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KATIE ZERR: Change of attitude needed on teacher pay

As the backpacks are loaded and slung across shoulders and tennis shoes are tied, children across the state are making their way to classrooms. They gather on the playgrounds or in the commons area, greeting friends and talking about their summers and getting reacquainted with their school. These are scary times for some of those little ones. They may be […]

JAY DAVIS: Bad loss in first game might be good omen

Talking football with first-year football coach Dan Merkel, he wondered aloud if he was the first Tiger coach to ever lose his first game by 50 points. Well, Danny, you are not the first, and if it is any consolation, losing your first game by 50 bodes well for the rest of your career. Bert Dent took over the Tigers […]

Thune: Washington faces numerous, tough challenges

Senator John Thune told a group of Mobridge residents that so many good things are happening in the community he expects the city to remain strong and vibrant in the future. Thune met with area residents in Mobridge on Friday, Aug. 28, as part of a swing through north central South Dakota. He also met with residents in Eagle Butte, […]

Jansen’s federal trial date moved again

The federal trial for former Walworth County State’s Attorney Christopher Jansen has been moved from October to December. Jansen has pleaded not guilty to federal charges of sexual exploitation of a child, distribution of material involving the sexual exploitation of minors and possession of child pornography. The federal trail was to begin next month, but court officials have once again […]

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The South Dakota Department of Transportation says chip seal and fog seal applications will be applied to Highway 1804 from Highway 12 to the WEB water plant beginning Wednesday, Sept. 2. Traffic will be reduced to one lane and guided through the work areas with the use of flaggers and a pilot car. Expect delays of up to 20 minutes […]

Krystal Magee is SDDVA employee of the year

By Jay Davis Krystal Magee of Sioux Falls was named employee of the year of the South Dakota Department of Veterans Affairs (SDDVA) at their awards program in Sioux Falls on Aug. 25. Magee, a 2008 graduate of Mobridge High School, was recognized for her commitment to their partners and her dedication to packaging claims. “Krystal is known for training […]

Kitchen is place for work and baking favorite desserts

By Travis Svihovec To Danielle McCollam’s way of thinking, if a dish is worth eating it’s worth making from scratch. “If I’m having chicken alfredo, I want homemade chicken alfredo,” she said. “I won’t eat mac and cheese from a box.” Danielle is dining services manager at Golden LivingCenter in Mobridge, a job she started about a month ago. She’s […]

Calvin Hepper was successful farmer, rancher, businessman

Funeral services for Calvin Hepper, 88, of Mobridge, will be at 10 a.m. on Thursday, Sept. 3, 2015, at First Baptist Church in Mobridge. Visitation is from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Wednesday, with a prayer service at 7 p.m. at the church. Burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery under the direction of Kesling Funeral Home of Mobridge. Calvin […]

Willis Blom enjoyed a game of cribbage

Willis Lloyd Blom, 90, of Selby and formerly of Philip and Mobridge, died Saturday, Aug. 29, 2015, at Good Samaritan Center in Philip. Willis was born on June 3, 1925, in Mitchell, the son of Jake and Letha (Thomas) Blom. He grew up on a ranch in the Stamford area and received his education in the Belvidere area, graduating from […]

Winner too much for Tigers in opener

By Jay Davis Winner let the Class 11B world know they are a team to be reckoned with in a 50-0 win over the Tigers in the season-opener for both team in Winner on Friday. “That was a butt-whooping,” said coach Dan Merkel. “They’re tough as nails. They’re going to be tough to beat.” Things started okay for the Tigers. […]


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