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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.
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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.


The funeral for Alfred LaMee, longtime Britton area farmer and horseman, will be 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, June 22, 2022 at First Presbyterian Church in Britton. Pastor Lance Griese will officiate. A visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the church. Interment with military honors will be at the Britton Cemetery.

Six Win School Board Spots

Voters from the Britton-Hecla and Langford Area School Districts went to the polls on Tuesday to elect three members to each board.A total of six candidates were vying for the Britton-Hecla board spots, while seven people were running for the Langford Area positions.Elected to the B-H board were incumbents Troy ...

Skeet Available For Shooters

A growing high school and 4-H shooting program has led to a new opportunity for area residents.The Marshall County Sportsman’s Club, located eight miles south of Britton, now has a skeet range available for public use as well as trapshooting facilities.“The skeet range was put in last fall,” said Ray ...

Britton U12 Baseball Squad Stands At 20-3-1

The Britton U12 baseball team is beginning to raise some eyebrows around the state.The local diamondmen opened their season with a tournament championship at Bismarck, ND, in late May, added the Aberdeen Smitties tourney title a week ago, and last weekend added a feather to their cap by winning the ...

Britton Diamondmen Reign

The Britton U12 baseball team won its third straight tournament last weekend in Mitchell and its season record stands at 20-3-1. Team members in front left to right are Carter Grobe and Jack Tevedal. Second row Oliver Suther, Emmett Symens, Trey Biel, Lincoln Kilker, Carter (Nelly) Nelson, Drew Heitmann, Lofton ...