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Cooking chores go Jamie’s way

By Travis Svihovec Jamie and Alice (Spiry) Hare have found a unique way to divide the cooking chores at their house. “We rarely cook, but when we do it’s usually me,” Jamie said. Jamie, 50, has been Walworth County State’s Attorney for two years. He is a graduate of T.F. Riggs High School in Pierre. He joined the Air Force […]

Ben Thompson releases “Mobridge in History: Lewis and Clark, to Sitting Bull to the Mobridge State Bank”

By Travis Svihovec Former Mobridge resident Ben Thompson has written a book titled “Mobridge in History: Lewis and Clark, to Sitting Bull to the Mobridge State Bank.” The book includes 19 chapters on subjects including the Louisiana Purchase and the Corps of Discovery, the fur trade and the area’s original inhabitants, early Mobridge, stories from Thompson’s family history, and the […]

Mike Gant lived fisherman’s dream

Michael “Mike” Gant, 58, of Mobridge and formerly of Hawarden, Iowa, died unexpectedly on Monday, Nov. 24, 2014. He was employed by the Mobridge-Pollock School District. Memorial services will be at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 20, 2014, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Hawarden. Visitation will be from noon to 7 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 19, at Porter Funeral […]

Dee Sharpe taught all over Midwest

Funeral services for Delilah “Dee” M. Sharpe, 74, of Mobridge, were held Wednesday, Dec. 10, 2014, at the United Congregational Church in Mobridge. Burial was in the Graceland Cemetery, Oacoma, under the direction of Kesling Funeral Home of Mobridge. Dee passed away Saturday, Dec. 6, 2014, at Mobridge Region Hospital. Delilah Marie Boreson Sharpe was born on Aug. 9, 1940, […]

Andy Voller was proud of farm

Mass of Christian Burial for Andrew “Andy” Voller, 78, of Mobridge and formerly of Timber Lake, was celebrated on Tuesday, Dec. 12, 2014, at Holy Cross Catholic Church in Timber Lake. Burial was at the North Dakota Veteran’s Cemetery, Mandan, N.D., under the direction of Kesling Funeral Home of Mobridge. Andrew passed away Thursday, Dec. 4, 2014, at Mobridge Regional […]

Tigers look to have deep hoops squad

By Jay Davis The Tiger basketball team is readying for the new season with a team that has a lot of players working hard to find their niche on the squad. Returning starting seniors Mason Keller (6’0”), Preston Frederick (6’1”) and Reece Wientjes (6’2”) are all in place, but the other starters and the main guys off the bench are […]

Lady Tigers can finally say experience matters

By Jay Davis With a new coaching staff and a roster that returns the entire team, the Lady Tigers are looking to put a few more games in the win column this year. “I’m excited and the girls are excited,” said first-year head coach Lindsey Kramer. After having a team full of underclassmen for two years, the Lady Tigers will […]

Jensen, Schoenhard take first at Stanley County

By Jay Davis David Jensen and Chase Schoenhard won titles at the season-opening Stanley County Invitational in Ft. Pierre on Saturday. All nine varsity wrestlers placed as Isaac Olson took third, Kegan Pearman, Jaden Madison and Quinten Fish took fifth and Nathan Bauer, Joseph Avalos and Dalton Martian took sixth. Adding to the day, Kaan Emir took sixth as a […]

JAY DAVIS: Playoff already under scrutiny

It didn’t take too long after the final four teams for the College Football Playoff were announced that the clamoring for an eight-team field began. It seems this is not just a world of instant gratification, but also a world of instant dissatisfaction. No one was going to dispute that Alabama and Oregon were going to make the field; they […]

KATIE ZERR: ‘We the People’ are the problem

Looking at the state of the nation, one would not know that the economy is recovering, gas prices are hovering around the $2 a gallon mark, wages showed a positive upturn in recent reports and the stock market has been on a steady climb for months. The cloud of gloom that has permeated the airwaves for a number of years […]


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