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Steph Gemar takes first at Jr. Olympics

–Kelsey Crouse– With a top discus throw of 136 feet, 1 inch, Steph Gemar took first at the Region 8 USA Track and Field Junior Olympics on July 6. The win earned Gemar a chance to compete at USA National Junior Olympic Track and Field Championships in Greensboro, N.C., at the end of July. That competition is for the the […]

KATIE ZERR: Laws are in place for good reason

Laws are laws and apply to everyone, despite what happens in some media-hyped trials. In order to live in a free country, we must obey the laws. Not just those that are felonies, but those misdemeanor laws that are on the books because they have a purpose. Laws are made to keep the general population safe. In our community, many […]

Hanson steps into new role as ambulance director

-Sandy Bond – Charles (Chuck) Hanson, after spending the last last 10 years serving his community in various positions, has taken over as manager of the Mobridge Ambulance Service. Serving a 30-mile radius, Mobridge Ambulance responds to 700 plus emergency calls each year. Hanson has been an EMT for Selby and Mobridge Ambulances after serving as a volunteer firefighter in […]

Program changes allow Thrivent to extend services to more people

– Submitted – The local Walworth County chapter of Thrivent Financial for Lutherans holds an annual meeting in November for election of officers and to provide its members with information and education. One responsibility of the board is to help make decisions regarding the disbursement of the $3,200 for this year’s Care Abounds in Communities Program. Thrivent Financial for Lutherans […]

Best recipes aren’t on paper

–Betty Street– Charlotte Lewis enjoys cooking and she loves cooking for a crowd. However, she has to wait until one or both of her sons and their families come home for a visit before she can prepare those old favorites. Son Brad generally requests chicken and dumplings (frozen bread dough for the dumplings). She uses a bit of this and […]

Couples Walleye Tourney raises $3,000 for Outdoor 101 Project

–Kelsey Crouse– Blake and Elizabeth Ketterling of Aberdeen are the winners of the 2013 Mobridge Couples Walleye Tourney that took place Saturday, July 15. The couple caught six fish weighing 13.45 lbs, taking home $620 in prize money. This year the couples tourney hosted 46 teams and raised more than $3,000 for the  Outdoor 101 Project. For the past five […]

Ronald Sevrens was involved in his community, collecting

Funeral services for Ronald Sevrens, 69, of Mobridge were held Monday, July 15, at the First Baptist Church in Mobridge. Burial was at the Selby Memorial Gardens under the direction of Kesling Funeral Home of Mobridge. Ron passed away Thursday, July 11, 2013 at the Golden LivingCenter in Mobridge. Ronald E. Sevrens was born on August 9, 1943, in Selby […]

George was a humble, private man

George Dahl, age 75, of Timber Lake passed away Thursday, July 11, 2013 at St. Alexius Hospital in Bismarck. Funeral services will be privately held. He was born Feb. 25, 1938, in Isabel, to Charles and Frances (Douglas) Dahl. George attended elementary school and high school in Isabel before entering the Army in 1955. In 1974 he married Shirley Hofmann, […]

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Taylor Gullickson, 29, of Mobridge was sentenced a five-year prison term Tuesday, July 16, after she pleaded guilty to grand theft from a number of retail establishments in Pierre in December 2012. Judge John Brown suspended the sentence as long as Gullickson successfully completes eight years of probation. He also ordered that Gullickson pay her portion of just over $2040 […]

Agencies continue investigation of recent incidents

By Katie Zerr – The FBI, South Dakota Division of Criminal Investigation (DCI) and the Mobridge Police Department are currently investigating a number of incidents that occurred recently and may be connected. According to Mobridge Police Chief Justin Jungwirth, several incidents, including a burglary at Dady Drug, Sunday, July 7, may be connected and law enforcement are waiting for test […]


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