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Chris Cook, 83, dies in Sturgis

Christine “Chris” Cook, 83, died June 7, 2015, at her home in Sturgis after a battle with cancer. She was the daughter of Leon and Hattie (Red Owl) Twiss, and loving wife of Stanley Cook. Chris worked as a medical records technician with Indian Health Services until her retirement. She was employed by Mobridge Regional Hospital in medical records for […]

Robert ‘Bob’ Hausman passes

Robert Keith Hausman, 67, of Weaubleau, Mo., died peacefully on June 7, 2015, due to complications from diabetes, at Citizens Memorial Hospital in Bolivar, Mo. Bob was born in Mobridge to Milton (deceased) and Betty (Jerry Oxner) on Feb. 3, 1948, as the first of eight children. The family lived in Mobridge until 1954 when they moved to California. Bob […]

Several MHS classes planning reunions during Stampede

The Fourth of July is reunion time for several alumni groups from Mobridge High School. The following is information that has been obtained from the contact sources: • The Class of 1965 will gather for their 50th class reunion on Friday, July 3, for the 4 p.m. parade. They will meet at Rick’s afterward for a buffet. Contact: Linda Chandler […]

Annual sugar cookie event turns into home invasion

By Katie Zerr Once a year hundreds of sugar cookies take over her grandmother’s house, laying across all of the flat surfaces thanks to the baking prowess of Carli Fuhrer and her extended family. Every year her mom’s side (the Steckmans) of the family get together around Christmas time to bake cookies. “A normal family would get together and bake […]

KATIE ZERR: PC conversation suppresses views

This week the national news was awash with the story of the president of the Spokane NAACP chapter who had lied about her race, claiming to be black. The weeks before the national media was enthralled with Bruce Jenner’s transition to Caitlyn Jenner. The tap dance known as political correctness (PC) is in full force as journalists and talking heads […]

13-14 Teeners rally for two come-from-behind wins

By Jay Davis The Mobridge 13-14 Teeners showed perseverance with two come-from-behind wins this week, rallying for 7-6 wins over Sully Buttes on Thursday and Lead-Deadwood on Saturday. Both games were played at Legion Memorial Field. Teener coach Chase Schoenhard said his players are showing a never-say-die attitude late in games. “They want to win,” said Schoenhard. “They never give […]

Mobridge-Selby 15-16 Teeners take third at Northville tourney

By Jay Davis When neither Mobridge nor Selby had enough numbers to field their own team, they joined forces to form a 15-16 Teeners baseball team. The co-op proved fruitful in the early going as the Mobridge-Selby Schockers took third place at the Matt Cox Memorial Tournament in Northville over the weekend. Mobridge-Selby opened the tournament with a 13-2 win […]

JAY DAVIS: A ray of sunshine was brought to a rainy day

Gloomy, wet days can make a person feel blah. There can seem no motivation for feeling excited when the sun is nowhere to be found. But a Cubs fan can perk right up if the right news comes brimming from headlines. I’m talking about yesterday afternoon when news broke that the St. Louis Cardinals might be in trouble for hacking […]

Courts allow more delays for Jansen

Once again the federal and state trials of former Walworth County State’s Attorney Christopher Jansen have been delayed. Jansen 35, was scheduled  to appearin court in July to face federal charges including sexual exploitation of a child, distribution of material involving the sexual exploitation of minors and possession of child pornography.  The federal charges stem from photographs and video files […]

Building down, debris still on site

Dealing with the ongoing issues concerning the former Phanstiel Apartments building will continue a bit longer for the Mobridge City Council as the building is down, but the rubble remains. On Monday, June 15, the council heard councilwoman Amy Cerney report that the owners of the building, Rhett and Suzanne Albers, had contacted her concerning the situation. She said they […]


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