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JAY DAVIS: Sorry Cowboys, Ravens fans, you did not get robbed

I was asked this week if I was going to predict the NFC and AFC championship games in Ball Five this week. I just might, but first I want to talk about the key plays in two games from this past weekend. The offended teams and their fans aren’t happy, but that’s the way it goes. The first has to […]

Board works on understanding assessment scores

The Mobridge-Pollock School Board Monday, Jan. 12, revisited the capital outlay spending in the five-year plan with technology in mind and took steps to gain a better understanding the new achievement levels and cut scores in Smarter Balance assessments. Mobridge-Pollock Superintendent Tim Frederick shred information received in the past two weeks concerning the Smarter Balanced assessments. He told the group […]

Local team wins tournament

A cool, partly sunny day was perfect for lunkers as fat, healthy walleye tipped the scales at the 14th Annual Mobridge Chamber of Commerce Tourism Committee Ice Fishing Tournament. The three-day event that began on Thursday, Jan. 8 with the fishing expo at Scherr-Howe Event Center was deemed a success by organizers and anglers alike. Volunteers weighed nearly 1,100 walleye […]

KATIE ZERR: Why can’t a dual strategy work?

As we move forward with another year, we will face changes in our government on the state and federal level. Rumors of a move to establish a strong trickle down economic plan swirl around Washington and in South Dakota the need to take care of our infrastructure is on the top of Governor Dennis Daugaard’s list. We can’t really argue […]

Lady Tigers start strong, finish stronger in win over Warriors

By Jay Davis A strong start and an even stronger finish gave the Lady Tigers a 52-43 win over Standing Rock in Ft. Yates, N.D., on Tuesday. After the Lady Tigers had led by as many as 13 points in the third quarter, the Warriors fought back to get within one point at 42-41 with 2:41 to play. The Lady […]

Defense leads Tigers past Midgets

By Jay Davis The Tigers cranked up the defense in the second half to post a 50-42, come-from-behind win over McLaughlin in McLaughlin on Tuesday. “Our defense took over in the second half,” said coach Tim Frederick. “We did a much better job on the back half of our press.” The Tigers trailed 27-24 at the start of the second […]

Big two claim Mid Dakota Monster titles

By Jay Davis Chase Schoenhard and David Jensen won weight titles at the Mid Dakota Monster in Presho on Friday and Saturday. Schoenhard won his second straight Monster title with a 6-4 win over Jason Hahlbeck of O’Neill, Neb. In the semis, Schoenhard beat fourth-ranked Tristan Lutter of Beresford 3-0. His opening matches were much easier as he registered first-period […]

Adam cooks what he catches

By Katie Zerr Settling into a new home, being the owner of a new business and working to renovate the business is a full plate for anyone, but Mobridge Hardware owner Adam Hayes seems to be taking it all in stride. Hayes has been busy since he and his partners decided to purchase Lind’s Hardware on West Grand Crossing last […]

Alice Brewer dies in Wisconsin

Alice Mae Brewer, 77, of Eau Claire, Wis., was called to her eternal home in heaven on Tuesday, Dec. 30, 2014, after losing a long, courageous battle with cancer. Alice was born on July 27, 1937, in Wakpala, to Michael and Maggie Lipp. She moved to Eau Claire where she met and married Gerald Thompson. They raised five children. Years […]

Jim Berwald loved fishing on the Missouri River

James “Jim” Delmar Berwald, 70, died on Jan. 1, 2015, in Mobridge, after a courageous battle with cancer. Jim leaves behind his children, Gigi Budinger, Jesse Berwald, Keith McKinney and Heather (Roberto) Mendoza; as well as his grandchildren, Jacob Budinger, Tayven Berwald, Basil Mendoza and Saffron Mendoza. Jim was born on Feb. 11, 1944, to Delmar and Susanna Berwald. He […]


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