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Debbie Hemmer
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 has been working here for the last 25 years. Debbie has worked in every area of the newspaper. She started out as a typesetter and then added design graphics work. She also performed bookkeeping duties for several years and took care of the subscription list for 22 years.

Sports writing responsibilities were added to her duties in 2000 which included photography and dark room work. Digital cameras eventually eliminated the darkroom work.

Debbie is currently the office manager and reporter at the Review. She became co-owner of the business with Holli Seehafer in October 2013.


Holli Seehafer
Holli came to work at the Review in 1989 after graduating from SDSU with degrees in journalism, ag extension and animal science. She had wanted to stay in a rural community and to be able to make a living writing. The reporter/sales position here was a perfect fit. She has served in a variety of roles while on staff at the Review including reporter, photographer, dark room 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 daughters, Jessica and Jenny.


Beth Brown
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 three 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. "I am enjoying seeing a lot of acquaintances since starting work at the Review."


Ashlie Schweitzer
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. "I am happy to join this wonderful group of women, and excited to start this new adventure in my life," she said.


Dillon Dwyer
Dillon Dwyer, an English graduate from Dakota State University, returned to his hometown of Milbank, and joined the Review staff as the sports writer in August 2015. He graduated from Milbank High School in 2010 and was an All-State linebacker on the 2009 state 11-A championship football team. He has worked as the editor of DSU's online newspaper, The Trojan Times, and as the Alpha Gamma Lambda chapter president of Sigma Tau Delta, the National English Honor Society. In his free time, he trains for marathons and and is working to create an animated YouTube series. "I'm so grateful for this opportunity. It's great to be able to come back home to the place you grew up and be able to start your career. It almost seems too perfect that things would come full circle and that I'm back to where it all began to begin the next stage of my life, he said.


Phyllis (Dolan) Justice
& Clarence Justice
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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