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R. Mercedes Olson passes in Illinois

R. Mercedes Olson, nee Lentz, 93, of Hoffman Estates, Ill., passed peacefully on Sunday, Jan. 18, 2015, at Sunrise Senior Living. She was surrounded by the love of the family as she passed. She was the beloved wife of the late A. Myron Olson; loving mother of Jim (Judy) Olson, Bill (Debbie) Olson and the late John M. Olson; loving […]

Cleo Burnette led full life

Cleo Rae Burnette, 66, passed away on Dec. 11, 2014, at her home in Lakeside, Ariz. She was the last-born child of parents, the late Andrew Paul and Emma Adel (Azure) LeBeau, on Sept. 26, 1948, in Sisseton. Cleo was a humble person and though well accomplished, she never liked to be the center of attention. Instead, she showered everyone […]

Shirley Jean Butler passes in Spearfish

Service of Remembrance for Shirley Jean Butler, 89, of Spearfish and formerly of Faith, will be held Thursday, Jan. 22, 2015, at 10:30 a.m. at the Leverington Funeral Home of the Black Hills in Belle Fourche. Burial will follow at Black Hills National Cemetery. Shirley Jean (Vojta) Butler was born Jan. 26, 1925, to James and Mae (Thomas) Vojta in […]

Darrell Sieck was decorated veteran

Arthur Darrell Sieck, 83, of McIntosh, passed away Sunday, Jan. 18, 2015, at Mobridge Regional Hospital. Military Burial will be at Black Hills National Cemetery with military honors. His lifelong family and friends will be casket bearers. Darrell Sieck was born June 21, 1931, in Mobridge, to Art and Martha (Tisdall) Sieck. He attended Selby School where he enjoyed track. […]

Paul Smith promoted Selby

Paul W. Smith, 91, of Selby, died Friday, Jan. 16, 2015, at the Good Samaritan Society in Selby. Funeral services were held Tuesday, Jan. 20, 2015, at Selby United Methodist Church. Interment with military gravesite honors, by Frederick Schauer American Legion Post No. 100 of Selby, followed at Selby Memorial Gardens Cemetery, under the direction of Lien Family Funeral Care […]

Local group to perform at Black Hills Stock Show

By Katie Zerr Four Mobridge singers will join together to sing the National Anthem at the Black Hills Stock Show in Rapid City. Abigail Fred and Kayla (Fred) Huber and Lauren and Taylor Brekke will open the afternoon performance on Saturday, Jan. 31, at the Rushmore Plaza Civic Center. The four, who call themselves the “Frekkies,” have all been singing […]

Three grills equals options

By Travis Svihovec When it’s time for TJ Knudson to cook, his biggest decision might be which grill to use. “I have a cheap charcoal grill, a Weber, and a Traeger,” he said. “I use all three. They’re all nice for certain reasons.” TJ, Mobridge-Pollock physical education instructor for grades 6 through 8, uses his grills to create the finished […]

Grapplers fill medal stand, take second at Gettysburg

By Jay Davis The Tigers had two champions and seven more placers, while taking second place at the Battler Wrestling Tournament in Gettysburg on Saturday. “We’re starting to wrestle to our capabilities,” said coach Spencer Novotny. “The young guys are starting to win matches we feel we should win.” David Jensen kept his record unblemished with a first-place finish at […]

Lady Tigers whip Crow Creek, drop game to C-EB

By Jay Davis Cheyenne-Eagle Butte got off to a fast start and then held off the Lady Tigers for a 53-47 win at Mobridge-Pollock High School Gym on Saturday. “We outrebounded them and forced more turnovers,” said Coach Lindsey Kramer. “We just had some problems putting the ball in the hoop.” The Lady Tigers struggled on offense during two crucial […]

Standing Rock ends Tigers’ road winning streak

By Jay Davis The Tigers’ quest for four straight road wins came up short as they were beaten 77-68 by Standing Rock in Ft. Yates, N.D., on Tuesday. After a first half that saw eight ties and seven lead changes, Standing Rock made its move midway through the third quarter. The Tigers held a 42-41 when the Warriors took the […]


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