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Council hears supplement ordinance

-By Katie Zerr The Mobridge City Council on Monday, Dec. 2, approved the first reading of the 2013 Supplemental Appropriations. Chief Finance Officer Heather Beck is out of the office, but left a detailed explanation of the ordinance for the council to approve. She also noted for the council that these numbers will change before the final reading on Dec. […]

Wrestlers open in Ft. Pierre on Saturday

By Jay Davis The Tiger wrestling team opens the winter sports schedule at the Stanley County Tournament on Saturday in Ft. Pierre. The Tigers start the season 12 strong with a mix of veterans and new blood. “We have our core kids,” said coach Spencer Novotny. “We’ll be looking to them for leadership.” That core includes two wrestlers who competed […]

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Please not the change of date for Santa land and the area children’s Christmas party. Because of a conflict with events scheduled at Scherr-Howe Event Center Santa’s visit to Mobridge scheduled for Saturday, Dec. 7,  has been postponed until Saturday, Dec. 21, from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m.

Mohr: Federal inmates will pay for jail

-By Katie Zerr The addition of a new jail building could house federal prisoners for the U.S. Marshals Service and, according to Walworth County Sheriff Duane Mohr, pay for the new building and the daily operation of the jail. Mohr said the proposed 32-bed addition to replace the more than 100-year-old portion of the current jail could be used to […]

KATIE ZERR: Nothing’s happening doesn’t apply here

A common thread in small towns is the answer given when a resident is asked, “What’s going on?” The common answer is “Nothing ever happens here.” That might have been true before the advances in technology. Our worlds are wide open now in most areas of this country. Anything can happen anywhere at any time. Mobridge is a prime example […]

JAY DAVIS: Putting 10,000 in perspective

In trying to put Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson’s feat of reaching the 10,000-yard mark into perspective, the only thing I could come up with is that it is Walter Payton-esque. I am reminded of Walter Payton because of team similarity, not player likeness. For a lot of Payton’s career, he did just as Peterson has been doing the […]

New job is good for family

By Sandy Bond As a longtime employee of Mobridge Regional Hospital and Clinics, Jennifer Harter has always felt a calling to help others. Now she feels extremely fulfilled as she is training to be a pharmacy technician at Family Pharmacy’s clinic location. “It’s one of the best things that ever happened to our family,” she said. The daughter of David […]

Love of animals leads Annie to career as a vet assistant

 By Sandy Bond   Annie Maciejewski was a vision in white, as she and Rason Walker were united forever in marriage. But when Annie wed Rason, a fourth-generation farmer and rancher, West River got blasted with an autumn blizzard on Oct. 5. Just across the river to the east, there was only a dusting. “It was a small wedding anyway,” […]

Virginia Tucker dies Nov. 26 at 101 years

Funeral services for Virginia Tucker, 101, of Mobridge, will be held Thursday, Dec. 5, 2013, at United Congregational Church in Mobridge. Burial will be at Selby Memorial Gardens under the direction of Kesling Funeral Home of Mobridge. Visitation will begin at 9:30 a.m. on Thursday. Virginia passed away Tuesday, Nov. 26, 2013, at Good Samaritan Center in Selby. Virginia Elizabeth […]

Ed Sprenger had passion for music

Edwin Sprenger, 84, formerly of Dupree, passed away Friday, Nov. 15, 2013. Edwin, or Ed as he was known to his friends, was born to Dorothea Schnabel Sprenger and Friedrich Fred Sprenger in Wishek, N.D., on Jan. 22, 1919. He moved to Dupree when his was six. Ed met his wife, Clara Frankfurth, at a dance and they were married […]


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