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With the opening of school today (Wednesday,) the Mobridge Police Department is urging drivers to use caution especially with all of the ongoing construction. With students walking to school, the limit driving space also means limited visibility. Police Chief Justin Jungwirth asks that drivers obey all speed limits and use extra caution while construction is ongoing in the city.

MHS grads win Couples Tourney

By Jay Davis A pair of Mobridge High School graduates returned to their hometown to win the Northside Flowers/DQ Couples Alternate Shot and Best Ball Golf Tournament at Oahe Hills Golf Course on Saturday. Former Tigers Bobbi (Scherr) Whitmore, of Rockledge, Fla., and Bill Scherr of Glenview, Ill., won the tournament by four strokes. The brother-sister combo dominated the field […]

Golfers start sports season in Milbank

By Jay Davis The Tiger golf team will start the 2013-14 Mobridge-Pollock High School sports season when they tee off at the Milbank Invitational tomorrow. “I’m excited,” said coach Jason Weisbeck. “We’ve got a good mix of upper and lower classmen and a good mix of talent and potential.” Seniors Tyler Villbrandt, Eric Looyenga and Mitch Heumiller and junior David […]

Harry Opsahl was longtime banker in Mobridge

Harold (Harry) Vernon Opsahl, 63, of Carpenter and formerly of Mobridge, died on Monday night, Aug. 12, 2013, at Sanford/USD Medical Center in Sioux Falls, following a sudden illness. Funeral services were held on Saturday, Aug. 17, 2013, at the Carpenter United Methodist Church. Burial will follow in the Richland Cemetery, rural Carpenter. Visitation will be from 5 p.m. to […]

Mary Lu Geraets worked at MDU for 35 years

Mary Lu Geraets, 86, of Estelline and formerly of Mobridge, passed away Monday, Aug. 12, 2013, at Estelline Nursing and Care Center. Mass of Christian Burial was held on Saturday, Aug. 17, 2013, at St. Francis de Sales Catholic Church in Estelline. Visitation will be Friday from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the church with a liturgical wake service […]

Minnie Geigle taught country school

Funeral service for Minnie Geigle, 94, of Strasburg, N.D., and formerly of Pollock, were held Wednesday, Aug. 21, 2013, at Pollock Lutheran Church. Burial was in Kvernes Cemetery south of Pollock. Minnie died Thursday, Aug. 15, 2013, at the Strasburg Care Center. Minnie Irene Geigle was born July 7, 1919, on her parents’ farm south of Pollock. She was the […]

She won’t make sushi again

By Betty Street Michelle Sandmeier, who lives in Glenham, was born and grew up in Mobridge. She came from a large family—one of seven children—and has lots of relatives in this region. Both of her parents were from Campbell County. Michelle works at One World as a client relations manager. That means she is a liaison between One World clients […]

Jesse Fonkert interns in D.C.

Courtesy of Augustana College, Chi Ngo “The Augie Advantage” tagline is one that still resonates with students today. Augie Advantages can be the dining room’s “Augie Bowl” (a classic dish featuring mashed potatoes, chicken and gravy), having coffee with your professors, or meeting people from all over the world on the College’s 100-acre campus. The Augie Advantage can even take […]

Bolduan, Lady Tigers approaching milestone wins

By Jay Davis Entering her 10th year at the helm, Lady Tiger volleyball coach Keri Bolduan is about to reach an important milestone. With the first win of the year, Bolduan will hit the 200-win plateau. And that, folks, is pretty impressive. Bolduan is 199-80 since taking over the volleyball program in 2004. She has had just one losing season […]

Curb and gutter start of the ‘End of Line’ project

By Katie Zerr – Seeing the basic design for the South Dakota State University (SDSU) student project at Wrigley Square Monday, Aug. 19, the Mobridge City Council approved moving forward with the project. Professor Brian Rex, head of the architecture department at SDSU, presented a basic design for what is being called the End of Line Project (in reference to […]


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