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Cardinals play 28 innings of baseball in Britton

By Jay Davis The Mobridge Cardinals had as long a baseball day as a team can have in Britton on Sunday. In completing one game and playing two more, the Cards were on the field for 28 innings. Unfortunately, all three games were losses. Britton beat the Cardinals 9-5 in the regularly scheduled game. “It wasn’t too bad,” said player/manager […]

Adult obesity levels are growing in Walworth and surrounding counties

Obesity is on the rise in South Dakota, especially in the  counties of  Walworth, Dewey and Corson, which are low in the rankings that reflect the overall health of the population. 30 percent of South Dakota’s adult population is obese. The adult populations of the surrounding counties are more than 13 percent higher. According to the County Health Rankings website, […]

Kelsey Crouse:Teenagers feel invisible online

Before the age of social networking parents warned their children about sexual predators in the world, cautioning them to never get in a car with a stranger, walk in a group if you have to walk at night, and always have someone with you even in the daylight. The danger was quite real because there was no buffer, no shield […]

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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 of 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 $2040 in […]

Chamber putting a spark back in Crazy Days

–Kelsey Crouse– Over the past several years the Crazy Days event has withered away, turning into a few stores offering sales hardly worthy of being called an event. The Mobridge Chamber of Commerce wanted to put the spark back into Crazy Days this year Saturday Aug, 3 with games, contest, sidewalk venders and sales. The day starts at 8:30 a.m. […]

S.D. possible minimum wage raise could affect local businesses, and their younger employees

–Kelsey Crouse– The South Dakota Democratic Party along with a few unions announced that they would push for a 2014 ballot that would raise the state’s minimum wage from $7.25 to $8.50 an hour. The proposal is meant to put more money in the hands of state’s poorest workers and help the circulation. If the bill is passed, how would […]

Hunt, Frazier place at rodeo nationals

By Jay Davis Jana Hunt of Dupree and Jake Frazier of White Horse had top 20 finishes at the National High School Rodeo Finals held in Rock Springs, Wyo., July 14 through 20. Hunt finished 16th in the pole bending average. She was sixth in the first go with a time of 20.676 seconds. Her second go time of 20.122 […]

Cooks keep local seniors fed

By Betty Street Peggy Jackson sold her restaurant in Mobridge, The Wheel, in 2004, but said she “couldn’t get the hospitality out of my blood.” Now Peggy is going on six years as head cook for the Mobridge Senior Meals Program. The Mobridge Senior Meals Program is one of three separate concerns that operate out of the Senior Citizens Center. […]

Biebers host crew of ‘Best of America by Horseback’

By Sandy Bond The gentle creak of a well-worn saddle, the jangle of harness fittings, and the soft footfalls of mountain ponies on a trail once trod by the ponies of indigenous people centuries before-they are all part of the “The Best of America by Horseback,” “America’s favorite trail riding television show.” “You can choose your friends,” it is said, […]

Mickelson was born with pitchfork in one hand and shovel in the other

Funeral services for Martin Mickelson, 81, of Mound City, were held Saturday, July 20, 2013, at Norway Lutheran Church, rural Glenham. Burial followed at Norway Lutheran Cemetery under the direction of Kesling Funeral Home of Mobridge. Martin passed away Monday, July 15, 2013, at Mobridge Regional Hospital. Martin Gilbert Mickelson was born Oct. 11, 1931, to Michael and Bertina (Rufdal) […]


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