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 35 years, has worked in 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 served as the editor until January 2023 when she sold her share of the business to Holli. Debbie works part-time as the sportswriter and also writes historical stories.
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 currently shares reporter/photographer duties with other staff members. She became co-owner of the business with Debbie Hemmer in October 2013 and became sole owner in 2023. Holli is married to Jeff Seehafer and they have two grown daughters.
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.

Emelia Enquist has been a writer and photographer for the Review since 2022. She has a bachelor’s degree in advertising and public relations from Drury University in Springfield, MO. Emelia’s past professional dalliances include public health communications and university marketing.




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.



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

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