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It was a relatively normal New Year’s Eve on Monday according to Mobridge Police Chief Justin Jungwirth as alcohol related incidents generated the majority of calls for service. “It was a typical New Year’s Eve in Mobridge,” he said. “There were a couple of fight calls and a couple DUIs, but nothing out of the ordinary.” One of those DUI […]

Schwartz leads Wolverines past Aberdeen Roncalli

By Jay Davis Herreid-Selby Area notched its biggest win of the season, taking down Class A’s second-ranked Aberdeen Roncalli 49-38 in Aberdeen on Friday. The Wolverines made their move with a 9-0 run in the third quarter. They outscored the Cavaliers 19-7 over the eight-minute stretch to pull ahead 37-25. Shauni Schwartz put on a free throw shooting display. She […]

Wolverines, Braves beat Lady Tigers

By Jay Davis There was no present of a win under the tree for the Lady Tigers over the holiday break as they were beaten 74-20 by Herreid-Selby Area at the Rotary Classic on Thursday and 63-25 by Cheyenne-Eagle Butte in Eagle Butte on Saturday. Herreid-Selby Area The undefeated Wolverines started slow before running away from the Lady Tigers. Mobridge-Pollock […]

Schoenhard wins Webster title

By Jay Davis Chase Schoenhard ran his winning streak to 10 matches while claiming the 195-pound championship at the Webster Invitational on Saturday. Schoenhard won the title in fine fashion, pinning Tyson O’Daniel of Stanley County at the 5:54 mark. He worked his way to the championship match by pinning unattached wrestler Eric Page and edging Brian Peterson of Warner-Northwestern […]

Tigers beat Little Wound for first win

By Jay Davis After falling behind early, the Tigers found their rhythm and defeated Little Wound 73-67 in the Rotary Classic at Mobridge-Pollock High School Gymnasium on Friday. Little Wound, and namely Anthony Hopkins, had it going early as Hopkins scored 11 points and the Mustangs took a 16-11 lead in the first quarter. The Tigers clawed back in the […]

Hunters share Cajun recipes

By Sandy Bond Hunting can foster friendships that span generations and the continent and can last for decades. Hunting companions know no demographics, only a passion for birds far afield and in the slow cooker and friendships gleaned from the pursuit.  So it is for friends from Minnesota and Louisiana. Separated by thousands of miles, when pheasant hunting overlaps goose […]

Newly-elected state’s attorney begins duties

By Sandy Bond James Isaac Hare II and his wife Alice (Spiry) are in the process of moving from Northville to New Evarts as Hare begins duties as Walworth County States Attorney. The Independent defeated incumbent Republican Christopher Jansen in the general election in November. Appointed as Walworth County States Attorney in mid-December by commissioners to serve after the premature […]

Harry Hanson, ‘Fiddling Wheat Farmer,’ dies

Funeral services for Harry B. Hanson, 98, of Gordon, Neb., were held Dec. 27, 2012, at the United Methodist Church in Gordon. Burial was at the Gordon Cemetery. Harry Benjamin Hanson was born in a sod house on Aug. 24, 1914, and raised on a small farm in a Norwegian settlement north of Glenham. He was the second of four […]

James Grad had heart for volunteering

James Wallace Grad, born March 11, 1930, in Aberdeen, passed away on Dec, 17, 2012, in Renton, Wash., after a long life dedicated to his family, friends and the service of others. Jim joined the U.S. Navy during the Korean War. His time in the Navy allowed him to see the world. He spent time stationed on each of the […]

Rienhold Eddie Moser, Pollock farmer, dies

Rienhold Eddie Moser, 79, of Pollock, died Dec. 25, 2012 in the Linton Hospital in Linton, N.D. Funeral services were held Saturday, Dec. 29, 2012, at Pollock Memorial Presbyterian Church with Rev. Floyd Haan officiating. Burial was at Spring Valley Cemetery under the direction of Myers Funeral Home of Linton. Rienhold was born July 5, 1933, northwest of Pollock, the […]


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