Staff

Debbie Hemmer worked for the Review from 1980 until 1983 when she took time off to have children. She returned to the Review staff in 1988, and over the course of more than 30 years, has worked in nearly every area of the newspaper. She started out as a typesetter and then added design graphic design work. She also performed bookkeeping duties for several years and took care of the subscription list for 22 years. When she had the opportunity to take on the role of sportswriter, her duties shifted and she also learned how to develop black and white film and process prints in the darkroom. Debbie and her husband have three grown daughters and two granddaughters. Debbie became co-owner of the business with Holli Seehafer in October 2013, and has served as the editor for many years. 
 
 
 
Holli Seehafer began working at the Review in 1989 after graduating from South Dakota State University with degrees in journalism, agricultural extension and animal science. She wanted to stay in a rural community and able to make a living writing. The reporter/sales position at the Review was a perfect fit. Holli has served in a variety of roles while on staff at the Review including reporter, photographer, darkroom tech, salesman and graphic artist. She is currently advertising manager and shares reporter/photographer duties with other staff members. She became co-owner of the business with Debbie Hemmer in October 2013. Holli is married to Jeff Seehafer and they have two grown daughters.
 
 
 
Beth Brown is the administrative assistant at the Grant County Review. She was born and raised in rural Milbank and graduated from MHS in 1971. She has a daughter, Melissa, and two grandsons. Beth worked at the Valley Shopper in the 1970s and then at the Ortonville Independent for 10 years.  She also spent seven years at the Granite Falls (MN) Tribune before moving to Big Stone Lake and marrying Bob Brown.  
 
 
 
 
Ashlie Schweitzer is the graphic designer at the Grant County Review. She is originally from right here in Milbank. She attended Alexandria Technical College, and majored in communication art and design. After graduating in 2004, she returned to Milbank. Ashlie and her husband, John, have twin girls, Camie and Amelia. She joined the Review family in September 2014. Since that time, she has taken on some of the sales responsibilities as well as becoming the bookkeeper. 
 
 
 
 
Marcia Miller, a longtime Milbank resident enjoys working part-time as the proofreader of the Grant County Review. A former daycare operator, Marcia and her husband, Richard Miller, enjoy spending time with their grown children and grandchildren. 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Logan Karels joined the Grant County Review in 2019, bringing a lifetime passion for sports to the job. A Milbank native, Logan has a strong agricultural background and a degree in marketing and business from Southeast Technical institute in Sioux Falls. He has many relatives living in the area.  
 
 
 
 
 
Phyllis and Clarence Justice served the community for decades as the owners of The Review. The business remained in Phyllis' family for 102 years, before it was sold to Debbie Hemmer and Holli Seehafer in October 2013. Phyllis' died November 5, 2013. Clarence died October 28, 2014.
 

 

Grant County Review

Grant County Review
P.O. Box 390
Milbank, SD 57252
(605) 432-4516

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