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Teeners defeat Dell Rapids 7-3

By Jay Davis Day two of the VFW Class A 13-14 Baseball Tournament: Mobridge scored in five different innings to back the complete game by Noah Bauer in a 7-3 win over Dell Rapids in the consolation semifinals on Saturday in the VFW Class A 13-14 Baseball Tournament at Legion Memorial Park. Bauer threw a four-hitter with just one strikeout […]

Lennox wins Class A 13-14 Baseball Tournament

By Jay Davis Lennox sent 15 batters to the plate and scored nine runs in the first inning, setting up a 17-6 win over West Central in the state championship game at the VFW Class A 13-14 Baseball Tournament at Legion Memorial Park on Sunday. Lennox tried to answer right away with three runs in the bottom of the first, […]

Gary’s place is in the kitchen

By Kendra Thorstenson Gary Wollman leads a busy life, as he is a gifted athlete, a Great Plains Family Restaurant cook, and God’s missionary. These three things are very obvious priorities in Gary’s life. His parents are Johnny and Margie and he has three younger siblings: Grace, Anthony, and Katelyn. Gary will be a senior at Mobridge-Pollock High School this […]

Frieda Wessel was a creative homemaker

Frieda Wessel, 96, of Rapid City and formerly of Mobridge, passed away on Monday, July 20, 2015, at Rapid City Regional Hospital Hospice House. Frieda was born on March 2, 1919, in Montana, to Adam and Wilhelmina Rieger. In 1920 the family moved to a farm in Corson County near Wakpala where she attended school. She met Don Wessel when […]

C. Dwight Schweitzer helped with fall harvest

Mass of Christian burial for C. Dwight Schweitzer, 67, of Rapid City, was held  on Monday, July 27, 2015, at Holy Cross Catholic Church of Timber Lake. Burial took place on Tuesday, July 28, at Black Hills National Cemetery under the direction of Kesling Funeral Home of Mobridge. Dwight passed on Tuesday, July 21, 2015, at Ft. Meade VA Hospital […]

Orpha loved her flower gardens and cats

Funeral services for Orpha Hansen, 86, of Mobridge, was held at 2 p.m., Thursday, July 16, 2015, with visitation held one hour prior to the service, at the Kesling Funeral Home of Mobridge. Burial was at Greenwood Cemetery of Mobridge under the direction of the Kesling Funeral Home. Orpha passed away on Tuesday, July 14, at the Mobridge Regional Hospital. […]

Witness information leads to arrest for grand theft

A group of residents alerted the Mobridge Police Department Tuesday, July 28, of a theft that included multiple firearms, leading to the arrest of the alleged thief. At about 6:30 p.m., a group of witnesses observed a female enter an unoccupied residence on Fifth Avenue West in Mobridge. Witnesses said the female exited the house shortly after carrying multiple firearms. […]

Ag land values hold steady in state, area

The cost of farmland skyrocketing during the past five years seems to have leveled off in the Midwest states, according to a report released this week by Farm Credit Services of America. In South Dakota, crop land, pasture land, hay land and range land showed dramatic increases during that time period. The price per-acre value of these types of agricultural […]

JAY DAVIS: This trend among youth needs to be stopped!

I am not normally an introspective person, but I have noticed a trend among today’s youth that is troubling and has had me doing some deep thinking. It is happening at my house and it is happening at yours. It is something that must be stopped. I am talking about, brace yourselves, socks with sandals. I know! They come into […]

KENDRA THORSTENSON: Shake it off and go to bed

With fall sports practices right around the corner and school soon to start up again as well, I have been thinking about my high school sports days. The wording of that last sentence makes it sound like it’s been decades since I last played high school sports, but in reality it has only been three years. Now that I have […]


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