Gitchie Girl Authors to Discuss Latest Book at Two Siouxland Libraries’ Branches

Authors Phil and Sandy Hamman have drawn capacity crowds to Siouxland Libraries’ branches for programs focused on Gitchie Girl, their retelling of the 1973 murders of four teenagers at Gitchie Manitou State Preserve.

Now the true-crime writers have released a follow-up: Gitchie Girl Uncovered. It focuses on previously unknown information about the murders, including the brutal killers’ motive. Sandra Cheskey, the lone survivor of the horiffic event, will attend. She and the authors will sign books, which will be available for purchase following each event.

Registration is required; presentations will take place as follows:
• Monday, March 4, 2019, 6 to 8 p.m., Brandon Community Library, 305 South Splitrock Boulevard, 582-2390. Registration opens Monday, January 28, at or call 582-2390.
• Wednesday, March 20, 2019, Prairie West Branch, 7630 West 26th Street, 6 to 8 p.m. Registration opens Wednesday, February 6, at or call 978-6899.

For more information, please call the Brandon Community Library, 582-2390, the Prairie West Branch, 978-6899, or visit

If an ADA accommodation is needed, please contact the Human Relations Office at 605 367 8745 (voice), 605-367-7039 (TTY) or at least 72 hours before the event.

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