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Grapplers to face teams at Potter County triangular

By Jay Davis The return of dual wrestling action was put on hold when the Mobridge-Pollock vs. Potter County dual in Hoven on Thursday was changed to a triangular. Ipswich-Leola joined the proceedings and will take on Potter County in the first match at 6:30. The Tigers will wrestle Ipswich-Leola in the second match before the Tigers and Battlers finish […]

Small steps: Lady Tigers play strong first half against Lemmon

By Jay Davis Progress is coming one step at a time. The Lady Tigers played a strong first half before succumbing to Lemmon 70-33 at Mobridge-Pollock High School Gymnasium on Monday. The Lady Tigers fought hard and hung with the undefeated Cowgirls in the first half. They trailed just 16-11 after one quarter and 26-20 at the half. The strong […]

Third quarter dooms Tigers in home opener

By Jay Davis Potter County played party crasher and spoiled the Tigers’ home opener with a 56-46 win at Mobridge-Pollock High School Gymnasium on Saturday. The third quarter decided the outcome as the Battlers outscored the Tigers 16-5, leaving the Tigers to play with a deficit the final eight minutes. The Tigers never found a rhythm and were never closer […]

Johanna cooks for big crowds

By Sandy Bond Johanna Ducheneaux  recalls growing up in Little Eagle along the Grand River when her grandparents, Jake and Laura Takes The Gun, would bundle her up in a sleigh pulled by two huge draft horses. Leaving their small farms and homes, residents of the small, close-knit community traveled to the little church where they would assemble in observance […]

O’Connell: Pool construction needs to start soon

By Katie Zerr- A group of about 50 area residents gathered Thursday, Dec. 13, in the gym of Mobridge-Pollock High School to view plans for the proposed aquatics center and for funding options for the project. Jay Koch of Helms and Associates of Aberdeen joined Ward I Councilman Tom O’Connell and members of the Mobridge Pool for the presentation. Koch […]

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The Mobridge-Pollock School Board held a special meeting Monday, Dec. 17, to address changes to plans for a drop-off zone at Freeman Davis School. Superintendent Tim Frederick told the board he had spoken with South Dakota Department of Transportation Engineer John Villbrant about changing the length of the drop-off zone at Freeman and was told it would take more than […]

KATIE ZERR: It is time for reasonable conversation about guns

It is time for our nation to grow up. It is time to change the attitude of people in this country about what type of firearm should be considered proper for personal ownership. It is time that we have a mature, intelligent, well-thought-out conversation about the culture of violence in our country. It is time to move away from the […]

MPHS teacher organizing Smarts Challenge

By Jan Sayler Marty Looyenga on Monday, Dec. 17, shared his plans with the Mobridge Rotary Club for a physics event for area students to be held on Jan. 30 at Scherr-Howe Event Center. Looyenga, a Mobridge-Pollock teacher, said the Mobridge Area Smarts Challenge will run from 9:30 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. Twenty-three schools have been contacted and he has […]

City looks for next Biggest Loser

By Sandy Bond Have you ever had a problem keeping that New Year’s Resolution to tone up and slim down? It’s bitter cold, not to mention icy, outside! There are so many reasons to avoid exercising. Help is just around the corner. “This is the second year of our rendition of The Biggest Loser,” Aleta Merkel said. Studies prove that […]

JAY DAVIS: Adrian Peterson show becoming must watch TV

Sunday at noon is becoming a time for some must-watch TV. Because that is when the Adrian Peterson show comes on. By now even you most casual of NFL football fans know what “All Day” has been doing this season. Quite simply, he is tearing up the year in the season after tearing up his knee. Peterson has racked up […]


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