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In a low voter turnout the opt-out to fund a new outdoor aquatics center in Mobridge was defeated by 34 votes. Only 819 of the more than 2,000 registered voters in Mobridge cast ballots in the election. The opt out was the for a tax increase to fund the $2.5 million project to replace the 60-year-old pool that was closed […]

Mobridge-Pollock takes 10 Early Bird worms

By Jay Davis It was quality versus quantity as Mobridge-Pollock dominated event titles, but Aberdeen Roncalli won both divisions at the Early Bird Meet at Tiger Stadium on Thursday. Mobridge-Pollock won 10 events (Tigers eight, Lady Tigers two), but finished second in the boys’ division and fourth in the girls’ division. The Aberdeen Roncalli boys outscored the Tigers 153 to […]

John Hohl worked for United Airlines

Mass of Christian Burial for John Hohl, 78, of Mobridge, was held Saturday, April 6, 2013, at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church. Burial was in Mobridge City Cemetery under the direction of Kesling Funeral Home of Mobridge. John passed away Tuesday, April 2, 2013, at Mobridge Regional Hospital. John Richard Hohl was born on June 25, 1934, in Mobridge to Joseph […]

Edwin Stroh’s woodwork raffled many years at bazaar

  Funeral services for Edwin Stroh, 99, of Mobridge, were held Saturday, April 6, 2013, at Trinity Lutheran Church in Mobridge. Burial followed at Greenwood Cemetery under the direction of Stout Family Funeral Home of Mobridge. Edwin passed away March 30, 2013, at Golden LivingCenter in Mobridge. Edwin Stroh was born in Venturia, N.D., to Jacob and Lydia (Retzer) Stroh […]

It’s never dull at Golden Living

By Betty Street A small, brown dog with a tail curling up over her back trails behind Jan Lawrence at the Golden LivingCenter in Mobridge wherever she goes—to visit with a resident, attend a staff meeting or work in the office she shares with Terry Walking Elk. Casey is the little Pom-Poo’s name and she’s friendly and obedient. She belonged […]

Goal is to make powwow a full community event

By Peg Wunder Tonya Hertel, who works with the Lakota Education Program at Mobridge-Pollock School, presented a program to Rotary, Monday, April 8, about the upcoming powwow at the school. The event will be held at the Mobridge-Pollock High School gym on Saturday, April 20. Tonya is in charge of the Lakota education program at school. She said that the […]

Freshmen show projects at second Science Fair

By Jay Davis The second annual Science Fair “Everything Under the Sun” was held in the Mobridge-Pollock High School Commons on Wednesday, April 3. Forty-five freshmen presented exhibits they had been working on since the beginning of the school year. Judges were Diane Dady, Jason Jungwirth, Dan Jung, John Villbrandt, Marlys Jundt and Dr. Lagaly. Listed are the students who […]

School board considers junior kindergarten

– By Katie Zerr   The Mobridge-Pollock School Board Monday, April 8, heard member Jane Looyenga discuss her research on the possibility of establishing a junior kindergarten class at Freeman-Davis School. These programs are established in 156 schools statewide. Junior kindergarten is a class for students who are at least five-years old with curriculum designed to meet the individual learning […]

KATIE ZERR: City pledges this pool will be built

When there are issues that impact the community like the opt out to fund a new outdoor aquatics center in Mobridge, it seems nearly shameful that those it might have impacted didn’t make an effort to become informed about what was going to happen or vote on the issue. For whatever the reason, the meager percentage of voters who did […]

JAY DAVIS: Proposed changes will be better for only the few

I fear that something is being lost in South Dakota high school sports. Year by year we are losing the spirit of competition. Not in the sense that you may think. It is not the student/athletes. They are fine. Their desire to compete is as strong as it has ever been. What is going by the wayside is the opportunity […]


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