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Nick Larson paces Wolverines at Ipswich relays

By Jay Davis Finally getting a chance to perform outside, the athletes in northern South Dakota did not waste any time. The state-qualifying standard was met 48 times at the Ipswich Tiger Relays on Saturday. Nick Larson of Herreid-Selby Area had a huge day. Larson won the 100 and 200-meter dash and finished both in state-qualifying times. His time of […]

Lady Tigers win going away at first meet

By Jay Davis It took until two days before May, but the spring golf season finally got underway with the Mobridge-Pollock Invitational at Oahe Hills Golf Course on Monday. The Lady Tigers got off on the right foot, dominating a small field of players. With Aundrea Kramer, Chelsy Hoffman and Emily Dale finishing 1-2-3, the Lady Tigers beat runner-up Ipswich […]

Relay team sets two Black Hills Track Classic records

By Jay Davis The Tigers made a lot of noise at the Black Hills Track Classic in Sturgis on Saturday. The Tigers set two relay records on the track and Daniel Roberts swept his events in the field. The team of Cody Schaefbauer, Austin Borah, Mitch Heumiller and Mason Keller put their names in the Classic record books with a […]

Heather’s talents don’t stop with housecleaning business

By Betty Street Heather Fiddler is a petite woman, but she works swiftly and thoroughly at the business she created several years ago, Heather’s Housekeeping. In fact, word-of-mouth advertising has increased her number of clients to the point where her schedule is becoming nearly full. Heather doesn’t limit her offerings at house cleaning. She and soon-to-be husband Derick Kraft also […]

Kingman homesteads, helps settle Walworth Co.

By Sandy Bond In the early part of the 21st century the county of Walworth was alive with patriotic fervor. The communities of Selby and Java were celebrating their centennials in June of 2000, and in 2002, the Walworth County Veterans Memorial was dedicated on the courthouse grounds. At that time, Sheryl Stroh was employed as custodian at the Walworth […]

Regan Stoick places fifth in poetry contest

Submitted Story Mobridge-Pollock fourth-grader Regan Stoick, daughter of Josh and Heather Stoick of Mobridge, took fifth place in POET Biorefining’s annual POET Tree contest as part of the “South Dakota Road Trip” curriculum. Students who took part in the South Dakota Road Trip submitted nature-themed poems in recognition of Arbor Day and National Poetry month, which is April. Regan’s entry […]

Ronda Todd put faith first

Ronda Todd, 59, of Pierre, passed away April 23, 2013, at home surrounded by her family. Funeral services were held Saturday, April 27, 2013, at New Life Assembly of God Church in Pierre. Interment was at Riverside Cemetery. Ronda Lou was born to Richard and Lois (Hutchison) Warner in Alva, Okla., joining one sister and two brothers with a younger […]

Cheryl Wolfburg dies

Cheryl I. Wolfburg, formerly Cheryl (Martin) Oren, 67, of Gayville, passed away Monday, April 1, 2013, at her home. Memorial services were held Friday, April 5, 2013, at the Opsahl-Kostel Funeral Chapel in Yankton. Honorary urn bearers were Tiffany and Tara Oren, Kyle, Thad and Hadley Fermite and Leah and Andrew Oren. Cheryl was born in April 24, 1945, to […]

Alma Slater adored her grandchildren

Memorial services for Alma Slater, 77, of Mobridge, were held Saturday, April 27, 2013, at Trinity Lutheran Church. Inurnment was at Redeemer Lutheran Cemetery in McLaughlin under the direction of Kesling Funeral Home of Mobridge. Alma passed away Wednesday, April 24, 2013, at Mobridge Regional Hospital. Alma was born on May 27, 1935, north of McLaughlin on the family farm […]

KATIE ZERR: Democracy depends on exchange of ideas

Wikipedia defines democracy as a form of government in which all eligible citizens have an equal say in the decisions that affect their lives. Democracy allows eligible citizens to participate equally, either directly or through elected representatives, in the proposal, development, and creation of laws. It encompasses social, economic and cultural conditions that enable the free and equal practice of […]


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