Amherst, SD

Oakes Hires Judy Hansen as New Varsity Girls’ Basketball Head Coach

OAKES, N.D. (Oakes Public School) – Just one day after announcing its new varsity boys’ basketball head coach, Oakes Public School announced that Judy Hansen has been hired as the new varsity girls’ basketball head coach. Judy has lived in Oakes for the past 25 years. She...
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Deal keeps South Dakota elevator alive; state renews grain buyer license

PIERRE, S.D. — The financially troubled Roslyn, South Dakota, grain elevator will continue to operate after reaching a deal with its bank and having its state license renewed. The South Dakota Public Utilities Commission on Wednesday, June 29, voted to approve the grain buyer license for the Roslyn Elevator....

Lois Brakke

Lois Skarnagel Brakke. 92, a lifelong resident of North and South Dakota, passed from this earth in Andover, MN, on June 12, 2022. A private graveside committal will be held at the Immanuel Lutheran Cemetery rural Havana, ND; at a date yet to be determined.

Oakes Cruises to 12-0 Victory Over Frederick

OAKES, N.D. ( – Oakes Post 36 cruised to another big win over Frederick Thursday night by a final score of 12-0 in five innings. It started with three runs in the first inning thanks to an RBI single from David Schmitz and a two-RBI single from Jaidy Gebhardt. They continued to pour on the runs in the fourth inning as Fletcher Willprecht, Conor Schall, Howie Neustel and Steele Hansen were able to capitalize on errors and wild pitches that were responsible for all four runs. Post 36 added insult to injury by scoring five more runs in the fourth inning to seal the deal.

Oakes Hires Skoglund As New Boys Basketball Head Coach

OAKES, N.D. (Oakes Public School) – Oakes Public School announced that they have hired Jeremy Skoglund as their new varsity boys basketball coach. Coach Skoglund has two children, a daughter, Brooke, who is 23, and son, Trey, who is now a Junior at Oakes High School. Jeremy grew up in Hecla, SD, where he participated in basketball, football, and track. While in high school, he and his teammates appeared in 2 State Basketball Tournaments and 3 State Track Meets. After high school, Jeremy continued pursuing his passion for athletics by running hurdles at SDSU for a year.

Skoglund Already Working Hard With His Team

OAKES, N.D. ( – On Monday, Oakes Public School announced that Jeremy Skoglund would be named as the varsity boys’ basketball head coach for the upcoming 2022-23 season. Skoglund talked with us about what motivated him to apply for the role. Skoglund is eager to start the season....


Funeral Burial Service for Genevieve H. Larson (Aaland, Frykman) will be on Saturday, July 9th, 2022 at 10:30a.m. at Falnes Lutheran Church in rural Langford, South Dakota. Genevieve was born on Dec. 31, 1918 on her family farm in Day County, South Dakota to Lewis and Hilma Larson. She passed away om January 24th, 2022 in Carol Stream, Illinois.

B-H Music Students Travel to Nashville

The Britton-Hecla music students got a fun opportunity a couple of weeks ago when they traveled to Music City. The band and choir students hopped aboard a few chartered buses and headed for Nashville. The group takes the trip every four years.The travelers left Britton on Wednesday, June 15. They ...

Groton Tough On Britton Junior Teeners

For the first time in about six years last week Wednesday a Britton baseball team played a game on the large field at the baseball/softball complex on the south edge of town.The U14 Junior Teeners hosted Groton for a twin bill. In recent years Britton has not fielded older teams ...

Passing It On At B-H And LA

Students at Britton-Hecla and Langford Area schools were sent on their way before summer with a special gift and a positive message. The organization Pass It On #for - Trevor handed out a book to kindergarten students at both schools.Pass It On is the charitable organization formed by the Trevor ...

Oakes Puts Up 21 Runs in Win Against Lidgerwood-Hankinson

OAKES, N.D. ( – The Oakes Post 36 Legion baseball team had no trouble putting away Lidgerwood-Hankinson on Monday afternoon as they racked up the runs in the middle innings and won by a final score of 21-2 by run-rule. Oakes got the scoring started with back-to-back singles from...

Fletcher Willprecht Strikes Out Thirteen in Post 36 Win

OAKES, N.D. ( – The Oakes Post 36 Legion baseball team dominated the Edgeley Post 146 Legion baseball team by a final score of 11-5. Despite the high amount of runs, it was the pitching that was the headline of the day for Post 36. Starting pitcher Fletcher Willprecht was dominant, to say the least with 13 strikeouts in six innings pitched in the win. He had an immaculate inning (nine pitches for nine strikes leading to three strikeouts) in the top of the second inning, which was one of the two innings where he struck out three batters. Willprecht also allowed just three earned runs, three walks and six hits and picked up the victory.

Rhonda Day Wins Oakes School Board Vote

OAKES, N.D. ( – One June 7th, a vote for the Oakes Public School Board was voted on, but it resulted in an unofficial tie. However, there was a ballot that was recently discovered that put Rhonda Day on top with 65 votes. Day squeaked by John Bakke by one vote and Ryan Rosendahl came in 3rd place with 59 votes.

James River reaches moderate flooding in SD

COLUMBIA, S.D. (KELO) — The James River in northern South Dakota has reached the moderate flooding level, according to the National Weather Service. The NWS says the James River near Columbia, SD is at 17.5 feet, which is 4.5 feet above the beginning of flood stage. That begins at 13 feet.