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The Britton Swimming Pool is scheduled to open on Monday, two weeks later than normal. The pool will also be open just four days a week instead of seven due to the COVID-19 pandemic and a shortage of lifeguards. Britton’s City Council has also implemented a 50-person limit for the pool this summer.

City Sets Pool Guidelines

The Britton City Council set up guidelines and policies at its regular meeting on Monday for the opening of the swimming pool planned for Monday, June 15.

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Randy Pfutzenreuter

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Voters turned down a proposed $8.6 million bond issue for a new Marshall County Law Enforcement Center and Courthouse in the primary election on Tuesday. The ballot issue had called for the demolition of the existing Courthouse (pictured above) that was built in 1908 if no other use was found for the old building. This photo was taken last summer from a drone by Britton native Brian Johnson.

New Courthouse Plan Defeated

Marshall County residents voted down a proposed $8.6 million bond issue to build a new Law Enforcement Center and Courthouse in the primary election held on Tuesday.

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Karen Mikkelson is retiring from her position as Marshall County extension secretary on Friday. The Langford High School graduate served in the position for 36 years.

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Teresa Maxwell snapped this photo of a squall that swept through the Britton area Tuesday morning. The brief rain and wind storm was replaced by sunny skies and a forecast of summer-like temperatures for the rest of the week.

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The Langford Area Community Foundation donated $1,000 to Glacial Lakes Area Development (GLAD). The donation was matched by the South Dakota Community Foundation COVID-19 Relief Fund. Pictured left to right are Mark Nelson, Langford Area Community Foundation, and Lindsey Kimber, Executive Director of GLAD.

Mikkelson Face Of Extension 36 Years

“If you see someone without a smile give them one of yours.”

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A law enforcement procession in honor of longtime Marshall County Sheriff Dale Elsen began on Britton’s Main Street and went through Kidder, Veblen, Lake City, Eden, and Langford. Elsen, who passed away last week, served as sheriff for 37 years.

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This message – Thank You Sheriff Dale Elsen, Dedicated Public Servant - appeared on the Strand Theatre marquee on Friday during the law enforcement procession that included law enforcement personnel from across the state.

Long-Time MC Sheriff Honored On ‘Final Patrol’

Residents lined Main Streets of Marshall County communities to honor longtime Sheriff Dale Elsen on Friday.


Marshall County Journal

PO Box 69, Britton, SD 57430
Phone: (605) 448-2281
Fax: (605) 448-2282