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Cross country runners complete busy race week

By Jay Davis Mobridge-Pollock completed its heaviest stretch of races with cross country meets in Miller, Hoven and Faulkton during the last week. Danielle Beadle led the Tigers with a 15th-place finish in Miller on Monday. Beadle ran the race in 17 minutes, 55.78 seconds. Ashton Wiederholt came in 27th with a time of 18:45.67. Mary Martin was right behind […]

Three Tigers qualifiy for State A meet

By Jay Davis The Tiger golfers did not complete their goal of sending the entire team, but did qualify three golfers for state at the Region 3A Golf Tournament in Mitchell on Monday. “We were in the running after nine holes,” said coach Jason Weisbeck. “The boys slipped back a few strokes on the back nine to finish fifth overall […]

Last-second play comes up three yards short

By Jay Davis On a night that the offense struggled to produce, the Tigers fought until the very last second but could not produce a miracle as Webster Area held on to defeat Mobridge-Pollock 21-14 at Tiger Stadium on Friday. The game was not decided until the final seconds ticked off the fourth-quarter clock. Trailing by a touchdown on the […]

Lady Tigers take third at CSDC Tournament

By Jay Davis The Lady Tigers lost to Chamberlain in the semifinals for the second straight week, but rallied to beat Highmore-Harrold and take third place at the Central South Dakota Conference Tournament at Mobridge-Pollock High School Gymnasium on Saturday. Winning the third-place match did not come easy for the Lady Tigers. The Pirates matched them nearly point-for-point the entire […]

Mom, grandmas tested Steph before she cooked on her own

By Sandy Bond A real renaissance girl, Stephanieanie Melcher embraces life with pizzazz. She’s equally comfortable with either a frilly apron or carpenter’s apron atop a pair of jeans, ballet flats or boots, lamb’s wool vest or camouflage hunting vest, and with flour or sheetrock dust on her nose. In her career as a customer service representative and teller at […]

Lori Barnes-Gerken dies in Independence

Lori Jean Barnes-Gerken, 46, of Independence, Iowa, died Thursday morning, Aug. 9, 2012, at Covenant Medical Center in Waterloo, Iowa, following a long illness. Lori was born on Dec. 30, 1965, in Davenport, Iowa, the daughter of James Leroy Barnes and LaBeth Arlone (Fisher) Barnes. She was a graduate of East Union High School in Afton, Iowa. In 1996 she […]

James Barnes dies in Iowa

James L. Barnes, 79, of Independence, Iowa, died Tuesday morning, Sept. 18, 2012, at the ACBM Rehabilitation Center West Campus in Independence, Iowa. James was born on Jan. 2, 1933, in Mankato, Minn., the son of Lorn Otto and Dorothy Edith (Janzen) Barnes. He was a graduate of Mobridge High School and received his master’s degree in education from the […]

Lud Thomas was Glencross rancher

Mass of Christian Burial for Ludwig (Lud) Thomas, 95, of Glencross, was held Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2012, at Holy Cross Catholic Church in Timber Lake with Fr. Brian Christiansen officiating. Burial was at Greenwood Cemetery in Mobridge under the direction of Kesling Funeral Home of Mobridge. Ludwig passed away Sept. 16, 2012, at Sanford Medical Center in Bismarck. Ludwig Thomas […]

William Jay had unshakeable pride and love of hometown

Funeral services for William Jay, 89, of Mobridge, were held Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2012, at the United Congregational Church in Mobridge. Inurnment was in Greenwood Cemetery under the direction of Kesling Funeral Home of Mobridge. William passed away Friday, Sept. 21, 2012, at Mobridge Regional Hospital. William Maynard Jay was born to Maynard Stewart and Lucille (Coutts) Jay on Nov. […]

Homecoming Band


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