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Britton beats Cardinals with late rally

By Jay Davis Britton broke away from a seven-inning pitching duel to beat the Cardinals 10-5 at Legion Memorial Field on Wednesday. The game was tied at 1-1 after seven innings. Britton moved ahead with three runs in the eighth inning and broke the game open with a six-run rally in the ninth. Late inning errors by the Cardinal defense […]

Madison Rau to race barrels at national finals

By Jay Davis   Mobridge-Pollock freshman Madison Rau is headed to the National High School Finals Rodeo. Rau earned her berth on the South Dakota national team as a barrel racer. She had a strong showing at the South Dakota High School Finals Rodeo in Belle Fourche over the weekend. Rau, and horse Piper, raced to sixth in the first […]

Pet store offers lots of ‘stuff’

By Betty Street Are you looking for a four-pawed companion for yourself or to teach your children responsibility, or perhaps an ornamental fish? Do you need a regulator or colorful gravel for an aquarium? A cat toy, pet door, or a book on training your new puppy? Maybe you want a colorful collar, lead, pet sweater or even a stuffed […]

Slater awarded scholarship by Avera St. Luke’s Auxiliary

By Travis Svihovec Callie Slater, a 2013 graduate of Mobridge-Pollock High School, is one of five area high school seniors to be awarded a $500 scholarship by Avera St. Luke’s Auxiliary. Callie is the daughter of Kent and Kristi Slater of Mobridge. She plans to attend the University of South Dakota in Vermillion and major in health sciences and occupational […]

Post office mural holds history

By Sandy Bond If a picture is worth a thousand words, the six-foot by 12-foot oil on canvas mural on the north wall of the lobby of the Mobridge Post Office, “Return From The Fields” by Elof Wedin, speaks volumes. Dakota bluffs comprise the backdrop, and the muted images transport us back in time to a gentler era. You can […]

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Law enforcement officials Tuesday, June 25, spotted a tornado at 8 p.m., five miles northeast of Java or 11 miles northeast of Selby moving east at 10 mph. Walworth County Deputy Shawn Fox reported two landowners saw the tornado touchdown, but there were no reports of damage. Fox said the storm did contain up to golf ball sized hail, but no one […]

Changes will add to Fourth of July celebration

– By Katie Zerr  Mobridge residents and visitors are getting ready to celebrate Independence Day with family and class reunions, picnics, fireworks and of course the Sitting Bull Stampede Rodeo and parades. This year’s celebration will feature three performances of the world-famous Sitting Bull Stampede, two parades and extra days of both the Mac’s  Carnival and  using fireworks. Mac’s Carnival […]

Weather delays Grand Crossing project

– By Katie Zerr  Rains in May and June that have breathed life into the area pastures and fields have caused problems for crews working to update Grand Crossing. According to South Dakota Department of Transportation Engineer John Villbrandt of the Mobridge office, the weather conditions have set the project back about three weeks. On Monday, June 24, Vilbrandt said […]

KATIE ZERR: Where do we draw the racism line?

The revelation this week that the Food Network’s southern belle Paula Deen  had used a racial slur and had at one time considered a plantation style wedding with an all black serving staff shouldn’t have surprised anyone. Deen was raised in a different South, where it has taken a very long time for some Southerners to let go of what […]

JAY DAVIS: Cubs do son a favor and release Marmol

Tuesday was a good day for my 12-year-old. Well, it was good for me, because I just might get to have someone to watch Cubs games with again. That is because the Cubs finally parted ways with embattled reliever Carlos Marmol. The team finally decided they had had enough of his inconsistencies and designated Marmol of assignment. When a veteran […]


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