Kocer pitches Cardinals past Claremont

By Jay Davis Cassius Kocer was in complete control for seven innings as he pitched the Cardinals to a 9-1 win over Claremont at Legion Memorial Field on Wednesday. “He pitched really well,” said player/coach Ryan Hoffman. “Especially after missing three weeks.” Kocer threw seven innings of five-hit ball and did not surrender an earned run. He struck out five […]

Warrant search nets five arrests on drug charges

By Katie Zerr – Editor’s note: Early Wednesday morning, it was reported that law enforcement officers arrested Stan Schily, 59, of Mobridge in connection with the investigation of illegal drugs in Mobridge.  Mobridge Police Captain Al Bohle reported an warrant was executed at Schily’s home on Tuesday afternoon, resulting in his arrest on charges of possession and or distribution of a […]

City ready for annual celebration

Traditions will unfold as families, friends, classmates and visitors gather in Mobridge starting today (Wednesday) for the annual Sitting Bull Bull Stampede and celebration. Hundreds of hours of volunteer work will culminate in the presentation of a legendary rodeo, parades and carnival wrapped around family and class reunions. It is the time of year in Mobridge when area residents celebrate […]

KATIE ZERR: Supreme Court’s decision is wrong

A divided Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) ruled 5-4 on Monday that closely held corporations cannot be required to provide contraception coverage for their employees. In Burwell v. Hobby Lobby Stores and Conestoga Wood Specialties v. Burwell (Burwell is the provision in the Affordable Care Act that requires for-profit companies to cover contraception in their health plans) the […]

JAY DAVIS: Cheering for U.S.A. easy, watching soccer hard

I donned my U.S.A soccer team jersey on Tuesday in preparation of the U.S. vs. Belgium match in the round of 16. I did little else, because, well because it is soccer. I have nothing against the sport, but let’s face it; here in rural America the game means very little other than it is a good game for little […]

Red Roof Mini Mall is a family affair

By Sara Bertsch ‘Where’s the pizza?’ is the first thought and overly heard joke to the owners of the Red Roof Mini Mall, which opened nearly three months ago. The Red Roof Mini Mall is located in the building that was formerly Pizza Hut years ago and is now owned by Carmen Gisi and her mother Virginia Sandmeier. Gisi and […]

Guests will get comfort foods when Merilee is cooking

By Sara Bertsch Whether it’s making an elaborate wedding cake or cooking a new recipe with fresh herbs, Merilee Welton can do it all. Originally growing up in Montana and Washington, Merilee didn’t move to South Dakota until 2002. “I love South Dakota. I tell people I wasn’t born here, but I got here as soon as I could,” Merilee […]

Wade While wins National Walleye Tour title

By Jay Davis and Blue Herron Communictions Mobridge angler Wade While took advantage of home waters to beat the fulltime pros and win the Cabela’s National Walleye Tour event at Mobridge on Friday and Saturday. “This doesn’t even feel real right now,” said While. “I’m pretty excited.” After finishing day one in third place with 11.74 pounds, While hit his […]

Eureka-Selby defeats Teeners in 11-6 game

By Jay Davis Eureka-Selby got off to a quick start and avenged a season opening loss by beating the Teeners 11-3 at Legion Memorial Field on Tuesday. Eureka-Selby jumped out with a five-run rally in the first inning. Brady Fiedler, Trevor Begeman and Austin Moser had three straight RBI hits before Chase LaCoursiere finished the rally with a two-RBI hit. […]


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