Tragic, destructive politics are now ruling Washington

Congress can bail out the banks but won’t bail out the farmer? That’s the message the 212th Congress sent the CornBelt on Tuesday after they adjourned without passing a comprehensive five-year farm bill. Many of the disaster relief funds outlined in the previous Farm Bill have already expired. On Aug.2, lawmakers were able to agree on a $383 million relief […]

School Board approves resignations, QZAB

In a special session called Wednesday, Aug. 1, the Mobridge-Pollock school board convened to address bids on the remodeling and renovation of the high school building, financing of Qualified Zone Academy Bonds (QZAB,) and personnel matters. In reviewing renovation bids that were opened July 19, the school board accepted as presented five bids for construction. Bidding for general construction was […]

Friends form construction company

By Sandy Bond A dream delayed has become a reality for life-long friends and now partners James Fiddler of Glenham, and brothers Joshua Helm of Mobridge, and Jonathan Helm of rural Selby. Oahe Builders, LLC was formed in June and their first major project as subcontractors is an addition to the Hilltop Motel and RV Campgrounds located on U.S. Highway […]

Lakota, Arikara legends draw explorers’ attention

The legend was that any human who approached would be killed. That legend was apparently enough to make Capts. Meriwether Lewis and William Clark want to find out if it was true. The captains, accompanied by a contingent of nearly four dozen men, had set off on May 14, 1804, from Camp Dubois near St. Louis, Mo., on their journey […]

Her baked beans are legendary

By Sandy Bond Yvonne Helm silently walks through a field of native wildflowers and grasses, the dew saturating her tennis shoes. But any discomfort is far from her mind. Her gaze is fixed upon white and yellow daisies. Yvonne is on a photographic safari. Amid nature’s blanket of color, she spies her quarry: a brilliant Monarch butterfly rests atop a […]

Aberdeen drivers continue domination of Mobridge Derby

By Jay Davis Out-of-town teams came, saw and conquered at the Mobridge Demolition Derby on Saturday at Mobridge Rodeo Grounds. In fact, all the local drivers were beaten in the opening rounds and sent to the consolation round. When the flying mud died down and smoke cleared, Team Black and Maroon, a team of drivers from Aberdeen and Cogswell, N.D., […]

Lone riders earn rode’s top prizes

By Jay Davis The Selby Area Rodeo is the only midweek affair on the entire SDRA tour, which makes it fitting that a pair of cowboys who were the “only” successful riders in their events, took home the two biggest paychecks of the rodeo, held last Wednesday evening in Selby. K.C. Longbrake of Eagle Butte took advantage of his seven […]

Mobridge loses two at region

By Jay Davis The Mobridge Teeners could not get anything going as they lost two straight games at the Region 3A 15-16 Teener Tournament in Groton. Mobridge lost 15-0 to Big Stone City-Ortonville on Thursday and 17-4 to Sisseton on Friday. The Big Stone City-Ortonville game was never a contest after BSC-O scored 11 runs in the first inning. By […]

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