Looking back at the City of Gregory in 2020

A severe thunderstorm in August damaged almost every roof in town as well as breaking windows and totaling cars.

Looking back at the City of Gregory in 2020

A highly anticipated business addition to the city, Subway restaurant opened in the Buche Foods store in February.

Looking back at the City of Gregory in 2020

Ryan Kass, DVM, joined the staff at Gregory Animal Clinic in May.

Looking back at the City of Gregory in 2020

A January blizzard stoked fears of another year of aboveaverage precipitation.

Looking back at the City of Gregory in 2020

Jackson Eklund won a championship title at the State B wrestling tournament.

Looking back at the City of Gregory in 2020

Pierce Stukel earned a first place finish in the Boys Flag Race at the South Dakota 4-H Rodeo in Huron in August.

Looking back at the City of Gregory in 2020

Avera Gregory Hospital and Nursing Home Administrator Tony Timanus was one of the first to receive the COVID vaccine when it arrived right after Christmas.

Looking back at the City of Gregory in 2020

Prom was canceled because of the COVID virus, but students were still able to show off their nice clothes in a prom parade.

Looking back at the City of Gregory in 2020

Although the movie theater could no longer show movies, volunteers kept the popcorn sales going.

Looking back at the City of Gregory in 2020

Gas prices dropped to historic lows during the pandemic since travel was discouraged and even prohibited in some cases in an effort to slow the spread of the virus.

Looking back at the City of Gregory in 2020

The Wuhan Virus, also known as COVID-19, was the big story of 2020. The flu season was upon the area in January and expected to peak in February, but that was all soon overshadowed as COVID became the big story.

Although no cases were reported in Gregory County until the last day of May, the school was shut down in March per Governor Noem’s orders. Also at that time, Silver Threads Assisted Living and Avera Rosebud Country Care Center closed their doors to all visitors.

Toilet paper, hand sanitizer, and alcohol became rare commodities at all local businesses, requiring those businesses to limit how much customers were allowed to purchase at one time.

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