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Curtis Huffman takes 15th place at Eugene Marathon

By Jay Davis Mobridge runner Curtis Huffman had a big day when he finished 15th out of a field of 1,359 runners at the Eugene Marathon in Eugene, Ore., on July 27. Huffman is pleased with his time of two hours, 37.59 minutes and his high finish. “There were some pretty elite athletes there,” said Huffman. He got to finish […]

Alyssa Droog races at national meet

By Jay Davis Mobridge racer Alyssa Droog ventured into the unknown when she competed at the 2014 Rocky Mountain ATV/MC AMA Amateur National Motocross Championship at the Loretta Lynn Ranch in Hurricane Hills, Tenn., last week. “It was awesome,” said Droog. “It was a very good experience.” Droog finished the middle of the pack, placing 29th out of 43 riders, […]

Orth has big day at Mobridge derby

By Jay Davis A record crowd had the good fortune of watching a local driver have a huge day at the Mobridge Demolition Derby at the rodeo grounds on Saturday. “It’s our largest crowd to date,” said Kurt Neumiller of the Mobridge Rodeo Association. “I think they saw a pretty good derby.” A paid attendance of 1,470 derby fans saw […]

Everything tasted better at Charlotte’s house

Charlotte Barth, 77, of Pierre, died on July 29, 2014, at Avera St. Mary’s Transitional Care Unit in Pierre. Funeral services were held Friday, Aug. 1, 2014, at First United Church in Pierre. Burial was at Riverside Cemetery under the direction of Feigum Funeral Home of Pierre. Charlotte Barth was born on Jan. 17, 1937, to Alvin Geist and Anna […]

Jansen makes initial court appearance

-Travis Svihovec A Selby man accused of rape in Hughes County made his initial court appearance Thursday in Pierre. Christopher Jansen, 34, is charged with three counts of first-degree rape. He is being held in the Hughes County jail. He made his appearance via video and was informed of the charges against him. The only court document currently available in […]

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On Saturday, Aug. 2, two people were killed in a two-vehicle crash at the entrance to the Grand River Casino on Highway 12 west of Mobridge. According to a news release from the South Dakota Highway Patrol, Kaisagarr L. Tavia-Fiatoa Sr., 71, and Alma Faith Tavia-Fiatoa, 61, both of Eagle Butte, were driving in a 1996 GMC Sierra. As they […]

25 teams added to Mobridge Ice Fishing Tournament

-Haden Merkel, Sara Bertsch The Mobridge Area Chamber’s Tourism Committee held an emergency meeting on Tuesday, Aug. 5 to discuss the future of the Mobridge Ice Fishing Tournament. “The Committee wanted to give the anglers that had been fishing the tournament from the beginning the option of fishing it every year as a thank you for their loyalty,” said Haden […]

Relay for Life

Rice is part of Ryann’s meals

-Travis Svihovec Cooking wasn’t high on Ryann Davis’ list as she grew up. Her parents used to joke that if she ever was Cook of the Week they would get out the recipe for a grilled cheese sandwich. Well, this is the week, she’s now Sgt. Ryann Alexander, and she has several recipes in her file. “I cook a little […]

JAY DAVIS: There might be something to cheer about soon

There hasn’t been much to cheer about in Wrigleyville over the last three years. Maybe that is all about to change. When Theo Epstein took over as president of operations for the Cubs in 2011, there was a lot of work to do. And I do mean a lot. As soon as Epstein and new executive vice president and general […]


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