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Mother Nature cooperating for the tourney

– By Katie Zerr Mother Nature has had a change of heart and is cooperating with Mobridge Area Chamber of Commerce and Tourism Committee officials to create a near perfect environment for the annual ice fishing tournament here Thursday, Friday and Saturday. There are 500 two-person teams registered to fish in the 2014 event, one of the largest ice fishing […]

Fire at Wrangler causes extensive smoke damage

 – By Katie Zerr Mobridge emergency agencies were called to a fire at the Wrangler Inn Friday, Jan. 3, after employees in the kitchen noticed smoke. According to hotel staff at the scene, employees in the kitchen and the lounge area reported smoke at about 6:15 p.m. The restaurant and lounge area are located on the second floor of the […]

Democracy depends on citizen involvement

We live in a democracy in which the people are supposed to have a voice in government. We cast ballots for those we feel will represent our  ideals in Washington. Our responsibility does not end there. It is one of our rights as Americans to voice our disapproval of our government and the manner in which issues are handled in […]

Tigers back on court Friday, host Miller

By Jay Davis A make-up date for Friday’s Tigers at Sully Buttes game that was postponed due to icy roads has not yet been decided. After the extended break, the Tigers will have a busy four days starting on Friday when they host the Miller Rustlers as part of a Lady Tigers/Tigers doubleheader. On Saturday, the Tigers and Lady Tigers […]

Fishing Tigers host ice tournament

By Jay Davis The team of Jacob Hepper and Buddy Swanson beat 17 teams to win the MPHS Fishing Tigers Ice Tournament on Saturday. Hepper and Swanson teamed to catch 7.92 pounds of walleye to win $200. They also had the second largest walleye (2.01 pounds), which was good for a Mobridge Chamber coupon book. Troy Stenberg and Lowell Looyenga […]

Sully Buttes too much for MP Lady Tigers

By Jay Davis Class B’s number one team proved to tough to tangle with for the Lady Tigers on Tuesday. The Sully Buttes Chargers raced past Mobridge-Pollock 93-27 at Mobridge-Pollock High School Gymnasium. The Chargers opened the game on a 9-0 run and never looked back, jumping out to a 20-point, 26-6 lead after one quarter. Remi Wientjes scored the […]

Grapplers win two of three in Milbank

By Jay Davis The wrestling Tigers had a successful outing on their first-ever trip to the Milbank Quadrangular, winning two out of three matches. The Tigers ripped Sioux Valley 61-18 and Groton Area 54-22 but succumbed to the Class A hosts 60-15. “We wrestled pretty well,” said coach Spencer Novotny, adding that it was good to see the younger wrestlers […]

Alex aims for culinary school

By Sandy Bond Christmas is the time for aspiring culinary artist Alex Buechler to shine. “I always enjoy trying out new things in the kitchen,” he said. The son of Gene and Joline Buechler, Alex is the youngest of five children, and a junior at Bowdle High School.  The family lives in Java in the same home where his mom […]

Morrison recalls pioneer heritage

By Sandy Bond The eyes of the windowless panes in the old clapboard stagecoach stop mirror its soul. This centenarian has had quite a life. It has seen joy and despair, and if it could talk, it would have quite a few stories to tell. Certainly this must have been a grand home. Legendary KOLY sports commentator Pat Morrison’s grandmother, […]

Roy Appleby dies in California

Roy R. Appleby, 81, died Dec. 10, 2013, in California. Roy Appleby was born to Raymond E. and Florence A. Appleby (Mann) on July 25, 1932, in Mobridge. He had a twin brother, Ray, who preceded Roy in death in 2008. Roy grew up in Mobridge and went to college at the School of Mines and Technology in Rapid City. […]


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