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Rez Sox claim kickball tourney title

By Jay Davis With an undefeated day, the Rez Sox won the fifth annual Mobridge Co-ed Kickball Tournament at the softball complex on Saturday. The Rez Sox, made up of players from the McLaughlin area, defeated Mobridge team Pitches Be Crazy in the semifinals and again in the championship. Defending champs Jiminy Kickits lost early and fought back to finish […]

Mobridge wins Ryder Cup

By Jay Davis The day was cloudy and drizzly in the morning, but the Mobridge golfers played like the sun was shining all day in dominating Lemmon and Hettinger, N.D., in the annual three-team Ryder Cup at Oahe Hills Golf Course on Saturday. The Mobridge team racked up 357 points during three rounds of competition. Hettinger was a distant second […]

Jerry Olson coached his daughters’ teams

Gerald “Jerry” Olson, 68, of Tolleson, Ariz., and former longtime resident of Sturgis, died unexpectedly on July 26, 2013, at his home. Jerry was born April 11, 1945, in Mobridge to Alf and Luwella (Aman) Olson. He grew up near McLaughlin Jerry served in the U.S. Army from 1965 until 1967. Following his honorable discharge, he moved to Sturgis. He […]

Love of outdoors brought Dan Figuracion to Mobridge

Funeral services for Danilo “Dan” Figuracion, 67, of Mobridge, were held Friday, Aug. 9, 2013, at Family Worship Center. Danilo passed away Friday, Aug. 2, 2013, near Mobridge. Kesling Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements. Danilo Figuracion was born July 30, 1946, at Mexico, Pampanga, Philippines, to Dan and Ely (Tizon) Figuracion. He lived in the Philippines until […]

S.D. obesity rate dropping

By Katie Zerr South Dakota was one of the top states in reducing the percentage of childhood obesity rates, with a drop of more than 1 percent. Others showing this type of decline were Florida, Georgia, Missouri and New Jersey. A new study from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows after years of climbing, childhood obesity rates are […]

Fr. Doyle seeks to improve the lives of many

By Sandy Blond A self-proclaimed “baby priest” and proudly a do-gooder from a long line of do-gooders, Fr. Kevin Doyle is committed to improving the lives of all people in this part of the heartland using 21st century technology. “Although I ignored the call for many years, God had a way of reminding me,” he said, “sometimes in most unconventional […]

KATIE ZERR: How can Fillner still be in office?

Recent revelations that Anthony Wiener has again become involved in yet another sexting scandal were not surprising and bordered on the pathetic. It seems so incredibly stupid after he was given a second chance by his wife and the mother of his child, and the people of New York, that he would go right back to this immature pastime that […]

JAY DAVIS: Two passes first game, so what?

I cannot believe all the hoopla that has surrounded the Vikings after third-year quarterback Christian Ponder played just one series and threw only two passes in the team’s first preseason game on Friday. For the record, Ponder threw one completion and one interception. The pass that was picked off was a bit overthrown, but receiver Jerome Simpson did not do […]

Frederick: Teaching positions could become harder to fill

– By Katie Zerr The Mobridge-Pollock School Board discussed problems the district, as well as others in the state, are having in filling teacher positions. Mobridge-Pollock Superintendent Tim Frederick told the board the district is lucky to have filled the positions they have at the elementary level. He said districts in the eastern corner of the state are having difficulty, […]

New faces will greet MP students next week

–By Travis Svihovec Several new teachers and paraprofessionals have been hired by the Mobridge-Pollock School District for the 2013-14 school year. Marian Beck will teach middle and high school band and seventh-grade music appreciation. She graduated from South Dakota State University in Brookings in May and holds a bachelor’s degree in music education. Beck grew up in rural Sioux Falls […]


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