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Walworth County’s history preserved in postcards

By Sandy Bond The soft black and ivory photographic images are frozen in time. The artistic swirl of cursive writing, penning a heartfelt, “wish you were here,” from ink flowing from the nib of a fountain pen. The crisp visage of our first U.S. President on a stamp. There are innumerable things about “penny postcards” that endear them to many […]

4-H shooters are great chefs

By Betty Street Tyler and Bradley Lebeda, grandsons of Herb and Joyce McClellan of Mobridge and sons of Larry and Kym (McClellan) Lebeda of Presho, S.D., are getting ready for their county 4-H Achievement Day with projects they have worked on for the past year. Tyler will be a freshman and Bradley a sixth-grader in the Lyman school system. Both […]

Joyce Matheny had long career with Lutheran church

Funeral services for Joyce Matheny, 85, of Mobridge, were held Saturday, July 27, 2013, at Sacred Word Lutheran Church. Inurnment will be at a later date. Kesling Funeral Home of Mobridge is in charge of the arrangements. Joyce passed away Sunday, July 21, 2013, at Golden LivingCenter in Mobridge. Joyce Matheny was born Ellen Joyce Backhaus on Sept. 27, 1927, […]

Butch DeSart wore many hats

Funeral services for Wayne “Butch” DeSart, 70, of Mobridge and formerly of Aberdeen, will be held Saturday, Aug. 3, 2013, at Kesling Funeral Home in Mobridge. Burial will be at Greenwood Cemetery under the direction of Kesling Funeral Home. Lunch will follow at the American Legion. Visitation will be from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Friday at the funeral […]

Jeri ‘Tyke’ Fiedler loved family gatherings

Funeral services for Jeri Diane “Tyke” Fiedler, 73, of Glenham, will be held Thursday, Aug. 1, 2013, at 11 a.m. at Zion Lutheran Church with Pastor Seth Georgson officiating. Burial will be in the Glenham Cemetery under the direction of Kesling Funeral Home of Mobridge. Public visitation will be at Zion Lutheran Church at 5 p.m. with a prayer service […]

Dale Travis dies in Wisconsin

Dale Emery Travis, 94, of Stevens Point, Wis., passed away peacefully with family at his side on Wed., July 10, 2013, at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Marshfield, Wis. Dale, or “Curly” as he was known to his many friends, was born on Dec. 28, 1918, in Mobridge to LeRoy and Lucinda (Charles) Travis. Dale and his brother Roland were raised […]

Ball Five: Coming to grips with instant replay

By Jay Davis I am basically an old school guy. I still don’t like the designated hitter. I believe that football teams should run the ball and stop the run. Home teams should wear white at home in baseball and basketball and on the road in football. I wonder what good it is to make three-pointers when you can’t make […]

Alyssa Droog leads two motocross classes

By Jay Davis Mobridge motocross racer Alyssa Droog is back at it, having another successful season racing in the North Dakota Motocross Association. Droog is racing against the guys in the 250 C and Open C classes. She leads the season standings in both classes. Droog has rung up 360 points in 250 C. She leads Tanner Theis of New […]

Annual demo derby is Saturday

By Jay Davis Demolition derby fans will have plenty of local drivers to cheer for at the Mobridge Demolition Derby on Saturday. The 4-person/4-car team derby will feature seven drivers from Mobridge, along with drivers from Glenham, Mound City and Bowdle among the nine teams. Rockin’ the Beer Gut is Mobridge drivers Josh Fischer, Aaron Fischer, Wade Sandland and Darin […]