4-H beef project enthusiasts packed the Jerauld-Buffalo County 4-H grounds on a cold rainy Sunday, November, 3, 2019, to participate in the Eleventh Annual Springs Showdown Calf Show. 

The Wessington Springs Elementary School Robotics team, along with help from their families and community members, recently participated in a snow hill clean-up day in the city park in Wessington Springs.  

 A big crowd decked out in pink filled the gym for the Lady Spartan volleyball game vs. Wolsey/Wessington Friday night. Thursday’s game was held in conjunction with Volley for a Cure, a cancer awareness event that raises thousands for Weskota Foundation's Cancer Awareness fund. The fund prov…

From the halls of WSHS, we bring a “Spartan” mixed media drawing to this week’s Artist’s Corner! This week’s project was created by Advanced Art II Junior, Rydell Krueger. Rydell chose this project because he has an interest in history and the time-period this portrayed. To help create the c…

The Woonsocket/Wessington Springs/Sanborn Central Blackhawks shut out Lead/Deadwood on Friday afternoon by a score of 20-0.  

WSHS senior hosts community land and range seminar After a decorated high school career in Land and Range judging, Wessington Springs High School (WSHS) senior Landon Wolter discovered that he had reached a pinnacle when it came to competing in the contests. Due to having previously won at t…

Local youth football organizers and parents hosted over 600 third through sixth grade football players and fans at a youth football jamboree held at the practice field east of the elementary school Saturday.

The cross country team is off and running the town.  We are gearing up for another successful season, guided by returning letter winners, AJ Neely, sophomore,  and Brock Krueger, 8th grader.  

The annual HuntSAFE Program will be held in Wessington Springs on September 10, 12 and 14. The first two sessions will be held from 6-9 p.m. in the Jerauld County Courthouse. The final session will be held at the Jerauld County Trap Club range from 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. 

Game One of the state tournament saw Wessington Springs (WS) facing Parkston. The game was low scoring and a pitcher’s duel.  Parkston scored one run in the third inning, one run in the fifth, and one in the sixth.  Wessington Springs’ lone run came in the sixth inning.  Springs outhit Parks…

Wessington Springs nabbed the lead late in last week’s South Dakota VFW 16U Class B Northwest Region Teener Baseball Tournament Championship in a 14-4 victory over Kimball/White Lake on Wednesday. Springs was down 4-3 in the bottom of the fifth inning when an error scored two runs for the ho…

Six members of the Wessington Springs FCCLA chapters joined over 8,600 Family, Career, and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) members, advisers, alumni, and guests from across the nation in Anaheim, CA for the 2019 National Leadership Conference (NLC) June 30 - July 4.  “The conference was…

Amateur baseball fans in Wessington Springs have rejoiced this season, with the return of Owls Baseball after not being able to field a team for the past three years. With the entrance of manager Joe Butterfield and a new generation of players stepping up to the plate, community members and …

The Wessington Springs High School Clay Target League team’s first trip to the state shoot  was a memorable one, with five from the ten-member team competing last weekend in Aberdeen, SD.

On May 28th the Wessington Springs Post 5548 16U Teeners opened their season against Mount Vernon/Plankinton.  In a rain-shortened game, Wessington Springs won their first game 6-1. Gerrit Brandenburg got the win on the mound going all five innings.

Friday, May 10, the Blackhawks Baseball team played host to both the varsity and JV teams from Wolsey/Wessington/Miller/Highmore for the final regular season games of the year.  The varsity team was able to grab an early lead and keep adding on to earn a 9-1 victory.  Six pitchers saw action…

On May 2, 2019, Wessington Springs hosted the Junior High 281 Conference track meet.  The conference meet is for grades 7-9.  

Soccer season was in full swing Saturday with local students from kindergarten through sixth grade matching up against Sanborn Central, Woonsocket and Huron in Forestburg.  Although off to a slow start due to weather with many practices canceled, most games were made up, with final soccer ac…

On Tuesday, April 23, we were finally able to participate in our first varsity track meet.  We traveled up to Estelline, SD, as we were one of twenty-four teams that competed.  We were very thankful to get into that meet.  For our young athletes, it was a little overwhelming as there were ov…

In preparation for the May 4 season opener at Miller Central Speedway, local race car drivers Domanick Havard, Tanner Grohs, James Reiner and Chad Kopfmann brought their cars to Main Street in Wessington Springs for a driver meet and greet outside of Slippery’s last Saturday. 

Dedicated Blackhawk Baseball players Cooper, Carson and Noah Hainy, Trevor Schmidt, Brendon Labore and Coach Nathan Hainy scoop snow in hopes of improving field conditions at David Jost Field for upcoming game play.

The sound of fans cheering from the grandstand paired with the buttery aroma of fresh-popped popcorn stirred long-dormant excitement for  spring  -- and more importantly for some -- baseball season’s long-awaited arrival.

Shown with students from the 8th grade Choices for your Future class and members of Family Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA), the City of Wessington Springs Pool Task Force (Sandy Beckman, Teri Mebius, Pam Hainy, Jeanna Schafer, Ryan Jensen) is shown receiving a $1000 donation …

Friends and family who arrived early were the lucky winners of the best view of prom goers at the Las Vegas-themed prom grand march last Saturday in Wessington Springs.  Glitz and glamour embellished the event featuring freshman, sophomores, juniors and seniors.  

It’s no secret that Wessington Springs is the home of many talented student artists, and after competing in the fifth annual State Visual Arts Competition, Wessington Springs High School (WSHS) placed fifth as a team in the B School Division and five local high school students brought home a…

“If it weren’t for FFA, I would have never known I enjoyed this so much,” said Wessington Springs High School senior Sierra Burg of her love of horticulture. “What I’ve learned in FFA has led me to study horticulture at SDSU with the goal of eventually owning my own flower shop.” 

Wessington Springs Elementary School students are celebrating American Heart Association month by taking part in a jump rope challenge during P.E. beginning Monday, February 25 - Friday, March 1. Students will rotate between five stations working on jump rope-themed ideas. Families and Commu…

The robotics team from Wessington Springs brought home a solid 12th place out of 50 teams across South Dakota last Saturday, as a result of intense competition at the state tournament held in Sioux Falls February 2, 2019. Coached by Julie Bruckner and Audra Scheel, members of the team are: T…

The Weskota Foundation, dedicated to preserving healthcare services in Jerauld County, was the recipient of donations generated by the Lady Spartan Volleyball team’s Volley for a Cure and student athlete Chasity Vissia’s senior project, a 3 on 3 basketball tournament held earlier last year.

The atmosphere at the youth robotics regional competition held Saturday in Sioux Falls was electric – and along with many months of hard work, two Wessington Springs robotics teams tapped into that energy, powering their way through the ranks of dozens of teams with one team qualifying for state.