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Robin Sonsteby uses greenhouse experience in garden

By Sandy Bond Many of us tomato lovers have either planted tomato plants in the garden or have found it impossible to get coordinates straight with Mother Nature. We may have simply resigned ourselves to a summer with store-bought tomatoes, sometimes as flavorful and appealing as grandma’s bowl of plastic fruit from the 1950s. But never fear. “It is not […]

‘Borch’ Borchers dies in Pennsylvania

Hartley A. “Borch” Borchers, 92, of the North Washington section of Washington Township, passed away Saturday, June 15, 2013, at Woodhaven Care Center in Monroeville, Pa. Born Nov. 9, 1920, in Britton, he was the son of the late Alfred and Jeanne (Axtell) Borchers. Borch resided in Mobridge until he moved to North Washington, where he lived the past 16 […]

Jim Kuehn led R.C. Journal newsroom for 37 years

(This obituary was prepared by Jim Kuehn’s family. It originally appeared in the Rapid City Journal on June 12.) James Marshall “Jim” Kuehn died Monday, June 10, 2013, at a local nursing home. A native of Mobridge and educated in South Dakota, James Marshall Kuehn spent his 37-year daily newspaper career with the Rapid City Journal. After receiving a B.S. […]

Bill Schilling dies

Bill Jay (Billy Jay) Schilling, 69, was born Sept. 21, 1943, in Bremerton, Wash., and passed away on June 14, 2013, in Billings, Mont. Bill grew up in the Akaska and Mobridge area. He attended school in Selby and Mobridge and later at a trade school in Aberdeen for auto mechanics. He worked in many fields before starting his painting […]

Doug Kraft was a renaissance man

Mass of Christian Burial for Doug Kraft, 39, of Timber Lake, was held Thursday, June 13, 2013, at the Timber Lake School Gym. Burial was in the Kraft Family Cemetery under the direction of Kesling Funeral Home of Mobridge. Doug passed away Thursday, June 6, 2013, near Ludlow. Douglas Henry Kraft was born Feb. 28, 1974, in McLaughlin, to Jack […]

Technical writer uses skills to create proposals, biz plans

Elizabeth “Liz” Rich is a freelance writer who recently moved to Mobridge. However, Liz doesn’t write articles for popular magazines; she freelances in the technical field. If you need a business plan typed up, contact Liz Rich. If you need a grant proposal, a template for charity fundraising, feasibility study, technical proposal, technical documents, employee manual, instructional booklet, how-to paper, […]

Rau wins barrels at Major James McLaughlin Rodeo

By Jay Davis Madison Rau of Mobridge warmed up for the state high school finals by winning the barrel racing at the Major James McLaughlin Rodeo in McLaughlin on Saturday and Sunday. Rau ran the barrels in 15.69 seconds. Her fast time was worth $492. Shelby Vinson of Worthing was second and Kailee Webb of Isabel was third. Area racers […]

Henderson, Gemar win USAFT Junior Olympics meet

By Jay Davis Landyn Henderson and Steph Gemar won events at the USATF Junior Olympics Dakotas Track and Field Meet at Swisher Complex in Aberdeen on June 8. Henderson won the 200 and 400-meter dash in the 9-10 girls division. She won the 200 at 33.8 seconds. Runner-up Christina Furula of Aberdeen ran a 34.4. Henderson ran a 1:15.9 to […]

Cooling Off

Water projects top council discussion

By Katie Zerr –   Mobridge Water Department Manager Brad Milliken requested the council approve a request for $5,000 to begin the process of replacing the clarifier at the wastewater plant. Milliken said he would like to budget for the replacement work in 2014 and he needs to get the ball rolling on the project. The money is for an […]


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