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400 entered in Mobridge Art Show

By Travis Svihovec More than 400 pieces of adult and student artwork will be judged at the 40th Annual Mobridge Area Art Show Saturday and Sunday at Scherr-Howe Event Center in Mobridge. The event is open from noon to 5 p.m. each day. There is no admission charge, but donations will be accepted. Ribbons and cash prizes will be awarded […]

Grass fire burns 480 near Tower Hill

A large contingent of area firefighters used their training and manpower Sunday, to knock down a grassfire east of Mobridge, one that had all of the ingredients for disaster. High winds and dry conditions combined to make the treacherous conditions as fire broke out in a ditch on the south side of U.S. Highway 12. According to Walworth County Sheriff […]

Jim Marin was civic-minded, involved in community

Funeral services for Leroy C. “Jim” Marin, 89, of Mobridge, will be held at 10 a.m. on Friday, April 17, 2015, at Trinity Lutheran Church. Burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery under the direction of Kesling Funeral Home of Mobridge. Visitation will be Thursday, April 16, from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Kesling Funeral Home with a prayer service […]

Ice cream is spring tradition

By Katie Zerr With a bowl of homemade ice cream in hand, Shirley Masteller sat on the porch of her New Evarts home on the shores of Lake Oahe, laughing about misadventures from her kitchen. A bit reluctant to call herself a cook, Shirley can call herself many things from artist, to gardener to a contented countrywoman. Contented maybe, but […]

School board to explore salary increases

-By Katie Zerr – A Mobridge-Pollock School Board member stood up to issue a challenge to fellow board members Monday, April 13, imploring them to increase the salaries of district teachers. After reciting statistics from a recent survey by the School Administrators of South Dakota, Jane Looyenga said she is tired of hearing about the dire teaching situation in South […]

Track team earns three wins at Rob Luecke Invite

By Jay Davis Mobridge-Pollock earned three wins at the Rob Luecke Invite in Groton on Tuesday. Mason Keller won the 400-meter dash for the second straight meet. He ran the loop in 54.53 seconds, while adding a third-place finish in the 200 and a fourth-place finish in the 100. Carson Keller threw past the competition to win the shot put. […]

KATIE ZERR: Use of deadly force sometimes necessary

This past year reports of police using force against those they are arresting have been the favorite topic of the national media. Some of what we are seeing and hearing is the most deplorable of acts. The April 7 shooting of Walter Scott by Officer Michael Slager has to be one of the most disturbing of all of these events. […]

Mason Keller wins four Early Bird titles

By Jay Davis Tiger senior Mason Keller started his final campaign with a four-win day at the Mobridge Early Bird Track Meet held Friday at Tiger Stadium. Keller swept the sprints, winning the 100-, 200- and 400-meter dashes, and rounded his day out by anchoring the winning 400-meter relay team. He set a new Early Bird record in the 100 […]

JAY DAVIS: Rotary/Tiger Relays are actuality this Friday

The weather forecast for Friday is 70 degrees with sunny skies and gusty winds 20 to 30 mph developing later in the day. That forecast is significant because, drum roll please, there will be a Rotary/Tiger Relays this year! It hasn’t been easy to get the annual relays in. The last time the weather permitted the meet was in 2012. […]

No Title

A small percentage of registered voters, only 10 percent, went to the polls in Mobridge  on Tuesday, April 14, to vote on the liquor law ordinance. With 236 voters casting ballots, the yes votes, 152, will allow the ordinance to go on the books. There were 84 votes cast against the ordinance. The ordinance will allow the city to issue […]


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