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  • Ipswich receives DANR environmental grant

    Jul 17, 2024

    The South Dakota Department of Agriculture and Natural Resources (DANR) announced the Board of Water and Natural Resources has approved $64,768,104 in grants and loans for drinking water, wastewater, stormwater, and solid waste projects in South Dakota. The $64,768,104 total consists of $768,000 in grants and $64,000,104 in low-interest loans, including $16,169,000 in principal forgiveness to be administered by the Department of Agriculture and Natural Resources. "I am pleased to announce this...

  • State Marshall grants $5 million for fire departments

    Jul 17, 2024

    Governor Noem signed HB1127 during the 2023 Legislative Session approving a new grant program to support local volunteer fire departments purchase $5.0 million of personal protective Equipment (PPE). The Department of Public Safety (DPS) in partnership with the South Dakota Firefighters Association create the grant program to support local Volunteer Fire Departments (VFDs). DPS recently delivered a progress report to the Legislature’s interim committee on appropriations announcing 116 VFDs thus far have received $2.27 million in grant funding a...

  • Who is the "Secret 4-H Alumni"?

    Jul 17, 2024

    The Edmunds County 4-H Secret Alumni is being held this year in conjunction with the 2024 Achievement Days. Clues are printed in this issue as well as the next two issues of the newspaper. Use the clues to determine who the “Secret 4-H Alumni” is. Send or bring your guess to the Extension Office. The “Secret 4-H Alumni” will be announced at the Tuesday, August 6 program before the premium sale starts. Week 1 Clues: • I was in 4-H for 10 years. • I held several offices as a club member. • I attended 4-H Camp at Richmond Lake. • I was on a Quiz...

  • 4-H fun at a Sewing Workshop

    Jul 17, 2024

    Several members attended the Sewing Workshop on July 10. The workshop was led by Bonnie Nehlich, Edmunds County 4-H Educator. Assisting her were Morgan Weisser, Katie Osterman, and Sarah Wesch. The morning group made potholders or a microwave bowl and the afternoon group made a table runner. The members encountered several challenges while sewing, but all learned something and took home a finished project. This was funded in part by the Edmunds County 4-H Leaders Association....

  • Open Horse Show and Fun Day

    Jul 17, 2024

    The Open Horse Show and Fun Day is part of the 2024 Edmunds County Achievement Days. The activities will begin with registration starting at 3:30 p.m. at the Trail Days Arena on Sunday, August 4. Events will start at 4 p.m. Riders of all ages are encouraged to come and participate in the numerous fun events planned. Riders under the age of 8 must be accompanied by an adult in the arena. You do not need to be in 4-H to participate. Limited concessions will be available at the arena. Contact the Edmunds County Extension Office if you have any...

  • Benefit auction on July 22 in memory of North Dakota girl

    Jul 17, 2024

    A benefit rollover auction in memory of Rainn J. Stadheim, daughter of Jeremy and Carrie Stadheim of Reeder, N.D., is scheduled for noon on Monday, July 22 at Faith Livestock Auction in Faith. Rainn, 12, of Reeder, tragically passed away at the West River Regional Medical Center in Hettinger, N.D. on June 2, 2024. A 900-pound Hereford steer, donated by Herman Schumacher of Herreid, will be auctioned off with all of the proceeds going to the Stadheim family. For more information about the benefit rollover auction, call Dace Harper at (605)...

  • Students and teachers at ocean institute

    Spencer Cody|Jul 10, 2024

    by Spencer Cody Edmunds Central 6-12 Science teacher Teachers from 14 school districts from across South and North Dakota joined students from Edmunds Central and Wagner school districts to participate in the Ocean Dakotas Institute thanks to funding from National Marine Sanctuaries and NOAA. The Ocean Dakotas Institute is an educational institute focused on promoting ocean science curriculum development and implementation along with student interest in ocean science careers. The cohort of...

  • Edmunds County and towns get help to control mosquitoes

    Jul 10, 2024

    The South Dakota Department of Health (DOH) announced that nearly 200 cities, counties, and tribes across South Dakota will collectively receive $500,000 in grants to combat mosquitoes and prevent the spread of West Nile Virus (WNV) in 2024. These grants have been allocated to support local efforts in controlling mosquito populations and reducing the risk of WNV transmission. Edmunds County received a $5,000 grant. County communities receiving grants included Ipswich, $3,755; Roscoe, $1,828; and Bowdle, $1,350. Grant recipients were selected...

  • Blood Drive volunteers sought

    Jul 10, 2024

    The Roscoe  Community and Vitalant will have a Blood Drive on Tuesday, July 16 from 9:15 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the American Legion Post. To make an appointment go to vitalant.org (code: roscoe) or call Carol Geier, 605-287-4740. Seven hundred donors are needed every day to meet the blood needs of hospital patients in our region....

  • 4-H Premium Sale on Tuesday afternoon this year

    Jul 10, 2024

    The Edmunds County 4-H Achievement Days Premium Sale will be held on Tuesday, August 6 starting at 3 p.m. Please note the date and time change from previous years. This event will be held in the arena found in the back part of the 4-H Building. The sale will begin with the announcement of the Bottle/Bucket Calf winner. The secret alumni will be revealed and the family herdsmanship award will be presented. If you are interested in being a buyer or would like more information on the sale, contact the Edmunds County Extension Office. A list of...

  • Roscoe summer youth findraisers coming soon

    Jul 10, 2024

    The Roscoe Summer Youth Program will have fundraising activities beginning Sunday. Their 9th Annual Side x Side Poker Run is planned on Sunday, July 14. Sign up at Ricky’s in Roscoe at 11:30 a.m. The ride leaves at 12:30 p.m. The Roscoe Bike-A-Thon is Wednesday, July 17 at the Roscoe City Park. Check-in 4:30-5:15 p.m. Ride from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Registration deadline is today, July 10, call or text Sandra at 605-380-7844. The event is open to all kids under 18. All riders must wear a helmet or sign a helmet waiver. Prizes will be awarded. The P...

  • Hosmer seniors potluck July 18

    Jul 10, 2024

    The Hosmer Senior Citizens will meet for a potluck lunch on July 18 at noon in the Hosmer Legion. Bring a dish to pass. Bingo will follow....

  • Range management: you gotta know what you've got

    Jul 10, 2024

    By: Brooke Higgins, Outreach and Resource Development Coordinator Edmunds and McPherson County Conservation Districts Adaptability is an important term and no different when it comes to farming and ranching. Adjusting to environmental and industry changes can be a key point to the success of your farming or ranching business. Adjusting your business strategies does have to start with a plan, however. To create a plan, you ‘gotta know what you got.’ Range management is an integral part of success when it comes to grasslands. You must have a pla...

  • Ipswich Golf Association exploring building a community special event center

    Jul 3, 2024

    The Ipswich Golf Association Board met with its members last Sunday night to discuss the idea of building an lpswich Community Special Event Center. The golf board put a committee together several months ago and the committee presented the proposal to the members. The members were in support of moving forward after discussing the plans and agreeing what a huge addition this would be for the entire Ipswich Community. The Special Event Center has been discussed for several years, but without a mot...

  • Blood Drive planned in Roscoe on July 16

    Jul 3, 2024

    The Roscoe  Community and Vitalant will have a Blood Drive on Tuesday, July 16 from 9:15 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the American Legion Post. To make an appointment go to vitalant.org (code: roscoe) or call Carol Geier, 605-287-4740. Seven hundred donors are needed every day to meet the blood needs of hospital patients in our region. Blood Facts: • Blood travels through 60,000 miles of vessels inside you, enough to wrap around the earth’s equator roughly 2.5 times. • An average adult body contains 10-12 pints of blood. • Someone needs blood every two...

  • Flag flies in Loyalton

    Jul 3, 2024

    After being rescued from a farm yard and cleaned up the Loyalton School wood flag pole is up and flying Old Glory again. The Loyalton school was built in 1927 so to the best of their knowledge this is the flag pole that was put up at that time. Rod, Kirsten and Cash Anderson fixed it up and now is in the Anderson's yard ....

  • Mobile Food Pantry in Ipswich

    Jul 3, 2024

    The Feeding South Dakota Mobile Food Pantry will return to Edmunds County with a new time. The Food Pantry will be in Ipswich Tuesday, July 9 2024 from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. at the Edmunds County 4-H Building. They will be here only for one hour. Proxy pickups are allowed. Complete the SD Feeding form and give it to your proxy to bring with to the food distribution. For more information contact Lynn Gauer, 605-426-6173 for the Ipswich site....

  • BBQ Beef meal planned at 4-H Achievement Days August 5

    Jul 3, 2024

    Tickets are on sale now for the annual 4-H Achievement Days BBQ which will be held on Monday, August 5 at the 4-H grounds in Ipswich. Note the date change. BBQ beef sandwiches will be served. Serving will be from 5:00 p.m. until 6:45 p.m. The BBQ will be followed by the Monday evening program which includes the pet show and the crowing of the 4-H Royalty. Advance tickets are available from any 4-H Member or the Edmunds County Extension Office until Wednesday, July 24. Purchase of a ticket not only buys you a delicious meal but also supports...

  • Two Hosmer Trustees elected

    Jun 26, 2024

    Hosmer residents went to the election polls on Tuesday, June 18 to elect two individuals for three-year terms on the Board of Trustees. Candidates Yvette Rutt and DeWayne Sowards received the most votes — 68 votes for Rutt and 59 votes for Sowards. Levi Sowards also ran for a post on the board. Hosmer Finance Officer Mary Jo Mohr said there was a good voter turnout. Hosmer has 145 registered voters and 74 turned out to vote on June 18. Running unopposed for the board were Eric Grismer, two-year term; Willie Osborne, two-year term; and Laurie B...

  • Mina Freedom Fest fireworks planned on July 3

    Jun 26, 2024

    The 2024 Mina Lake Freedom Festival begins Wednesday, July 3. Activities begin at 10 a.m. with activities for youth in the State Park, with free entrance. Kids Fishing for Freedom is planned from 10 a.m. to noon. Registration begins at 9 a.m,. at the State Park dock. Kids can get free rods, tackle and bait. The Kid’s Fun Zone is open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the playground and beach. There is free lunch for kids. Activities include face painting, games, swimming and GF&P First Catch. There will be prizes galore. The activities will move to T...

  • Roscoe basketball

    Jun 26, 2024

    The Roscoe City plans to replace the sport court flooring at the basketball court. The concrete underneath the flooring was crumbling and needed to be replaced. The flooring will have all the lines on it for a tennis court and half-court basketball....

  • Achievement Days features livestock events

    Jun 26, 2024

    The Edmunds County 4-H Achievement Days are quickly approaching. There are several livestock events planned for the three days. The Cat Show will start off the three days at the 4-H Building on Sunday, August 4 at 2 p.m. That afternoon the Open Horse Show and Fun Day will start at 4 p.m. This event will be held at the Trail Days Arena. The participants will show their talent in barrels, poles, showmanship, boot scramble, and several other fun events. Monday morning, August 5 will start off with the Dog Show starting at 8 a.m. The dogs will be...

  • Loken arraignment July 20

    Jun 26, 2024

    Jeromy Loken’s initial court appearance was Tuesday, June 18 in the Edmunds County Courthouse. The bond and conditions of release were set. Jeromy Loken, 47, faces charges including rape, sexual exploitation of a minor and sexual contact with a child. Edmunds County States Attorney Vaughn Beck said the next step will be an arraignment, currently scheduled for July 20. The arraignment is the time the defendant appears in court, is informed of the charges and enters a plea....

  • IHS Class of 1984

    Jun 26, 2024

    The Ipswich High School Class of 1984 met for a 40th Reunion during Trail Days. They posed for a photo in front of the Ipswich School....

  • Ipswich teacher faces rape charge

    Jun 19, 2024

    Ipswich teacher and coach was arrested June 6 on multiple charges. Jeromy Loken, 47, faces charges including rape, sexual exploitation of a minor and sexual contact with a child. His initial court appearance was scheduled for Tuesday, June 18. His wife Tracy Loken had a licensed home daycare located in Ipswich offering care for up to 12 children. Her daycare license was temporarily suspended by the South Dakota Department of Social Services....

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