If you haven't had a chance to see a Aqua Addicts water ski show this summer you are running out of time. Their last show is Thursday, Aug. 27 at 7 p.m. The show presented at Dahme Lake south of...

 

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