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Middle School Tigers compete in Pierre

Pierre Middle School Meet Eighth Grade Boys 100-Meter Dash: 1. Jarek Kindle, Miller, 11.567; 2. Jordan Chase, Mobridge-Pollock, 11.95; 3. Leander Austin, Pierre, 12.13; 4. Devin Letsche, Miller, 12.3; 5. Kyle Swanson, Chamberlain, 12.35; 6. Daniel Magee, Pierre, 12.44; 7. Cody Bevers, Miller, 12.74; 8. Jett Evans, Chamberlain, 12.86. 200-Meter Dash:  1. Henry Mullaney, Miller, 26.47; 2. James Ireland, PILC, […]

Gemar breaks her own BDC discus record

By Jay Davis Steph Gemar bettered her own discus record as part of the Tigers and Lady Tigers combining for 13 titles at the Big Dakota Conference Meet in Miller on Tuesday. Gemar won the discus with a winning throw of 134 feet, 3 inches, which is also the top throw in the state so far this season. Her old […]

39th Mobridge Area Art Show opens Saturday

By Travis Svihovec The 39th Annual Mobridge Area Art Show is April 26 and 27 at Scherr-Howe Event Center in Mobridge. The show is open from noon to 5 p.m. both days. Adult and student work will be judged, and special exhibitors will have non-judged display booths. There is no admission charge but donations will be accepted. More than 400 […]

Husband becomes taste tester

By Travis Svihovec Diana Lopez’ family likes her cooking, and even early in their marriage her husband Luke never let on if there was any problem. “I burned potatoes and hamburgers for the first two years,” Diana said. “He always said ‘Mmmm. Thanks, honey.’” Diana’s mom helped her get started. She taught her how to make fudge and cinnamon rolls […]

‘Aunt’ Wilma Wittmeier watched families grow

Wilma P. Wittmeier of Pollock, 75, passed away on April 15, 2014, at Golden LivingCenter in Mobridge, after a long battle with cancer. Pastor Floyd Haan, assisted by Rev. Randall Cloud, will conduct the funeral services on Friday, April 25, 2014, at 2 p.m. at Pollock Memorial Presbyterian Church in Pollock. A family service will be held on Thursday at […]

Richard Jensen rites are Friday

Funeral services for Richard “Bad Penny” Jensen, 60, of Glenham, will be at 11 a.m. on Friday, April 25, 2014, at Norway Lutheran Church, rural Glenham. Visitation will start at 5 p.m. on Thursday with a prayer service at 7 p.m. at Kesling Funeral Home in Mobridge. Richard passed away Sunday, April 20, 2014, at his home in Glenham. Richard […]

Gordon Haffeman dies in Cheyenne

Gordon J. Haffeman, 85, of Cheyenne, Wyo., passed away March 16, 2014 at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Cheyenne. Gordon was born Oct. 20, 1928, in Mobridge, one of eight children born to the late George and Annie T. (Mleziva) Haffeman. Gordon graduated from Mobridge High School in 1945. He graduated from the University of South Dakota, where he […]

Helena Bones dies in Ashland, Ore.

Helena Bones, 89, a longtime resident of Stayton, Ore., and recently of Ashland, Ore., passed away peacefully on the evening of April 14, 2014. She had battled with Alzheimer’s the past couple of years and the family would like to thank the staff at Skylark Care Center for their care. Helena was born on August 13, 1924, in Glencross to […]

News Messenger owner Kerry Larson dies April 15

Memorial services for Kerry Larson, 57, of McLaughlin, were held Saturday, April 19, 2014, at Redeemer Lutheran Church in McLaughlin. Kerry passed away Tuesday, April 15, 2014, at Mobridge Regional Hospital. Kerry was born May 27, 1956, in Watertown to Sherman “Shorty” and Ruby (Falde) Larson. He lived on a farm near Hayti until Nov. 16, 1962, when the family […]

Fiedler declines job, commission tables decision on position

Adam Fiedler told the Walworth County Commissioners Tuesday, April, 22, that he is not interested in taking the combined position of emergency manager and weed and pest control. Fiedler had told the board at the April 8 meeting that he would consider the position, but he had been offered a full-time position at his current place of employment and was […]


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