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Trent Hammer leads NDMA 450 B Class

By Jay Davis Mobridge sophomore-to-be Trent Hammer leads one class and is ranked third in another in the North Dakota Motocross Association circuit. Hammer leads the 450 B Class with a season total of 394 points. With five races remaining he has a slight four-point lead over Casey Stone of Surry, N.D. Hammer is ranked third in Open B Class […]

Driver wins fourth straight derby title

By Jay Davis If anyone wants to be the winner of the Mobridge Demolition Derby, it seems all roads lead through Jeff Swanson of Aberdeen. Swanson led Team Black and Maroon to first place at the Mobridge derby on Saturday. The win makes Swanson a four-time champion. Joining Swanson on the winning team are Shay Waldon and Dukey Skroch of […]

Exploding sweet potato balls earn Lynn a blue ribbon

By Betty Street The South Dakota State Fair Special Foods judge declared Lynn Kuehl’s (she was Lynn McClellan then) 4-H recipe for sweet potato balls a blue ribbon winner as far as taste was concerned. Grading their appearance was another story, however. In this baking contest, two people shared each oven; and Lynn’s competitor kept opening and closing the oven […]

KATIE ZERR: They will know they are not alone

There are times that being the editor of a local newspaper is one of the toughest jobs one could imagine. This is one of those weeks. As I returned from vacation on Saturday night, I was refreshed and ready to dive into this week’s paper. What started out as enthusiasm was quickly tempered by a parade of sad and heart […]

JAY DAVIS: Baseball taking steps to rid game of PEDs

Major League Baseball has taken its most important step yet in trying to do away with performance enhancing drugs (PEDs) with suspensions of 14 players, including star players Alex Rodriguez and Ryan Braun. While Braun took all the early headlines when he accepted his suspension and had to surrender the rest of this season (and about $52,000 a game), Rodriguez […]

‘Bowdle Boys’ perform for the love of music

By Sandy Bond With a passion for music, friends from the Bowdle area, Rick Boschee, Curt Bollinger, Derrick Walz, Brennen Bollinger and Margie Bobby, continue to make sweet music together as The Bowdle Boys. Their rendition of favorites span the decades, from the ‘40s through today; their repertoire is eclectic with everything from gospel to the greats and everything in […]

Accident injures four Selby residents

– By Katie Zerr   Four Selby residents were involved in a one-vehicle accident Monday, Aug. 5, near Hayes. Keith Lemburg, 78, Marjorie Lemburg, 78, Viola Lemburg, 74, and Anita Mindt, 78, all of Selby, have been transported to a Sioux Falls hospital. According to the South Dakota Highway Patrol, the accident was reported about 4:45 p.m. Monday on U.S. […]

Irna Stienecker was accomplished musician

Memorial services for Irna A. Stienecker, 96, of Rockford, Ill., and formerly of Mobridge, will be held Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2013, at the UCC Church in Mobridge. Inurnment will be at Greenwood Cemetery under the direction of Kesling Funeral Home of Mobridge. Irna passed away Thursday, May 2, 2013, in her home. Irna was born Oct. 19, 1916, in Herreid, […]

Mobridge man drowns in Lake Oahe

– By Katie Zerr An avid outdoorsman and angler, Mobridge resident Danilo (Dan) Figuracion, drowned in Lake Oahe Friday, Aug. 2, as a result of a boating accident. According to a report from the Corson County Sheriff’s Office, at around 8:20 a.m. Mountain Time (MDT), on Friday, a caller reported a possible boating accident on the west end of the […]

Frank Selzler burned tons of welding rods

Mass of Christian Burial for Frank Selzler, 85, of Mobridge, was held Friday, Aug. 2, 2013, at St. Joseph Catholic Church. Burial was in Greenwood Cemetery under the direction of Kesling Funeral Home of Mobridge. Frank passed away Monday, July 29, 2013, at Golden LivingCenter in Mobridge. Frank was born Nov. 20, 1927, to Frank and Magdalena (Schmaltz) Selzler in […]


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