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Budget, salaries, class size questioned

By Katie Zerr – Salaries, budget and the growing number of students in the district were discussed Monday, Sept. 10 at the Mobridge-Pollock School Board meeting. With the 2012-2013 school year in full swing, the board and administration discussed the changes in student numbers, the number of students in classrooms and hiring for positions dictated by those numbers. The resignation […]

Jim Palmer was longtime railroad engineer

James Palmer, 89, died Sept. 8, 2012, in Rockport, Texas. James “JP” Patrick Palmer was born Sept. 20, 1922, to Leslie and Winifred Palmer in Aberdeen. He attended Aberdeen Central High School and graduated in 1940. He started working on the Milwaukee Railroad in 1938. He became a locomotive fireman in 1941. He entered the U.S. Navy in 1943 where […]

Commission attempts to tighten belts

By Sandy Bond – From predatory animal control to the prosecuting attorney’s budget, at a special meeting Tuesday, Sept. 11, commissioners struggled with ways to tighten the county’s budget under severe constraints. No stone was left unturned, as department heads were asked once again to sacrifice if at all possible. Some budgets, including the register of deeds office, had already been […]

Barbara Martinez dies in Nebraska

Mass of Christian Burial for Barbara Beth Martinez, 56, of Hastings, Neb., will be held Friday, Sept. 14, 2012, at 1 p.m., at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Mobridge. Barb passed away Sunday, Aug. 26, 2012, at Mary Lanning Healthcare in Hastings. Barb was born Dec. 3, 1955, in Gilroy, Calif., to Ellsworth (Al) and Rose (Blondo) Barton. She graduated […]

McLaughlin incident treated as threatening

An incident that could have been dangerous to McLaughlin School students turned out to be less threatening, but officials took no chances. According to Corson County Sheriff Keith Gall, the incident Thursday, Sept. 6, started as a threat from a federal prisoner to an employee at the school. Gall said it was near the end of the school day when […]

Tigers rally twice to beat Pheasants

By Jay Davis When it was gut check time, the Tigers answered not once, but twice. Mobridge-Pollock overcame early and late deficits to defeat Redfield-Doland 24-19 at Tiger Stadium on Friday. “We didn’t catch a couple breaks early and gave up a couple touchdowns,” said coach Nathan Lamb. “Once we got our composure, it was 24-6 from that point on. […]

Lady Tigers defend home tourney title

By Jay Davis The Lady Tigers defended their home court for the second straight year with a 2-0 win over cross-county rival Herreid-Selby Area in the Mobridge-Pollock Invitational volleyball tournament at Mobridge-Pollock High School Gymnasium on Saturday. “This being their first tournament, the girls played better than I thought they would,” said coach Keri Bolduan. “They were up for it […]

Wolverines beat Lady Tigers to avenge loss

By Jay Davis After the Lady Tigers had beaten Herreid-Selby Area 2-0 to won the Mobridge-Pollock Invitational volleyball tournament on Saturday, the Wolverines exacted revenge by racing past the Lady Tigers 3-1 in Selby on Monday. Mobridge-Pollock handed Herreid-Selby its first loss on Saturday and the Wolverines returned favor, dropping the Lady Tigers from the undefeated ranks with the Monday […]

Tigers claim Winner title

By Jay Davis Three Tigers finished in the top 10 as Mobridge-Pollock won the team title at the Winner Invitational Golf Meet on Tuesday. David Jensen led the Tigers with an 81 for third place. Eric Looyenga shot 85 for sixth and Tyler Villbrandt shot 87 for ninth. Tanner Jerome helped the Tigers to the title with a 20th place […]

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