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Tiger golfers open season at Milbank

By Jay Davis An extremely youthful Mobridge-Pollock golf team hit the links for the first time this season at the Milbank Area Poet Invitational at Pine Hills Golf Course in Milbank on Monday. Three Tigers played the tournament: sophomore Stone Jensen, freshman Noah Fried and seventh-grader Braden Goehring. None of the golfers approached the top 20 in the 16-team, 92-player […]

Family cooks supply Linda with many ‘go-to’ recipes

By Travis Svihovec When Linda Martin started learning how to cook for big groups, she had the right kind of help. Her mom cooked for her family and was also a chef in the restaurant industry. Her family gathered on a regular basis, with family members taking turns as host. “I’m from a large family. My mom is one of […]

LuVern Quaschnick had beautiful tenor voice

Funeral services for LuVern Quaschnick, 91, of Mobridge, were held Monday, Aug. 17, 2015, at First Baptist Church in Mobridge. Burial was in Greenwood Cemetery under the direction of Kesling Funeral Home of Mobridge. LuVern passed away Thursday, Aug. 13, 2015, at Golden LivingCenter in Mobridge. LuVern Jacob Quaschnick was born on Jan. 17, 1924, to Jacob and Margaret (Bischke) […]

KATIE ZERR: Insults, mean tweets are not presidential

For this voter, the amusement of Donald Trump’s presidential campaign has long past. Gone are the giggles when he says something outrageous that would not be accepted from any other candidate. Those tidbits of “political un-correctness” and insults of those who would question his so-called wisdom are no longer newsworthy, but have become just what they are: the defense of […]

Barbara Mateer dies in Alexandria, Minn.

Barbara Evelyn Coyne Mateer was born Sept. 9, 1929, in Aberdeen, the daughter of Earl and Anne Coyne. Barbara, one of seven children, grew up in Aberdeen where she attended school. Barbara was united in marriage to William Hugh Mateer of Sioux Falls on Nov. 8, 1952, in Aberdeen. The couple made their home in Minneapolis, Minn., where Barbara was […]

Martin Erck dies in Black Hills

Martin Francis Erck, 82, passed away with family by his side on Sunday, Aug. 16, 2015, at Ft. Meade Hospice in Ft. Meade, S.D. He was born on Dec. 2, 1932, in Mobridge to Martin and Pauline (Schosser) Erck. Martin grew up in Mobridge and graduated from Mobridge High School in 1952. After high school he joined the Marines in […]

Stroeder gives program on Blue Ribbon Task Force

By Peg Wunder Mobridge-Pollock School District Superintendent Tim Frederick introduced school board member Eric Stroeder, who is also the president of the Association of School Boards of South Dakota, to members of Rotary Monday, Aug. 17, when the organization met. Stroeder reported on the new Blue Ribbon Education Task Force. The task force is co-chaired by Sen. Deb Soholt of […]

JAY DAVIS: Softball coaches forgot to respect the spirit of the game

If you have ever or will ever coach youngsters, do not take a lesson from the coaches for the South Snohomish, Wash., girls’ softball team. South Snohomish was undefeated in pool play in the Little League Softball World Series in Portland, Ore. They had already qualified to advance through pool play with one game to play. Their next opponent, a […]

Council rejects Phanstiel clean-up bids

After significant progress has been made at the Phanstiel Apartment building site, the Mobridge City Council Monday, Aug. 17, rejected bids for clean up of that site. At the Monday, Aug. 3, council meeting, the owners of the building site, Rhett and Suzanne Albers, proposed to the council that they would clean up the rubble from demolition of the building […]

Engineer reports on condition of county jail

Walworth County Commissioners heard an engineer’s report on the condition of the Walworth County Jail Tuesday, Aug. 18, that concluded the 1909 structure was in poor structural condition. An engineer from Solien and Larson Engineering, P.C. of Fargo, N.D. visually inspected the three sections of the jail; the original structure, the 1999 addition and the garage. The report was based […]


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