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Andrea Murri takes on American sports scene

By Jay Davis The game of football can almost be taken for granted here in America. Whether a youngster takes up the game or not, nearly every boy in the U.S. is exposed to the game by the time he learns to look both ways before crossing the street. It wasn’t that way for foreign exchange student Andrea Murri. Tt […]

Wolverines turn things around to earn state berth

By Jay Davis When the team was struggling through a 2-7 stretch in the middle of the season, it was hard to look ahead and see a team that was going to gel and become district and region champions. But that is exactly what the Herreid-Selby Area Wolverines did. The team finished the regular season on a tear with six […]

Wayne Ten Broek was NWLA Dean

Wayne B. Ten Broek, 95, of Waupaca, Wis., and formerly of Mobridge, passed away on Monday, Nov. 11, 2013, at Crystal River Nursing and Rehab Center in Waupaca. Wayne was born in rural North Dakota on April 12, 1918, son of Barney and Ada (Brennecke) Ten Broek. He married Mildred C. Meyer on Oct. 22, 1932, in Milwaukee, Wis. Wayne […]

‘Murph’ was born 100 years too late

James “Murph” Murray, 65, of Leola, entered the spirit world on Saturday, Nov. 16, 2013. Murph was born May 18, 1948, about 100 years too late. He loved wagon trains, mules and the Native American way of life. The happiest two months of his life were spent on the Centennial Trail in 1989 with his beloved Jeanie and two small […]

Irene McNamee helped build warships during WWII

Irene Helen McNamee, 95, passed away Oct. 31, 2013, in Laurel, Mont. Irene was a uniquely independent woman whose life spanned nearly a century. She was born on July 31, 1918, on a homestead in Grant County, N.D., to German immigrants Joseph and Susanna Gross. She learned to speak English at the country school she attended for four years. She […]

‘Fuzzy’ Keller was a builder

Rosary services for Valentine “Fuzzy” Keller, 73, of Mobridge, were held Thursday, Oct. 31, 2013, at St. Joseph Catholic Church. Burial was at Trail City Cemetery under the direction of Kesling Funeral Home of Mobridge. Valentine passed away Monday, Oct. 28, 2013, at Rapid City Regional Hospital. Valentine Keller was born on July 28, 1940, in Mobridge to Martin and […]

Bert Keller loved work with family

Mass of Christian Burial for Albert “Bert” Keller, 56, of Glencross, is Thursday, Nov. 21, 2013, at 11 a.m. at Holy Cross Catholic Church in Timber Lake. Burial will be in the Keller Family Cemetery under the direction of Kesling Funeral Home of Mobridge. Bert passed away Friday, Nov. 15, 2013, at Mobridge Regional Hospital. Albert “Bert” Peter Keller Sr. […]

Mary Cripe, 100, dies

Memorial services for Mary F. Cripe, 100, of Mobridge, will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 23, 2013, at Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church under the direction of Kesling Funeral Home of Mobridge. Mary passed away Saturday, Nov. 16, 2013, at Mobridge Regional Hospital. Mary Francis Cripe was born Aug. 29, 1913, in Streator, Ill., to Mae (Thomas) and […]

Fresh ingredients make the dish

By Sandy Bond With a view of Lake Oahe before her, contrasted with fall foilage, there isn’t a prettier place to work than the new South Dakota Game Fish and Parks building in Mobridge, according to Della Dearborn. Della commutes from north of Timber Lake. Ignoring her cell phone, she enjoys the solitude, watching the changing seasons, the mule deer, […]

Four area homes on Dec. 15 tour

By Katie Zerr The A.H. Brown Library Tour of Homes offers a variety of homes, from historical to nearly new, for this year’s tour. The Holiday Hospitality Tour of Homes will be held on Sunday, Dec. 15 from 1 p.m. until 4 p.m. and include four homes and a raffle for a basket of South Dakota made products. There will […]


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