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Four-day school week to be researched

By Katie Zerr – The Mobridge-Pollock School Board on Monday, Nov. 11, asked Superintendent Tim Frederick to explore the pros and cons of a four-day school week and if it would work for the district. Board President Harry “Bingo” Kindt, told the board it is time to explore the idea and if it is worth further consideration and to set […]

Senate Bill 70: Is there a need for new jail now?

By Katie Zerr – (Editor’s note: The following is a second in a series of stories related to the a proposed new jail in Walworth County. There will be others addressing the policy and legislative changes in South Dakota and what it means to Walworth County and how the residents feel about spending $4 million on a new jail, in […]

KATIE ZERR: Some deserve help, others, not so much

As West River ranchers face the financial burden of livestock loss that occurred during the October blizzard, members of Congress are pushing hard for a Farm Bill to help those in need. For the most part, a working Farm Bill is a necessity. That is just the reality of our nation at this time. There are many reforms needed, but […]

JAY DAVIS: I know so much about 11B football

I didn’t do too badly in picking Saturday’s football semifinal games. The plus is I went 10-4. The minus is I went 0-2 in Class 11B, the division I should know the most about. I am going to take the asterisk that goes along with the fact I mentioned that I SHOULD have been taking Canton and Parkston. That’s why […]

McIntosh upsets Timber Lake in District 15B championship

By Jay Davis McIntosh used home court advantage to shock top seed Timber Lake 3-2 and win the District 15B championship in McIntosh on Thursday. After battling back and forth and trading wins for four sets, 15 points was not enough to decide the district winner. Set five was tied at 15-15 and 16-16 before the Tigers strung together two […]

Herreid-Selby Area sweeps Ipswich to win district

By Jay Davis Herreid-Selby Area scored the deciding points in three close sets to sweep Ipswich 3-0 and win the District 3B championship in Selby on Friday. All three sets came down to the wire. Herreid-Selby Area won set one 25-22 and set two 26-24 before closing out the match with a 25-22 win in set three. Haylee Biel played […]

Lady Tiger season ends with Miller loss

By Jay Davis The Lady Tigers’ quest for a fifth straight state tournament ended with a 3-0 loss to Miller in the Region 6A Volleyball Tournament in Miller on Thursday. The Rustlers downed the Lady Tigers 25-18 in set one. They really took over for a 25-7 win in set two and then put an end to the Mobridge-Pollock season […]

Wolverines upend Sully Buttes for 2B title

By Jay Davis Tic-tac-toe, make it three in a row! The Herreid-Selby Area Wolverines captured their third straight region title, taking down Sully Buttes 3-1 in Onida on Tuesday. The Wolverines started hot and won the first match 25-16. The Chargers bounced back for a 25-19 win in set two. Herreid-Selby Area found its groove again to win set three […]

Bonnie LaPlant loved family holidays

Bonnie R. LaPlant, 50, of Timber Lake, passed away Nov. 6, 2013, from complications of a stroke in 2007. At her request, no service will be held. A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date. Bonnie was born in Ainsworth, Neb., to Lyel and Cleo (Brown) LaPlant. She attended school in Timber Lake and graduated from Timber […]

Patricia Thares stopped teaching to raise her seven children

Funeral services for Patricia F. Thares, 85, of Timber Lake, were held Monday, Nov. 11, 2013, at United Parish in Timber Lake. Burial was in Timber Lake Cemetery under the direction of Kesling Funeral Home of Mobridge. Patricia passed away Nov. 6, 2013, at Mobridge Regional Hospital. Patricia was born on Oct. 19, 1928, in Mobridge to Fred Sr. and […]


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