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Council approves pool project, lets bids

At a special meeting Thursday, April 10, the Mobridge City Council began the process of getting a new outdoor swimming pool built in Mobridge. The first step included officially canvassing election results from Tuesday, April 8. The council approved official canvassers of the election to be the four council members at the meeting; Randy Carlson, Tom O’Connell, Amy Cerney and […]

Highway 12 project to continue in May

The South Dakota Department of Transportation (DOT) will continue the Grand Crossing project with a tentative start in the first week in May, as long as the weather cooperates. At a meeting held Tuesday, April 15, John Villbrandt led the discussion with the primary contractor and sub-contractors on the schedule and timing of the project. The group, which included representation […]

KATIE ZERR: No stars shining during senate debate

South Dakotans are in for quite a ride when it comes to their choice for candidates who are seeking Tim Johnson’s U.S. Senate seat. I had the honor and the privilege of being one of three journalists chosen to ask questions at the South Dakota Newspaper Association’s U.S. Senate candidate debate held in Pierre this weekend. After being a part […]

Tiger 1600 team one of 11 Early Bird record setters

By Jay Davis With the Mobridge-Pollock 1600-meter relay team leading the way, 11 records fell at the Mobridge-Pollock Early Bird Meet on Thursday. The mile relay team got its season off with a record-breaking time of three minutes, 36.31 seconds in the 1600. The Tigers held the old record with a 3:38.97 run at last spring’s Early Bird. Jason Hill, […]

Lady Tigers win Big Dakota golf title

By Jay Davis The Lady Tigers teed off the new season by becoming conference champions. Mobridge-Pollock used a team score of 294 to win the Big Dakota Conference Golf Tournament in Chamberlain on Thursday. “It was fun to go out and get a victory out of the gate,” said coach Jason Weisbeck. “Our veteran golfers did well, all things considered. […]

Austin Borah wins MVP at Rob Luecke invite

By Jay Davis Austin Borah led the Tigers to a hugely successful afternoon, being named the Jay Swisher Running Events MVP at the Groton “Rob Luecke” Invitational track and field meet on Tuesday. Borah won the 400-meter dash and took second in the 200-meter dash, while anchoring the 800-meter and 1600-meter relay team to victory. His winning time in the […]

Ruth Caplinn passes

Funeral services for Ruth Caplinn, 87, of Mobridge, were held Wednesday, April 16, 2014, at Bethany Lutheran Church, rural Selby. Burial was in the church cemetery under the direction of Kesling Funeral Home of Mobridge. Ruth passed away Friday, April 11, 2014, at Golden LivingCenter in Mobridge. Ruth Clarine Byre was born to Charles and Ethel (Gustafson) Byre and raised […]

Joseph Wingerters’ family was first and foremost

Joseph Wingerter, 83, of Mandan, N.D., died Sunday, April 6, 2014, at Good Samaritan Center in Mott, N.D., surrounded by his loving family. Requiem Mass was held Saturday, April 12, 2014, at St. Michael’s Traditional Catholic Church in Mandan. Burial was in St. Philomena’s Catholic Cemetery in Selfridge, N.D. Joseph was born on Sept. 23, 1930, to Quinton and Philomena […]

Time was right for new job

By Travis Svihovec The position of director of marketing at Mobridge Regional Hospital and Clinics opened up at just the right time for Val Ford. Val (Faehnrich) is a 1995 graduate of Mobridge High School. In 1999 she earned a dental assistant degree from Lake Area Vo-Tech in Watertown. She spent one year as a dental assistant in Sioux Falls, […]

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